Submission to skills review

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The Greater South East Melbourne group has made a submission to the Skills for Victoria Independent Review. GSEM believes we can provide a model that connects students, trainees, job seekers, employers, providers and universities using a regional approach that is the most effective and responsive to the skills needs demanded by the market. The GSEM submission can be downloaded from …

Freight Hub gets green light

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South East Melbourne (SEM) welcomes the State and Federal Governments’ announcement of construction of the South East Freight Hub at Dandenong. A new track will connect the main rail line with Dandenong South-based Salta Properties freight hub, helping reduce road congestion in Melbourne’s growing south east region. South East Melbourne Chair Simon McKeon said: “The South East Freight Hub has …

The State Budget 2019-20

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The State Budget was released the other day. A summary page for the southern region (excluding Monash) can be found on the Government website – here

SEM in the news this week

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You can find an article on SEM, Greater Dandenong Mayor Roz Blades, and our advocacy for Melbourne’s south east on page two in this week’s Dandenong Star Journal! (see above or click here) SEM was featured in last week’s Dandenong Star Journal as well – read below.

Recycled water for farmers

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It’s good to see SEM’s advocacy making an impact! We hope all candidates match Mr Hunt’s commitment and then go further by supporting the $20 million needed to build the actual infrastructure. Read the article here.

What you can do this election

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As advocates for the 1.2 million people living in the south east of Melbourne, SEM has contacted the Federal candidates in our region to urge them to be fierce advocates for the south east during the election campaign.  Now we need your help to ensure they understand the importance of the projects this region needs. With another 300,000 people moving …

SEM launches election platform

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Ahead of the upcoming federal election South East Melbourne (SEM) has launched our 2019 Election Platform where we call on politicians to act as fierce advocates for the south east region. To future-proof the south east we need investment in roads, public transport, an airport in the south east, recyclable water solutions, more job opportunities closer to where people live, …

Federal Budget announcements

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SEM welcome the roads funding announced in last night’s budget! Now we hope to see similar commitments to infrastructure, jobs, and education opportunities for Melbourne’s south east in the coming Federal election! Pakenham, Cranbourne and Dandenong are in for even more funding than initially thought due to a previously unannounced initiative. The $396 million Urban Congestion Fund will be supported …