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SUPPORTING COMMUNITY SPORT

Our local sporting clubs and leagues are the heart and soul of the Keysborough community. I know COVID-19 has made things challenging, with the necessary cancellation of training, development programs and competition this year. That’s why I was so pleased when a number of our..

UPGRADES TO YARRAMAN AND SANDOWN PARK STATION CAR PARKS

Early feasibility and site assessment are underway for construction of up to 55 new and upgraded car parking spaces, improved lighting and CCTV at Yarraman Station. This will make it easier and safer for residents to catch the train. Works on the Sandown Park Car..

GETTING ON WITH VICTORIA’S BIG BUILD

Across Victoria we have shovels in the ground. Our Road Maintenance Blitz has resurfaced more than 1,800 kilometres of road across the state, including Cheltenham Road in Keysborough. We’ve past the half-way mark in tunnelling for the ground-breaking Metro Tunnel Project, connecting the Sunbury Line..

$5.3 BILLION PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY HOUSING BUILD

The Victorian Government recently announced Victoria’s (and Australia’s) biggest ever investment in public and community housing. The Victorian Budget will deliver the $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to construct more than 12,000 new homes throughout metro and regional Victoria, as well as supporting around 10,000..

KESYBOROUGH KIDS START KINDER STRONG

Australian research shows that one in five Victorian children start school developmentally vulnerable and once behind, they tend to stay behind. That’s why the State Government’s needs-based School Readiness Funding is so vital. This program aims to reduce the impact of educational disadvantage on children’s..

$250 POWER SAVING BONUS

The Andrews Government is making a one-off $250 Power Saving Bonus available to all Victorian households with at least one JobSeeker, youth allowance recipient or pensioner. Households will need to visit Victorian Energy Compare and apply for the $250 payment through the website. While you’re..

BIG WIN FOR NOBLE PARK

The City of Greater Dandenong received $500,000 for the Noble Park Revitalisation Project from the State Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works Stimulus Package.  This project will revitalise the activity centre and complement the elevated rail line and station, gardens and meeting places in Noble Park…

MORDIALLOC FREEWAY UPDATE

We’re getting on with the job of building the new Mordialloc Freeway, connecting the Mornington Peninsula Freeway to the Dingley Bypass. It is on track for completion in 2021, creating a continuous freeway from Frankston to Clayton and cutting travel times.As part of the Mordialloc..

$6.249 MILLION FOR KINGSWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Congratulations to Kingswood Primary School which has received $6.249 million in last year’s Victorian Budget to upgrade and modernise the school. This is in addition to the $694,000 previously announced through the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund. Families in Dingley Village have done a phenomenal..

TACKLING INSECURE WORK

  The Andrews Government is doing what no other government has done by developing a new Secure Work pilot scheme.  This will provide up to five days of sick and carer’s pay at the national minimum wage for casual or insecure workers in priority industries…

FUNDING BOOST FOR KEYSBOROUGH SCHOOLS

Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Government’s $70 million Minor Capital works fund. Under this fund, Keysborough Primary School and Keysborough Gardens primary school have been allocated approximately $320,000 (combined total) as part of..

CLICK FOR VIC

Victoria is home to some of the best fresh food, wine, galleries and homewares in the world – but the coronavirus pandemic has hit many small producers hard. That’s why we’re encouraging Victorians to experience some of our state’s best produce and products by Clicking for..

CCTV UPGRADES FOR SPRINGVALE

The Andrews State Government recently awarded $400,000 to the City of Greater Dandenong to improve community safety and provide an economic boost to local companies and workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The City of Greater Dandenong will receive funding for the installation of..

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL PETS

Every animal deserves to live a happy and healthy life. That’s why organisations like Keysborough’s Australian Animal Protection Society (AAPS) are so important. Last year, I was proud to announce that AAPS received $150,000 under the Victorian Government’s Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program. The funding..

VIC BUDGET 2019-20: GETTING THINGS DONE FOR KEYSBOROUGH

Communities across the Keysborough Electorate have plenty to celebrate in the Andrews Government’s 2019-20 State Budget. I’m pleased to be delivering these important upgrades and projects for our growing local communities: A new bus service on Chapel Road in Keysborough South servicing local schools and..

SANDBELT CHAIN OF PARKS

This year’s Budget provides a major investment of $24.8 million to create a 355-hectare chain of parkland from Warrigal Road in Moorabbin to Braeside Park in Dingley