Media Releases

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.

KICKING GOALS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN IVANHOE

October 25, 2018

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 change rooms and amenities from the Female Friendly Facilities Fund. This will involve the removal of urinals, installation of eight unisex showers and eight unisex toilets.

DELIVERING BRAND NEW FACILITIES FOR VIEWBANK STUDENTS

October 18, 2018

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.
The refurbished STEAM learning areas are co-located in the building next to the performing arts centre.

A new canopy provides a weather-protected link with the new performing arts centre to create the STEAM learning precinct, which has been developed in line with the strong commitment from the college and community to promote real, collaborative enquiry based learning.

FUNDING FOR INNOVATIVE SOMALI LAWYER PROGRAM

October 17, 2018

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 experience and mentoring. It also helps support youth leadership in the Somali community through outreach and engagement of other young Somali-Australians.

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