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BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN MANNINGHAM

Grassroots sports clubs in Manningham are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 9 clubs in Manningham would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Manningham that received grants are, Doncaster Athletics Club, Strategic Plan, $5,000 Templestowe Junior Football Club, Coaching the Coaches, $2,000 Doncaster All Abilities Basketball Inc, Coaching Skills, $2,000 CA Tritons, Uniforms, $1,000 Doncaster and Districts Netball Association, Equipment, $1,000 Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club, Equipment, $750 Bulleen Templestowe District Junior Football Club, Equipment, $1,000 Manningham Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000 Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Junior Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000 The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Manningham the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Manningham, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN MANNINGHAM

Grassroots sports clubs in Manningham are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 9 clubs in Manningham would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Manningham that received grants are, Doncaster Athletics Club, Strategic Plan, $5,000 Templestowe Junior Football Club, Coaching the Coaches, $2,000 Doncaster All Abilities Basketball Inc, Coaching Skills, $2,000 CA Tritons, Uniforms, $1,000 Doncaster and Districts Netball Association, Equipment, $1,000 Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club, Equipment, $750 Bulleen Templestowe District Junior Football Club, Equipment, $1,000 Manningham Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000 Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Junior Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000 The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Manningham the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Manningham, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN WHITEHORSE

Grassroots sports clubs in Whitehorse are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 11 clubs in Whitehorse would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Whitehorse that received grants were, Whitehorse Colts Football Netball Club, Coaching The Coaches, $1,950 Eley Park Football Club, Equipment, $1,000 Box Hill North Super Kings Cricket Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Surrey Park Lacrosse Club, Equipment, $980 Blackburn North Bowling Club, Equipment, $1,000 Metro East Bicycle User Group Inc, Uniforms, $825 Nunawading Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Whitehorse United Soccer Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association, Uniforms, $1,000 Mitcham Angling Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Victorian Womens Superleague Association, Uniforms, $975   The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Whitehorse the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Whitehorse, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN WHITEHORSE

Grassroots sports clubs in Whitehorse are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 11 clubs in Whitehorse would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Whitehorse that received grants were, Whitehorse Colts Football Netball Club, Coaching The Coaches, $1,950 Eley Park Football Club, Equipment, $1,000 Box Hill North Super Kings Cricket Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Surrey Park Lacrosse Club, Equipment, $980 Blackburn North Bowling Club, Equipment, $1,000 Metro East Bicycle User Group Inc, Uniforms, $825 Nunawading Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Whitehorse United Soccer Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Box Hill Reporter District Cricket Association, Uniforms, $1,000 Mitcham Angling Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Victorian Womens Superleague Association, Uniforms, $975   The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Whitehorse the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Whitehorse, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN MONASH

Grassroots sports clubs in Monash are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 2 clubs in Monash would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Monash to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Monash that received grants are, Waverley Blues Football Club, Kicking Master Class, $2,000 Krakatoas Sporting Club, Uniforms, $831 The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Monash the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Monash, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN MONASH

Grassroots sports clubs in Monash are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 2 clubs in Monash would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Monash to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Monash that received grants are, Waverley Blues Football Club, Kicking Master Class, $2,000 Krakatoas Sporting Club, Uniforms, $831 The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Monash the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Monash, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN MAROONDAH

Grassroots sports clubs in Maroondah are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 16 clubs in Maroondah would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Maroondah that received grants are, Ringwood Diving Club, Kinder Gym at Aquanation, $4,112 Heathmont Hornets Basketball Club, Coaching Skills Development Program, $2,000 Kirinari Kayak Club, Instructor Training, $2,000 Heathmont Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Glen Park Community Centre, Equipment, $750 Warranwood Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000 Croydon Football Club, Equipment, $1,000 Croydon Ranges Soccer Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Eastfield Cricket Club, Equipment, $994 Maroondah United Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Ringwood and Districts Cricket Association, Uniforms, $1,000 Eastern Sirens Synchronized Swimming, Uniforms, $1,000 Norwood Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000 Ringwood Croquet Club, Equipment, $675 South Croydon Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000 Heatherdale Cricket Club, Uniforms, $1,000 The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Maroondah the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Maroondah, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN MAROONDAH

Grassroots sports clubs in Maroondah are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 16 clubs in Maroondah would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Maroondah that received grants are, Ringwood Diving Club, Kinder Gym at Aquanation, $4,112 Heathmont Hornets Basketball Club, Coaching Skills Development Program, $2,000 Kirinari Kayak Club, Instructor Training, $2,000 Heathmont Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Glen Park Community Centre, Equipment, $750 Warranwood Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000 Croydon Football Club, Equipment, $1,000 Croydon Ranges Soccer Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Eastfield Cricket Club, Equipment, $994 Maroondah United Football Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Ringwood and Districts Cricket Association, Uniforms, $1,000 Eastern Sirens Synchronized Swimming, Uniforms, $1,000 Norwood Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000 Ringwood Croquet Club, Equipment, $675 South Croydon Cricket Club, Equipment, $1,000 Heatherdale Cricket Club, Uniforms, $1,000 The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Maroondah the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Maroondah, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN KNOX

Grassroots sports clubs in Knox are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 8 clubs in Knox would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Knox that received grants are, Eastern Lions Football Club, Planning for the Future, $4,500 & Equipment, $1,000 Bayswater Strikers Soccer Club, Uniforms, $750 Boronia Bowls Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Boronia Uniting Netball Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Maroondah Calisthenics Club, Equipment, $1,000 Templeton Tennis Club, Equipment, $1,000 Wantirna South Football Club, Equipment, $1,000 Wantirna Tennis Club, Equipment, $800   The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Knox the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Knox, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN KNOX

Grassroots sports clubs in Knox are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and be more competitive. Shaun Leane MP today announced 8 clubs in Knox would benefit from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities in Knox to get involved in grassroots sports and get active. There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers. Clubs in Knox that received grants are, Eastern Lions Football Club, Planning for the Future, $4,500 & Equipment, $1,000 Bayswater Strikers Soccer Club, Uniforms, $750 Boronia Bowls Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Boronia Uniting Netball Club, Uniforms, $1,000 Maroondah Calisthenics Club, Equipment, $1,000 Templeton Tennis Club, Equipment, $1,000 Wantirna South Football Club, Equipment, $1,000 Wantirna Tennis Club, Equipment, $800   The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s strategy to make sport more accessible and inclusive, support clubs and volunteers and boost participation at the grassroots level. This comes on top of the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms across the state. Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane “We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Knox the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.” “Here in Knox, we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”  

WORK UNDERWAY ON VITAL CYCLING LINK IN MELBOURNE’S EAST

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the cycling network in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, with work about to begin on the Ringwood section of the $14.8 million new shared use path between Box Hill and Ringwood. Once completed, the 10km shared path will link the vibrant Box Hill precinct to Ringwood’s centre, connecting cyclists and walkers to public transport, services and facilities. The Ringwood section of this project will connect the walking and cycling path at Eastlink, which was completed as part of the level crossing removal works at Heatherdale Station, to the playground on Albert Street. Works on this section will include construction of a new path along the southern side of the railway line. Pedestrian lights will be installed at Molan Street, and the intersection of New Street and Albert Street will be fully signalised, enabling right turns from Albert Street into New Street heading towards Maroondah Highway. Works are scheduled to be completed by mid-2018. Planning work and consultation is underway on the remaining three sections needed to provide a full connection from Box Hill to Ringwood. Work on two of these sections is due to start later this year. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane “We’re making it quicker, easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians to get around Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.” “This project will create a safer environment for cyclists and provide better connectivity for the local community to business activity districts, train stations and schools.”

WORK UNDERWAY ON VITAL CYCLING LINK IN MELBOURNE’S EAST

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the cycling network in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, with work about to begin on the Ringwood section of the $14.8 million new shared use path between Box Hill and Ringwood. Once completed, the 10km shared path will link the vibrant Box Hill precinct to Ringwood’s centre, connecting cyclists and walkers to public transport, services and facilities. The Ringwood section of this project will connect the walking and cycling path at Eastlink, which was completed as part of the level crossing removal works at Heatherdale Station, to the playground on Albert Street. Works on this section will include construction of a new path along the southern side of the railway line. Pedestrian lights will be installed at Molan Street, and the intersection of New Street and Albert Street will be fully signalised, enabling right turns from Albert Street into New Street heading towards Maroondah Highway. Works are scheduled to be completed by mid-2018. Planning work and consultation is underway on the remaining three sections needed to provide a full connection from Box Hill to Ringwood. Work on two of these sections is due to start later this year. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane “We’re making it quicker, easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians to get around Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.” “This project will create a safer environment for cyclists and provide better connectivity for the local community to business activity districts, train stations and schools.”

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North East Link – Planning Commences in Earnest

In December the Premier announced that the Andrews Labor Government would build the missing link in our road network - the North East Link. The North East Link will finally join-up our freeway network, connecting our growing suburbs in the north, east, and south-east, and providing a direct route from the east to the airport. It will carry 100,000 cars a day, relieving congested freeways, slashing traffic in the north and east, and taking thousands of trucks off local roads. This will mean less time in traffic, and more time with friends and family in the north, south, and east, while the Western Distributor busts congestion in the west. Planning will get underway immediately, with $35 million to kick-start work spearheaded by a new expert North East Link Authority. The business case, including determining the right route for the road, will be developed by 2018, and the planning and procurement processes will begin that year. Extensive technical, environmental and social investigations will determine the best route for the project, with a key focus on protecting existing urban areas and minimising environmental impacts. Unlike the previous-Liberal Government who rushed through a botched project, we won't sign contracts before the next election. We'll do the work properly, and ensure that the Victorian people can have a say on Victoria's biggest road project. Contracts will only be signed, and construction started, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government following the November 2018 election. The North East Link has been spoken about for decades, but always put in the too-hard basket. Infrastructure Victoria have identified it as the most important new project in our transport network. It's the logical next step in this Government's rebuilding of our road and rail network. The Andrews Labor Government will get it done. Project benefits • Completes the vital missing link in Melbourne’s metropolitan ring road. • Provides a safe and efficient freeway connection for more than 100,000 vehicles per day, slashing travel times and halting rat-runs through congested north-south links including Fitzsimmons Lane, Greensborough Highway, Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna Road, Doncaster Road, Springvale Road and through Warrandyte. • Provides quick and easy access for freight to move between industrial areas around Ringwood, Dandenong, Sunshine, East Werribee and Latrobe and Melbourne Airport. • Improves access for millions of people to jobs and services located in Melbourne’s north and south-east, including hospitals, education and sporting facilities. • Creates thousands of jobs during planning, construction and early operation. • Protects urban areas and environmental assets through tunnelling. For more information and to stay up to date visit www.northeastlink.vic.gov.au Map copyright to North East Link Authority.

North East Link – Planning Commences in Earnest

In December the Premier announced that the Andrews Labor Government would build the missing link in our road network - the North East Link. The North East Link will finally join-up our freeway network, connecting our growing suburbs in the north, east, and south-east, and providing a direct route from the east to the airport. It will carry 100,000 cars a day, relieving congested freeways, slashing traffic in the north and east, and taking thousands of trucks off local roads. This will mean less time in traffic, and more time with friends and family in the north, south, and east, while the Western Distributor busts congestion in the west. Planning will get underway immediately, with $35 million to kick-start work spearheaded by a new expert North East Link Authority. The business case, including determining the right route for the road, will be developed by 2018, and the planning and procurement processes will begin that year. Extensive technical, environmental and social investigations will determine the best route for the project, with a key focus on protecting existing urban areas and minimising environmental impacts. Unlike the previous-Liberal Government who rushed through a botched project, we won't sign contracts before the next election. We'll do the work properly, and ensure that the Victorian people can have a say on Victoria's biggest road project. Contracts will only be signed, and construction started, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government following the November 2018 election. The North East Link has been spoken about for decades, but always put in the too-hard basket. Infrastructure Victoria have identified it as the most important new project in our transport network. It's the logical next step in this Government's rebuilding of our road and rail network. The Andrews Labor Government will get it done. Project benefits • Completes the vital missing link in Melbourne’s metropolitan ring road. • Provides a safe and efficient freeway connection for more than 100,000 vehicles per day, slashing travel times and halting rat-runs through congested north-south links including Fitzsimmons Lane, Greensborough Highway, Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna Road, Doncaster Road, Springvale Road and through Warrandyte. • Provides quick and easy access for freight to move between industrial areas around Ringwood, Dandenong, Sunshine, East Werribee and Latrobe and Melbourne Airport. • Improves access for millions of people to jobs and services located in Melbourne’s north and south-east, including hospitals, education and sporting facilities. • Creates thousands of jobs during planning, construction and early operation. • Protects urban areas and environmental assets through tunnelling. For more information and to stay up to date visit www.northeastlink.vic.gov.au Map copyright to North East Link Authority.

Bayswater Level Crossings GONE!!!

On Monday 12 December Public Transport Minister, Jacinta Allan, was one of the first passengers to catch a train from the brand new Bayswater Station as it travelled UNDER Mountain Highway! The Mountain Highway bridge is also now open to traffic as works continue on landscaping, carparking etc for several more months. Full details of ongoing works and disruptions are available at www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. This project is being delivered by an alliance consisting of Laing O’Rourke, Fulton Hogan and AECOM, together with the Level Crossing Removal Authority, Public Transport Victoria, VicRoads and Metro Trains. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2017 with carparking, landscaping and station works continuing once the crossing . The new Bayswater station and wider pedestrian footpath along Mountain Highway will help improve the way people move in and around these two busy roads and shopping strip. It will be safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike. The removal of the two level crossings and building the new station is a great opportunity to develop Bayswater, and I’d encourage the community to support local businesses during construction.

Bayswater Level Crossings GONE!!!

On Monday 12 December Public Transport Minister, Jacinta Allan, was one of the first passengers to catch a train from the brand new Bayswater Station as it travelled UNDER Mountain Highway! The Mountain Highway bridge is also now open to traffic as works continue on landscaping, carparking etc for several more months. Full details of ongoing works and disruptions are available at www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. This project is being delivered by an alliance consisting of Laing O’Rourke, Fulton Hogan and AECOM, together with the Level Crossing Removal Authority, Public Transport Victoria, VicRoads and Metro Trains. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2017 with carparking, landscaping and station works continuing once the crossing . The new Bayswater station and wider pedestrian footpath along Mountain Highway will help improve the way people move in and around these two busy roads and shopping strip. It will be safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike. The removal of the two level crossings and building the new station is a great opportunity to develop Bayswater, and I’d encourage the community to support local businesses during construction.

Work Commences Building the New Maroondah Hospital Breast Cancer Centre

Around 25,000 women will be able to receive breast cancer treatment closer to home with work now underway on a new one-stop shop for breast cancer screening to be co-located at Maroondah Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Shaun to view the start of construction works at the Maroondah Hospital Breast Cancer Centre. Construction is due for completion in early 2018. The new Centre will feature: An additional mammography screening room, to see an extra 5520 women each year Allied health rooms providing for an extra 7200 patients each year Consulting rooms, where medical professionals can see an extra 12,800 patients each year A Breast Nurse consulting room that will support an additional 2400 patients each year The Centre will have two ultrasound rooms which will be able to conduct guided biopsies, and four medical imaging reading rooms – which will ensure that women will receive quicker diagnosis, and quicker treatment. Services and treatment will be better co-ordinated, with co-located multidisciplinary teams able to meet regularly at the Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre to present patient cases and share best practices. “The Andrews Government promised the women of the eastern suburbs their own dedicated breast cancer centre, and we’re getting it done.” said Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy. [caption id="attachment_4324" align="alignnone" width="337"] Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Eastern Health's Matt Sharp & Eastern Health CEO David Plunkett in background[/caption]        

Work Commences Building the New Maroondah Hospital Breast Cancer Centre

Around 25,000 women will be able to receive breast cancer treatment closer to home with work now underway on a new one-stop shop for breast cancer screening to be co-located at Maroondah Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Shaun to view the start of construction works at the Maroondah Hospital Breast Cancer Centre. Construction is due for completion in early 2018. The new Centre will feature: An additional mammography screening room, to see an extra 5520 women each year Allied health rooms providing for an extra 7200 patients each year Consulting rooms, where medical professionals can see an extra 12,800 patients each year A Breast Nurse consulting room that will support an additional 2400 patients each year The Centre will have two ultrasound rooms which will be able to conduct guided biopsies, and four medical imaging reading rooms – which will ensure that women will receive quicker diagnosis, and quicker treatment. Services and treatment will be better co-ordinated, with co-located multidisciplinary teams able to meet regularly at the Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre to present patient cases and share best practices. “The Andrews Government promised the women of the eastern suburbs their own dedicated breast cancer centre, and we’re getting it done.” said Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy. [caption id="attachment_4324" align="alignnone" width="337"] Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Eastern Health's Matt Sharp & Eastern Health CEO David Plunkett in background[/caption]        

Preserving the Healesville Freeway Reserve

In Feb 2014 Daniel Andrews stood on a stump and promised the residents of Vermont that an Andrews Labor Government would preserve the Healesville Freeway Reserve for the community - not sell it off for development. Recently the new community Stakeholder Reference Group has met to contribute to an Establishment Plan being developed over the next 6 months by the DELWP prior to the handover of the land to Parks Victoria. Included in the plan will be the community's aspirations for what may be developed in the parklands and preparations for a shared-use path for walkers and cyclists.

Preserving the Healesville Freeway Reserve

In Feb 2014 Daniel Andrews stood on a stump and promised the residents of Vermont that an Andrews Labor Government would preserve the Healesville Freeway Reserve for the community - not sell it off for development. Recently the new community Stakeholder Reference Group has met to contribute to an Establishment Plan being developed over the next 6 months by the DELWP prior to the handover of the land to Parks Victoria. Included in the plan will be the community's aspirations for what may be developed in the parklands and preparations for a shared-use path for walkers and cyclists.

Level Crossings Removed at Blackburn & Heatherdale Roads

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://www.shaunleanemp.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/My-Movie-5.mp4"][/video] On Monday 6 February 2017 trains will travel under Blackburn and Heatherdale Roads for the first time with the dangerous and congested level crossings now gone. Following an intensive construction period over the Christmas holidays the main works to separate the rail lines from the roads is complete. All train services will resume as normal on Monday 6 February. Works will continue around both sites for several more months until all works are fully completed. To find up-to-date information about the ongoing works and how they may affect you, please visit regularly www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. During the 41-day construction blitz 800 staff excavated 80 Olympic swimming pools-worth of soil and rock to lower the line so trains can safely run under the road for the first time. Two new pedestrian bridges have been built at Purches Street in Mitcham and Cottage Street in Blackburn, and a third is under construction at King Street/Oliver Avenue in Blackburn, making it quicker and safer to cross the tracks. The Blackburn and Heatherdale Roads will also reopen to traffic on Monday, free from the boom gates that held motorists hostage for an hour every morning peak. However, as works progress, some night road closures will be required to complete the road works, landscaping, car parks and other finishing works at the stations which will continue until mid-year. For more detail about the Labor Government’s plan to reduce congestion, improve safety, run more trains and create 4,500 jobs, visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

Level Crossings Removed at Blackburn & Heatherdale Roads

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://www.shaunleanemp.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/My-Movie-5.mp4"][/video] On Monday 6 February 2017 trains will travel under Blackburn and Heatherdale Roads for the first time with the dangerous and congested level crossings now gone. Following an intensive construction period over the Christmas holidays the main works to separate the rail lines from the roads is complete. All train services will resume as normal on Monday 6 February. Works will continue around both sites for several more months until all works are fully completed. To find up-to-date information about the ongoing works and how they may affect you, please visit regularly www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. During the 41-day construction blitz 800 staff excavated 80 Olympic swimming pools-worth of soil and rock to lower the line so trains can safely run under the road for the first time. Two new pedestrian bridges have been built at Purches Street in Mitcham and Cottage Street in Blackburn, and a third is under construction at King Street/Oliver Avenue in Blackburn, making it quicker and safer to cross the tracks. The Blackburn and Heatherdale Roads will also reopen to traffic on Monday, free from the boom gates that held motorists hostage for an hour every morning peak. However, as works progress, some night road closures will be required to complete the road works, landscaping, car parks and other finishing works at the stations which will continue until mid-year. For more detail about the Labor Government’s plan to reduce congestion, improve safety, run more trains and create 4,500 jobs, visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.