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Apply Now: Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program

Danny Pearson MP is encouraging all sports clubs in the Essendon electorate to apply for round 1 of the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program 2015-19. These life-saving machines will assist clubs to step in during an emergency until paramedics arrive. For further information,..

Funding Boost for Moonee Valley Libraries

The Andrews Government will deliver $730,003 to Moonee Valley libraries, as part of the Public Libraries Funding Program in 2015-16. Danny Pearson MP, today visited Sam Merrifield Library as part of Book Week to announce the funding.


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. The grants are aimed at increasing physical activity and helping communities stay..

24 Hour Public Transport to get you Homesafe

Locals in the Essendon electorate will be able to enjoy Melbourne’s great night life or end a late-night shift, and then have a safe and affordable way to get home. From 1 January 2016, the Andrews Government will trial all-night public transport on weekends. During the..

First Camp Experience for 28 Debney Meadows Primary School Students

On Monday, twenty-eight children from Debney Meadows Primary School attended their first ever school camp with the help of a $148.3 Million fund which assists to cover the costs of school activities for disadvantaged families. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund was established by the Andrews Government to..

$1.8 Million Learn Local Funding Boost

Danny Pearson, Member for Essendon welcomed the announcement that subsidy rates for pre-accredited programs will increase. Pre-accredited training provides disadvantaged learners with opportunities to get off the treadmill of unemployment and back on the footpath to work or further study. The Andrews Government is establishing Victoria as the..

New Air Ambulance Helicopter on Show

Danny Pearson MP joined The Hon Jill Hennessy, Minister for Ambulance Services, at the unveiling of Victoria’s first new state-of-the-art ambulance helicopter. Air ambulance helicopters provide a vital service, and these new bigger, faster and quieter helicopters will be commissioned into service next year.

FReeZA Grants Now Open

FReeZA grants are now open. The FReeZA program helps young people to organise drug, alcohol and smoke-free music and cultural events in the local community. Information workshops will be held in late July and applications for funding close on Friday 21 August. Further information can..

Small Business Seminar for Flemington 29 July

Small business owners and prospective small business owners in the Flemington area are invited to attend a free seminar  on Wednesday 29 July 2015. The Business Planning Basics seminar will be held at the Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mount Alexander Road, Flemington, Victoria, 3031 at 6:00..


The Andrews Labor Government is reducing congestion and travel times on one of Victoria’s busiest and most important roads by adding lanes to CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway. Local residents and community members are invited to learn more about the project. You can drop in at any..


Do you know a paramedic, volunteer or auxiliary member of Ambulance Victoria? Nominations have opened for the Ambulance Service Medal. This distinction is awarded to Ambulance Victoria members who have gone above and beyond the ordinary discharge of their duties. Contact my office on 9370..


The Andrews Labor Government will fund the Apprenticeship Support Officer program for another 12 months at Kangan Institute, delivered through the TAFE network. The Apprenticeship Support Officer program helps about 10,000 apprentices each year, and funding was due to end on June 30, after it was..


Strathmore Primary School has successfully received funding under a new grants program that will measure and strengthen student resilience. The approach will include the use of a specialist survey and is based on compelling international research and evidence linking strong resilience to improved academic outcomes. Danny Pearson..

Strathmore Primary School Receives $5.7 million for Rebuild

I am delighted by the announcement that Strathmore Primary School will receive $5.7 million to rebuild administration facilities and refurbish classrooms and staff areas. Strathmore Primary School has been delivering excellent education outcomes for local students for the past 70 years and this vital rebuild..

Buckley Street – One Step Closer

27 April 2015 Removing the Buckley Street Level Crossing is one step closer today as a result of a meeting at the Essendon Railway Station between Kevin Devlin, the Chief Executive Officer of the Level Crossing Removal Authority, the Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson MP..