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IMPROVING HEATHMONT STATION – SUPPORTING LOCAL JOBS

The Andrews Government is improving train stations across Victoria as part of a massive $2.7 billion building blitz to kickstart our economy. Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, announced Heathmont Station will share in more than $23 million to improve stations and stops on the public transport network. Planning works for each upgrade are underway and will determine what specific upgrades need to take place at each station. Some of the works that will take place include installing better seating, upgrading passenger information, toilet facilities and improving accessibility for passengers.\ The better stations fund is part of $192 million worth of new projects across Victoria’s public transport network, helping to boost jobs and deliver more reliable train and tram services. Other works include $10 million worth of security and fencing at high risk areas across the regional and metropolitan network, improving safety and minimising impacts to services due to animal strikes or trespassers. The package also includes $62.6 million to enhance maintenance of tram and V/Line rolling stock to support ongoing operations. This economic response is in addition to the current $620 million public transport maintenance program already underway across the state. While public transport continues to run, there are only five reasons to leave home - shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study or work and visiting friends and family – with a maximum gathering of up to ten outdoors and up to five visitors in your home. If you must travel on public transport, Victorians are asked to try and travel outside of the peak to increase physical distance. Don’t travel if you are unwell, practice good hand hygiene and maximise the distance between yourself and other passengers where possible. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor: “In the past, I said that everybody has the right to feel safe around and on public transport – and I’m proud to have ensured that Heathmont Station has been included on a list of important upgrades.” “I have been advocating to the Minister about the needs of Heathmont Station, and I’m glad that this upgrade will be happening.” “Planning for upgrades is already underway – they will make Heathmont Station a better place for locals to commute to and from, and I’m stoked that we’re getting on with the job.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne “These investments will improve passengers experience right across our public transport network.” “We’re making our public transport system safer and more reliable and creating hundreds of jobs in the process.”  

IMPROVING HEATHMONT STATION – SUPPORTING LOCAL JOBS

The Andrews Government is improving train stations across Victoria as part of a massive $2.7 billion building blitz to kickstart our economy. Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, announced Heathmont Station will share in more than $23 million to improve stations and stops on the public transport network. Planning works for each upgrade are underway and will determine what specific upgrades need to take place at each station. Some of the works that will take place include installing better seating, upgrading passenger information, toilet facilities and improving accessibility for passengers.\ The better stations fund is part of $192 million worth of new projects across Victoria’s public transport network, helping to boost jobs and deliver more reliable train and tram services. Other works include $10 million worth of security and fencing at high risk areas across the regional and metropolitan network, improving safety and minimising impacts to services due to animal strikes or trespassers. The package also includes $62.6 million to enhance maintenance of tram and V/Line rolling stock to support ongoing operations. This economic response is in addition to the current $620 million public transport maintenance program already underway across the state. While public transport continues to run, there are only five reasons to leave home - shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study or work and visiting friends and family – with a maximum gathering of up to ten outdoors and up to five visitors in your home. If you must travel on public transport, Victorians are asked to try and travel outside of the peak to increase physical distance. Don’t travel if you are unwell, practice good hand hygiene and maximise the distance between yourself and other passengers where possible. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor: “In the past, I said that everybody has the right to feel safe around and on public transport – and I’m proud to have ensured that Heathmont Station has been included on a list of important upgrades.” “I have been advocating to the Minister about the needs of Heathmont Station, and I’m glad that this upgrade will be happening.” “Planning for upgrades is already underway – they will make Heathmont Station a better place for locals to commute to and from, and I’m stoked that we’re getting on with the job.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne “These investments will improve passengers experience right across our public transport network.” “We’re making our public transport system safer and more reliable and creating hundreds of jobs in the process.”  

DELIVERING THE BAYSWATER EDUCATION PLAN

 The Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor has announced a ground-breaking revolution for education in Bayswater, with $500,000 being allocated for detailed planning on the Bayswater Education Plan.  Students across Bayswater are one step closer to having the first-rate education facilities they deserve with this planning allocation, thanks to the Andrews Government.  The Bayswater Education Plan is the State Government’s long-term plan to make sure local students have access to the best facilities and can reach their full potential. This will build on the successes of our local schools.  The Bayswater Education Plan will primarily focus on addressing enrolment imbalances across secondary students in the Bayswater area.  Place-based Education Plans are a way for the State Government to collaborate with local communities and education partners to transform local education outcomes – they help identify and address the unique challenges and priorities of a local community.  These Education Plans have been very successful in the past, having been undertaken in Frankston North, the Lilydale and Upper Yarra region and Shepparton.  At the very heart of the Bayswater Education Plan is consultation. To ensure that the whole community is brought along this journey, extensive community consultation will be undertaken, which will include key community stakeholders, as well as the broader community at large.  This will be a game changer for education in our area, and will work closely with all Bayswater schools, including Bayswater Secondary College, Bayswater Primary School, Bayswater West Primary School, Bayswater South Primary School and Bayswater North Primary School.  This is an important first step of a journey that will see further investment into Bayswater schools, and importantly will change the course of education in Bayswater.  The Bayswater Education Plan is part of a massive investment in education announced this week, in which $1.18 billion in education infrastructure projects were announced that will create space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and create more than 1,600 local construction jobs.  Across the state we are building ten new schools, delivering a further four stages of new school projects, upgrading or modernising 57 schools, purchasing and refurbishing relocatable school buildings, making modifications for students with disability, as well as carrying out fast and job-creating maintenance on schools and TAFEs across the state.  Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor  “I’m so pleased to have been able to get this Plan off the ground and up and running – it will absolutely transform how we view and deliver education here in our community.”  “This is an important start of a journey that will see further investment made at Bayswater schools to see students get the first rate facilities they deserve and, importantly, build on the great work of our local schools.”  “I am excited to be co-chairing the Strategic Advisory Group, which will start soon, and can’t wait to hear what the community has to say.” 

DELIVERING THE BAYSWATER EDUCATION PLAN

 The Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor has announced a ground-breaking revolution for education in Bayswater, with $500,000 being allocated for detailed planning on the Bayswater Education Plan.  Students across Bayswater are one step closer to having the first-rate education facilities they deserve with this planning allocation, thanks to the Andrews Government.  The Bayswater Education Plan is the State Government’s long-term plan to make sure local students have access to the best facilities and can reach their full potential. This will build on the successes of our local schools.  The Bayswater Education Plan will primarily focus on addressing enrolment imbalances across secondary students in the Bayswater area.  Place-based Education Plans are a way for the State Government to collaborate with local communities and education partners to transform local education outcomes – they help identify and address the unique challenges and priorities of a local community.  These Education Plans have been very successful in the past, having been undertaken in Frankston North, the Lilydale and Upper Yarra region and Shepparton.  At the very heart of the Bayswater Education Plan is consultation. To ensure that the whole community is brought along this journey, extensive community consultation will be undertaken, which will include key community stakeholders, as well as the broader community at large.  This will be a game changer for education in our area, and will work closely with all Bayswater schools, including Bayswater Secondary College, Bayswater Primary School, Bayswater West Primary School, Bayswater South Primary School and Bayswater North Primary School.  This is an important first step of a journey that will see further investment into Bayswater schools, and importantly will change the course of education in Bayswater.  The Bayswater Education Plan is part of a massive investment in education announced this week, in which $1.18 billion in education infrastructure projects were announced that will create space for more than 21,000 extra students in Victoria’s education system and create more than 1,600 local construction jobs.  Across the state we are building ten new schools, delivering a further four stages of new school projects, upgrading or modernising 57 schools, purchasing and refurbishing relocatable school buildings, making modifications for students with disability, as well as carrying out fast and job-creating maintenance on schools and TAFEs across the state.  Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor  “I’m so pleased to have been able to get this Plan off the ground and up and running – it will absolutely transform how we view and deliver education here in our community.”  “This is an important start of a journey that will see further investment made at Bayswater schools to see students get the first rate facilities they deserve and, importantly, build on the great work of our local schools.”  “I am excited to be co-chairing the Strategic Advisory Group, which will start soon, and can’t wait to hear what the community has to say.” 

UPGRADE TO CANTERBURY RD AND BEDFORD RD INTERSECTION

Works are set to get underway on a key intersection between to improve safety and reduce congestion for road users in Melbourne’s east thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Ringwood Dustin Halse and Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor announced that works on the $1.6 million project to upgrade the Canterbury Road and Bedford Road intersection began on Wednesday. The intersection is being upgraded because it has seen a trend of rear-end crashes along the left turn slip lane from Bedford Road onto Canterbury Road. Over the five years to July 2018, there’s been a total of six crashes at the intersection, with five people seriously injured. The works are all aimed at aimed at improving safety, shortening queue lengths, and reducing congestion, and will: Extend the right turn lane on Canterbury Road into Bedford Road to Realign the left turn slip lane from Bedford Road to Canterbury Road, substantially improving the visibility and safety of the intersection. Add a dedicated left turn deceleration lane into Rawson Court to provide safer access for local residents to their homes. Other benefits of the project include installing a fully controlled right turn on the traffic lights from Canterbury Road onto Aringa Court, new turn lines, improved traffic signal sequencing and improved line marking and signage for better visibility and driver awareness. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, with some lane closures and speed limits in place to ensure the safety of crews and motorists during works. Works will begin in late April with the project expected to be complete by mid-August, weather permitting. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “Feedback from residents around our area has been clear: this problem intersection needs to be fixed. So we are getting on with the job to deliver this needed upgrade – and, as a frequent user of this intersection, I can’t wait till it’s finished up.” “$1.6 million will upgrade the intersection with new turning lanes, new lights and line markings to get locals home sooner and to make this intersection safer than ever.” Quotes attributable to Member for Ringwood Dustin Halse “We’re making the intersection of Canterbury Road and Bedford Road safer for everyone using our roads.” “By extending these turning lanes, we’re not only making it safer for motorists, we’re also reducing queue lengths and congestion.”

UPGRADE TO CANTERBURY RD AND BEDFORD RD INTERSECTION

Works are set to get underway on a key intersection between to improve safety and reduce congestion for road users in Melbourne’s east thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Ringwood Dustin Halse and Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor announced that works on the $1.6 million project to upgrade the Canterbury Road and Bedford Road intersection began on Wednesday. The intersection is being upgraded because it has seen a trend of rear-end crashes along the left turn slip lane from Bedford Road onto Canterbury Road. Over the five years to July 2018, there’s been a total of six crashes at the intersection, with five people seriously injured. The works are all aimed at aimed at improving safety, shortening queue lengths, and reducing congestion, and will: Extend the right turn lane on Canterbury Road into Bedford Road to Realign the left turn slip lane from Bedford Road to Canterbury Road, substantially improving the visibility and safety of the intersection. Add a dedicated left turn deceleration lane into Rawson Court to provide safer access for local residents to their homes. Other benefits of the project include installing a fully controlled right turn on the traffic lights from Canterbury Road onto Aringa Court, new turn lines, improved traffic signal sequencing and improved line marking and signage for better visibility and driver awareness. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, with some lane closures and speed limits in place to ensure the safety of crews and motorists during works. Works will begin in late April with the project expected to be complete by mid-August, weather permitting. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “Feedback from residents around our area has been clear: this problem intersection needs to be fixed. So we are getting on with the job to deliver this needed upgrade – and, as a frequent user of this intersection, I can’t wait till it’s finished up.” “$1.6 million will upgrade the intersection with new turning lanes, new lights and line markings to get locals home sooner and to make this intersection safer than ever.” Quotes attributable to Member for Ringwood Dustin Halse “We’re making the intersection of Canterbury Road and Bedford Road safer for everyone using our roads.” “By extending these turning lanes, we’re not only making it safer for motorists, we’re also reducing queue lengths and congestion.”

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY SET FOR A BOOST IN THE BASIN

Today the local Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, announced a boost to pedestrian safety along Forest Road in The Basin. Following concerned residents contacting him, Mr. Taylor has been working closely with the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Jaala Pulford MP, and has secured new advanced warning signs to alert motorists as they travel along Forest Road. These advanced warning signs will be installed by the end of May and will drastically improve pedestrian safety for those that walk along Forest Road to and from The Basin, with motorists being made much more aware of people both crossing and walking on the footpath. The signs will be installed near the intersection of Forest Road and Wright Street, at the lead in to the intersection from both directions. Many locals choose to walk along this busy road, including school children from The Basin Primary, St. Bernadette’s Primary and the nearby Boronia K-12 College. This follows an earlier announcement of similar advanced warning signs being installed adjacent to The Basin Temple, along the Mountain Highway, secured by Mr. Taylor late last year. Jackson Taylor and the Andrews Government are committed to improving safety of pedestrians and road users alike, especially locally in our area. This includes smaller, but meaningful, measures such as advanced warning signs, or larger projects, such as the Bedford and Canterbury Road intersection rebuild in Heathmont, secured by Mr. Taylor in last year’s budget. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “I’m aware of just how long this issue has been a priority for many residents in The Basin and I’m very proud to have been able to achieve this outcome.” “I know the whole community will join me in saying this is a very important step in the right direction in improving safety along this stretch of road.” “I will continue to advocate strongly for improved motorist, pedestrian and cyclist safety right across our area – because our community deserves nothing less.”

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY SET FOR A BOOST IN THE BASIN

Today the local Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, announced a boost to pedestrian safety along Forest Road in The Basin. Following concerned residents contacting him, Mr. Taylor has been working closely with the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Jaala Pulford MP, and has secured new advanced warning signs to alert motorists as they travel along Forest Road. These advanced warning signs will be installed by the end of May and will drastically improve pedestrian safety for those that walk along Forest Road to and from The Basin, with motorists being made much more aware of people both crossing and walking on the footpath. The signs will be installed near the intersection of Forest Road and Wright Street, at the lead in to the intersection from both directions. Many locals choose to walk along this busy road, including school children from The Basin Primary, St. Bernadette’s Primary and the nearby Boronia K-12 College. This follows an earlier announcement of similar advanced warning signs being installed adjacent to The Basin Temple, along the Mountain Highway, secured by Mr. Taylor late last year. Jackson Taylor and the Andrews Government are committed to improving safety of pedestrians and road users alike, especially locally in our area. This includes smaller, but meaningful, measures such as advanced warning signs, or larger projects, such as the Bedford and Canterbury Road intersection rebuild in Heathmont, secured by Mr. Taylor in last year’s budget. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “I’m aware of just how long this issue has been a priority for many residents in The Basin and I’m very proud to have been able to achieve this outcome.” “I know the whole community will join me in saying this is a very important step in the right direction in improving safety along this stretch of road.” “I will continue to advocate strongly for improved motorist, pedestrian and cyclist safety right across our area – because our community deserves nothing less.”

Campaigns

The Basin CFA – New Facilities

CAMPAIGN SUCCESS - Thank you for supporting my campaign for a new facility. We received over 800 signatures and have been successful in securing funding for a new station! Click here to read more. Petition: To the Minister for Emergency Services, The Hon. Lisa Neville MP. The undersigned hereby petition the Minister to work with CFA on securing new facilities for The Basin CFA Brigade. Built in the 1970’s the current facility has a long, proud history but is now showing signs of its age. The volunteer Brigade are a proud part of The Basin and Knox community’s with over 80 active members and growing with a flourishing junior program. As they continue to grow, so too does the need for a new station to cater for that growth and to recognise their importance to our community and ensure they have the best facilities possible to get on with their job.  

The Basin CFA – New Facilities

CAMPAIGN SUCCESS - Thank you for supporting my campaign for a new facility. We received over 800 signatures and have been successful in securing funding for a new station! Click here to read more. Petition: To the Minister for Emergency Services, The Hon. Lisa Neville MP. The undersigned hereby petition the Minister to work with CFA on securing new facilities for The Basin CFA Brigade. Built in the 1970’s the current facility has a long, proud history but is now showing signs of its age. The volunteer Brigade are a proud part of The Basin and Knox community’s with over 80 active members and growing with a flourishing junior program. As they continue to grow, so too does the need for a new station to cater for that growth and to recognise their importance to our community and ensure they have the best facilities possible to get on with their job.