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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..

Enter the Vietnam War History Competition

I would like to encourage Year 10 and 11 students to enter the Vietnam War History Competition – this is an opportunity for students to honour and remember the brave men and women who served our nation. Entries close on 27 March 2016. Further information..

Meet Victoria’s First Gender and Sexuality Commissioner

Danny Pearson MP will host a Twilight Evening with Rowena Allen, Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner. The event will provide the local community with an opportunity to share their experiences with the Commissioner as she pursues her role as an advocate and agent for change on..

Time to Give Mount Alexander College a Facelift

Danny Pearson MP has called on the State Government to fund the renovation of the main building’s exterior at Mount Alexander College. The building is the first piece of infrastructure the public sees as they enter Mount Alexander College, and its drab exterior detracts from the..

Essendon Buses to Trial Bike Racks

Victoria’s first ever trial of bike racks on buses will see bike racks fitted to the front of Route 510 from Essendon to Ivanhoe via Brunswick, Northcote and Thornbury and the 512 service from Strathmore to East Coburg. The one year trial will begin in March next..

Moonee Valley Legal Service Shares in $200,000 Grant

The Moonee Valley Legal Service will receive a $200,000 Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund grant to continue the Safe from Harm project. The project runs in partnership with the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre and provides family violence support and education to the residents of the housing estates in Ascot..

Essendon Kindergartens Receive Infrastructure and IT Grants

Five kindergartens in the Essendon electorate will share in $30,793 worth of grants to improve services for children and families. Goodstart Early Learning, Wingate Avenue Children’s Cooperative and Ascot Vale Progress Kindergarten will receive grants of up to $10,000 to upgrade their playgrounds and undertake refurbishments. IT grant..

Premier Attends Wingate Avenue Community Centre’s 30th Birthday Celebrations

On Tuesday 13 October more than 500 people  gathered to celebrate Wingate Avenue Community Centre’s 30th birthday. It was an honour to have the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews, attended this event. For 30 years Wingate Avenue Community Centre has played a vitally important role in..