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Keeping our promises: 50 level crossings gone for good

November 26, 2021 -

More than fifty of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings are officially gone for good, marking a golden milestone for the Victorian Government’s city-changing Level Crossing Removal Project – delivered 12 months ahead of schedule. In 2014 we promised to remove 50 dangerous and...

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Fund To Support New Creative Tourist Attractions

November 11, 2021 -

05 November 2021 The Victorian Government will help bring community spaces to life with ambitious new creative projects, providing new tourism drawcards through sculptures, murals and interactive art. Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson today opened applications for the latest round of the Creative Activation Fund grants,...

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Welcoming Veterans Into Civilian Life And Rewarding Work

November 11, 2021 -

Veterans making the transition from the Australian Defence Force to civilian life are being helped into the workforce through multiple Victorian Government wage subsidy and employment programs. As Australia prepares to mark Remembrance Day on 11 November and the sacrifices and contributions of our defence...

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New Parks and Wetlands as the North East Link Program takes shape

November 1, 2021 -

Designs for North East Link have been released outlining the next steps to deliver new parks and wetlands in the eastern suburbs, including a new cultural landscape precinct along the banks of the Yarra River in Bulleen. The design to fix the missing link in Melbourne’s...

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Splashing back into school swimming lessons

October 27, 2021 -

The Victorian Government is making sure all school students in Hawthorn have the opportunity to catch up on vital swimming and water safety skills, with vouchers for catch-up lessons missed during the pandemic. Swimming and water safety education has been part of the Victorian Curriculum...

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Helping new Victorians settle into school

October 27, 2021 -

Children arriving in Victoria with low levels of English will be supported to learn the language and integrate into mainstream schools, with the Victorian Government supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers and multicultural education aides to help new arrivals feel at home. The...

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Supporting multicultural seniors in Hawthorn

October 25, 2021 -

The Victorian Government is continuing to support seniors from multicultural backgrounds to stay connected to culture and community through grants to help community groups keep activities running. The following local organisations are set to benefit with up to $2000 in funding each year, for the...

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Recognising Hawthorn’s outstanding volunteers

October 25, 2021 -

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Volunteering Awards, which celebrate the extraordinary efforts of Victoria’s hard-working volunteers. The awards are an opportunity to recognise the incredible support volunteers have given to others during a difficult year – whether it’s delivering essential food relief and...

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Taking it outdoors: Supporting Boroondara to reopen

October 18, 2021 -

The Victorian Government is helping businesses and the community breathe new life into local neighborhoods as vaccination progressively delivers greater freedoms across the state from Friday. With summer drawing near and Victorians warming to the promise of a return to bars, cafes and restaurants, the...

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More opportunities for women to Change the Game

October 13, 2021 -

The Government is continuing its commitment to levelling the playing field and increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport, from grassroots through to leadership roles. Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence announced last week that applications are now open for round two...

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Deloitte report into Victorian economy

October 12, 2021 -

The Deloitte report reinforces what we already know about our state’s growing economy – that we are in a strong position to recover from the global pandemic. Our job creation initiatives such as Working for Victoria and Jobs Victoria have helped thousands of people get...

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Acting Local: Support for Boroondara businesses top $81million

October 11, 2021 -

Boroondara businesses most affected by recent public health lockdowns have received millions of dollars in direct support from the Victorian Government. More than $10 billion in direct economic support has been delivered to businesses across Victoria over the course of the pandemic, including $4.2 billion...

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Vaccinated Economy at the Cup, the Bowl and the movies 

October 11, 2021 -

Crowds will return to the Melbourne Cup and concerts at the Sidney Myer Music bowl and smaller venues across the state, as preparations for Victoria’s safe reopening ramp up. Up to 10,000 racing fans will be at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November in...

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Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day

October 11, 2021 -

Imagine making a new friend, learning a new subject, or negotiating yourself out of a tough spot if your ability to use or understand language were a life-long challenge. On average 2 students in every class of 30 have a neurodevelopmental condition called Developmental Language...

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Helping more Hawthorn locals buy their own home

October 11, 2021 -

The Victorian Government is helping more locals in Hawthorn to buy their own home with the launch of the Victorian Homebuyer Fund (VHF). The Government announced the $500 million VHF today, which is expected to support more than 3,000 Victorians become homeowners. The VHF shared...

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Support for older Victorian migrants and refugees

October 6, 2021 -

Victorians are being encouraged to make a submission to a new parliamentary inquiry as it considers the needs of older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee is examining the adequacy of services for culturally diverse older communities...

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Ground-breaking new investment encourages Hawthorn’s young people to co-create a healthier future

October 4, 2021 -

The future just got even brighter for young people in Hawthorn following the announcement of VicHealth’s new initiative focused on creating a healthier future for Victoria’s young people. As coronavirus continues to affect the health and wellbeing of young people, Future Healthy will invest $45million...

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Victoria’s Vaccinated Economy

September 30, 2021 -

Getting vaccinated has never been more important – it reduces the risks to you and your family of serious illness from COVID-19 and it allows greater freedoms for all Victorians as we re-open together. The upcoming Vaccinated Economy trials are an important step as we...

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Nominations open for 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards

September 30, 2021 -

Nominations for the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards are now open! Young Victorians under the age of 29 can now be nominated into one of these categories: Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award First National...

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Vaccinated Victorians to return home

September 29, 2021 -

Victoria is moving towards its vaccination targets at a rapid pace, parts of the state’s domestic travel permit system will be modified to allow Victorians in Greater Sydney and the ACT to come back home. Under current rules, Victorians currently in an Extreme Risk Zones...

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Hawthorn Kinders share in tech upgrade boost

September 29, 2021 -

The Victorian Government is helping children in Hawthorn get the best start to life by supporting local kindergartens with access to state-of-the-art technology to help deliver their funded kinder programs. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt has announced two $1500 of Building Blocks Improvement Grants...

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Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering The National Plan

September 20, 2021 -

See the Premier’s statement on the Roadmap out of lockdown below along with downloadable documents on the key milestones and the Burnet Institute modeling.  These past 20 months have been incredibly hard on all Victorians. We have missed our loved ones and doing the things...

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Making Senior Secondary School Work for All Students

September 16, 2021 -

Victorian students will soon have more senior secondary options to get a great education no matter what their post-school goals, with the Victorian Government announcing new pathway options to suit every student. As part of a reform of senior secondary school pathways, legislation has been...

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Australian-First Medtech Project Improves Victorian Lives

September 16, 2021 -

Victorians with a disability will be at the heart of a nation-first project designing high-tech solutions to everyday challenges, backed by the Victorian Government. The new $9.15 million MedTechVic project at Swinburne University will push the boundaries of the medical technology sector by enveloping the...

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Vaccination blitz for VCE students

September 3, 2021 -

As part of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, all school staff and all students aged 16 and over are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  To help support the safe conduct of end-of-year exams, the Victorian Government have announced a vaccination blitz for final year school...

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VICTORIAN STUDENTS TOP THE CLASS IN NAPLAN  

September 3, 2021 -

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, students in the Education State are excelling – with Victorian kids across the state, recording the nation’s highest NAPLAN results and huge improvements on previous years. Since 2015, the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $22.2 billion in...

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Looking for a mini Matisse to spread the word about bus safety

September 3, 2021 -

Fancy yourself as an up and coming young artist? Transdev is looking for the next mini Matisse among Victorian Prep – Year 6 students to create a poster promoting safe travel on buses. The bus safety poster competition is open until 19 September with the...

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Ongoing support for business

September 3, 2021 -

Since the start of the pandemic the Government has provided more than $9 billion in direct economic support for businesses. New support measures will soon be announced. The Victorian Government remain committed to stand with businesses across Victoria. There are a variety of support programs...

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COVID support for community sport

September 3, 2021 -

COVID 19 continues to impact sporting clubs and leagues. The Victorian Government is therefore providing supporting grants of $2,000 to help cover the costs of events that have been unable to proceed, or will have to be cancelled or postponed due to lockdowns. The Sporting...

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Investment in renewable energy and jobs continues

September 3, 2021 -

The Victorian Government recently launched the second Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) auction, which will create thousands of jobs and help power the entire Victorian Government with clean energy. The auction will support at least 600 megawatts of energy which will help power government schools,...

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