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ESSENDON PART OF FIRST EVER TRIAL OF BIKE RACKS ON BUSES

Victoria’s first ever trial of bike racks on buses will include Essendon, Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson announced today. The one year trial, which will begin in March next year, will see bike racks fitted to the front of 15 buses across metropolitan and regional bus..

6.59% AVERAGE RATE RISE HAS TO STOP

Moonee Valley Council is being urged to rein in rates ahead of the Andrews Labor Government’s Fair Go Rates cap being introduced next year. Moonee Valley has increased rates at an average of 6.59% over the last decade.

NEW KINDERGARTEN UPGRADE BENEFITS ESSENDON FAMILIES

Local kindergartens in Essendon are set to benefit from grants as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s promise to deliver new kindergarten infrastructure improvements. Five kindergartens will share in $30,793 worth of grants to improve services for children and families.

GRANT AWARDED TO STRENGTHEN MOONEE VALLEY LEGAL SERVICE

Moonee Valley Legal Service will receive a $200,000 boost to support the Service’s Safe from Harm project which provides family violence support and education to the residents of the housing estates in Ascot Vale and Flemington. The funding boost will allow for the Moonee Valley Legal..

ESSENDON LOCALS TO BENEFIT FROM SKILLS AND JOBS CENTRES

Danny Pearson MP today welcomed the Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert’s announcement that the Labor Government will invest $15 million to create the new Skills and Jobs Centres at Victoria’s public TAFE institutes.

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF VICTORIA’S TRAINING SYSTEM

Danny Pearson MP has today welcomed the $30 million investment to clean up Victoria’s training system with more onsite audits, closer scrutiny of high-risk providers and new, tougher contracts for training providers.

GIVING ESSENDON CLUBS A CHANCE TO SAVE LIVES

Essendon sports clubs can now apply for a life-saving defibrillator, so that players, spectators and parents can step in during an emergency until paramedics arrive.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR DISABILITY SELF-HELP GRANTS

Applications are now open for the Self-Help Grants program, which supports people with a disability, their carers and families. Danny Pearson MP, today encouraged all local disability self-help groups to apply for the grants.  

ESSENDON BENEFITS FROM HISTORIC NDIS AGREEMENT

Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson MP said the NDIS would be rolled out in Moonee Valley starting 1 October 2018 and was a big victory for people with disability and their families who fought so hard for this reform.

NOMINATE A YOUNG ACHIEVER

Danny Pearson MP encourages local residents to nominate young achievers in Essendon for the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Awards.