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A HELPING HAND TO BETTER MANAGE CHRONIC ILLNESSES

More people in Wyndham living with a chronic illness will get support from their local peer-led support groups thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas MP today announced local support groups were among 69 to share in more than..

REDUCING STIGMA IN MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

October is Mental Health Month – an opportunity for Werribee workplaces and community groups to to raise awareness of  the importance of social and emotional wellbeing. Events and activities across Victoria are aimed at opening up conversations about anxiety and depression to help reduce stigma..

WYNDHAM SCHOOLS COMPLETE PREMIERS’ READING CHALLENGE

Students across Wyndham have enjoyed hundreds of books over the past few months as part of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Tim Pallas congratulates the 2,127 Werribee District students who took part in this year’s Challenge. They were among the 113,000 students and children who completed..

WYNDHAM COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM $50 MILLION

Wyndham City Council can now apply for funding to fast-track community facility projects, with the opening of the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF). Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the opening of the latest funding round, with a further $50 million..

CELEBRATING GURU NANAK WITH WYNDHAM LOCALS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s Sikh communities celebrate the 550th birthday anniversary of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev Ji with events around the state, including Wyndham. Fulfilling an election commitment, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas,..

HELPING TO CELEBRATE WERRIBEE CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Werribee community to host fun and free educational activities and events for local families and children as part of this year’s Children’s Week celebrations. Tim Pallas today announced Wyndham City Council and Wyndham Little Buddies Toy Library was..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: JUNUBI WYNDHAM

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:42:31): I rise to report on the wonderful progress of Junubi Wyndham community support group, which is helping young South Sudanese people and families in my electorate of Werribee and throughout Wyndham. This program..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:29:45): I rise to update the house on the state of the construction industry and jobs that have been created since this government came to office. Since November 2014, 67 000 construction jobs have..

Guidelines Released For Melbourne’s New Dog Parks

GUIDELINES RELEASED FOR MELBOURNE’S NEW DOG PARKS New parks for Victorians and their four-legged friends to stretch their legs and enjoy the outdoors are one step closer, with new guidelines for their locations released by the Andrews Labor Government. The guidelines will help councils identify..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: ECONOMY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:38:59): It really does give me great pleasure to talk about the state of doing business in Victoria. Victoria is an easy place to do business. These are not my words; these are the..

ABOLISHING RAMP FEES TO GET MORE VICTORIANS OUT ON THE WATER

The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper and easier for more Victorian families to get out on the water by abolishing parking and launching fees at public boat ramps. Boat launching and parking fees in Wyndham City Council’s Werribee River Camp are now free..

Wyndham Schools to Share In $515m Maintenance Blitz

WYNDHAM SCHOOLS TO SHARE IN $515M MAINTENANCE BLITZ Wyndham schools will share in a $515 million in the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas MP said this funding..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:33:15): I rise to update the house yet again on the latest regional unemployment figures. I know I am starting to sound a bit like a broken record on regional unemployment, but we have..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:41:35): I wish to update the house on my recent visit to Werribee Primary School to announce funding of $275 000 from the Andrews Labor government to replace the roof of the school’s administration..

School Breakfast Clubs Expansion to Help Wyndham Students Thrive

SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS EXPANSION TO HELP WYNDHAM STUDENTS THRIVE The Victorian Government is making sure students living in Wyndham have the support they need to thrive at school, by investing in providing healthy breakfasts, lunches and school holiday supplies to children who need them. Member..

Helping Wyndham Kids to Stay Safe In The Sun

HELPING WYNDHAM KIDS TO STAY SAFE IN THE SUN Students and other Victorians will be better protected from the sun’s damaging rays thanks to new grants being made available by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas MP announced the latest round of..

Wyndham Communities Benefit From $50 Million

WYNDHAM COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM $50 MILLION Wyndham City Council can now apply for funding to fast-track community facility projects, with the opening of the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF). Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the opening of the latest funding..

New Name for New School in Wyndham South Revealed

NEW NAME FOR NEW SCHOOL IN WYNDHAM SOUTH REVEALED The name of the new Wyndham South (Riverwalk) Primary school opening in Wyndham South in 2020 has now been chosen, following local community consultation. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas MP today unveiled that Riverwalk Primary School..