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Werribee electorate housing affordability

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:42:26) — I rise to update the house on the success of the Homes for Victorians package in my electorate of Werribee. The changes we have made to stamp duty for first home buyers have meant that thousands more first home buyers are now..

Ministers statements: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:38:11) — It gives me great pleasure to advise the house on the strength of the Victorian economy. Since we were elected we have created more than 340 000 jobs. Two‑thirds of those jobs are full‑time jobs as we invest in people, skills, infrastructure and services..

CHEAPER REGO FOR WERRIBEE APPRENTICE TRADIES

Thousands of trade apprentices who rely on their car to travel to work every day will be hundreds of dollars better off, with the Andrews Labor Government extending its registration discount program. Under the scheme, eligible apprentices can apply for a 50 per cent discount..

35 NEW SERVICES FOR WERRIBEE LINE PASSENGERS

Passengers on the Werribee line will get an extra 35 services each week when the new metropolitan train timetable starts on Sunday 26 August 2018. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the new services will boost capacity and give more travel options in the afternoon..

WYNDHAM SCHOOLS DELIVERING HEALTHY FOOD EDUCATION

The Andrews Labor Government is helping children in Wyndham develop lifelong healthy eating habits through Playground to Plate grants that help schools to set up kitchen gardens and boost healthy food education. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas MP today congratulated Western English Language School –..

SOCIAL HOUSING GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller have announced that Wyndham City Council has been awarded a sought-after Victorian Government grant to boost local social housing. The Social Housing Investment Planning (SHIP) grant provides $2.5 million..

VICTORIA LEADS THE NATION IN VACCINATION RATES

Five-year-olds in Victoria are now better protected against diseases prevented by vaccination than in any other state in Australia, new data shows. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller today announced the latest figures from the..

NEW GRANTS HELPING WYNDHAM BATTLE ICE ADDICTION

Metropolitan and regional community groups are playing their part to tackle ice abuse in Victoria, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government through the Community Ice Action Grants. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller..

LENDING A HAND TO SPORT AND RECREATION IN THE WERRIBEE ELECTORATE

Community sport and recreation infrastructure will benefit from the innovative $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme launched by the Andrews Labor Government. The scheme will provide low interest government-guaranteed loans from $500,000 to $10 million to councils, clubs, associations, educational institutions and facility managers..

Wyndham Super Station To Fight Crime In The West

The state-of-the-art Wyndham police hub is a step closer after police appointed a consultant project team to spearhead design and construction of the new facility. The $45 million Wyndham Police Complex will be one of the largest Victoria Police facilities outside the Melbourne’s CBD, with..

HERITAGE GRANTS TO HELP PRESERVE LOCAL ICONS

The Andrews Labor Government is restoring one of the electorate of Werribee’s much loved heritage assets, the Uniting Church Crossroads. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced a $36.5 million grant from the Labor Government’s Living Heritage Program, which gives communities like Wyndham the resources..

FUNDING BOOST TO FUEL REGIONAL STARTUPS

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.4 million to boost access and participation in the state’s booming startup sector, with a focus on regional Victorian communities. The funding will be invested through LaunchVic and will support 15 projects across 26 local government areas in Victoria..

HELPING WERRIBEE KIDS BECOME MATHS MASTERS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping pre-schoolers and their families in Werribee improve their maths skills through a new early years’ program. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced early childhood educators at College Road Kindergarten and Werribee West Family Centre will participate in Let’s..

5 MILLION BREAKFASTS SERVED UP TO SCHOOL KIDS

The Andrews Labor Government’s School Breakfast Clubs have served five million meals to students across Victoria, ensuring they start their school day on a full stomach, ready to learn. Minister for Education James Merlino this morning joined students at Morwell Park Primary School, one of..

PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO FARM IN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is making planning fairer, simpler and easier to understand for Victoria’s animal industries with the launch of significant reforms to Victoria’s planning scheme. The Labor Government announced the sweeping reforms this month, which included a $450,000 training and education initiative targeted..

NEW DEFIB BREATHES LIFE INTO WERRIBEE GOLF CLUB

Werribee Golf Club is set to take its game up a notch when it comes to dealing with an emergency on and off the park with a new defibrillator and training package from the Andrews Labor Government. Tim Pallas Member for Werribee today announced that..