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HUGE NEW WYNDHAM POLICE COMPLEX AS POLICE NUMBERS GROW

Construction on the new Wyndham policing hub is underway as the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in policing continues to support safer communities in Melbourne’s west. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today met with local police officers and helped kick off construction for the new..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: JOHN SWEETING BRIDGE

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:41:02): I rise today to acknowledge the Andrews Labor government’s efforts to preserve the memory of Wyndham’s past through the Regional Rail Revival bridge-naming competition. I recently attended the official naming of the John..

NEW VICHEALTH FUNDING TO GROW COMMUNITY SPORT IN WERRIBEE

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has announced around $500,000 in new funding to support sports clubs across Werribee to create new opportunities to get less active Victorians playing sport and improve their health. VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, which open today, provide funding of up..

WYNDHAM COMMUNITY GIVEN CHANCE TO NAME LOCAL BRIDGES

A bridge in the City of Wyndham has been named to help emergency services find it quickly and easily. The Tarneit Road bridge over the rail line near Tarneit Station has officially been named John Sweeting Bridge, after John Sweeting who lived in the Werribee..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WUNGGURRWIL DHURRUNG CENTRE

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:40:28): I rise today to acknowledge the official opening of the new $13.24 million Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre in my electorate of Werribee. The official opening of the centre was a very special event, with a..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:39:53): I am pleased to advise the house about how Victorians are getting working under this government. In the latest labour force figures Victoria’s youth unemployment rate has decreased to its lowest level in..

GETTING READY FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD KINDER IN WERRIBEE

The biggest reform of early childhood education is now closer, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with supporting new teachers as part of the landmark roll-out of funded Three-Year-Old Kinder. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today welcomed a $9.2 million package to support early..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TIMBER INDUSTRY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:42:56): The Andrews Labor government is making record investment to deliver a long‑term sustainable future for Victoria’s forestry industries. On top of the $110 million that this government has invested in timber plantation in..

WERRIBEE COMMUNITY TO WIN THROUGH SPORTS GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is providing greater opportunities for more people to get active more often with the announcement today of a new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that applications for the fund’s..

GETTING ON WITH REMOVING THE CHERRY STREET LEVEL CROSSING

Work to remove the Cherry Street level crossing in Werribee will soon get underway to improve safety, reduce congestion and transform local connections. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today confirmed the design of a new road bridge to remove the Cherry Street level crossing, to..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: MANOR LAKES P-12 COLLEGE

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (09:37:32): I am delighted to update the house on my visit to Manor Lakes P–12 College last week to open their $10.9 million upgrade funded by the Andrews Labor government. This was a landmark day..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: STATE OF THE STATES REPORT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:20:38): I rise to update the house on Victoria’s stellar economic performance and the latest CommSec State of the States report. Well, we have done it again—coming out as the top-performing state economy for..

SPORTING CLUBS IN WERRIBEE SET TO SCORE FROM VICHEALTH FUNDING

There are more opportunities for people living in Werribee to get active and healthy with two local sporting clubs sharing in over $737,000 in funding from VicHealth for sports clubs across the state. Through VicHealth’s funding, local sports clubs have created more opportunities for women..

SOLAR HOMES DELIVERS BOOM IN NEW CLEAN ENERGY

The Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program is continuing to drive Victoria’s transition to more affordable household energy, with 46,000 installations of solar PV, solar hot water and solar batteries completed since the program’s launch. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today released new data showing that..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:31:32): The jobs boom happening across Victoria just keeps getting better. We have now created half a million jobs since being elected, including, might I say, 329 000 full-time jobs. When you consider that..

TAPPING INTO VICTORIAN CRAFT PRODUCE IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the Werribee District’s small-scale and craft producers to grow – creating new jobs and attracting more visitors from interstate and overseas to enjoy our locally-made food, beer and spirits. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today launched the Labor Government’s..

NEW GRANTS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANISATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging animal shelters, foster carers, not-for-profit organisations and community vet clinics to apply for grants that will improve the welfare of animals across Victoria. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today welcomed the opening of applications for round eight of the..