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Education state takes shape at Bentleigh Secondary College

Planning for works at Bentleigh Secondary College is on track with the appointment of Haskell Architects to design the $9.6 million upgrade of its existing facilities. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, visited the school yesterday to make the announcement and celebrate the bright future ahead..

Labor Government helping Bentleigh sporting clubs reach for the skies

The Andrews Labor Government is giving local sporting clubs in Bentleigh the tools and resources they needs to grow. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today announced that six clubs in the Bentleigh electorate will be among more than 300 across the state sharing in more..

Labor government helps Saints go marching in

The Andrews Labor Government is giving local sporting clubs in Bentleigh the tools and resources they needs to grow. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today announced that six clubs in the Bentleigh electorate will be among more than 300 across the state sharing in more..

$9.3 million boost for Holmesglen Institute

  Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today announced Holmesglen Institute will receive $9.3 million in funding to support apprentices and trainees. The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment, with $8 million from the $320 million TAFE Rescue Fund going towards..

Second entrance at new Ormond Station to improve access

A second entrance will be added to the new Ormond Station being built as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s removal of the dangerous and congested North Road level crossing. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, announced today that two sets of lifts will be built..

Bentleigh West Primary School wins at the 2015 Victorian Education Excellence Awards

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, has congratulated Bentleigh West Primary’s Sarah Asome for winning the Outstanding Primary Teacher Award at the 2015 Victorian Education Excellence Awards. Winners were announced during an awards ceremony at Melbourne’s Regent Plaza Ballroom on Friday 30 October. Outstanding principals, teachers,..

Grants for more shade in local spaces now available

Local organisations can now apply for a new Community Shade Grant to provide much needed shade in public areas. Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. In..

St Peter’s Primary School water-wise campaign a winner

Labor Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, has today awarded a community grant worth $1500 to St Peter’s Primary School in Bentleigh as part of South East Water’s Love Every Drop program. The school will put the grant towards the installation of an aquaponics system for..

Bentleigh West Primary recognised at ResouceSmart education awards

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos MP, today congratulated Bentleigh West Primary School who have been recognised at this year’s ResourceSmart Education Awards. The ResourceSmart Education Awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program that recognise Victorian schools, early childhood services, students and teachers for implementing measures..

Grants strengthen peninsular community legal centre in East Bentleigh

Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) will receive $100,000 over two years to boost its ability to help vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians, following a series of grant allocations announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, said the funding for PCLC was..

New school crossing for Bentleigh West Primary

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its commitment and boosted safety to Bentleigh West Primary School students with the completion of a new pedestrian crossing on Centre Road. Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos visited Bentleigh West Primary School to greet school children and teachers…

A win for Glen Eira’s emergency services volunteers

Emergency services volunteer groups in Glen Eira will share in $12.5 million to purchase much-needed equipment as part of the 2015-16 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). State Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos MP said the VESEP grants would fund operational equipment, such as trucks,..

Funding boost for Ormond Primary School’s play space

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today announced a $30,000 Government contribution towards Ormond Primary School’s play space makeover. The grant will help transform an underutilised concrete area into a safe and modern play space for Prep and Grade One children. The Andrews Labor Government grant..

New way of building trialled at Bentleigh Station

An innovative new construction method is being trialled this week at Bentleigh Station as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to remove 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings. To remove the level crossings at North Road in Ormond, McKinnon Road in..

MP to lead engagement on local level crossing removals

Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, will lead a Stakeholder Liaison Group for the removal of the Centre, North and McKinnon Road level crossings. The Andrews Labor Government is removing 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings. These..

Massive boost to give Kinder kids more one-on-one attention

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, announced today that Brady Road Kindergarten would receive extra funding under a package worth up to $83.7 million announced by the Premier, Daniel Andrews, on Monday. Kindergartens across Victoria are receiving the additional funds so they can improve their staff-to-child..

Labor invests in health for families in Bentleigh

LABOR INVESTS IN HEALTH FOR FAMILIES IN BENTLEIGH The Andrews Labor Government is putting the health of Victorian families first, investing an extra $1.38 billion in our hospitals, ambulances and health programs. The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides hospitals across Victoria with additional funding to help..