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MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY BODIES GIVING COMMUNITIES A VOICE

The Victorian Government is continuing its work to build a reformed mental health and wellbeing system centred around community – giving people in the Werribee District access to the support they need, when they need it, close to home. As part of the work, expressions..

AN EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREER PATH START FOR WERRIBEE STUDENTS

Secondary students in the Werribee District eager to work in the early childhood sector can start their career path early, thanks to a new partnership between a national early childhood provider and the Victorian Government’s Head Start program. Minister for Education James Merlino launched a..

HELPING MORE WERRIBEE LOCALS BUY THEIR OWN HOME

The Victorian Government is helping more locals in Werribee to buy their own home with the launch of the Victorian Homebuyer Fund (VHF). The government announced the $500 million VHF today, which is expected to support more than 3,000 Victorians become homeowners. The VHF shared..

PRESERVING THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY FOR YOUNG VICTORIANS

Werribee students with a keen interest in civics and citizenship can apply for the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and critical thinking through an immersive onshore study tour, thanks to the Victorian Government. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced applications are now open for the..

FUNDING TO REDUCE WASTE THROUGH DESIGN

A new round of Victorian Government funding will improve environmental and economic outcomes for Victoria by supporting collaborative projects that aim to design out waste. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said more than $750,000 of funding is available through the Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund to..

SUPPORTING OUR SENIOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

The Victorian Government is making sure every secondary school student whose Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies have been disrupted by the pandemic will receive extra support to complete their certificates. VET students will benefit from catch-up funding – helping schools and non-school providers cover..

TREE PLANTING UNDERWAY FOR COOLER, GREENER WEST

More trees will begin going into the ground across Wyndham this month, establishing green canopies and creating cooler spaces, thanks to the first phase of the Victorian Government’s More Trees for a Cooler, Greener West initiative. The Government is investing $5 million to plant both..

GROWING TEAM HELPS VICTORIAN JOB SEEKERS FIND WORK

Victorians looking for a new job or a career change can now access free advice and support from a 600-strong force of advocates, mentors and career counsellors, ensuring no Victorian is left behind in the search for work. The $260 million employment service is being..

TUTOR PROGRAM TO CONTINUE IN WYNDHAM SCHOOLS

The Victorian Government will make sure that not one school student in Werribee is left behind in the wake of the pandemic, with the state’s extraordinarily successful tutor program to continue until the end of 2022. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced $230.4 million will..

MORE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR WERRIBEE STUDENTS

Secondary students in the Werribee District will now have access to vital mental health support at school with the roll out of mental health practitioners to every Victorian government secondary and specialist school now complete. The $51.2 million Mental Health Practitioners initiative has been finalised..

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER ACTION GRANTS ANNOUNCED

A community group in Werribee has shared in over $11,300 funding as part of the Community Volunteer Action Grants program, aimed at supporting communities and community organisations and volunteers across Victoria and in the Werribee District. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced Werribee River Association..

ACTING LOCAL: SUPPORT FOR WYNDHAM BUSINESSES TOPS $127 MILLION

Wyndham businesses most affected by recent public health lockdowns have received millions of dollars in direct support from the Victorian Government. More than $10 billion in direct economic support has been delivered to businesses across Victoria over the course of the pandemic, including $4.2 billion..

GO WHERE YOU‘RE NEEDED – A REWARDING CAREER KEEPING KIDS SAFE

The Victorian government is launching a new recruitment drive to help keep children safe and families strong, calling on new graduates and career changers in Werribee to consider joining the ranks of Victoria’s child protection workforce. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas is calling on locals..

WERRIBEE KINDERS SHARE IN TECH UPGRADE BOOST

The Victorian Government is helping children in Werribee get the best start to life by supporting local kindergartens with access to state-of-the-art technology to help deliver their funded kinder programs. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced Building Blocks Improvement Grants for four services in Werribee..

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS IN WERRIBEE

Applications are now open for the Victorian Government’s Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants program, which supports wildlife shelters across the state. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas encouraged wildlife shelter operators and foster carers based in Werribee to apply for these grants to support this important work. Wildlife..

FUNDING BOOST FOR LIBRARIES IN WYNDHAM

The Victorian Government is supporting public libraries to expand and adapt their services for local communities, providing connection and learning opportunities during the pandemic. Local libraries across Wyndham will receive a funding boost of 3.5 per cent to expand library collections, online services and programs..

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

The finalists in the 2021 Victorian Education Excellence Awards have been announced, with 41 local principals, teachers, and support teams named among the most outstanding educators in Victoria. The awards are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year are the premiere employee recognition program for staff..

CONSTRUCTION OF KEY INTERSECTION IN WERRIBEE NOW COMPLETE

The Victorian Government is continuing its investment in Melbourne’s west, with the completion of a new four-way signalised intersection on the corner of Alfred Road, Princes Highway, and Coldstream Avenue, Werribee. The intersection will improve traffic conditions for the Werribee community, enhancing safety and easier..