Media Releases

GIVING BACK TO OUR DEDICATED VETERANS

February 22, 2020

The Andrews Government is doing more to support Victoria’s veteran community by upgrading a dedicated mental health precinct. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott was at Austin Health’s Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital today to announce $75,000 to refurbish the outdoor area of the Coral-Balmoral Building. It forms part of the hospital’s dedicated mental health precinct.

The Government is investing $1 million to the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia so that they can continue their important work supporting members to be healthy, happy and to participate in society

MORE SUPPORT FOR OLYMPIC VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL – MAKING OUR NEW SCHOOL EVEN BETTER

January 28, 2020

Olympic Village Primary School has received a grant of $200,000 to build creative play and outdoor learning areas.  The grant, from the Inclusive Schools Fund, will provide shade to increase access and use of classroom connected courtyards, as well as developing a community recreation and leisure area, as an integral part of the school facilities.

The works will be a timely finishing touch to the new $6 million school in Heidelberg West. This saw the construction of the new school and demolition of the dilapidated old school, with students moving into their new ‘state of the art’ classrooms in Term 4 of 2019.

LOCAL CLUBS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR SPORTING CLUB GRANTS  

January 17, 2020

Grassroots sports clubs are being encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms, boost administration capabilities and improve training for officials.

Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP announced that applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019/20 Sporting Club Grants Program.

ST MARTIN OF TOURS PRIMARY SCHOOL CELEBRATES OPENING OF $3.5 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT

November 19, 2019

Local students now have bigger, better classrooms and new school facilities, thanks to the Andrews State Government.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today visited St Martin of Tours Primary School to officially open its new Mercy Building, which includes 10 new learning areas, breakout and seminar spaces and an undercroft parking area.

This project benefited from a $1.5 million investment from the Andrews State Government. It is one of the many Victorian schools that benefited from the State Government’s $120 million Capital Funding Program for Non-Government Schools.

Remembrance Day Services & 100th Year Anniversary of Macleod Avenue of Honour  

November 8, 2019

Remembrance Day services are held across Australia to commemorate and remember all Australians who have died from war and armed conflict, with a minutes silence at 11am on 11 November, as a sign of respect and a time for reflection.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP encouraged community participation in local services.

2018 was the 100th year anniversary since the end of fighting on the Western Front in World War 1, also known as Armistice Day.

RECORD GRANTS FUNDING TO PROTECT LOCAL HERITAGE

September 26, 2019

The Andews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s most important cultural landmarks and buildings with a record $3 million in grants from the Living Heritage Program.
Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP announced an $80,000 grant from this year’s program to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) for works for Napier Waller House in Ivanhoe.
The funding will enable urgent conservation works to the laundry, including structural stabilisation and drainage works, and service upgrades.

ROSANNA ROAD CAMERAS NOW ENFORCING

September 4, 2019

New road safety cameras have been switched on in Rosanna to slow motorists down and keep children, parents and other pedestrians safe.
Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines announced today that the new cameras on Rosanna Road at the Banyule Road intersection had started enforcing this morning.
Variable message signs will remain in place for two weeks to advise drivers that the cameras are now enforcing.
The Andrews Labor Government provided $900,000 for four new cameras along Rosanna Road, with the remaining two cameras at the intersection of Darebin Street to be activated by the end of the year.

FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS

June 25, 2019

Three local sporting clubs will receive funding from VicHealth through the Active Club Grants program. The program will support clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to get active by offering new female teams or programs and providing equipment.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines congratulated the clubs and said it was fantastic there would now be more activities, teams and opportunities for the community to get involved in sport.

DELIVERING FOR IVANHOE

May 28, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises and delivering for the people of Ivanhoe, with major investments in local schools, roads, health and public transport in the Victorian Budget 2019/20.

As part of a massive $1.8 billion investment in schools around the state, this year’s Budget includes $3.82 million to make sure students at Viewbank Primary School have the learning spaces they deserve, removing the older northern classrooms and delivering a brand-new permanent building.
Students and teachers at Macleod College are also set to benefit from this year’s Budget, with the Labor Government delivering $493,000 to plan for the upgrade of Block A which houses science and counselling rooms. Funding of $1.08 million will go towards planning and early work ahead of upgrades at Kew High School. This investment is the first step in delivering an upgrade including construction of a new two-level STEM building.

NEW POCKET OF OPEN SPACE IN IVANHOE

May 26, 2019

Ivanhoe will get a new pocket park as part of the Victorian Government’s $154 million investment in greening our growing suburbs.
Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines said the Waterdale Road Pocket Park would be established by mid 2022 with $1.3 million funding under the Suburban Parks Program.
Fifteen new pocket parks and nine off leash dog parks will be established across Melbourne after councils were invited to nominate potential sites that were then assessed by an independent panel. The park locations have been selected to ensure they are easily accessible by road and public transport or well-linked to bike and walking trails. 

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