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FUNDING BOOST FOR MOONEE VALLEY LIBRARIES

In good news for local library lovers, the Andrews Labor Government will deliver $730,003 to Moonee Valley libraries, as part of the Public Libraries Funding Program in 2015-16.

NEW GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS

Local sport and recreation clubs can now apply for a VicHealth Active Club Grant. Active Club Grants provide groups with funding to buy essential sporting items and sports injury prevention and management equipment.

24 HOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GET YOU HOMESAFE

Danny Pearson MP welcomed the announcement that 24 hour public transport is coming to our local area. From 1 January 2016, the Andrews Labor Government will trial all-night public transport on weekends – delivering a key election commitment.

LABOR GOVERNMENT BACKS $1.8 MILLION LEARN LOCAL FUNDING BOOST

Danny Pearson, Member for Essendon welcomed the Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert’s announcement that subsidy rates for pre-accredited programs will increase. The increase in funding through the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board, would see funding rise by nearly $2 million to..

NEW AIR AMBULANCE HELICOPTER ON SHOW

Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today unveiled the first of Victoria’s five new state-of-the-art ambulance helicopters. The helicopters are bigger, faster and quieter.

NEW SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR FOR FLEMINGTON

Small businesses in the Flemington area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a seminar to be held on Wednesday 29 July 2015.

SUPPORT FOR 10,000 FIRST-YEAR APPRENTICES WILL CONTINUE

Danny Pearson MP has today welcomed an Andrews Labor Government announcement that will see TAFEs across the state benefit from $3.5 million to continue support and guidance to apprentices aged 15 to 24 during the first year of their apprenticeship, after the program was cut..

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE IN ESSENDON

Building the Education State in Essendon 5 May 2015 Students in the electorate of Essendon are big winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget. Strathmore Primary School will receive $5.7 million to rebuild administration facilities and refurbish classrooms and staff areas. The..

NEW SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR MOONEE PONDS

NEW SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR MOONEE PONDS   1 May, 2015 Small businesses in the Moonee Ponds area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Wednesday 6 May 2015. Through the..

PEARSON SEEKS FUNDING FOR STRATHMORE PRIMARY SCHOOL

16 April 2015 Pearson Seeks Funding for Strathmore Primary School In Parliament this week, Danny Pearson MP, State Member for Essendon, called on the Government to fund the rebuild of Strathmore Primary School. Mr Pearson said that the school is in great need of a..

LABOR SAVES CAROLINE CHISHOLM SOCIETY

The grant, made to the Caroline Chisholm Society, is one of a $1.4 million grant package supporting local services. This funding will come as a tremendous relief to the Society, which does excellent work to support pregnant women and parents with young children

COMMUNITY TO WIN SUPPORT FOR LOCAL ROAD SAFETY SOLUTIONS

24 March 2015 Community To Win Support For Local Road Safety Solutions Member for Essendon, has encouraged community groups to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address local road safety issues. The latest round of the TAC’s $1 million Community Road Safety Grants program is..

ESSENDON PARENTS AND KINDERS NEED FUNDING CERTAINTY

Friday, 6 March, 2015 ESSENDON PARENTS AND KINDERS NEED FUNDING CERTAINTY Danny Pearson MP, member for Essendon, was today visited by representatives from Ascot Vale Progress Kindergarten and called for the Abbott Government to continue funding 15 hours of kinder for four-year-olds. The evidence shows..

ICE ACTION PLAN WILL HELP FAMILIES, SAVE LIVES IN ESSENDON

Thursday, 5 March, 2015 ICE ACTION PLAN WILL HELP FAMILIES, SAVE LIVES IN ESSENDON The Andrews Labor Government will embark on a landmark, $45.5 million effort to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that’s ruining lives in our community. Premier Daniel Andrews..