Suburban parks and reserves across Melbourne will be given new life as part of the Victorian Government’s $10 million Parks Revitalisation Grants Program. Forty-one suburban parks will receive revitalisation grants to fund a range of upgrades, including new seating, barbecues, toilets, fencing, landscaping, lighting, shading,..
Archives for April, 2021
Viral fragments have been recently detected in wastewater samples taken from sewer catchments in the eastern, western, north-western and outer northern suburbs. Given the current prolonged period of no community transmission in Victoria, it is most likely that this is due to a person or..
Koorie kids, families and organisations will lead our efforts to better support Koorie students, under a new co-design initiative announced by the Andrews Labor Government. With funding of almost $3.7 million, we’re starting a state-wide consultation and co-design process that will deliver community-led changes in..
Stories of how Melbourne’s suburban communities coped during the unprecedented events of the past year will be shared in a new online digital exhibition. One year on: Stories of COVID-19 in Melbourne’s Suburbs was officially launched at the Melbourne Museum today. The digital display features..
The Andrews Labor Government is extending its support to ensure the lifeblood of grassroots community sports, including local clubs, associations and leagues, continue to survive and thrive. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced applications were open for a third round of the Labor..
A school in Sydenham will receive a funding boost to help get kids moving as they return to school for Term 2, thanks to the Victorian Government. Natalie Hutchins MP today congratulated Copperfield College in Sydenham that is among 96 schools across the state to..
Landmark buildings across our city will this evening be lit up to honour the four Victoria Police officers whose lives were tragically taken on the Eastern Freeway, one year ago. With today marking the 12-month anniversary of the deaths of Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor,..
Aspiring learner drivers from across Victoria are now able to sit their learner’s permit test online for the first time, with the Andrews Labor Government launching the new Learner Permit Test Online. The first 500 prospective learner drivers can now sit the new online test..
Families in Hillside will soon be able to enjoy more local open space facilities thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Melton City Council will receive $352,000 towards the Banchory Green Reserve upgrade from..
More than 5,600 tutors are working across Victorian schools to ensure no student is left behind in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The huge number is 1,500 more than the initial target of 4,100 set for the 2021 school year and includes more than..
Today marks thirty years since the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was tabled in Federal Parliament. It was a seminal moment in our nation’s history. It was supposed to lay out a clear path to reconciliation, and to justice..
The Andrews Labor Government is creating more opportunities for women and girls to lead on and off the playing field, through the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today opened applications for the second round of the Labor..
The Andrews Labor Government is backing multicultural young people with more opportunities to develop their skills and come together through sport. Minister for Youth Ros Spence has announced $450,000 for sporting organisations that deliver mentoring and skill building activities for African and Muslim young people…
A new Expression of Interest process will be offered to provide another opportunity for non-government schools to take part in the Andrews Labor Government’s Respectful Relationships program. Respectful Relationships is a whole-school approach, supporting schools to embed respect and gender equality in all aspects of..
Fifteen women are about to take the first step in progressing their dream of a career in sports broadcasting, thanks to a ground-breaking program from the Andrews Labor Government. Successful applicants will take part in the second round of the Change Our Game Making the..
Victorian public hospital patients will have access to higher quality, more culturally diverse and locally sourced food, with new standards for our health services to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. The new nutrition and quality food standards will be finalised and put in..