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The new $250 million Monash Children’s Hospital opened in March. The Andrews Labor Government is also investing in an emergency department at Monash Medical Centre and a new 24-hour pharmacy in Parkmore Shopping Centre.


I recently received an update on the progress of the magnificent new pavilion being built at Tatterson Park in Keysborough.


If you’ve been to Noble Park Station or travelled into the city on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line recently, you can already see some of the major works underway to remove the level crossings in Noble Park.


The Andrews Labor Government has committed $300 million in this year’s 2017/18 Victorian Budget to build a 9 kilometre road between Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens and the Dingley Bypass.

Keysborough College gets a new in-school health service

Keysborough College Acacia Campus students will soon have regular access to a doctor at school, with the school chosen to be one of 100 taking part in the Andrews Government’s new Doctors in Secondary Schools program.

Supporting our local CFA

The Andrews Government has recently announced a $35 million funding boost for new CFA facilities across the state.

A new bus for Keysborough South

From Sunday 28 August 2016, the new Route 709 will run from Noble Park Station to Mordialloc Station via Keylana Drive, Westwood Boulevard and Perry Road in Keysborough South, and Bloomfield Road in Noble Park.

Athol Road Primary School receives music grant

Athol Road Primary School recently received a Musical Instrument Grant to purchase some new ukuleles, and I visited the school to have a look at their music program and try out some of the new equipment. The Andrews Government is making Victoria the Education State,..

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..