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LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS TO BENEFIT FROM MORE SHADE

Community groups in Bentleigh electorate have shared in more than $17,000 to get some much needed protection from harmful UV radiation by increasing shade in...

NEW PLANNING CONTROLS TO PROTECT BENTLEIGH AND CARNEGIE

The Andrews Labor Government has taken action to protect Bentleigh and Carnegie from excessive and inappropriate development.

More life-saving defibs for sports clubs in Bentleigh

Bentleigh sports clubs have another chance to apply for a new defibrillator and help save the lives of players, volunteers or spectators who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos today announced that applications for the third round of the $2.7 million Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program are now open. The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the roll out of 1,000 life-saving defibrillators to clubs and facilities across the state. That means there are just over 400 defibrillators and training packages still up for grabs, so there’s no time to waste. Defibrillators at local sports clubs keep players safe and spectators protected, but they’re also a vital tool for the community. The use of public defibrillators for cardiac arrests has soared four-fold from 2.8 per cent in 2006/07 to 11 per cent in 2015/16. Sporting clubs who already have a defibrillator are encouraged to register them with Ambulance Victoria. For more information or to apply online visit www.sport.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to the Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos “Record numbers of people in Bentleigh are signing up to play the sports they love – so we want more of our clubs to have the right equipment and training in case an emergency strikes.” “Quick and easy access to a defibrillator, along with people trained in first aid and CPR is crucial to saving lives.” “I urge all sports club in Bentleigh to apply now for this life-saving equipment and skills.”   

More life-saving defibs for sports clubs in Bentleigh

Bentleigh sports clubs have another chance to apply for a new defibrillator and help save the lives of players, volunteers or spectators who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos today announced that applications for the third round of the $2.7 million Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program are now open. The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the roll out of 1,000 life-saving defibrillators to clubs and facilities across the state. That means there are just over 400 defibrillators and training packages still up for grabs, so there’s no time to waste. Defibrillators at local sports clubs keep players safe and spectators protected, but they’re also a vital tool for the community. The use of public defibrillators for cardiac arrests has soared four-fold from 2.8 per cent in 2006/07 to 11 per cent in 2015/16. Sporting clubs who already have a defibrillator are encouraged to register them with Ambulance Victoria. For more information or to apply online visit www.sport.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to the Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos “Record numbers of people in Bentleigh are signing up to play the sports they love – so we want more of our clubs to have the right equipment and training in case an emergency strikes.” “Quick and easy access to a defibrillator, along with people trained in first aid and CPR is crucial to saving lives.” “I urge all sports club in Bentleigh to apply now for this life-saving equipment and skills.”   

Healthy boost for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – Moorabbin Campus will share in a $60 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to secure the latest advances in medical equipment and modernise vital engineering infrastructure. Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today announced 11 hospitals to receive funding from the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and 10 hospitals to receive funding from the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program. These programs help hospitals keep pace with new developments in state-of-the-art medical equipment, while also improving efficiency and reliability by installing new models of hospital infrastructure. Hospitals across Victoria will replace ageing life-saving medical equipment with the most up-to-date, cutting edge technology that will improve patient outcomes. In the Bentleigh electorate, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – Moorabbin Campus will receive funding to replace a superficial X-ray treatment unit. The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health, so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure and keep Victorians healthy. Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos  “We are making sure patients in Bentleigh can get the high quality care they need and deserve, sooner and closer to home.” “By upgrading equipment and infrastructure, we’re giving our hard working doctors and nurses at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Moorabbin the support the need to do what they do best – which is keeping us healthy and saving lives.” “We’re putting patients first, ensuring they can access safe and reliable health facilities and very best care, now and into the future.” 

Healthy boost for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – Moorabbin Campus will share in a $60 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to secure the latest advances in medical equipment and modernise vital engineering infrastructure. Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today announced 11 hospitals to receive funding from the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and 10 hospitals to receive funding from the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program. These programs help hospitals keep pace with new developments in state-of-the-art medical equipment, while also improving efficiency and reliability by installing new models of hospital infrastructure. Hospitals across Victoria will replace ageing life-saving medical equipment with the most up-to-date, cutting edge technology that will improve patient outcomes. In the Bentleigh electorate, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – Moorabbin Campus will receive funding to replace a superficial X-ray treatment unit. The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health, so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure and keep Victorians healthy. Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos  “We are making sure patients in Bentleigh can get the high quality care they need and deserve, sooner and closer to home.” “By upgrading equipment and infrastructure, we’re giving our hard working doctors and nurses at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Moorabbin the support the need to do what they do best – which is keeping us healthy and saving lives.” “We’re putting patients first, ensuring they can access safe and reliable health facilities and very best care, now and into the future.” 

 

A new secondary college for East Bentleigh

I have asked the Minister for Education to ensure the Victorian School Building Authority works closely with the owners of East Village to secure land...

Getting started on Moorabbin’s new football hub

The mighty Saints another step closer to returning to their spiritual home, with construction starting on the $30.3 million redevelopment of Moorabbin Oval. Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today with players from the Saints and local community leagues, demolished an internal wall to kick off works to transform the Linton St ground. The redevelopment will give southern district grassroots football the modern, safe and inclusive facilities it deserves, and the St Kilda Football Club the high level training and rehabilitation facilities they need to return to finals glory. This iconic ground will become a real community hub. The Saints will share the facilities with the South Metro Junior Football League, Southern Football Netball League, Sandringham Dragons and other AFL Victoria staff. When complete, the upgrade will deliver modern administration and training facilities, better change rooms and amenities, new bistro and function spaces, a high-ball indoor training facility and gym, community recreation areas and improved car parking. As the Saints prepare to take on the Demons for this weekend’s season opener, today’s milestone signals the start of a new era for the club. The project will give about 15,000 budding footballers a flagship venue they can share with their heroes and be truly proud of. New facilities for the Saints are expected to be ready for the 2018 season, with the entire project to be completed in October later that year. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $4 million, taking the total State Government investment for this project to $12 million. ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd are building the world class redevelopment. Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos “Today is a historic milestone as we kick-start St Kilda’s march back to Moorabbin – giving them the home and facilities they need to win another flag.”  “This redevelopment is a big win for our local community and budding footballers of all ages and abilities.” “Locals can share the same ground as their AFL heroes and literally follow in their footsteps.”

Getting started on Moorabbin’s new football hub

The mighty Saints another step closer to returning to their spiritual home, with construction starting on the $30.3 million redevelopment of Moorabbin Oval. Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today with players from the Saints and local community leagues, demolished an internal wall to kick off works to transform the Linton St ground. The redevelopment will give southern district grassroots football the modern, safe and inclusive facilities it deserves, and the St Kilda Football Club the high level training and rehabilitation facilities they need to return to finals glory. This iconic ground will become a real community hub. The Saints will share the facilities with the South Metro Junior Football League, Southern Football Netball League, Sandringham Dragons and other AFL Victoria staff. When complete, the upgrade will deliver modern administration and training facilities, better change rooms and amenities, new bistro and function spaces, a high-ball indoor training facility and gym, community recreation areas and improved car parking. As the Saints prepare to take on the Demons for this weekend’s season opener, today’s milestone signals the start of a new era for the club. The project will give about 15,000 budding footballers a flagship venue they can share with their heroes and be truly proud of. New facilities for the Saints are expected to be ready for the 2018 season, with the entire project to be completed in October later that year. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $4 million, taking the total State Government investment for this project to $12 million. ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd are building the world class redevelopment. Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos “Today is a historic milestone as we kick-start St Kilda’s march back to Moorabbin – giving them the home and facilities they need to win another flag.”  “This redevelopment is a big win for our local community and budding footballers of all ages and abilities.” “Locals can share the same ground as their AFL heroes and literally follow in their footsteps.”

Upcoming works at Southland Station

As the Andrews Labor Government continues to upgrade and expand Melbourne's public transport system, night works will be taking place on the Frankston rail corridor for construction of the new Southland Station. Works will include the installation of coping stones and platform screens on the city-bound (west) platform, the installation of new overhead wiring, and the removal of redundant overhead structures. There will be no road closures however traffic management will be in place at the Park Road and Highett Road intersections to facilitate traffic movement and access to the site. To minimise construction impacts, the Metro team and contractors will aim to reduce excessive noise and minimise disturbance to residents. All activities will occur between 8pm on Friday 7 April and 4am on Monday 10 April. For more information, contact PTV on 1800 800 007.  

Upcoming works at Southland Station

As the Andrews Labor Government continues to upgrade and expand Melbourne's public transport system, night works will be taking place on the Frankston rail corridor for construction of the new Southland Station. Works will include the installation of coping stones and platform screens on the city-bound (west) platform, the installation of new overhead wiring, and the removal of redundant overhead structures. There will be no road closures however traffic management will be in place at the Park Road and Highett Road intersections to facilitate traffic movement and access to the site. To minimise construction impacts, the Metro team and contractors will aim to reduce excessive noise and minimise disturbance to residents. All activities will occur between 8pm on Friday 7 April and 4am on Monday 10 April. For more information, contact PTV on 1800 800 007.  

Bentleigh families can’t afford Turnbull’s kinder cuts

The Turnbull Federal Government is set to cut $100 million from Victorian kinders, a decision that will leave families in Bentleigh and across the state up to $2000 worse off every year. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today visited Bentleigh West Kindergarten to meet with staff and hear their concerns. Bentleigh West Kindergarten Director, Nichole Jenkins, told Mr Staikos that “if continued investment is not provided by the Turnbull Government, we risk losing up to a day of preschool education [every week]. For local children, families and staff it will mean children will not be ready for school, families will be unable to work and staff will see a large reduction in their income which will have a major impact on their families.” The Andrews Labor Government has made record investments in Victorian education, including upgrades at Bentleigh West Kindergarten and Brady Road Kindergarten, to ensure that every child has access to the best possible start in life. The Turnbull Liberal Government must reverse its decision to cut kinder funding to prevent putting the positive effects of this investment at risk. When Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts come into effect in December 2017: Local kids will lose five hours of funded kinder every week Families who cannot afford extra childcare, and mums especially, will find it harder to return to work Working families will face up to $2000 in extra fees per year, per child, even after the Child Care Rebate, if they’re forced to replace a lost day of kinder with childcare Mr Staikos called on local residents to join the fight against the cuts: “We in the State Labor Government have shown our commitment to supporting local children through this absolutely vital stage of development, and Bentleigh families deserve the same commitment from the Federal Government. I urge local residents to sign our petition to tell the Liberals that these cuts can’t be allowed to go ahead.” To sign the petition against kinder cuts, visit www.thismatters.org.au/kindercuts

Bentleigh families can’t afford Turnbull’s kinder cuts

The Turnbull Federal Government is set to cut $100 million from Victorian kinders, a decision that will leave families in Bentleigh and across the state up to $2000 worse off every year. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today visited Bentleigh West Kindergarten to meet with staff and hear their concerns. Bentleigh West Kindergarten Director, Nichole Jenkins, told Mr Staikos that “if continued investment is not provided by the Turnbull Government, we risk losing up to a day of preschool education [every week]. For local children, families and staff it will mean children will not be ready for school, families will be unable to work and staff will see a large reduction in their income which will have a major impact on their families.” The Andrews Labor Government has made record investments in Victorian education, including upgrades at Bentleigh West Kindergarten and Brady Road Kindergarten, to ensure that every child has access to the best possible start in life. The Turnbull Liberal Government must reverse its decision to cut kinder funding to prevent putting the positive effects of this investment at risk. When Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts come into effect in December 2017: Local kids will lose five hours of funded kinder every week Families who cannot afford extra childcare, and mums especially, will find it harder to return to work Working families will face up to $2000 in extra fees per year, per child, even after the Child Care Rebate, if they’re forced to replace a lost day of kinder with childcare Mr Staikos called on local residents to join the fight against the cuts: “We in the State Labor Government have shown our commitment to supporting local children through this absolutely vital stage of development, and Bentleigh families deserve the same commitment from the Federal Government. I urge local residents to sign our petition to tell the Liberals that these cuts can’t be allowed to go ahead.” To sign the petition against kinder cuts, visit www.thismatters.org.au/kindercuts