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Strathmore station will be upgraded with the new car parking spaces, upgrades to lighting, drainage, signage and CCTV to improve safety and station access.

Funding upgrades at Moonee Ponds West Primary School

The 2017-18 Victorian State Budget continues the work of building the Education State. As part of the Budget, Moonee Ponds West Primary School will receive $502,000 to assist with upgrades to school facilities.

Contract Awarded for the Buckley Street Level Crossing Removal

The contract to remove the Buckley Street Level Crossing has been awarded. The project is due to commence later this year and will be completed by 2019. The Level Crossing Removal Authority will be setting up an information hub at 22 Russell Street in the coming..

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..