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MEMBERS STATEMENT: ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL WILLIAMSTOWN

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Very few organisations and groups ever get to celebrate a 175th anniversary. In Victoria this exclusive group includes the likes of the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Supreme Court. This year our very own St Mary’s Catholic primary school in Williamstown..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SPOTSWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I rise to congratulate Spotswood Primary School on being allocated $1.4 million in the 2017–18 state budget. This funding will allow for the school’s facilities, some of which are close to 100 years old, to be upgraded and will ensure..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: VICTORIAN SPORT AWARDS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to congratulate members of the Williamstown electorate who have excelled in sports and refereeing and are finalists in the Victorian Sport Awards. Liam Costello of Williamstown is nominated for official of the year for his role..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to mark this week’s International Women’s Day and to honour and recognise the incredible women and women’s organisations who have served my local community in Melbourne’s inner west. Of course one must start with the great..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN SWIMMING & LIFE SAVING CLUB

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I am very pleased to congratulate the Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club on successfully applying for and receiving a grant from the state’s emergency services volunteer sustainability program. I have had the privilege of visiting the club on..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to acknowledge the contributions of a number of individuals within the Williamstown electorate who were recognised in the Australia Day honours. I am very proud, of course, of my electorate, as others in this place are,..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN RSL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to speak in support of the Williamstown RSL sub-branch and to thank its committee and members for their fortitude throughout an extremely difficult time. Since 2013 the Williamstown RSL has been working tirelessly to relieve itself..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN ELECTORATE SPORTING CLUBS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Sporting clubs are the backbone of our community. They are run by people of goodwill who are motivated to help shape the life skills of our children. Many of our clubs run on the smell of an oily rag…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SHEPHERD BRIDGE UPGRADE

Mr NOONAN — Local cyclists will also benefit from the upgrade to the Shepherd Bridge in Footscray. And, Speaker, I know you will be interested in this: works are well advanced, and upon completion cyclists will benefit from having a new and safer shared bike path on..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WESTGATE PUNT

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — As a recent convert to cycling, I had the great pleasure to join fellow cyclists last Friday morning on the Westgate Punt ferry service to cross the Yarra River. For local cyclists and pedestrians, the Westgate punt is an..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WESTERN SUBURBS SPORTING CLUBS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Last weekend some of the best sporting talent from Melbourne’s west was on show. Of course the Western Bulldogs recorded a historic victory in Perth, and the Williamstown Seagulls secured a spot in a seventh consecutive VFL preliminary final…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: BAYSIDE COLLEGE

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I had the great pleasure to recently visit Bayside P–12 College’s Williamstown campus to inspect their upgraded technology wing. This new learning space has been completely overhauled and will now provide students with a wonderful opportunity to exercise both..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: HOBSONS BAY CITY COUNCIL

Mr NOONAN — On other matters, I know it has been a difficult week for some local councils across the state, including Hobsons Bay. I want to place on the record my strong support for the work of the Hobsons Bay City Council, including both its councillors..

CONDOLENCES: PAUL CASSAR

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise to pay tribute to the late Paul Cassar, who passed away earlier this month after a long illness, aged 79. Paul was one of the fathers of the local Maltese community in Melbourne’s west. He served for many..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: HOBSONS BAY COMMUNITY FUND

Mr NOONAN — My community also celebrated another milestone last Friday, and that was the 10th year of the Hobsons Bay Community Fund. Over its 10 years the fund has helped so many of our local community groups to expand and thrive. It has allowed those groups to deliver..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: NEWPORT LAKES PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Last Friday I joined students, teachers, parents and friends of Newport Lakes Primary School for the celebration of the school’s 160th anniversary. This wonderful local primary school within my electorate has been through five name changes and three location..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to congratulate a great school within the Williamstown electorate for receiving one of the 10 Victorian Education Excellence Awards. Williamstown North Primary School is a tremendous school that caters for the individual needs of each and every..