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SUPPORTING WYNDHAM’S MEN’S SHED

Wyndham men will continue to have places to connect, build new friendships and share skills thanks to $870,000 Victorian Government funding to upgrade local Men’s Sheds. Grants of $2,300 are now available to Men’s Sheds in the Werribee District who are struggling financially after not..

PRESERVING WYNDHAM’S LOCAL HISTORY

Community groups across Victoria are being recognised for preserving, recording and sharing their community’s local history. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today congratulated Werribee River Association Inc. on receiving funding as part of the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program. The Werribee River Association received..

STUMPING UP FOR CRICKET IN WERRIBEE

Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Warringa Reserve, Hoppers Crossing, with the announcement of funding through the Community Cricket Program – Community Facilities stream. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced $60,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Warringa Reserve. The..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: HENRY BARLOW

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) I pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of outgoing Wyndham City Councillor Henry Barlow, who has announced his retirement from council and will..

MORE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN WERRIBEE

More Victorian secondary school students in Werribee will soon have access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Victorian Government. A timeline for the 2021 roll-out for Victorian government secondary schools across the state was released last week and included further..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: COVID-19

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (12:15): This government recognises the extremely difficult situation that many Victorian businesses, workers, households and communities find themselves in, but we are also providing the..

KINDERS IN WERRIBEE GET TECH SAVVY WITH NEW GEAR

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of children giving 784 kindergartens almost $1.1 million in technology grants to help give three and four-year-olds the skills they need. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that 15 kindergartens and early childhood centres in Werribee..

NEW VICHEALTH FUNDING TO SUPPORT WERRIBEE IN LOCAL HEALTH RECOVERY

Health promotion foundation VicHealth has announced $2.5 million in new funding to support local organisations to address the immediate health and wellbeing concerns of Victorians hardest hit by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Applications for VicHealth’s Reimagining Health grants open today, with funding amounts..

NEW NAME FOR NEW SCHOOL IN WYNDHAM VALE REVEALED

The name of the new primary school opening in Wyndham in 2021 has now been chosen, following local community consultation. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today unveiled the official name for the new school as Riverbend Primary School, which was formerly known by its interim..

GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS TO BRING CREATIVITY TO THE CLASSROOM

Schools throughout the Werribee District are encouraged to join forces with artists and creative professionals as part of a Victorian Government program to expand student learning and breathe creativity into curriculum. Applications are now open for the Creative Learning Partnerships program, which enables schools to..

GRANTS TO HELP SICK AND INJURED WILDLIFE NOW OPEN

Registered wildlife shelters and carers in Wyndham will have the opportunity to have their important work supported with extra funding available this year through a Victorian Government grants program. The 2020-21 Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants are now open with $200,000 available to help wildlife shelters and..

BOOSTING LOCAL SHOPPING STRIPS AND COMMUNITIES

The Victorian Government’s Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund is delivering a boost for Woodville Park, Hoppers Crossing, Shopping Strip as part of the Building Works Program. The $3 million Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund is providing dozens of local suburban shopping strips with grants to stimulate..

ESV TO INTRODUCE LICENSING FOR LINEWORKERS

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) will increase safety for Victorian lineworkers with the introduction of a licensing regime from 1 January 2021. Victoria has the best record nationally in terms of lineworker fatalities with three deaths in the last 20 years. Licensing will ensure that Victoria..

PLAN NOW FOR WINTER FIREWOOD NEEDS

Firewood collectors in Werribee are encouraged to plan their winter firewood needs as the spring firewood collection season opens. From September 1, designated firewood collection areas opened across Victoria, allowing communities to gather wood for personal use. All firewood collection activities must comply with public..

MINISTERS STATEMENT: COVID-19

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) (12:18): There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on economies right across the world, and we have seen in..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: RAMON CODY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19) I wish to acknowledge to the house the passing of Ramon Cody, a long-time comrade and resident of my electorate of Werribee. Known as Ray..

HELPING WERRIBEE’S SPORTS CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

The Victorian Government is ramping up support for state sporting associations, associations, leagues, clubs and state sporting bodies doing it tough through the second round of the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced applications were open for Werribee’s..

BUILDING BETTER, SAFER SCHOOLS IN WERRIBEE

The Victorian Government will deliver vital maintenance and safety works at over 400 schools to support jobs and local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and improve facilities for students and staff across Victoria. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced Werribee Primary School, Werribee Secondary..