Archives: March 2019

Supporting Men’s Health with Men’s Shed Boost

March 27, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is building or upgrading men’s sheds for communities all over Victoria.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today opened this year’s Men’s Shed grant applications while visiting the Banyule Men’s Shed, which has now been serving the community and supporting men in the area for ten years.
The Labor Government is investing nearly $900,000 to build, upgrade or refurbish men’s sheds, which play a key role safeguarding the emotional and social health and wellbeing of Victorian men.


Premiers’ Reading Challenge Inspiring Kids to Read More

March 7, 2019

Victorian children and young people are preparing to take on the challenge to read more books – as the Premiers’ Reading Challenge gets underway.
Minister for Education James Merlino has launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2019, with thousands of avid readers expected to take part at schools, in early childhood centres and in homes across the state.
Now in its 15th year, the Premiers’ Reading Challenge continues to inspire more children to read, helping to build essential literacy skills that support their education.


$29 million Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub redevelopment underway

March 3, 2019

The Ivanhoe community will soon benefit from a major redevelopment of the much-loved Ivanhoe Library.
The Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub is supported by a $750,000 contribution from the Victorian Government’s 2017 Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund (LLIP).
The upgrade will provide an accessible community hub with room for more books and computers, an arts gallery, informal theatrette, café, maternal and child health consulting suites, 11 meeting and collaboration spaces along with quiet and comfortable places for reading and studying.