The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering on its election promises for our community – investing in what matters for the people of Werribee.

We haven’t wasted a day delivering the services and projects that matter to Victorians. With the Victorian Budget 2023/24, we’re getting on with doing what we said we’d do.

Victorians remember the State Electricity Commission (SEC): it meant a fair deal on your power prices and good, stable jobs for workers.

That’s why we’re bringing it back – to drive down power bills and create thousands of jobs in renewable, government-owned energy.

An initial $1 billion investment in the SEC will help deliver 4.5 gigawatts of power – the equivalent replacement capacity of Loy Yang A – through renewable energy projects.

Bringing back the SEC won’t just mean more renewable energy, lower power bills and reduced carbon emissions – it’ll also help create 59,000 jobs.

With 90 per cent of a child’s brain developing before the age of five, early education has the most profound impact on how our kids develop.

That’s why we’re delivering Free Kinder for three and four-year-olds, establishing Pre-Prep, and upgrading or providing new equipment to kinders across the state to make sure Victorian kids can get the best start for the best life.

Every family should have a great local school. As part of a more than $2 billion investment in Schools across Victoria we’ll kickstart planning to upgrade Manorvale Primary School in Werribee, so students can get the world-class education they deserve.

We’re fixing the local roads people in Werribee use every day, with a major $120 million upgrade to Ballan Road – including upgrades to the intersections of McGrath Road and Greens Road.

We’re also supporting the development of further improvements to traffic flow with $5 million for a traffic management plan for Wyndham.

We’re ensuring women and their health are given the focus, funding and respect they deserve.

A new comprehensive women’s health clinic at the Werribee Mercy Hospital will change the way women’s health issues are treated, providing care and support for conditions like endometriosis, pelvic pain, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), perimenopause and menopause.

We’re also delivering a new PET Scanner at the Werribee Mercy Hospital – part of our $44 million election commitment to deliver eight new PET scanners across the state.

With a $2.2 million upgrade to the Werribee South boat ramp, we’re investing in the future of Victoria’s waterways and all the Victorians who love to use them.

Every community deserves great spaces to come together to celebrate and share in culture and tradition.

We promised to build two new community centres for the Indian community, and we’re doing just that with $5 million in funding towards a new community centre in the western suburbs along with one in the South-East .

We’ll keep backing the community organisations that provide such critical services for young Victorians across Werribee.

This Budget includes $1.53 million to continue the work of Le Mana Pasifika, supporting more than 2,000 young Pasifika people per year to stay engaged in education and their communities.

Investing in safer boating facilities is a win for all water users and local businesses in the community.

These are the things that matter – and the things we promised to Victorians.

And with this Budget, we’re getting on with delivering every election commitment we made at the last election.

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“Victorians deserve a reliable road network that gets them where they need to go. This major upgrade to Ballan Road will get local drivers out of traffic and home to their families – sooner, and safer.”

“As our western suburbs grow, we’re making sure our hospitals have the facilities needed to meet demand, and world-class staff on hand to keep delivering the very best of care to Victorians.”