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MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WYNDHAM CITIZENS ACADEMY

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:38:56) — I rise to inform the house of the Wyndham Citizens Academy’s recent visit to Parliament. This exciting program is run by the Wyndham Community and Education Centre from my electorate of Werribee. Eleven leaders from local multicultural groups were treated to..

FIXING COUNTRY ROADS AS MAINTENANCE BLITZ RAMPS UP

Councils in Wyndham can now apply for a share in more than $70 million for safer and more reliable roads thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Second round grants of up to $1.5 million are now available to eligible councils to carry out important road..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: PARK HOTEL COMMUNITY LUNCHEON

I rise to acknowledge the service of Nick and Connie Christou in my local electorate of Werribee. Nick and Connie are well known in Werribee. They own The Park Hotel in Watton Street — a local establishment that hosts events for people of all ages..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: YOUTH JUSTICE FACILITY SITE VISIT

I rise to report on the Andrews Government’s $288 million investment in my Werribee electorate. With the new Minister for Youth Justice Ben Carroll we visited the site to see the early works of the new Youth Justice Facility at Cherry Creek. It will be..

GRANTS HELP WERRIBEE MUSIC VENUES BE GOOD NEIGHBOURS

Applications open tomorrow for Good Music Neighbours, an Andrews Labor Government program to help Victoria’s live music venues be better neighbours by managing the sound that goes to their local neighbourhoods. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today encouraged all local venues to apply for the..

COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION GRANTS OPEN IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is investing a further $1 million to help regional communities prepare for the real impacts of climate change. The new Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program will fund local projects that build the adaptive capacity and resilience of regional communities..

GET SCREENED TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF CANCER IN WERRIBEE

To mark World Cancer Day, 4 February 2019, the Andrews Labor Government is encouraging all Victorians to make a commitment to themselves and their loved ones and get screened. More than one third of cancer cases can be prevented and another third can be cured..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WESTERN SUBURBS HEALTH SERVICES

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:41:13) — I rise to update the house on substantial investments the Andrews Labor government has made towards world-class health care in my electorate of Werribee in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Late last year I had the pleasure of joining the then Minister for Health, the..

FAIR WORK (COMMONWEALTH POWERS) AMENDMENT BILL 2018

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (16:29:18) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I ask that my second-reading speech be incorporated into Hansard. Incorporated speech as follows: This Bill, which implements the Government’s commitment, made before its first term, to expand the range..

DRILLING UNDERWAY TO SHAPE AIRPORT LINK

Soil testing to help inform the detailed Business Case for Melbourne Airport Rail Link has begun as preliminary planning works ramp up. Geotechnical drilling is the latest stage of preparatory work for the project that will boost connectivity between Melbourne and the regions. Geotechnical investigations..

FREE TAFE KICKS OFF IN WYNDHAM

Students and job seekers from Wyndham can now take up Free TAFE training under the Andrews Labor Government’s $172 million program to make 30 priority TAFE courses and 20 pre-apprenticeship courses tuition fee free from this year. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas MP  said almost..

ARTS PROJECT TO BRING NEW LIFE TO A WERRIBEE LANDMARK

A disused concrete water tower in Werribee that dates back to 1913 will be given a new life as part of a Wyndham community arts project, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The project will receive $146,055 under the Labor Government’s Community Support..

DELIVERING GREAT LOCAL SCHOOLS IN THE WESTERN SUBURBS

Families across the western suburbs will have access to the world-class local schools their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to open 12 new schools in the area over the next four years. Victoria is growing and we need to plan ahead to..

CREATING GREAT NEW LOCAL PARKS ACROSS WYNDHAM

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will get on with planning and design work for a brand new park in Werribee, to make sure that thousands of families have access to a great local park to take their kids. The proposed Werribee Township Regional Park would..

BIG BOOST FOR LITTLE RIVER PLAYGROUND

The playground at Little River Primary School is set for an upgrade courtesy of the Andrews Labor Government, freshening up old and tired facilities for school kids and the broader community alike. The $84,472 boost from the Community Support Fund (CSF) will help replace the..