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E-News Bulletin March 2015
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TIM PALLAS MP
E-NEWS BULLETIN

Dear Resident,
This is the first of our E-News bulletins for 2015. The purpose of these bulletins is to keep the community updated about what the State Government has been doing in Wyndham.

The bulletins will serve as an update about upcoming events, grant applications, services offered by my electorate office and relevant Government announcements.

My hope is that you will use these bulletins as a source of information for community members to be engaged with State Government, to talk to fellow residents and to follow up these issues in greater detail with my office if required.


I encourage you to forward this email on to fellow community members in Wyndham so that they can subscribe and follow up local issues with my office.

REGIONAL RAIL LINK OPENING
In positive news the Regional Rail Link has an announced opening date of June 21, the opening of the RRL will greatly benefit the Wyndham Vale and Tarneit areas.

A Coalition rolling stock bungle has forced an eight-week delay in the opening of the $4 billion Regional Rail Link (RRL) project. 

As it is, regional services will continue to suffer for years as a result of the Coalition’s inaction. They didn’t order a single V/line carriage – let alone a train – for two years after they came to office.

If the RRL was introduced in April, as the former Coalition Government had planned, any delay in rolling stock delivery or train faults would mean service cancellations and chaos for commuters.

Deferral of the implementation of RRL is the safest option, given the Coalition’s failure to get the basics right and order enough trains to reliably service the regional network.


100th ANNIVERSARY
WERRIBEE CFA

 On February 28 I spoke at the unveiling of a plaque for the 100th Anniversary of the Werribee CFA. The Werribee CFA is an important institution in our community and plays a vital role in protecting people and property.

It is a fantastic tribute to the hard work and service of the Werribee volunteers and I was honoured to speak at the event. I attended the event with local councillors and Federal MP, Joanne Ryan.



 
LOCAL ROAD UPGRADES
On March 11 I was delighted to perform the ceremonial sod turn for a $13 million road upgrade in the local area.

The road upgrade will improve the intersections at Princes Hwy and Sneydes Rd as well as the Old Geelong Rd/ Hoppers Ln and Princes Hwy intersection.

These upgrades are important for improving traffic flow around the future East Werribee Employment Precinct and for easing congestion on Princes Hwy.
It has been just over 100 days since the Andrews Government has begun.
We have inherited numerous challenges from the previous Government but we have been intent on making meaningful steps on issues like ambulance response times, the ice epidemic and family violence.

We have also put money into immediate planning works for a number of important projects including the West Gate distributor, the Melbourne Metro and multiple important level crossings.

It is heartening to see recent figures showing a significant decline in unemployment from 6.6 to 6%. It also shows a boost in consumer confidence of approximately 7%.

Labor is determined to get on with the job and I am deeply focused on creating a fairer and stronger Victoria in the coming times. If you require assistance at any point feel free to contact my office at 9741 1133.

Tim
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