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NEW WYNDHAM TECH SCHOOL OPENS

Students from 18 secondary schools in Wyndham will now have access to the latest technology and innovative learning programs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for..

Ministers statements: Economy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:30:28) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to update the house about the Victorian economy and a number of facts relevant to it. Since we were elected in November 2014, promising to get Victorians back to work, we have created almost 350 000 jobs —..

KEEPING WERRIBEE ELECTORATE’S WATER BILLS AFFORDABLE

Werribee electorate’s families will continue to have some of the lowest water bills in the country, with flat or falling water prices for the next five years. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) today released its finalised pricing decision for 12 of the state’s 17 water..

Ministers statements: Extractive Resources Strategy

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (11:27:06) — It gives me great pleasure to talk about the launch of our extractives strategy at the Arden precinct last week. This government knows that we need a stable and affordable supply of rock, gravel and sand so that we can keep building..

Ministers statements: Employment

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — It gives me pleasure to rise to update the house on the record strong jobs growth that Victoria is experiencing right across the state. The latest employment statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics bear this out. Since taking office the Andrews..

WYNDHAM STUDENTS RECOGNISED AT PREMIER’S VCE AWARDS

Students from Wyndham were among Victoria’s top performing VCE students recognised with Premier’s VCE Awards during a special ceremony at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Minister for Education James Merlino presented the awards to the high-achieving students and congratulated them on their hard work…

Pick My Project

All change begins with an idea and people dedicated enough to make it happen. The Werribee community is testament to this. As the local member, it has been my privilege to meet some incredible volunteers; individuals who make it their life mission to help others,..

CRIME DOWN IN WYNDHAM

New figures released today by the independent Crime Statistics Agency show the six-year crime trend that started in 2011 has been turned around, with people in Wyndham experiencing a decline in crime rates for the past 12 months. Wyndham Members of Parliament Tim Pallas, Jill..

Members Statement: SkyBus Werribee service

Mr PALLAS — I would like to note that Werribee residents are also very excited to hear that they will soon have access to a SkyBus Werribee–Melbourne Airport service. This will offer Werribee residents a frequent and direct connection to Melbourne Airport once more, replacing the Gull..

Victoria University Werribee East campus

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to inform the house of the exciting plans to reopen Victoria University’s Werribee East campus. This is what happens when governments invest in the big projects that Victoria needs and in the people we need to make them happen. The Victoria..

Ministers statements: Metro Tunnel

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) — I rise to advise the house on the delivery of the Metro Tunnel and the transformative effect it will have upon the Victorian economy. The idea of the Metro Tunnel has been around for quite some time; in fact about a decade. Ten..

35 NEW SERVICES FOR WERRIBEE LINE PASSENGERS

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering 35 extra services every week on the Werribee Line to boost capacity and provide passengers with more travel options in the afternoon and evenings. The 2018 metropolitan timetable change will coincide with the completion of the long-awaited Mernda Rail..

New $33 Million Wyndham Medical and Services Centre Opens

Continuing to build on the impressive health infrastructure now servicing Melbourne’s western suburbs, a new $33 million development will be formally opened in Werribee on Friday, June 8. Highly credentialed property development company Techne Development (Techne) has developed the 4,600 square metres of medical and..

MORE FUNDING TO SUPPORT EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new round of funding for the War Heritage Collections Training Program and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas is encouraging ex-service organisations in Wyndham to lodge an Expression of Interest. The program is a great opportunity for ex-services organisations..

REGO RELIEF FOR THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN WYNDHAM

More than half a million Victorians have taken up the Andrews Labor Government’s new, flexible short-term vehicle registration options. Since short term registration was introduced in January 2018, more than 21,000 people in Wyndham have signed up to enjoy new three or six-month registration options…

METRO TUNNEL TO CUT TRAVEL TIMES ON WERRIBEE LINE

Werribee Line passengers will be able to enjoy reduced travel times to and from new destinations at Domain and Parkville, thanks to the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project. New modelling released today shows travel times to the St Kilda Road employment and residential precinct and..