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  • First sod officially turned!

    Colin was joined by staff, students, parents and school councillors at Greensborough College to officially turn the first sod, as construction commences!

  • First sod officially turned!

    Colin was joined by staff, students, parents and school councillors at Greensborough College to officially turn the first sod, as construction commences!

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101 New Car Spaces for Watsonia Station!

UPDATE: November 2017 Construction works have now been completed and 101 extra car spaces have been added to Watsonia Station!   25 August 2016 Local commuters will benefit from up to 100 extra car parking spaces at Watsonia station, easing pressure and making it easier to find a park. Watsonia station currently has capacity for 464 vehicles, but is often full before the end of the morning peak period. Member for Bundoora Colin Brooks today said the additional parks will boost the station’s capacity to accommodate a total of up to 564 vehicles. The installation of new lighting, CCTV footage and signage will improve safety and access to the station. The new parking spaces will be created in previously vacant leased land. The extension is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million investment to create more than 1500 commuter car park spaces at 16 busy train stations across the outer suburbs and regional Victoria. VicTrack are currently managing a tender calling for qualified construction firms to deliver the works. The project will unlock land at stations to provide thousands of new sealed car parking spaces free of charge. Increasing parking capacity at stations like Watsonia, will also help to reduce traffic congestion on local streets by encouraging more commuters to use public transport. Site planning and detailed design works at each station will begin this year to prepare the sites for construction to commence in early 2017. All construction works are expected to be completed by October 2017.   Quotes attributable to Member for Bundoora Colin Brooks “I know from experience, it’s often a struggle to find a park at Watsonia — which is why we’re creating up to a hundred new car parking spaces.” “These spaces will help people access the trains they rely on every day to get to work, school and back home.” “We want to make it easier for people to park, encourage more people to catch public transport, and ease congestion on our local roads.”

101 New Car Spaces for Watsonia Station!

UPDATE: November 2017 Construction works have now been completed and 101 extra car spaces have been added to Watsonia Station!   25 August 2016 Local commuters will benefit from up to 100 extra car parking spaces at Watsonia station, easing pressure and making it easier to find a park. Watsonia station currently has capacity for 464 vehicles, but is often full before the end of the morning peak period. Member for Bundoora Colin Brooks today said the additional parks will boost the station’s capacity to accommodate a total of up to 564 vehicles. The installation of new lighting, CCTV footage and signage will improve safety and access to the station. The new parking spaces will be created in previously vacant leased land. The extension is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million investment to create more than 1500 commuter car park spaces at 16 busy train stations across the outer suburbs and regional Victoria. VicTrack are currently managing a tender calling for qualified construction firms to deliver the works. The project will unlock land at stations to provide thousands of new sealed car parking spaces free of charge. Increasing parking capacity at stations like Watsonia, will also help to reduce traffic congestion on local streets by encouraging more commuters to use public transport. Site planning and detailed design works at each station will begin this year to prepare the sites for construction to commence in early 2017. All construction works are expected to be completed by October 2017.   Quotes attributable to Member for Bundoora Colin Brooks “I know from experience, it’s often a struggle to find a park at Watsonia — which is why we’re creating up to a hundred new car parking spaces.” “These spaces will help people access the trains they rely on every day to get to work, school and back home.” “We want to make it easier for people to park, encourage more people to catch public transport, and ease congestion on our local roads.”

Pat Cronin Foundation – walk to the Valley 2017

The Pat Cronin Foundation works to educate and raise awareness in its campaign to end the cowardly 'one-punch' attacks.

SAFETY UPGRADE FOR FLINTOFF ST/GRIMSHAW ST INTERSECTION

After a long campaign, a new pedestrian crossing has been installed at the intersection of Flintoff Street and Grimshaw Street!

Riding for Children in Need!

The 'Labor in Lycra' team is back. Help us raise funds for the Smith Family to support children in need.

 

Construction Begins at Greensborough College!

Colin was joined by staff, students, parents and school councillors at Greensborough College to officially turn the first sod.

$162 Million Expansion for Northern Hospital

The health needs of Melbourne’s rapidly growing northern suburbs will soon be much better met, thanks to a major expansion of the Northern Hospital. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $162.7 million to upgrade the hospital, with an increase in operating theatres and additional beds that will allow an estimated 10,000 more patients to be treated each year. The Stage 2 project will complete a seven storey tower and add 96 new inpatient beds, three operating theatres and more treatment rooms. These new beds will add to the existing 360 multi-day and same-day beds. There will also be room to grow – with space for the future expansion of cardiology services, cath labs and medical imaging. The last state government allocated just $29 million for Stage 1 of the expansion – a figure dwarfed by the Andrews Government’s commitment to Stage 2. The Northern Hospital services more than 365,000 people, with an expected growth rate of 51 per cent up to 2031 set to push the population past 550,000. Building works are expected to start late next year, and are due to be completed in 2021. We’re building better hospitals to make sure we have the right services and infrastructure in place in Melbourne’s North, so we can best meet the demands of our rapidly growing community.   Northern Health The Northern Hospital is part of Northern Health which operates the state’s busiest Emergency Department, which treats over 88,000 patients each year. An average week at Northern Health includes: Over 1,700 patient arrivals to The Northern Hospital's Emergency Department, of which 352 are children Over 450 ambulance arrivals Nearly 4,000 outpatients are treated across Northern Health's campuses 306 patients receive an elective surgery procedure 120 emergency surgeries take place 69 babies are born at The Northern Hospital

$162 Million Expansion for Northern Hospital

The health needs of Melbourne’s rapidly growing northern suburbs will soon be much better met, thanks to a major expansion of the Northern Hospital. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $162.7 million to upgrade the hospital, with an increase in operating theatres and additional beds that will allow an estimated 10,000 more patients to be treated each year. The Stage 2 project will complete a seven storey tower and add 96 new inpatient beds, three operating theatres and more treatment rooms. These new beds will add to the existing 360 multi-day and same-day beds. There will also be room to grow – with space for the future expansion of cardiology services, cath labs and medical imaging. The last state government allocated just $29 million for Stage 1 of the expansion – a figure dwarfed by the Andrews Government’s commitment to Stage 2. The Northern Hospital services more than 365,000 people, with an expected growth rate of 51 per cent up to 2031 set to push the population past 550,000. Building works are expected to start late next year, and are due to be completed in 2021. We’re building better hospitals to make sure we have the right services and infrastructure in place in Melbourne’s North, so we can best meet the demands of our rapidly growing community.   Northern Health The Northern Hospital is part of Northern Health which operates the state’s busiest Emergency Department, which treats over 88,000 patients each year. An average week at Northern Health includes: Over 1,700 patient arrivals to The Northern Hospital's Emergency Department, of which 352 are children Over 450 ambulance arrivals Nearly 4,000 outpatients are treated across Northern Health's campuses 306 patients receive an elective surgery procedure 120 emergency surgeries take place 69 babies are born at The Northern Hospital

$3.5 Million Upgrade for Bundoora Primary School!

Students at Bundoora Primary School will benefit from a new upgrade, thanks to the Andrews Government. The $3,500,000 investment, delivered as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will go towards making sure local kids get the best start in life. Following planning money provided in last year’s Budget, this project will modernise and expand Bundoora Primary School. Funding will be used to construct the first stage of works including a brand new school administration area, additional multipurpose rooms that reflect 21st century learning environments, and dedicated spaces for music curriculum. The Andrews Government is building and upgrading a record number of schools to make sure every child has every chance to succeed. Colin Brooks, the State Member for Bundoora, visited the school today to announce the funding to students and staff. Quotes attributable to Member for Bundoora, Colin Brooks “This is great news for the Bundoora school community.” “The wonderful students and their teachers at Bundoora deserve the best and that's what the Andrews Government is delivering.” “I've worked with the school over many years to address maintenance issues but it's clear that the old buildings at the school need to be rebuilt, not patched over."

$3.5 Million Upgrade for Bundoora Primary School!

Students at Bundoora Primary School will benefit from a new upgrade, thanks to the Andrews Government. The $3,500,000 investment, delivered as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will go towards making sure local kids get the best start in life. Following planning money provided in last year’s Budget, this project will modernise and expand Bundoora Primary School. Funding will be used to construct the first stage of works including a brand new school administration area, additional multipurpose rooms that reflect 21st century learning environments, and dedicated spaces for music curriculum. The Andrews Government is building and upgrading a record number of schools to make sure every child has every chance to succeed. Colin Brooks, the State Member for Bundoora, visited the school today to announce the funding to students and staff. Quotes attributable to Member for Bundoora, Colin Brooks “This is great news for the Bundoora school community.” “The wonderful students and their teachers at Bundoora deserve the best and that's what the Andrews Government is delivering.” “I've worked with the school over many years to address maintenance issues but it's clear that the old buildings at the school need to be rebuilt, not patched over."

Good News for Diamond Valley Community Support!

The State Government has approved an $11,000 grant to cover lost income for Diamond Valley Community Support resulting form the floods of December 29.