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Victoria’s Big Housing Build

The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver a historic $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to construct more than 12,000 new homes throughout metro and regional Victoria, as well as supporting around 10,000 jobs, per year over the next four years, to supercharge Victoria’s economic recovery through the pandemic and beyond.

VCE EXAMS GET UNDERWAY

VCE exams officially began today with 41,690 students sitting the English exam and another 3,879 sitting English as an Additional Language exam.

NEW MURAL TO REMOVE GRAFFITI IN SUNSHINE

Young people from Sunshine have come together to transform public spaces thanks to a $17,000 Graffiti Prevention Grant from the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program. Several young people from Sunshine took part in the $17,000 ‘This Is Us’ project to design and install a..

Victoria’s Multicultural Festivals And Events Go Digital

The Victorian Government is helping multicultural and multifaith communities continue cultural celebrations in a COVID-safe way. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced more than $800,000 to support 148 community organisations across Victoria to deliver multicultural festivals and events in a digital format.

Licence Testing Set To Resume Under Step Three

The Victorian Government is preparing for drivers’ licence tests to resume by providing extra assessment centres, beginning online testing for learners and cheaper testing for Victorians impacted by the suspension during the pandemic.

Change Our Game – Scholarships Boost For Victorian Women

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced that applications are open for the first round of the Government’s 2020-21 Change Our Game scholarship program. Sporting clubs and bodies are encouraged to identify emerging female leaders within their community for the scholarship program.

Pause On Evictions Extended And Extra Renter Protections

The Victorian Government will extend a ban on evictions and rental increases until the end of the year, increase assistance and ensure tenant turnover is taken into account in rental negotiations – giving tenants certainty and security they won’t lose their home or workplace during the pandemic.

Permitted Worker Scheme

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August, employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees – this is the employer’s responsibility.

Statement From The Premier

Yesterday, we asked Victorians to make some big sacrifices. Big, real and meaningful sacrifices. Today, sadly, we need to ask the same of Victorian businesses and Victorian workers.

$950,000 FOR LOCAL STORMWATER HARVESTING PROJECTS

The Victorian Government is investing nearly $1 million in Integrated Water Management projects in the Brimbank area securing a vital sustainable water supply. Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman today announced the infrastructure funding, delivering a significant boost to long term resilience for local green..

Statement From The Premier

Based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July.