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Budget 2017

We’re getting on with the job, and this year’s Budget delivers on the things that really matter.

Budget delivers total rebuild of Bayside SDS

Students at Bayside Special Development School will benefit from a complete rebuild, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The $11,400,000 investment, delivered as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will go towards making sure local kids get the best start in life. The funding builds..

Huge funding boost for Valkstone Primary School

Students at Valkstone Primary School will benefit from a new upgrade, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The $3,720,000 investment, delivered as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will go towards making sure local kids get the best start in life. Following planning funding in..

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..

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..

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..

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)..

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..

Steamrail on the Frankston Line as an Annual Event

Mr Staikos (Bentleigh) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport and concerns the official opening of the new stations in my electorate last year where we had two heritage steam trains travelling on the Frankston line. The action I am seeking is that..

Vital works on new Southland Station this weekend

Critical works will continue this weekend on the Andrews Labor Government’s new train station at Southland. Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos said it was exciting to see the long awaited Southland station taking shape. The underpass joining the two platforms is already complete, and track..

Changing gears: auto supply chains break new ground

Businesses impacted by the closure of automotive manufacturing in Victoria are identifying new business opportunities and creating jobs, thanks to on-going funding support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today announced that Mackay Consolidated Industries Pty Ltd and Palm Plastics, both..

Community grants to ramp up crime prevention in Bentleigh

Bentleigh will have access to community grants to boost security and tackle local crime issues, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to crime prevention. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos MP, today encouraged councils and community groups to apply for the latest round of..