Thursday, 27 September, 2018 Height controls in Ivanhoe to give communities greater certainty about development will become permanent after Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne approved an amendment to the Banyule Planning Scheme. Interim controls in place for the past 11 months have been locked into planning regulation and ensure mandatory heights for developments within the Ivanhoe Activity Centre are restricted… Read More »MANDATORY HEIGHT CONTROLS FOR IVANHOE ACTIVITY CENTRE

Chandler Highway Construction

Major work is underway on the new Chandler Highway bridge that will slash travel times, improve reliability and remove one of Melbourne’s most notorious bottlenecks. The State Government’s Chandler Highway Upgrade will build a brand new bridge over the Yarra River at Alphington, widening the Chandler Highway to six lanes to get people through the area faster. The $110 million… Read More »Chandler Highway Construction

Construction Well Underway On Hurstbridge Line Upgrade

Work is well underway to remove two dangerous and congested level crossings, duplicate the track and run more trains, more often on the Hurstbridge line. A second track to Rosanna will remove the notorious section of single track between Heidelberg and Rosanna that causes delays and stops new services being added to the busy line. The Andrews Labor Government project… Read More »Construction Well Underway On Hurstbridge Line Upgrade

Public Housing Redevelopment

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $185 million to redevelop public housing properties at sites across metropolitan Melbourne, with an increase of at least 10 per cent in social housing. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley made the announcement at Prahran at one of the estates earmarked for redevelopment and said residents may see contractors undertaking initial site… Read More »Public Housing Redevelopment

Increasing Kindergarten Places In Rosanna

Rosanna’s Interlaken Kindergarten will offer an additional 22 places in their three-year-old program because of a redevelopment by the Victorian Government. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced the additional places at the centre’s 50th birthday celebrations. The Government’s $300,000 investment includes a purpose-built room for three-year-olds – with a new learning space, a children’s bathroom, a kitchenette and… Read More »Increasing Kindergarten Places In Rosanna

Chandler Highway Another Step Closer

Motorists are a step closer to seeing two major bottlenecks removed on the $110 million Chandler Highway Upgrade with four construction companies being shortlisted. The Andrews Labor Government has shortlisted BMD, CPB Contractors, Laing O’Rourke and Seymour Whyte to submit tenders for the upgrade with the selected contractor expected to be announced before the end of the year. Each of… Read More »Chandler Highway Another Step Closer

Work Begins On Rosanna Golf Links Primary Upgrade

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Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today helped turn the first sod at the $5.6 million Rosanna Golf Links Primary Schoolrefurbishment. Rosanna Golf Links Primary was allocated funding in the 2014-15 Victorian Budget for modernisation work, including construction of two new classroom blocks and an administration area, and improvements to the school’s library and deaf… Read More »Work Begins On Rosanna Golf Links Primary Upgrade

Darebin NDIS Community Forum

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national program that willprovide a new way of delivering services and support for people with permanentand significant disability in Australia. It will give people with a disability in the Inner-North more choice and controlover the services and support they receive, to live the life they want and playan active role in our… Read More »Darebin NDIS Community Forum

North East 12-Month Truck Curfew Trail

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The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to local residents, who  will be able to sleep and travel easier thanks to a new 12-month truck curfew trial starting today. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward were in Macleod today to officially launch the start of the trial. The 10pm–6am daily truck curfews will… Read More »North East 12-Month Truck Curfew Trail

$4 Million Rescue Fund for NMIT

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The Andrews Government has announced that Melbourne Polytechnic or Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) would receive $4 million in emergency funding to help this TAFE work towards getting back on its feet. This $4 million is a part of a $20 million TAFE Rescue Fund and will be used to support the Institute to rebuild its operations and training… Read More »$4 Million Rescue Fund for NMIT

Labor invests in health for families in Ivanhoe

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The Andrews Labor Government is putting the health of Victorianfamilies first, investing an extra $1.38 billion in our hospitals, ambulancesand health programs. The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides hospitals acrossVictoria with additional funding to help reduce waiting times in emergencydepartments and elective surgery lists. The increased funding will enable hospitals to admit anextra 60,000 patients and treat an extra 40,000 patients… Read More »Labor invests in health for families in Ivanhoe

Building the Education State in Ivanhoe

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Students in the electorate of Ivanhoe are big winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget. Viewbank College will receive $11.5 million towards a new performing arts centre, music classrooms and administration facilities. The Labor Government has used its first Education State Budget to inject a massive $730 million back into school infrastructure to build and upgrade schools… Read More »Building the Education State in Ivanhoe


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MEDIA RELEASE HON DANIEL ANDREWS MP Leader of the Opposition ANTHONY CARBINES MP Labor Member for Ivanhoe Tuesday, 29 July, 2014 ONLY LABOR WILL UPGRADE VIEWBANK COLLEGE WITH $11.5 MILLION Victorian Labor will upgrade Viewbank College, Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, announced today. Mr Andrews joined Labor Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines, and Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino,… Read More »ONLY LABOR WILL UPGRADE VIEWBANK COLLEGE WITH $11.5 MILLION

Racial Discrimination Act

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The Victorian Labor Party is opposed to the Abbott Government’s plan to make it easier for people to be racially vilified. Daniel Andrews, Leader of the Victorian Labor Party, has written to the Attorney-General, George Brandis, expressing our opposition to the proposed changes. In a joint statement, Indigenous, Greek, Jewish, Chinese, Arab, Armenian and Korean communities have also vehemently opposed… Read More »Racial Discrimination Act

Project 10,000: Labor’s Transport Alternative

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Victorian Labor has released our transport alternative, Project 10,000. Four months ago, Daniel Andrews announced Victorian Labor would be opposing Denis Napthine’s $8 billion East West Tunnel. Project 10,000 is our alternative vision for transport in Victoria. DOWNLOAD: Victorian Labor’s Project 10,000 As part of Project 10,000, Victorian Labor will: Remove our 50 worst level crossings Build Melbourne Metro Rail Get 5,000 trucks a day off… Read More »Project 10,000: Labor’s Transport Alternative

Share Your Story

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Due to the Liberal Government’s $826 million cuts to our health system, ambulance response times across Victoria are slower. In a crisis every second is critical but ambulances are being delayed by minutes. Emergency departments in our local hospitals are unable to cope with demand and paramedics are forced to wait longer outside hospitals until they can transfer their patients.… Read More »Share Your Story

Plan to Secure Local Jobs for Local Workers

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Thousands of workers in the services sector – including banking, IT and call centres – would continue to be employed locally under a new policy announced by Opposition Leader, Daniel Andrews. Under the policy released at the Victorian Labor Party State Conference, companies that employ services staff in Victoria would get preference for government contracts over those companies that have… Read More »Plan to Secure Local Jobs for Local Workers