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WORK BEGINS ON MELBOURNE’S PORT RAIL SHUTTLE CONNECTION

Major works are now underway to deliver a $28 million track connection that will enable freight to be transported from Dandenong South to the Port of Melbourne by rail, cutting transport costs for businesses and taking trucks off arterial and suburban roads. The new 862-metre..

PARKING UPGRADE A WIN FOR DANDENONG COMMUTERS

Commuters in Melbourne’s south east will find it easier to find a park with the opening of 150 new spaces at Dandenong Station. The new car spaces are open to the public, which has increased parking capacity at the station to 485, including nine accessible..

BETTER FACILITIES FOR DANDENONG SCHOOLS

Students in Dandenong will have better school environments to learn and succeed in, with the Andrews Labor Government funding key maintenance projects at schools right across the state. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced that three schools in Dandenong are among 94 schools sharing..

UPGRADED FACILITIES FOR ROSEWOOD DOWNS PRIMARY SCHOOL NOW COMPLETE

Dandenong North students now have the facilities they need for a great start in life with the Andrews Labor Government completing an upgrade at Rosewood Downs Primary School. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced works are now complete on Rosewood Downs Primary School’s $56,120..

HEATHERTON ROAD IS NOW SAFER FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

Crossing busy Heatherton Road in Dandenong is now safer for students who attend a local specialist school thanks to a vital pedestrian upgrade. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, said new pedestrian lights have been installed and are now operational outside Emerson School, improving safety for..

DESIGNS UNDERWAY FOR YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH UPGRADES

The Andrews Labor Government will more than double the capacity of Victoria’s Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) network, giving more young Victorians access to the mental health services they need closer to home. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced the Andrews Labor Government is funding major upgrades to the existing YPARC centre in Dandenong. An investment of $141 million in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 will see new 10-bed residential facilities built in Ballarat, Geelong, Shepparton, Heidelberg and Traralgon – as well as the existing YPARCs in Dandenong, Frankston and Bendigo being completely refurbished and modernised. A key recommendation of immediate priority from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health system, YPARC services provide around-the-clock clinical care on a short-to-medium..

IMPROVING COMMUNITY SAFETY IN GREATER DANDENONG

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering the Greater Dandenong community to address the causes of crime in the area. Local Members Gabrielle Williams, Martin Pakula and Meng Heang Tak, today announced $700,000 in crime prevention funding for the City of Greater Dandenong to deliver community-led..

DANDENONG SCHOOLS SUPPORTED TO TICK OFF MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Schools in Dandenong will receive a boost to undertake essential maintenance projects, with the Victorian Government funding hundreds of projects making the state’s schools better places to teach and learn. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced three schools in the area were among 207..

BRINGING TOGETHER YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH SPORT

The Victorian Government is using the power of community sport to engage and support African-Australian young people to help them reach their potential. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced funding of $20,000 for Cleeland United Soccer Club through the Sports Alliance for Crime Prevention…

NEW AND IMPROVED BUS SERVICES FOR THE SOUTH-EAST

Residents in Melbourne’s south-east will benefit from new and improved bus services to connect them to local shopping centres and schools. The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment with a new bus route 816 from Keysborough South to Noble Park Station, providing..

DITCHING THE DOUBLE DROP-OFF WITH NEW KINDER FOR ROSEWOOD DOWNS

The Victorian Government is making kinder education more accessible for children and their families, investing in more kindergartens on school sites and helping parents ditch the dreaded “double drop-off.” Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced that a new kindergarten will be built on site..

Backing Multicultural Communities To Prevent Family Violence

The Victorian Government is working with multicultural and faith communities to promote equal, respectful relationships and stop family violence before it starts. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced 33 organisations would share in nearly $7 million to deliver family violence..

ARCHITECTS APPOINTED FOR MORE DANDENONG SCHOOL UPGRADES

Better facilities are on their way for students at Chalcot Lodge Primary School and Yarraman Oaks Primary School, with the appointment of architects to design these schools’ important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced Haskell Architects would design upgrades to be undertaken at Chalcot Lodge Primary School and Watson Young Architects Pty Ltd would design the works at Yarraman Oaks Primary School…

GETTING ON WITH REMOVING SOUTH GIPPSLAND HIGHWAY LEVEL CROSSING

The South Gippsland Highway level crossing removal is nearing completion as construction crews prepare to connect the new road bridge and Princes Highway intersection. A 22-day construction blitz will ensure the level crossing is gone for good, months ahead of schedule, providing one of Melbourne’s..

NEW SCHOOL NAMES REVEALED AHEAD OF 2022 LAUNCHES

The names of nine new 2022 Victorian government schools have been unveiled as more than 1 million students across the state returned to schools for the start of term 3. Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams and Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan today announced..

A BETTER STATION FOR DANDENONG, SUPPORTING ITS VIBRANT FUTURE

Planning for a future upgrade of Dandenong Station will soon get underway, supporting the Victorian Government’s $290 million vision to transform Central Dandenong into a thriving economic hub. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced $200,000 would go towards exploring options for accessibility and safety..

GETTING DANDENONG READY FOR NEW FOUR BIN RECYCLING SYSTEM

The Victorian Government is one step closer to a comprehensive four bin recycling system, with $127 million available to support all 79 Victorian councils, including City of Greater Dandenong and City of Casey, to buy new bins, improve drop-off facilities, deliver education campaigns and ensure..