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As your local Member of Parliament I am available to assist you with any State Government related issues such as education, health, transport and police.

My office can be contacted on 03 9741 1133 or at tim.pallas@parliament.vic.gov.au.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Sneydes Road Interchange
  • Supporting mothers at Werribee Mercy
  • Fire Action Week
  • Real-time travel information
GRANTS, AWARDS AND PROGRAMS:
  • National Youth Week
  • Start your own community playgroup
  • Veterans grants

Government is a collaborative process and I encourage you to contact me and pass on your feedback, questions and suggestions, so we can continue to improve our community.
 
SNEYDES ROAD INTERCHANGE NOW OPEN

The $41 million Sneydes Road interchange with the Princes Freeway is now complete and will provide Wyndham with an additional entry and exit point for travel to Melbourne and Geelong.

This full diamond interchange is part of the $71 million East Werribee Transport Improvement Project - a significant investment in Wyndham's infrastructure that will improve traffic flow.

A new pedestrian crossing will provide school children and local residents with easier access to schools and public transport.

A new cycling path along Sneydes Road will mean a sefer ride for cyclists along the Federation Trail.

The interchange is part of the government's investment in the East Werribee Employment Precinct, which will be a future jobs hub in Melbourne's west.

 
SAFER MONITORING FOR WYNDHAM WOMEN GIVING BIRTH
 
It is vital that women and new born babies have the medical assistance they need during childbirth.
 
Werribee Mercy Hospital will receive $65,000 to build their foetal surveillance capacity making sure the right systems are in place to deliver higher quality and safer maternity care.
 
The new foetal surveillance grant program will improve the skills and knowledge of all staff providing maternity care in monitoring the health of babies prior to birth.
 
Staff at all health services with maternity services are also now required to undertake intensive training to help them better identify and address risks during birth.
 
STRONG FORCE: ANNUAL REPORT CONFIRMS POLICE NUMBERS UP

Since 2014, the Andrews Government has invested a record amount in police.  

We have funded 1156 police personnel – made up of 530 sworn officers, 400 Police Custody Officers (PCOs), 109 Protective Services Officers (PSOs) and 117 specialist staff including intelligence analysts and forensic officers.

The Victoria Police Academy will be running at capacity over the next 12 months, with 1000 police, PCOs and PSOs in training. This is to ensure every officer funded this year can get out into our communities sooner.

Our Government has worked hand-in-hand with the Chief Commissioner to give our police the resources, the technology, and the equipment they need to keep our communities safe.

The recruitment of the 406 new police funded in this year’s Victorian Budget 2016/17 has been fast-tracked to get them into the community and fighting crime sooner.

MORE FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES FOR WERRIBEE

Family violence is a tragedy and it is essential that victims of family violence are able to access legal support services.
 
Local Werribee Community Legal Centre WestJustice has been awarded $47,577 to provide more family violence support services for the community.
 
This grant will be used to deliver more family violence support services in the region, including employ a part-time lawyer to assist the delivery of the community legal centre's family violence services.
 
WestJustice is located on 8 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030
Contact number: 9749 7720
http://www.westjustice.org.au/


 
 
 
FIRST OF MORE THAN 100 NEW TRAINS HIT THE TRACK

 

Our rail capacity needs to grow along with Melbourne’s growing population

 

The Andrews Labor Government has ordered more than 100 new trains for Victoria and the first of them is now on the railway tracks.

 

The first new X’Trapolis metropolitan train ordered by the Labor Government is now also on the tracks, with 18 more to roll off the production line in Ballarat and into service in the next three years.

 

Our unprecedented investment in trains is supporting thousands of local jobs in the rolling stock industry, and providing opportunities for young workers and people re-skilling from the auto-industry and other sectors. 

 
 
FIRE ACTION WEEK

Spring has been wet, but summer is just around the corner and now is the time for all families to prepare.  
 
Bushfire safety is a shared responsibility between the fire services agencies, emergency management agencies and individuals.
 
Making informed decisions is vital to your safety during a fire.Make sure you know where to check Fire Danger Ratings (Vic Emergency website and app). Over summer, you’ll need to check the ratings daily to understand the fire risk in your area. Remember, as ratings increase, so does your risk of fire

In the lead-up to summer, CFA and MFB brigades around the state are getting out and about in their community to talk about preparing for fire. You can check cfa.vic.gov.au/events for information on what’s happening in your local area 

Prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Early action can prevent fires threatening lives and property. If you see smoke or fire, call Triple Zero (‘000’) immediately. If you see something suspicious, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
UPDATED PTV APP: REAL-TIME TRAVEL INFORMATION

Passengers now have access to real-time travel information across all modes of public transport in Melbourne.

The technology allows passengers to get up-to-the-minute information about departure times, platform numbers and cancellations on their phone.

This means that passengers can properly plan their journey, even if something unexpected happens that delays the train they were going to catch, or changes where it will depart from.


Download the latest updated PTV App on your smartphone to see real time travel information .

GRANTS, AWARDS AND PROGRAMS
NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK GRANTS
 
Young people in my electorate of Werribee are talented, passionate, and have much to offer our local community.

National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 years. Grants for National Youth Week 2017 are now open.

Grants of up to $2000 are available for councils, community organisatoins and schools to support young people plan and host events such as art shows, music concerts, sporting events, workshops and forums.

Applications close Friday, 11 November 2016 and more information is availale at
http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au.
 
START A PLAYGROUP IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Playgroups are essential to promoting the healthy development of children and bringing parents together.

The Andrews Labor Government has opened the second round of grants for the Great Start Community Playgroup fund.

The $50,000 fund supports the establishment of community playgroups. Places where there are no existing playgroups are especially encouraged to apply.

New and existing playgroups, as well as families that meet together informally and want to form a playgroup are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit
http://www.playgroup.org.au/greatstart.aspx
 
VETERANS GRANTS
 
The Andrews Labor Government is helping communities honour the sacrifices of our veterans, and giving their families the support they deserve.

The Andrew Government's Commemoration and Community Education Program will help deliver projects that honour the extraordinary contribution of our veterans.

Grants of up to $20,000 are available for new memorials, commemorative events or education programs.

For more information and to apply visit http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/
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