Save the “Old Sydenham” Station

Save the “Old Sydenham” Station

Sydenham is on the cusp of losing one of its last historical buildings – the 1912, ‘Old Sydenham Station’ with a recent planning permit submitted to Brimbank City Council, requesting relocation by the The Mornington Railway Preservation Society.   Show your support to oppose the..

Cutting Power Bills with Solar Panels for 650,000 Homes

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will help Victorians save around $890 a year on their power bills with half price solar panels at no up-front cost. Victorians will be able to install a solar panel system for half price and pay the rest of the..

Workers Win Right To Portable Long Service Benefits

Workers in community services, security and contract cleaning now have access to portable long service benefits for the first time, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 has passed the Victorian Parliament, making long service benefits available to workers..

Free TAFE for priority courses

From 2019, TAFE qualifications in priority areas will be fee-free for Victorians across the system. Across Victoria, skilled workers are in demand! The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the projects Victoria needs and the people we need to deliver them. We’re focusing on giving..

Budget 2018-19 Highlights

Making training at TAFE free for 30 priority courses $3.5 million funding boost for Copperfield college to improve facilities $7.3 million confirmed funding for Western Autistic School $49.8 million for Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships to give secondary school students the opportunity to learn their..


Families in Melbourne’s outer West are enjoying a new state-of-the-art local school, with Taylors Hill West Secondary College officially opening the school for students today. Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins visited Taylors Hill West Secondary College  today to officially open it and meet some of..


After years of campaigning and working with the community for the removal of the congested Taylors Rd and Kings Rd roundabout, I am very proud to announce that the installation of a new intersection is now complete. The projected completed in January 2018 will improve..

Taylors Hill West Secondary College A Boost For The West

A principal has been appointed and building work is underway on Taylors Hill West Secondary College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins today turned the first sod on construction works and announced John Goodman..


The Andrews Labor Government will build a new ambulance station in Taylors Lakes, giving paramedics the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies. Taylors Lakes will also receive a new 24-hour team with 14 full-time equivalent paramedics and a new ambulance..

Early Recruitment Of Police To Put Academy At Capacity

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria Police with the largest single investment in the history of the force – funding thousands of new police to fight crime. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and Police Association..


The removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing on Melton Highway in Sydenham is one step closer. The Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins announced today that expressions of interest (EOI) for the design and construction of a road bridge over the rail line at..

Architects Appointed: New Secondary School in Taylors Hill a Step Closer

Architects Appointed: New Secondary School in Taylors Hill a Step Closer Update: The preliminary designs are in, have a look!   Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins, today announced the appointment of Brand Architects to design the new 7-12 Secondary School in Taylors Hill. The Andrews..


A NEW SCHOOL FOR TAYLORS HILL IS ON THE WAY Taylors Hill will soon have a new school, with the Andrews Labor Government providing $12 million to build a secondary school for the local community. Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins announced the funding as part..

$61.3 million funding boost for Footscray and Sunshine Hospital

An extra 7,000 patients in the West will receive care and treatment at Sunshine Hospital with a $61.3 million funding boost for infrastructure works at Western Health’s Sunshine and Footscray Hospital in the Victorian Labor Government Budget 2016/17. At Sunshine Hospital, $44.3 million means an..

Major Delays To Remove Choke Point On West Gate Freeway

The CityLink Tulla Widening is part of an ambitious program of road and public transport investment that is supporting Melbourne’s growth and liveability, including the Western Distributor and Melbourne Metro projects. The works will help to untangle a congested piece of road that has a..

Summer Newsletter Now Available

Natalie Hutchins has sent out a newsletter to every home in the electorate in order to highlight some of the great achievements and work occurring in our community. For the summer newsletter please click on this link: 2015-16 Summer Newsletter

Promise Delivered: Council Rate Cap Bills Introduced

Uncontrolled rate hikes will soon be a thing of the past, as the Andrews Labor Government tables legislation for the Fair Go Rates system. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the Fair Go Rates system, to be delivered in time for the 2016-17 financial..