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Removal of the Buckley Street Level Crossing Fast-Tracked to 2017

I am pleased to announce that removal of the Buckley Street Level Crossing will commence in 2017. Community consultation with residents, Council, local traders and the local schools will commence shortly. This is an absolutely fantastic outcome for our community and I am so pleased..

Grants Awarded to Essendon Sports Clubs

Congratulations to the clubs who have successfully applied for Sporting Club Grants and VicHealth’s Active Club grants. Essendon sports clubs have been awarded $25,913 in State Government grants. Ascot Vale Trugo Club $720 Maribyrnong Park Tennis Club $1000 Essendon Cricket Club $3000 Metro West District Swimming $5000..

Opening of Hopetoun Early Years Centre

I was thrilled to attend the opening of the Hopetoun Early Years Centre redevelopment. This site, which was funded by the City of Moonee Valley and the State Government will offer a quality early learning experience to families from Flemington and surrounding areas. The first 1,000..

State-of-the-Art Portables for Strathmore Secondary College

The Andrews Labor Government and Transurban have agreed to provide $2.78 million in funding for three new double-storey portable classrooms at Strathmore Secondary College. The new state-of-the-art classrooms will include noise dampening, double glazed Windows, energy efficient design and inclusive access ramps. The portables will replace six older..

Turnbull Cuts Hit Essendon Schools

Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to the Gonski education funding will leave Essendon schools up to $5,400,000 worse off every year from 2019. Our kids deserve the best chance to achieve their full potential, but Mr Turnbull’s cuts will affect every child in every school. This table shows how much our..

Masterplan Funding for Strathmore Secondary College

Danny Pearson MP announced that the Andrews Labor Government has committed funding for the Strathmore Secondary College Masterplan in the 2016/17 Victorian Budget. The College will now be able to get started on the planning required to upgrade and modernise its school buildings whilst making the best..

Kindergarten Grants Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2016-17 Children’s Facilities Capital Program Minor Grants round. Children in our community deserve the best start in life, and we can ensure this by providing high quality early years services. This is why I’m encouraging local kindergartens and children’s services to..

Celebrating International Women’s Day

On Monday 7 March 2016, Essendon locals gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day. This event was hosted by Danny Pearson MP with the aim to raise funds for Women’s Health West. Thank you to all who participated, with your support, we were able to raise..

Flemington Hill and Epsom Road Submission

The Victoria Racing Club is proposing a major redevelopment of their facility. You can read Danny’s submission to the Flemington Hill and Epsom Road Advisory Committee by clicking on this link: Advisory Panel Submission- VRC March 1 2016

More Frequent, Comfortable Trains from Essendon

The Melbourne Metro project will enable more frequent train services for local passengers. The project unclogs the centre of Melbourne’s train network, creating capacity to run more services across the network, including on the Upfield and Craigieburn lines. To support these extra services, the ‘turnback’ facility..

Inclusive Schools Funding for Ascot Vale Primary School

Ascot Vale Primary School is set to provide further support to students with special needs thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The grant forms part of the Labor Government’s new Inclusive Schools Fund. Ascot Vale Primary School will use the grant..

Extra bus services for Route 505

Additional bus services will be added to Route 505 – from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University from 21 February 2016. The An extra four trips being added on weekdays will see the 505 move from an hourly service to a 20 minute service between 8am..

Car Park Audit at Essendon Railway Stations

VicTrack and Public Transport Victoria have commenced an audit of car parking spaces at railway stations across the Essendon electorate. The audit follows a request from Labor candidate for Melbourne, Sophie Ismail, and Danny Pearson who asked that an audit be conducted in order to identify additional..

Grant Awarded to Strathmore Cricket Club

Congratulations to Strathmore Cricket Club on being awarded a $5000 grant for the installation of a second cricket pitch at Strathnaver Reserve, Strathmore. The funding is part of the Community Cricket Program: On Common Ground, a partnership between the Andrews Government, Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia.

Cricket Grants Now Open

The Andrews Government in partnership with Cricket Victoria is providing grants of up to $5,000 to assist clubs with minor facility upgrades, for equipment or for programs that build the base of players, coaches, umpires and volunteers. A Sports Vouchers Program will be available through local councils in..

Apply Now for a Community Shade Grant

Local organisations can now apply for a new Community Shade Grant to provide much needed shade in public areas. There are three Community Shade Grants available – up to $5000, $5,000 to $20,000, and $20,000 to $50,000 – which can be used for the construction..