PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST IN DANDENONG

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PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST IN DANDENONG

The Andrews Labor Government is putting patients first in Dandenong. Across our nation – and around the world – the pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on health systems. From a sharp increase of critical COVID patients to disrupted care, resulting in longer hospital recovery time, the last..

SLASHING ENERGY BILLS WITH $250 POWER SAVING BONUS

Dandenong households will receive a $250 bill busting bonus if they seek out a better energy deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website – saving hundreds of dollars. As part of the Victorian Budget 2022/23, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $250 million in a new..

PREMIER‘S READING CHALLENGE LAUNCHES FOR 2022

Thousands of Victorian children are preparing to discover a new chapter by immersing themselves in the world of words and the magic of books, as the Premiers’ Reading Challenge returns for 2022. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today launched this year’s Reading Challenge, an initiative..

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT YOUNG VICTORIANS

The Andrews Labor Government is working with grassroots organisations to give young people more opportunities to connect with their communities through the new Youth Engagement Grants. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced that African Women’s and Families Network and Cleeland United Soccer Club Incorporated..

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR MORE CAR PARKS AT YARRAMAN STATION

Finding a car park at Yarraman Station is set to become easier, with construction underway to build additional spaces at the station. Parking at Yarraman Station will increase by 55 extra spaces and commuters will benefit from new accessible parking bays, bicycle parking, lighting, CCTV..

AUSTRALIAN-FIRST SICK PAY GUARANTEE FOR CASUAL WORKERS

Victorians in Dandenong who work in casual or other insecure jobs will no longer be forced to choose between a day’s pay and looking after their health, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee. An Australian-first, the $245.6 million scheme will transform..

ONE YEAR ON: HUGE PROGRESS IN DANDENONG FOR MENTAL HEALTH REFORM

One year after the historic delivery of the final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, the Andrews Labor Government has made huge inroads into the landmark reform of the state’s mental health and wellbeing services, with work underway on more than..

MORE TRAINS, MORE OFTEN ON THE CRANBOURNE LINE

Fifty extra train services are now running on the Cranbourne line each week, another dangerous and congested level crossing is a thing of the past, and a new railway station is open to passengers a year ahead of schedule as part of the promised Cranbourne..

ENDEAVOUR HILLS SPECIALIST SCHOOL COMPLETE AND READY FOR TERM 1 OPENING

Local students will start the 2022 year in a brand new school, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to deliver a great local school for every Victorian student. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced the new Endeavour Hills Specialist School has reached..

MORE UPGRADES FOR DANDENONG PRIMARY SCHOOL

As the school year begins, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting more Dandenong schools to complete small but vital upgrades through the Minor Capital Works Fund. Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today officially announced Dandenong Primary School will receive $458,127 for the refurbishment of the..

DANDENONG REMANUFACTURING BOOST FOR VICTORIA’S CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Victoria’s recycling will receive a major boost thanks to a $36.5 million investment through the Andrews Labor Government together with the Australian Government, with 13 projects across the state receiving funding to upgrade and establish new recycling facilities, including the upgrade and expansion of plastic product..

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..