ACHIEVEMENTS: St Albans

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The Andrews Labor Government’s achievements in St Albans – 2014 / 2018

* Not a complete list

Health:

  • $200 million to build the new Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s Hospital, which will include 237 beds, 39 special care nursery cots, four theatres and additional clinics. 600 jobs will be created.
  • $44.3 million in funding provided to Sunshine Hospital for urgent infrastructure works. This will mean that an extra 7,000 patients will receive care and 64 additional new surgical and emergency beds will be made available.
  • As part of the $200 million Hospital Beds Rescue Fund, Western Health has received funding to expand its critical care capacity at Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals by four new critical care beds which will treat an additional 484 patients each year.
  • Western Health will share in $1.2 million in funding for theStrengthening Hospital Responses for Family Violence initiative
  • A new men’s shed that will support men with a disability, the elderly and hard to reach groups in the local area.
  • $30,000 and $150,000 over four years to IPC Health to expand the Needle and Syringe Program as part of Victoria’s Ice Action Plan.
  • $88,000 fetal monitoring grant for Sunshine Hospital
  • Western Health 2015/16 Medical Equipment replacement program – $2,848,880 total received in funding
  • New $1.5 million ambulance station in Sunshine opened last April. It is the largest physical station in Victoria.
  • School Shade Grants Program round 2: St Albans East Primary School ($27,500)
  • Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department Crisis Hub, ensuring patients will a mental illness get the urgent treatment they need and to ease the pressure on our hospitals
  • Upgrades to the Sunshine Hospital emergency department

Police:

  • Sunshine Police Station among the first to receive new police custody officers

Public Safety:

  • Approved $250,000 funding for Brimbank City Council to install 12 camera CCTV systems covering St Albans town centre

Roads:

  • $700 million directed to the final upgrade of the M80 Ring Road between Sunshine Avenue to Calder Freeway
  • Strengthening and widening the EJ Whitten bridge, creating more traffic lanes and fixing the notorious traffic deadlock – $150 million
  • Removed the Main Road and Furlong Road level crossings

Education:

  • Schools in St Albans received more than $2.6 million of extra funding in 2016
  • Let’s Count program participants: Albion Kindergarten, Kealba Kindergarten, St Albans East Kindergarten, St Albans North Kindergarten, East Sunshine Kindergarten and Dorothy Carlton Preschool, Jigsaw Childcare, St Albans West Kindergarten, Willis Street Kindergarten and Acacia Children’s Centre St Albans
  • Doctors in Secondary Schools: St Albans Secondary College to participate from term 3, 2017 and Keilor Downs Secondary College and Victoria University Secondary College, Brimbank Campus, from term 1, 2018.
  • School capital funding: Albion North Primary School ($177,400), Furlong Park School to Deaf Children ($611,000), Sunshine College ($9.9 million 2016-17 budget, $10.65 million 2015-16 budget and $6.29 million 2014-15 budget), Sunshine Special Development School ($2.6 million), University Park Primary School ($70,000), Catholic Regional College ($500,000), Jackson School ($246,000), St Albans Primary School ($20,000),
  • School maintenance: Albion North Primary School ($52,000), Albion Primary School ($122,000), Sunshine Harvester Primary School ($143,000) and Sunshine North Primary School ($450,000)
  • Glasses for Kids program delivered: St Albans Primary School and St Albans Heights Primary School
  • School Breakfast Clubs Program participating schools: Albion North Primary School, Albion Primary School, Ardeer Primary School, Ardeer South Primary School, Furlong Park School For Deaf Children, Jackson School, Monmia Primary School, St Albans Primary School, Sunshine North Primary School, St Albans North Primary School, St Albans North Primary School, St Albans Heights Primary School, Stevensville Primary School, St Albans Meadows Primary School, Sunshine Harvester Primary School, St Albans East Primary School
  • Camps, Uniforms and Excursions Fund 2015-2016: Parents supported (6,815), students supported (9,452), total amount paid ($1,503,500)
  • Funding boost of more than $960,000 for Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services from the Government’s $20 million Reconnect Program to support locals to access formal training
  • $100,000 funding for Monmia Primary School to deliver minor refurbishments and upgrades to facilities
  • $150,000 funding for St Albans East Primary School  to deliver minor refurbishments and upgrades to facilities
  • $1.3 million to upgrade and modernise the facilities at Albion Primary School, ensuring students learn in facilities ready for the delivery of modern education
  • $300,000 to upgrade and modernise the facilities at Sunshine North Primary School, ensuring students learn in facilities ready for the delivery of modern education

Emergency Services:

  • New state-of-the-art $1.5 million 24 hour Sunshine ambulance station
  • Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability: Essendon Unit ($48,924)

TAFE:

  • $10 million for the Sunshine Skills Hub at Victoria Polytechnic hub

Sport:

  • Aboriginal Participation – Sporting Club Grants 2017: May Peachey Memorial Touch Football side ($750)
  • Dempster Park received funding to create a four lane cricket training facility that includes a large multi-purpose area.
  • VicHealth Active Club grants 2016: Club Italia Sporting Club ($3,000) & Sunshine RSL Memorial Bowling Club ($2,900)
  • VicHealth Active Club grants 2017: Community Soccer Hub Incorporated ($2,095), Sunshine Cowboys Sports Club ($2,388)
  • Defibrillators Grants Program: St Albans Football Club & Sunshine Park Tennis Club
  • Sporting Club Grants 2016: Albion Football Club Sports Club Inc ($1,000), Keilor Park Football Club ($987), Keilor Park Sports Club Co-operative ($1,000), St Albans Bowls Club Inc ($1,000), St Albans Football and Netball Club ($1,000), Western Athletics Incorporated ($1,000)
  • Sporting Club Grants 2017: Social Goal Inc. ($700), North Sunshine Tennis Club Inc ($1,000), St Albans Saints Soccer Club: Dinamo Inc ($1,000), St Albans Saints Soccer Club: Dinamo Inc ($2,000), Sunshine United Cricket Club Inc ($955)

Youth:

  • Children’s Week 2017 grants: Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand – Let’s Celebrate! ($1,300)
  • Empower Youth Grants 2017: South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria ($250,000)
  • Freeza Grants 2016-18: Brimbank City Council Youth Events Committee ($72,000)

Public Transport:

  • New St Albans and Ginifer Train Stations opened last November
  • Keilor Plains railway station carpark upgrade
  • Sunbury Line upgrades, including planning and detailed design work to enable deployment of high capacity metro trains to Sunbury

Housing:

  • Gave the green light to a $1 billion activity centre in Sunshine. The precinct will unlock 19 hectares for mixed-use development, which is expected to generate more than $1 billion in investment, generate hundreds of jobs and reinforce Sunshine as the economic heart of Melbourne’s West

Family Violence:

  • Men’s Family Violence Funding: Djerriwarrh Health ($208,706) and Relationships Australia ($359,289)
  • New full time financial counsellors to be placed at Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services

Community:

  • Local History Grants Program: Victoria University – Northland Rebel School Oral History ($12,066.73)
  • Held the first Western Region Assembly on Wednesday 4 October to discuss the top priorities for the region
  • Partly funded the construction of the new Sunshine Library and Learning Centre
  • August 2015 Community Safety Fund: $10,000 for a night-time soccer program near Sunshine station to discourage loitering and promote positive role models, $10,000 for lighting outside Sunshine businesses to improve night-time safety and $17,600 for lighting near St Albans Square
  • Living Libraries Infrastructure Program: Brimbank City Council received $33,700 round towards the St Albans Library refurbishment
  • Community Grants Program: Association of Ukrainians ($2,200), Macedonian Community Welfare Association ($2,200), Migrant Resource Centre North West Region Inc. ($9,000),
  • Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts Grants: North Cyprus Turkish Community of Victoria ($30,000) and Polish Sporting Recreation and Community Association Inc. ($570,000)
  • Victorian Litter Innovation Fund Round 1: Brimbank City Council ($13,000)
  • Community Shade Grants round 1: Brimbank City Council ($5,940), St Albans Saints Soccer Club ($4,365.50)
  • Good Sheppard Community House St Albans, Westvale Community Centre & St Albans Community Youth Club Incorporated eligible to receive 5 additional hours funding per week/ 260 hours per year through the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program

Creative Industries:

  • Creative Suburbs Program: Brimbank City Council received $29,710 for its Bowery Puppetry Festival, which aims to engage with the local Vietnamese community
  • 2017 Melbourne West Jobs Fair at Victoria University Sunshine.

Jobs:

  • 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 a Skills and Job Centre at Victoria Polytechnic , Sunshine campus. The hub acts as a first point-of-call for students looking to start training, workers needing to re-skill, unemployed workers needing support for retraining and work placement and for employers looking to hire
  • 2017 Melbourne West Jobs Fair at Victoria University Sunshine as part of the Automotive Workers Transition Plan

Industry:

  • 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