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    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.

  • More Train Services for the Werribee Line

    The Andrews Labor Government will add 10 new Werribee line train services in the peak, every week – to get people in Melbourne’s west home safer and sooner. The 10 new Werribee peak services build on the 10 new peak services added in 2015, and this year’s budget funded eight new off-peak services which will start next year.

  • $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 upgrade, 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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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.

MORE SUPPORT FOR WERRIBEE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Werribee schools will receive extra resources and equipment to strengthen inclusive education, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced Werribee schools will be among the 322 schools across the state to share in $3.5 million to purchase new equipment and assistive technology to support students with disabilities or additional learning needs under the Equipment Boost for Schools initiative. Manor Lakes P-12 College and Thomas Chirnside will be able to purchase amplification equipment, as well as furniture, iPads and other accessories. All Victorian government schools were invited to apply for funding under the initiative in Term 3 this year. The Equipment Boost for Schools initiative is part of the $61 million suite of inclusive education initiatives announced by the Labor Government in 2017 to give schools extra resources, guidance, access to specialist expertise and support to embed inclusive education in all aspects of school life. The Labor Government is building the Education State to ensure every student can access a great local school and get a great education. Strengthening inclusive education for all students, including those with disabilities and additional learning needs, is fundamental to an equitable and excellent school system.

MORE SUPPORT FOR WERRIBEE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Werribee schools will receive extra resources and equipment to strengthen inclusive education, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced Werribee schools will be among the 322 schools across the state to share in $3.5 million to purchase new equipment and assistive technology to support students with disabilities or additional learning needs under the Equipment Boost for Schools initiative. Manor Lakes P-12 College and Thomas Chirnside will be able to purchase amplification equipment, as well as furniture, iPads and other accessories. All Victorian government schools were invited to apply for funding under the initiative in Term 3 this year. The Equipment Boost for Schools initiative is part of the $61 million suite of inclusive education initiatives announced by the Labor Government in 2017 to give schools extra resources, guidance, access to specialist expertise and support to embed inclusive education in all aspects of school life. The Labor Government is building the Education State to ensure every student can access a great local school and get a great education. Strengthening inclusive education for all students, including those with disabilities and additional learning needs, is fundamental to an equitable and excellent school system.

 

2019 CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNS

Each year, I ask some of my littlest constituents to help me make a Christmas Card. Hundreds of designs came through, and it was almost impossible to choose the competition winners! Thank you to all who helped out. Here are 7 of the best artworks showing the 'Festive Season in Werribee'. These cards will be mailed out to community groups across my electorate. [caption id="attachment_5532" align="alignnone" width="600"] Heathdale Christian College - Rose, Year 4.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5533" align="alignnone" width="600"] Manor Lakes P-12 College - Arok, Year 1[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5534" align="alignnone" width="600"] Westgrove Primary School - Rayyan, age 6.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5535" align="alignnone" width="600"] Wyndham Vale Primary School - Mia, age 6.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5536" align="alignnone" width="600"] Iramoo Primary School - Lillian, year 5.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5537" align="alignnone" width="600"] Warringa Park School - Toaiva.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5538" align="alignnone" width="600"] Corpus Christi Primary School - Elisha, Year 5/6.[/caption]

2019 CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNS

Each year, I ask some of my littlest constituents to help me make a Christmas Card. Hundreds of designs came through, and it was almost impossible to choose the competition winners! Thank you to all who helped out. Here are 7 of the best artworks showing the 'Festive Season in Werribee'. These cards will be mailed out to community groups across my electorate. [caption id="attachment_5532" align="alignnone" width="600"] Heathdale Christian College - Rose, Year 4.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5533" align="alignnone" width="600"] Manor Lakes P-12 College - Arok, Year 1[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5534" align="alignnone" width="600"] Westgrove Primary School - Rayyan, age 6.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5535" align="alignnone" width="600"] Wyndham Vale Primary School - Mia, age 6.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5536" align="alignnone" width="600"] Iramoo Primary School - Lillian, year 5.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5537" align="alignnone" width="600"] Warringa Park School - Toaiva.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5538" align="alignnone" width="600"] Corpus Christi Primary School - Elisha, Year 5/6.[/caption]

SUSTAINING OUR WAR LEGACY IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to honour Victorian veterans and to mark 75 years since the end of World War Two. Three different grant streams to support veterans have just been opened for applications, including the new, one-off 75th Anniversary of the End of World War Two program. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas encourages local community organisations to apply, with grants of up to $30,000 available per organisation. The $150,000 fund will support events that recognise the milestone, with communities with links to the conflicts especially encouraged to apply. Successful projects will honour and recognise WWII veterans, tell lesser known WWII stories, identify significant sites and engage diverse communities. Applications are also now open for the annual Victoria Remembers Minor Grant and the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant programs. Close to $200,000 is up for grabs under the minor grant round for projects that honour or commemorate the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Individual grants of up to $30,000 are available for both existing funding streams, with almost $185,000 to go to projects that restore or improve existing memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour. For more information or to apply, visit vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.

SUSTAINING OUR WAR LEGACY IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to honour Victorian veterans and to mark 75 years since the end of World War Two. Three different grant streams to support veterans have just been opened for applications, including the new, one-off 75th Anniversary of the End of World War Two program. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas encourages local community organisations to apply, with grants of up to $30,000 available per organisation. The $150,000 fund will support events that recognise the milestone, with communities with links to the conflicts especially encouraged to apply. Successful projects will honour and recognise WWII veterans, tell lesser known WWII stories, identify significant sites and engage diverse communities. Applications are also now open for the annual Victoria Remembers Minor Grant and the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant programs. Close to $200,000 is up for grabs under the minor grant round for projects that honour or commemorate the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Individual grants of up to $30,000 are available for both existing funding streams, with almost $185,000 to go to projects that restore or improve existing memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour. For more information or to apply, visit vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.

IMPROVING FACILITIES FOR WERRIBEE’S HARD-WORKING COAST GUARD

The Andrews Labor Government has announced facility improvements for Werribee Coast Guard as part of a state-wide investment in new emergency services equipment. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has announced 294 new grants totalling more than $13.75 million as part of the 2019–20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today thanked the Werribee Coast Guard for their ongoing dedication and support to the community and said the grants will make it easier for them to continue their great work. The program funds operational equipment, in addition to vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades. Werribee Coast Guard will now be able to upgrade their flotilla and grounds, remove and replace their existing vessel shed, and install new male and female toilets. Under the VESEP, the Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 co-contribution. The grants are open to organisations across the state, including the Country Fire Authority, Life Saving Victoria, Victoria State Emergency Service, Marine Search and Rescue units and other volunteer emergency services agencies. Government contributions for this year include just over $10 million for volunteer CFA brigades and $2.36 million for SES units. Marine Search and Rescue units will receive $289,259, along with a $791,008 contribution to Life Saving Victoria clubs. For more information about the VESEP, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website – emv.vic.gov.au

IMPROVING FACILITIES FOR WERRIBEE’S HARD-WORKING COAST GUARD

The Andrews Labor Government has announced facility improvements for Werribee Coast Guard as part of a state-wide investment in new emergency services equipment. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has announced 294 new grants totalling more than $13.75 million as part of the 2019–20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today thanked the Werribee Coast Guard for their ongoing dedication and support to the community and said the grants will make it easier for them to continue their great work. The program funds operational equipment, in addition to vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades. Werribee Coast Guard will now be able to upgrade their flotilla and grounds, remove and replace their existing vessel shed, and install new male and female toilets. Under the VESEP, the Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 co-contribution. The grants are open to organisations across the state, including the Country Fire Authority, Life Saving Victoria, Victoria State Emergency Service, Marine Search and Rescue units and other volunteer emergency services agencies. Government contributions for this year include just over $10 million for volunteer CFA brigades and $2.36 million for SES units. Marine Search and Rescue units will receive $289,259, along with a $791,008 contribution to Life Saving Victoria clubs. For more information about the VESEP, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website – emv.vic.gov.au

EQUIPPING KINDERS IN WYNDHAM TO BE INCLUSIVE FOR ALL CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is helping early learning services in buy new equipment and learning kits to support Werribee children of all abilities get the best out of their time at kinder. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced Werribee West Family Centre was one of 184 successful applications for new equipment to support inclusion of all children. The Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program equipment stream provides up to $10,000 for items that promote inclusiveness and diversity, including adjustable tables and chairs and sensory equipment such as padded mats and weighted cushions. Wyndham children will now benefit from essential sensory equipment and educational resources required to support access, participation, self-regulation, concentration and well-being. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 included $6 million for the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program to help kindergartens across the state provide safe and inclusive environments for children with additional needs. This is part of the Government’s $5 billion commitment to deliver a full 15 hours of Three-Year-Old Kinder to every Victorian child over the next decade, with the rollout beginning in 2020. The roll-out will continue progressively across the state, with families in a further 15 regional LGAs to benefit in 2021. This will be expanded in 2022 to give three-year-olds across the rest of the state access to five hours of funded kindergarten, before being scaled up to a full 15-hour program by 2029. The Labor Government’s investment in three-year-old kinder also includes $473.2 million for early childhood infrastructure, which will support the sector to invest in new and expanded kindergarten facilities, when and where they are needed most.

EQUIPPING KINDERS IN WYNDHAM TO BE INCLUSIVE FOR ALL CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is helping early learning services in buy new equipment and learning kits to support Werribee children of all abilities get the best out of their time at kinder. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced Werribee West Family Centre was one of 184 successful applications for new equipment to support inclusion of all children. The Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program equipment stream provides up to $10,000 for items that promote inclusiveness and diversity, including adjustable tables and chairs and sensory equipment such as padded mats and weighted cushions. Wyndham children will now benefit from essential sensory equipment and educational resources required to support access, participation, self-regulation, concentration and well-being. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 included $6 million for the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program to help kindergartens across the state provide safe and inclusive environments for children with additional needs. This is part of the Government’s $5 billion commitment to deliver a full 15 hours of Three-Year-Old Kinder to every Victorian child over the next decade, with the rollout beginning in 2020. The roll-out will continue progressively across the state, with families in a further 15 regional LGAs to benefit in 2021. This will be expanded in 2022 to give three-year-olds across the rest of the state access to five hours of funded kindergarten, before being scaled up to a full 15-hour program by 2029. The Labor Government’s investment in three-year-old kinder also includes $473.2 million for early childhood infrastructure, which will support the sector to invest in new and expanded kindergarten facilities, when and where they are needed most.