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..
Archives for December, 2017
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..
The Prime Minister for Sydney, Malcolm Turnbull, has struck again, appointing fellow New South Welshman Barnaby Joyce as Infrastructure Minister, in a sure sign Victoria can forget about ever getting its fair share of federal infrastructure funding. Loyal Victorian Darren Chester has been dumped from..
Volunteer firefighting brigades in Werribee electorate can now apply for grants of up to $250,000, thanks to a new $10 million program funded by the Andrews Labor Government. The program will be administered by the CFA to support vital volunteer brigade equipment and facility upgrades,..
The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2 billion. Supported..
Victoria’s tremendous jobs growth shows no sign of slowing with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming today that nearly 320,000 jobs have been created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. This is the highest employment growth in Australia in both absolute and percentage..
The Andrews Labor Government’s expanded School Breakfast Clubs have now served more than three million meals across Victoria – giving children from families in need in the Werribee electorate a brighter and healthier start to the day. Since the launch of the program at the..
Racegoers are set to flock to the Werribee Cup this weekend, thanks to a joint funding boost of $70,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the Labor Government is contributing almost $27,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to..
More than 500 new jobs are set to be created in East Gippsland on the back of a new multi-million dollar investment in the Stockman zinc-copper mine project near Benambra. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas welcomed the announcement, which will see new owners revitalise plans..
Emerging stars of the performing arts at Werribee will be able to enjoy more modern facilities with a $773,500 upgrade of the Werribee Secondary College performing arts theatre. Education Minister James Merlino today announced the Andrews Labor Government would invest $723,500 in the project from..
Sports and recreational facilities at Manor Lakes P-12 College will undergo a major upgrade to be shared with the whole community thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Andrews Labor Government will invest $935,000 in Manor Lakes P-12..
Jobseekers in Melbourne’s western suburbs are being given new opportunities to find work thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria employment program. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas visited Fresh Select in Werribee South today to meet Jobs Victoria participants from Myanmar who have found..
More than 280,000 jobs have been created in Victoria since the Andrews Labor Government came to office three years ago. Revised Labour Force data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirms Victoria has created 284,000 new jobs since November 2014 – the..
Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas today announced the Western Community Legal Centre, also known as Westjustice, will receive a $300,000 funding boost as part of a grants program under the Andrews Labor Government. The $300,000 of funding over two years will help Westjustice to provide..
Victoria’s economy is booming with state final demand (SFD) growth the strongest in the nation at 4.7 per cent over the year to September 2017. The new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today shows that, nationally, domestic final demand was just 3.2..
It’s good news all round for local businesses, with Victorian exports, imports and retail trade all showing strong annual growth. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows Victoria’s goods and services export growth is powering on with a 10.6 per..