Standing up for the North – Danielle Green’s Blog

ARCHAEOLOGICAL HUNT FOR THE OLD BRIDGE INN

The mystery surrounding the original Old Bridge Inn is expected to be uncovered as part of an archaeological dig starting this month at Plenty Gorge Park, as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project. The Old Bridge Inn, built in the 1840s, was once located..

Grants open to honour the service and sacrifice of veterans in Melbourne’s north

The Andrews Government will help communities across the northern suburbs commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans and educate the wider community about their service. Labor MP’s Danielle Green, Bronwyn Halfpenny and Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the opening of four veterans grant programs that will provide..

MERNDA RAIL OFFERS JOBSEEKERS A ONE-STOP SHOP

The Andrews Labor Government is helping jobseekers find opportunities on major Victorian projects with the launch of a dedicated Jobs Hub for the Mernda Rail Extension. The Mernda Rail Extension is set to create around 1,200 direct jobs – including 600 during construction – and..

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUTERS IN WALLAN

The Andrews Labor Government is making Wallan a great place to live, work and do business with over $5 million announced today to develop better roads and enhance the town centre for small businesses and residents, creating over 60 jobs.

Sporting Facility Revamping

The Andrews Labor Government is giving sporting clubs, sporting organisations and councils another chance to secure funding to build modern and safer grassroots sports facilities and new multi-sport indoor stadiums. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green said that applications are now open for the next..

A Budget for the North

Last month the Andrews State Government released our 3rd State Budget. Our focus was again on investment in much needed roads, health, education and extra police resources plus supporting local business all of which important in growing local jobs.

The search for outstanding women in Mitchell Shire starts today

Do you know an exceptional woman in Mitchell Shire? Nominations are now open for the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Labor MPs Danielle Green and Jaclyn Symes have today called on local residents to give an outstanding woman they know the recognition they deserve…

GETTING ON WITH THE JOB IN THE DIAMOND VALLEY AREA

The 2017/18 Victorian Budget has seen record investment in the Diamond Valley with funding for multiple infrastructure projects in Melbourne’s north and north east.  The Andrews Labor Government’s Budget also supports families where it’s needed most with a funding boost for schools, health services and..

GETTING ON WITH THE JOB IN MELBOURNE’S NORTH

Families across Melbourne’s north are getting the support they need from the Andrews Labor Government’s 2017-18 Victorian Budget, released this week.  Major investments in roads, health, education and extra police resources are the hallmark of this year’s State Budget. Roads Investment in road improvements across..

GETTING ON WITH THE JOB IN THE MITCHELL SHIRE

Families and businesses in the Mitchell Shire are big winners from the Andrews Labor Government’s 2017-18 Victorian Budget with the cost of doing business and buying a home slashed.  The Victorian Budget also supports families where they need it most with important investments in education,..

Mernda Rail Construction

Construction has kicked off on the brand new rail line to Mernda that will carry train services to the heart of one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas. I was joined by the Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan in Mernda today to mark the start of..

Premiers’ Reading Challenge

Eager young readers across the state and in Doreen and Mernda are getting ready to rise to the challenge of reading more books. Since the program began in 2005, more than 2.2 million students have read nearly 42 million books – enough books to almost reach from..

Mernda Rail Pedestrian Bridge

The Mernda rail station is going to be even better with a pedestrian entry overpass to be built over Bridge Inn Rd. Last month Minister for the Suburbs, Lily D’Ambrosio and I announced over $7 million from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) to fund a pedestrian overpass including lifts..

Yan Yean Infrastructure

Each year seems to get busier and busier and 2017 is no different. There’s lots happening in the north for good reason.  We are growing so we need to build the schools, early learning centres, roads, health services and public transport to service our growing..

Mernda Rail – Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Many readers will be aware that the Mernda rail project is underway, with construction starting this month.  The Mernda rail extension will deliver a much needed train service, but is a huge driver of local jobs as well.  Around 3000 jobs will be created on the project with 1200..

Annual International Women’s Day (IWD) Dinner

The 25th Annual International Women’s Day (IWD) Dinner was held at the Bridge Inn Hotel, Mernda in late March.  Around 100 people attended the evening event to celebrate IWD and pay tribute to an extraordinary local woman, Anna Russ. Dr Susan Alberti AC was the guest speaker and..

New Diamond Creek Bus Interchange

The new bus interchange at Diamond Creek Station is now open. It includes three bus bays, new shelters, better lighting and more seating to cater for passengers transferring from buses and trains at the station. The bigger, better interchange will cater for the new and..

Helping First Home Buyers

The Andrews Labor Government has abolished stamp duty for first home buyers in Melbourne’s north and across Victoria.  Under changes, first home buyers will have stamp duty waived on homes valued up to $600,000, which is a saving of up to $15,535.  These changes will..