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LOCAL SCHOOLS SHARE IN MAINTENANCE FUNDS

Three schools in Hobsons Bay have shared in almost $500,000 from the Andrews Government to repair school buildings and facilities. The additional funds mean Williamstown High School, Altona North Primary School and Kingsville Primary School won’t have to sacrifice funding from their school budget to..

COMMUNITY SAFETY RISES AS AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES DECREASE

The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s ambulance system after four years of neglect under the former Liberal Government to ensure all community members get the care they need in a critical emergency. Our $500 million plan will improve ambulance response times, employ 450 more..

GIVING LOCAL LIFESAVERS THE RESOURCES THEY DESERVE

The Williamstown Swimming and Lifesaving Club has opened new facilities funded by the Andrews Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program.   Williamstown’s iconic lifesaving club was successful in its bid for facilities upgrades, additional resources, and program-development funding, receiving a $25,000 grant..

SUBSTANTIAL URBAN RENEWAL OPPORTUNITY IN INNER WEST

The Andrews Labor Government wants experienced developers to pitch their ideas on how to transform and revitalise a former transport site in Melbourne’s inner west. Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today announced the registration of interest for the iconic development opportunity at 565-569 Melbourne Road..

Statement from Wade Noonan

As Victorian Labor’s preselection process for the 2018 State Election is now underway, I wish to announce that I will not be seeking preselection for the seat of Williamstown. I entered politics because I wanted to help people – to make a difference in the..

Members Statement: School breakfast clubs

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — One of the unsung investments of the Andrews government is the $13.7 million to establish the school breakfast clubs program for 500 of the most disadvantaged government primary schools in Victoria over four years. The program is managed by Foodbank..

Ministers statements: Melbourne Metro rail project

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I am very pleased to follow the Premier to talk about the transformational jobs that are coming in the member for Melbourne’s electorate with the Melbourne Metro Tunnel. As we know, it is the biggest public transport project..

Ministers statements: unconventional gas

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Resources) — August marks a very important milestone for it is one year since the Premier announced a permanent ban on fracking in Victoria, a ban forever. No more uncertainty, no more doubt — just a clear decision to ban fracking, delivered by a Labor..

FASTER, MORE RELIABLE TRAIN SERVICES FOR THE WEST

More than 2,000 passengers a day will soon benefit from faster, more reliable train services in Melbourne’s west, with works officially starting on the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal and the partial duplication of the Altona loop. Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today visited..

Members Statement: Altona North Shared Trail

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Sunday, 30 July 2017, marked National Tree Day and the opening of the new shared trail between Barnes Road and Blackshaws Road in Altona North along Lower Kororoit Creek. This section of trail was made possible by a substantial donation by..

NEW LINK IN KOROROIT CREEK TRAIL

From walkers to cyclists, even more Victorians can look forward to making tracks on a longer Kororoit Creek Trail. Member for Williamstown, Wade Noonan, joined representatives from Hobsons Bay City Council in Altona today to officially launch the new 2.5km section of the trail, made..

NEW PEAK HOUR SERVICES FOR WERRIBEE LINE PASSENGERS

The Andrews Labor Government will add 10 more train services in the peak, every week on the Werribee line from 27 August. Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the timetable for the new..

Members Statement: Queen’s Birthday Honours

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I rise to congratulate two members of the Williamstown electorate who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours, both being awarded the Order of Australia Medal. During her 99 years of life Ella Bambery has had a huge impact..

WIN FOR FOOTY UMPIRES IN MELBOURNE’S WEST

The Western Region Football League Umpires Association, Seddon Auskick and Seddon Cricket Club can look forward to a brighter future thanks to new floodlights at Yarraville’s Hanmer Reserve. Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan joined local club representatives and Maribyrnong City Council today to officially open..

LOCAL CRIME STATS PROMISING BUT MORE WORK TO BE DONE

The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in officers, resources and technology is helping Victoria Police crackdown on crime in Hobsons Bay. Member for Altona District, Jill Hennessy and Member for Williamston District, Wade Noonan said the latest crime statistics show police are making more arrests..

A Bold New Vision For Education In The Inner West

The Andrews Labor Government has released a bold vision for a new learning precinct in Melbourne’s inner west. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan and Member for Footscray Marsha Thomson visited Footscray City Primary School today to release the Footscray Learning..

Investing In Spotswood Schools And Kids

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to infrastructure at Spotswood Primary School to give local students the best start in life. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan visited Spotswood Primary today to officially announce it will receive $1.4 million..