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Students at Parkwood Green Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins MP today announced that Gray Puksand Pty Ltd..


The Andrews Labor Government will remove more level crossings on the Sunbury line by 2025, boosting safety and easing congestion for train passengers and local motorists. Since 2016, the Labor Government has removed three level crossings on the Sunbury line and built two new stations..


A range of restrictions will ease across Victoria tonight, thanks to the incredible work of our public health teams and every single Victorian who has done their part to keep our community safe from coronavirus. Following a reduction in community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria,..

Support Builds For Businesses Through Lockdown

New support will bolster communities and businesses most affected by restrictions to drive down the fast-moving Delta strain – and protect the health and livelihoods of all Victorians. An injection of $282.5 million means 90,000 Victorian businesses and sole traders will now share in up..

Extended Lockdown And Stronger Borders To Keep Us Safe

Due to the current level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria from the recent New South Wales (NSW) incursions, the current lockdown will be extended and travel to Victoria using Red Zone Permits will be temporarily paused, to ensure we run this Delta outbreak..

More Housing For Vulnerable People In Healesville

Vulnerable people will have more stable housing with an expansion and upgrade of residential rehabilitation services in Healesville supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins today announced more than $2.3 million to deliver two new buildings and expand the current..

Cash Support For Victorian Businesses During Lockdown

The Victorian Government will provide new cash grants for businesses affected by the short lockdown necessary to get ahead of the Delta strain, so they can have a strong recovery on the other side of the public health restrictions. Automatic payments will be made to..

Improving Community Safety In Melton

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local ideas to improve community safety and tackle the root causes of crime in the City of Melton, as part of a major crime prevention funding boost. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins today announced that the City of..

Building Better Family Connections For Female Prisoners

Women in prison will receive increased support to maintain and strengthen family ties – helping to reduce reoffending and help keep women out of prison when they return to the community. Minister for Corrections Natalie Hutchins announced the $700,000 investment by the Andrews Labor Government..


The growing ranks of the Taylors Lakes “Lakers” Football Club and Taylors Lakes Cricket Club, and the ETA Buffalos Soccer Club, will soon be preparing for the big games in stellar new female friendly pavilions. Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins today inspected construction of the..

Keeping People Safe And Avoiding Lockdowns

The Victorian Government has put forward a plan designed to keep Australia safe while we wait for the vaccine rollout – and do everything we can to avoid lockdowns. Building on comments made by Premier Daniel Andrews earlier this week, Victoria’s plan urges National Cabinet..

Reliable water supply in the pipeline for growing outer north-west

Work has finished on a massive new $22 million pipeline in Melbourne’s north-west which will provide vital and reliable water supplies to the growing region. Melbourne Water has commissioned the new Holden Reservoir Inlet Pipeline which can hold 47 megalitres – or the equivalent of..

Funding To Support Important Upgrades At Victorian Schools

More Victorian schools will be eligible to receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Minor Capital Works Fund. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially opened Round 2 of the Minor Capital Works Fund which gives government..

New Crime Prevention Strategy To Keep Victorians Safer

The Victorian Government has announced a new strategy to tackle the root causes of crime and build safer, more connected Victorian communities. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins today launched the Crime Prevention Strategy, backed by more than $30 million. The innovative strategy recognises that..

Improving Community Safety In Hume

Community-driven ideas to improve public safety in the Hume City Council area will be supported with funding from the Victorian Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins today announced that the council will receive an Empowering Communities grant of $700,000 to support community-designed and delivered..

Improving Women’s Safety At Night In The CBD

An innovative partnership in Melbourne to improve safety for women and gender diverse people travelling into the city at night will be supported by the Victorian Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins joined Lord Mayor Sally Capp to announce a $193,000 grant from the..

Supporting A Safer Corrections System

The Victorian Government has commissioned an independent review into the culture of Victoria’s prison system to help drive a safer, more inclusive environment for all staff. The review will also ensure Victoria’s custodial corrections system continues promoting rehabilitation, reducing recidivism, and catering to the needs..


One local group in Sydenham will share in $3million of VicHealth funding to help their communities reconnect and improve their health following the impacts of coronavirus and the Victorian bushfires. BrimActive Fitness are among the organisations to receive a VicHealth Reimagining Health Grant to: help..