• New local schools

    The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a record investment in new and upgraded local schools, including new secondary schools in Greenvale, Mickleham and Craigieburn.

  • Better health care

    The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a new community hospital in Craigieburn and a dedicated children’s emergency department at the Northern.

  • Improving public transport services

    The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the biggest-ever upgrade to our local bus network, with huge improvements across services covering Craigieburn, Mickleham and Kalkallo.

  • Upgrading major local roads

    Construction has commenced on the Craigieburn Road Upgrade, with planning for the Mickleham Road Upgrade and the Somerton Road Upgrade also underway.

  • More parking for local commuters

    A new 745 space car park has opened at Craigieburn Station, boosting the total number of parking spaces at the station to more than 1,200 and making it easier for commuters to find a car park and catch the train.

  • More parking for local commuters

    A new 745 space car park has opened at Craigieburn Station, boosting the total number of parking spaces at the station to more than 1,200 and making it easier for commuters to find a car park and catch the train.

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MORE OPEN SPACE FOR FAMILIES AND THEIR PUPS IN MICKLEHAM

Mickleham residents and their fury friends can now enjoy a fenced dog park thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence MP and the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio MP recently had the opportunity to visit the newly completed dog park and meet some of Mickleham’s four-legged friends and their owners. This new off-leash dog park in Merrifield was made possible through a $275,000 funding commitment from the Andrews Labor Government, in addition to a $125,000 contribution from the Hume City Council. The Merrifield Dog Park is one of 14 purpose built off-leash dog parks delivered, through the Andrews Labor Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program and sits alongside the $2.5 million Building Works Program that funded an additional 17 off-leash dog parks State-wide. To see the full list of off-leash dog parks funded by the Victorian Government, please visit: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/suburban-parks/local-parks Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP: “Recreational spaces enhance the liveability of our local area. Dog parks provide safe spaces for local families to exercise their pets and socialise with other pet owners.” “I know this off-leash dog park will be another great community asset that will be enjoyed by locals – two and four legged!” “The past two years have shown us just how important it is to have access to green open space – we want to ensure everyone has access to quality open space in our local community.”

MORE OPEN SPACE FOR FAMILIES AND THEIR PUPS IN MICKLEHAM

Mickleham residents and their fury friends can now enjoy a fenced dog park thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence MP and the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio MP recently had the opportunity to visit the newly completed dog park and meet some of Mickleham’s four-legged friends and their owners. This new off-leash dog park in Merrifield was made possible through a $275,000 funding commitment from the Andrews Labor Government, in addition to a $125,000 contribution from the Hume City Council. The Merrifield Dog Park is one of 14 purpose built off-leash dog parks delivered, through the Andrews Labor Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program and sits alongside the $2.5 million Building Works Program that funded an additional 17 off-leash dog parks State-wide. To see the full list of off-leash dog parks funded by the Victorian Government, please visit: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/suburban-parks/local-parks Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP: “Recreational spaces enhance the liveability of our local area. Dog parks provide safe spaces for local families to exercise their pets and socialise with other pet owners.” “I know this off-leash dog park will be another great community asset that will be enjoyed by locals – two and four legged!” “The past two years have shown us just how important it is to have access to green open space – we want to ensure everyone has access to quality open space in our local community.”

OVER $22 MILLION TO EXPAND LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH FIVE MORE ON THE WAY

The Victorian Budget 2022/23 provides $11.20 million each to Aitken Hill Primary School and Gaayip-Yagila Primary School to expand their permanent capacity by 300 places...

Member Statement: Cultural Diversity Week

Ros acknowledges the celebrations taking place across the state during Cultural Diversity Week

Ministers Statement: Youth Mental Health

Ros rose to speak about how the Government is supporting the mental health of young Victorians.

 

Ministers Statement: Women in Sport

Ros speaks on International Women's Day and the work being done on gender inclusion in community sport.

ONE YEAR ON: HUGE PROGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH REFORM

The Labor Government today also announced the locations for the next 21 Local Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services, with a service...

Kalkallo North Integrated Child, Family and Community Centre

The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade and improve kindergartens across Victoria under the rollout of the latest round of the Building Blocks grant program. Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence MP today announced $3 million to help deliver the Kalkallo North Integrated Child, Family and Community Centre in partnership with Hume City Council. Hume City Council is among the successful recipients of $10.2 million in funding to help deliver infrastructure, upgrades and new equipment under the latest round of the Building Blocks grant program. Building Blocks helps improve kindergarten infrastructure in Victoria and is essential in the successful statewide roll-out of the Labor Government’s Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, which is a $5 billion Australian-first scheme to deliver 15 hours of funded three-year-old kindergarten programs to children by 2029. As part of the roll-out, the Victorian Government is upgrading infrastructure through a $1.68 billion co-investment with the early childhood sector to build and expand kindergarten facilities across the state. The Building Blocks Planning stream, which is open until March 20, will fund planning and pre-construction work on kindergarten projects that support Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP “I’m really excited to announce that Hume City Council is among the recipients of the Building Blocks grants – which will be a gamechanger for families and kids in Kalkallo by giving them the best start in life.” “These grants will be used to build or upgrade infrastructure, buy equipment or implement inclusion initiatives – and support the statewide roll-out of our Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program this year.”

Kalkallo North Integrated Child, Family and Community Centre

The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade and improve kindergartens across Victoria under the rollout of the latest round of the Building Blocks grant program. Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence MP today announced $3 million to help deliver the Kalkallo North Integrated Child, Family and Community Centre in partnership with Hume City Council. Hume City Council is among the successful recipients of $10.2 million in funding to help deliver infrastructure, upgrades and new equipment under the latest round of the Building Blocks grant program. Building Blocks helps improve kindergarten infrastructure in Victoria and is essential in the successful statewide roll-out of the Labor Government’s Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, which is a $5 billion Australian-first scheme to deliver 15 hours of funded three-year-old kindergarten programs to children by 2029. As part of the roll-out, the Victorian Government is upgrading infrastructure through a $1.68 billion co-investment with the early childhood sector to build and expand kindergarten facilities across the state. The Building Blocks Planning stream, which is open until March 20, will fund planning and pre-construction work on kindergarten projects that support Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP “I’m really excited to announce that Hume City Council is among the recipients of the Building Blocks grants – which will be a gamechanger for families and kids in Kalkallo by giving them the best start in life.” “These grants will be used to build or upgrade infrastructure, buy equipment or implement inclusion initiatives – and support the statewide roll-out of our Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program this year.”

Members Statement: Silvio Pitruzzello, OAM

Ros recognises Silvio Pitruzzello who was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day.