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Land to be purchased for a new school in Keysborough South

Despite the stormy weather, I recently visited Keysborough South with the Minister for Education, James Merlino, and Mark Dreyfus, the Member for Isaacs, to discuss plans to build a brand new school in this growing community. This year’s State Budget allocated funding to buy land..

Bumper education budget for the Keysborough electorate

Communities in Springvale, Noble Park, Keysborough and the emerging suburb of Keysborough South will enjoy a bumper education investment from the Andrews Labor Government’s 2016-17 State Budget. The State Budget today delivered a whopping $13 million to complete upgrades to Keysborough College and Chandler Park..

Delivering a new kindergarten for Noble Park families

A new kindergarten will be built in Noble Park as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s promise to invest $50 million in the early childhood sector. A grant of $650,000 is being allocated to establishing a new early learning facility at St Anthony’s Primary School..

Major sports and recreation facility upgrades announced for Keysborough

I was delighted to join City of Greater Dandenong Cr Sean O’Reilly and Mayor Heang Tak to announce $750,000 in Victorian Government funding to upgrade the Tatterson Park Community Sports Complex (Pavilion) and the Alex Nelson Reserve Pavilion. These projects will be done in conjunction with the..

New street lights improve safety on Hutton Road

A road safety improvement on Hutton Road in Keysborough is making a big difference for local road users and parishioners of the Saint Hoan-Thien Catholic Community Centre.

Matching Law With Medicine

A new Bill introduced into Parliament today will improve Victoria’s personal injury laws and provide fairer compensation to victims of negligence. The Andrews Labor government changes come following recommendations made by the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s 2014 review of the Wrongs Act. The Bill..

Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau – Anna Hall

It was great to catch up with Anna Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau (SCAAB).  SCAAB, a not for profit organization,  plays an important role in our community, offering services such as support for refugees and newly arrived migrants, Job..

Corrigan Road Level Crossing

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the removal of three local level crossings and the purchase of 37 new, high-capacity trains for the Cranbourne-Pakenham Line.   We’re getting straight to work with the tender process already underway for the removal of the Corrigan Road, Heatherton Road..

Opening of Keysborough College STEM Centre

It was great to speak at the official opening of Keysborough College STEM Centre.  The completion of the STEM centre is a tribute to the dedication and fundraising efforts of the school community.  The STEM centre is an important part of Keysborough College’s commitment to..

Dingley Village Men’s Shed Opening

I was very pleased to be at the opening of the Dingley Village Men’s Shed in Braeside Park, Braeside. The president, Graham Kilby, and the members have done a great job in renovating two sheds and setting up a workshop and amenities space. The Dingley..