Media Releases

DELIVERING A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL FOR MACLEOD

July 25, 2018

Macleod families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a massive upgrade to Macleod College.
The State Government will invest $4.9 million to upgrade Block A, which houses the science and counselling rooms. These tired old classrooms and facilities will be transformed to give students and staff the state of the art facilities they need to achieve their best.
In addition to this first stage of works, the school will also work with the Victorian School Building Authority to plan for future stages.

STATE GOVERNMENT DELIVERS MASSIVE BOOST FOR AUSTIN HEALTH

July 23, 2018

Austin Health will share in record funding to give more patients the world-class treatment and care they deserve faster, as part of a massive boost to health care.
Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today announced the State Government is investing $698.62 million at Austin Health. That’s $60.13 million more than the previous 12 months – a 9.4 per cent increase.

The funding for Austin Health has increased by $141.78 million, or 25.5 per cent, since 2014/15. Austin Health’s budget includes funding for an extra Intensive Care Unit bed.

$10,000 GRANT FOR HEIDELBERG PRESCHOOL

July 22, 2018

Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines has announced a $10,000 grant to Heidelberg Preschool in Orient Place.

The grant will enable paths in the outdoors play area to be resurfaced with springy, rubber surface material. As well as providing a more fall-friendly surface, the grant will help improve the amenity of the outdoor pathways for children and staff.
Heidelberg preschool has recently re-opened at Orient Place, following refurbishment and repairs after a fire in 2017.

LABOR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS MASSIVE FUNDING BOOST FOR MERCY HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN

July 22, 2018

Mercy Health will share in record funding to give more patients the world-class treatment and care they deserve faster, as part of a massive boost to health care.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today announced the Andrews Labor Government is investing $355.59 million at Mercy Health. That’s $52.61 million more than the previous 12 months – a 17.4 per cent increase

TRAVEL GRANTS TO HELP ATHLETES EXCEL

July 9, 2018

Rising sports stars are encouraged to apply for travel grants to help them take their skills to the next level.

Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP announced applications have opened for the 2018/19 Athlete Pathway Travel Grant Program.

The program helps aspiring Victorian athletes, teams, coaches and officials to realise their sporting potential through grants that remove the barrier of travel and accommodation costs.

CRIME DOWN IN BANYULE

June 20, 2018

New figures released today by the independent Crime Statistics Agency show the six-year crime trend that started in 2011 has been turned around, with people in Banyule experiencing a decline in crime rates for the past 12 months.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP said the investment in 3135 new police – the biggest police recruitment drive in Victoria’s history – funded by the Andrews Labor Government, was starting to have an impact on the ground – with crime in the Banyule local government area down by 2.7 per cent.

HERITAGE LISTED VIEWBANK SILOS RESTORED TO FORMER GLORY

June 15, 2018

The State Government has completed extensive restoration works to repair the three heritage-listed Viewbank silos in Melbourne’s inner north.

Last year, funding was provided to Parks Victoria by the Living Heritage Grants Program which is administered by Heritage Victoria. The final commitment of $170,000 enabled reconstruction of all three of the silo roofs, including additional strengthening works approved by Heritage Victoria.

HEIDELBERG HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES LOCAL HISTORY GRANT

May 30, 2018

Heidelberg Historical Society’s work to preserve our community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP congratulated Heidelberg Historical Society on receiving $5,346 for their specialist work in conservation of framed paintings and historic photographs.

STATE GOVERNMENT DELIVERS FREE TAFE COURSES

May 29, 2018

People can now get the skills they need with the biggest change to TAFE and skills training in Victoria’s history.
Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines welcomed the announcement in the State Budget that, from 2019, TAFE courses in priority areas will be free for students across Victoria.

VICTORIAN FIRST FOR OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN CENTRE TO FIGHT CANCER

May 8, 2018

More Victorian cancer patients will be able to access the world’s best ‘game-changing’ technology at the Olivia Newton-John (ONJ) Cancer Wellness and Research Centre to target and treat the deadly disease, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

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