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Recognising and Supporting Veterans grants open

Our Veterans simply deserve the best support we can provide. The Andrews Labor Government is making sure veterans get the support they need and that their stories and sacrifice are remembered for future generations. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane today opened three funding streams that..

Hawthorn West Primary School's century-old bell shines again

We are thrilled that students at Hawthorn West Primary School are one step closer to having their much-loved bell tower restored to its former glory following emergency removal works in June. The original bell from the century-old tower is now back at the school and..

Face coverings and masks for metro schools

Schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be one of the first priority areas to receive reusable face masks in coming weeks as remote learning returns.

Gardiner Creek Trail Lighting Survey

The Victorian Government has made the Gardiners Creek Trail safer for cyclists and pedestrians by installing street lighting along the Glen Iris section. The Gardiner Creek Trail​ is one of Melbourne’s most popular trails from the east to the CBD. We’re asking people to complete..

Protect yourself against the flu

Have you had your flu shot this year? Getting a vaccine is fast, easy and affordable. Influenza is highly contagious and develops quickly. It can leave you feeling ill for weeks, meaning a lengthy period of time off work or school and staying away from..

Cleaning Blitz For Melbourne Waterways

The Cleaning Blitz For Melbourne Waterways is a big win for jobs, community service, protecting our environment and clean exercise spaces! The beautiful Yarra means a lot to the people of Hawthorn. Running up the eastern side of Hawthorn, the Yarra provides great walking, running..

2020 Council Elections Update

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, it is confirmed that all council elections will be by postal ballot in 2020. Regulations for the 2020 Local Government Elections have been formally gazetted and will apply for the forthcoming elections in October and beyond. In this 2020..

Solar Homes Package

I am proud that the Andrews government is continuing to deliver on our promises by making sure more Victorians can take control and cut their power bills. Our landmark Solar Homes program will see a $1.3 billion investment into rolling out solar panels, solar hot..

New Dog Park for Boroondara

It was two paws up from the four legged friends of Hawthorn when they heard they were getting a new place to stretch their legs. The Andrews Government is looking for more ways to activate some of our underutilised parkland and that’s why we are..

$370,000 for a Cycling Corridor between Box Hill and Hawthorn

There are more Hawthorn locals cycling than ever before, with kids getting to school, adults ditching the car for the commute and families enjoying their weekend. I have heard from many people in our community about the growing need for more cycling paths and am..

$5.5 Million Upgrade to Auburn High

As a former secondary principal, I’m proud of the massive $5.5 million investment to make sure students at Auburn High School have the learning spaces they deserve by upgrading and modernising their main block. An architect will be appointed later this year, working with the..