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  • LIGHTS ON AT SNEYDES ROAD INTERCHANGE

    The $45 million Sneydes Road interchange is now open. It will provide direct access to the Princes Fwy and improve traffic flow in and around Point Cook. As part of a $71 million package it will support East Werribee into the future - an identified National Employment Cluster which will support over 58,000 jobs long-term.

  • Western Distributor

    The Western Distributor will provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge, a second river crossing, and direct access to the Port. It will slash congestion and reduce travel times. It will also create 5,600 new jobs and provide an $11 billion boost to our economy. This means less traffic and more jobs.

  • Melbourne Metro Rail Project

    The Melbourne Metro Rail Project will deliver nine-kilometres worth of tunnel, five new underground railway stations and the rail the best city in the world deserves. This will revolutionise the way we use Melbourne's rail network.

  • Werribee Electorate

    Information about the local electorate of Werribee which takes in a diverse range of communities and locales.

  • LIGHTS ON AT SNEYDES ROAD INTERCHANGE

    The $45 million Sneydes Road interchange is now open. It will provide direct access to the Princes Fwy and improve traffic flow in and around Point Cook. As part of a $71 million package it will support East Werribee into the future - an identified National Employment Cluster which will support over 58,000 jobs long-term.

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SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO WERRIBEE

Small business operators in the Werribee area will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Monday 12 September 2016. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis said the Andrews Labor Government had last year doubled its mobile support for small business, with a second Small Business Bus delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across Victoria. The bus service provides advice from small business mentoring specialists skilled in marketing, finance, human resources and sales. These experts have extensive experience in operating a small business and in senior business management roles, offering free advice to local businesses. In the last 12 months over 1,500 small businesses accessed free on-board mentoring, while a further 6,200 received assistance from an information officer. This year’s enhanced touring program will take more information and services to more towns across the state than ever before, benefiting businesses that may not have the time or resources to otherwise access the available support. The two vehicles also play a vital role in providing business recovery support to communities in times of crisis, such as those affected by bushfires. The increased capacity of the program now enables greater flexibility and faster response times when assistance is required. The Small Business Bus will be located at the Watton Street Piazza, 94 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030 from 10am to 4pm on Monday 12 September 2016. Free mentoring sessions on board the bus are limited and bookings are essential. For more information or to book a session, visit business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call Small Business Victoria on 13 22 15. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas:  “The Small Business Bus is a great service for local businesses to have access to expert face-to-face advice anywhere in Victoria.”  “These support services play an important part in Labor’s commitment to providing Victorians with greater access to government help and driving ideas and growth within the community.” Quotes attributable to the Minister for Small Business, Philip Dalidakis:   “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the Andrews Labor Government is committed to providing them with ongoing business support services, encouraging them to grow and create more local jobs.”

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO WERRIBEE

Small business operators in the Werribee area will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Monday 12 September 2016. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis said the Andrews Labor Government had last year doubled its mobile support for small business, with a second Small Business Bus delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across Victoria. The bus service provides advice from small business mentoring specialists skilled in marketing, finance, human resources and sales. These experts have extensive experience in operating a small business and in senior business management roles, offering free advice to local businesses. In the last 12 months over 1,500 small businesses accessed free on-board mentoring, while a further 6,200 received assistance from an information officer. This year’s enhanced touring program will take more information and services to more towns across the state than ever before, benefiting businesses that may not have the time or resources to otherwise access the available support. The two vehicles also play a vital role in providing business recovery support to communities in times of crisis, such as those affected by bushfires. The increased capacity of the program now enables greater flexibility and faster response times when assistance is required. The Small Business Bus will be located at the Watton Street Piazza, 94 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030 from 10am to 4pm on Monday 12 September 2016. Free mentoring sessions on board the bus are limited and bookings are essential. For more information or to book a session, visit business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call Small Business Victoria on 13 22 15. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas:  “The Small Business Bus is a great service for local businesses to have access to expert face-to-face advice anywhere in Victoria.”  “These support services play an important part in Labor’s commitment to providing Victorians with greater access to government help and driving ideas and growth within the community.” Quotes attributable to the Minister for Small Business, Philip Dalidakis:   “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the Andrews Labor Government is committed to providing them with ongoing business support services, encouraging them to grow and create more local jobs.”

GRANTS TO HELP WERRIBEE GET HEALTHY AND ACTIVE

Sporting clubs in the Werribee electorate looking to open more doors for women and girls to play the sports they love are being urged to apply for a VicHealth funding grant. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today announced applications for VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program are now open to community sports clubs in the Werribee electorate. The VicHealth grants program aims to boost access to grassroots sport so even more people can enjoy the benefits of a healthier and happier lifestyle. In 2016/17, two levels of grants - up to $3000 or up to $10,000 - are available for clubs establishing new activities, competitions and programs that encourage more women and girls to get involved in physical activity, or which are starting up a social or modified sport program. Modified sports are fun and less-structured, increasing opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, skills and fitness levels. The grants will also provide more opportunities for the development of women’s sports teams. The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to grow women’s participation in sport, so female athletes have access to equal opportunities to get involved in sport and excel, both at the grassroots and elite levels. This includes $1 million to begin implementing recommendations from the Independent Inquiry into the Participation of Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation. Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our towns, and they deserve modern, safe facilities. The government promised them and is now getting on with delivering them through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The fund includes $10 million for Female Friendly Facilities to build or upgrade women’s change rooms, meaning female players will never again have to use make-shift areas to prepare for competition and training. This is the biggest ever investment in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government. We also recently launched an Australian-first Female Friendly Sports Infrastructure Guide, which will provide the latest tips, tools and techniques to build or repair sports facilities for the record numbers of women and girls playing sport. Applications for VicHealth’s Active Club Grants close on Friday 23 September 2016. To apply visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “We want everyone in my electorate of Werribee to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter what age or ability.” “I urge local clubs and sporting organisations to apply for a VicHealth grant to establish new teams, programs or competitions for women, or to start up a modified sport program.” “The Andrews Labor Government is making grassroots sports more accessible to all, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love either as player, coach, umpire or volunteer.”  

GRANTS TO HELP WERRIBEE GET HEALTHY AND ACTIVE

Sporting clubs in the Werribee electorate looking to open more doors for women and girls to play the sports they love are being urged to apply for a VicHealth funding grant. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today announced applications for VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program are now open to community sports clubs in the Werribee electorate. The VicHealth grants program aims to boost access to grassroots sport so even more people can enjoy the benefits of a healthier and happier lifestyle. In 2016/17, two levels of grants - up to $3000 or up to $10,000 - are available for clubs establishing new activities, competitions and programs that encourage more women and girls to get involved in physical activity, or which are starting up a social or modified sport program. Modified sports are fun and less-structured, increasing opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, skills and fitness levels. The grants will also provide more opportunities for the development of women’s sports teams. The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to grow women’s participation in sport, so female athletes have access to equal opportunities to get involved in sport and excel, both at the grassroots and elite levels. This includes $1 million to begin implementing recommendations from the Independent Inquiry into the Participation of Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation. Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our towns, and they deserve modern, safe facilities. The government promised them and is now getting on with delivering them through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The fund includes $10 million for Female Friendly Facilities to build or upgrade women’s change rooms, meaning female players will never again have to use make-shift areas to prepare for competition and training. This is the biggest ever investment in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government. We also recently launched an Australian-first Female Friendly Sports Infrastructure Guide, which will provide the latest tips, tools and techniques to build or repair sports facilities for the record numbers of women and girls playing sport. Applications for VicHealth’s Active Club Grants close on Friday 23 September 2016. To apply visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “We want everyone in my electorate of Werribee to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter what age or ability.” “I urge local clubs and sporting organisations to apply for a VicHealth grant to establish new teams, programs or competitions for women, or to start up a modified sport program.” “The Andrews Labor Government is making grassroots sports more accessible to all, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love either as player, coach, umpire or volunteer.”  

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE AND CREATING JOBS IN WERRIBEE

Werribee families will be more involved in the building and upgrading of local schools and early childhood centres than ever before, with the launch of the Victorian School Building Authority. The Andrews Labor Government today launched the Authority to deliver school building projects faster and with more community involvement. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the school building boom will create 4,000 construction jobs and ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school, including Werribee. The new Authority website provides details for hundreds of school building projects across Victoria, including new schools and upgrades to existing schools, with everything from architectural designs to project schedules available publicly for the first time. The Labor Government has invested a record $1.8 billion to build new schools and upgrade classrooms across the state over the past two Budgets. For more information visit the Victorian School Building Authority website schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au call 1800 896 950 or follow the school building boom on twitter.com/vicschoolbuild Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “We are creating thousands of jobs and ensuring all Victorian families have access to a great local school, including Werribee.” “We have delivered a record $1.8 billion to build new schools and upgrade existing schools around the state and the Victorian School Building Authority will get it done faster and with more community involvement than ever before.” “Hundreds of projects are now underway across the state and to find out what’s happening near you all you need to do is go online to schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.”

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE AND CREATING JOBS IN WERRIBEE

Werribee families will be more involved in the building and upgrading of local schools and early childhood centres than ever before, with the launch of the Victorian School Building Authority. The Andrews Labor Government today launched the Authority to deliver school building projects faster and with more community involvement. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the school building boom will create 4,000 construction jobs and ensure all Victorian families have access to a great school, including Werribee. The new Authority website provides details for hundreds of school building projects across Victoria, including new schools and upgrades to existing schools, with everything from architectural designs to project schedules available publicly for the first time. The Labor Government has invested a record $1.8 billion to build new schools and upgrade classrooms across the state over the past two Budgets. For more information visit the Victorian School Building Authority website schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au call 1800 896 950 or follow the school building boom on twitter.com/vicschoolbuild Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “We are creating thousands of jobs and ensuring all Victorian families have access to a great local school, including Werribee.” “We have delivered a record $1.8 billion to build new schools and upgrade existing schools around the state and the Victorian School Building Authority will get it done faster and with more community involvement than ever before.” “Hundreds of projects are now underway across the state and to find out what’s happening near you all you need to do is go online to schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.”

ALL NIGHT PUBLIC TRANSPORT EXTENDED FOR SIX MONTHS

The Andrews Labor Government is extending its hugely popular trial of all night public transport on weekends until June next year. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas welcomed the six month extension, which means passengers in Werribee will continue to have access to Victoria’s Night Network of trains, trams, buses and coaches through Summer and Autumn next year. Victoria is the only state in the country that offers all night public transport on weekends, and one of only two cities in the world to offer all night transport across trains, trams and buses. The extension will allow PTV to assess the trial over a full 12 month period, and help organisers plan for the massive line up of events between January and June, including the Australian Open, Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Comedy Festival. It will also ensure all night public transport is on offer for the start of next year’s footy season, so fans who have kicked on after the game can get home safer and sooner. An average of 35,000 people use Night Network to get home safer and sooner every weekend – and more than 20 per cent of passengers are shift-workers, in hospitality, essential services or other industries operating overnight. These workers previously had no choice but to drive or catch a cab home, or wait around for the first service in the morning.  Now they can jump on one of 300 overnight train services, 250 tram services or around 500 bus and coach services to get home when their shift ends. For timetables and more information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au/night-network. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “People in Wyndham and across Victoria are embracing night network, whether it’s to enjoy the world’s most liveable city for longer, or get home from a late shift at work.”  “The six-month extension will give us a chance to properly assess the trial over a full year, and give certainty to passengers in Werribee that they will continue to have access to all night transport over summer.” “We’re running all night public transport on weekends to get people in Werribee home safer and sooner, whenever they call it a night.”

ALL NIGHT PUBLIC TRANSPORT EXTENDED FOR SIX MONTHS

The Andrews Labor Government is extending its hugely popular trial of all night public transport on weekends until June next year. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas welcomed the six month extension, which means passengers in Werribee will continue to have access to Victoria’s Night Network of trains, trams, buses and coaches through Summer and Autumn next year. Victoria is the only state in the country that offers all night public transport on weekends, and one of only two cities in the world to offer all night transport across trains, trams and buses. The extension will allow PTV to assess the trial over a full 12 month period, and help organisers plan for the massive line up of events between January and June, including the Australian Open, Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Comedy Festival. It will also ensure all night public transport is on offer for the start of next year’s footy season, so fans who have kicked on after the game can get home safer and sooner. An average of 35,000 people use Night Network to get home safer and sooner every weekend – and more than 20 per cent of passengers are shift-workers, in hospitality, essential services or other industries operating overnight. These workers previously had no choice but to drive or catch a cab home, or wait around for the first service in the morning.  Now they can jump on one of 300 overnight train services, 250 tram services or around 500 bus and coach services to get home when their shift ends. For timetables and more information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au/night-network. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “People in Wyndham and across Victoria are embracing night network, whether it’s to enjoy the world’s most liveable city for longer, or get home from a late shift at work.”  “The six-month extension will give us a chance to properly assess the trial over a full year, and give certainty to passengers in Werribee that they will continue to have access to all night transport over summer.” “We’re running all night public transport on weekends to get people in Werribee home safer and sooner, whenever they call it a night.”

 

BUILDING SAFER AND MORE RESILIENT WERRIBEE

The Victoria State Emergency Service’s (VICSES) new three-year plan will help build disaster resilience in Werribee Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said today. Launched by Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, the strategy is the first of its kind for any Australian state emergency service and will guide Victorian SES members on how best to work with local communities. Tim Pallas MP said the strategy provided an important framework to help prepare local resident before, during and after an emergency. The strategy will guide Victorian SES members on delivering programs that are community driven, including outreach with schools, businesses, sporting clubs, neighbourhood houses and local government. The strategy also aims to prepare local residents for when a disaster hits, allowing them to take ownership of the community’s priorities and actions. This includes practical programs like working with teachers to help them educate their students about how they can increase their awareness and safety during an emergency, or working with local community groups to develop flood plans. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “Every community is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to preparing local residents for disaster.” “When communities take ownership of their own disaster planning, they are better prepared and recover sooner.” “The strategy will guide our local VICSES unit to design and deliver the programs our community needs.”  

BUILDING SAFER AND MORE RESILIENT WERRIBEE

The Victoria State Emergency Service’s (VICSES) new three-year plan will help build disaster resilience in Werribee Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said today. Launched by Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, the strategy is the first of its kind for any Australian state emergency service and will guide Victorian SES members on how best to work with local communities. Tim Pallas MP said the strategy provided an important framework to help prepare local resident before, during and after an emergency. The strategy will guide Victorian SES members on delivering programs that are community driven, including outreach with schools, businesses, sporting clubs, neighbourhood houses and local government. The strategy also aims to prepare local residents for when a disaster hits, allowing them to take ownership of the community’s priorities and actions. This includes practical programs like working with teachers to help them educate their students about how they can increase their awareness and safety during an emergency, or working with local community groups to develop flood plans. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “Every community is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to preparing local residents for disaster.” “When communities take ownership of their own disaster planning, they are better prepared and recover sooner.” “The strategy will guide our local VICSES unit to design and deliver the programs our community needs.”  

WERRIBEE PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Werribee community teach its young students about our Anzac story and World War I by supporting a new travelling roadshow. The Messenger Dogs - Tales of WWI puppet show follows the journey of Nell, Trick and Bullet - three dogs responsible for carrying messages between headquarters and the front line. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said the free puppet show is tailored to students from prep to grade six, telling tales of courage, determination and mateship that capture the hearts and minds of young Victorians. The 45 minute performance will come complete with an online education resource kit for primary schools to download. Each participating student will receive their own commemorative 1919 Children’s Peace Medal. All Victorians deserve an opportunity to connect with Australia’s wartime legacy, no matter their age or where they live. The Messenger Dogs - Tales of WWI puppet show follows the Anzac Centenary - Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance show, which has reached 35,000 Victorians in two years. Tim Pallas MP said programs like these ensure that the stories of World War I are kept alive for future generations. The roadshow will be ready to tour from 22 August 2016 and expressions of interest to host the roadshow at your school can now be submitted online by visiting anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au. Queries can be sent to messengerdogs@dpc.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “The travelling roadshow is a unique take on World War I that will capture the hearts and minds of so many young Victorians.” “So many Victorians have a connection with war. This is a chance for tomorrow’s leaders to better connect with the moments that shaped our history.” “Australia has a proud wartime history, and it’s our duty to preserve our past for future generations to cherish.”

WERRIBEE PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Werribee community teach its young students about our Anzac story and World War I by supporting a new travelling roadshow. The Messenger Dogs - Tales of WWI puppet show follows the journey of Nell, Trick and Bullet - three dogs responsible for carrying messages between headquarters and the front line. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said the free puppet show is tailored to students from prep to grade six, telling tales of courage, determination and mateship that capture the hearts and minds of young Victorians. The 45 minute performance will come complete with an online education resource kit for primary schools to download. Each participating student will receive their own commemorative 1919 Children’s Peace Medal. All Victorians deserve an opportunity to connect with Australia’s wartime legacy, no matter their age or where they live. The Messenger Dogs - Tales of WWI puppet show follows the Anzac Centenary - Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance show, which has reached 35,000 Victorians in two years. Tim Pallas MP said programs like these ensure that the stories of World War I are kept alive for future generations. The roadshow will be ready to tour from 22 August 2016 and expressions of interest to host the roadshow at your school can now be submitted online by visiting anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au. Queries can be sent to messengerdogs@dpc.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “The travelling roadshow is a unique take on World War I that will capture the hearts and minds of so many young Victorians.” “So many Victorians have a connection with war. This is a chance for tomorrow’s leaders to better connect with the moments that shaped our history.” “Australia has a proud wartime history, and it’s our duty to preserve our past for future generations to cherish.”

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR WERRIBEE

The Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million funding boost to buy the latest advances in medical equipment and modern engineering infrastructure for Victorian hospitals is now open for applications. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today urged health services in Werribee to apply for a share in the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program. The Labor Government is ensuring all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they deserve, no matter where they live, and this means funding the latest state-of-the-art medical equipment. The Medical Equipment Replacement Program supports hospitals to replace ageing life-saving pieces of medical equipment with the cutting edge technology to improve patient outcomes. These could include the latest model CT scanners, x-ray rooms, MRI units, gamma cameras and angiography units. Meanwhile, the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program will enable hospitals to replace ageing heating and air conditioning systems and nurse call communication systems, as well as upgrading electrical, water and fire services and lifts. All Victorian acute public hospitals are eligible to apply. The Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy. The Labor Government’s record investment will enable hospitals will be able to admit an extra 79,000 patients, treat an extra 43,000 patients in emergency departments across the state. Further information is available at www.health.vic.gov.au/med-equip. Applications close on August 5. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “We’re putting patients first and turning around our health system so more patients can be treated sooner, closer to home.” “Our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job. We’re supporting them by giving them the latest medical equipment they need to do what they do best – which is keeping us healthy and saving lives.”  “I urge health services in Werribee to apply now for these vital grant programs that ensure patients across Victoria can access safe and reliable health facilities and the very best care.”

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR WERRIBEE

The Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million funding boost to buy the latest advances in medical equipment and modern engineering infrastructure for Victorian hospitals is now open for applications. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today urged health services in Werribee to apply for a share in the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program. The Labor Government is ensuring all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they deserve, no matter where they live, and this means funding the latest state-of-the-art medical equipment. The Medical Equipment Replacement Program supports hospitals to replace ageing life-saving pieces of medical equipment with the cutting edge technology to improve patient outcomes. These could include the latest model CT scanners, x-ray rooms, MRI units, gamma cameras and angiography units. Meanwhile, the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program will enable hospitals to replace ageing heating and air conditioning systems and nurse call communication systems, as well as upgrading electrical, water and fire services and lifts. All Victorian acute public hospitals are eligible to apply. The Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy. The Labor Government’s record investment will enable hospitals will be able to admit an extra 79,000 patients, treat an extra 43,000 patients in emergency departments across the state. Further information is available at www.health.vic.gov.au/med-equip. Applications close on August 5. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “We’re putting patients first and turning around our health system so more patients can be treated sooner, closer to home.” “Our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job. We’re supporting them by giving them the latest medical equipment they need to do what they do best – which is keeping us healthy and saving lives.”  “I urge health services in Werribee to apply now for these vital grant programs that ensure patients across Victoria can access safe and reliable health facilities and the very best care.”

WERRIBEE REMEMBERS THE WESTERN FRONT

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Werribee community commemorate the centenary anniversary of the beginning of the Western Front campaign. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced help for local communities for projects or initiatives that commemorate the important chapter in our military history. Local Governments can apply for grants of $2000 for their own unique projects. Our veterans gave us a great gift, and it’s our duty to preserve their legacy for future generations to cherish. The touching commemorative events and activities help tomorrow’s leaders gain a better understanding of Australia’s wartime contribution. Almost 300,000 Australians served on the Western Front, and more than 46,000 died in action. Australian soldiers suffered through extreme conditions on the front line, while a nation was left grieving back home as the enormity of the war set in. The Labor Government recently unveiled the I Will Remember web app, as part of the new Victoria Remembers the Western Front microsite, which allows Werribee locals to share their personal connections with World War I. Photographic tributes will give brave Werribee servicemen and women the fitting commemoration they deserve. The web app will highlight the connection of those Victorians who served in World War I and Victorians today. Many Werribee residents have a connection to the War – a relative who served on the battleground, a nurse who cared for the wounded, or even someone who lived in their home. The Western Front microsite includes history, stories and the latest commemorative event information. To visit the microsite, go to www.anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au/westernfront Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “The Western Front was one of the darkest periods of World War I. It touched so many thousands of Victorians.” “We’re proud of our wartime legacy in Werribee.  This is an opportunity for locals to share their own personal connections.” “Our servicemen and women gave us a great gift. It’s our duty to protect their legacy for future generations to cherish.”

WERRIBEE REMEMBERS THE WESTERN FRONT

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Werribee community commemorate the centenary anniversary of the beginning of the Western Front campaign. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced help for local communities for projects or initiatives that commemorate the important chapter in our military history. Local Governments can apply for grants of $2000 for their own unique projects. Our veterans gave us a great gift, and it’s our duty to preserve their legacy for future generations to cherish. The touching commemorative events and activities help tomorrow’s leaders gain a better understanding of Australia’s wartime contribution. Almost 300,000 Australians served on the Western Front, and more than 46,000 died in action. Australian soldiers suffered through extreme conditions on the front line, while a nation was left grieving back home as the enormity of the war set in. The Labor Government recently unveiled the I Will Remember web app, as part of the new Victoria Remembers the Western Front microsite, which allows Werribee locals to share their personal connections with World War I. Photographic tributes will give brave Werribee servicemen and women the fitting commemoration they deserve. The web app will highlight the connection of those Victorians who served in World War I and Victorians today. Many Werribee residents have a connection to the War – a relative who served on the battleground, a nurse who cared for the wounded, or even someone who lived in their home. The Western Front microsite includes history, stories and the latest commemorative event information. To visit the microsite, go to www.anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au/westernfront Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “The Western Front was one of the darkest periods of World War I. It touched so many thousands of Victorians.” “We’re proud of our wartime legacy in Werribee.  This is an opportunity for locals to share their own personal connections.” “Our servicemen and women gave us a great gift. It’s our duty to protect their legacy for future generations to cherish.”