Media Releases

MAKING KINDER MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR IVANHOE CHILDREN

February 28, 2019

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 to play together, with specially designed play equipment, seamless and fully accessible connections between indoor and outdoor areas and improved bathrooms and water stations.

NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS

February 8, 2019

Sports clubs in Ivanhoe electorate are encouraged to apply for $500,000 in VicHealth grants now up for grabs.
The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants provides grants of up to $3,000 or $10,000 to community sporting clubs to help get people moving.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP encouraged local clubs to apply for the funding to help them create more opportunities for residents to become more active and improve their health.

FREE TAFE KICKS OFF   

January 31, 2019

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.

KEEPING LOCAL FAMILIES SAFE AT ROSANNA VILLAGE

November 10, 2018

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 crossing, removing a major bottleneck and improving local traffic flow.

A BIGGER, BETTER OLYMPIC PARK FOR HEIDELBERG

November 5, 2018

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.

The funding will go towards the Olympic Park Masterplan, which includes new sports fields and lighting, upgraded playgrounds, shared paths and fitness circuits, improved lighting around the park and CCTV for community safety and improved accessibility and parking.

The commitment builds on the Andrews Labor Government's $2 million investment in Olympic Park

The upgraded Olympic Park will be used by local sporting clubs, with Heidelberg United and the local community set to benefit.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR FORD PARK

November 5, 2018

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, pavilion, scoreboards and coaches boxes and an upgrade to the cricket facilities.

The upgraded Ford Park will be used by local sporting clubs, with the Ivanhoe Junior Football Club, Bellfield Cricket Club and local families all set to benefit.

SUPPORTING IVANHOE’S NEXT GENERATION OF SCOUTS

November 3, 2018

More young Victorians will get the chance to develop their leadership skills and give back to their local community with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to help upgrade the First Ivanhoe Sea Scout Hall.

The whole community will benefit with Scouts Victoria to manage and maintain the hall, which will also be available for local activities and events such as dance classes, community theatre rehearsals, birthday parties and fitness classes.

Labor will provide $100,000 towards building upgrades that will make the hall more accessible to all scouts including a new driveway and new external doors.

CARE AND COMFORT FOR OLDER ITALIAN VICTORIANS

November 1, 2018

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 into a dedicated respite service. This commitment will help ensure older Italian Victorians receive the care and comfort they deserve, while also giving their families peace of mind.

NEW CLASSROOMS AND BETTER FACILITIES FOR IVANHOE PRIMARY

October 30, 2018

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 spaces, an activities space and outdoor learning deck, as part of the project. This major upgrade has given students and teachers at Ivanhoe Primary School the modern facilities they need to achieve their best.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY UPGRADES FOR BURGUNDY STREET

October 29, 2018

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 it easier for pedestrians visiting the hospital and local businesses along Burgundy Street, Heidelberg.

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