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NEW SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES, SHOPPING STRIPS AND JOBS

Local shopping strips are receiving a boost through the Victorian Government’s Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund, part of the Building Works stimulus program. The $3 million Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund will provide suburban areas with grants of up to $100,000 to stimulate business activity, support..

DELIVERING FAIRER ENERGY PRICES IN WERRIBEE

The Victorian Government is making energy prices fairer for more Victorians by introducing a maximum pricing cap for households and small businesses in embedded networks. From September, the maximum price which embedded network customers can be charged for their electricity will be set to the..

MAKING IT EASIER FOR WERRIBEE RENTERS TO GET SOLAR PANELS

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas welcomed Minister D’Ambrosio’s announcement today that eligible landlords can now apply for an interest-free loan in addition to the existing rebate available, encouraging more solar installations that benefit renters. Landlords can apply and pay for the entire solar system themselves,..

FREE PADS AND TAMPONS IN ALL GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN WYNDHAM

Free pads and tampons are now available in every government school in Wyndham, and across the state – reducing the discomfort and embarrassment around periods for girls and saving families hundreds of dollars every year. Victoria is the first state or territory in Australia to..

NEW SUPPORT FOR VICTORIAN COMMUNITIES TO STAY CONNECTED

The Victorian Government is helping communities to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic through a new grants program to support local initiatives. Member for Tim Pallas today welcomed the opening of applications for the Let’s Stay Connected Fund, with grants available for community organisations, local..

EARLY CHILDHOOD INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR WYNDHAM KINDERS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Wyndham kinders upgrade their facilities to create more kindergarten places ahead of the roll-out of funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today welcomed applications under the Building Blocks program, with..

KEEPING GAS HEATERS SAFE

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas is urging everyone in Werribee to protect themselves from carbon monoxide poisoning by getting their open flued gas heaters serviced by a licensed gasfitter. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause long term chronic health issues. It can also kill. Tragically, in..

ENCOURAGING WERRIBEE PEOPLE INTO KINDERGARTEN TEACHING

The Andrews Labor Government is offering scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas encouraged Werribee District residents to consider pursuing careers in early childhood education, with an additional $3.82 million available in scholarships and incentives to start supporting those pursuing careers in..

COASTCARE GRANTS FOR WERRIBEE NOW OPEN

In celebration of Coastcare Victoria’s 25th year, the Andrews Labor Government is providing more funds and larger grants to community groups in Werribee through the Coastcare Community Grants Program. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas encouraged local groups to apply for the 2020 program, with grants..

SITE SECURED FOR FUTURE SCHOOL IN WERRIBEE

The Victorian Government has secured the land for a future secondary school in Werribee to give local families more choice and local kids a world-class education. Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Government had secured an 8.4 hectare site on Harpley..

FUNDING BOOST FOR WESTJUSTICE TO AID CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

WEstjustice is set to share in joint funding of almost $30 million from the Andrews Labor Government, and the Commonwealth, for community legal centres across the state to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). WEstjustice will receive $321,500 to support its continued delivery of frontline legal assistance..

KEEPING SESSIONAL KINDER FEES LOW FOR TERM 3 IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government will continue to reduce the cost of sessional kindergarten for families and provide kinders with extra cleaning for all of Term 3 as part of a $45 million support package during the coronavirus pandemic. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced the..

SCHOOL BUILDING BOOM CONTINUES ACROSS VICTORIA

Families in Victoria’s fastest growing areas are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art schools they deserve, with the appointment of new principals at all 14 schools opening in 2021 and commencement of community consultation to name the new schools. Minister for Education James Merlino..

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GREENER GOVERNMENT SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAM

The Andrews Labor Government will put solar panels on government schools, helping them become more environmentally sustainable and reduce electricity costs. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that applications are now open for the Greener Government School Buildings program, to install solar panels systems..

VICHEALTH ACTIVE CLUB GRANT RECIPIENTS

Werribee residents will have more opportunities to get active and play sport as coronavirus restrictions gradually ease, with three local sporting clubs to improve the health of the community. The clubs will share in $8,880 in Active Club Grant funding to deliver new sports programs..

HELPING WYNDHAM CHILDREN GET THE MOST OUT OF KINDERGARTEN

Kinder kids in Wyndham will benefit from extra support for their learning and development, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Australian-first School Readiness Funding program. All kindergarten services in Wyndham will receive funding to help them access a range of evidence-based programs and engage with..

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES IN WYNDHAM

The Victorian Government has helped tip millions of dollars back in to the Wyndham economy by supporting local businesses to get through to the other side of the coronavirus crisis. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas MP announced 351 businesses in Wyndham have received full payroll..

MORE SUPPORT FOR WERRIBEE PARENTS

Victorian parents and carers now have access to additional evidence-based practical advice and ideas to help their children’s learning, development and wellbeing. Parents of two-year-old and three-year-old children can sign up to Play Learn Grow, a free and new evidence-based program developed in collaboration with..