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  • Help build a better community: take my community survey

    It is important to me as your representative to draw upon your experience and knowledge. I would love to know your views via this quick survey. Click on the link to tell me what you like, what you don’t like, and what you wish to improve in the State District of Essendon. Working together, we can build a better community!

Media Centre

Oval upgrade for Essendon North Primary School

Essendon North Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Essendon Danny Pearson announced $411,300 for costs associated with the oval upgrade at the school. This upgrade will give Essendon North Primary School students the school facilities they deserve and help build community pride in a great local school.

Oval upgrade for Essendon North Primary School

Essendon North Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Essendon Danny Pearson announced $411,300 for costs associated with the oval upgrade at the school. This upgrade will give Essendon North Primary School students the school facilities they deserve and help build community pride in a great local school.

Funding Boost for Essendon Hockey Club

The 600-member strong Essendon Hockey Club will soon be able to crank up the heat for their loyal fans thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson announced the club had scored $45,000 to install air-conditioning in the club’s social rooms, heating on the spectator veranda as well as outdoor seating.  

Funding Boost for Essendon Hockey Club

The 600-member strong Essendon Hockey Club will soon be able to crank up the heat for their loyal fans thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson announced the club had scored $45,000 to install air-conditioning in the club’s social rooms, heating on the spectator veranda as well as outdoor seating.  

Government Pitches In Funding For Essendon Baseball

Danny Pearson joined Minister for Sport John Eren and Essendon Baseball Club members to announce $100,000 in State Government funding towards the new Chris Lane Memorial Junior Baseball Field. The field is dedicated to the promising home-grown baseball talent whose life was tragically cut short in 2013. The 250 strong Essendon Baseball Club is the only baseball club in the Moonee Valley district and has a fast-growing junior base. As the club has only one dedicated senior synthetic baseball field, the juniors have been struggling on adjacent cricket grass ovals not suited for baseball. The Chris Lane Memorial Junior Baseball Field project will deliver a dedicated junior field for baseball, softball and t-ball complete with natural turf, drainage, fencing and seating to meet little league baseball standards. Once complete the new field will be the perfect base for junior development as well as local and district competition. The funding is part of the Labor Government’s ongoing investment in sports and active recreation – encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.  

Government Pitches In Funding For Essendon Baseball

Danny Pearson joined Minister for Sport John Eren and Essendon Baseball Club members to announce $100,000 in State Government funding towards the new Chris Lane Memorial Junior Baseball Field. The field is dedicated to the promising home-grown baseball talent whose life was tragically cut short in 2013. The 250 strong Essendon Baseball Club is the only baseball club in the Moonee Valley district and has a fast-growing junior base. As the club has only one dedicated senior synthetic baseball field, the juniors have been struggling on adjacent cricket grass ovals not suited for baseball. The Chris Lane Memorial Junior Baseball Field project will deliver a dedicated junior field for baseball, softball and t-ball complete with natural turf, drainage, fencing and seating to meet little league baseball standards. Once complete the new field will be the perfect base for junior development as well as local and district competition. The funding is part of the Labor Government’s ongoing investment in sports and active recreation – encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.  

DRIVING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISADVANTAGED VICTORIANS

A transport and construction focused training program called GROW is providing opportunities to motivated people from marginalised or disadvantaged backgrounds to gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to break into the workforce.

Campaigns

Stopping the East-West Tunnel

Despite widespread community opposition, the Napthine Government pushed ahead and signed a contract to build the East West Tunnel, just weeks before the State Election. This tunnel would have had a disastrous impact on Flemington, Travancore and Ascot Vale. Our community would lose public open space, more cars would clog our streets, the 57 and 59 trams would be slowed down to a crawl and our suburbs would be turned into a building site for the next 10 years. That’s why the Andrews Labor Government will not build the East West Link.

Stopping the East-West Tunnel

Despite widespread community opposition, the Napthine Government pushed ahead and signed a contract to build the East West Tunnel, just weeks before the State Election. This tunnel would have had a disastrous impact on Flemington, Travancore and Ascot Vale. Our community would lose public open space, more cars would clog our streets, the 57 and 59 trams would be slowed down to a crawl and our suburbs would be turned into a building site for the next 10 years. That’s why the Andrews Labor Government will not build the East West Link.

Removing the Buckley Street Level Crossing

Essendon residents are tired of the traffic congestion around Essendon Station as a result of the Buckley Street level crossing. People can lose 15 minutes in peak hour just trying to get across the railway line. The people of Essendon deserve better. Studies show that at many level crossings across Melbourne the boom gates can be down for 50 minutes during the peak period. That’s why I am pleased that an Andrews Labor Government is removing the Buckley Street level crossing. This promise is fully-costed as part of our centrepiece policy to remove the 50 worst level crossings in Melbourne.

Removing the Buckley Street Level Crossing

Essendon residents are tired of the traffic congestion around Essendon Station as a result of the Buckley Street level crossing. People can lose 15 minutes in peak hour just trying to get across the railway line. The people of Essendon deserve better. Studies show that at many level crossings across Melbourne the boom gates can be down for 50 minutes during the peak period. That’s why I am pleased that an Andrews Labor Government is removing the Buckley Street level crossing. This promise is fully-costed as part of our centrepiece policy to remove the 50 worst level crossings in Melbourne.

Preventing the overdevelopment of the Moonee Valley Racing Club

The former Minister for Planning, and now Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy approved the proposed development of the Moonee Valley Racing Club without a cap on the number of dwellings and unsuitable height limits. Without any checks or balances this development could destroy Moonee Ponds. The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring that Moonee Ponds residents won’t have to put up with a development that destroys our streets and our community. Labor is ensuring that the redevelopment of the racing club is appropriate.

Preventing the overdevelopment of the Moonee Valley Racing Club

The former Minister for Planning, and now Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy approved the proposed development of the Moonee Valley Racing Club without a cap on the number of dwellings and unsuitable height limits. Without any checks or balances this development could destroy Moonee Ponds. The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring that Moonee Ponds residents won’t have to put up with a development that destroys our streets and our community. Labor is ensuring that the redevelopment of the racing club is appropriate.

Rebuilding Strathmore Primary School

I have visited Strathmore Primary School on many occasions and I have seen first-hand the appalling condition of the School. In 2010 work was about to start on rebuilding this school. Then the Coalition won the election and cancelled the project. They then ignored Strathmore Primary for four years while the decay worsened, until just a few weeks before the 2014 election campaign. Strathmore kids deserve better. That’s why I am pleased that the Andrews Labor Government will spend $5.7 million to rebuild Strathmore Primary School.

Rebuilding Strathmore Primary School

I have visited Strathmore Primary School on many occasions and I have seen first-hand the appalling condition of the School. In 2010 work was about to start on rebuilding this school. Then the Coalition won the election and cancelled the project. They then ignored Strathmore Primary for four years while the decay worsened, until just a few weeks before the 2014 election campaign. Strathmore kids deserve better. That’s why I am pleased that the Andrews Labor Government will spend $5.7 million to rebuild Strathmore Primary School.