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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.” 

The Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has been released

Link to the report:RCVMHS- Interim_Report For far too long, mental health hasn’t received the attention it deserves. But as a government and as a state, we’re going to get serious about this issue – and it’s going to save lives. Building a quality mental health system from the ground-up won’t be easy and it won’t be quick. But when the cost of not acting is measured in lives, we can't afford to fail”. Today in Parliament the Royal Commission into Mental Health handed down its interim report. The report shines a powerful light on the failings of a system that has let down Victorians and their families for far too long. We have accepted each and every one of the recommendations handed down by the Royal Commission. The Commission has found too many Victorians needing help can’t find suitable support, while those who do access ‘the system’ find it hard to negotiate their way through it. People living with mental illness are waiting longer and getting sicker before they can access services. Poor mental health costs Victoria $14.2 billion annually. The interim report identifies the key areas that can be addressed immediately, including: 170 new youth and adult acute mental health beds to help additional critical demand pressure New suicide prevention initiatives including a major expansion of the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement program and developing a new model for children and young people A world-class Collaborative Centre focused on cutting-edge research and education An international recruitment to boost Victoria’s mental health workforce, adding more nurses, allied health professionals and extra graduate placements. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System also recommends a revenue mechanism to support the major mental health reform and we will carefully consider how to acquit that recommendation. Every Victorian has felt the impact of mental health. Many Victorians don’t know where to turn – and it’s costing lives. The Royal Commission is about building a coordinated, quality mental health system from the ground up – a system that will support Victorians and their families when they need it most. The Commission will hold further public hearings in 2020 before delivering its final report in October. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636. Josh Link to the report: RCVMHS- Interim_Report

The Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has been released

Link to the report:RCVMHS- Interim_Report For far too long, mental health hasn’t received the attention it deserves. But as a government and as a state, we’re going to get serious about this issue – and it’s going to save lives. Building a quality mental health system from the ground-up won’t be easy and it won’t be quick. But when the cost of not acting is measured in lives, we can't afford to fail”. Today in Parliament the Royal Commission into Mental Health handed down its interim report. The report shines a powerful light on the failings of a system that has let down Victorians and their families for far too long. We have accepted each and every one of the recommendations handed down by the Royal Commission. The Commission has found too many Victorians needing help can’t find suitable support, while those who do access ‘the system’ find it hard to negotiate their way through it. People living with mental illness are waiting longer and getting sicker before they can access services. Poor mental health costs Victoria $14.2 billion annually. The interim report identifies the key areas that can be addressed immediately, including: 170 new youth and adult acute mental health beds to help additional critical demand pressure New suicide prevention initiatives including a major expansion of the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement program and developing a new model for children and young people A world-class Collaborative Centre focused on cutting-edge research and education An international recruitment to boost Victoria’s mental health workforce, adding more nurses, allied health professionals and extra graduate placements. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System also recommends a revenue mechanism to support the major mental health reform and we will carefully consider how to acquit that recommendation. Every Victorian has felt the impact of mental health. Many Victorians don’t know where to turn – and it’s costing lives. The Royal Commission is about building a coordinated, quality mental health system from the ground up – a system that will support Victorians and their families when they need it most. The Commission will hold further public hearings in 2020 before delivering its final report in October. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636. Josh Link to the report: RCVMHS- Interim_Report

ANOTHER YEAR OF DELIVERING FOR SUNBURY

A Year ago today, Victorians re-elected a Government with a positive and optimistic plan for our State. A Government with a proud record of getting things done and delivering for our community. Since then, we’ve been getting on with the policies and projects we promised for the Sunbury electorate – from building and upgrading local schools and hospitals, to delivering the road and rail projects need to get home sooner. We promised to get on with upgrading and modernising Gladstone Views Primary, Gladstone Park Primary School, Sunbury Heights Primary, Sunbury Downs College, Sunbury Primary and Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School. On top of our unprecedented $5.6 billion investment in new and upgraded schools, we’re also getting on with largest ever maintenance blitz across every single one of Victoria’s 1,500 government schools. Early childhood learning can help shape a child’s entire future. But right now, too many kids are missing out on the benefits of early childhood education because of the cost. That’s why we’re preparing for the biggest-ever reform of early childhood education with the introduction of Three-Year-Old Kinder for every Victorian child. We’re also building better kinder and training new kinder teachers, ensuring our youngest Victorians are ready for school – and set for life. Work is nearing completion at Diggers Rest Kindergarten thanks to over $1million in investment, which builds on upgrades at Stewarts Lane and Taylor Drive Kinders. Nothing matters more than your health and the health of the people you love. That’s why we’re keeping our promise to deliver good healthcare close to home with community led planning underway for the Sunbury Community Hospital. Locally our record is strong with the delivery of the Sunbury BMX Pavilion, the soon to be opened Sunbury Global Learning Centre a state of the art community space as well as the upgraded Galaxy Land play space. Keeping fit and healthy as well as giving as many Victorians the opportunity to get active and participate in local sport has always been a key priority for this Government. Our investments in upgrading Langama Park and Boardman Reserve builds on the fantastic work already done at McMahon Reserve, Sunbury lawn Tennis Club and the Bulla Tennis Club. From the roundabout at the end of your street to the biggest projects Victoria’s ever seen, we’re building a better transport network for Victoria – just like we said we would.  We have upgraded the Gap Road and Horne Street intersection and planning is underway for the removal of the Sunbury level crossing and provision for over 300 new parking spaces in central Sunbury. We’re building the Metro Tunnel to run more trains more often. We’re building the missing link in Melbourne’s road network by getting on with the North East Link. And we’re building the Westgate Tunnel – providing a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. But we know our work doesn’t end there. This is the pace that must define our next three years and we won’t stop – Victoria’s future is relying on it.   Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP “Over the past year, we haven’t wasted a day keeping our promises and delivering for Sunbury. But it’s not just one year of delivery, it marks five years of getting things done for our community.” “From a good local school, to transport you can rely on and quality healthcare when and where you need it – we’re investing in the things that matter for people in Sunbury and delivering for all Victorians.”

ANOTHER YEAR OF DELIVERING FOR SUNBURY

A Year ago today, Victorians re-elected a Government with a positive and optimistic plan for our State. A Government with a proud record of getting things done and delivering for our community. Since then, we’ve been getting on with the policies and projects we promised for the Sunbury electorate – from building and upgrading local schools and hospitals, to delivering the road and rail projects need to get home sooner. We promised to get on with upgrading and modernising Gladstone Views Primary, Gladstone Park Primary School, Sunbury Heights Primary, Sunbury Downs College, Sunbury Primary and Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School. On top of our unprecedented $5.6 billion investment in new and upgraded schools, we’re also getting on with largest ever maintenance blitz across every single one of Victoria’s 1,500 government schools. Early childhood learning can help shape a child’s entire future. But right now, too many kids are missing out on the benefits of early childhood education because of the cost. That’s why we’re preparing for the biggest-ever reform of early childhood education with the introduction of Three-Year-Old Kinder for every Victorian child. We’re also building better kinder and training new kinder teachers, ensuring our youngest Victorians are ready for school – and set for life. Work is nearing completion at Diggers Rest Kindergarten thanks to over $1million in investment, which builds on upgrades at Stewarts Lane and Taylor Drive Kinders. Nothing matters more than your health and the health of the people you love. That’s why we’re keeping our promise to deliver good healthcare close to home with community led planning underway for the Sunbury Community Hospital. Locally our record is strong with the delivery of the Sunbury BMX Pavilion, the soon to be opened Sunbury Global Learning Centre a state of the art community space as well as the upgraded Galaxy Land play space. Keeping fit and healthy as well as giving as many Victorians the opportunity to get active and participate in local sport has always been a key priority for this Government. Our investments in upgrading Langama Park and Boardman Reserve builds on the fantastic work already done at McMahon Reserve, Sunbury lawn Tennis Club and the Bulla Tennis Club. From the roundabout at the end of your street to the biggest projects Victoria’s ever seen, we’re building a better transport network for Victoria – just like we said we would.  We have upgraded the Gap Road and Horne Street intersection and planning is underway for the removal of the Sunbury level crossing and provision for over 300 new parking spaces in central Sunbury. We’re building the Metro Tunnel to run more trains more often. We’re building the missing link in Melbourne’s road network by getting on with the North East Link. And we’re building the Westgate Tunnel – providing a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. But we know our work doesn’t end there. This is the pace that must define our next three years and we won’t stop – Victoria’s future is relying on it.   Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP “Over the past year, we haven’t wasted a day keeping our promises and delivering for Sunbury. But it’s not just one year of delivery, it marks five years of getting things done for our community.” “From a good local school, to transport you can rely on and quality healthcare when and where you need it – we’re investing in the things that matter for people in Sunbury and delivering for all Victorians.”

SUNBURY COMMUNITY TO WIN THROUGH SPORTS GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is providing greater opportunities for more people to get active more often with the announcement today of a new $22 million...