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    People living in Melbourne’s booming north will be connected to train services for the first time, with the Andrews Labor Government getting on with the Mernda Rail Extension. The Victorian Budget 2016/17 provides $588 million to fully fund and deliver the project.

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    I will be writing a Blog in 2017 and beyond, keeping you up to date on what is going on in the Yan Yean electorate. I will be writing about all my parliamentary duties and everything that I do with the local communities I proudly get to represent in the seat of Yan Yean.

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NEW BUS SERVICE TO IMPROVE SERVICES ALONG THE HURSTBRIDGE LINE

Beginning today, residents in Melbourne’s North-East can catch the new Greensborough-Hurstbridge Link Route 343 bus that will improve public transport services for students, workers and commuters along the Hurstbridge line. Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward today welcomed the start of the new service for the new route that operates between Greensborough and Hurstbridge Stations including to Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge Stations, as well as local schools, St Helena Marketplace and Melbourne Polytechnic Greensborough TAFE Campus. Buses will run every 20 to 30 minutes during the weekday peak, and every 50 to 60 minutes from 6:30 am until 9:30 pm Monday to Friday outside of peak times. For example from Greensborough station between 5pm-7pm the Route 343 will provide 7 extra services to Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge statio The Andrews Government is investing $395 million to run more trains and more services on the Hurstbridge line including the removal of the Lower Plenty Road level crossing and duplication of the track between Heidelberg and Rosanna. Two new buses have been purchased to service the route, an investment of $1 million in Victorian manufacturing and the service will create two new local jobs at Panorama Coaches.   The Diamond Creek bus company now employs over 100 people and is one of Nillumbik’s biggest private employers. Route 343 will also service the new Diamond Creek Bus Interchange, which opened in March, making it safer and easier for passengers to change between buses and trains. Passengers can visit ptv.vic.gov.au, or call 1800 800 007 for more information about Route 343. Route 343 will also stop at the Diamond Creek Bus Interchange, making it safer and easier for passengers to change between buses and trains. The new service has been introduced as the Andrews Labor Government is investing $395 million to run more trains, more often on the Hurstbridge line. The Hurstbridge line upgrade will also remove two dangerous and congested level crossings – at Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna – and build a second track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, so more services can be added in future. For more information about Route 343 services, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Dannielle Green: “The new Route 343 bus will give local residents more options to get to school, work and the local shops.” “Whether you’re travelling to Greensborough Plaza or St Helena Secondary College, we are getting people where they need to go safer and sooner.” Quotes attributable to Member for Eltham Vicki Ward: “We’ve listened to local residents and that’s why we’re investing in more bus routes to give you more ways to get around.” “We promised this new service and we’re delivering – giving local passengers more reasons to use our even better bus services.”

NEW BUS SERVICE TO IMPROVE SERVICES ALONG THE HURSTBRIDGE LINE

Beginning today, residents in Melbourne’s North-East can catch the new Greensborough-Hurstbridge Link Route 343 bus that will improve public transport services for students, workers and commuters along the Hurstbridge line. Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward today welcomed the start of the new service for the new route that operates between Greensborough and Hurstbridge Stations including to Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge Stations, as well as local schools, St Helena Marketplace and Melbourne Polytechnic Greensborough TAFE Campus. Buses will run every 20 to 30 minutes during the weekday peak, and every 50 to 60 minutes from 6:30 am until 9:30 pm Monday to Friday outside of peak times. For example from Greensborough station between 5pm-7pm the Route 343 will provide 7 extra services to Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge statio The Andrews Government is investing $395 million to run more trains and more services on the Hurstbridge line including the removal of the Lower Plenty Road level crossing and duplication of the track between Heidelberg and Rosanna. Two new buses have been purchased to service the route, an investment of $1 million in Victorian manufacturing and the service will create two new local jobs at Panorama Coaches.   The Diamond Creek bus company now employs over 100 people and is one of Nillumbik’s biggest private employers. Route 343 will also service the new Diamond Creek Bus Interchange, which opened in March, making it safer and easier for passengers to change between buses and trains. Passengers can visit ptv.vic.gov.au, or call 1800 800 007 for more information about Route 343. Route 343 will also stop at the Diamond Creek Bus Interchange, making it safer and easier for passengers to change between buses and trains. The new service has been introduced as the Andrews Labor Government is investing $395 million to run more trains, more often on the Hurstbridge line. The Hurstbridge line upgrade will also remove two dangerous and congested level crossings – at Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna – and build a second track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, so more services can be added in future. For more information about Route 343 services, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Dannielle Green: “The new Route 343 bus will give local residents more options to get to school, work and the local shops.” “Whether you’re travelling to Greensborough Plaza or St Helena Secondary College, we are getting people where they need to go safer and sooner.” Quotes attributable to Member for Eltham Vicki Ward: “We’ve listened to local residents and that’s why we’re investing in more bus routes to give you more ways to get around.” “We promised this new service and we’re delivering – giving local passengers more reasons to use our even better bus services.”

Improving kinders and childcare centres in Melbourne’s north

The Andrews Government is making sure more families in the northern suburbs can access better local kindergartens and early childhood centres by building and upgrading facilities across Victoria. Labor MPs Danielle Green, Bronwyn Halfpenny and Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program Major Grants, which provides grants of up to $1.6 million to build new facilities, integrate services and upgrade existing facilities. Local councils and kindergarten operators can apply for grants to build and significantly refurbish their centres across three categories, including: Up to $1.6 million to build children’s hubs for early years and family services, co-locating kinder with Maternal and Child Health services, playgroups and parenting support. Up to $650,000 to build new early learning facilities. Up to $350,000 for significant upgrades to existing facilities. Ms Green said the Government is delivering a record $70 million to build, expand and upgrade early years infrastructure across Victoria to ensure local families can continue to access improved local kindergartens, including $10 million targeting growth areas like the City of Whittlesea. “Research shows that children who have a stimulating, supportive and healthy start to life are more likely to do well later in life, while children who attend kinder score between 10 and 20 points higher on NAPLAN tests,” she said. Ms D’Ambrosio said the Government was making the necessary investments and supporting local government to improve local kindergartens. “We are improving kindergartens to make sure our kids can enjoy the benefits that quality early years education and care can provide, I am a great believer in early years education and I would be happy to write a letter of support for councils and kindergartens seeking funding,” Ms D’Ambrosio said. Families in the northern suburbs will also benefit from the Government’s $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, announced in this year’s Victorian Budget. Ms Halfpenny said the ground-breaking reform plan recognises the importance of providing families with strong support in early childhood, so kids are ready for kinder and ready for school. “It will mean parents can access improved parenting support and Maternal and Child Health Services, as well as higher quality and more inclusive kindergartens,” Ms Halfpenny said. Applications for funding through the 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program’s Major Grants close on 15 September. For more information go to: schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/CFCP-Major-Grants.aspx Media inquiries : 9432-9782.

Improving kinders and childcare centres in Melbourne’s north

The Andrews Government is making sure more families in the northern suburbs can access better local kindergartens and early childhood centres by building and upgrading facilities across Victoria. Labor MPs Danielle Green, Bronwyn Halfpenny and Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program Major Grants, which provides grants of up to $1.6 million to build new facilities, integrate services and upgrade existing facilities. Local councils and kindergarten operators can apply for grants to build and significantly refurbish their centres across three categories, including: Up to $1.6 million to build children’s hubs for early years and family services, co-locating kinder with Maternal and Child Health services, playgroups and parenting support. Up to $650,000 to build new early learning facilities. Up to $350,000 for significant upgrades to existing facilities. Ms Green said the Government is delivering a record $70 million to build, expand and upgrade early years infrastructure across Victoria to ensure local families can continue to access improved local kindergartens, including $10 million targeting growth areas like the City of Whittlesea. “Research shows that children who have a stimulating, supportive and healthy start to life are more likely to do well later in life, while children who attend kinder score between 10 and 20 points higher on NAPLAN tests,” she said. Ms D’Ambrosio said the Government was making the necessary investments and supporting local government to improve local kindergartens. “We are improving kindergartens to make sure our kids can enjoy the benefits that quality early years education and care can provide, I am a great believer in early years education and I would be happy to write a letter of support for councils and kindergartens seeking funding,” Ms D’Ambrosio said. Families in the northern suburbs will also benefit from the Government’s $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, announced in this year’s Victorian Budget. Ms Halfpenny said the ground-breaking reform plan recognises the importance of providing families with strong support in early childhood, so kids are ready for kinder and ready for school. “It will mean parents can access improved parenting support and Maternal and Child Health Services, as well as higher quality and more inclusive kindergartens,” Ms Halfpenny said. Applications for funding through the 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program’s Major Grants close on 15 September. For more information go to: schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/CFCP-Major-Grants.aspx Media inquiries : 9432-9782.

MAYOR’S LAME BLAME GAME

Yan Yean MP Danielle Green has defended the “amazing work” of the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) in Parliament this week, after Whittlesea Mayor Ricky Kirkham blamed the authority for delaying the Mernda Town Centre. Speaking in Parliament this week on public space opportunities stemming from the Mernda Rail Project, Ms Green said the Mayor of Whittlesea’s attacks on the LXRA were unfounded and obvious blame shifting.  “He is blaming the 2 year old Level Crossing Removal Authority, for over 10 years of inaction by the City of Whittlesea to build the Mernda Town Centre," Ms Green said. Ms Green backed the Level Crossing Removal Authority and their management of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.  Ms Green said the LXRA had managed excellent community consultation sessions throughout the design stage, worked with local residents to protect the environment and with builders John Holland are getting on with building the project quickly. “John Holland and the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) are getting on with this project. They are powering ahead at a cracking pace, but sadly not the Mernda town centre. It is sort of the Mernda mirage.”  Ms Green said. There is still no clear statement from the City of Whittlesea when the Mernda Town Centre will start construction, what the timelines are, or when it will be completed?  Ms Green said that the Council must make a full disclosure public statement about the future of the Mernda Town Centre.  “Whittlesea Council need to explain to residents when the town centre will begin construction, stop making excuses, stop blaming the state government, stop blaming the LXRA, get on and build the town centre and work to provide residents the multiple public space opportunities for community use.”  Ms Green said. Ms Green continued to advocate for public benefit leveraging opportunities from the Mernda Rail Extension including the use of new public spaces created by the project. “14 per cent of the 8 kilometre track will be above ground, particularly near the Mernda Park Primary School and also the areas abutting the Hawkstowe station and the Mernda station. These areas could be available for men's sheds, youth groups, community gardens, other recreational activities and maybe a bowls club.” Ms Green said.   Media inquiries : 9432-9782.

MAYOR’S LAME BLAME GAME

Yan Yean MP Danielle Green has defended the “amazing work” of the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) in Parliament this week, after Whittlesea Mayor Ricky Kirkham blamed the authority for delaying the Mernda Town Centre. Speaking in Parliament this week on public space opportunities stemming from the Mernda Rail Project, Ms Green said the Mayor of Whittlesea’s attacks on the LXRA were unfounded and obvious blame shifting.  “He is blaming the 2 year old Level Crossing Removal Authority, for over 10 years of inaction by the City of Whittlesea to build the Mernda Town Centre," Ms Green said. Ms Green backed the Level Crossing Removal Authority and their management of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.  Ms Green said the LXRA had managed excellent community consultation sessions throughout the design stage, worked with local residents to protect the environment and with builders John Holland are getting on with building the project quickly. “John Holland and the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) are getting on with this project. They are powering ahead at a cracking pace, but sadly not the Mernda town centre. It is sort of the Mernda mirage.”  Ms Green said. There is still no clear statement from the City of Whittlesea when the Mernda Town Centre will start construction, what the timelines are, or when it will be completed?  Ms Green said that the Council must make a full disclosure public statement about the future of the Mernda Town Centre.  “Whittlesea Council need to explain to residents when the town centre will begin construction, stop making excuses, stop blaming the state government, stop blaming the LXRA, get on and build the town centre and work to provide residents the multiple public space opportunities for community use.”  Ms Green said. Ms Green continued to advocate for public benefit leveraging opportunities from the Mernda Rail Extension including the use of new public spaces created by the project. “14 per cent of the 8 kilometre track will be above ground, particularly near the Mernda Park Primary School and also the areas abutting the Hawkstowe station and the Mernda station. These areas could be available for men's sheds, youth groups, community gardens, other recreational activities and maybe a bowls club.” Ms Green said.   Media inquiries : 9432-9782.

A stronger future for students in Melbourne’s north

The Andrews Government is providing support to make sure young people at risk of disadvantage in Melbourne’s north can continue their education and face a brighter future. Labor MPs Danielle Green, Lily D’Ambrosio and Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced applications are now open for a $1,100 Victorian Government scholarship to students who live in public or community housing, or who are at risk of homelessness. There are 230 scholarships available, designed to assist with expenses such as books, laptops and course fees. Ms Green said the scholarship program provides financial support to help young people to continue their secondary education. “These scholarships will allow schools in the northern suburbs to really make a difference in the lives of their students who may be experiencing disadvantage, so all young people can have the best possible chance at success,” Ms Green said. Ms D’Ambrosio said students are eligible to apply for a scholarship if they are under 21 years of age, experiencing financial hardship, and living in social housing or at risk of homelessness “It’s important that young people in areas in the outer north are given every opportunity to remain in school and see education as a way of achieving their dreams,” Ms D’Ambrosio said. Successful recipients of the scholarship will have the potential to achieve a good attendance record and successful educational outcomes during the year, and must be supported within their school by a staff member such as a well-being coordinator or counsellor. Administered by Kids under Cover, a not-for-profit organisation that assists young people at risk of homelessness, the scholarships have assisted 1,300 students in the last seven years. Ms Halfpenny encouraged teachers and local schools to get involved and nominate eligible young people. “The scholarships give young people the support they need when they need it most and I encourage teachers and local schools and TAFE’s to get involved in this great program.”  Ms Halfpenny said. Teachers are invited to nominate eligible young people in their school or TAFE. Applications can be made between now and the 30th of June. For more information go to www.kuc.org.au Media inquiries : Brian O’Connor 9432-9782.

A stronger future for students in Melbourne’s north

The Andrews Government is providing support to make sure young people at risk of disadvantage in Melbourne’s north can continue their education and face a brighter future. Labor MPs Danielle Green, Lily D’Ambrosio and Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced applications are now open for a $1,100 Victorian Government scholarship to students who live in public or community housing, or who are at risk of homelessness. There are 230 scholarships available, designed to assist with expenses such as books, laptops and course fees. Ms Green said the scholarship program provides financial support to help young people to continue their secondary education. “These scholarships will allow schools in the northern suburbs to really make a difference in the lives of their students who may be experiencing disadvantage, so all young people can have the best possible chance at success,” Ms Green said. Ms D’Ambrosio said students are eligible to apply for a scholarship if they are under 21 years of age, experiencing financial hardship, and living in social housing or at risk of homelessness “It’s important that young people in areas in the outer north are given every opportunity to remain in school and see education as a way of achieving their dreams,” Ms D’Ambrosio said. Successful recipients of the scholarship will have the potential to achieve a good attendance record and successful educational outcomes during the year, and must be supported within their school by a staff member such as a well-being coordinator or counsellor. Administered by Kids under Cover, a not-for-profit organisation that assists young people at risk of homelessness, the scholarships have assisted 1,300 students in the last seven years. Ms Halfpenny encouraged teachers and local schools to get involved and nominate eligible young people. “The scholarships give young people the support they need when they need it most and I encourage teachers and local schools and TAFE’s to get involved in this great program.”  Ms Halfpenny said. Teachers are invited to nominate eligible young people in their school or TAFE. Applications can be made between now and the 30th of June. For more information go to www.kuc.org.au Media inquiries : Brian O’Connor 9432-9782.

Campaigns & Projects

North-East Link

North East-Link Construction and Benefits Planning in the form of engineering investigations and community consultation will commence in mid-2017, with planning approval and procurement to take place in 2018 with construction to start under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. North East Link is estimated to carry around 100,000 vehicles a day upon completion, linking growth areas in Melbourne’s north, south-east and west.

North-East Link

North East-Link Construction and Benefits Planning in the form of engineering investigations and community consultation will commence in mid-2017, with planning approval and procurement to take place in 2018 with construction to start under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. North East Link is estimated to carry around 100,000 vehicles a day upon completion, linking growth areas in Melbourne’s north, south-east and west.

Building The Education State

Two New Tech Schools - Diamond Valley College - Yarrambat Park Primary School - Other Schools Being Upgraded

Safer Communities

Mernda Police Station - Keeping Victoria Safe - Action on Family Violence

Safer Communities

Mernda Police Station - Keeping Victoria Safe - Action on Family Violence

Better Public Transport

Mernda Rail - Hurstbridge Line Duplication - Better Buses