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Footscray Hospital Building Starts

On March 26th 2021 I joined the Minister for Health Martin Foley MP and my colleagues Katie Hall MP and Jill Hennessy MP to get construction underway on the new Footscray Hospital. This new state of the art hospital will provide over 500 beds allowing the treatment of an additional 15,000 patients and an extra 20,000 emergency department patients. Construction of the project will back local skills and jobs development. This includes employing more than 2,000 people at peak construction times and utilising more than 90 per cent locally sourced materials, services and equipment. Once complete operation of the new hospital will also support over 250 ongoing local jobs. This project will also boost skill and training development by participating in the Andrew’s Government Big Build Apprenticeships program. Accordingly, this project will provide opportunities for 70 apprentices and trainees to get practical on the job work experience under their belt. It is great to see the Andrew’s Government backing local skills and jobs in delivering another first-class hospital for the West.

Footscray Hospital Building Starts

On March 26th 2021 I joined the Minister for Health Martin Foley MP and my colleagues Katie Hall MP and Jill Hennessy MP to get construction underway on the new Footscray Hospital. This new state of the art hospital will provide over 500 beds allowing the treatment of an additional 15,000 patients and an extra 20,000 emergency department patients. Construction of the project will back local skills and jobs development. This includes employing more than 2,000 people at peak construction times and utilising more than 90 per cent locally sourced materials, services and equipment. Once complete operation of the new hospital will also support over 250 ongoing local jobs. This project will also boost skill and training development by participating in the Andrew’s Government Big Build Apprenticeships program. Accordingly, this project will provide opportunities for 70 apprentices and trainees to get practical on the job work experience under their belt. It is great to see the Andrew’s Government backing local skills and jobs in delivering another first-class hospital for the West.

Council leading way on recycling

Campaspe Shire Council is among regional councils leading by example in the recycling and waste crisis, according to the Victorian Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning...

Council leading way on recycling

Campaspe Shire Council is among regional councils leading by example in the recycling and waste crisis, according to the Victorian Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning...

Local Issues

EDUCATION EQUITY INVESTMENT IN THE WEST

The Andrews Labor Government has a track record in delivering for our schools. Schools in the Western Metropolitan Region have received $247.695 million in equity funding. This needs-based funding is used by schools to introduce programs that help disadvantaged students achieve better results at school and reach their full potential. Labor has also invested $21.930 million from the Campus, Sports and Excursions Fund and over 133,947 payments across the Western Metropolitan Region to ensure that every student, regardless of their background, gets the chance to go on camps and excursions. More than 9103 students in the Western Metropolitan Region benefit from the State School Relief program each year, with more than 98,541 items of clothing distributed since 2015. This program assists in schools being inclusive environments. No family should have to worry about affording a uniform for their child. There has also been over 687,000 breakfasts served to students in the Western Metropolitan region.

EDUCATION EQUITY INVESTMENT IN THE WEST

The Andrews Labor Government has a track record in delivering for our schools. Schools in the Western Metropolitan Region have received $247.695 million in equity funding. This needs-based funding is used by schools to introduce programs that help disadvantaged students achieve better results at school and reach their full potential. Labor has also invested $21.930 million from the Campus, Sports and Excursions Fund and over 133,947 payments across the Western Metropolitan Region to ensure that every student, regardless of their background, gets the chance to go on camps and excursions. More than 9103 students in the Western Metropolitan Region benefit from the State School Relief program each year, with more than 98,541 items of clothing distributed since 2015. This program assists in schools being inclusive environments. No family should have to worry about affording a uniform for their child. There has also been over 687,000 breakfasts served to students in the Western Metropolitan region.

PREMIER’S ACTIVE APRIL

Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April.

PREMIER’S ACTIVE APRIL

Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April.