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TRACK UPGRADE FOR BOARDMAN RESERVE AND LITTLE ATHLETICS

Sunbury Little Athletics is set to benefit from a major $2 million boost to transform the grass track at Boardman Reserve into a synthetic one. Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull made the announcement today. The track is currently unusable during the wet weather season. As one of the fastest growing communities in the North West and coupled with this Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, redeveloping the track into an all year round fully functional athletics venue is essential. Sunbury Little Athletics is a fantastic group of parents, guardians, volunteers and kids that deserve facilities to match. Our local sporting clubs are so important to our community and the Victorian Budget is backing their future, delivering better pavilions, change rooms, grounds and courts so all Victorians can get active. This is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. The local Member acknowledged Hume City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “As a kid, I joined Sunbury Little Athletics and I know firsthand – the track is ready for a refresh.” “Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get back to local sport and recreation and lead healthy and active lifestyles.” “Eric Boardman Reserve has become a fantastic hub for hundreds of kids and adults in our community to use each week for sport and leisure.”

TRACK UPGRADE FOR BOARDMAN RESERVE AND LITTLE ATHLETICS

Sunbury Little Athletics is set to benefit from a major $2 million boost to transform the grass track at Boardman Reserve into a synthetic one. Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull made the announcement today. The track is currently unusable during the wet weather season. As one of the fastest growing communities in the North West and coupled with this Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, redeveloping the track into an all year round fully functional athletics venue is essential. Sunbury Little Athletics is a fantastic group of parents, guardians, volunteers and kids that deserve facilities to match. Our local sporting clubs are so important to our community and the Victorian Budget is backing their future, delivering better pavilions, change rooms, grounds and courts so all Victorians can get active. This is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. The local Member acknowledged Hume City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP “As a kid, I joined Sunbury Little Athletics and I know firsthand – the track is ready for a refresh.” “Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get back to local sport and recreation and lead healthy and active lifestyles.” “Eric Boardman Reserve has become a fantastic hub for hundreds of kids and adults in our community to use each week for sport and leisure.”

WORK STEPS UP ON SUNBURY LINE UPGRADE

The Sunbury Line will move a step closer next month to being able to run bigger and more modern trains, with 24-hour works to take place along the line in July. Crews will descend on the line from 9pm on Friday 2 July for six days of round-the-clock construction, with trains returning to service on Friday 9 July. The work will coincide with school holidays, to reduce the impact on passengers. Work planned during this time includes: Platform improvements at Middle Footscray, Watergardens and Sunbury stations Power upgrades at the Tottenham substation Work on construction and fit out of the new substation at Calder Park Installation of signalling equipment from the Maribyrnong River to Sunbury Work on substation upgrades at Holden Road, Diggers Rest and Jacksons Hill Installation of overhead line structures between Keilor Plains and Sunbury. The Sunbury Line Upgrade will add more sections of track and longer platforms and improve train stabling to support the new generation trains, creating space for 113,000 more passengers in peak periods every week when the Metro Tunnel is operational. The Sunbury Line Upgrade is due for completion in 2023, along with the Gap Road Level Crossing Removal Project, which has been brought forward by two years to get rid of Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck sooner. Work will start on the level crossing removal in early July, with workers relocating underground services and removing a small number of trees alongside Gap Road and Station Street to make way for the start of major construction on the new road underpass later this year. Gap Road/Station Street will be lowered under the existing rail line to preserve the heritage-listed Sunbury Station, to improve safety and ease congestion, especially when more trains run on the Sunbury Line in the future.  The project will include building a new shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. Sunbury passengers will also benefit from the Car Parks for Commuters – Sunbury Station Upgrade project being delivered by the Victorian Government and Hume City Council, which will add more than 300 new commuter car spaces to the station and is due to begin construction in late 2021. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “The Sunbury Line Upgrade will transform public transport for the Sunbury community, with bigger, more modern trains giving passengers a more comfortable journey.” “Once the Metro Tunnel Project is complete, communities along the line will have direct access to five new stations at key city locations like Parkville and St Kilda Road, with convenient connections to the City Loop and a future link to Melbourne Airport Rail.”

WORK STEPS UP ON SUNBURY LINE UPGRADE

The Sunbury Line will move a step closer next month to being able to run bigger and more modern trains, with 24-hour works to take place along the line in July. Crews will descend on the line from 9pm on Friday 2 July for six days of round-the-clock construction, with trains returning to service on Friday 9 July. The work will coincide with school holidays, to reduce the impact on passengers. Work planned during this time includes: Platform improvements at Middle Footscray, Watergardens and Sunbury stations Power upgrades at the Tottenham substation Work on construction and fit out of the new substation at Calder Park Installation of signalling equipment from the Maribyrnong River to Sunbury Work on substation upgrades at Holden Road, Diggers Rest and Jacksons Hill Installation of overhead line structures between Keilor Plains and Sunbury. The Sunbury Line Upgrade will add more sections of track and longer platforms and improve train stabling to support the new generation trains, creating space for 113,000 more passengers in peak periods every week when the Metro Tunnel is operational. The Sunbury Line Upgrade is due for completion in 2023, along with the Gap Road Level Crossing Removal Project, which has been brought forward by two years to get rid of Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck sooner. Work will start on the level crossing removal in early July, with workers relocating underground services and removing a small number of trees alongside Gap Road and Station Street to make way for the start of major construction on the new road underpass later this year. Gap Road/Station Street will be lowered under the existing rail line to preserve the heritage-listed Sunbury Station, to improve safety and ease congestion, especially when more trains run on the Sunbury Line in the future.  The project will include building a new shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. Sunbury passengers will also benefit from the Car Parks for Commuters – Sunbury Station Upgrade project being delivered by the Victorian Government and Hume City Council, which will add more than 300 new commuter car spaces to the station and is due to begin construction in late 2021. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “The Sunbury Line Upgrade will transform public transport for the Sunbury community, with bigger, more modern trains giving passengers a more comfortable journey.” “Once the Metro Tunnel Project is complete, communities along the line will have direct access to five new stations at key city locations like Parkville and St Kilda Road, with convenient connections to the City Loop and a future link to Melbourne Airport Rail.”

STUMPING UP FOR CRICKET IN SUNBURY

Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve, with the announcement of more than $1.4 million in funding through the second round of the Community Cricket Program – Cricket Facilities stream. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve. The ground is the home of Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club and the funding will enable Melton City Council to relocate and build a new four-lane synthetic cricket net facility, including an extended training area to also act as a multi-purpose space for basketball, netball and other activities. After a disrupted sports season over summer due to the pandemic, the Victorian Government is getting on with helping grassroots sport get back on track through initiatives like the Community Cricket Program. By supporting clubs like Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club modernise their facilities, we’re giving grassroots communities the opportunity to cater for even more Victorians keen to do their communities proud. These initiatives are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. The Community Cricket Program has invested more than $2.8 million into 30 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria. This initiative is part of the Government’s investment of over $1.1 billion into community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. For more information about the Community Cricket Program including current round recipients visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-cricket-program Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “We’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their sporting heroes like the Australian women’s cricket team who, in 2020, won the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final on home soil.” “This funding will inspire even more Sunbury boys, girls, men and women to sign up for the mighty Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”

STUMPING UP FOR CRICKET IN SUNBURY

Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve, with the announcement of more than $1.4 million in funding through the second round of the Community Cricket Program – Cricket Facilities stream. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve. The ground is the home of Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club and the funding will enable Melton City Council to relocate and build a new four-lane synthetic cricket net facility, including an extended training area to also act as a multi-purpose space for basketball, netball and other activities. After a disrupted sports season over summer due to the pandemic, the Victorian Government is getting on with helping grassroots sport get back on track through initiatives like the Community Cricket Program. By supporting clubs like Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club modernise their facilities, we’re giving grassroots communities the opportunity to cater for even more Victorians keen to do their communities proud. These initiatives are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. The Community Cricket Program has invested more than $2.8 million into 30 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria. This initiative is part of the Government’s investment of over $1.1 billion into community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. For more information about the Community Cricket Program including current round recipients visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-cricket-program Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “We’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their sporting heroes like the Australian women’s cricket team who, in 2020, won the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final on home soil.” “This funding will inspire even more Sunbury boys, girls, men and women to sign up for the mighty Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”

GAME CHANGING PAVILION FOR RUPERTSWOOD

The growing members of Rupertswood Cricket Club and Rupertswood Football Club will see the delivery of a new pavilion thanks to $2.5 million from the Andrews Labor Government’s 2021/22 Victorian Budget. Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull made the announcement in Sunbury today. Given the pavilion is on Salesian College land in Sunbury, the school has also announced a $2.5 million contribution to the project which will see a $5 million facility used by both the clubs and students in a win for the entire community. With a growing number of players at Rupertswood Cricket Club and Rupertswood Football Club, both clubs have been struggling with an outdated pavilion and have been advocating for additional funding for some time. The funding will transform the change rooms and deliver a better purpose-built pavilion. Our local sporting clubs are so important to our community and the Victorian Budget is backing their future, delivering better pavilions, change rooms, grounds and courts so all Victorians can get active. This is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. The local Member, the clubs and Salesian College will now sit down to plan the next steps of the exciting project which will deliver a great outcome for our community. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP  “This is an important step in delivering top-notch sporting facilities for decades to come.”    “This Victorian Budget funding boost will inspire more locals to join a sports club and join in the fun in Sunbury.”

GAME CHANGING PAVILION FOR RUPERTSWOOD

The growing members of Rupertswood Cricket Club and Rupertswood Football Club will see the delivery of a new pavilion thanks to $2.5 million from the Andrews Labor Government’s 2021/22 Victorian Budget. Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull made the announcement in Sunbury today. Given the pavilion is on Salesian College land in Sunbury, the school has also announced a $2.5 million contribution to the project which will see a $5 million facility used by both the clubs and students in a win for the entire community. With a growing number of players at Rupertswood Cricket Club and Rupertswood Football Club, both clubs have been struggling with an outdated pavilion and have been advocating for additional funding for some time. The funding will transform the change rooms and deliver a better purpose-built pavilion. Our local sporting clubs are so important to our community and the Victorian Budget is backing their future, delivering better pavilions, change rooms, grounds and courts so all Victorians can get active. This is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. The local Member, the clubs and Salesian College will now sit down to plan the next steps of the exciting project which will deliver a great outcome for our community. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP  “This is an important step in delivering top-notch sporting facilities for decades to come.”    “This Victorian Budget funding boost will inspire more locals to join a sports club and join in the fun in Sunbury.”

 

COMMUTER CAR PARK ONE STEP CLOSER FOR SUNBURY

The Victorian Government is making it easier for Sunbury locals to catch the train with the new multi-deck car park at Sunbury Station set to improve parking and access to public transport. The new car park will offer more than 300 additional commuter car parking spaces plus more than 200 spaces for shoppers and traders. The new car park will feature accessible parking, enhanced lighting, and secure bike storage. The station car park construction tender will open soon with construction on the project expected to start from late 2021. The project is jointly funded by The Victorian Government and Hume City Council, which will also lead delivery of the project. The Sunbury station car park upgrades are being delivered as part of the Car Parks for Commuters Program, a state-wide program helping to deliver 11,000 new and upgraded car parks across Victoria. These additional car parks will free up local streets, generate jobs, and make it easier to catch the train. Learn more about the program at carparks.vic.gov.au The Victorian Government has delivered almost 10,000 new and upgraded car parks across the state since 2014. Along with upgrades to car parking, work will also begin this year on the Gap Road level crossing removal after the project gained planning approval last month. 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. It will be delivered in conjunction with the $2.1 billion Sunbury Line Upgrade, which has allowed construction on the crossing to be brought forward by two years and will help minimise disruption to the community. The Sunbury Line Upgrade 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. Upgrades to suburban roads in Melbourne’s north-west are progressing, with major construction to add 17 kilometres of new lanes on Craigieburn Road between Hume Highway and Mickleham Road due to get underway in the coming months. A construction partner will be appointed for the Sunbury Road Upgrade this year, with these improvements increasing capacity and connecting communities to the booming Sunbury town centre. Planning is also underway for future major road upgrades in Melbourne’s north. Improvements to the Calder and the M80 Freeways as well as the Bulla Bypass will reduce congestion and improve travel times in the area. Other upgrades to Mickleham Road, Somerton Road and Craigieburn East Road will improve journey time, safety and connections to the rail network. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Improving car parking capacity at Sunbury Station is crucial to servicing this thriving local community and I look forward to seeing works starting on these upgrades later this year.” “This announcement is an important step in delivering additional car parking at Sunbury Station to ensure we meet the future needs of our community.”   

COMMUTER CAR PARK ONE STEP CLOSER FOR SUNBURY

The Victorian Government is making it easier for Sunbury locals to catch the train with the new multi-deck car park at Sunbury Station set to improve parking and access to public transport. The new car park will offer more than 300 additional commuter car parking spaces plus more than 200 spaces for shoppers and traders. The new car park will feature accessible parking, enhanced lighting, and secure bike storage. The station car park construction tender will open soon with construction on the project expected to start from late 2021. The project is jointly funded by The Victorian Government and Hume City Council, which will also lead delivery of the project. The Sunbury station car park upgrades are being delivered as part of the Car Parks for Commuters Program, a state-wide program helping to deliver 11,000 new and upgraded car parks across Victoria. These additional car parks will free up local streets, generate jobs, and make it easier to catch the train. Learn more about the program at carparks.vic.gov.au The Victorian Government has delivered almost 10,000 new and upgraded car parks across the state since 2014. Along with upgrades to car parking, work will also begin this year on the Gap Road level crossing removal after the project gained planning approval last month. 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. It will be delivered in conjunction with the $2.1 billion Sunbury Line Upgrade, which has allowed construction on the crossing to be brought forward by two years and will help minimise disruption to the community. The Sunbury Line Upgrade 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. Upgrades to suburban roads in Melbourne’s north-west are progressing, with major construction to add 17 kilometres of new lanes on Craigieburn Road between Hume Highway and Mickleham Road due to get underway in the coming months. A construction partner will be appointed for the Sunbury Road Upgrade this year, with these improvements increasing capacity and connecting communities to the booming Sunbury town centre. Planning is also underway for future major road upgrades in Melbourne’s north. Improvements to the Calder and the M80 Freeways as well as the Bulla Bypass will reduce congestion and improve travel times in the area. Other upgrades to Mickleham Road, Somerton Road and Craigieburn East Road will improve journey time, safety and connections to the rail network. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Improving car parking capacity at Sunbury Station is crucial to servicing this thriving local community and I look forward to seeing works starting on these upgrades later this year.” “This announcement is an important step in delivering additional car parking at Sunbury Station to ensure we meet the future needs of our community.”   

SUNBURY BUS INTERCHANGE: A BIG WIN FOR LOCAL BUS PASSENGERS

In a win for commuters and residents alike, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering $3.22 million as part of the Victorian Budget 2021/22 to upgrade Sunbury Bus Interchange to improve passenger safety and connectivity. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull made the announcement in Sunbury today, alongside Sunbury Bus Service and Sunbury Square management. Today’s announcement builds on the transport works already taking place, including the Sunbury level crossing removal, upgrades to Sunbury Train Station and the delivery of a multi deck car park. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “This upgrade will connect us to work, to school and to each other like never before. It will give our buses a new home and make waiting for and catching the bus in Sunbury safer, easier and more accessible.” “This a great investment by the Andrews Labor Government in Sunbury and a terrific complement to the transformation of Sunbury Train Station that is already underway.” Quotes attributable to Managing Director Sunbury Bus Service Matt Baird “The comfort, safety, accessibility and connectivity for our customers will be dramatically improved through this major upgrade to the Sunbury bus interchange precinct.” “This is a major positive for the people of Sunbury and for all users of the Sunbury bus interchange.  We look forward to working with the State Government to deliver this much-needed upgrade.”

SUNBURY BUS INTERCHANGE: A BIG WIN FOR LOCAL BUS PASSENGERS

In a win for commuters and residents alike, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering $3.22 million as part of the Victorian Budget 2021/22 to upgrade Sunbury Bus Interchange to improve passenger safety and connectivity. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull made the announcement in Sunbury today, alongside Sunbury Bus Service and Sunbury Square management. Today’s announcement builds on the transport works already taking place, including the Sunbury level crossing removal, upgrades to Sunbury Train Station and the delivery of a multi deck car park. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “This upgrade will connect us to work, to school and to each other like never before. It will give our buses a new home and make waiting for and catching the bus in Sunbury safer, easier and more accessible.” “This a great investment by the Andrews Labor Government in Sunbury and a terrific complement to the transformation of Sunbury Train Station that is already underway.” Quotes attributable to Managing Director Sunbury Bus Service Matt Baird “The comfort, safety, accessibility and connectivity for our customers will be dramatically improved through this major upgrade to the Sunbury bus interchange precinct.” “This is a major positive for the people of Sunbury and for all users of the Sunbury bus interchange.  We look forward to working with the State Government to deliver this much-needed upgrade.”

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE

Goonawarra Primary School is one of 52 Victorian schools that will be upgraded in the Victorian Budget 2021/22. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull joined students and staff at Goonawarra Primary School today to announce a $10 million investment to upgrade the school. This commitment will deliver a modernisation of the school’s buildings, including the main block. Not only will this give our students great learning spaces, it'll create good jobs for Victorians. Across the state, our investment in more and better schools is expected to support 3,500 jobs. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.” “This is significant investment and I am proud of our record in Education across the Sunbury electorate.”

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE

Goonawarra Primary School is one of 52 Victorian schools that will be upgraded in the Victorian Budget 2021/22. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull joined students and staff at Goonawarra Primary School today to announce a $10 million investment to upgrade the school. This commitment will deliver a modernisation of the school’s buildings, including the main block. Not only will this give our students great learning spaces, it'll create good jobs for Victorians. Across the state, our investment in more and better schools is expected to support 3,500 jobs. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed.” “This is significant investment and I am proud of our record in Education across the Sunbury electorate.”

BETTER HEALTHCARE FOR SUNBURY

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will provide $3 million to expand Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull recently called for further funding to support the local service and this call was heard. Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health is a terrific local service, but growth in the community has resulted in its need to expand. This $3 million commitment will enable the organisation to do just this - something so many in the community have called for and spoken about. Funding will expand the community facilities and services, specifically child and youth health and mental health services at the Sunbury and Cobaw Community Hub which provides a range of health, wellbeing and community support for the local area. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Everyone deserves access to first class healthcare facilities – this is a big win for Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health and local Sunbury residents.” “The Victorian Budget 2021/22 is about caring for Victorians and this commitment does exactly that.” Quotes attributable to Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health CEO Phillip Ripper “This significant injection into local services will help us respond to the recommendations of the royal commissions into both mental health and family violence.” “We thank the Member for his tireless efforts in securing money for these vital services.”

BETTER HEALTHCARE FOR SUNBURY

The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will provide $3 million to expand Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health. Member for Sunbury Josh Bull recently called for further funding to support the local service and this call was heard. Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health is a terrific local service, but growth in the community has resulted in its need to expand. This $3 million commitment will enable the organisation to do just this - something so many in the community have called for and spoken about. Funding will expand the community facilities and services, specifically child and youth health and mental health services at the Sunbury and Cobaw Community Hub which provides a range of health, wellbeing and community support for the local area. Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull “Everyone deserves access to first class healthcare facilities – this is a big win for Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health and local Sunbury residents.” “The Victorian Budget 2021/22 is about caring for Victorians and this commitment does exactly that.” Quotes attributable to Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health CEO Phillip Ripper “This significant injection into local services will help us respond to the recommendations of the royal commissions into both mental health and family violence.” “We thank the Member for his tireless efforts in securing money for these vital services.”