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    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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VICTORIAN MILK AND BAKED BEANS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students in my electorate of Werribee will be served up Victorian milk from next year, under a new deal to boost the state’s struggling dairy industry and help support regional jobs. The Andrews Labor Government has announced that Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton will exclusively supply milk to the School Breakfast Clubs program from 2017. School Breakfast Clubs provide a free breakfast to up to 25,000 children in 500 Victorian government primary schools most in need, setting children up to concentrate and learn so they can reach their full potential. This includes several schools in the Werribee electorate: Wyndham Park Primary School Manorvale Primary School Woodville Primary School Warringa Park School Westgrove Primary School Werribee Primary School Thomas Chirnside Primary School Manor Lakes P-12 College The new deal will see dairy farmers in the Murray Goulburn region supply around 400,000 litres of milk a year to the program, benefiting the 130 farms in the district who supply Pactum Dairy. Mr Merlino also announced that from next year School Breakfast Clubs will also include 80 tonnes of Australian grown baked beans from SPC Ardmona in Shepparton each year, helping support local jobs and industry. The Labor Government has partnered with Foodbank – the largest welfare food agency in Australia – to establish and lead the state-wide School Breakfast Clubs program, using their existing warehousing, storage and freight network. The $13.7 million program is another example of the Labor Government building the Education State to ensure every child, regardless of their postcode, has access to a first-rate education. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “Not only are students in my electorate of Werribee getting a healthy start to the day through the School Breakfast Clubs Program, we’re also helping support Victorian dairy farmers and local industry.” “One in seven Victorian children arrive at school on an empty stomach affecting their ability to concentrate and learn.” “The School Breakfast Clubs in my electorate of Werribee’s schools ensure that every student starts the day on a full stomach so they can concentrate and reach their full potential - by using Victorian dairy and food suppliers we can also help boost jobs and industry.”

VICTORIAN MILK AND BAKED BEANS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students in my electorate of Werribee will be served up Victorian milk from next year, under a new deal to boost the state’s struggling dairy industry and help support regional jobs. The Andrews Labor Government has announced that Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton will exclusively supply milk to the School Breakfast Clubs program from 2017. School Breakfast Clubs provide a free breakfast to up to 25,000 children in 500 Victorian government primary schools most in need, setting children up to concentrate and learn so they can reach their full potential. This includes several schools in the Werribee electorate: Wyndham Park Primary School Manorvale Primary School Woodville Primary School Warringa Park School Westgrove Primary School Werribee Primary School Thomas Chirnside Primary School Manor Lakes P-12 College The new deal will see dairy farmers in the Murray Goulburn region supply around 400,000 litres of milk a year to the program, benefiting the 130 farms in the district who supply Pactum Dairy. Mr Merlino also announced that from next year School Breakfast Clubs will also include 80 tonnes of Australian grown baked beans from SPC Ardmona in Shepparton each year, helping support local jobs and industry. The Labor Government has partnered with Foodbank – the largest welfare food agency in Australia – to establish and lead the state-wide School Breakfast Clubs program, using their existing warehousing, storage and freight network. The $13.7 million program is another example of the Labor Government building the Education State to ensure every child, regardless of their postcode, has access to a first-rate education. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “Not only are students in my electorate of Werribee getting a healthy start to the day through the School Breakfast Clubs Program, we’re also helping support Victorian dairy farmers and local industry.” “One in seven Victorian children arrive at school on an empty stomach affecting their ability to concentrate and learn.” “The School Breakfast Clubs in my electorate of Werribee’s schools ensure that every student starts the day on a full stomach so they can concentrate and reach their full potential - by using Victorian dairy and food suppliers we can also help boost jobs and industry.”

ENHANCING COMMUNITY HARMONY IN WERRIBEE

Local community groups and organisations in electorate of Werribee will share in more than $2.8 million of grants being offered statewide to help build relationships between Victoria’s diverse cultures and faiths. Local Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said the Andrew Labor Government’s new Community Harmony Program will support two local recipients, including the Wyndham Community Cultural Foundation, and the Wyndham Interfaith Network. The program is designed to support women, young people, new and emerging communities, and multicultural LGBTI Victorians. It aims to assist Victoria’s many multicultural communities to participate in all aspects of life in Victoria by: Increasing intercultural, inter-community and inter-religious interaction, engagement and understanding Supporting diverse groups to develop relationships with one another and deliver initiatives that promote community harmony Build community leadership to respond to emerging challenges Building understanding about shared values and the foundations of common humanity transcend cultural and religious difference Competition for funding under the Community Harmony Program was strong, with almost 170 applications submitted statewide. An extensive merit assessment involved separate panels with subject matter experts from a wide range of organisations, a high-level strategic panel and VMC ratification. Quotes attributable to Local Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “These grants will help bring our many diverse communities together and support the good work being done at a local level to improve social cohesion and harmony here in Werribee.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott “We’re working to enhance our thriving, diverse and harmonious State.” “The Community Harmony Program brings communities together and creates more understanding and respect in our society by connecting Victoria’s diverse cultures and faiths with each other and the wider community.”  

ENHANCING COMMUNITY HARMONY IN WERRIBEE

Local community groups and organisations in electorate of Werribee will share in more than $2.8 million of grants being offered statewide to help build relationships between Victoria’s diverse cultures and faiths. Local Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said the Andrew Labor Government’s new Community Harmony Program will support two local recipients, including the Wyndham Community Cultural Foundation, and the Wyndham Interfaith Network. The program is designed to support women, young people, new and emerging communities, and multicultural LGBTI Victorians. It aims to assist Victoria’s many multicultural communities to participate in all aspects of life in Victoria by: Increasing intercultural, inter-community and inter-religious interaction, engagement and understanding Supporting diverse groups to develop relationships with one another and deliver initiatives that promote community harmony Build community leadership to respond to emerging challenges Building understanding about shared values and the foundations of common humanity transcend cultural and religious difference Competition for funding under the Community Harmony Program was strong, with almost 170 applications submitted statewide. An extensive merit assessment involved separate panels with subject matter experts from a wide range of organisations, a high-level strategic panel and VMC ratification. Quotes attributable to Local Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “These grants will help bring our many diverse communities together and support the good work being done at a local level to improve social cohesion and harmony here in Werribee.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott “We’re working to enhance our thriving, diverse and harmonious State.” “The Community Harmony Program brings communities together and creates more understanding and respect in our society by connecting Victoria’s diverse cultures and faiths with each other and the wider community.”  

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.”  

 

SES UNITS IN WERRIBEE SHARE IN $2.2 MILLION EQUIPMENT BOOST

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the Werribee electorate will have the very best equipment to keep the community safe as part of $2.2 million in SES Grants. The Labor Government today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Under the program, the government commits $2 for every $1 provided by volunteer groups to help them buy additional trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and carry out minor facility upgrades. The SES received 42 grants to help volunteer units buy much-needed equipment to respond to floods, storms and other emergencies. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said the Wyndham SES unit in Werribee is among the recipients. The Wyndham SES received $56,791 for a patrol vehicle. The CFA, Life Saving Victoria and Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association were among the other organisations to receive grants under the almost $13 million program. Organisations can apply for government contributions of up to $100,000. For more information about the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, visit emv.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “These grants will provide a welcome boost to volunteer SES units in my electorate of Werribee to help them buy the equipment they need to keep Victorians safe when emergencies strike.” “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting emergency service volunteers to do their life-saving work safely and effectively by providing grants for vital equipment and resources.”

SES UNITS IN WERRIBEE SHARE IN $2.2 MILLION EQUIPMENT BOOST

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the Werribee electorate will have the very best equipment to keep the community safe as part of $2.2 million in SES Grants. The Labor Government today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Under the program, the government commits $2 for every $1 provided by volunteer groups to help them buy additional trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and carry out minor facility upgrades. The SES received 42 grants to help volunteer units buy much-needed equipment to respond to floods, storms and other emergencies. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said the Wyndham SES unit in Werribee is among the recipients. The Wyndham SES received $56,791 for a patrol vehicle. The CFA, Life Saving Victoria and Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association were among the other organisations to receive grants under the almost $13 million program. Organisations can apply for government contributions of up to $100,000. For more information about the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, visit emv.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “These grants will provide a welcome boost to volunteer SES units in my electorate of Werribee to help them buy the equipment they need to keep Victorians safe when emergencies strike.” “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting emergency service volunteers to do their life-saving work safely and effectively by providing grants for vital equipment and resources.”

WERRIBEE BENEFITS FROM $9 MILLION BOOST FOR CFA VOLUNTEER EQUIPMENT

CFA volunteers in the Werribee electorate will share in more than $9.3 million in grants for the equipment, trucks, and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Under the program, the government commits $2 for every $1 raised by volunteer groups to help them buy additional trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and carry out minor facility upgrades. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said local Wyndham Vale CFA is among the recipients. The Wyndham CFA received $8,150 for a new thermal imaging camera. The $9.3 million package also includes more than $2.8 million for a state-wide initiative to improve the safety and wellbeing of volunteer firefighters. The CFA will use these funds to replace ageing equipment, provide specialist cool climate clothing, improve work amenities and boost support for CFA Coast Guard Brigades. The Victorian State Emergency Service, Life Saving Victoria and Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association were among the other organisations to receive grants under the almost $13 million program. In addition to the VESEP program the Labor Government has invested tens of millions of dollars since it came to government in new CFA trucks, station rebuilds and upgrades, and new training facilities. For more information about the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, visit emv.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “These grants will provide a welcome boost to volunteer CFA brigades my electorate of Werribee helping them buy the equipment they need to keep Victorians safe.” “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting emergency service volunteers to do their life-saving work safely and effectively by providing grants for vital equipment and resources.”

WERRIBEE BENEFITS FROM $9 MILLION BOOST FOR CFA VOLUNTEER EQUIPMENT

CFA volunteers in the Werribee electorate will share in more than $9.3 million in grants for the equipment, trucks, and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Under the program, the government commits $2 for every $1 raised by volunteer groups to help them buy additional trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and carry out minor facility upgrades. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said local Wyndham Vale CFA is among the recipients. The Wyndham CFA received $8,150 for a new thermal imaging camera. The $9.3 million package also includes more than $2.8 million for a state-wide initiative to improve the safety and wellbeing of volunteer firefighters. The CFA will use these funds to replace ageing equipment, provide specialist cool climate clothing, improve work amenities and boost support for CFA Coast Guard Brigades. The Victorian State Emergency Service, Life Saving Victoria and Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association were among the other organisations to receive grants under the almost $13 million program. In addition to the VESEP program the Labor Government has invested tens of millions of dollars since it came to government in new CFA trucks, station rebuilds and upgrades, and new training facilities. For more information about the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, visit emv.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas “These grants will provide a welcome boost to volunteer CFA brigades my electorate of Werribee helping them buy the equipment they need to keep Victorians safe.” “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting emergency service volunteers to do their life-saving work safely and effectively by providing grants for vital equipment and resources.”

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.”