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FRASER STREET RESERVE & MELTON AGED SERVICES CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT

Representing Minister Hutchins, today, along with the mayor for Melton Cr Sophie Ramsey, I had the pleasure of opening Fraser Street Reserve in Melton following upgrades made and announcing the completion of the Melton Aged Services Centre redevelopment.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

On the 8th of March I had the opportunity to stand up in Parliament and wish Victoria a happy International Women's Day.

SESQUICENTENNIAL SCULPTURE PARK OPENING

I had the pleasure of celebrating Westbourne Grammar’s sesquicentennial sculpture park opening... Congratulations to the staff of Westbourne Grammar for this lifetime achievement and milestone and I wish the school and class of 2017 all the best.

MAJOR WORKS SET TO TRANSFORM OUTER-WESTERN ROADS

Local residents and commuters out west will benefit from a huge package of road upgrade and maintenance works that will cut travel times, improve road safety and better connect communities in key growth corridors.

MORE HOUSING FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE VICTIMS

Women and children fleeing family violence will have a safe place to call home with 20 affordable units being built in Newport, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz was joined today by Members for Western Metropolitan Cesar Melhem and..

DANGEROUS AND CONGESTED ST ALBANS LEVEL CROSSINGS GONE

The Main Road and Furlong Road level crossings have been removed, while work on the removal of two more crossings ramps up across town. The removal comes with the opening of two new stations, and the return of train services following a month-long construction blitz. The..

WORK ON WIDENING THE EJ WHITTEN BRIDGE HAS COMMENCED

Work has commenced on strengthening and widening the EJ Whitten bridge. The upgrade will create more traffic lanes and fix the notorious traffic deadlock that exists on the M80 between Keilor Park Drive and Furlong Road. The upgrade includes new public safety barriers – which the community has..

NEW SUNSHINE LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTRE

On Sunday I attended the official opening of the new Brimbank City Council building on behalf of the Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins.

M80 UPGRADE

Fixing the notorious bottle neck between Sunshine Avenue and the Calder Freeway.

THE MESSENGER DOGS – TALES OF WWI

Today I had the pleasure to meet the grade 6 children of Seabrook Primary School Point Cook, witness the “Anzac Centenary – Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance” roadshow perform and formally launch “Messenger Dogs – Tales of WWI”.

END-OF-LIFE CHOICES

My view now is that I support the majority report on the inquiry to provide Victorians with self‑determination. If a patient at the end of his or her life — and we are talking about the end of their life — wants to make the decision themself to end their life on their own terms, I think they should be given that right.

Youth Parliament

The last sitting of the 30th YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament was today... Congratulations to all of the young delegates who spent the week debating and discussing important state issues.

Western Health patients to be hit hard

Western Health is facing a $4.973 million cut to its bottom-line budget as a result of Turnbull’s latest savage $73 million cut in health funding.

COMMUNITY SHADE GRANTS

Thank you Jill Hennessy, the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, for funding Newport Power Football Club and Western Athletics requests for community shade grants as I requested...

LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR VICTORIA’S 30-YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY

Today Infrastructure Victoria – an independent statutory authority created by the Labor Government – begun consultation on the preparation of the 30-year infrastructure strategy. Infrastructure Victoria will take short term politics out of infrastructure planning, and keep our pipeline of major projects full to grow..