The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with building the Duncans Road and Princes Freeway interchange at Werribee, which will slash congestion for drivers as part of the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the early works of the..
First, can I thank Melinda Cilento and Michael Camilleri from CEDA. CEDA makes an invaluable contribution to public life in Victoria through hosting events like today’s lunch and publications like the annual Economic and Political Overview. Can I also thank Michael Blythe and Damien Augustinus..
Getting to the finish line is sometimes only half the battle for some of our emerging sports stars, so the Andrews Labor Government is making getting to the start line a lot easier. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that applications for the next..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping restore some of Werribee’s much loved heritage assets. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that round three of the Labor Government’s Living Heritage Program is now open. The program is giving communities the resources they need to protect..
The Werribee community is once again being urged to get active through the Premier’s Active April challenge, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today urged locals to spring into action and sign up for Active April. Everyone should enjoy..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping pre-schoolers and their families in the Werribee electorate to improve their maths skills through a new early years’ program. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that early childhood educators at The Smith Family will participate in Let’s Count..
Health promotion foundation VicHealth is aiming to get more Werribee locals taking part in community sport with around $400,000 in new Active Club Grants funding announced today. Community sport clubs in Werribee electorate are encouraged to apply for the grants to start up new social..
New and improved programs, resources and facilities will greet almost one million students heading back to school this week thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas welcomed local students in Werribee electorate to a new school year, and encouraged them to..
The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier and fairer for Victorians to get into their first home, with the Homes for Victorians package helping hundreds of people across Victoria in only the first six months of the package. Announced last year, the Homes for..
A new pilot program helping Victorians get into their first home took a significant step today, with a range of metropolitan and regional destinations identified as priority locations. Through the Andrews Labor Government’s HomesVic program the government will provide up to 25% of the purchase price of..
Victoria’s economic credentials received a further boost today, with new figures showing consumer sentiment 5.1 per cent higher than this time last year, buoyed by the strength of the state’s economy and jobs market. Acting Treasurer Robin Scott welcomed the Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment index..
Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today launched the first Victorian Gas Program Progress Report, with initial analysis showing Victoria’s onshore conventional gas resources are much smaller than its vast offshore resources. He launched the report with Victoria’s Lead Scientist Dr Amanda Caples at the Core..
The steady flow of strong economic data has continued, with retail sales figures today showing that the value of Victoria’s retail sales grew faster than the national average and the equal highest among the states in November 2017. Today’s figures released by the Australian Bureau..
In good news for housing affordability, Victoria recorded the strongest growth in building approvals across the nation, bolstering housing supply and making an important contribution to the State’s economy. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the total value of Victorian building approvals increased by..
Young people in Werribee district will have more opportunities to actively participate in and connect with their local community, through the Andrews Labor Government’s Engage! 2018-20 program. Three local organisations received Engage! 2018-20 grants totalling $320,000 for projects that will support young people aged between..
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard volunteers in Werribee will be given a well-deserved boost thanks to a $11.3 million announcement from the Andrews Labor Government. New vessels, equipment and protective clothing, as well as fuel and other operating costs will be funded over the 2017-18 and..
The Andrews Labor Government has slammed Malcolm Turnbull for playing favourites with its gas policy — hurting Victorian households, businesses and industry. The Turnbull Government today announced it will reward onshore fracking projects but not fund gas development opportunities off the Victorian coast under its..
The Andrews Labor Government is acting to ensure Victoria’s quarries and mines can provide local materials for its record investment in infrastructure and Victorian homes. With the record investment into new rail, road, and building projects, including schools and hospitals, it is crucial the earth..