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Is your gas heater safe – be sure

Josh Bull MP is urging everyone in Sunbury, Diggers Rest, Tullamarine and Gladstone Park to protect themselves from carbon monoxide poisoning by getting their open flued gas heaters serviced by a licensed gasfitter.  Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause long term chronic health issues. It can also kill. Tragically, in 2017, Greensborough grandmother Sonia Sofianopoulos died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her home. In 2010, two young brothers, Chase and Tyler Robinson were also killed by carbon monoxide in regional Victoria.   “Since the tragic deaths of the Robinson boys, Energy Safe Victoria has run a statewide awareness campaign, calling on Victorians to get their gas heaters serviced at least once every two years,” Josh said.  “Servicing must be carried out by a licensed gasfitter, one endorsed in Type A appliance servicing work.”   “Given that many people are at home, it’s important that you don’t try to service yourself. Gasfitters carry out an essential service and are permitted to carry out domestic work. They can attend at your home to service your gas heater.”  In addition to servicing, other simple steps that will reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning include:  don’t leave your heater on overnight or for long period  make sure there is fresh air flowing through the room when your heater is on  don’t run exhaust fans such as the kitchen rangehood or the bathroom fan at the same time as the heater  never bring outdoor heaters inside for use in your home.  Take steps to ensure you and your household are safe from carbon monoxide. For more information visit www.esv.vic.gov.au. 

Is your gas heater safe – be sure

Josh Bull MP is urging everyone in Sunbury, Diggers Rest, Tullamarine and Gladstone Park to protect themselves from carbon monoxide poisoning by getting their open flued gas heaters serviced by a licensed gasfitter.  Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause long term chronic health issues. It can also kill. Tragically, in 2017, Greensborough grandmother Sonia Sofianopoulos died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her home. In 2010, two young brothers, Chase and Tyler Robinson were also killed by carbon monoxide in regional Victoria.   “Since the tragic deaths of the Robinson boys, Energy Safe Victoria has run a statewide awareness campaign, calling on Victorians to get their gas heaters serviced at least once every two years,” Josh said.  “Servicing must be carried out by a licensed gasfitter, one endorsed in Type A appliance servicing work.”   “Given that many people are at home, it’s important that you don’t try to service yourself. Gasfitters carry out an essential service and are permitted to carry out domestic work. They can attend at your home to service your gas heater.”  In addition to servicing, other simple steps that will reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning include:  don’t leave your heater on overnight or for long period  make sure there is fresh air flowing through the room when your heater is on  don’t run exhaust fans such as the kitchen rangehood or the bathroom fan at the same time as the heater  never bring outdoor heaters inside for use in your home.  Take steps to ensure you and your household are safe from carbon monoxide. For more information visit www.esv.vic.gov.au. 

Statement on WestGate Tunnel Project

Thank you to all residents who have sent correspondence in relation to the proposal from Hi-Quality in Bulla for soil from the West Gate Tunnel Project. As a lifelong Sunbury local and resident of our community I understand your concerns and I appreciate you taking the time to share them with me. Like you, I have had questions about this proposal (one which I am not advocating for) which is being managed by Transurban and its builder CPB-John Holland, independently of State Government. As I understand it, there are currently a number of sites across Melbourne who have tendered for this job and all are currently under review - no decision has been made. I have raised these concerns directly with the Minister for Transport Infrastructure and the Minister for Planning. I have also made my own enquires with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and have been advised that tests of groundwater levels along the West Gate Tunnel alignment have previously been conducted. These groundwater tests show very low levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). While the groundwater tests indicate very low levels of contamination, the EPA is taking a precautionary approach and is requiring that further testing be undertaken once the soil is excavated. As Victoria’s regulator of pollution and waste, the EPA will use the full extent of its powers to ensure that the West Gate Tunnel Project and the eventual receiving site deliver on their environmental and public health duties under the Environment Protection Act 1970. If you would like to discuss this particular concern further you are able to contact 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) or email contact@epa.vic.gov.au. Despite these assurances from the EPA, I have still raised the communities concerns about the proximity of future homes, businesses, waterways and the potential transport corridor associated with such a proposal. It is however important to note that Hi-Quality are a reputable recycling and waste management business, operating to the highest standards across Australia. They are also a significant local employer, generating economic activity in a time where local jobs are harder to come by thanks to Covid-19. It is my job as your local MP is to ensure that the community’s voice is heard by Transurban and CPB-John Holland as they consider this proposal and I will continue to advocate for our views to be taken into account. I do appreciate that you may have more questions on this complex matter and am happy to have a chat with you on the phone. If you’d like to talk, please email me your return phone number and I‘ll be in touch. PS: To learn more and to ensure you have all of the facts in relation to the project please visit: https://westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/   PDF: WGT Statement 01072020

Statement on WestGate Tunnel Project

Thank you to all residents who have sent correspondence in relation to the proposal from Hi-Quality in Bulla for soil from the West Gate Tunnel Project. As a lifelong Sunbury local and resident of our community I understand your concerns and I appreciate you taking the time to share them with me. Like you, I have had questions about this proposal (one which I am not advocating for) which is being managed by Transurban and its builder CPB-John Holland, independently of State Government. As I understand it, there are currently a number of sites across Melbourne who have tendered for this job and all are currently under review - no decision has been made. I have raised these concerns directly with the Minister for Transport Infrastructure and the Minister for Planning. I have also made my own enquires with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and have been advised that tests of groundwater levels along the West Gate Tunnel alignment have previously been conducted. These groundwater tests show very low levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). While the groundwater tests indicate very low levels of contamination, the EPA is taking a precautionary approach and is requiring that further testing be undertaken once the soil is excavated. As Victoria’s regulator of pollution and waste, the EPA will use the full extent of its powers to ensure that the West Gate Tunnel Project and the eventual receiving site deliver on their environmental and public health duties under the Environment Protection Act 1970. If you would like to discuss this particular concern further you are able to contact 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) or email contact@epa.vic.gov.au. Despite these assurances from the EPA, I have still raised the communities concerns about the proximity of future homes, businesses, waterways and the potential transport corridor associated with such a proposal. It is however important to note that Hi-Quality are a reputable recycling and waste management business, operating to the highest standards across Australia. They are also a significant local employer, generating economic activity in a time where local jobs are harder to come by thanks to Covid-19. It is my job as your local MP is to ensure that the community’s voice is heard by Transurban and CPB-John Holland as they consider this proposal and I will continue to advocate for our views to be taken into account. I do appreciate that you may have more questions on this complex matter and am happy to have a chat with you on the phone. If you’d like to talk, please email me your return phone number and I‘ll be in touch. PS: To learn more and to ensure you have all of the facts in relation to the project please visit: https://westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/   PDF: WGT Statement 01072020

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES IN SUNBURY 

The Victorian Government has helped tip millions of dollars back in to the Sunbury economy by supporting local businesses to get through to the other side of the coronavirus crisis. Josh Bull State Member for Sunbury today announced 562 businesses in the Hume have received full payroll tax refunds for the 2019/20 financial year, totalling $15,961,591.57 in immediate Government support. The payroll tax refunds are part of the Victorian Government’s $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package, which is helping Victorian businesses and workers during the pandemic. Meanwhile, a total of 1470 businesses in Hume have been paid a one-off $10,000 Business Support Fund grant for operational costs such as salaries and utilities. The Business Support Fund provides payments for eligible businesses that have a wages bill below the payroll tax threshold. The Economic Survival Package also includes land tax deferrals for eligible small businesses, rent relief for commercial tenants, and the $500 million Working for Victoria fund to help workers who have lost their jobs find new opportunities. More than 6,700 workers across the state have already started drawing pay cheques through Working for Victoria. The Government is also helping thousands of Victorians back to work by fast-tracking shovel-ready projects all over the state. The $2.7 billion Building Works economic stimulus package includes new schools, road upgrades, a boost to public housing and important help for our tourism sector. Quotes attributable to Josh Bull, State Member for Sunbury “The coronavirus pandemic has clearly had a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods – but we’re giving local businesses the support they need to survive.” “We’re fighting for every job and every industry to ensure we get through to the other side.”

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES IN SUNBURY 

The Victorian Government has helped tip millions of dollars back in to the Sunbury economy by supporting local businesses to get through to the other side of the coronavirus crisis. Josh Bull State Member for Sunbury today announced 562 businesses in the Hume have received full payroll tax refunds for the 2019/20 financial year, totalling $15,961,591.57 in immediate Government support. The payroll tax refunds are part of the Victorian Government’s $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package, which is helping Victorian businesses and workers during the pandemic. Meanwhile, a total of 1470 businesses in Hume have been paid a one-off $10,000 Business Support Fund grant for operational costs such as salaries and utilities. The Business Support Fund provides payments for eligible businesses that have a wages bill below the payroll tax threshold. The Economic Survival Package also includes land tax deferrals for eligible small businesses, rent relief for commercial tenants, and the $500 million Working for Victoria fund to help workers who have lost their jobs find new opportunities. More than 6,700 workers across the state have already started drawing pay cheques through Working for Victoria. The Government is also helping thousands of Victorians back to work by fast-tracking shovel-ready projects all over the state. The $2.7 billion Building Works economic stimulus package includes new schools, road upgrades, a boost to public housing and important help for our tourism sector. Quotes attributable to Josh Bull, State Member for Sunbury “The coronavirus pandemic has clearly had a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods – but we’re giving local businesses the support they need to survive.” “We’re fighting for every job and every industry to ensure we get through to the other side.”

SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS EXPANSION TO HELP SUNBURY STUDENTS THRIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students living in Sunbury have the support they need to thrive at school, by investing in providing healthy breakfasts, lunches and school holiday supplies to children who need them. Josh Bull today announced Killara Primary, Kismet Park Primary, Sunbury Downs College and Diggers Rest Primary in the Sunbury electorate are four of 250 schools that have been invited to participate in the School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program from Term 3,  2020. Under the expansion, 125 schools will be added to the School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program each term this year, ensuring more students from families that are experiencing disadvantage have the support they need to succeed at school. The program will also provide lunches and school holiday supplies to students who need it on top of breakfast. The Andrews Labor Government announced an additional 500 schools will join the School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program, thanks to a $58 million boost through the 2019-20 State Budget. A total of 1000 government primary, secondary, P-12 and special schools are set to benefit by the end of 2020. It’s part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring children from disadvantaged families can fully participate in their learning at school, and build happy and healthy lives. Where possible, School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program products are sourced locally from Victorian producers and manufacturers, and this commitment to using locally sourced products will continue as the program expands. The breakfast and lunch menu offerings include a range of healthy options such as muesli, Vita Brits, milk, baked beans, fruit cups, fresh apples, Vegemite and honey, and lunch bowls. More than 8.8 million breakfasts have been delivered to Victorian students since the program started in 2016. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Access to healthy meals shouldn’t be a barrier to getting a good education.” “The school breakfast clubs program has served up more than 8 million breakfasts to Victorian students, and teachers around the state are seeing the enormous difference it makes in class.” Quotes attributable to Josh Bull MP “We know that students need proper meals every day to help them concentrate, learn and be their best while at school.” “The expansion the School Breakfast Clubs to local kids in Sunbury  will mean students have the fuel they need to get the most out of their education.”

SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS EXPANSION TO HELP SUNBURY STUDENTS THRIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students living in Sunbury have the support they need to thrive at school, by investing in providing healthy breakfasts, lunches and school holiday supplies to children who need them. Josh Bull today announced Killara Primary, Kismet Park Primary, Sunbury Downs College and Diggers Rest Primary in the Sunbury electorate are four of 250 schools that have been invited to participate in the School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program from Term 3,  2020. Under the expansion, 125 schools will be added to the School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program each term this year, ensuring more students from families that are experiencing disadvantage have the support they need to succeed at school. The program will also provide lunches and school holiday supplies to students who need it on top of breakfast. The Andrews Labor Government announced an additional 500 schools will join the School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program, thanks to a $58 million boost through the 2019-20 State Budget. A total of 1000 government primary, secondary, P-12 and special schools are set to benefit by the end of 2020. It’s part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring children from disadvantaged families can fully participate in their learning at school, and build happy and healthy lives. Where possible, School Breakfast Clubs Expansion Program products are sourced locally from Victorian producers and manufacturers, and this commitment to using locally sourced products will continue as the program expands. The breakfast and lunch menu offerings include a range of healthy options such as muesli, Vita Brits, milk, baked beans, fruit cups, fresh apples, Vegemite and honey, and lunch bowls. More than 8.8 million breakfasts have been delivered to Victorian students since the program started in 2016. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Access to healthy meals shouldn’t be a barrier to getting a good education.” “The school breakfast clubs program has served up more than 8 million breakfasts to Victorian students, and teachers around the state are seeing the enormous difference it makes in class.” Quotes attributable to Josh Bull MP “We know that students need proper meals every day to help them concentrate, learn and be their best while at school.” “The expansion the School Breakfast Clubs to local kids in Sunbury  will mean students have the fuel they need to get the most out of their education.”

 

FREE SMILE SQUAD SCHOOL DENTAL CHECKS COMING TO SUNBURY IN 2020

Victorian school students in Hume will enjoy healthier and brighter smiles this year as the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Smile Squad free dental program gets underway. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced local schools in Sunbury are being invited to join the program in 2020. This means families in Sunbury are next on the list to receive free dental care and save hundreds of dollars every year. The Smile Squad vans provide free check-ups and treatment to Victorian public school students, including teeth cleaning, fluoride application, fissure sealants, fillings, root canals and any other non-cosmetic treatments - to ensure our kids have healthy teeth. The program, which started in August last year, is being expanded to include schools in Campaspe, East Gippsland, Macedon Ranges, Maribyrnong, Melton, Wangaratta and parts of Casey and Hume. That means this year we’re inviting more than 300 schools to participate and offer free dental treatment to more than 100,000 additional Victorian students. Poor dental care can lead to more serious health problems.  Across Australia, a quarter of all children have untreated tooth decay and in Victoria, dental conditions are the highest single cause of preventable hospitalisations for kids under 10. The Labor Government’s landmark $321.9 million free dental care program started six months ahead of schedule in August last year - driving down big dental costs for families. Once fully rolled out in 2022, the program will provide examinations and dental treatment for more than 650,000 public school kids every year. More information about the program can be found at smilesquad.vic.gov.au   Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “I encourage all local schools to take up the invitation to have Smile Squad vans visit them this year so all children can have the opportunity for free dental check-ups.” “When it comes to oral health care, early prevention is the key and the Smile Squad program is designed to set our kids up with healthy habits for the rest of their lives.” “Our kids deserve to have healthy happy smiles, but busy families can often struggle to find the time to get to the dentist. That’s why this program is so important.”  

FREE SMILE SQUAD SCHOOL DENTAL CHECKS COMING TO SUNBURY IN 2020

Victorian school students in Hume will enjoy healthier and brighter smiles this year as the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Smile Squad free dental program gets underway. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced local schools in Sunbury are being invited to join the program in 2020. This means families in Sunbury are next on the list to receive free dental care and save hundreds of dollars every year. The Smile Squad vans provide free check-ups and treatment to Victorian public school students, including teeth cleaning, fluoride application, fissure sealants, fillings, root canals and any other non-cosmetic treatments - to ensure our kids have healthy teeth. The program, which started in August last year, is being expanded to include schools in Campaspe, East Gippsland, Macedon Ranges, Maribyrnong, Melton, Wangaratta and parts of Casey and Hume. That means this year we’re inviting more than 300 schools to participate and offer free dental treatment to more than 100,000 additional Victorian students. Poor dental care can lead to more serious health problems.  Across Australia, a quarter of all children have untreated tooth decay and in Victoria, dental conditions are the highest single cause of preventable hospitalisations for kids under 10. The Labor Government’s landmark $321.9 million free dental care program started six months ahead of schedule in August last year - driving down big dental costs for families. Once fully rolled out in 2022, the program will provide examinations and dental treatment for more than 650,000 public school kids every year. More information about the program can be found at smilesquad.vic.gov.au   Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “I encourage all local schools to take up the invitation to have Smile Squad vans visit them this year so all children can have the opportunity for free dental check-ups.” “When it comes to oral health care, early prevention is the key and the Smile Squad program is designed to set our kids up with healthy habits for the rest of their lives.” “Our kids deserve to have healthy happy smiles, but busy families can often struggle to find the time to get to the dentist. That’s why this program is so important.”  

NEW PAVILION RAMPS UP THE FUN AT SUNBURY BMX TRACK

BMX, skateboarding and scooting are back big time at Sunbury BMX track thanks to a new pavilion at the popular facility, made possible thanks to an investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull officially opened the new pavilion at the track thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Labor Government’s 2018-19 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The pavilion is a boon for the Sunbury BMX Club who have tripled participation numbers over the past few years. The new pavilion comes complete with new female friendly facilities featuring modern change areas, a social room, first aid area, office space, additional storage, kitchen and a viewing deck. The benefits of the club will be felt across the community, with nearby schools and community groups also able to access the new facility. The Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria since 2014, providing better health, wellbeing, social and economic outcomes for Victorian communities. This investment also includes the new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund, part of a new suite of infrastructure investment programs that are now open including the World Game Facilities Fund and Community Cricket Program. The Government also acknowledged Hume City Council and the clubs for their financial contribution and commitment to deliver the project. For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Local clubs like the Sunbury BMX Club, are integral to local youth culture and are at the heart and soul of the community and we’re so proud to play our part in delivering the new pavilion.” “The new pavilion is a win for everyone, not just the club directly, with nearby schools and community groups also able to access and benefit from the new facilities.” “The upgraded pavilion goes a long way towards encouraging people of all walks of life regardless of age, ability and gender to get active and healthy and join in all the fun at Sunbury BMX track.”

NEW PAVILION RAMPS UP THE FUN AT SUNBURY BMX TRACK

BMX, skateboarding and scooting are back big time at Sunbury BMX track thanks to a new pavilion at the popular facility, made possible thanks to an investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull officially opened the new pavilion at the track thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Labor Government’s 2018-19 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The pavilion is a boon for the Sunbury BMX Club who have tripled participation numbers over the past few years. The new pavilion comes complete with new female friendly facilities featuring modern change areas, a social room, first aid area, office space, additional storage, kitchen and a viewing deck. The benefits of the club will be felt across the community, with nearby schools and community groups also able to access the new facility. The Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria since 2014, providing better health, wellbeing, social and economic outcomes for Victorian communities. This investment also includes the new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund, part of a new suite of infrastructure investment programs that are now open including the World Game Facilities Fund and Community Cricket Program. The Government also acknowledged Hume City Council and the clubs for their financial contribution and commitment to deliver the project. For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Local clubs like the Sunbury BMX Club, are integral to local youth culture and are at the heart and soul of the community and we’re so proud to play our part in delivering the new pavilion.” “The new pavilion is a win for everyone, not just the club directly, with nearby schools and community groups also able to access and benefit from the new facilities.” “The upgraded pavilion goes a long way towards encouraging people of all walks of life regardless of age, ability and gender to get active and healthy and join in all the fun at Sunbury BMX track.”

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT THE SUNBURY COMMUNITY FROM SKIN CANCER

More of the Sunbury community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP today announced the Lions Club of Diggers Rest  will receive a share in almost $1 million from the fourth round of the Community Shade Grants Program. The grants are available for community groups to construct new shade structures, purchase portable shade, plant natural shade, repair an existing shade, purchase sun protective items or any combination of the five. The Diggers Rest Lions Club will receive $689 for portable shade marquees to assist them in providing services to the community. When used alongside other sun protection measures such as sunscreen and clothing, shade structures are the best defence and can reduce overall exposure to UV radiation by up to 75 per cent. Through this program the Labor Government is supporting locals to keep active and enjoy the outdoors, while also helping them to be sun smart and prevent skin cancer. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with two in three people diagnosed by the age of 70. In 2017, 270 Victorians died from melanoma and almost 3,000 people were diagnosed with invasive melanomas – making it the fourth most common cancer across the state. The five-year survival rate for Victorians diagnosed with invasive melanoma was at 90 per cent in 2013-16. The Labor Government has provided a $10 million boost for the program in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 -paving the way for more schools and community groups to install shade over the next four years. This initiative is part of the Labor Government’s election commitment to provide $15.1 million over four years in SunSmart programs. It forms part of the Labor Government’s ambitious Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-20 which sets out a target of saving 10,000 lives from cancer over a decade. Quote attributable to Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP “We know how much Australians love the outdoors. This grant means that the Diggers Rest Lions Club can raise funds, provide support to community events and functions while staying SunSmart.” “Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in Australia. That’s why this program is so important to the Diggers Rest and Sunbury community.”

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT THE SUNBURY COMMUNITY FROM SKIN CANCER

More of the Sunbury community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP today announced the Lions Club of Diggers Rest  will receive a share in almost $1 million from the fourth round of the Community Shade Grants Program. The grants are available for community groups to construct new shade structures, purchase portable shade, plant natural shade, repair an existing shade, purchase sun protective items or any combination of the five. The Diggers Rest Lions Club will receive $689 for portable shade marquees to assist them in providing services to the community. When used alongside other sun protection measures such as sunscreen and clothing, shade structures are the best defence and can reduce overall exposure to UV radiation by up to 75 per cent. Through this program the Labor Government is supporting locals to keep active and enjoy the outdoors, while also helping them to be sun smart and prevent skin cancer. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with two in three people diagnosed by the age of 70. In 2017, 270 Victorians died from melanoma and almost 3,000 people were diagnosed with invasive melanomas – making it the fourth most common cancer across the state. The five-year survival rate for Victorians diagnosed with invasive melanoma was at 90 per cent in 2013-16. The Labor Government has provided a $10 million boost for the program in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 -paving the way for more schools and community groups to install shade over the next four years. This initiative is part of the Labor Government’s election commitment to provide $15.1 million over four years in SunSmart programs. It forms part of the Labor Government’s ambitious Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-20 which sets out a target of saving 10,000 lives from cancer over a decade. Quote attributable to Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP “We know how much Australians love the outdoors. This grant means that the Diggers Rest Lions Club can raise funds, provide support to community events and functions while staying SunSmart.” “Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in Australia. That’s why this program is so important to the Diggers Rest and Sunbury community.”

REVAMPED GALAXYLAND PLAYGROUND FOR SUNBURY

Sunbury families now have access to the redeveloped Galaxyland playground, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP today joined Hume City Council and the local community to officially open the playground. The $1 million redevelopment of the popular Galaxyland playground was designed with the help of students at the Sunbury Primary School and the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Special Development School. The new fully accessible playground includes a new flying fox and mega-swing, trampolines, giant basket swing and a sensory maze. This project received $500,000 from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level. The project was delivered by Hume City Council, which contributed $500,000 towards the project. The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $19.5 million into the Hume City Council for 17 projects. More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants. Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek “The Growing Suburbs Fund provides places for communities to come together and is delivering results for communities like Sunbury and wider Hume City.” “We are committed to helping growing communities like Sunbury get the vital community facilities they need so they can continue to thrive.” Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “It’s great to see the Growing Suburbs Fund delivering projects like the Galaxyland playground, revamping a popular playground so it is more accessible and can cater to our growing community.” 

REVAMPED GALAXYLAND PLAYGROUND FOR SUNBURY

Sunbury families now have access to the redeveloped Galaxyland playground, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP today joined Hume City Council and the local community to officially open the playground. The $1 million redevelopment of the popular Galaxyland playground was designed with the help of students at the Sunbury Primary School and the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Special Development School. The new fully accessible playground includes a new flying fox and mega-swing, trampolines, giant basket swing and a sensory maze. This project received $500,000 from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level. The project was delivered by Hume City Council, which contributed $500,000 towards the project. The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $19.5 million into the Hume City Council for 17 projects. More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants. Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek “The Growing Suburbs Fund provides places for communities to come together and is delivering results for communities like Sunbury and wider Hume City.” “We are committed to helping growing communities like Sunbury get the vital community facilities they need so they can continue to thrive.” Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “It’s great to see the Growing Suburbs Fund delivering projects like the Galaxyland playground, revamping a popular playground so it is more accessible and can cater to our growing community.”