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DELIVERING FOR HEATHMONT WITH INDOOR SPORTS STADIUM

Sport enthusiasts, players and spectators have a new stadium in Heathmont thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. From netball to volleyball, players can now get their sporting fix under the one roof at the brand-new multi-sports stadium complex, Maroondah Nets at Heathmont’s HE Parker Reserve. Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor today joined the celebrations in officially opening the new four court multi- sport indoor stadium, made possible with $3 million in funding from the Labor Government’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund. Indoor multi-sport stadiums are at the heart of our suburbs and towns, and a hive of activity for more than 450,000 Victorians that play indoor sports like volleyball, table tennis, netball and badminton. The new multi-sport stadium comes complete with grandstand seating for over 300, a kiosk, change facilities, a Changing Places facility, officials and first aid rooms, sport association offices and three multi-purpose rooms. This provides the perfect base for the 16 clubs from the Melbourne East Netball Association, Croydon and Districts Volleyball Association, and a new home for the Yarra Ariels and other sports to build on local programs and showcase their activities. Four new outdoor netball courts were also unveiled which provide even more space for training, with spectator viewing areas for competition. Together the new indoor and outdoor facilities are expected to more than double participation hours at the venue from 290,592 to 635,579 in the first year. The project was funded in partnership with the Federal Government and the Maroondah City Council. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “Flagship associations like Melbourne East Netball Association and Croydon and Districts Volleyball Association are growing at rapid rates and deserve a first-class facility. That’s exactly what we’ve delivered here in Heathmont.” “Victoria is the sporting capital and it doesn’t happen by chance. Across Victoria, we’ve invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities since 2014.” “The new stadium is a real win-win for local grassroots sports providing facilities that this community deserves and I am stoked to be able to official open this wonderful facility right here in Heathmont.”

DELIVERING FOR HEATHMONT WITH INDOOR SPORTS STADIUM

Sport enthusiasts, players and spectators have a new stadium in Heathmont thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. From netball to volleyball, players can now get their sporting fix under the one roof at the brand-new multi-sports stadium complex, Maroondah Nets at Heathmont’s HE Parker Reserve. Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor today joined the celebrations in officially opening the new four court multi- sport indoor stadium, made possible with $3 million in funding from the Labor Government’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund. Indoor multi-sport stadiums are at the heart of our suburbs and towns, and a hive of activity for more than 450,000 Victorians that play indoor sports like volleyball, table tennis, netball and badminton. The new multi-sport stadium comes complete with grandstand seating for over 300, a kiosk, change facilities, a Changing Places facility, officials and first aid rooms, sport association offices and three multi-purpose rooms. This provides the perfect base for the 16 clubs from the Melbourne East Netball Association, Croydon and Districts Volleyball Association, and a new home for the Yarra Ariels and other sports to build on local programs and showcase their activities. Four new outdoor netball courts were also unveiled which provide even more space for training, with spectator viewing areas for competition. Together the new indoor and outdoor facilities are expected to more than double participation hours at the venue from 290,592 to 635,579 in the first year. The project was funded in partnership with the Federal Government and the Maroondah City Council. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “Flagship associations like Melbourne East Netball Association and Croydon and Districts Volleyball Association are growing at rapid rates and deserve a first-class facility. That’s exactly what we’ve delivered here in Heathmont.” “Victoria is the sporting capital and it doesn’t happen by chance. Across Victoria, we’ve invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities since 2014.” “The new stadium is a real win-win for local grassroots sports providing facilities that this community deserves and I am stoked to be able to official open this wonderful facility right here in Heathmont.”

NEW RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE SERVICE FOR MELBOURNE’S EAST

Older Victorians and their families across Melbourne’s east will soon get the access they need to modern state-of-the-art public aged care health services thanks to record investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor to unveil plans for a new $81.6 million, 120-bed public residential aged care service in Wantirna that will help form a dedicated health hub for older Victorians and their families at Wantirna Health. Early designs for the state-of-the-art Wantirna development include single en-suite rooms in a homelike environment with access to natural light, fresh air and stunning views of the Dandenong Ranges. The design incorporates features to make it better suited to the needs of older people living with dementia as well as those with complex care needs or limited mobility. A community room, café, sacred space and common areas are planned to round out an environment designed to maximise social interactions between residents, staff, families and the community. These features will enable contemporary models of care that optimise resident physical and mental wellbeing, as well as quality and safety for residents and staff. The new development will sit alongside the existing Wantirna Heath service, creating an integrated healthcare hub providing easy access for aged care residents needing medical attention. This new facility also paves the way for the promised 25-bed expansion of Angliss Hospital, with work being able to start on this important project at the conclusion of the Wantirna aged-care development. The Wantirna aged care facility is set to be completed in 2022 and is expected to create 245 construction jobs. The huge investment was funded in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 and is part of the Labor Government’s work to modernise public residential aged care across Victoria, which stands in contrast to the Liberals who sought to privatise our residential services. Quote attributable to the Premier Daniel Andrews “Our parents and grandparents have contributed so much to our state – it’s only fitting we make sure they get the care and dignity they deserve in their later years.” Quote attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan “Public aged care plays a crucial role in supporting older Victorians with complex physical and mental health needs and this new service will ensure they get the very best care, closer to home.” Quote attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “This will create a major hub for aged care services in our community, so locals can get the care they need, closer to their family and loved ones.”

NEW RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE SERVICE FOR MELBOURNE’S EAST

Older Victorians and their families across Melbourne’s east will soon get the access they need to modern state-of-the-art public aged care health services thanks to record investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor to unveil plans for a new $81.6 million, 120-bed public residential aged care service in Wantirna that will help form a dedicated health hub for older Victorians and their families at Wantirna Health. Early designs for the state-of-the-art Wantirna development include single en-suite rooms in a homelike environment with access to natural light, fresh air and stunning views of the Dandenong Ranges. The design incorporates features to make it better suited to the needs of older people living with dementia as well as those with complex care needs or limited mobility. A community room, café, sacred space and common areas are planned to round out an environment designed to maximise social interactions between residents, staff, families and the community. These features will enable contemporary models of care that optimise resident physical and mental wellbeing, as well as quality and safety for residents and staff. The new development will sit alongside the existing Wantirna Heath service, creating an integrated healthcare hub providing easy access for aged care residents needing medical attention. This new facility also paves the way for the promised 25-bed expansion of Angliss Hospital, with work being able to start on this important project at the conclusion of the Wantirna aged-care development. The Wantirna aged care facility is set to be completed in 2022 and is expected to create 245 construction jobs. The huge investment was funded in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 and is part of the Labor Government’s work to modernise public residential aged care across Victoria, which stands in contrast to the Liberals who sought to privatise our residential services. Quote attributable to the Premier Daniel Andrews “Our parents and grandparents have contributed so much to our state – it’s only fitting we make sure they get the care and dignity they deserve in their later years.” Quote attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan “Public aged care plays a crucial role in supporting older Victorians with complex physical and mental health needs and this new service will ensure they get the very best care, closer to home.” Quote attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “This will create a major hub for aged care services in our community, so locals can get the care they need, closer to their family and loved ones.”

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON REIMAGINING BLIND CREEK PROJECT

Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor will turn the first sod for work to start on a section of Blind Creek in Melbourne’s east which will transform a 600m section of the area into a natural waterway and environmental space for the community to enjoy. Led by Melbourne Water, this first phase of the project will involve works around the existing pipe and grassy channel near Scoresby Road. Later in the year, construction will commence to reinstate Blind Creek from Manuka Drive to Scoresby Road as a natural waterway. Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor said it was a big day for the project and thanked the community, Melbourne Water, Knox City Council, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and South East Water for helping to make the project happen. The design includes three key zones – the centrepiece featuring a pedestrian bridge to a second sports ground and paths alongside the creek. The western zone will have additional trees and shrubs planted while the eastern zone will be designed for community gatherings with additional seating and facilities. With work now underway – the project is expected to be finished early next year, with ongoing revegetation programs to continue through to 2021. This project aligns with the Andrews Labor Government’s Integrated Water Management Program by providing the community with water, protection from floods, improved interaction with healthy waterways and benefits from cooler, greener cities and healthier environments. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor MP “I am so proud to have worked side by side with the community to deliver this exciting project in full and to now be getting on with the job of delivering it for everyone to enjoy.” “Projects like this don’t happen without amazing project partners and community on board – so a big thanks to everyone for working collectively to deliver a project that will bring our waterways back to life and provide amazing amenities and new spots to gather for our community”. “Community feedback showed that people wanted the design to enhance the natural environment, improving the community’s connections to the site and create an exciting and engaging space for people of all ages. These works will do just that.”

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON REIMAGINING BLIND CREEK PROJECT

Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor will turn the first sod for work to start on a section of Blind Creek in Melbourne’s east which will transform a 600m section of the area into a natural waterway and environmental space for the community to enjoy. Led by Melbourne Water, this first phase of the project will involve works around the existing pipe and grassy channel near Scoresby Road. Later in the year, construction will commence to reinstate Blind Creek from Manuka Drive to Scoresby Road as a natural waterway. Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor said it was a big day for the project and thanked the community, Melbourne Water, Knox City Council, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and South East Water for helping to make the project happen. The design includes three key zones – the centrepiece featuring a pedestrian bridge to a second sports ground and paths alongside the creek. The western zone will have additional trees and shrubs planted while the eastern zone will be designed for community gatherings with additional seating and facilities. With work now underway – the project is expected to be finished early next year, with ongoing revegetation programs to continue through to 2021. This project aligns with the Andrews Labor Government’s Integrated Water Management Program by providing the community with water, protection from floods, improved interaction with healthy waterways and benefits from cooler, greener cities and healthier environments. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor MP “I am so proud to have worked side by side with the community to deliver this exciting project in full and to now be getting on with the job of delivering it for everyone to enjoy.” “Projects like this don’t happen without amazing project partners and community on board – so a big thanks to everyone for working collectively to deliver a project that will bring our waterways back to life and provide amazing amenities and new spots to gather for our community”. “Community feedback showed that people wanted the design to enhance the natural environment, improving the community’s connections to the site and create an exciting and engaging space for people of all ages. These works will do just that.”

PETITION FOR NEW FACILITIES FOR THE BASIN CFA

State Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, is supporting the need for new facilities for The Basin CFA Brigade. Established in 1927, The Basin CFA Brigade has a long and proud history serving its community and has been in its current facilities since the 1970s. However, the building is now showing signs of age. New facilities would allow the brigade the space to grow and to continue its high level of service into the future. Servicing The Basin area and providing support for surrounding brigades when required, the brigade has a strong and proud volunteer membership base of 80+ and responds to over 200 call outs per year. It runs an active juniors program and supports a number of much loved local events like their famous Christmas Carols. Jackson Taylor MP, has been a strong advocate for the upgrade and has been working closely with the brigade on the concept since day one. Mr Taylor has now started a petition in support of the need for new facilities, and will be presenting the petition to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Hon. Lisa Neville MP. The petition states: “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 1970s 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.” You can sign the petition here. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “New facilities would ensure this proud and dedicated volunteer brigade can continue to grow and support their community”. “The Basin CFA Brigade has been a part of the community for over 90 years, and I want to continue to back them in, so we can ensure they have the best possible facilities to get on with the job”.

PETITION FOR NEW FACILITIES FOR THE BASIN CFA

State Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, is supporting the need for new facilities for The Basin CFA Brigade. Established in 1927, The Basin CFA Brigade has a long and proud history serving its community and has been in its current facilities since the 1970s. However, the building is now showing signs of age. New facilities would allow the brigade the space to grow and to continue its high level of service into the future. Servicing The Basin area and providing support for surrounding brigades when required, the brigade has a strong and proud volunteer membership base of 80+ and responds to over 200 call outs per year. It runs an active juniors program and supports a number of much loved local events like their famous Christmas Carols. Jackson Taylor MP, has been a strong advocate for the upgrade and has been working closely with the brigade on the concept since day one. Mr Taylor has now started a petition in support of the need for new facilities, and will be presenting the petition to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Hon. Lisa Neville MP. The petition states: “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 1970s 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.” You can sign the petition here. Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “New facilities would ensure this proud and dedicated volunteer brigade can continue to grow and support their community”. “The Basin CFA Brigade has been a part of the community for over 90 years, and I want to continue to back them in, so we can ensure they have the best possible facilities to get on with the job”.

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The Basin CFA – New Facilities

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. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN JACKSON'S PETITION  

The Basin CFA – New Facilities

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. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN JACKSON'S PETITION