Media Releases

Funding to Help Commemorate the Service of Veterans

December 7, 2017

Anthony Carbines, Member for Ivanhoe announced that Austin Health will receive $80,000 under the Victoria Remembers Grant Program. The funding will go towards the Colour Patch Museum at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.  It will enable consolidation of the history collection at the hospital into an effective storage, display and resource centre.

Important Funding for our Community Legal Service   

December 6, 2017

Anthony Carbines, Member for Ivanhoe today announced Banyule Community Health (formerly known as West Heidelberg Community Legal Service) will receive a $199,000 funding boost as part of a grants program under the Andrews Labor Government. The funding will include $100,000 to maintain and consolidate a part-time position for a dedicated family violence lawyer over two years. The remaining $99,000 will enable employment of an experienced family lawyer, to establish a Family Law Service, and will complement their family violence work.

Viewbank Silos Receive Facelift

November 20, 2017

Anthony Carbines visited the Viewbank Silos today to view the important restoration work being carried out on these heritage listed structures. The silos, which were severely damaged by storms in July 2016, are undergoing a $150,000 restoration thanks to an Andrews Labor Government Living Heritage grant.

The restoration works include the reconstruction of all three roofs and doors and renewing the timber fittings in the silos.  This will ensure the preservation and protection of the silos against the elements.

Connecting Alphington To The Darebin Trail

November 15, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will build a new link to give cyclists and walkers in Alphington a safe and smooth connection to the Darebin-Yarra Trail.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the Farm Road Link – a local extension of the Darebin Trail to be built as part of the Labor Government’s $18m Darebin Trail Link

Brand New Home for Northcote SES

November 14, 2017

Northcote SES volunteers will swap their flood-prone base for a modern operational hub, thanks to $3 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines to announce the Northcote unit will relocate to the site previously occupied by the Heidelberg West Police.

Strengthening Family Capability

October 24, 2017

The Children’s Protection Society, based in Heidelberg West and Berry Street Victoria (Northern) will each receive an additional $116,130 to deliver integrated family services that build capacity and work with more families at risk of becoming involved with child protection and out-of-home care.

Rosanna Families to Benefit from Brand New Classrooms

October 23, 2017

Students in Rosanna will enjoy a new suite of classrooms featuring modern facilities, thanks in part to the Andrews Labor Government.

Light Up Macleod Village Shops and Ivanhoe Sea Scouts

October 16, 2017

Macleod Village Shopping Centre and Ivanhoe Sea Scouts will benefit from Community Safety Fund grants to enable installation of improved security lighting.

New Life for Public Housing in Heidelberg West

September 15, 2017

The next stage in the Olympia Housing Initiative is about to reap rewards with tenants about to take up residency in brand new homes.

Refurbishing Bat-boxes in Wilson’s Reserve

September 14, 2017

The Friends of Wilson’s Reserve will receive $14,000 for refurbishing of bat-boxes to maintain habitat restoration, long-term environmental monitoring, community engagement and education.

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