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WHITTLESEA AREA TO PARTICIPATE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION TRIAL

Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, Member for Mill Park, Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Thomastown, Bronwyn Halfpenny, have today welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s decision to run an intensive community based support trial in the local government area of Whittlesea as part of a..

COMMUNITY SET TO ENJOY KAWARREN’S NEW COMMUNITY HUB

Kawarren is set to benefit from a newly redeveloped community hub, Echidna House, which will provide local residents with a place to get together, enjoy activities, access services and hold events.   Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria, Danielle Green, today officially..

Wattle Glen CFA to get new Tanker

Wattle Glen CFA is set to receive $100,000 for the purchase of a new medium tanker, as one of the successful recipients of the Andrews Labor Government’s $9.3 million Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. The new tanker is a four wheel drive vehicle, used for primary response to wildfires, for..

first sod turned for mernda’s new $15m police station

Groundbreaking construction has begun on the new $15 million Mernda Police Station, giving residents of Melbourne’s booming northern suburbs the dedicated police presence they need to keep them safe.   Visiting the station construction site at the corner of Pimpinella Pass and Bridge Inn Road,..

NORTHERN LEADS AS HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS HIT A SIX-YEAR LOW

The number of Victorian patients waiting for elective surgery is at its lowest level since June 2010. The latest Victorian Health Services Performance data, released today, shows the state’s hospitals admitted and treated 48,222 patients from the elective surgery waiting list in the June quarter..

FIGURES SHOW AMBULANCE SERVICE IMPROVES IN WHITTLESEA

New figures show Whittlesea patients are receiving a quicker response from their ambulance service. Released today by Acting Minister for Ambulance Services, James Merlino, the new Ambulance Victoria figures show significant improvement since the election of the Andrews Labor Government.   The average time for..

VITAL LINK REINSTATED AS PART OF PLENTY VALLEY BUS NETWORK

The Buslink between Whittlesea and Greensborough which was abolished by the former Liberal Government has been reinstated. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, said the former Liberal Government’s snap decision to remove the vital bus link was symptomatic of how little they cared about public..

MERNDA RAIL COMMUNITY CONSULTATION REPORT RELEASED

The Andrews Labor Government has released the summary report from its extensive community consultation on the Mernda Rail Extension. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green and Member for Mill Park, Lily D’Ambrosio praised the enthusiasm of the thousands of locals who attended information sessions and..

HELPING SPORT CLUBS GROW IN MELBOURNE’S NORTH

Football and netball clubs in Whittlesea, Nillumbik and Mitchell Shires will be able to update tired grounds and build the facilities they need with help from the Andrews Labor Government’s Country Football Netball Program. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, today announced a new grants..