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NEW FUNDING TO HELP GROW LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN WYDNHAM

Sports clubs in Wyndham can now apply for a share in around $500,000 in VicHealth funding   to get more Victorians active and playing sport. The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, which open today, provides funding of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000..

WYNDHAM’S LONGEST-SERVING EDUCATORS RECOGNISED

Wyndham teachers and staff are among more than 400 Victorians being recognised for their commitment and dedication to public education, at a ceremony for Department of Education and Training employees who have reached 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2019. Minister for..

HELPING MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES IN THE WERRIBEE DISTRICT CELEBRATE

More Victorian communities, including the Werribee district will be able to showcase and share their diverse cultures, traditions and food with others, thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced more..

BOOST FOR PALLIATIVE CARE IN WERRIBEE

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Werribee’s own Mercy Health a boost to assist them in their care of local patients nearing the end of their lives. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced a $140,610 grant to help the hard-working service in their critical..

HELPING WYNDHAM MANAGE E-WASTE

Wyndham residents can now dispose of their e-waste safely and easily ahead of the e-waste landfill ban starting on 1 July, 2019. The member for Werribee, Tim Pallas, said the e-waste to landfill ban was introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to ensure valuable materials..

CALL FOR COMMUNITY VIEWS ON BUSHFIRE CENTRE PROPOSAL

The Wyndham community is being invited to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas called on..

BETTER BOATING AND BETTER FISHING FOR PEOPLE IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitments to better boating facilities and massive boosts to recreational fishing for thousands of Victorians thanks to an $82.2 million investment. As part of the Victorian Budget 2019/20, the Government is investing $35 million into Target One..

SOLAR TO POWER MORE HOMES IN WYNDHAM

Victorians in Wyndham are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, with more rebates for solar panels and hot water systems kicking off from 1 July 2019. Across Victoria, in 2019/20, the Solar Homes program..

INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS FUNDING NOW OPEN FOR WYNDHAM SCHOOLS

Wyndham schools can now apply to receive a funding boost to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the next round..

PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE WITH WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES

More Victorians will be trained in preventing family violence with new funding to teach people how to call out sexism and create gender equality policies in schools, health services, councils and workplaces. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced $1.2 million to..

HELPING TO CELEBRATE WYNDHAM CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local communities in Wyndham to host fun and free educational activities and events as part of this year’s Children’s Week celebrations. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today invited not-for-profit organisations and local councils in the Werribee district to apply..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WARRINGA PARK SCHOOL

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:36:49): I rise to update the house on my recent visit to Warringa Park School in Werribee to celebrate the Andrews government’s $12.4 million investment to complete the first stage of the school’s Cayleys Road campus upgrade. Our investment, part of $3.8..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: PORTABLE LONG SERVICE BENEFITS SCHEME

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (11:18:14): I rise to update the house about the commencement of Victoria’s portable long service benefits scheme from 1 July. The Andrews Labor government is making it fairer for people working in security, contract cleaning and community services by giving them the..

CHILDREN’S FACILITIES CAPITAL PROGRAM GRANTS NOW OPEN IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is providing grants for state-of-the-art kindergarten facilities across Victoria ahead of the three-year-old kindergarten roll-out next year. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas welcomed the opening of the 2019/20 Children’s Facilities Capital Program today from the Minister for Education James Merlino. Applications..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (12:43:40): I rise to update the house about Victoria’s record low regional unemployment rate. There is of course only one path to economic vitality in regional Victoria, and that is together with an Andrews Labor government. When we were first elected in..

MAKING KINDERGARTENS MORE INCLUSIVE FOR ALL CHILDREN IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kindergartens in Wyndham upgrade their playgrounds and buildings and buy new equipment to support children with additional needs. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today welcomed the launch of the 2019 round of the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program for..

BUS BOOST FOR NEW ESTATES IN MELBOURNE’S WEST

Communities in Melbourne’s west will have better access to public transport thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with bus routes being extended to new estates and more services linking with trains at peak times. The Labor Government is extending service coverage to more areas, and..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:15:50): I am back by popular demand to talk about the outstanding things that are happening in terms of job creation due to the Andrews Labor government’s efforts. Since 2014 the infrastructure investment by this..