SARAH CONNOLLY STATE LABOR MEMBER FOR TARNEIT

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DELIVERING FAIRER ENERGY PRICES IN TARNEIT

The Victorian Government is making energy prices fairer for more Victorians by introducing a maximum pricing cap for households and small businesses in embedded networks. From September, the maximum price which embedded network customers can be charged for their electricity will be set to the Victorian Default Offer. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly said this new pricing cap will ensure embedded networks customers in Tarneit can access a fairer energy price and save hundreds of dollars a year on electricity bills. Residents of apartment buildings, rooming houses, caravan parks and retirements villages could save between $180 and $370 a year on bills, while small businesses in shopping centres could save between $900 and $2200. These estimated savings are based on the current Victorian Default Offer on standing offer prices as of May 2019. More than 120,000 residential and small business customers live or work in embedded networks across Victoria. Many of these customers will save on their current electricity rates as a result of the new price cap. The announcement follows a decision by the Essential Services Commission to set the Victorian Default Offer as the maximum price for these customers, providing protections more consistent with those currently available to customers who don’t live in embedded networks. The Victorian Government introduced the Victorian Default Offer in July 2019 to make the electricity market simpler and more affordable for Victorians. The price is set by the Essential Services Commission and represents the independent regulator’s view of the most efficient price of supplying electricity in Victoria. Electricity retailers can still offer embedded network customers deals below the maximum price. For more information on the Victorian Default Offer, visit www.energy.vic.gov.au/victoriandefaultoffer Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Our changes will ensure that households, small business and shopping centres can get access to fair energy prices to help them save on their energy bills.”

DELIVERING FAIRER ENERGY PRICES IN TARNEIT

The Victorian Government is making energy prices fairer for more Victorians by introducing a maximum pricing cap for households and small businesses in embedded networks. From September, the maximum price which embedded network customers can be charged for their electricity will be set to the Victorian Default Offer. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly said this new pricing cap will ensure embedded networks customers in Tarneit can access a fairer energy price and save hundreds of dollars a year on electricity bills. Residents of apartment buildings, rooming houses, caravan parks and retirements villages could save between $180 and $370 a year on bills, while small businesses in shopping centres could save between $900 and $2200. These estimated savings are based on the current Victorian Default Offer on standing offer prices as of May 2019. More than 120,000 residential and small business customers live or work in embedded networks across Victoria. Many of these customers will save on their current electricity rates as a result of the new price cap. The announcement follows a decision by the Essential Services Commission to set the Victorian Default Offer as the maximum price for these customers, providing protections more consistent with those currently available to customers who don’t live in embedded networks. The Victorian Government introduced the Victorian Default Offer in July 2019 to make the electricity market simpler and more affordable for Victorians. The price is set by the Essential Services Commission and represents the independent regulator’s view of the most efficient price of supplying electricity in Victoria. Electricity retailers can still offer embedded network customers deals below the maximum price. For more information on the Victorian Default Offer, visit www.energy.vic.gov.au/victoriandefaultoffer Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Our changes will ensure that households, small business and shopping centres can get access to fair energy prices to help them save on their energy bills.”

NEW SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES, SHOPPING STRIPS AND JOBS

Tarneit will benefit from a $500,000 Suburban Activity Centre investment to support the community to undertake projects such as minor infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, community activities and local business activation. The injection is part of a $6 million investment in suburban and neighbourhood centres announced by the Victorian Government as part of the Building Works stimulus program. Tarneit, along with Melton, Boronia, Reservoir, Lilydale and Noble Park will share in $3 million provided for suburban activity centres. The grants will be used to leverage co-investment in improving the local areas through on-ground works including upgrades to parks and other public spaces, increased lighting, public art installations and new footpaths and bike paths. Local shopping strips will share in a further $3 million provided through the Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund, providing grants of up to $100,000 to stimulate business activity, support the local economy and improve public amenity and accessibility during the coronavirus pandemic. Wyndham is among 31 local government areas across Melbourne that will benefit from works including streetscape improvements, upgrades to public parks and open spaces, maintenance, increased lighting, pop-up park and public art installations and enhanced footpaths and bike paths. Mitchell Shire is also part of the program. The Victorian Government will work with local government, business and the community sector to deliver the initiatives. Councils are encouraged to put forward projects that are ready to launch. The Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion towards protecting Victorians from the health risks and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. More information about the Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund is available at https://www.suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au/grants/neighbourhood-activity-centre-renewal-fund. Applications for the fund will close on Friday, 21 August 2020.   Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly MP. “This investment will enhance community cohesion, revitalise local business and maintain the great character of the local neighbourhoods.”    

NEW SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES, SHOPPING STRIPS AND JOBS

Tarneit will benefit from a $500,000 Suburban Activity Centre investment to support the community to undertake projects such as minor infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, community activities and local business activation. The injection is part of a $6 million investment in suburban and neighbourhood centres announced by the Victorian Government as part of the Building Works stimulus program. Tarneit, along with Melton, Boronia, Reservoir, Lilydale and Noble Park will share in $3 million provided for suburban activity centres. The grants will be used to leverage co-investment in improving the local areas through on-ground works including upgrades to parks and other public spaces, increased lighting, public art installations and new footpaths and bike paths. Local shopping strips will share in a further $3 million provided through the Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund, providing grants of up to $100,000 to stimulate business activity, support the local economy and improve public amenity and accessibility during the coronavirus pandemic. Wyndham is among 31 local government areas across Melbourne that will benefit from works including streetscape improvements, upgrades to public parks and open spaces, maintenance, increased lighting, pop-up park and public art installations and enhanced footpaths and bike paths. Mitchell Shire is also part of the program. The Victorian Government will work with local government, business and the community sector to deliver the initiatives. Councils are encouraged to put forward projects that are ready to launch. The Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion towards protecting Victorians from the health risks and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. More information about the Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund is available at https://www.suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au/grants/neighbourhood-activity-centre-renewal-fund. Applications for the fund will close on Friday, 21 August 2020.   Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly MP. “This investment will enhance community cohesion, revitalise local business and maintain the great character of the local neighbourhoods.”    

HELPING TARNEIT’S SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Community sport in Tarneit is an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly today announced 22 grants of $1,000 have so far been approved in the electorate from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. Successful clubs include: ·         Truganina Thunder Football Club ·         Tarneit Titans Netball Club ·         Hoppers Crossing Cricket Club ·         Hoppers Crossing Football Club ·         Tarneit Central Cricket Club ·         Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club ·         Tarneit United Soccer Club ·         The Harley Club of Victoria ·         Royal Bengal Sports Club ·         Western Eagles Sports Club ·         Williams Landing Football Club ·         Tarneit Table Tennis ·         Nippon-Den Kempo Junseikan International ·         Cambridge Tennis Club ·         Club60 Tarneit ·         Laverton Softball Club ·         Truganina Rabbitohs Rugby League Club ·         Truganina Cricket Club ·         United Tarneit Sports Club ·         Tarneit Football Club ·         City West Falcons ·         Young Leopards Sports ·         Truganina Hornets Soccer Club These are the first grants from the Labor Government’s $40 million community sport package that will make it that little bit easier for clubs to support players and volunteers as Victorians start to train together again and look to a return to competition. Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the Government’s investment in supporting the community in these challenging times. With more than three million Victorians involved in community sport and recreation, we know that getting back on the field or court is important to Victorians – that’s why we are getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state. The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package has four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs. Applications have now closed. For further information and other grant opportunities visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding. The Government is also getting on with shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, investing $68 million to stimulate jobs and economic activity and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 billion Building Works package. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Local sporting clubs are important to the health and wellbeing of any community as a place people can come together and get active. These grants will help ensure the lights stay on while we wait for the eventual return to play.”    

HELPING TARNEIT’S SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Community sport in Tarneit is an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly today announced 22 grants of $1,000 have so far been approved in the electorate from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. Successful clubs include: ·         Truganina Thunder Football Club ·         Tarneit Titans Netball Club ·         Hoppers Crossing Cricket Club ·         Hoppers Crossing Football Club ·         Tarneit Central Cricket Club ·         Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club ·         Tarneit United Soccer Club ·         The Harley Club of Victoria ·         Royal Bengal Sports Club ·         Western Eagles Sports Club ·         Williams Landing Football Club ·         Tarneit Table Tennis ·         Nippon-Den Kempo Junseikan International ·         Cambridge Tennis Club ·         Club60 Tarneit ·         Laverton Softball Club ·         Truganina Rabbitohs Rugby League Club ·         Truganina Cricket Club ·         United Tarneit Sports Club ·         Tarneit Football Club ·         City West Falcons ·         Young Leopards Sports ·         Truganina Hornets Soccer Club These are the first grants from the Labor Government’s $40 million community sport package that will make it that little bit easier for clubs to support players and volunteers as Victorians start to train together again and look to a return to competition. Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the Government’s investment in supporting the community in these challenging times. With more than three million Victorians involved in community sport and recreation, we know that getting back on the field or court is important to Victorians – that’s why we are getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state. The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package has four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs. Applications have now closed. For further information and other grant opportunities visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding. The Government is also getting on with shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, investing $68 million to stimulate jobs and economic activity and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 billion Building Works package. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Local sporting clubs are important to the health and wellbeing of any community as a place people can come together and get active. These grants will help ensure the lights stay on while we wait for the eventual return to play.”    

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