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  • Level Crossing Removal at Cherry Street

    Construction officially begins to build a new bridge connecting Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway. The $113.8 million Level Crossing Removal will slash travel times for drivers and build better, safer connections for pedestrians and cyclists.

  • New Riverwalk Primary School

    The students in Werribee have a brand-new school to learn in. This school is a $23.7 million investment that delivers a performing arts and physical education building, along with state-of-the-art learning spaces and administration areas.

  • Level Crossing Removal Designs Confirmed

    Designs have been confirmed to remove level crossings at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Street in Werribee, with work set to get underway by mid-year. The combined $355.5 million package to deliver these works, will further ease congestion and improve safety in the area.

  • $1.8 Billion Western Roads Package to Transform Suburban Roads

    Local residents and commuters in Wyndham will benefit from a huge package of 8 key road upgrades, including work on the Duncans Road Interchange, and 750 lane-kilometres of maintenance works that will cut travel times, improve road safety and better connect communities in this key growth corridor.

  • Werribee Mercy Hospital Expansion

    The $85 million Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion opened in 2018 will provide staff with more of the modern facilities they need to take care of our community. This includes 64 inpatient beds, 8 critical care beds and 6 additional operating theatres.

  • $45 Million Police Complex

    Construction begins for the new $45 million station in Werribee. The new facility delivers a state-of-the-art police station that will be able to house more than 460 staff and officers, including uniformed, crime investigation, transit safety officers and administration staff, amongst others.

  • $10.9 Million Upgrade for Manor Lakes P-12 College

    Manor Lakes P-12 College students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in. The $10.9 million upgrade includes a Health Hub, a Secondary Centre, IT and staff work spaces, breakout spaces for students, a new canteen and new bathroom facilities.

  • West Gate Tunnel Project

    The West Gate Tunnel Project will provide a second river crossing, 4 additional lanes on the West Gate Freeway and more reliable trips into the city. It will slash congestion and reduce travel times - getting you home sooner and safer. It will also create 5,600 new jobs and provide an $11 billion boost to our economy.

  • 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.

  • Level Crossing Removal at Cherry Street

    Construction officially begins to build a new bridge connecting Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway. The $113.8 million Level Crossing Removal will slash travel times for drivers and build better, safer connections for pedestrians and cyclists.

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LEVEL CROSSING A WIN FOR WYNDHAM AS MORE DESIGNS CONFIRMED

Designs have been confirmed to remove level crossings at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Street in Werribee, with work set to get underway by mid-year. The Andrews Labor Government today announced a combined $355.5 million package to deliver these works, that will further ease congestion and improve safety in the area. Designs have been completed on a new road bridge to remove the Old Geelong Road level crossing and a rail bridge to remove the Werribee Street level crossing. At Hoppers Crossing, the new road bridge will be built closer to the city, creating a direct link to the Princes Freeway. The existing Old Geelong Road crossing will be closed to traffic, with a new overpass and forecourt built near Hoppers Crossing Station to create a safe, pedestrian-friendly public transport and shopping precinct. At Werribee Street, a rail bridge will cater to the existing tracks and allow for future growth, like the planned Suburban Rail Loop network improvements which will connect Wyndham Vale and Werribee. Raising the rail line between the Werribee Racecourse and Werribee River will create new open space – while a temporary track will be built to ensure important freight services can continue to run during construction. The project team will continue to provide updates on the revised designs to the community in the coming weeks, ahead of construction getting underway by mid-2020. In partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Project, McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne have been awarded the contract to deliver the work. This alliance has removed three level crossings across Melbourne, most recently completing a new road bridge in Laverton to remove the Aviation Road crossing. These designs follow the announcement of the new road bridge that will remove the Cherry Street level crossing in Werribee, to be constructed between Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway. All three designs in the area minimise road and rail disruptions during construction, and all three level crossings will be gone for good in 2022. For more information and to sign up for email updates, please visit www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “We’re removing all three level crossings in Wyndham to create benefits now and into the future – incorporating community areas into the designs to keep Wyndham people connected.” “We’re keeping the west moving while we do these important works – including temporary tracks so vital freight services can keep running during construction.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “We know how important good access is to Hoppers Crossing Station and local businesses, which is why we’re building a new pedestrian overpass to make the precinct safer and more accessible for those on foot or on their bike.” Quote attributable to Member for Western Metropolitan Kaushaliya Vaghela “Commuters using Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street are often stuck in long queues while the boom gates are down. These works will make those dangerous bottlenecks a thing of the past.” [gallery link="file" ids="5636,5637,5638,5639,5640,5641,5642,5643,5644,5646"]

LEVEL CROSSING A WIN FOR WYNDHAM AS MORE DESIGNS CONFIRMED

Designs have been confirmed to remove level crossings at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Street in Werribee, with work set to get underway by mid-year. The Andrews Labor Government today announced a combined $355.5 million package to deliver these works, that will further ease congestion and improve safety in the area. Designs have been completed on a new road bridge to remove the Old Geelong Road level crossing and a rail bridge to remove the Werribee Street level crossing. At Hoppers Crossing, the new road bridge will be built closer to the city, creating a direct link to the Princes Freeway. The existing Old Geelong Road crossing will be closed to traffic, with a new overpass and forecourt built near Hoppers Crossing Station to create a safe, pedestrian-friendly public transport and shopping precinct. At Werribee Street, a rail bridge will cater to the existing tracks and allow for future growth, like the planned Suburban Rail Loop network improvements which will connect Wyndham Vale and Werribee. Raising the rail line between the Werribee Racecourse and Werribee River will create new open space – while a temporary track will be built to ensure important freight services can continue to run during construction. The project team will continue to provide updates on the revised designs to the community in the coming weeks, ahead of construction getting underway by mid-2020. In partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Project, McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne have been awarded the contract to deliver the work. This alliance has removed three level crossings across Melbourne, most recently completing a new road bridge in Laverton to remove the Aviation Road crossing. These designs follow the announcement of the new road bridge that will remove the Cherry Street level crossing in Werribee, to be constructed between Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway. All three designs in the area minimise road and rail disruptions during construction, and all three level crossings will be gone for good in 2022. For more information and to sign up for email updates, please visit www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “We’re removing all three level crossings in Wyndham to create benefits now and into the future – incorporating community areas into the designs to keep Wyndham people connected.” “We’re keeping the west moving while we do these important works – including temporary tracks so vital freight services can keep running during construction.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “We know how important good access is to Hoppers Crossing Station and local businesses, which is why we’re building a new pedestrian overpass to make the precinct safer and more accessible for those on foot or on their bike.” Quote attributable to Member for Western Metropolitan Kaushaliya Vaghela “Commuters using Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street are often stuck in long queues while the boom gates are down. These works will make those dangerous bottlenecks a thing of the past.” [gallery link="file" ids="5636,5637,5638,5639,5640,5641,5642,5643,5644,5646"]

BUILDING BETTER RAIL AND ROAD IN MELBOURNE’S WEST

Major road and rail upgrades in Melbourne’s west are powering ahead, as construction starts on a new road bridge to remove a dangerous and congested level crossing in Werribee. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today visited the Cherry Street level crossing project worksite to inspect early works and announce the $113.8 million contract to build a new bridge over the Werribee line between Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway. Due for completion in 2022, the project will slash travel times for drivers and build better, safer connections for pedestrians and cyclists. The area will also benefit from a new pedestrian underpass, landscaping and a shared-use path on the south side of the rail line. The project will be delivered by an alliance of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne, which has already removed three level crossings across Melbourne and is also currently building a new stabling yard at Wyndham Vale. In another boost for commuters, a gravel area will be transformed to accommodate 130 new car parking spaces - with improved safety features like better lighting and CCTV, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Car Parks for Commuters Fund. Werribee is also set to lose two more dangerous and congested level crossings, with the Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street crossings to be removed by 2022. Meanwhile, work is progressing on the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade, set for completion in 2021 – improving traffic flow across vital roads in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs to complement the rail works. Early work has begun on the Duncans Road Interchange to reduce congestion for the 11,000 drivers that pass through every day and improve access for people travelling from Geelong and the community in Werribee South. Major resurfacing works are also currently underway along sections of Kororoit Creek Road in Altona and Ferguson Street in Williamstown, with some detours in place as crews lay new asphalt, fix potholes, build sealed shoulders and paint new line markings. For more information on road and rail projects in the west and around Victoria, visit www.bigbuild.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan “Whether it’s the removal of dangerous level crossings or upgrades to major roads, we’re not wasting a minute investing in projects that are essential to keep people across the West moving.” “The Cherry Street level crossing can cause delays of up to 38 minutes in the two-hour morning peak, so removing these boom gates will mean less frustration and better travel times for drivers.” Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “Building a new road bridge close to the Cherry Street level crossing is the best way to remove the boom gates at the level crossing, slashing travel times and avoiding long traffic queues.” “These major rail and road projects are creating thousands of jobs in Melbourne’s west and providing vtial experience to Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets under the Major Project Skills Guarantee.”

BUILDING BETTER RAIL AND ROAD IN MELBOURNE’S WEST

Major road and rail upgrades in Melbourne’s west are powering ahead, as construction starts on a new road bridge to remove a dangerous and congested level crossing in Werribee. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today visited the Cherry Street level crossing project worksite to inspect early works and announce the $113.8 million contract to build a new bridge over the Werribee line between Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway. Due for completion in 2022, the project will slash travel times for drivers and build better, safer connections for pedestrians and cyclists. The area will also benefit from a new pedestrian underpass, landscaping and a shared-use path on the south side of the rail line. The project will be delivered by an alliance of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne, which has already removed three level crossings across Melbourne and is also currently building a new stabling yard at Wyndham Vale. In another boost for commuters, a gravel area will be transformed to accommodate 130 new car parking spaces - with improved safety features like better lighting and CCTV, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Car Parks for Commuters Fund. Werribee is also set to lose two more dangerous and congested level crossings, with the Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street crossings to be removed by 2022. Meanwhile, work is progressing on the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade, set for completion in 2021 – improving traffic flow across vital roads in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs to complement the rail works. Early work has begun on the Duncans Road Interchange to reduce congestion for the 11,000 drivers that pass through every day and improve access for people travelling from Geelong and the community in Werribee South. Major resurfacing works are also currently underway along sections of Kororoit Creek Road in Altona and Ferguson Street in Williamstown, with some detours in place as crews lay new asphalt, fix potholes, build sealed shoulders and paint new line markings. For more information on road and rail projects in the west and around Victoria, visit www.bigbuild.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan “Whether it’s the removal of dangerous level crossings or upgrades to major roads, we’re not wasting a minute investing in projects that are essential to keep people across the West moving.” “The Cherry Street level crossing can cause delays of up to 38 minutes in the two-hour morning peak, so removing these boom gates will mean less frustration and better travel times for drivers.” Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “Building a new road bridge close to the Cherry Street level crossing is the best way to remove the boom gates at the level crossing, slashing travel times and avoiding long traffic queues.” “These major rail and road projects are creating thousands of jobs in Melbourne’s west and providing vtial experience to Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets under the Major Project Skills Guarantee.”

WYNDHAM ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR CRICKET FUNDING

Local cricket clubs and councils in Wyndham can apply to develop or upgrade cricket facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that applications had opened for $13.5 million funding under the Community Cricket Program. With more than 440,000 participants statewide, Victoria is the home of cricket with women and girls signing up in record numbers. With growing numbers, many clubs are struggling to accommodate new players. That’s why the Labor Government has relaunched the Community Cricket Program. The 2019-20 funding will see $6 million made available to clubs and councils to develop or redevelop local cricket infrastructure, from training nets through to female friendly and accessible change rooms. A further $7.5 million will be made available to develop up to six Metropolitan Cricket and Community Centres, which will provide facilities for administration and skill development, and house local clubs. These initiatives are part of the Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria, the Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. For further information go to sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.  Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “Wyndham locals love their cricket, and the Community Cricket Program is making sure that more people can enjoy the game.” “We’re helping clubs and councils build or upgrade facilities for the local community, opening up new opportunities for training, competition and player development.” “I encourage our local councils, clubs and associations to get together and see if the Community Cricket Program can make a difference in Wyndham.”

WYNDHAM ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR CRICKET FUNDING

Local cricket clubs and councils in Wyndham can apply to develop or upgrade cricket facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that applications had opened for $13.5 million funding under the Community Cricket Program. With more than 440,000 participants statewide, Victoria is the home of cricket with women and girls signing up in record numbers. With growing numbers, many clubs are struggling to accommodate new players. That’s why the Labor Government has relaunched the Community Cricket Program. The 2019-20 funding will see $6 million made available to clubs and councils to develop or redevelop local cricket infrastructure, from training nets through to female friendly and accessible change rooms. A further $7.5 million will be made available to develop up to six Metropolitan Cricket and Community Centres, which will provide facilities for administration and skill development, and house local clubs. These initiatives are part of the Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria, the Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. For further information go to sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.  Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “Wyndham locals love their cricket, and the Community Cricket Program is making sure that more people can enjoy the game.” “We’re helping clubs and councils build or upgrade facilities for the local community, opening up new opportunities for training, competition and player development.” “I encourage our local councils, clubs and associations to get together and see if the Community Cricket Program can make a difference in Wyndham.”

GIVING TROUBLED YOUNG PEOPLE THE HELP THEY NEED TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET

The Andrews Labor Government and Melbourne City Mission are joining forces to help keep young people experiencing homelessness in Werribee safe – and help them get back on their feet. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today marked the beginning of construction of the Melbourne City Mission’s Youth Accommodation Support Service, made possible thanks to $3.5 million from the Labor Government. The Labor Government’s Accommodation for the Homeless program is about making sure Victorians doing it tough can get the safety and security of a roof over their head – and access the services they need to turn their lives around. The Werribee Youth Accommodation Support Service will provide accommodation and support for up to 10 young people aged between 16 and 25, with highly-qualified staff providing a range of support including counselling, health services, legal services, education and independent living skills. While keeping young people safe, it will also provide them with the education and life skills they need to transition to independence. Melbourne City Mission is building the new Werribee Youth Service in partnership with the Property Industry Foundation.   Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “This is more than just bricks and mortar. It’s going to provide young people the second chance they need to get back on their feet and turn their lives around.” “It’s pretty hard to get a job or an education when you don’t even have a roof over your head. That’s why we’re helping break the cycle of homelessness.”

GIVING TROUBLED YOUNG PEOPLE THE HELP THEY NEED TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET

The Andrews Labor Government and Melbourne City Mission are joining forces to help keep young people experiencing homelessness in Werribee safe – and help them get back on their feet. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today marked the beginning of construction of the Melbourne City Mission’s Youth Accommodation Support Service, made possible thanks to $3.5 million from the Labor Government. The Labor Government’s Accommodation for the Homeless program is about making sure Victorians doing it tough can get the safety and security of a roof over their head – and access the services they need to turn their lives around. The Werribee Youth Accommodation Support Service will provide accommodation and support for up to 10 young people aged between 16 and 25, with highly-qualified staff providing a range of support including counselling, health services, legal services, education and independent living skills. While keeping young people safe, it will also provide them with the education and life skills they need to transition to independence. Melbourne City Mission is building the new Werribee Youth Service in partnership with the Property Industry Foundation.   Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “This is more than just bricks and mortar. It’s going to provide young people the second chance they need to get back on their feet and turn their lives around.” “It’s pretty hard to get a job or an education when you don’t even have a roof over your head. That’s why we’re helping break the cycle of homelessness.”

 

NEW SCHOOL OPENS IN WERRIBEE

Students in Werribee have a brand-new school to learn in thanks to the Andrew Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today opened the new Riverwalk Primary School and welcomed its first students, who will be in Prep to Year 6. Riverwalk Primary School includes a performing arts and physical education building, along with state-of-the-art learning spaces and administration areas. The school was designed by architecture firm Bilard Leece and built by construction company ADCO Constructions. Riverwalk Primary School is one of 11 new schools opening in 2020, alongside Beveridge Primary School (new campus), Botanic Ridge Primary School, Davis Creek Primary School, Elevation Secondary College, Grayling Primary School, Homestead Senior Secondary College, Keysborough Gardens Primary School, Lucas Primary School, Mirripoa Primary School and Casey Fields Primary School. 2020 also marks the first year in the state’s history that more than one million students will attend school in Victoria across 1,543 government, 498 Catholic and 222 independent schools. More than 81,000 Preps will start school in 2020. The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.   Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Riverwalk Primary School will be an incredible local school that will provide the community the first-rate education facilities they deserve.”

NEW SCHOOL OPENS IN WERRIBEE

Students in Werribee have a brand-new school to learn in thanks to the Andrew Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today opened the new Riverwalk Primary School and welcomed its first students, who will be in Prep to Year 6. Riverwalk Primary School includes a performing arts and physical education building, along with state-of-the-art learning spaces and administration areas. The school was designed by architecture firm Bilard Leece and built by construction company ADCO Constructions. Riverwalk Primary School is one of 11 new schools opening in 2020, alongside Beveridge Primary School (new campus), Botanic Ridge Primary School, Davis Creek Primary School, Elevation Secondary College, Grayling Primary School, Homestead Senior Secondary College, Keysborough Gardens Primary School, Lucas Primary School, Mirripoa Primary School and Casey Fields Primary School. 2020 also marks the first year in the state’s history that more than one million students will attend school in Victoria across 1,543 government, 498 Catholic and 222 independent schools. More than 81,000 Preps will start school in 2020. The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians. A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.   Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Riverwalk Primary School will be an incredible local school that will provide the community the first-rate education facilities they deserve.”

WYNDHAM SPORTS CLUB SCORES NEW-LOOK FACILITIES

Wyndham Track and Field Club can now meet the growing demands of sport clubs in the Western Metropolitan region thanks to a $31,148 upgrade through the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project initiative. The Member for Werribee, The Hon. Tim Pallas MP attended the club at Victoria University in Werribee today to view the new-look facilities and meet some of the locals who will benefit from the upgrade. Wyndham Track and Field Club is a multiuse facility hosting community sporting teams, community events and school carnivals. The only athletics facility in the City of Wyndham, it hosts overs 20,000 participants per year and is the permanent home to four sporting clubs. To ensure the club could continue to meet the growing community’s needs, the upgrade included resurfacing the outdoor playing area and a new outdoor shelter for spectators to use during sporting and community events. Pick My Project is a Victorian Government first - a $30 million participatory budgeting initiative that puts decision making in the hands of Victorians. Pick My Project has awarded funding to 237 successful project ideas state-wide, with funding allocated between the six metropolitan and nine regional partnership areas. The Wyndham Track and Field Club upgrade is one of 25 successful projects from the Pick My Project initiative in the Western Metropolitan region. The region received more than $2.8 million in funding through the initiative, after a total of 22,864 were cast across the region. To view all the successful projects, visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au.

WYNDHAM SPORTS CLUB SCORES NEW-LOOK FACILITIES

Wyndham Track and Field Club can now meet the growing demands of sport clubs in the Western Metropolitan region thanks to a $31,148 upgrade through the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project initiative. The Member for Werribee, The Hon. Tim Pallas MP attended the club at Victoria University in Werribee today to view the new-look facilities and meet some of the locals who will benefit from the upgrade. Wyndham Track and Field Club is a multiuse facility hosting community sporting teams, community events and school carnivals. The only athletics facility in the City of Wyndham, it hosts overs 20,000 participants per year and is the permanent home to four sporting clubs. To ensure the club could continue to meet the growing community’s needs, the upgrade included resurfacing the outdoor playing area and a new outdoor shelter for spectators to use during sporting and community events. Pick My Project is a Victorian Government first - a $30 million participatory budgeting initiative that puts decision making in the hands of Victorians. Pick My Project has awarded funding to 237 successful project ideas state-wide, with funding allocated between the six metropolitan and nine regional partnership areas. The Wyndham Track and Field Club upgrade is one of 25 successful projects from the Pick My Project initiative in the Western Metropolitan region. The region received more than $2.8 million in funding through the initiative, after a total of 22,864 were cast across the region. To view all the successful projects, visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au.

MORE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE FOR WERRIBEE

Residents in Werribee and surrounds will have access to the reactivated former Glen Devon Primary School site, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today joined Wyndham City Council and the local community to turn the first sod for the Glen Devon Park. The $870,000 project will revitalise the former primary school site into a two hectare publicly accessible open parkland. The project will clean up the vacant site and see the creation of open space for recreational activities. The new park will have walking pathways, drinking fountains, seats and nature-spaces for children to explore. The Glen Devon Park will be funded by a $870,000 contribution from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, established to help deliver new facilities or necessary upgrades to improve liveability. Wyndham City Council is delivering the new park and maintaining the land through a lease arrangement with the Victorian Government. Works at the former school site are expected to be completed by April 2020. The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $18 million into the Wyndham City Council area for community infrastructure projects. More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants.

MORE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE FOR WERRIBEE

Residents in Werribee and surrounds will have access to the reactivated former Glen Devon Primary School site, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today joined Wyndham City Council and the local community to turn the first sod for the Glen Devon Park. The $870,000 project will revitalise the former primary school site into a two hectare publicly accessible open parkland. The project will clean up the vacant site and see the creation of open space for recreational activities. The new park will have walking pathways, drinking fountains, seats and nature-spaces for children to explore. The Glen Devon Park will be funded by a $870,000 contribution from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, established to help deliver new facilities or necessary upgrades to improve liveability. Wyndham City Council is delivering the new park and maintaining the land through a lease arrangement with the Victorian Government. Works at the former school site are expected to be completed by April 2020. The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $18 million into the Wyndham City Council area for community infrastructure projects. More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants.

WYNDHAM SCHOOLS SHARE IN $3.5 MILLION MAINTENANCE FUNDS BOOST

Students at 79 schools across the state will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 79 schools will share in $3.5 million of Planned Maintenance Program funding to help address their various maintenance needs. Suzanne Cory High School will be one school to receive $25,000 in funds to do essential work such as painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, and fixing roofs, as well as repairing landscaping like pathways and stairs. The Planned Maintenance Program provides funding for vital maintenance works based on need. A new evaluation system was put in place last year to provide more up-to-date information on the condition of school infrastructure to create a more timely and targeted allocation of PMP funding. Schools will also benefit from the $515 million Maintenance Blitz investment announced in September 2019. This funding will maintain existing school infrastructure over the next five years to keep Victoria’s 1500 schools safe and modern. Today’s investment is in addition to $6.1 billion already invested in Victorian school infrastructure over the past budgets, which is delivering more than 1,400 school upgrades and supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

WYNDHAM SCHOOLS SHARE IN $3.5 MILLION MAINTENANCE FUNDS BOOST

Students at 79 schools across the state will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 79 schools will share in $3.5 million of Planned Maintenance Program funding to help address their various maintenance needs. Suzanne Cory High School will be one school to receive $25,000 in funds to do essential work such as painting, resurfacing floors and replacing windows, and fixing roofs, as well as repairing landscaping like pathways and stairs. The Planned Maintenance Program provides funding for vital maintenance works based on need. A new evaluation system was put in place last year to provide more up-to-date information on the condition of school infrastructure to create a more timely and targeted allocation of PMP funding. Schools will also benefit from the $515 million Maintenance Blitz investment announced in September 2019. This funding will maintain existing school infrastructure over the next five years to keep Victoria’s 1500 schools safe and modern. Today’s investment is in addition to $6.1 billion already invested in Victorian school infrastructure over the past budgets, which is delivering more than 1,400 school upgrades and supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.