ACHIEVEMENTS: Tarneit

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

* Not a complete list

Roads:

  • Continuing to roll out the $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel Project, creating around 6,000 jobs during construction. The project will complete the Federation Trail
  • $1.8 billion Western Suburbs Road Package:

– Widen Palmers Road from Point Cook Road to the Princes Freeway.

– Duplicate Palmers Road between Princes Freeway West and Western Freeway to provide two lanes in each direction including realignment across Sayers Road.

– Duplicate Derrimut Road between Sayers Road and Dohertys Road to provide two lanes in each direction.

– Duplicate Leakes Road between Fitzgerald Road and Derrimut Road to provide two lanes in each direction.

– Duplicate Dohertys Road between Foundation Road and Palmers Road from two lanes to a four-lane divided carriageway.

– Duplicate Forsyth Road to four lanes, including re-alignment of Forsyth Road and Old Geelong Road. As well as, widening of the Forsyth Road bridge over the Princes Freeway, Geelong-Melbourne railway line and Australian Rail Track Corporation railway line.

  • Launched the WynBay L2P program – a community-based initiative that recruits volunteers to help disadvantaged young people get their P’s

Police:

  • Victorian Budget 2017/18 funded Wyndham police station upgrade
  • The first of the new 406 sworn police officers announced in the Victoria Budget 2016/17 being rolled out

Education:

  • Let’s Count eligible kinders: Penrose Kindergarten and Penrose Kindergarten.
  • New school to be built: Trugania East Proposed P9
  • School capital funding: Tarneit West Primary School ($13 million), Tarneit P-9 College ($10 million), Tarneit Senior College ($11.6 million), Good News Lutheran College ($2 million), St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary ($750,000)
  • Funding provided to purchase land for Davis Creek Primary School and Truganina East Proposed P9
  • School Breakfast Clubs Program participating schools: Baden Powell P-9 College, Cambridge Primary School, Mossfiel Primary School, The Grange P-12 College, Tarneit P-9 College
  • Camps, Uniforms and Excursions Fund 2015-2016: Parents supported (5,392), students supported (9,253), total amount paid ($1,449,500)
  • $4.7 million additional funding for the construction of stage 2 of Truganina East P9
  • $20.1 million funding for  new school, Davis Creek Primary School

Emergency Services:

  • $3.75 million in funding to acquire land and build a permanent modern fire station for the Truganina fire brigade
  • Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2015-16: $7,667 for Truganina CFA

Sport:

  • Defibrillators Grants Program: Tarneit Football Club
  • Sporting Club Grants 2017: Tarneit Football Club ($1,000),
  • VicHealth Active Club grants 2017: Resilience Gymnastics College Inc ($2,914), Tarneit Football Club ($2,811)

Early Childhood:

  • Allocated $650,000 to the Truganina South New Early Learning Centre project. The project includes the construction of a permanent two room kindergarten facility, an additional flexible room for kindergarten and early year program activities and two flexible consulting rooms for maternal and child health and other family support services.​
  • Children’s Capital Major Grants: Davis Creek Primary Learning Facility ($650,000)
  • Co-located Early Learning Centre at new Davis Creek Primary School

Family Violence:

  • Men’s Family Violence Funding: Lifeworks Relationship Counselling and Education Services ($359,875)

Youth:

  • Empower Youth Grants 2017: South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria ($250,000) & Wyndham City – eYouth ($440,000)

Community:

  • Graffiti Prevention Grants 2015: $9,460 for ‘Street Art for the Mossy Skate Park’. Design and delivery of a mural within the Mossfiel Skate Park in Hoppers Crossing to deter graffiti.
  • Community Grants Program: ASLAMA ($1,300), Karenni Federation of Australia Inc ($7,000), Wyndham Oromo Community ($1,000) and AKPPHCA INC. ($2,000)
  • 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: Wyndham City Rhino’s Rugby Union Club Inc ($4,670)
  • $500,000 funding for Wyndham Community Support group to deliver coordinated programs and activities for young people and families from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Tarneit Community Learning Centre is eligible for 5 additional hours funding per week/ 260 hours per year through the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program

Jobs:

  • 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

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
  • Western Interstate Freight Terminal, funding will allow for further planning and a full business case

Creative Industries:

  • Creative Suburbs Program: Wyndham City Council received $100,000 for its project entitled ‘Place Patterns’

Parks:

  • Creating a parkland in Williams Landing along a 100 metre section of the historic Main Outfall Sewer (MOS) reserve, next to the Federation Bicycle Trail

Growing Suburbs Fund:

  • $3,200,000 for Mossfiel Reserve Integrated Sports and Community Hub
  • $1,800,000 for Mainview Boulevard Reserve Pavilion and Community Space
  • $1,085,850 for Tarneit Community Learning Centre Transformation
  • $1,215,000 for Truganina East Integrated Family Learning Centre
  • $1,950,000 for Williams Landing Reserve Integrated Sports and Community Hub

Public Transport:

  • Four additional return services per weekday on the Wyndham Vale Line

Environment:

  • Truganina Park Contaminated Land Cleanup, the initiative will fund the clean up of high risk public land sites to protect human health, the environment and return the land to productive use