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NEW LANES OPEN ON SKELETON CREEK BRIDGE IN TRUGANINA

Drivers on Leakes Road in Truganina are a step closer to enjoying duplicated lanes in each direction, with the opening of a new bridge over Skeleton Creek today. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly said the new bridge was a major milestone for the Andrews Labor..

HELPING WYNDHAM FAMILIES TO ENROL THEIR CHILDREN IN KINDER

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Wyndham families to secure a place in kindergarten for their child, by supporting Wyndham City Council to provide a one-stop-shop for kindergarten enrolments. Wyndham City Council has been awarded a $42,000 grant to support their central..

WYNDHAM PARAMEDICS AND HOSPITALS RISE TO MEET RECORD DEMAND

Victorians are waiting less time than ever before for elective surgery and urgent specialist appointments, despite huge surges in the number of people attending hospitals driven by an unprecedented flu season, new data shows. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos recently released the..

NEW FIRE BRIGADE AND FIRE STATION FOR TARNEIT

Residents in Melbourne’s outer west will benefit from improved emergency services with a new fire brigade and fire station now operational in Tarneit. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly MP and Member for Western Metropolitan Region Kaushaliya Vaghela MP visited the site on Monday night to..

MORE TRANSPORT OPTIONS FOR TARNEIT

Tarneit passengers will have another option to get into Melbourne on Saturdays with an extra service to be permanently added to the timetable. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly said from December a Saturday morning service that has previously run as a special event train will..

INNOVATIVE ‘WHEELIE’ TO HANG YOUR BIKE AT TARNEIT STATION

Passengers can now use a new and innovative bike rack at Tarneit Station thanks to a collaborative project between the Andrews Labor Government and Monash University. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today unveiled the ‘Wheelie’, an innovative and quick-to-install bike rack, which is being tested..

BUILDER APPOINTED TO CONSTRUCT STATE-OF-THE-ART SCHOOLS

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to build 100 new schools across the state by 2026 with Kane Constructions Pty Ltd appointed to construct Truganina South East Primary School. Truganina South East Primary School is among the 14 new schools that are..

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Hoppers Crossing teachers, principals and school staff are among the finalists being acknowledged by the Andrews Labor Government in this year’s Victorian Education Excellence Awards. The Grange P-12 College – Outstanding Koorie Education Award Finalist The Grange P-12 College has embarked upon a program of change to..

LIGHTING UP WYNDHAM’S FEDERATION TRAIL

Residents in Wyndham will have the opportunity to enjoy eight days of colour and light along Federation Trail through the Trail of Lights project thanks to $153,500 from the Victoria Government’s Pick My Project initiative. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly launched the Trail of Lights..

BOOSTING KINDER SERVICES IN TARNEIT

Tarneit families will have access to more kinder places, with work set to begin by the Werribee Islamic Centre on a new early learning facility at the site of the under construction Melbourne Grand Mosque on Wootten Road. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly MP and..

WORK BEGINS ON FIRST OF FEDERATION TRAIL OVERPASSES

Cyclists and pedestrians are set to benefit from major works beginning on the first of three overpass bridges for the Federation Trail, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade. Piling works are commencing on the northern side of the overpass..

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..

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..

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..

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..