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Treasurer’s Speech to CEDA

It’s nice to be back at CEDA’s Economic & Political Overview. This is always the ideal forum to outline the strength of the Victorian economy and how we’re travelling as a State. If you only listened to property pundits, you’d be forgiven for thinking it..

HELPING SENIOR VICTORIANS IN WYNDHAM TO KEEP HEALTHY AND CONNECTED

The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the health and wellbeing of senior Victorians in Wyndham who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas MP is encouraging local community groups to apply for funding as part of the Labor Government’s..

FIRST STEPS FOR VICTORIA’S FREE BABY BUNDLE

Free Baby Bundles for first-time parents being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government are a step closer – and Victorians are being urged to nominate their favourite children’s books. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas MP today called on locals to have their say over which..

VICTORIANS URGED TO BE CAREFUL DURING EXTREME HEAT

The Andrews Labor Government is pleading with Victorians to heed the warnings this summer and look after themselves and others – particularly the elderly and young children – when the weather heats up. The Labor Government is currently promoting the Never Leave Kids in Cars..

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR VICTORIAN DISABILITY AWARDS

Inspirational Wyndham locals promoting the rights and participation of people with disability will be recognised by the ninth annual Victorian Disability Awards. Member for Werribee ,Tim Pallas MP today encouraged locals to apply for the Awards, which celebrate hardworking individuals and groups helping to build..

CELEBRATING WYNDHAM’S HEALTH VOLUNTEERS

Victorians who make a difference by volunteering in health will be recognised in the prestigious 2019 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards – now in their eleventh year. Tim Pallas MP today called for nominations to honour the hard-working and dedicated health volunteers from Wyndham who..

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..

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..

NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SPORTS CLUBS IN WERRIBEE ELECTORATE

Sports clubs in the Werribee electorate are encouraged to apply for $500,000 in VicHealth grants now up for grabs. The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, open today, provides grants of up to $3,000 or $10,000 to community sporting clubs to help get people..

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..

NEW BASKETBALL TRAINING HUB FOR WERRIBEE

Young athletes in Melbourne’s south-west will be one step closer to becoming the next basketball superstars, with a new high-performance basketball training hub to be established in Werribee under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. The Werribee hub will be one of seven around the state,..