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Oval upgrade for Essendon North Primary School

Essendon North Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Essendon Danny Pearson announced $411,300 for costs associated with the oval upgrade at the school. This upgrade will give Essendon North Primary School students the school facilities they..

Funding Boost for Essendon Hockey Club

The 600-member strong Essendon Hockey Club will soon be able to crank up the heat for their loyal fans thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson announced the club had scored $45,000 to install air-conditioning in the..

Government Pitches In Funding For Essendon Baseball

Danny Pearson joined Minister for Sport John Eren and Essendon Baseball Club members to announce $100,000 in State Government funding towards the new Chris Lane Memorial Junior Baseball Field. The field is dedicated to the promising home-grown baseball talent whose life was tragically cut short in 2013. The 250..

$13.8 million upgrade to Strathmore Secondary College

Danny Pearson announced $13.8 million for Strathmore Secondary College in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for its exciting new upgrade. The funding will deliver on the first stage of the school’s master plan and will replace outdated classrooms with modern learning environments. This stage includes a..

$1.5 Million for better netball facilities at Riverside Park

Netballers across Essendon will have access to better facilities with $1.5 million announced to upgrade courts at Riverside Park. Funding will allow  for the construction of an additional nine multipurpose courts with lighting to provide netballers across Essendon with access to better facilities.

Andrews Government Shooting Goals for Netballers

Danny Pearson MP today announced funding to develop plans to expand the netball facilities at Riverside Park in Ascot Vale. With new families moving into the area and more locals signing up to play netball, the existing seven multi-use courts are struggling to cope with demand…


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..