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NEW TARNEIT SCHOOL GETS OFF THE GROUND

Families in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs are a step closer to having an exciting new school close to home after a site was secured to build a future primary school in Tarneit. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced land close to Polly Parade in..

LAND IN PIPELINE FOR TRUGANINA NORTH SECONDARY SCHOOL

Young Victorians across Melbourne’s west will have more opportunities to access the education they deserve, with plans in the works by the Victorian Government to acquire an additional parcel of land for the future Truganina North Secondary School (interim name). State Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced the Victorian Government’s..

CREATING JOBS AND CARING FOR TARNEIT

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and caring for the people of Tarneit. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will support an average of 38,000 jobs every year over the next four years, while also investing in the care, services and infrastructure our community needs. Tarneit..

Week in Review – May 8-14

Melbourne CBD support package Life is returning to the CBD and we’re making sure the recovery continues with support for all of the things that Victorians and visitors love about Melbourne. The 20 May Budget will contain an investment of $107.4 million to rejuvenate Melbourne’s..

500,000 TREES FOR A COOLER, GREENER WEST

The Andrews Labor Government will build green canopies with 500,000 new trees in Melbourne’s west – creating cooler spaces for families in the western suburbs to enjoy for generations to come. The Labor Government will invest $5 million to plant the new trees in growth..

CLIMATE STRATEGY KEY TO STRONG, SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The Andrews Labor Government’s Climate Change Strategy will reduce emissions, future-proof our state’s economy and create secure jobs and investment for all Victorians. The plan provides a blueprint that sets out a clear path to a net-zero emissions future whilst creating jobs for the future. Underpinning the..

MORE SUPPORT TO MAKE SCHOOLS INCLUSIVE FOR ALL STUDENTS

The Andrews Government is helping more schools build inclusive play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs. In total there are 74 projects across the state that will share in over $12.5 million under Round 6 of..

WEEK IN REVIEW – MAY 1-7

Upgrading and improving Victorian Kinders Our Government is helping kindergartens upgrade and improve their facilities, and get access to the latest technology. The next round of Building Blocks Improvement Stream grants are now available! Eligible organisations can apply for grants up to: • $300,000 toward..

HELPING WYNDHAM STAY SAFE AND STAY OPEN

Wyndham businesses will soon get specialist advice on staying safe and staying open through 2021 thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane has announced Wyndham will receive $170,000 to keep local businesses and local people safe. Wyndham..

AUSTRALIAN-FIRST ACADEMY FOR OUR BEST TEACHERS

Teachers from Wyndham and across Victoria will benefit from a brand-new multi-site academy of teaching and leadership excellence, as Victoria leads the way in raising the bar on teacher quality. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the Andrews Labor Government will invest $148.2 million in..

GRANT DELIVERS BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO SUBURBAN PARK

Suburban parks and reserves across Melbourne will be given new life as part of the Victorian Government’s $10 million Parks Revitalisation Grants Program. Forty-one suburban parks will receive revitalisation grants to fund a range of upgrades, including new seating, barbecues, toilets, fencing, landscaping, lighting, shading,..

STRENGTHENING FIREFIGHTING CAPABILITIES IN BOOMING WEST

The firefighting capabilities in one of Australia’s fastest growing municipalities located in Melbourne’s west has been bolstered with the completion of a new $5.4 million fire station in Tarneit. The station, located at 417 Derrimut Rd, Tarneit and operational since November 2019, was officially opened..

NEW PARKS REVITALISING TARNEIT

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the upgrade of four parks in Tarneit, as part of a two-year commitment to suburban revitalisation in Tarneit. The parks of Moondara, Camelot, Samaria St & Tarneit Lakes will include upgraded play spaces, new nature play areas, fitness equipment..

YOUTH AND SKATE FACILITY FOR LAWRIE EMMINS RESERVE

An exciting upgrade is on the way for Lawrie Emmins Reserve in Laverton North thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly has announced Wyndham City Council will receive $1.5 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund towards..

REVITALISATION BOOST SUPPORTING NEW MURAL IN TARNEIT

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the creation of a colourful new mural in Tarneit, as part of a two-year commitment to suburban revitalisation in the area. The mural has been painted by Melbourne artist George Rose at the Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre. The contemporary..

MAKING KINDER ENROLMENTS EASIER FOR WYNDHAM FAMILIES

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Wyndham families to secure a kinder place. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today announced Wyndham is one of 41 local government areas that will share in $720,000 and receive a Central Enrolment Development Grants. Wyndham..