The Liberal National Government will invest $4.5 million over three years to support the mental health of young Australians in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Government funding will help establish an integrated Youth Health Hub (IYH), which will include a headspace service, through the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN).
On Friday 8th February I was pleased to announce that $20million of Federal Government funding has been allocated for the duplication of the Maroondah Hwy in Coldstream and for traffic lights. These works will make the Maroondah Hwy, Killara Rd, Station St and North Gateway intersections much safer.
The 2018 Casey Volunteer Awards recognised the service and dedication of hundreds of volunteers in our community. It was an honour to provide certificates of recognition to 7 community groups and 46 individuals. The many thousands of hours of volunteering each year are so vital to our local community.
When you switch on CCTV security cameras, you switch off crime. On Saturday 8 December 2018 a new CCTV camera network in Mooroolbark was launched. CCTV Security cameras both detect and deter crime, helping make our towns and suburbs safer places to live, work and shop.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has recently changed the boundaries for the Casey electorate. Casey has increased in size and now includes all of the Dandenong Ranges. Its boundaries largely mirror those of the Yarra Ranges Council.