Archives for April, 2017

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From next month, local communities will begin to see the first 300 frontline police officers on their streets. These are the first of the 3,135 police the Andrews Labor Government is delivering over five years to make communities safer and drive down crime. Northern Melbourne’s..

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..

Diamond Valley To Benefit More From Shade

Three community groups in Nillumbik Shire have shared in almost $27,000 for some much needed protection from the sun. Labor Members Danielle Green and Vicki Ward today announced the recipients of grants from the second round of the Andrews Government’s Community Shade Grants Program. Ms..

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..