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WWII Anglesea Lookout Post Makes Heritage Register

Anglesea’s Loveridge Lookout has been added to the Victorian Heritage Register, as part of commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Built in 1938 for local woman Bertha Loveridge, the Loveridge Lookout was commandeered in 1942 to be used as..

Supporting Melbourne Communities, Shopping Strips And Jobs

Communities in Melbourne will benefit from improved suburban activity centres and shopping strips through works backed by the Victorian Government that will create jobs and boost local businesses. Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane today announced a $6 million investment to support local communities in Metropolitan..

Victoria Remembers: 75 Years On From The End Of WWII

The Victorian Government is helping stage a series of virtual exhibitions, augmented reality experiences and a special online ceremony so that Victorians can mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II from home. On 15 August, it will be 75 years since Japan..

It’s Our Time: Backing Women To Stand For Council

A drive by the Victorian Government to inspire a new generation of women on councils is gathering pace ahead of the October local government elections. Opening the LGPro Women’s Professional Development Series today, Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane announced that social impact marketing firm..

RECOGNISING AND SUPPORTING VETERANS ACROSS VICTORIA

The Victorian Government is making sure veterans get the support they need and that their stories and sacrifice are remembered for future generations. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane today opened three funding streams that are aimed at improving the lives of veterans and ensuring their..

New Support For Victorian Communities To Stay Connected

The Victorian Government is helping communities to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic through a new grants program to support local initiatives. Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane and Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the opening of applications for the Let’s Stay Connected..

Swearing In

I was incredibly delighted to be sworn in as Minister for Local Government, Minister for Suburban Development and Minister for Veterans on Monday. Our state is facing unprecedented times and I’m honoured to be a part of a strong and fantastic team to get us..

Bringing the Legislative Council into the 21st Century

For the last 17 years, the Legislative Assembly has allowed infants into the chamber so that their parents can look after them. MPs are people too and some of us have young kids and nobody should be punished for being a parent. That’s why, as..

MAKING EASTERN METROPOLITAN SCHOOLS MORE INCLUSIVE

MAKING EASTERN METROPOLITAN SCHOOLS MORE INCLUSIVE The Andrews Labor Government is helping make Aurora School a more inclusive school for local students and families. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region today announced that Bryant Aslop Pty Ltd has been appointed to design the school’s $200 000..

MORE SUPPORT TO MAKE EASTERN METROPOLITAN SCHOOLS INCLUSIVE FOR ALL

Schools in Eastern Metropolitan Region have received grants to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas, in extra support for students with disabilities and additional needs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further 51..

BAG BAN BEGINS IN EASTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

The Victorian Government has delivered on its promise to ban lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria to reduce plastic pollution and help protect the environment. The ban will apply from 1 November bags being provided at point of sale by all retailers, including supermarkets, fashion..

NEW GRANTS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANISATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging animal shelters, foster carers, not-for-profit organisations and community vet clinics to apply for grants that will improve the welfare of animals across Victoria. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP today welcomed the opening of applications for round..

RISING STAR ATHLETES TRAVEL GRANTS APPLICATIONS OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government is backing our rising sports stars with applications now open for travel grants to help them take their skills to the next level. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane said applications have opened for the latest round of the Labor..

Kids across Eastern Metro encouraged to Walk to School

Families in Eastern Metropolitan Region are encouraged to hit the streets and walk, ride or scoot to school this October as part of VicHealth’s Walk to School program. Shaun Leane MP, local Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region said it was great to see many local..

SENIORS FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH WEEK OF FREE TRAVEL

The Victorian Seniors Festival returns this October with more than 2,500 free or low-cost events across the state and a week of free travel for seniors state-wide. Seniors Card holders will enjoy a week of free travel on all public transport across Victoria from 6–13..

A HELPING HAND TO BETTER MANAGE CHRONIC ILLNESSES

More people in Eastern Metropolitan Region living with a chronic illness will get support from their local peer-led support groups thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP today announced local support groups were among 69 to..

$50,000 BOOST FOR FOREST HILL LEARN LOCAL

Forest Hill Learn Local has shared in a $2.8 million funding boost to deliver training for priority learners including early school leavers, women seeking to re-enter the workforce and unemployed workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today..