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Four Preston Level Crossings To Go

Early works to remove four dangerous and congested level crossings, build two new stations and a two kilometre stretch of elevated rail in Preston will start next year.

New Laws For Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is improving democracy, accountability and service delivery in Victoria’s 79 Councils, with the new Local Government Bill 2019 introduced into parliament today.

Communities To Win Through Sports Facilities Grants

The Andrews Labor Government will help communities provide more opportunities for people to participate in sport and active recreation through a new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund

Getting Ready For Three-Year-Old Kinder

The biggest reform of early childhood education is ever closer, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with upgrading kinders and supporting new teachers as part of the landmark roll-out of funded Three-Year-Old Kinder.

How Well Do You Know Fire? Get Ready Before It’s Too Late

A hard-hitting new advertising campaign has been launched that will reinforce the deadly risks of fire and the importance of planning and preparing for the fire season, as the state heads towards a long, hot and dry season.

National Plan To Combat Climate Change In Agriculture

Agriculture ministers from around Australia came together in Melbourne today to endorse a national program, led by Victoria, that will see governments work together to help farmers meet the challenges of climate change.

Improving Public Safety In Bundoora

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing lighting along Main Drive in Bundoora to improve safety and help prevent crime.

New Grants For Animal Welfare Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging animal shelters, foster carers, not-for-profit organisations and community vet clinics to apply for grants that will improve the welfare of animals across Victoria.

Beware Of Fake Tradies This Summer

Victorians are being urged to be cautious of fake tradies ahead of summer following a 200 per cent increase in the total amount of money lost by victims. Almost $3 million was lost by Victorians last year, up from $1 million the previous year. Margaret Connell is just one of the hundreds of Victorians who lost money when she was scammed out of more than $10,000 after she engaged the services of individuals she believed to be reputable tradies.

MORE THAN HALF A MILLION JOBS FOR VICTORIANS UNDER LABOR

More than half a million jobs have been created under the Andrews Labor Government. The latest ABS data shows 503,300 Victorians have found work across the state since the Government was first elected in November 2014.