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More Ambulances Arriving Sooner in Kingston Thanks to Record Investment

More ambulances are arriving at emergencies sooner with Victoria’s ambulance response times the quickest they have been in five years. The latest Ambulance Victoria response time data, released today, shows ambulances are now arriving at Code One emergency cases faster than the same time last..

Applications Open for Boating Safety and Facility Grants

This week applications opened for the Victorian Government’s $8 million 2015-16 Boating Safety and Facilities Program (BSFP). Victorian boating groups, local councils and other community organisations across the City of Kingston are encouraged to apply for grants to improve local boating facilities and waterway safety…

A win for City of Kingston Emergency Services Volunteers

Emergency services volunteer groups in the City of Kingston will share in $12.5 million to purchase much-needed equipment as part of the 2015-16 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). The VESEP grants will fund operational equipment, such as trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility..

Local Women Encouraged to Have Regular Breast Screens

New data shows that 50 – 54 per cent of women aged 50-69 in the electorate of Mordialloc, participate in the free BreastScreen Victoria program. This is in line with the the Victorian average of 54 per cent. However, we need to do more to..

Labor Government Launches $100 Million Investment in Grassroots Sport

Tim Richardson MP has today encouraged community organisations in the City of Kingston to consider the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Applications for Community Sport Infrastructure Fund grants are now open. The $100 million fund includes a significant focus on supporting women in sport, with a..

$1000 Awarded to the Edithvale Lifesaving Club

Tim Richardson today announced that the Edithvale Lifesaving Club will receive $1,000 as part of grants made available to help local sporting clubs. These funds are part of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program 2014-15 which aims to give clubs the opportunity to replace old uniforms..

$1.5 Billion to Get Started on Melbourne Metro Rail Project

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $1.5 billion to cover all anticipated planning, design and significant early works ahead of major construction of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project in 2018. This injection of funds provided in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget will allow the Melbourne Metro..

Nominations Open for the 2015 Victorian Training Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Victorian Training Awards are now open. Students who have achieved their training goals are encouraged to apply. Now in their 61st year, the Awards celebrate the achievements of Victoria’s training system and recognise collaboration and innovation by students, teachers, employers and..

Free Whooping Cough Vaccine for Parents to Start

Expectant parents and parents of newborns in the City of Kingston will be able to receive the whooping cough vaccine for free from 1 June. Announced during World Immunisation Week, the Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program will be available to all pregnant women from 28..

Community to Win Support for Local Road Safety Solutions

Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP has encouraged community groups to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address local road safety issues. The latest round of the TAC’s $1 million Community Road Safety Grants program is open to not-for-profit registered groups who can identify a..

Multi Million Dollar Program Now Open for Local Emergency Services

The Victorian Government will provide up to $12.54 million to support volunteer emergency services organisations protect lives and property across the state.  This is an increase of more than $400,000 than the previous year. Applications for the 2015-16 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) are..

Grants of up to $60,000 to Build Men’s Sheds

Following the release of $750,000 in funding by The Andrews Labor Government, communities across Victoria can now apply for grants to build a new Men’s Shed. Grants of up to $60,000 are now available to help build new sheds, especially where there is a high..

Learn Local Award Nominations Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government and Tim Richardson MP are encouraging Learn Local students, teachers and organisations to enter the 2015 Learn Local Awards. The Learn Local awards highlight the important role Learn Local organisations play in supporting young people and adults to develop the skills..

Recreational Boating in Mordialloc to Benefit From Over $60,000 Worth of Projects

Today, Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP announced over $60,000 to boost recreational boating facilities in Mordialloc. Four projects in Mordialloc will receive funding through an additional round of the 2014-15 Boating Safety and Facilities Program:$18,000 to create itinerant berths along the north side of..

Minister Garrett Reaffirms Commitment to Edithvale CFA

An Andrews Labor Government is committed to building a new fire station for the Edithvale CFA, supporting our hard working firefighters who work tirelessly to keep the local community safe. This week the Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett MP, joined the Member for Mordialloc,..

Ice Action Plan Will Help Families, Save Lives in Kingston

Today the Andrews Labor Government reaffirmed its pledge to reduce the supply, demand and the community harm of the drug ice through a $45.5 Million program. As part of this plan, Premier Daniel Andrews today released Victoria’s Ice Action Plan. Ice use is a complex..