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  • SUNBURY LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT

    Major construction will get underway this month on the Gap Road level crossing removal, with a contract signed and designs finalised. To find out more and stay up to date click below

  • SYNTHETIC TRACK FOR SUNBURY

    Sunbury is set to benefit from a major $3 million boost to transform the grass track at Boardman Reserve into a synthetic one

  • BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE

    The Andrews Labor Government will invest $10 million to upgrade and modernise Goonawarra Primary School thanks to the Victorian Budget 2021/22

  • THE FINAL REPORT

    The Royal Commission has made 65 recommendations to rebuild our broken mental health system - we will implement every single one of them

  • ABOUT JOSH

    Josh has been the State Member for Sunbury since November 2014 and is a strong voice in the Andrews Labor Government

  • SUNBURY LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT

    Major construction will get underway this month on the Gap Road level crossing removal, with a contract signed and designs finalised. To find out more and stay up to date click below

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IMPROVED TRAVEL ON TRACK FOR SUNBURY LOCALS

The Victorian Government is making it easier for Sunbury locals to catch the train, with the new multi deck car park set to improve parking and access to public transport. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced that Expressions of Interest are now being sought for construction of the new Sunbury Station car park. In summary, the proposal includes: The construction of a four-storey building containing 693 car parking spaces, comprised of: 428 commuter spaces; and 265 short-term activity centre spaces. Internally within the multi-level car park, pedestrian access is facilitated via two dedicated lift and stairwell cores located on the northern and eastern sides of the structure. These additional car parks will free up local streets, generate jobs and make it easier to catch the train. The works are part of the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program, which has delivered almost 10,000 new and upgraded car parks across the state since 2014. Construction on the project is expected to start in the coming months. Suitably qualified contractors can find out more by visiting  https://www.eprocure.com.au/hume/ before Thursday, 07 October 2021. Learn more about the program at carparks.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Improving car parking capacity at Sunbury Station is crucial to servicing our thriving local community.” “Today’s call for expressions of interest is an important step in delivering additional car parking at Sunbury Station to ensure we meet the future needs of our community.”

IMPROVED TRAVEL ON TRACK FOR SUNBURY LOCALS

The Victorian Government is making it easier for Sunbury locals to catch the train, with the new multi deck car park set to improve parking and access to public transport. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced that Expressions of Interest are now being sought for construction of the new Sunbury Station car park. In summary, the proposal includes: The construction of a four-storey building containing 693 car parking spaces, comprised of: 428 commuter spaces; and 265 short-term activity centre spaces. Internally within the multi-level car park, pedestrian access is facilitated via two dedicated lift and stairwell cores located on the northern and eastern sides of the structure. These additional car parks will free up local streets, generate jobs and make it easier to catch the train. The works are part of the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program, which has delivered almost 10,000 new and upgraded car parks across the state since 2014. Construction on the project is expected to start in the coming months. Suitably qualified contractors can find out more by visiting  https://www.eprocure.com.au/hume/ before Thursday, 07 October 2021. Learn more about the program at carparks.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Improving car parking capacity at Sunbury Station is crucial to servicing our thriving local community.” “Today’s call for expressions of interest is an important step in delivering additional car parking at Sunbury Station to ensure we meet the future needs of our community.”

WORK STEPPING UP TO REMOVE SUNBURY’S WORST TRAFFIC BOTTLENECK

Major construction is just weeks away from starting to remove Sunbury’s dangerous and congested Gap Road level crossing, with a contract awarded and final designs revealed for the project. The contract was awarded to the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) – comprising John Holland, CPB Contractors, AECOM and Metro Trains Melbourne – which is also delivering major works on the Metro Tunnel Project at the eastern and western tunnel entrances, as well as the Sunbury Line Upgrade. The project will free up Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck two years earlier than first planned, with the new road under the rail line in place by the end of 2022 and all work completed in 2023.  Early works for the project began in July, with workers digging alongside Gap Road and Station Street to relocate underground services, making way for the start of major construction. Hundreds of piles are driven as deep as 13 metres into the ground to support the new rail bridge and retaining walls for the lowered road. Construction of the rail bridge will start in 2022, followed by excavation of the roadway. The Gap Road level crossing will be replaced with a new rail bridge and a road underpass on Gap Road/Station Street, including a new shared path on both sides to provide a safe connection for pedestrians and cyclists. Artist’s impressions of the final designs have been released, showing bridge supports originally between the footpath and road have been removed to improve visibility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The road under rail design will ensure the heritage-listed Sunbury Station is preserved and have the least impact on rail services during construction, although there will still be some disruption at times. The Gap Road level crossing is Sunbury’s most congested, with the boom gates down for up to 26 per cent of the morning peak. About 19,000 vehicles pass through the crossing each day, expected to rise to 27,000 by 2026. The level crossing removal is being delivered as part of the Sunbury Line Upgrade, which will prepare the line for bigger, more modern trains that will run when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025, giving passengers access to five new stations in Melbourne’s CBD, Arden, Parkville and St Kilda Road – and a future link to Melbourne Airport Rail. Buses replaced trains on the Sunbury Line from 3-8 September while work stepped up on the project, with crews installing signalling, communications and power infrastructure along sections of the line, and working on power upgrades at the Tottenham substation and platform improvements at Middle Footscray, West Footscray and Sunshine stations. The Government is removing 85 level crossings, with 47 gone for good and is removing 1 level crossing every month, with this level crossing is being removed two years ahead of schedule. The Sunbury community will also benefit from investment in the Sunbury Road upgrade, which will add extra lanes on Sunbury Road between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, new traffic lights at key intersections, improved walking and cycling connections and a new bridge over Jacksons Creek. Works to deliver 300 new commuter car parks are also set to begin in coming months. Quotes attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan “We’re getting on with the road and rail that Sunbury’s growing population needs, that supports hundreds of jobs at a time our economy needs it most.” “The Gap Road level crossing removal will transform how people move around Sunbury, and the Sunbury Line Upgrade will enable bigger, better trains on the line, connecting to the Metro Tunnel’s five new stations in 2025.”       Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull  “I’m thrilled that major construction on the Gap Road level crossing removal is about to start, bringing us a big step closer to getting traffic flowing in Sunbury and improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians.” “Our growing community will see the benefits for years to come from this critical project, and the many other transport projects underway or about to begin as part of the Victorian Government’s investment in Sunbury’s future.”

WORK STEPPING UP TO REMOVE SUNBURY’S WORST TRAFFIC BOTTLENECK

Major construction is just weeks away from starting to remove Sunbury’s dangerous and congested Gap Road level crossing, with a contract awarded and final designs revealed for the project. The contract was awarded to the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) – comprising John Holland, CPB Contractors, AECOM and Metro Trains Melbourne – which is also delivering major works on the Metro Tunnel Project at the eastern and western tunnel entrances, as well as the Sunbury Line Upgrade. The project will free up Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck two years earlier than first planned, with the new road under the rail line in place by the end of 2022 and all work completed in 2023.  Early works for the project began in July, with workers digging alongside Gap Road and Station Street to relocate underground services, making way for the start of major construction. Hundreds of piles are driven as deep as 13 metres into the ground to support the new rail bridge and retaining walls for the lowered road. Construction of the rail bridge will start in 2022, followed by excavation of the roadway. The Gap Road level crossing will be replaced with a new rail bridge and a road underpass on Gap Road/Station Street, including a new shared path on both sides to provide a safe connection for pedestrians and cyclists. Artist’s impressions of the final designs have been released, showing bridge supports originally between the footpath and road have been removed to improve visibility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The road under rail design will ensure the heritage-listed Sunbury Station is preserved and have the least impact on rail services during construction, although there will still be some disruption at times. The Gap Road level crossing is Sunbury’s most congested, with the boom gates down for up to 26 per cent of the morning peak. About 19,000 vehicles pass through the crossing each day, expected to rise to 27,000 by 2026. The level crossing removal is being delivered as part of the Sunbury Line Upgrade, which will prepare the line for bigger, more modern trains that will run when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025, giving passengers access to five new stations in Melbourne’s CBD, Arden, Parkville and St Kilda Road – and a future link to Melbourne Airport Rail. Buses replaced trains on the Sunbury Line from 3-8 September while work stepped up on the project, with crews installing signalling, communications and power infrastructure along sections of the line, and working on power upgrades at the Tottenham substation and platform improvements at Middle Footscray, West Footscray and Sunshine stations. The Government is removing 85 level crossings, with 47 gone for good and is removing 1 level crossing every month, with this level crossing is being removed two years ahead of schedule. The Sunbury community will also benefit from investment in the Sunbury Road upgrade, which will add extra lanes on Sunbury Road between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, new traffic lights at key intersections, improved walking and cycling connections and a new bridge over Jacksons Creek. Works to deliver 300 new commuter car parks are also set to begin in coming months. Quotes attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan “We’re getting on with the road and rail that Sunbury’s growing population needs, that supports hundreds of jobs at a time our economy needs it most.” “The Gap Road level crossing removal will transform how people move around Sunbury, and the Sunbury Line Upgrade will enable bigger, better trains on the line, connecting to the Metro Tunnel’s five new stations in 2025.”       Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull  “I’m thrilled that major construction on the Gap Road level crossing removal is about to start, bringing us a big step closer to getting traffic flowing in Sunbury and improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians.” “Our growing community will see the benefits for years to come from this critical project, and the many other transport projects underway or about to begin as part of the Victorian Government’s investment in Sunbury’s future.”

SUNBURY LOCAL NAMED VET CHAMPION

Hannah Valenti from Sunbury has been named among the first VET Champions, a new Victorian Government initiative showcasing locals who have built successful careers through Vocational Education and Training (VET). Hannah from Youth 2 Industry joins 21 other VET Champions selected to share their story and inspire the next generation of young people by demonstrating the rewarding careers secondary school students can reach through VET. Hannah started doing VET certificates at Salesian College Sunbury and completed as many VET subjects as she could while doing VCAL in Year 11 and 12. She's now a Youth Worker at the inner-city school, Youth 2 Industry, and is living her dream. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today congratulated Hannah, who will share their valuable experiences at events, participate in panel discussions, and meet with students at school events and careers days. The VET Champions initiative complements broader reforms to the senior secondary system that will ensure senior secondary students can make informed choices about further study, jobs and their futures through an excellent education, the development of strong life skills and early engagement with the world of work. The reforms are supported by a $38.1 million investment included in the 2020/21 Victorian Budget which builds on the Victorian Government’s historic investment of $315.5 million in vocational and applied learning for senior secondary students since 2018. Find out more about the VET Champions initiative and explore their stories vic.gov.au/vet-champions. Quote attributable to Local Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “It’s exciting to put the spotlight on our inspirational VET Champions from Sunbury, to illustrate the life-changing possibilities of VET training in schools and the types of futures our local students can aspire to.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “We’re making sure Victorian secondary school students have the opportunity to pursue high-quality VET training –which is why we’re transforming career education in schools and investing in senior secondary schooling reforms.” Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney “Our world-class VET system helps Victorians get rewarding jobs and happy lives – and the VET Champion program will make sure it’s the first choice for secondary students as they plan their future.”

SUNBURY LOCAL NAMED VET CHAMPION

Hannah Valenti from Sunbury has been named among the first VET Champions, a new Victorian Government initiative showcasing locals who have built successful careers through Vocational Education and Training (VET). Hannah from Youth 2 Industry joins 21 other VET Champions selected to share their story and inspire the next generation of young people by demonstrating the rewarding careers secondary school students can reach through VET. Hannah started doing VET certificates at Salesian College Sunbury and completed as many VET subjects as she could while doing VCAL in Year 11 and 12. She's now a Youth Worker at the inner-city school, Youth 2 Industry, and is living her dream. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today congratulated Hannah, who will share their valuable experiences at events, participate in panel discussions, and meet with students at school events and careers days. The VET Champions initiative complements broader reforms to the senior secondary system that will ensure senior secondary students can make informed choices about further study, jobs and their futures through an excellent education, the development of strong life skills and early engagement with the world of work. The reforms are supported by a $38.1 million investment included in the 2020/21 Victorian Budget which builds on the Victorian Government’s historic investment of $315.5 million in vocational and applied learning for senior secondary students since 2018. Find out more about the VET Champions initiative and explore their stories vic.gov.au/vet-champions. Quote attributable to Local Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “It’s exciting to put the spotlight on our inspirational VET Champions from Sunbury, to illustrate the life-changing possibilities of VET training in schools and the types of futures our local students can aspire to.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “We’re making sure Victorian secondary school students have the opportunity to pursue high-quality VET training –which is why we’re transforming career education in schools and investing in senior secondary schooling reforms.” Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney “Our world-class VET system helps Victorians get rewarding jobs and happy lives – and the VET Champion program will make sure it’s the first choice for secondary students as they plan their future.”

TULLA DEMONS FOOTBALL & CRICKET SET FOR NEW DIGS

Tullamarine Sporting Clubs will soon have the ultimate home ground advantage with game changing female friendly pavilion upgrades on the way at Leo Dineen Reserve. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced a $500,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund towards the project. With more and more families moving into the area the current small club rooms have been struggling to cope with the growing demand from local sports clubs like the Demons. The pavilion upgrade will replace the ageing clubrooms with a multi-purpose pavilion featuring female and family friendly changerooms and amenities, umpires’ room, trainers/first aid room and accessible public toilets. There’s also a kitchen and servery, storage space, office space and community space on the way that will be available for local sport as well as community use. The new building will provide the perfect base for the 320-member Demons football and cricket clubs to build on their memberships, training, competitions and development programs at the ground. The construction phase is expected to employ upwards of 12 people, based in trades, contracts and consultancy, with the project expected to be complete in mid-2022. This project is one of 73 across the state, from junior tennis to lawn bowls, to have shared in $22 million from the 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. It’s also part of the Government’s $1.1 billion investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014. From playspace redevelopments to pavilion upgrades, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation. They are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities. Ros Spence acknowledged Hume City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the pavilion upgrade. For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit sport.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence “Hume is one of Victoria’s fastest growing council areas, and it’s important that locals have modern and accessible facilities so people can get out and get active.” “Sport and active recreation isn’t just good for our physical and mental health, it brings people together and builds communities.” Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Sport and active recreation is the heart and soul of the Sunbury electorate.” “We know that local clubs need upgraded infrastructure and this builds on our record of strong local investment in sport.” “This is an important step in delivering top-notch sporting facilities for decades to come.”     Quote attributable to President of the Tullamarine Football Club, Peter Labbad “With more and more locals keen to sign up and play for our sports teams here at Tullamarine, the new facilities will give us a chance to bring local football, cricket and netball back better than ever, expand our teams and help our club grow.”  

TULLA DEMONS FOOTBALL & CRICKET SET FOR NEW DIGS

Tullamarine Sporting Clubs will soon have the ultimate home ground advantage with game changing female friendly pavilion upgrades on the way at Leo Dineen Reserve. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced a $500,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund towards the project. With more and more families moving into the area the current small club rooms have been struggling to cope with the growing demand from local sports clubs like the Demons. The pavilion upgrade will replace the ageing clubrooms with a multi-purpose pavilion featuring female and family friendly changerooms and amenities, umpires’ room, trainers/first aid room and accessible public toilets. There’s also a kitchen and servery, storage space, office space and community space on the way that will be available for local sport as well as community use. The new building will provide the perfect base for the 320-member Demons football and cricket clubs to build on their memberships, training, competitions and development programs at the ground. The construction phase is expected to employ upwards of 12 people, based in trades, contracts and consultancy, with the project expected to be complete in mid-2022. This project is one of 73 across the state, from junior tennis to lawn bowls, to have shared in $22 million from the 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. It’s also part of the Government’s $1.1 billion investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014. From playspace redevelopments to pavilion upgrades, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation. They are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities. Ros Spence acknowledged Hume City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the pavilion upgrade. For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit sport.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence “Hume is one of Victoria’s fastest growing council areas, and it’s important that locals have modern and accessible facilities so people can get out and get active.” “Sport and active recreation isn’t just good for our physical and mental health, it brings people together and builds communities.” Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Sport and active recreation is the heart and soul of the Sunbury electorate.” “We know that local clubs need upgraded infrastructure and this builds on our record of strong local investment in sport.” “This is an important step in delivering top-notch sporting facilities for decades to come.”     Quote attributable to President of the Tullamarine Football Club, Peter Labbad “With more and more locals keen to sign up and play for our sports teams here at Tullamarine, the new facilities will give us a chance to bring local football, cricket and netball back better than ever, expand our teams and help our club grow.”  

 

BUILDING BOOST FOR LOCAL SCHOOL

The Sunbury community will soon benefit from a massive school infrastructure boost, with the Andrews Labor Government delivering new schools and upgrades across the Catholic and independent education sectors. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced Red Rock Christian College as one of 34 schools across Victoria that will share in $70 million under Round 3 of the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund, which is delivering new schools, increasing capacity and providing modern facilities, as well as supporting the removal of asbestos and cladding. Red Rock will benefit from a $1.5 million investment to upgrade and modernise the prep-year 2 centre and its facilities. More than one third of Victorian students attend Catholic or independent schools – and this $402 million fund is ensuring students across the state are benefitting from new schools and better, more modern school infrastructure. In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools across the state and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating 13,500 jobs in construction and through the supply chain. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “Every Victorian student deserves the best opportunity to thrive when it comes to their education – and we’re proud to support better facilities for every school, whether it’s government, independent or Catholic.” “This fund is helping Red Rock get this vital project off the ground to improve kids’ learning and expand facilities.” “We are giving all Victorian schools access to facilities and classrooms that will lead them to bright futures.”  

BUILDING BOOST FOR LOCAL SCHOOL

The Sunbury community will soon benefit from a massive school infrastructure boost, with the Andrews Labor Government delivering new schools and upgrades across the Catholic and independent education sectors. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced Red Rock Christian College as one of 34 schools across Victoria that will share in $70 million under Round 3 of the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund, which is delivering new schools, increasing capacity and providing modern facilities, as well as supporting the removal of asbestos and cladding. Red Rock will benefit from a $1.5 million investment to upgrade and modernise the prep-year 2 centre and its facilities. More than one third of Victorian students attend Catholic or independent schools – and this $402 million fund is ensuring students across the state are benefitting from new schools and better, more modern school infrastructure. In the past seven years, the Labor Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools across the state and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating 13,500 jobs in construction and through the supply chain. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “Every Victorian student deserves the best opportunity to thrive when it comes to their education – and we’re proud to support better facilities for every school, whether it’s government, independent or Catholic.” “This fund is helping Red Rock get this vital project off the ground to improve kids’ learning and expand facilities.” “We are giving all Victorian schools access to facilities and classrooms that will lead them to bright futures.”  

FIRST NATIONS ARTWORK FOR GAP ROAD LEVEL CROSSING PROJECT

Sunbury’s congestion-busting level crossing removal project will also feature a landmark public artwork with a call for First Nations artists to submit their ideas for the work. Expressions of interest are open for a work that will span the new rail bridge to be built over Gap Road/Station Street as part of the Gap Road Level Crossing Removal project. The call is open to people who are Victorian Traditional Owners, or First Nations artists who live and work in Victoria. The artwork will be imprinted onto custom-designed perforated aluminium sheeting that will be installed across both sides of the rail bridge. First Nations artists are encouraged to apply by submitting a concept idea, a statement about their artistic practice and images of previous works by 5 September. More details on the selection criteria are available at www.railprojects.vic.gov.au. Artists will be shortlisted, before a winner is selected by an advisory panel that includes representatives of Creative Victoria and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation. Early works began in early July on the Gap Road Level Crossing Removal, to free up Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck two years earlier than first planned. The Gap Road level crossing will be replaced with a new rail bridge and a road underpass on Gap Road/Station Street between Horne Street and Evans Street, including a shared path on both sides to provide a safe connection for pedestrians and cyclists. Workers have begun digging alongside Gap Road and Station Street to relocate underground services to make way for the start of major construction later this year. The road under rail design will ensure the heritage-listed Sunbury Station is preserved and have the least impact on rail services during construction, although there will still be some disruption at times. The Gap Road level crossing removal is being delivered in conjunction with the $2.1 billion Sunbury Line Upgrade, which includes new train stabling, platform extensions, track and power upgrades to accommodate next generation trains and allow more frequent services. The Victorian Government is also investing in the Sunbury Road upgrade, to add extra lanes on Sunbury Road between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, traffic lights, new walking and cycling connections and a new bridge over Jacksons Creek. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “This is an incredible opportunity to celebrate and showcase our local Indigenous history and to honour the strong and enduring connection to Country of our Traditional Owners.” “The Gap Road Level Crossing Removal Project will not only unlock Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck, it will also bring a vibrant new artwork to one of the community’s most visible public spaces.”  

FIRST NATIONS ARTWORK FOR GAP ROAD LEVEL CROSSING PROJECT

Sunbury’s congestion-busting level crossing removal project will also feature a landmark public artwork with a call for First Nations artists to submit their ideas for the work. Expressions of interest are open for a work that will span the new rail bridge to be built over Gap Road/Station Street as part of the Gap Road Level Crossing Removal project. The call is open to people who are Victorian Traditional Owners, or First Nations artists who live and work in Victoria. The artwork will be imprinted onto custom-designed perforated aluminium sheeting that will be installed across both sides of the rail bridge. First Nations artists are encouraged to apply by submitting a concept idea, a statement about their artistic practice and images of previous works by 5 September. More details on the selection criteria are available at www.railprojects.vic.gov.au. Artists will be shortlisted, before a winner is selected by an advisory panel that includes representatives of Creative Victoria and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation. Early works began in early July on the Gap Road Level Crossing Removal, to free up Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck two years earlier than first planned. The Gap Road level crossing will be replaced with a new rail bridge and a road underpass on Gap Road/Station Street between Horne Street and Evans Street, including a shared path on both sides to provide a safe connection for pedestrians and cyclists. Workers have begun digging alongside Gap Road and Station Street to relocate underground services to make way for the start of major construction later this year. The road under rail design will ensure the heritage-listed Sunbury Station is preserved and have the least impact on rail services during construction, although there will still be some disruption at times. The Gap Road level crossing removal is being delivered in conjunction with the $2.1 billion Sunbury Line Upgrade, which includes new train stabling, platform extensions, track and power upgrades to accommodate next generation trains and allow more frequent services. The Victorian Government is also investing in the Sunbury Road upgrade, to add extra lanes on Sunbury Road between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, traffic lights, new walking and cycling connections and a new bridge over Jacksons Creek. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “This is an incredible opportunity to celebrate and showcase our local Indigenous history and to honour the strong and enduring connection to Country of our Traditional Owners.” “The Gap Road Level Crossing Removal Project will not only unlock Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck, it will also bring a vibrant new artwork to one of the community’s most visible public spaces.”  

ARCHITECT APPOINTED FOR KISMET PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Kismet Park Primary School. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced E plus architecture would design works to upgrade and transform the school oval with state-of-the-art synthetic turf. The Andrews Labor Government has provided $463,125 to go towards the project. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools. Schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools. In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.” Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “I know how much our local students enjoy outdoor play and recreation, which is why we are transforming the oval at Kismet Park Primary School.” “Sunbury families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive.”

ARCHITECT APPOINTED FOR KISMET PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Kismet Park Primary School. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced E plus architecture would design works to upgrade and transform the school oval with state-of-the-art synthetic turf. The Andrews Labor Government has provided $463,125 to go towards the project. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 invests $20 million in the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning spaces as well as the condition and character of schools. Schools have been allocated funding to fast-track priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environments as well as the condition and character of schools. In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries. It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Every student should have a great school, no matter where they live. That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians.” Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “I know how much our local students enjoy outdoor play and recreation, which is why we are transforming the oval at Kismet Park Primary School.” “Sunbury families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive.”

HOWZAT! COMMUNITY CRICKET PROGRAM NOW OPEN

Local cricket clubs and councils in the Sunbury electorate can now apply to develop or upgrade cricket facilities in the area, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced applications have opened for the third innings of the Government’s $13.5 million Community Cricket Program. Since 2019, the Community Cricket Program has invested more than $2.8 million in 30 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria. The third innings of the program bowls in a further $1.4 million for clubs and councils to develop or redevelop local cricket infrastructure from training nets through to female friendly and accessible change rooms. Other projects to have benefited from the program include $100,000 towards the construction of new nets at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve in Diggers Rest. This initiative is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment of more than $1.1 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. By helping clubs modernise their facilities, communities have the opportunity to cater for even more people keen to get involved in sports like cricket. For more information about the Community Cricket Program visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “We’re getting on with the job of creating better cricket facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their Test, One Day, BBL and WBBL sporting heroes.” “We’re helping clubs and councils build or upgrade facilities for the local cricket community, opening up new opportunities for training, competition and player development.” “I encourage our local clubs, associations and councils to get together and see if the Community Cricket Program can make a difference in Sunbury.”

HOWZAT! COMMUNITY CRICKET PROGRAM NOW OPEN

Local cricket clubs and councils in the Sunbury electorate can now apply to develop or upgrade cricket facilities in the area, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced applications have opened for the third innings of the Government’s $13.5 million Community Cricket Program. Since 2019, the Community Cricket Program has invested more than $2.8 million in 30 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria. The third innings of the program bowls in a further $1.4 million for clubs and councils to develop or redevelop local cricket infrastructure from training nets through to female friendly and accessible change rooms. Other projects to have benefited from the program include $100,000 towards the construction of new nets at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve in Diggers Rest. This initiative is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment of more than $1.1 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. By helping clubs modernise their facilities, communities have the opportunity to cater for even more people keen to get involved in sports like cricket. For more information about the Community Cricket Program visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “We’re getting on with the job of creating better cricket facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their Test, One Day, BBL and WBBL sporting heroes.” “We’re helping clubs and councils build or upgrade facilities for the local cricket community, opening up new opportunities for training, competition and player development.” “I encourage our local clubs, associations and councils to get together and see if the Community Cricket Program can make a difference in Sunbury.”