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State Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos has welcomed Glen Eira Council’s funding allocation to complete the upgrade of King George Reserve Pavilion in East Bentleigh.


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 public community places.

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..

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 for a school.

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..

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..

Funding boost to improve access to local mental health & AOD facility

TaskForce, a Bentleigh-based mental health and AOD (alcohol and other drugs) facility, will receive a funding boost of $60,000 as part of Andrews Labor Government grants for community-based mental health and alcohol and drug facilities across the State. The funding will allow for the construction..

Planning an exciting future for Valkstone Primary School

Valkstone Primary School will be able to get on and plan a more exciting future, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos MP today announced that the school will now be able to get started on the planning necessary..

New classrooms for Berendale School as part of statewide special needs boost

Students at Berendale School will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State. Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today announced $2.2 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go  to upgrading the school’s ageing buildings, ensuring students have..

Better buildings thanks to school pride at East Bentleigh Primary School

Students and teachers at East Bentleigh Primary School will soon be able to enjoy upgraded buildings and other facilities after receiving a School Pride grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The funding, worth $150,000, was announced by Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos, and was provided..