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BACKING NURSES AND DOCTORS AT MERCY HEALTH TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST

Patients and their families across Melbourne will continue to get the very best care from our hard-working doctors and nurses, thanks to a big funding boost for Mercy Health from the Andrews Labor Government. Local Members of Parliament today announced a massive $391.72 million investment for nurses and doctors at Mercy Health to do what they do best – provide the world-class care that locals need. The Labor Government’s funding is $25.79 million more than the previous 12 months, ensuring Mercy Public Hospitals is perfectly placed to continue to offer the services and treatment that families deserve. The $391.72 million allocation is $143.51 million more than when the Liberals were last in power – a 57.8 per cent improvement. Across the state, the Labor Government is providing a record $12.2 billion for our hospitals and health services to treat more patients and provide even better care, helping meet the needs of our growing state. It includes a $2.5 billion boost to hospitals in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. More than two million patients will be treated in Victorian hospitals over the next year, including more than 200,000 elective surgeries and 750,000 emergency department presentations. It means more patients will receive care, treatment and surgeries sooner. The Labor Government is also making dental care free in Victorian public schools, providing 500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria, recruiting more nurses, midwives and paramedics, and getting on with the job of delivering its $3.8 billion pipeline of hospital construction projects. Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “We’re backing local doctors and nurses to do what they do best, with a big funding boost for Mercy Health Quote attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy  “There’s nothing more important than the peace of mind that world-class care is just around the corner when you or a loved one is sick. We’re making sure families across Victoria can get that care.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly "There's no point building world-class hospitals if our nurses and doctors don't have the funding they need to deliver the very best care. We're not just building hospitals, we're investing in them too."

BACKING NURSES AND DOCTORS AT MERCY HEALTH TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST

Patients and their families across Melbourne will continue to get the very best care from our hard-working doctors and nurses, thanks to a big funding boost for Mercy Health from the Andrews Labor Government. Local Members of Parliament today announced a massive $391.72 million investment for nurses and doctors at Mercy Health to do what they do best – provide the world-class care that locals need. The Labor Government’s funding is $25.79 million more than the previous 12 months, ensuring Mercy Public Hospitals is perfectly placed to continue to offer the services and treatment that families deserve. The $391.72 million allocation is $143.51 million more than when the Liberals were last in power – a 57.8 per cent improvement. Across the state, the Labor Government is providing a record $12.2 billion for our hospitals and health services to treat more patients and provide even better care, helping meet the needs of our growing state. It includes a $2.5 billion boost to hospitals in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. More than two million patients will be treated in Victorian hospitals over the next year, including more than 200,000 elective surgeries and 750,000 emergency department presentations. It means more patients will receive care, treatment and surgeries sooner. The Labor Government is also making dental care free in Victorian public schools, providing 500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria, recruiting more nurses, midwives and paramedics, and getting on with the job of delivering its $3.8 billion pipeline of hospital construction projects. Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas “We’re backing local doctors and nurses to do what they do best, with a big funding boost for Mercy Health Quote attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy  “There’s nothing more important than the peace of mind that world-class care is just around the corner when you or a loved one is sick. We’re making sure families across Victoria can get that care.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly "There's no point building world-class hospitals if our nurses and doctors don't have the funding they need to deliver the very best care. We're not just building hospitals, we're investing in them too."

New Refrigerated Van Supporting A Fruitful Enterprise

A new refrigerated vehicle is generating job opportunities for ex-offenders at the Fruit2Work social enterprise, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Ben Carroll announced today that a $50,000 grant had been provided as part of the Community Crime Prevention Program. The grant will enable Fruit2Work to buy an additional vehicle, helping it to deliver more fresh fruit and milk to workplaces across Victoria. The extra capacity will help 15 people gain valuable experience over the next three years, as part of Fruit2Work’s commitment to offer meaningful work to those who have been in the criminal justice system. Since the social enterprise was launched in 2016, it has employed 28 people. It currently has 14 staff who have been in the justice system, including four young people. Employees are involved in the preparation, packing and delivery of products, with Fruit2Work also providing mentoring and counselling to help people make positive changes in their lives. The Community Crime Prevention Program supports a range of local projects that are helping communities prevent crime and improve public safety. The government allocated $25 million over four years to the program in 2018-19, on top of the $19.4 million provided in 2016-17. This significant investment is funding a range of community-led crime prevention programs, including initiatives to reduce youth crime, security and safety upgrades, and additional support for Crime Stoppers Victoria, Neighbourhood Watch Victoria and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Quotes attributable to Minister for Crime Prevention Ben Carroll “The Andrews Labor Government is helping Fruit2Work make a real difference by providing work opportunities to people who need a second chance.” “I would urge businesses to support this great initiative by considering Fruit2Work for their fresh fruit and milk supply needs.” “This new refrigerated van will increase the number of deliveries Fruit2Work can make, boosting the number of people it employs to prepare, pack and deliver the fresh fruit and milk.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Fruit2Work is an important part of our community, providing valuable jobs and helping young people turn their lives around.”

New Refrigerated Van Supporting A Fruitful Enterprise

A new refrigerated vehicle is generating job opportunities for ex-offenders at the Fruit2Work social enterprise, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Crime Prevention Ben Carroll announced today that a $50,000 grant had been provided as part of the Community Crime Prevention Program. The grant will enable Fruit2Work to buy an additional vehicle, helping it to deliver more fresh fruit and milk to workplaces across Victoria. The extra capacity will help 15 people gain valuable experience over the next three years, as part of Fruit2Work’s commitment to offer meaningful work to those who have been in the criminal justice system. Since the social enterprise was launched in 2016, it has employed 28 people. It currently has 14 staff who have been in the justice system, including four young people. Employees are involved in the preparation, packing and delivery of products, with Fruit2Work also providing mentoring and counselling to help people make positive changes in their lives. The Community Crime Prevention Program supports a range of local projects that are helping communities prevent crime and improve public safety. The government allocated $25 million over four years to the program in 2018-19, on top of the $19.4 million provided in 2016-17. This significant investment is funding a range of community-led crime prevention programs, including initiatives to reduce youth crime, security and safety upgrades, and additional support for Crime Stoppers Victoria, Neighbourhood Watch Victoria and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Quotes attributable to Minister for Crime Prevention Ben Carroll “The Andrews Labor Government is helping Fruit2Work make a real difference by providing work opportunities to people who need a second chance.” “I would urge businesses to support this great initiative by considering Fruit2Work for their fresh fruit and milk supply needs.” “This new refrigerated van will increase the number of deliveries Fruit2Work can make, boosting the number of people it employs to prepare, pack and deliver the fresh fruit and milk.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Fruit2Work is an important part of our community, providing valuable jobs and helping young people turn their lives around.”

NEW FUNDING TO HELP GROW LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN TARNEIT

Sports clubs in Tarneit can now apply for a share in around $500,000 in VicHealth funding   to get more Victorians active and playing sport. The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, which open today, provides funding of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 to community sport clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to play sport as well as social or modified sport options. Sarah Connolly MP encouraged local clubs to apply for the funding to help them create more opportunities for Tarneit residents to become more active and improve their health. “This is about making grassroots sports more accessible to Tarneit locals, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love,” Ms. Connolly said. “We want everyone to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their age, gender or ability. “Our local clubs work hard to improve the health of our community. I encourage clubs to apply for a grant so we can support you to get more people active.” Acting VicHealth CEO Dr Lyn Roberts AO said with nearly half of all Victorians not doing enough physical activity to benefit their health it was critical that sporting clubs were supported to offer more opportunities to get people moving. “Sports clubs are at the heart of their communities, providing opportunities for people to have a go at sport while also being social and connecting with others,” Dr Roberts said. “We know costs can be a burden – particularly for grassroots clubs. Active Club Grants can help cover the start-up costs involved in establishing new initiatives, including uniforms, equipment and instructor training.” “Victorians love our sport but it can be really intimidating to give it a go, especially if you’re a newbie. These grants can help sports clubs in Tarneit offer more social or modified options that are less competitive so that everyone can take part.” Clubs applying for Active Club Grants funding can also request an additional $2,000 grant to promote VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign to encourage women in their local community to get active. It’s easy to apply! Clubs are encouraged to apply for the funding grants through the VicHealth website before round one closes at 4pm on Friday 30 August 2019. For further information or to apply online, visit https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/active-club-grants.  

NEW FUNDING TO HELP GROW LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN TARNEIT

Sports clubs in Tarneit can now apply for a share in around $500,000 in VicHealth funding   to get more Victorians active and playing sport. The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, which open today, provides funding of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 to community sport clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to play sport as well as social or modified sport options. Sarah Connolly MP encouraged local clubs to apply for the funding to help them create more opportunities for Tarneit residents to become more active and improve their health. “This is about making grassroots sports more accessible to Tarneit locals, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love,” Ms. Connolly said. “We want everyone to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their age, gender or ability. “Our local clubs work hard to improve the health of our community. I encourage clubs to apply for a grant so we can support you to get more people active.” Acting VicHealth CEO Dr Lyn Roberts AO said with nearly half of all Victorians not doing enough physical activity to benefit their health it was critical that sporting clubs were supported to offer more opportunities to get people moving. “Sports clubs are at the heart of their communities, providing opportunities for people to have a go at sport while also being social and connecting with others,” Dr Roberts said. “We know costs can be a burden – particularly for grassroots clubs. Active Club Grants can help cover the start-up costs involved in establishing new initiatives, including uniforms, equipment and instructor training.” “Victorians love our sport but it can be really intimidating to give it a go, especially if you’re a newbie. These grants can help sports clubs in Tarneit offer more social or modified options that are less competitive so that everyone can take part.” Clubs applying for Active Club Grants funding can also request an additional $2,000 grant to promote VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign to encourage women in their local community to get active. It’s easy to apply! Clubs are encouraged to apply for the funding grants through the VicHealth website before round one closes at 4pm on Friday 30 August 2019. For further information or to apply online, visit https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/active-club-grants.  

NEW VEHICLES FOR TRUGANINA BRIGADE AND COMMUNITY

Truganina Fire Brigade has welcomed several new trucks to its fleet in time for the upcoming summer fire season to support the growing communities across Melbourne’s West. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly, representing Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville, handed over the keys to three new vehicles today, including a new pumper, heavy tanker and field command vehicle (FCV). The brigade now has its own dedicated pumper to help volunteers respond to a growing number of call outs across the expanding urban fringe. The Scania Medium Pumper is designed for urban firefighting and traffic accidents and can carry up to five firefighters and their equipment. The 4.4C heavy tanker, primarily designed for semi-urban and rural environments, will replace the brigade’s old 1986 tanker. The $70,000 FCV was funded through the state government’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) in partnership with community fundraising efforts. The four-wheel-drive, off-road vehicle provides important incident management and resource intelligence capability for emergency call outs and bushfires. The vehicle’s small size and manoeuvrability means it can quickly get to hard-to-access areas, where other larger firefighting vehicles can’t go. The volunteer brigade has been proudly supporting Melbourne’s west since 1940 and currently has 76 members. The government’s investment in new equipment builds on the $7.5 million for the acquisition and construction of two new fire stations for Truganina and neighbouring Wyndham Vale communities. In the past five years, more than $77 million has been allocated to the VESEP program, with the 2019-20 round of funding offering close to $13.9 million in government contributions. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly MP “The Victorian Government is committed to providing practical support to our firefighters, both career and volunteers.” “Truganina Fire Brigade has been protecting the local community and surrounding districts for almost 80 years and deserves the highest calibre of firefighting equipment.” “We are proud to support the Truganina community and surrounding suburbs through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, which provides much-needed operational equipment to volunteer organisations around the state.”

NEW VEHICLES FOR TRUGANINA BRIGADE AND COMMUNITY

Truganina Fire Brigade has welcomed several new trucks to its fleet in time for the upcoming summer fire season to support the growing communities across Melbourne’s West. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly, representing Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville, handed over the keys to three new vehicles today, including a new pumper, heavy tanker and field command vehicle (FCV). The brigade now has its own dedicated pumper to help volunteers respond to a growing number of call outs across the expanding urban fringe. The Scania Medium Pumper is designed for urban firefighting and traffic accidents and can carry up to five firefighters and their equipment. The 4.4C heavy tanker, primarily designed for semi-urban and rural environments, will replace the brigade’s old 1986 tanker. The $70,000 FCV was funded through the state government’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) in partnership with community fundraising efforts. The four-wheel-drive, off-road vehicle provides important incident management and resource intelligence capability for emergency call outs and bushfires. The vehicle’s small size and manoeuvrability means it can quickly get to hard-to-access areas, where other larger firefighting vehicles can’t go. The volunteer brigade has been proudly supporting Melbourne’s west since 1940 and currently has 76 members. The government’s investment in new equipment builds on the $7.5 million for the acquisition and construction of two new fire stations for Truganina and neighbouring Wyndham Vale communities. In the past five years, more than $77 million has been allocated to the VESEP program, with the 2019-20 round of funding offering close to $13.9 million in government contributions. Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly MP “The Victorian Government is committed to providing practical support to our firefighters, both career and volunteers.” “Truganina Fire Brigade has been protecting the local community and surrounding districts for almost 80 years and deserves the highest calibre of firefighting equipment.” “We are proud to support the Truganina community and surrounding suburbs through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, which provides much-needed operational equipment to volunteer organisations around the state.”

 

DELIVERING WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES FOR HOPPERS CROSSING STUDENTS

Students from Hoppers Crossing are a step closer to having the transformed first-rate school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited The Grange P-12 College to inspect the new building plans following the $9.5 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 for a major upgrade. These works will include the transformation of existing classrooms and facilities with a major upgrade to the science block, including sport science learning spaces and science specialist areas. The Labor Government had already funded the masterplan for The Grange P-12 College. This investment will help turn the school’s vision into a reality. This upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s massive investment of $5.6 billion to deliver new schools, more than 1,400 school upgrades, and support over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. Under the Labor Government’s school building boom, 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school and a great start in life. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Right across Victoria, we are building and upgrading schools so our students and teachers have the best facilities and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Investing in specialised facilities – such as a dedicated sport science learning space – means that students can chase their passions into rewarding careers.” Quote to be attributed to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “The students at The Grange P-12 College will benefit from refurbished classrooms and facilities funded in this year’s State Budget.” “The Grange P-12 College already has some of the best teachers, students and staff – soon they’ll have the world-class classrooms, buildings and sporting facilities to match.”

DELIVERING WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES FOR HOPPERS CROSSING STUDENTS

Students from Hoppers Crossing are a step closer to having the transformed first-rate school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited The Grange P-12 College to inspect the new building plans following the $9.5 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 for a major upgrade. These works will include the transformation of existing classrooms and facilities with a major upgrade to the science block, including sport science learning spaces and science specialist areas. The Labor Government had already funded the masterplan for The Grange P-12 College. This investment will help turn the school’s vision into a reality. This upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s massive investment of $5.6 billion to deliver new schools, more than 1,400 school upgrades, and support over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. Under the Labor Government’s school building boom, 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school and a great start in life. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Right across Victoria, we are building and upgrading schools so our students and teachers have the best facilities and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Investing in specialised facilities – such as a dedicated sport science learning space – means that students can chase their passions into rewarding careers.” Quote to be attributed to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “The students at The Grange P-12 College will benefit from refurbished classrooms and facilities funded in this year’s State Budget.” “The Grange P-12 College already has some of the best teachers, students and staff – soon they’ll have the world-class classrooms, buildings and sporting facilities to match.”

OPENING A NEW RECYCLING FACILITY IN MELBOURNE’S WEST

A new recycling facility in Melbourne’s west will process 39,000 tonnes of recycled paper a year, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched Australian Paper Recovery’s $2.5 million paper sorting facility in Truganina. The Labor Government provided $475,000 in funding to the project, with the facility providing full grade separation of kerbside and commercial mixed paper and cardboard. The high quality sorted, and graded paper is reprocessed locally and recycled into valuable products such as newspaper and packaging. The facility has also expanded operations to accept additional materials from regional and metropolitan kerbside recycling, including plastics and metals, further increasing recycling capability here in Victoria. The new facility will create six new jobs and will help work towards developing a circular economy in Victoria. The project has been supported by the Government’s $2.6 million Recycling Industry Transition Support Fund, which is helping transition Victoria’s resource recovery and reprocessing industry after the collapse of the export market to China. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 is investing $35 million to strengthen and diversify Victoria’s waste and recycling industry. This latest package builds on the $37 million Recycling Industry Strategic Plan – bringing the Labor Government’s investment in the waste and resource recovery industry to more than $135 million. The Circular Economy Policy issues paper is now open for consultation until 2 August 2019 at engage.vic.gov.au/circular economy. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “Facilities like these are a crucial part of reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill – it’s fantastic to see Australian Paper expand their operations to accept more materials.” “A circular economy will not only improve Victoria’s waste and recycling systems – it will support local businesses and create local jobs here in Victoria.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “This new facility is delivering local jobs and makes an important contribution to tackling the challenges facing our recycling sector.”

OPENING A NEW RECYCLING FACILITY IN MELBOURNE’S WEST

A new recycling facility in Melbourne’s west will process 39,000 tonnes of recycled paper a year, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched Australian Paper Recovery’s $2.5 million paper sorting facility in Truganina. The Labor Government provided $475,000 in funding to the project, with the facility providing full grade separation of kerbside and commercial mixed paper and cardboard. The high quality sorted, and graded paper is reprocessed locally and recycled into valuable products such as newspaper and packaging. The facility has also expanded operations to accept additional materials from regional and metropolitan kerbside recycling, including plastics and metals, further increasing recycling capability here in Victoria. The new facility will create six new jobs and will help work towards developing a circular economy in Victoria. The project has been supported by the Government’s $2.6 million Recycling Industry Transition Support Fund, which is helping transition Victoria’s resource recovery and reprocessing industry after the collapse of the export market to China. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 is investing $35 million to strengthen and diversify Victoria’s waste and recycling industry. This latest package builds on the $37 million Recycling Industry Strategic Plan – bringing the Labor Government’s investment in the waste and resource recovery industry to more than $135 million. The Circular Economy Policy issues paper is now open for consultation until 2 August 2019 at engage.vic.gov.au/circular economy. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “Facilities like these are a crucial part of reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill – it’s fantastic to see Australian Paper expand their operations to accept more materials.” “A circular economy will not only improve Victoria’s waste and recycling systems – it will support local businesses and create local jobs here in Victoria.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “This new facility is delivering local jobs and makes an important contribution to tackling the challenges facing our recycling sector.”

BACKING SOUTH SUDANESE YOUTH TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE

More South Sudanese young people will be supported to access education and jobs in Melbourne’s west thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams today visited the Wyndham Community Support Group, now to be known as Junubi Wyndham. The Community Support Group’s future has been secured for another year thanks to a $1.2 million boost from the Labor Government. Junubi Wyndham connects South Sudanese young people with education, employment and their community through sport and recreation activities, mentoring, family support and youth outreach. Young people take part in activities such as outdoor soccer and free basketball coaching which increase their confidence and discipline. They engage with youth workers who provide help and support in a safe environment. Junubi Wyndham also offers a popular homework club at Point Cook Community Learning Centre. The Community Support Group workers come from the South Sudanese community and offer tailored support for families – including help with financial management, job seeking, housing, parenting, and mental health. The funding is part of the Labor Government’s $6 million package to support young people and families from African and Pasifika communities. Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams “Everyone deserves an equal chance to benefit from education and employment, and Junubi Wyndham is helping South Sudanese young people to do just that.” “We’re proud to be supporting groups like Junubi Wyndham to build a Victoria where everyone belongs and feels accepted.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Junubi Wyndham is a respected part of our local community, helping young people be the best they can be. They do such a good job and we’re proud to be giving them the backing they need and deserve.”

BACKING SOUTH SUDANESE YOUTH TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE

More South Sudanese young people will be supported to access education and jobs in Melbourne’s west thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams today visited the Wyndham Community Support Group, now to be known as Junubi Wyndham. The Community Support Group’s future has been secured for another year thanks to a $1.2 million boost from the Labor Government. Junubi Wyndham connects South Sudanese young people with education, employment and their community through sport and recreation activities, mentoring, family support and youth outreach. Young people take part in activities such as outdoor soccer and free basketball coaching which increase their confidence and discipline. They engage with youth workers who provide help and support in a safe environment. Junubi Wyndham also offers a popular homework club at Point Cook Community Learning Centre. The Community Support Group workers come from the South Sudanese community and offer tailored support for families – including help with financial management, job seeking, housing, parenting, and mental health. The funding is part of the Labor Government’s $6 million package to support young people and families from African and Pasifika communities. Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams “Everyone deserves an equal chance to benefit from education and employment, and Junubi Wyndham is helping South Sudanese young people to do just that.” “We’re proud to be supporting groups like Junubi Wyndham to build a Victoria where everyone belongs and feels accepted.” Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “Junubi Wyndham is a respected part of our local community, helping young people be the best they can be. They do such a good job and we’re proud to be giving them the backing they need and deserve.”

TARNEIT RISE PRIMARY SCHOOL TO ENJOY NEW SPORTING FACILITIES, PLAY SPACES

Tarneit students will soon have upgraded sporting facilities and play spaces to enjoy, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced a further $175,000 toward the creation of a new soccer pitch and netball courts for Tarneit Rise Primary School – to be completed with an environmentally friendly natural cork material. New landscaping works will also give students safe and enjoyable spaces to play and relax outdoors. Natural cork is a safe, organic and renewably sourced material for sporting pitches, and is proving increasingly popular over legacy sporting pitch materials such as rubber and latex. The $175,000 from the State Government’s Shared Facilities Fund will be allocated to Wyndham City Council for the completion of the landscaping works and natural cork pitch. In total, $1.4 million has been allocated to this project to deliver first class sporting facilities for the Tarneit community. The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades and supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. Under the Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school and get a great start in life. This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a great education. Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “I share the excitement of everyone who has helped to turn Tarneit Rise Primary School’s vision into a reality, as well as that of the growing Tarneit community who will benefit from these great new sporting facilities.”

TARNEIT RISE PRIMARY SCHOOL TO ENJOY NEW SPORTING FACILITIES, PLAY SPACES

Tarneit students will soon have upgraded sporting facilities and play spaces to enjoy, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced a further $175,000 toward the creation of a new soccer pitch and netball courts for Tarneit Rise Primary School – to be completed with an environmentally friendly natural cork material. New landscaping works will also give students safe and enjoyable spaces to play and relax outdoors. Natural cork is a safe, organic and renewably sourced material for sporting pitches, and is proving increasingly popular over legacy sporting pitch materials such as rubber and latex. The $175,000 from the State Government’s Shared Facilities Fund will be allocated to Wyndham City Council for the completion of the landscaping works and natural cork pitch. In total, $1.4 million has been allocated to this project to deliver first class sporting facilities for the Tarneit community. The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades and supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. Under the Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school and get a great start in life. This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a great education. Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly “I share the excitement of everyone who has helped to turn Tarneit Rise Primary School’s vision into a reality, as well as that of the growing Tarneit community who will benefit from these great new sporting facilities.”