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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..

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..

TARNEIT COMMUNITY TO HAVE A SAY ON 2020 SCHOOL NAME

The Tarneit community is being invited to have their say in naming the new local school opening in their local area in 2020, as consultation on naming 10 new government schools gets underway across the state. Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced that Tarneit..

SOLAR TO POWER MORE HOMES IN TARNEIT

Victorians in Tarneit are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, with more rebates for solar panels, and hot water systems kicking off from 1 July 2019. Across Victoria, in 2019/20, the Solar Homes program..

PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE WITH WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES

More Victorians will be trained in preventing family violence with new funding to teach people how to call out sexism and create gender equality policies in schools, health services, councils and workplaces. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced $1.2 million to..

FUNDING BOOSTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN TARNEIT

It will now be easier for Victorians living in the Tarneit District to get active thanks to four local sporting clubs sharing in over $750,000 in funding from VicHealth. This funding will support local sports clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to..

Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Amendment Bill 2019

I am so pleased to rise and speak in favour of the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Amendment Bill 2019. A Bill reflecting the changing nature of industry, commerce and workplace relations in the Digital Age. These changes will ensure the protection of hardworking Victorians..

DELIVERING FOR TARNEIT – VICTORIAN BUDGET 19/20

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises and delivering for the people of Tarneit, with major investments in local schools, roads, health and public transport in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. As part of a massive $1.8 billion investment in schools around the state,..

MORE HELP FOR NEW MUMS AND DADS IN WYNDHAM

New Wyndham parents will have better access to the support families need, with the Andrews Labor Government delivering on its election commitment to triple the number of Early Parenting Centres around the state. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly today announced Wyndham would become home to..

BUS BOOST FOR NEW ESTATES IN MELBOURNE’S WEST

Communities in Melbourne’s west will have better access to public transport thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with bus routes being extended to new estates and more services linking with trains at peak times. The Labor Government is extending service coverage to more areas, and..

TRUGANINA CLUBS TO BENEFIT FROM SPORTING GRANTS

Truganina Auskick and Truganina Thunder Football Club are among 386 grassroots sports clubs across Victoria who will share in more than $530,000 in grants to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly today announced the two clubs that had successfully..

ACTIVE APRIL SMASHES RECORD BOOKS IN 2019

The Andrews Labor Government today celebrated a record 130,211 Victorians of all ages and abilities who took the pledge to ramp up their level of fitness and physical activity in the 2019 Premier’s Active April. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly congratulated everyone who had signed..

WYNDHAM BOOST TO EMERGENCY AMBULANCE ARRIVALS

Ambulances arrived at the scene of emergencies on average more than two minutes quicker in the March quarter than at the height of the ambulance crisis under the former Liberal Government, new data shows. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today released the..

PEOPLE IN WYNDHAM ENCOURAGED TO ENTER SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

Victorian businesses, schools, government and community groups who are leading the way in sustainability can now apply to enter the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly today urged leaders in sustainability in the region to enter the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards to..

HELPING MORE YOUNG VICTORIANS LEARN TO DRIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more disadvantaged young Victorians get the support they need while learning to drive. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly announced the successful Learner Driver Mentor Program (L2P) will continue for a further four years, and is available locally through Laverton..

LAVERTON ROUTE GETS FIRST OF CITY’S 50 NEW HYBRID BUSES

Laverton locals are set to benefit from new Hybrid technology buses, with the first of 50 environmentally friendly buses entering service on Route 417 this week, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The buses will reduce fuel consumption and the impact on the environment, while..