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BULLA BYPASS – HAVE YOUR SAY ONLINE

We are continuing to progress planning and development work for the potential future Bulla Bypass. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull announced today that Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) on behalf of the Victorian Government will undertake stakeholder and community engagement to inform design options and provide valuable information to inform the development of a Business Case. The Bulla Bypass would provide a new connection between Sunbury and the northern suburbs, including Melbourne Airport. This includes exploring options to build a new road link between Bulla-Diggers Rest Road and Somerton Road in Bulla. MRPV are seeking solutions to improve traffic flow and ease congestion, improve safety by removing heavy vehicles travelling through Bulla and improve amenity and liveability for Bulla and Sunbury residents. Timelines and milestones will be determined through this planning work and a Business Case is anticipated to be finalised in mid-2022. To get involved, visit engage.vic.gov.au/bulla-bypass between Wednesday 17 November and Sunday 5 December 2021, call 1800 105 105 or email contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au. Here residents and local businesses can provide feedback by completing multiple surveys and by dropping a pin and comment on an interactive map. Feedback will build on previous engagement conducted by the Department of Transport to understand community views on design options. MRPV will continue to provide updates and information as planning for the Bypass progresses. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “I encourage all residents to have their say as we move into the planning phase of this Big Build project.” “The Bulla Bypass is a long time coming for our local community – I am so pleased this Victorian Government is progressing a Business Case and delivering on our commitment to make it easier for North West residents to get home faster and safer.”

BULLA BYPASS – HAVE YOUR SAY ONLINE

We are continuing to progress planning and development work for the potential future Bulla Bypass. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull announced today that Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) on behalf of the Victorian Government will undertake stakeholder and community engagement to inform design options and provide valuable information to inform the development of a Business Case. The Bulla Bypass would provide a new connection between Sunbury and the northern suburbs, including Melbourne Airport. This includes exploring options to build a new road link between Bulla-Diggers Rest Road and Somerton Road in Bulla. MRPV are seeking solutions to improve traffic flow and ease congestion, improve safety by removing heavy vehicles travelling through Bulla and improve amenity and liveability for Bulla and Sunbury residents. Timelines and milestones will be determined through this planning work and a Business Case is anticipated to be finalised in mid-2022. To get involved, visit engage.vic.gov.au/bulla-bypass between Wednesday 17 November and Sunday 5 December 2021, call 1800 105 105 or email contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au. Here residents and local businesses can provide feedback by completing multiple surveys and by dropping a pin and comment on an interactive map. Feedback will build on previous engagement conducted by the Department of Transport to understand community views on design options. MRPV will continue to provide updates and information as planning for the Bypass progresses. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “I encourage all residents to have their say as we move into the planning phase of this Big Build project.” “The Bulla Bypass is a long time coming for our local community – I am so pleased this Victorian Government is progressing a Business Case and delivering on our commitment to make it easier for North West residents to get home faster and safer.”

HELPING MORE VICTORIANS ACCESS COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring nobody is left behind by addressing the barriers to getting vaccinated for vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced $2.5 million for community programs that remove practical barriers to vaccination and support increased vaccine uptake as we move past 90 per cent of Victorians with a second dose. It will fund practical support such as help to book a vaccination appointment or arranging childcare to enable parents to attend their appointments. The program assists Victorians from vulnerable groups, such as people living with disability, young people, seniors, multicultural communities, social housing residents and victim survivors of family violence. Funding is also available for programs to increase vaccination rates by addressing vaccine misinformation. Eligible community organisations and neighbourhood houses are invited to apply for up to $20,000 to deliver activities that make it as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated or reduce COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. Applications for the Local Communities Access Grants Program will be assessed on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted. For more information and to apply, visit vic.gov.au/local-community-access-grants-program  Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Youth Ros Spence “Whether it’s providing childcare or addressing misinformation, this will help overcome the barriers some Victorians face to getting vaccinated.” Quote attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers James Merlino “We are ensuring vulnerable Victorians who are at higher risk from COVID-19 are supported to get vaccinated.” Quote attributable to Minister for Health Martin Foley “Victorians have done an amazing job getting vaccinated – this is about making sure those final few per cent of people are also protected as we open up.”

HELPING MORE VICTORIANS ACCESS COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring nobody is left behind by addressing the barriers to getting vaccinated for vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced $2.5 million for community programs that remove practical barriers to vaccination and support increased vaccine uptake as we move past 90 per cent of Victorians with a second dose. It will fund practical support such as help to book a vaccination appointment or arranging childcare to enable parents to attend their appointments. The program assists Victorians from vulnerable groups, such as people living with disability, young people, seniors, multicultural communities, social housing residents and victim survivors of family violence. Funding is also available for programs to increase vaccination rates by addressing vaccine misinformation. Eligible community organisations and neighbourhood houses are invited to apply for up to $20,000 to deliver activities that make it as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated or reduce COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. Applications for the Local Communities Access Grants Program will be assessed on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted. For more information and to apply, visit vic.gov.au/local-community-access-grants-program  Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Youth Ros Spence “Whether it’s providing childcare or addressing misinformation, this will help overcome the barriers some Victorians face to getting vaccinated.” Quote attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers James Merlino “We are ensuring vulnerable Victorians who are at higher risk from COVID-19 are supported to get vaccinated.” Quote attributable to Minister for Health Martin Foley “Victorians have done an amazing job getting vaccinated – this is about making sure those final few per cent of people are also protected as we open up.”

UPGRADING SUNBURY SCHOOLS BRICK BY BRICK

Students in Sunbury will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Salesian College Sunbury. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced Prebuilt Pty Ltd has been appointed to build Salesian’s $5 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education. Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s 2020-21 Non-Government Schools Capital Fund, the upgrade will see construction of a Food Technology Centre and refurbishment of the STEM Battery Building and Design Manufacturing Learning Centre. This upgrade will create local jobs, with work expected to be completed by late 2022. Under the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $7.2 billion to deliver more than 1,460 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “These local upgrades are part of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.” “Upgrading Salesian College Sunbury will give local students access to great classrooms and facilities - because you can’t deliver a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.”

UPGRADING SUNBURY SCHOOLS BRICK BY BRICK

Students in Sunbury will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Salesian College Sunbury. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced Prebuilt Pty Ltd has been appointed to build Salesian’s $5 million upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education. Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s 2020-21 Non-Government Schools Capital Fund, the upgrade will see construction of a Food Technology Centre and refurbishment of the STEM Battery Building and Design Manufacturing Learning Centre. This upgrade will create local jobs, with work expected to be completed by late 2022. Under the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $7.2 billion to deliver more than 1,460 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “These local upgrades are part of the school building boom that is happening right across Victoria.” “Upgrading Salesian College Sunbury will give local students access to great classrooms and facilities - because you can’t deliver a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.”

HAVE A SAY IN NEW PARKLANDS FOR MELBOURNE’S NORTH-WEST

A new parkland is being created along Jacksons Creek near Sunbury, providing new walking and cycling trails and picnic areas for locals and visitors to enjoy. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull announced the opening of the community consultation to help shape the new 1,008-hectare regional parklands spanning from Diggers Rest to Sunbury. The project will improve community access to the parklands starting with 1.9 kilometres of proposed walking and cycling paths, trail and entrance signage, a staircase and fencing and safety infrastructure around the Greater Western Water site by July 2022. A Cultural Values Study for Jacksons Creek was completed by the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people in July 2021, with a survey of the animals and plants of Jacksons Creek also completed by the Arthur Rylah Institute in July 2021. Jacksons Creek Regional Parklands will provide the community much needed green, open space for recreation and relaxation with friends and family. The parklands will also protect nature and strengthen cultural heritage. The Victorian Government’s Suburban Parks Program is creating or upgrading more than 6,500 hectares of parklands and new walking and cycling trails in Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs, giving everyone more green, open space where they can exercise, relax and recharge. To provide feedback on the vision and priorities for the parklands go to the Engage Victoria website. Consultation closes at midnight on Tuesday 30 November 2021. A summary of engagement feedback will be made publicly available at Engage Victoria after consultation is complete. The plan will be finalised in late 2022. Jacksons Creek Regional Parklands is a project being delivered under the Suburban Parks Program, which is delivering on ground for the Open Space for Everyone Strategy (OSFE).  The OSFE aims to give everyone equal access to Melbourne’s renowned parks and open spaces that are central to our health and wellbeing. The project is led by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in partnership with Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Hume City Council, Melbourne Water, Greater Western Water and Parks Victoria. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Jacksons Creek Regional Parklands near Sunbury will be a wonderful place for local communities and visitors in the Sunbury area to enjoy and will provide a range of new facilities such as walking and bike trails.” “The 1,008-hectare parklands from Diggers Rest to Sunbury along Jacksons Creek will be an asset for locals, visitors and generations to come.” “You can have your say on the Jacksons Creek Regional Parklands Plan via the Engage Victoria website.”

HAVE A SAY IN NEW PARKLANDS FOR MELBOURNE’S NORTH-WEST

A new parkland is being created along Jacksons Creek near Sunbury, providing new walking and cycling trails and picnic areas for locals and visitors to enjoy. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull announced the opening of the community consultation to help shape the new 1,008-hectare regional parklands spanning from Diggers Rest to Sunbury. The project will improve community access to the parklands starting with 1.9 kilometres of proposed walking and cycling paths, trail and entrance signage, a staircase and fencing and safety infrastructure around the Greater Western Water site by July 2022. A Cultural Values Study for Jacksons Creek was completed by the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people in July 2021, with a survey of the animals and plants of Jacksons Creek also completed by the Arthur Rylah Institute in July 2021. Jacksons Creek Regional Parklands will provide the community much needed green, open space for recreation and relaxation with friends and family. The parklands will also protect nature and strengthen cultural heritage. The Victorian Government’s Suburban Parks Program is creating or upgrading more than 6,500 hectares of parklands and new walking and cycling trails in Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs, giving everyone more green, open space where they can exercise, relax and recharge. To provide feedback on the vision and priorities for the parklands go to the Engage Victoria website. Consultation closes at midnight on Tuesday 30 November 2021. A summary of engagement feedback will be made publicly available at Engage Victoria after consultation is complete. The plan will be finalised in late 2022. Jacksons Creek Regional Parklands is a project being delivered under the Suburban Parks Program, which is delivering on ground for the Open Space for Everyone Strategy (OSFE).  The OSFE aims to give everyone equal access to Melbourne’s renowned parks and open spaces that are central to our health and wellbeing. The project is led by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in partnership with Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Hume City Council, Melbourne Water, Greater Western Water and Parks Victoria. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Jacksons Creek Regional Parklands near Sunbury will be a wonderful place for local communities and visitors in the Sunbury area to enjoy and will provide a range of new facilities such as walking and bike trails.” “The 1,008-hectare parklands from Diggers Rest to Sunbury along Jacksons Creek will be an asset for locals, visitors and generations to come.” “You can have your say on the Jacksons Creek Regional Parklands Plan via the Engage Victoria website.”

Campaigns

Sunbury Station Bus Interchange Redevelopment – Community Survey (Closed)

As part of the 2021/22 Victorian State Budget $3.22 million has been allocated towards the Redevelopment of the Sunbury Station Bus Interchange. Now I’d like to hear from you on what you think that redevelopment should look like. Your feedback will be instrumental in deciding how this money is spent, and what improvements will be made. I’m incredibly proud to be part of a Government that is willing to invest in a public transport project that means so much to so many in our community. Thank you to my Youth Advisory Council for putting this survey together, and for all the work they have done in organising an online community campaign to better understand exactly what people in Sunbury along with surrounding suburbs and townships want in the redevelopment of the Sunbury Station Bus Interchange. For more information and to fill out my community survey, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQv1OCms26onx1sMUc9e2VIKCsqqvPMOiRdBPFX2FsdYU9gg/viewform Survey Now Closed

Sunbury Station Bus Interchange Redevelopment – Community Survey (Closed)

As part of the 2021/22 Victorian State Budget $3.22 million has been allocated towards the Redevelopment of the Sunbury Station Bus Interchange. Now I’d like to hear from you on what you think that redevelopment should look like. Your feedback will be instrumental in deciding how this money is spent, and what improvements will be made. I’m incredibly proud to be part of a Government that is willing to invest in a public transport project that means so much to so many in our community. Thank you to my Youth Advisory Council for putting this survey together, and for all the work they have done in organising an online community campaign to better understand exactly what people in Sunbury along with surrounding suburbs and townships want in the redevelopment of the Sunbury Station Bus Interchange. For more information and to fill out my community survey, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQv1OCms26onx1sMUc9e2VIKCsqqvPMOiRdBPFX2FsdYU9gg/viewform Survey Now Closed