The November e-news update will keep residents and community groups informed about upcoming grant applications and recipients of previous applications, local State Government initatives as well as providing an opportunity for the community to become more engaged with Government decision making.
It is my hope that these emails will be shared and considered by anyone in your broader networks who may be interested in some of the initiatives below. Government is a collaborative process and I encourage you to contact my office and pass on your feedback, questions and suggestions.
In this issue:
365 days of an Andrews Government
Victoria Against Violence- 16 Days of Activism
Community Grants: Upcoming closure for applications throughout December. See details below.
365 DAYS OF AN ANDREWS GOVERNMENT
As we pass the 365 days mark of an Andrews Labor Government it is an opportune time to reflect on the key projects being delivered in my electorate of Werribee.
This Government contributed an extra $85 million, not included as a budget commitment, to revolutionise the capabilities of Werribee Mercy Hospital.
We were able to achieve this expansion of health services because this Government has proven itself as sound economic decision makers and effective managers.
The Regional Rail Link, opened on June 21st this year, providing 20,000 commuters from Wyndham a direct line towards the city. As a direct result of this upgrade the Werribee metropolitan line has benefitted with a 10 year high for punctuality. This means that with more trains on time the people of Werribee can benefit from greater productivity as we seek to move Wyndham forward.
Schools in Werribee have also benefitted with the Andrews Labor Government contributing an additional $4.1 million in annual funding as part of our plan to make Victoria the great Education State.
Lastly, Werribee Chirnside Park, the proud home of the Werribee Tigers, is also set for a major upgrade with a $1.5 million contribution towards a redevelopment program.
365 days ago, the Victorian people placed their faith in this Government to better the State of Victoria. This Andrews Labor Government has held true to its values and benefitted my electorate of Werribee and the broader community.
VICTORIA AGAINST VIOLENCE
The inaugural Victoria Against Violence campaign will see 16 days of activism from the 25 November to the 10 December 2015.
The Victoria Against Violence campaign by the State Government is a community based education and awareness initiative about family and gender violence.
This campaign will coincide with the United Nations 16 days of Activism against gendered violence.
1 in 3 women and girls have experienced violence in their lifetime. It’s time to #UniteAndChange this gendered violence.
Violence affects too many families in Victoria, and we all have a role to play in preventing violence in our community.
During the 16 Days of Activism, individual, organisation and works places are asked to be visible against violence by “going orange”.
As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from gendered violence against women.
I am pleased to advise that the Community Shade Grants Program is now open for applications.
The program seeks to provide grants for shade development in community spaces.
Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Skin cancer is a largely preventable disease, and the provision of well planned, quality shade is an important strategy in reducing ultraviolet (UV) over-exposure.
The Community Shade Grants Program seeks to increase the availability of shade in public places where Victorians spend time outdoors.
There are three grant bands available:
Grant Band 1: up to $5,000
Grant Band 2: $5,000-$20,000
Grant Band 3: $20,000-$50,000
I would highly encourage the local council, sporting clubs, community organisations and kindergartens to take advantage of this grant.
Applications close on Sunday 13 December 2015.
Visit:https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/preventive-health/skin-cancer-prevention/community-shade-grantsto apply or to find out more.
CARLILE HOMES COMMUNITY GRANTS
Community groups and sporting club are being encouraged to apply for grants up to $5000 to assist with projects that benefit the community.
Grant applications related to Sports & Recreation, Health & Caring Education & Training will be considered. Applications will close Thursday 31 December 2015.
Further information, including relevant forms can be found at: http://www.carlislehomes.com.au/community-grants/