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WYNDHAM COMMUNITY GIVEN CHANCE TO NAME LOCAL BRIDGES

A bridge in the City of Wyndham has been named to help emergency services find it quickly and easily. The Tarneit Road bridge over the rail line near Tarneit Station has officially been named John Sweeting Bridge, after John Sweeting who lived in the Werribee..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:39:53): I am pleased to advise the house about how Victorians are getting working under this government. In the latest labour force figures Victoria’s youth unemployment rate has decreased to its lowest level in..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TIMBER INDUSTRY

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:42:56): The Andrews Labor government is making record investment to deliver a long‑term sustainable future for Victoria’s forestry industries. On top of the $110 million that this government has invested in timber plantation in..

WERRIBEE COMMUNITY TO WIN THROUGH SPORTS GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is providing greater opportunities for more people to get active more often with the announcement today of a new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that applications for the fund’s..

GETTING ON WITH REMOVING THE CHERRY STREET LEVEL CROSSING

Work to remove the Cherry Street level crossing in Werribee will soon get underway to improve safety, reduce congestion and transform local connections. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today confirmed the design of a new road bridge to remove the Cherry Street level crossing, to..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: STATE OF THE STATES REPORT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (11:20:38): I rise to update the house on Victoria’s stellar economic performance and the latest CommSec State of the States report. Well, we have done it again—coming out as the top-performing state economy for..

SPORTING CLUBS IN WERRIBEE SET TO SCORE FROM VICHEALTH FUNDING

There are more opportunities for people living in Werribee to get active and healthy with two local sporting clubs sharing in over $737,000 in funding from VicHealth for sports clubs across the state. Through VicHealth’s funding, local sports clubs have created more opportunities for women..

SOLAR HOMES DELIVERS BOOM IN NEW CLEAN ENERGY

The Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program is continuing to drive Victoria’s transition to more affordable household energy, with 46,000 installations of solar PV, solar hot water and solar batteries completed since the program’s launch. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today released new data showing that..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:31:32): The jobs boom happening across Victoria just keeps getting better. We have now created half a million jobs since being elected, including, might I say, 329 000 full-time jobs. When you consider that..

TAPPING INTO VICTORIAN CRAFT PRODUCE IN WYNDHAM

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the Werribee District’s small-scale and craft producers to grow – creating new jobs and attracting more visitors from interstate and overseas to enjoy our locally-made food, beer and spirits. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today launched the Labor Government’s..

NEW GRANTS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANISATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging animal shelters, foster carers, not-for-profit organisations and community vet clinics to apply for grants that will improve the welfare of animals across Victoria. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today welcomed the opening of applications for round eight of the..

MAINTENANCE BOOST FOR WERRIBEE SCHOOLS

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that Thomas Chirnside Primary School and Werribee Primary School would share in over $660,000 of additional maintenance funding, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Thomas Chirnside Primary School will receive $317,000 to address urgent..

BUILDER APPOINTED TO CONSTRUCT STATE-OF-THE-ART SCHOOLS

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to build 100 new schools across the state by 2026 with Kane Constructions Pty Ltd appointed to construct Wollahra Primary School (Supported Inclusion Hub). Wollahra Primary School is among the 14 new schools that are on..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Mr PALLAS (Werribee—Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (12:23:20): Well, it is that time again. It is the time that I get to stand up in this house and once again announce that Victoria has yet again posted a record low regional..

AMES Australia wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

AMES Australia from Werribee won the Environmental Justice Award for their Working Beyond the Boundaries program at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2019 held on the 10th of October. The Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas, said the local organisation, AMES Australia along with Parks Victoria, demonstrates..