HAVE YOUR SAY ON FUTURE OF THE YARRA’S BULLEEN PRECINCT

HAVE YOUR SAY ON FUTURE OF THE YARRA’S BULLEEN PRECINCT

The Victorian Government is continuing to deliver on its election commitment to protect the Yarra River with updated plans on the future of the river’s much-loved Bulleen Precinct now available for public comment The draft Bulleen Land Use Framework Plan sets a vision and planning objectives to guide future land use and development in the area. The Bulleen Precinct is… Read More »HAVE YOUR SAY ON FUTURE OF THE YARRA’S BULLEEN PRECINCT

FUNDING BOOST FOR WEST HEIDELBERG COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service is set to share in joint funding of almost $30 million from the State Government, and the Commonwealth, for community legal centres across the state to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). West Heidelberg Community Legal Service will receive $171,500 to support its continued delivery of frontline legal assistance services during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Member for… Read More »FUNDING BOOST FOR WEST HEIDELBERG COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE

NEW POCKET OF OPEN SPACE IN IVANHOE

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. Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the pocket park as one of the… Read More »NEW POCKET OF OPEN SPACE IN IVANHOE

$4.4M FOR MACLEOD COLLEGE UPGRADE

The Andrews Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today announced Macleod College will share in $388.8 million for 57 upgrade and modernisation projects at schools across Victoria. This includes… Read More »$4.4M FOR MACLEOD COLLEGE UPGRADE

NEW SAFE CROSSING FOR PEDESTRIANS IN IVANHOE

The Andrews Labor Government is making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross Livingstone Street, near the busy Ivanhoe shopping precinct. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today announced that works had begun on a $700,000 project to install new pedestrian operated signals on Livingstone Street, between Dudley Street and Wallace Street. The new signals will provide a safer crossing… Read More »NEW SAFE CROSSING FOR PEDESTRIANS IN IVANHOE

GIVING BACK TO OUR DEDICATED VETERANS

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 State Government is investing $1 million… Read More »GIVING BACK TO OUR DEDICATED VETERANS

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

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… Read More »MORE SUPPORT FOR OLYMPIC VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL – MAKING OUR NEW SCHOOL EVEN BETTER

LOCAL CLUBS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR SPORTING CLUB GRANTS  

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. The Sporting Club Grants Program provides up to: $5000 for training for coaches, officials and… Read More »LOCAL CLUBS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR SPORTING CLUB GRANTS  

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

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… Read More »ST MARTIN OF TOURS PRIMARY SCHOOL CELEBRATES OPENING OF $3.5 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT

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

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… Read More »Remembrance Day Services & 100th Year Anniversary of Macleod Avenue of Honour  

RECORD GRANTS FUNDING TO PROTECT LOCAL HERITAGE

The State 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… Read More »RECORD GRANTS FUNDING TO PROTECT LOCAL HERITAGE

ROSANNA ROAD CAMERAS NOW ENFORCING

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… Read More »ROSANNA ROAD CAMERAS NOW ENFORCING

FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS

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. The grants will also support clubs to introduce social and accessible sports programs to encourage more people to give… Read More »FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS

DELIVERING FOR IVANHOE

       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… Read More »DELIVERING FOR IVANHOE

NEW POCKET OF OPEN SPACE IN IVANHOE

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. Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the pocket park as one of the… Read More »NEW POCKET OF OPEN SPACE IN IVANHOE

SUPPORTING SENIORS IN NORTH EAST MELBOURNE

A new community initiative to better support isolated seniors living in the Banyule, Darebin and Nillumbik local government areas is about to get underway thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan today announced that North East Healthy Communities will receive a $80,000 grant to better support older people in Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs. North… Read More »SUPPORTING SENIORS IN NORTH EAST MELBOURNE

BANYULE PLAYERS SCORE UPGRADED LIGHTS AND PAVILION

Almost 1000 passionate footballers and cricketers in Heidelberg now have female friendly facilities and oval lighting thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. A $100,000 grant from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund has seen 100 lux lighting installed at Burkitt Oval, letting clubs train later and host night games. It will also free both ovals up for… Read More »BANYULE PLAYERS SCORE UPGRADED LIGHTS AND PAVILION

HONOURING VICTORIA’S INSPIRING SENIORS

Victorians are being encouraged to recognise the contributions made to our community by seniors and organisations by nominating people for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. Nominations are open today for the awards that highlight the role of seniors who inspire others as mentors, educators, role models, leaders or others who make a great contribution. Categories include the Premier’s… Read More »HONOURING VICTORIA’S INSPIRING SENIORS

Supporting Men’s Health with Men’s Shed Boost

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… Read More »Supporting Men’s Health with Men’s Shed Boost

Premiers’ Reading Challenge Inspiring Kids to Read More

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… Read More »Premiers’ Reading Challenge Inspiring Kids to Read More

$29 million Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub redevelopment underway

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… Read More »$29 million Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub redevelopment underway

MAKING KINDER MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR IVANHOE CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is improving early childhood services in Ivanhoe, with children and families benefiting from upgrades to make Fairy Hills Kindergarten more inclusive for children of all abilities. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the community run kinder to open its $734,000 upgrade. The upgrade includes an inclusive playground to allow for children of all ability levels… Read More »MAKING KINDER MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR IVANHOE CHILDREN

FREE TAFE KICKS OFF   

Students and job seekers can now take up Free TAFE training under the Andrews Labor Government’s $172 million program to make 30 priority TAFE courses and 20 pre-apprenticeship courses tuition fee free from this year. Anthony Carbines, State Member for Ivanhoe said almost 3000 Free TAFE students have started their training in January at TAFEs across Victoria – close to… Read More »FREE TAFE KICKS OFF   

KEEPING LOCAL FAMILIES SAFE AT ROSANNA VILLAGE

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will improve safety at the popular Rosanna Shopping Village, keeping local families safe. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines has today announced that Labor will invest $200,000 to install new flashing signs to make sure that traffic slows down and observes the speed limit. Labor has already removed the dangerous and congested Lower Plenty Road level… Read More »KEEPING LOCAL FAMILIES SAFE AT ROSANNA VILLAGE

A BIGGER, BETTER OLYMPIC PARK FOR HEIDELBERG

Families in Ivanhoe will be able to rely on great local sporting facilities, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver $1.5 million towards Olympic Park. Right now, despite record levels of participation, Olympic Park’s facilities are failing to keep pace. The funding will go towards the Olympic Park Masterplan, which includes new sports fields and lighting, upgraded playgrounds, shared… Read More »A BIGGER, BETTER OLYMPIC PARK FOR HEIDELBERG

A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR FORD PARK

Families in Ivanhoe and Bellfield will be able to rely on great local sporting facilities, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver $2 million towards Ford Park. Rapid growth at Ford Park’s sporting clubs is putting immense pressure on the facilities. This funding will go towards upgrading the playing surface, lighting, building new change rooms for players and umpires,… Read More »A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR FORD PARK

CARE AND COMFORT FOR OLDER ITALIAN VICTORIANS

Families in our state’s Italian communities will have peace of mind that their elderly loved ones are getting the care they need, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio MP today announced that only a re-elected Labor Government will provide $625,000 to Assisi Centre Aged Care towards the re-purposing of Laveter House… Read More »CARE AND COMFORT FOR OLDER ITALIAN VICTORIANS

NEW CLASSROOMS AND BETTER FACILITIES FOR IVANHOE PRIMARY

Ivanhoe students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Government. Treasurer of Victoria Tim Pallas and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today visited Ivanhoe Primary School to officially open the school’s $2 million upgrade. A relocatable building has been replaced with a permanent prep building and students now have four new learning… Read More »NEW CLASSROOMS AND BETTER FACILITIES FOR IVANHOE PRIMARY

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY UPGRADES FOR BURGUNDY STREET

The Andrews Government is delivering safer crossings for pedestrians in Heidelberg, with a new package of safety upgrades on Burgundy Street near the Austin Hospital. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines announced that community consultation and planning is now underway for Burgundy Street safety improvements near the busy hospital precinct. The project will deliver safer crossings and better footpaths to make… Read More »PEDESTRIAN SAFETY UPGRADES FOR BURGUNDY STREET

KICKING GOALS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN IVANHOE

Beverley Road Oval’s Banyule Junior Football Club, Banyule Football Club and Banyule Cricket Club will finally get the female-friendly sport facilities they deserve thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today joined club representatives at the popular venue in Heidelberg to announce the Labor Government is kicking in $100,000 to upgrade the… Read More »KICKING GOALS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN IVANHOE

DELIVERING BRAND NEW FACILITIES FOR VIEWBANK STUDENTS

Viewbank students now have state-of-the-art performance facilities and a new STEAM learning precinct, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today officially opened Viewbank College’s $11.5 million upgrade, which includes a new performing arts centre and refurbished Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) learning areas. Students, staff and the community will… Read More »DELIVERING BRAND NEW FACILITIES FOR VIEWBANK STUDENTS

FUNDING FOR INNOVATIVE SOMALI LAWYER PROGRAM

The Andrews Government is strengthening multicultural organisations in Banyule to better engage and support their communities through the Capacity Building and Participation grants program. Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP welcomed $15,000 in funding to Banyule Community Health Legal Service to support their Somali Graduate Lawyer Program. This innovative program provides Somali-Australian law graduates with a career pathway through work… Read More »FUNDING FOR INNOVATIVE SOMALI LAWYER PROGRAM

MANDATORY HEIGHT CONTROLS FOR IVANHOE ACTIVITY CENTRE

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 to between 11 and… Read More »MANDATORY HEIGHT CONTROLS FOR IVANHOE ACTIVITY CENTRE

Let the Sun Shine In – Cutting Power Bills with Solar Power and Hot Water

Member for Ivanhoe and Parliamentary Secretary for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Anthony Carbines welcomed the recent State Government announcement of the new Solar Homes program.  Under the $1.24 billion program, Victorians will be able to install a solar panel system for half price and pay the rest of the cost back over four years with an interest-free loan. This… Read More »Let the Sun Shine In – Cutting Power Bills with Solar Power and Hot Water

Suburban Rail Loop Set to Transform the Ivanhoe Electorate

A re-elected Andrews Government will embark upon the biggest transformation of public transport in Australia’s history, with a new underground rail network set to circle Melbourne’s suburbs and connect every major train line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line through Melbourne Airport. The Suburban Rail Loop will deliver major benefits for people living and working in the Ivanhoe… Read More »Suburban Rail Loop Set to Transform the Ivanhoe Electorate

PREVENTING CRIME AND SUPPORTING A SAFER COMMUNITY

The Banyule community will benefit from funding for safety improvements to facilities as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants, funded by the State Government. Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines welcomed the funding for two projects: $10,000 for Macleod Village Traders for installation of three pieces of exercise equipment at Macleod Park to help activate the… Read More »PREVENTING CRIME AND SUPPORTING A SAFER COMMUNITY

ROSANNA CELEBRATES STATION OPENING AND EXTRA TRAIN SERVICES

Over 1,000 locals attended last Saturday’s community celebration to officially open the new Rosanna Railway Station. Thanks to this project, commuters will benefit from 50 extra weekday services, when the new timetable kicks off on August 26. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines joined Wurundjeri Tribe Elder Bill Nicholson and project Manager Steve Brown to unveil a plaque at the station… Read More »ROSANNA CELEBRATES STATION OPENING AND EXTRA TRAIN SERVICES

EXTRA TRAIN SERVICES ON THE HURSTBRIDGE LINE

Passengers on the Hurstbridge line will get up to 50 extra services per week when the new metropolitan train timetable starts on Sunday 26 August 2018. State Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines, today confirmed that thanks to the $395 million Hurstbridge Line upgrade new and extended services for Eltham, Macleod, Greensborough and Hurstbridge passengers will begin later this month to… Read More »EXTRA TRAIN SERVICES ON THE HURSTBRIDGE LINE

STATE GOVERNMENT DELIVERS MASSIVE BOOST FOR AUSTIN HEALTH

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.… Read More »STATE GOVERNMENT DELIVERS MASSIVE BOOST FOR AUSTIN HEALTH

$10,000 GRANT FOR HEIDELBERG PRESCHOOL

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… Read More »$10,000 GRANT FOR HEIDELBERG PRESCHOOL

LABOR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS MASSIVE FUNDING BOOST FOR MERCY HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN

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… Read More »LABOR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS MASSIVE FUNDING BOOST FOR MERCY HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN

TRAVEL GRANTS TO HELP ATHLETES EXCEL

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… Read More »TRAVEL GRANTS TO HELP ATHLETES EXCEL

CRIME DOWN IN BANYULE

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… Read More »CRIME DOWN IN BANYULE

HERITAGE LISTED VIEWBANK SILOS RESTORED TO FORMER GLORY

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… Read More »HERITAGE LISTED VIEWBANK SILOS RESTORED TO FORMER GLORY

HEIDELBERG HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES LOCAL HISTORY GRANT

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. They were one of 40 community groups which shared in… Read More »HEIDELBERG HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES LOCAL HISTORY GRANT

VICTORIAN FIRST FOR OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN CENTRE TO FIGHT CANCER

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. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Australian icon Olivia Newton-John to announce an $18 million funding boost to… Read More »VICTORIAN FIRST FOR OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN CENTRE TO FIGHT CANCER

GETTING THINGS DONE FOR IVANHOE

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will deliver new skills, good jobs, more schools and better roads for every Victorian. Families in Ivanhoe will have a good school close to home, with nearly $1.3 billion invested in schools around the state. This includes building and planning 28 new schools, and upgrading 130 existing schools, including $4.5 million to upgrade and modernise facilities… Read More »GETTING THINGS DONE FOR IVANHOE

Giving Kids in Banyule the School they Deserve

Students in Banyule will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines today announced Banyule Primary School will get a $3.47 million funding boost in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for the development of a new gymnasium, canteen,… Read More »Giving Kids in Banyule the School they Deserve

VIEWBANK TENNIS CLUB TO SHARE IN RECORD SPORT INVESTMENT

Viewbank Tennis Club will share in the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The club will receive $100,000 to upgrade courts 7 & 8 and install LED lighting on the refurbished courts. The works will allow tennis players to play at night in modern facilities. The upgrades will help Viewbank… Read More »VIEWBANK TENNIS CLUB TO SHARE IN RECORD SPORT INVESTMENT

IVANHOE PRIMARY SCHOOL FUNDING

Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines today announced Ivanhoe Primary School will receive $4.5 million in the 2018/19 State Budget to upgrade and modernise facilities. The funds will progress the delivery of the school’s masterplan, including replacing four relocatable buildings with fit-for-purpose new permanent buildings addressing under-entitlement in permanent spaces. Works will also include a complete reconfiguration of the main classroom… Read More »IVANHOE PRIMARY SCHOOL FUNDING

MORE TRAINS, LESS LEVEL CROSSINGS FOR HURSTBRIDGE LINE

The Andrews Labor Government is ready to deliver more trains for the Hurstbridge line, helping passengers get where they need to go sooner. A massive construction blitz has been underway to remove two dangerous and congested level crossings, duplicate the track and run more trains, more often on the Hurstbridge line. Once the notorious section of single track between Heidelberg… Read More »MORE TRAINS, LESS LEVEL CROSSINGS FOR HURSTBRIDGE LINE

BANYULE NETS STADIUM AT MACLEOD TO SHARE IN RECORD SPORT INVESTMENT

Banyule Nets Stadium in Macleod will share in the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The stadium, located at Macleod College, will receive $1.5 million to upgrade its outdoor netball courts and lights allowing netballers to play at night in modern facilities. The upgrades will help netballers train, compete and… Read More »BANYULE NETS STADIUM AT MACLEOD TO SHARE IN RECORD SPORT INVESTMENT

 KICKING GOALS FOR THE WORLD GAME IN HEIDELBERG

Olympic Park in Heidelberg will share in the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today to announce $2 million to transform the park – home of the Heidelberg United Football Club. The project will deliver new sports fields, lighting… Read More » KICKING GOALS FOR THE WORLD GAME IN HEIDELBERG

Better Public Housing for Victorians in Heidelberg West

The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to deliver more social housing and revitalise communities by redeveloping rundown public housing estates has reached a new milestone. Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines today announced that, following successful planning scheme amendments, new public housing properties for tenants at Brunswick West, North Melbourne, Heidelberg West, Brighton, Northcote and Flemington are a now a step closer.… Read More »Better Public Housing for Victorians in Heidelberg West

BUILDING A NEW OLYMPIC VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Students and local families in West Heidelberg will have a new primary school after the Victorian Government allocated $6 million to rebuild the Olympic Village Primary School. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today announced the funding for the Charles La Trobe College’s Olympic Village campus in West Heidelberg. Charles La Trobe College is a P-12 college with two campuses –… Read More »BUILDING A NEW OLYMPIC VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

CELEBRATING OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS

The Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards has recognised the outstanding leadership of Suzanne Crellin of Banyule Community Health – 3081 Angels, at the award ceremony at Government House, last Sunday. Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines congratulated Suzanne for her excellent leadership and achievement with 3081 Angels. The group supports vulnerable children and families with essential baby goods and access to… Read More »CELEBRATING OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS

MORE POLICE ON THE BEAT IN THE IVANHOE COMMUNITY THANKS TO NEW CUSTODY OFFICERS

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its election promise to deploy 400 Police Custody Officers (PCOs) at police stations across Victoria to free up police to return to the frontline and protect the community. Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines has welcomed the news that all PCOs are now in position at Heidelberg Police Station. The final PCOs graduated on… Read More »MORE POLICE ON THE BEAT IN THE IVANHOE COMMUNITY THANKS TO NEW CUSTODY OFFICERS

TACKLING GAMBLING HARM IN VICTORIA’S CALD COMMUNITIES

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities from gambling harm by funding new targeted prevention projects. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today announced the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation had awarded the Somali Australian Council of Victoria $17,500 to develop a program that will deliver eight community forums on gambling for the Somali Community. The… Read More »TACKLING GAMBLING HARM IN VICTORIA’S CALD COMMUNITIES

$750,000 for Ivanhoe Library

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local libraries, with $4.5 million in grants to help them flourish. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Ivanhoe Library today, with Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines, to announce a $750,000 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) grant toward the development of the Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub. The $23.8 million Ivanhoe Library and Cultural… Read More »$750,000 for Ivanhoe Library

Funding to Help Commemorate the Service of Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government has provided a funding boost to help commemorate the sacrifice of veterans, and educate the wider community about their service. Anthony Carbines, Member for Ivanhoe announced that Austin Health will receive $80,000 under the Victoria Remembers Grant Program. The Program supports projects that help communities make a personal connection to the Anzac Centenary or other wars,… Read More »Funding to Help Commemorate the Service of Veterans

Important Funding for our Community Legal Service   

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 $199,000 of funding over two years will help Banyule Community Health to provide vital legal assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the area.… Read More »Important Funding for our Community Legal Service   

Viewbank Silos Receive Facelift

  Local Member for Ivanhoe 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… Read More »Viewbank Silos Receive Facelift

Brand New Home for Northcote SES

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 today to announce the Northcote unit will relocate to the site previously occupied by the Heidelberg West Police. A significant redevelopment of the site… Read More »Brand New Home for Northcote SES

Strengthening Family Capability

  The Victorian Government is boosting support to vulnerable children and families in the Melbourne’s Northern region with funding for prevention and early intervention support services. Anthony Carbines, Member for Ivanhoe announced both 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… Read More »Strengthening Family Capability

Light Up Macleod Village Shops and Ivanhoe Sea Scouts

Macleod Village Shopping Centre will benefit from $9,168 as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants. The grant will enable installation of improved security lighting in the precinct to help prevent burglaries and increase safety. Anthony Carbines, Member for Ivanhoe welcomed the funding for two projects in the Ivanhoe area, which also includes $5,165 for the… Read More »Light Up Macleod Village Shops and Ivanhoe Sea Scouts

Refurbishing Bat-boxes in Wilson’s Reserve

The Andrews Labor Government has announced an additional $4 million in community grants funding for 110 projects across the state as part of its support for the Biodiversity On-ground Action program. Anthony Carbines MP, State Member for Ivanhoe said local community initiatives will receive part of the $4 million in funding to help protect, improve and expand habitats for Victoria’s… Read More »Refurbishing Bat-boxes in Wilson’s Reserve

Work Begins On New Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School

Construction has begun on the new Tech School in Melbourne’s outer North East, fully funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eltham Vicki Ward and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines  today turned the first sod on the new Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School. The Tech School will give nearly 14,000 students from 18 government and non-government… Read More »Work Begins On New Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School

Major Construction Begins On Chandler Highway

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 Andrews Labor 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… Read More »Major Construction Begins On Chandler Highway

Victoria Trials Successful Anti-Violence Program For Dads

The Andrews Labor Government is intervening early to help fathers who have committed, or are at risk of committing family violence to understand the impact of family violence and develop positive parenting skills. Caring Dads is an early intervention pilot program aimed at fathers experiencing drug or alcohol abuse and involves voluntary group sessions over 17 weeks where they learn… Read More »Victoria Trials Successful Anti-Violence Program For Dads

Building Melbourne’s Missing Link

The Andrews Labor Government will build the missing link in our road network to slash congestion in Melbourne’s north, east, and south-east, and create more than 5,000 new jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides the first $100 million for the North East Link – every dollar needed to complete critical design, planning, and preconstruction works before contracts are signed in 2019. Work will start… Read More »Building Melbourne’s Missing Link

Protecting the Viewbank Silos

The State Government will repair the historic silos at Viewbank Homestead. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines announced today the three remaining silos will undergo structural repairs after storms saw one of the silo’s lids blown away last year. The repairs are possible thanks to a $100,000 Living Heritage grant. Other maintenance work will be conducted while scaffolding is in place.… Read More »Protecting the Viewbank Silos

Hurstbridge Line Upgrade

HURSTBRIDGE LINE UPGRADE The contract to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing on Lower Plenty Road, rebuild Rosanna Station and duplicate the Hurstbridge line has been signed – with work to start in the coming months. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today to announce that an Alliance of Laing O’Rourke, Fulton Hogan… Read More »Hurstbridge Line Upgrade

$140,000 for Outdoor Sensory Learning Space at Ivanhoe Primary School

Ivanhoe Primary School students will enjoy a new outdoor sensory learning space thanks to the Andrews Government’s $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund. The Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP, has announced $140,100 funding for the project, which will bring benefits to local students. The new sensory learning space will make the outdoor areas of the school a more productive area,… Read More »$140,000 for Outdoor Sensory Learning Space at Ivanhoe Primary School

Premier Presents Sustainability Award to Rosanna Golf Links Primary School

Premier Daniel Andrews has presented a 5 Star Sustainability Certification award to Rosanna Golf Links Primary School as part of the ResourceSmart Schools program. ResouceSmart Schools engage students in sustainability initiatives by making it a part of everyday school life to take action on climate change. Rosanna Golf Links PS have worked tirelessly to achieve their sustainability initiatives since becoming… Read More »Premier Presents Sustainability Award to Rosanna Golf Links Primary School

Greensborough TAFE Campus On Course To Open In 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first in Melbourne’s north-east by re-opening the Greensborough campus of Melbourne Polytechnic. Four years after it closed because of funding cuts by the Liberals, the TAFE campus will reopen in 2017 returning skills and training to the people of Greensborough and north-east Melbourne. It comes a year after the Labor Government returned training… Read More »Greensborough TAFE Campus On Course To Open In 2017

Melanoma Blood Test To Save Lives

Victorians will be the first in Australia to access a revolutionary new blood test to diagnose melanoma sooner and give patients the best chance of survival. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced that the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) will be the first accredited laboratory in the country to administer the life-saving test. The ground breaking ‘liquid biopsy’… Read More »Melanoma Blood Test To Save Lives

Great Local Schools Leading the Sustainable Way

The Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines, has congratulated Banyule Primary School for winning the 2016 ResourceSmart School of the Year Award. Presented at the Melbourne Museum, the Awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program and recognise innovative sustainability projects in Victorian schools. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’ Ambrosio, said the inspirational work being carried out… Read More »Great Local Schools Leading the Sustainable Way

More Family Violence Support Services

Victorians will have access to more family violence support services at their local community legal centres thanks to $1.3 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today visited the West Heidelberg Community Legal Service – one of 28 centres across Victoria to receive a Community Legal Centre (CLC) Family Violence Fund grant. It will get more… Read More »More Family Violence Support Services

Love The Game, Not The Odds

With footy finals in full swing, young sports fans are being reminded that you don’t need to have a bet to enjoy the on-field action. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today joined Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation CEO Serge Sardo and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines to launch the Foundation’s Love the Game, Not the Odds campaign with… Read More »Love The Game, Not The Odds

Next Step In Fixing The Hurstbridge Line

The Andrews Labor Government is today taking the next step to duplicate the Hurstbridge line, building a new Rosanna station, and remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Lower Plenty and Grange Roads. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward announced today an Alliance of Laing O’Rourke, Fulton Hogan… Read More »Next Step In Fixing The Hurstbridge Line

Elective Surgery Boost For Patients

Nearly 200,000 Victorians will get the surgery they need sooner this year, with Australia’s largest ever one-off investment to tackle elective surgery waiting lists in the 2016-17 Victorian Budget. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines and Member for Eltham Vicki Ward at Austin Health’s Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital to announce a record boost for elective surgery. As part of this package, hospitals across Victoria – including Austin Health – will also share in a… Read More »Elective Surgery Boost For Patients

Learn Local Receives $23,750 Funding Boost

  • by

The Member for Ivanhoe, Mr Anthony Carbines, has today announced that Heidelberg Training and Resource Centre Inc., trading as E-focus, will share in $2 million of funding thanks to the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board’s Capacity and Innovation Grants. Mr Carbines said that E-focus will receive $23,750 from the latest round of the ACFE grants. E-focus plans to… Read More »Learn Local Receives $23,750 Funding Boost

Andrews Government delivering shade protection for Heidelberg

  • by

The Member for Ivanhoe, Mr Anthony Carbines, today announced the local recipient of grants from the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Shade Grants Program. The Ivanhoe electorate has been awarded $5000 by the Andrews Labor Government to provide much needed protection from harmful UV rays by increasing the provision of shade in the community. Australia has the… Read More »Andrews Government delivering shade protection for Heidelberg

Andrews Government Goes Into Bat For Local Cricket Clubs

  • by

The Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines, announced that Ivanhoe Cricket Club and Bellfield Cricket Club are two of 61 clubs across Victoria sharing in $153,000 funding as part of the Community Cricket Program: On Common Ground. The Andrews Government is partnering with Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia to deliver the grants.  The Government is giving these local Cricket Clubs the… Read More »Andrews Government Goes Into Bat For Local Cricket Clubs

Labor Government helping three clubs in Ivanhoe reach for the skies

  • by

Local State Member, Anthony Carbines has announced Heidelberg United Soccer Club, Ivanhoe Knights Basketball Club and Yarra Valley Hockey Club are three of more than 300 clubs across the state sharing in more than $419,000 funding from the Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Andrews Labor Government is giving these clubs the tools and resources they need to grow.… Read More »Labor Government helping three clubs in Ivanhoe reach for the skies

Safer speed limit for Ivanhoe shopping strip

  • by

The Andrews Labor Government is making walking and cycling in Ivanhoe safer with a reduced speed limit of 40km/h being introduced along sections of Upper Heidelberg Road and Livingstone Street. Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines has welcomed the $495,000 safety upgrade which will address a significant history of crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists in the area including one fatality. The… Read More »Safer speed limit for Ivanhoe shopping strip

Local wildlife rehabilitation grant

  • by

The State Member for Ivanhoe, Mr Anthony Carbines, congratulated local wildlife rehabilitator Julie Malherbe who has received a Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants Program allocation of $1125 to support their valuable work. As part of the Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants Program a total of $181,000 has been awarded to 130 carers and operators across Victoria including 94 shelter operators and 36 foster carers.… Read More »Local wildlife rehabilitation grant