The Andrews Labor Government’s achievements in Altona – 2014 / 2018
* Not a complete list
- Chronic Condition Support Grants 2017: Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia Inc ($10,000) and Westgate Support Group Inc ($9,900)
- Opened a new GP and allied health clinic at Laverton Community Hub, services include mental health, podiatry, occupational therapy, family counselling and vision clinics
- School Shade Grants Program Round 1: Altona Meadows Primary School ($25,000), Altona P-9 College ($25,000)
- School Shade Grants Program Round 2: Altona Green Primary School ($14,300)
- Aviation Road level crossing removal project in tender
- $1.8 billion Western Suburbs Road Package:
– Widen Dunnings Road and Palmers Road from Point Cook Road to the Princes Freeway.
– Duplicate Dohertys Road between Fitzgerald Road and Grieve Parade from two lanes to a four-lane divided carriageway, including bridge duplication.
- Launched the WynBay L2P program – a community-based initiative that recruits volunteers to help disadvantaged young people get their P’s
- Victorian Budget 2017/18 funded Altona North police station upgrade
- The first of the new 406 sworn police officers announced in the Victoria Budget 2016/17 being rolled out
- Land Acquisition for a much needed future police station at Point Cook.
- Approved $18,484 funding for Hobsons Bay City Council to install security lighting and window coverings at the Hobsons Bay Community Workshop
- Let’s Count eligible kinders: Featherbrook Kindergarten and Jamieson Way Kindergarten.
- New school to be built: Sanctuary Lakes South Proposed P9
- Doctors in Secondary Schools: Laverton P-12 College to participate from term 3, 2017
- School capital funding: Featherbrook P-9 College, Mount St Joseph Girls College ($500,000), Carranballac P-9 College ($200,000)
- Victorian Budget 2017/18 provided $1 million to Point Cook Senior Secondary College for planning for a new year 10-12 senior campus
- Funding provided to purchase land for Sanctuary Lakes South Proposed P9
- Planned school maintenance: Altona P-9 College ($371,000), Altona Primary School ($108,000), Carranballac P-9 College ($12,500) and Seaholme Primary School ($26,000)
- School Breakfast Clubs Program participating schools: Altona Meadows Primary School, Altona North Primary School and Altona P-9 College, Laverton P-12 College
- Camps, Uniforms and Excursions Fund 2015-2016: Parents supported (2,850), students supported (4,297), total amount paid ($658,125)
- Seabrook Primary provided with $113,122 to build a new boundary fence
- Funding for additional stages of the Sanctuary Lakes P-9 School ($3.13 million). This will fund stage 2 of the project and ensures that the 675 place school will open at the beginning of 2019.
- Construction of the new Point Cook South Senior Secondary College ($53 Million). This new vertical secondary school will be built for 1,100 students and is set to open in January 2020.
- In 2015 opened the new $4.3 million Altona Fire Station which is four times larger than the previous facility
- Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2015-16: $13,140 for Altona LSC
- Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016-17: $43,647 for Hobsons Bay Unit
- Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability: Hobsons Bay ($9,924.40)
- VicHealth Active Club grants 2016: Altona Bowling Club Inc ($3,000) & Point Cook Football Club ($2,013)
- VicHealth Active Club grants 2017: Altona Hockey Club ($2,610)
- Defibrillators Grants Program: Newport Ladies Lacrosse Club
- Sporting Club Grants 2016: Altona Gators Basketball Club ($986), Altona Life Saving Club ($993), Barefoot 11 ($1,000), City West Falcons Inc ($1,000), Laverton Magpies Football Club Inc ($1,000), Laverton Park Soccer Club ($927), Point Cook Cricket Club Inc ($1,000), Point Cook Netball Club ($2,000)
- Sporting Club Grants 2017: Altona Life Saving Club ($2,000), Laverton Park Tennis Club ($1,000), Point Cook Football Club ($1,000), Wyndham Ultimate ($1,000), Wyndham Track and Field Club ($1,485), Hobsons Bay Pirates Softball Club Inc ($1,000), Geelong Mountain Bike Club Inc ($2,000)
- Opened the brand-new $7.3 million Saltwater Community Centre in Point Cook which offers 198 places across its three and four-year-old kindergarten programs.
- Allocated $1.6 million to establish an Integrated Children’s Centre in Altona Early Years Centre.
- Children’s Capital Major Grants: Cooraminta Laverton North Kindergarten ($226,000) to increase capacity and deliver additional services to meet the needs of the community. This will include the introduction of a 3 year old kinder program and additional playgroups. This project is being delivered by Hobsons Bay City Council.
- Men’s Family Violence Funding: Lifeworks Relationship Counselling and Education Services ($359,875)
- Children’s Week 2017 grants: Hobsons Bay City Council 11th Annual Childrens Week Picnic ($500)
- Empower Youth Grants 2017: South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria ($250,000) & Wyndham City – eYouth ($440,000)
- Freeza Grants 2016-18: Hobsons Bay City Council – KAOS Crew ($72,000)
- Local History Grants Program: Hobsons Bay Libraries – Explore Hobsons Bay Heritage Tours App ($1,345)
- Community Grants Program: Zimbabwe Community in Australia (Victoria) Inc ($6,500), Australia Chin Media Network Inc. ($2,500), Australian Arabic Womens Group ($1,500), National African Community in Victoria (NACV) Inc. ($1,000), Tamilar Inc ($900) and Victorian Scottish Union ($1,800).
- Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts Grant: Maltese Association Hobsons Bay Inc ($20,000)
- Victorian Litter Innovation Fund Round 1: Wyndham City Council ($20,000)
- Victorian Litter Innovation Fund Round 2: Wyndham City Council ($15,000)
- Community Shade Grants round 1: Altona Life Saving Club Inc ($2,314.59), Point Cook Netball Club ($1,468.84)
- Community Shade Grants round 2: Laverton Community Integrated Services – Laverton Community Centre ($1,398.18), Laverton Community Integrated Services – Laverton Community Education Centre ($9,090.91), Laverton Park Tennis Club Inc ($11,495), Westpoint Football (Soccer) Club Inc ($4,525)
- $1 million for the Greening the Pipeline Project. Will transform the heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer Reserve into a vibrant parkland.
- Altona Meadows Community Centre, Jamieson Way Community Centre & Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre each eligible for an additional 5 hours of funding per week.
- The Interface Growth Fund is generating local jobs by helping outer-suburban communities build local infrastructure that is vital for growing communities to thrive into the future. Wyndham City Council has advised that:
- the Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre is expected to generate at least 30 FTE jobs during the construction phase, and at least 5 jobs during the ongoing operations phase
- the Chirnside Park Hub Redevelopment is expected to generate 63 FTE jobs during the construction phase, and 28 FTE jobs during the ongoing operations phase
- the Community Connections project is expected to generate up to 8 jobs during the construction phase, as well as extending the employment period of some of council’s existing contractors
- Established the Jobs Victoria Employment Network which provides intensive support to those unable to get a job
- Back to Work Scheme providing financial incentives of up to $11,000 per worker for businesses that hire ex-automotive workers
- Established the Automotive Supply Chain Transition Program, offering support to supply chain companies to develop new business plans
- Established the Local Industry Fund for Transition which has funded 33 projects, generated over $160 million in investments and created 864 jobs
- Creative Suburbs Program: Wyndham City Council received $100,000 for its project entitled ‘Place Patterns’
Growing Suburbs Fund:
- $200,000 for Saltwater Outdoor Youth Space