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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

$1.8 million upgrade to Strathmore Secondary College

Danny Pearson announced $13.8 million for Strathmore Secondary College in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for its exciting new upgrade. The funding will deliver on the first stage of the school’s master plan and will replace outdated classrooms with modern learning environments. This stage includes a new 3 storey building comprising general purpose classrooms, as well as specialty science and food tech areas. A builder will be appointed shortly, as the school has already  undertaken the planning and design phase with funding provided in the 2016-17 Victorian Budget.

$1.8 million upgrade to Strathmore Secondary College

Danny Pearson announced $13.8 million for Strathmore Secondary College in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for its exciting new upgrade. The funding will deliver on the first stage of the school’s master plan and will replace outdated classrooms with modern learning environments. This stage includes a new 3 storey building comprising general purpose classrooms, as well as specialty science and food tech areas. A builder will be appointed shortly, as the school has already  undertaken the planning and design phase with funding provided in the 2016-17 Victorian Budget.

GIVING STRATHMORE KIDS THE SCHOOL THEY DESERVE

Students in Strathmore will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a $13.8 million upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government.

$1.5 Million for better netball facilities at Riverside Park

Netballers across Essendon will have access to better facilities with $1.5 million announced to upgrade courts at Riverside Park. Funding will allow  for the construction of an additional nine multipurpose courts with lighting to provide netballers across Essendon with access to better facilities.

$1.5 Million for better netball facilities at Riverside Park

Netballers across Essendon will have access to better facilities with $1.5 million announced to upgrade courts at Riverside Park. Funding will allow  for the construction of an additional nine multipurpose courts with lighting to provide netballers across Essendon with access to better facilities.

RIVERSIDE PARK NETBALLERS TO SHARE IN RECORD SPORT INVESTMENT

Riverside Park will receive $1.5 million to upgrade its netball facilities with the construction of an additional nine multipurpose courts with lighting to provide netballers across Essendon with access to better facilities.

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.