June E-News 2016
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  • Video featuring the construction process for Melbourne Metro
  • Eagle Stadium
  • Zero Net Emissions by 2050
  • Your guide to the CFA
  • Succesful grant recipients.
  • Sports Club Grants- Applications open 14 June 2016.
  • Good Music Neighbourhood Grant - Applications close: Monday 13 July 2016 at 5PM.
Government is a collaborative process and I encourage you to contact me and pass on your feedback, questions and suggestions.
Getting On With the Metro Tunnel
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!  Melbourne Metro #gettingitdone
Eagle Stadium Set to Soar

Werribee is now home to the largest indoor stadium in Melbourne’s West.  Recently, I joined Wyndham councillors and Federal Member for Lalor, Joanne Ryan MP, in celebrating the opening of the new eagle stadium.

The Andrews Labor Government contributed $650,000 as part of its sport facility package. Eagles Stadium is the result of a two year redevelopment project that has transformed the old Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre into a new $47 million state of the art complex.

Werribee will now be able to host state and regional competitions which will put Werribee on the sports stage.

The stadium will give residents a wide range of sports to play and have opportunities to engage with other people. The Eagle Stadium will give residents a chance to be active and healthy. Fitness and being active is crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body in a good state.

The Eagle Stadium puts Werribee on the map as a hub for sports for people across the state.

Working with Victorians to make global change
Renewable energy is a vital and beneficial way to contribute to the decrease of climate change. Werribee locals will now be able join the Victorian government as we transition Australia into a renewable energy future.

The Andrews Labor government will ensure that at least 25 % of the state’s electricity will come from Victorian built renewable generation by 2020 and 40% by 2025.

A change to a low carbon economy in Australia is important and requires the support of Victoria as a community.

Locals have taken initiative, already reducing house hold greenhouse gas emissions.

I am proud to say that the Werribee community is leading this revolution with the highest number of solar hot water panels installed since figures were first recorded in 2001.

The Andrews Government will also be delivering 5400 megawatts of new large-scale renewable energy built in Victoria by 2025. They will invest an estimate of $2.5 billion into the state. This means that employment will go up as more than 4000 additional jobs in the renewable energy sector during the expected peak year of construction in 2024.

As Victorians we must sustain a healthy and enjoyable environment for future generations. By transitioning to renewables now, Victoria will enjoy the economic and environmental benefits sooner and avoid potential bigger charges and costs.

Renewable energy will be crucial as it provide more jobs for Victorians and will keep the economy in a secure state.

To pledge your commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions go to


There’s been a lot of discussion about the current CFA Enterprise Agreement negotiations and the role of volunteers in the CFA’s future. This firefighters’ dispute has dragged on for three years now – well over 1000 days, and we can’t face another fire season with it still unresolved. That’s why the Government has taken action to find a fair and balanced solution. We simply couldn’t have it go on for another 1000 days.

A lot of misinformation has been flying around in recent weeks and it’s been doing a lot of harm – dividing communities and pitting volunteer and career firefighters against each other.Some firefighters have been abused on the street and that’s just not on. All firefighters, career and volunteer, deserve the utmost respect from all of us – and from each other.

As we’ve been travelling around the state talking to firefighters and their communities, a lot of people have told us they’re confused about what’s going on and asked where they can find information.

I encourage all residents to find out the facts at - 


Sporting and recreation clubs across Werribee have received a share in almost $1 million in the latest ground of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants.

Sports and recreation clubs in Werribee are a great way for people to get more physically active, as well as make new friends.

Congratulations to Lightning Netball Club who received $2843 for 50 netballs and Werribee Bowls Club who received $3000 for 10 sets of bowls.

These grants encourage community members to try a new activity, join their local club or to continue playing their favourite sports.

Sporting Club Grants
Sport is such a big part of community here in Werribee with local sports and club facilities bringing together people of all walks of life to nurture the next generation of home grown heroes.

The Sporting Club Grants Program gives clubs the chance to secure grants of up to $5000 to boost operations and increase community participation, and $2000 to expand the skill sets of coaches or officials, for training such as first aid courses or umpires’ accreditation programs.

The program is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to make sport more accessible and inclusive, increase local participation, stimulate local economies, and build sustainable volunteer opportunities.

Applications for the next round of the four-year fund will open on 14 June 2016.

For more information or to apply online, visit
Good Music Neighbours Grants

Melbourne has more live music venues than any other city in the country and we here in Werribee love music.

The Andrews Labor Government’s $22 million Music Works plan to strengthen and support Victoria’s music section . Good Music Neighbours offers matched funding of up to $25,000 to venues across the state for projects that will help them limit the emission of sound into the local neighborhood.

Supported projects could range from obtaining advice from an acoustic consultant or sound technician, to developing designs and sound proofing measures   such as installing specialist acoustic treatments or building projects that control the level of sound coming from the venue.

Good Music Neighbours has been developed by Creative Victoria in partnership with Music Victoria and the Live Music Office. A dedicated Industry Liaison at Music Victoria will provide advice and assistance for venues interested in applying.

Applications for the Good Music Neighbours program 2016 close at 5pm, Monday 13 July 2016.

Full program details including resources and case studies are available at