ACHIEVEMENTS: Sydenham

The Andrews Labor Government’s achievements in Sydenham  – 2014 / 2017

* Not a complete list

Roads:

  • Works have started on the Melton Highway level crossing removal
  • Installation of traffic lights Taylors Road and Kings Road intersection – early works

Education:

  • Construction underway for Taylors Hill West Secondary College. It is one of 42 new government schools in the construction pipeline following a record $1.8 billion investment by the Labor Government in new schools and school upgrades around the state.
  • School capital funding: Taylors Hill West Secondary College ($12 million), Gilson College ($997,500),
  • School Breakfast Club Program participating schools: Mackellar Primary School, Springside P-9 College, Taylors Lakes Primary School
  • Camps, Uniforms and Excursions Fund 2015-2016: Parents supported (3,928), students supported (5,538), total amount paid ($973,050)

Emergency Services:

  • A new 24-hour ambulance station for Taylors Lakes, with 14 full-time equivalent paramedics, a new ambulance vehicle, a drive in-and-out garage bay for vehicles, rest and recline areas, training rooms, bedrooms, modern amenities and fully-fitted kitchen.

Sport:

  • Community Shade Grants: Sydenham Hillside Cricket Club ($3,250)
  • Defibrillators Grants Program: Sunbury BMX Club
  • Sporting Club Grants 2016: Brimbank Strikers ($1,000), Hillside Football Club ($1,000), Sydenham Hillside Cricket Club Inc ($1,000), Taylors Lakes Recreation Club Inc ($1,000), Taylors Lakes Recreation Club Inc – Tennis Club ($1,000), Taylors Lakes Recreation Club Inc ($2,000)

Family Violence:

  • Men’s Family Violence Funding: Djerriwarrh Health ($208,706) and Relationships Australia ($359,289)

Youth:

  • Empower Youth Grants 2017: South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria ($250,000)

Community:

  • Victorian Litter Innovation Fund Round 1: Brimbank City Council ($13,000)

Parks:

  • Works have begun on the upgrade of Kenswick Drive Reserve in Hillside, thanks to a $194,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. It will include an exercise station, a shelter, seating, a playground, new trees and landscaping works

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

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

Growing Suburbs Fund:

  • $194,000 for Kenswick Drive Reserve Upgrade