ACHIEVEMENTS: Williamstown

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

* Not a complete list

Health:

  • Western Health 2015/16 Medical Equipment replacement program – $2,848,880 total received in funding

Roads:

  • Continuing to roll out the $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel Project, creating around 6,000 jobs during construction. The project will deliver a new road and tunnel under Yarraville to the city, ramps between the West Gate Freeway and Hyde street for trucks carrying dangerous good, two additional lanes between Williamstown Road and the M80 Ring Road, providing a direct connection to the Port of Melbourne from Hyde Street, a new bridge over Whitehall Street next to Yarraville Gardens, completion of the Federation Trail, a new pedestrian and cycling path from Hyde Street Reserve to Spotswood Station, and a 24/7 truck ban on Somerville Road and Francis Street in Yarraville upon completion. Bans will apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Hudsons Road between Booker Street and Melbourne Road and along the full length of Blackshaws Road from Melbourne Road to Grieve Parade when the West Gate Tunnel opens in 2022
  • Project in tender: Ferguson Street and Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal
  • Expanded truck curfew along Somerville Road Yarraville
  • $1.2 million in funding to Westgate Punt ferry service
  • $58.6 million to perform vital maintenance on the West Gate Bridge
  • Launched the WynBay L2P program – a community-based initiative that recruits volunteers to help disadvantaged young people get their P’s

Education:

  • Yarraville West Primary School received an extra $3,500 from the Government’s Building Resilience in School Communities Grants program, which aims to boost the confidence of young people in our local schools.
  • Doctors in Secondary Schools: Bayside P-12 College, Paisley Campus, and Grange P-12 College to participate from term 3, 2017
  • School capital funding: Bayside P-12 College ($300,000), Newport Lakes Primary School ($3.04 million), Williamstown High School ($500,000), Woodville Primary School ($28,112)
  • School maintenance: Kingsville Primary School ($103,000), Spotswood Primary School ($34,000) and Yarraville West Primary School ($24,000)
  • School Breakfast Clubs Program participating schools: Bayside P-12 College Yarraville Special Developmental School
  • Camps, Uniforms and Excursions Fund 2015-2016: Parents supported (2,368), students supported (3,269), total amount paid ($567,825)
  • $1.2 million funding towards a pavilion extension at Bayside College Williamstown Campus
  • Funding for land acquisition for Bayside College Williamstown Campus
  • Funding for land acquisition for Footscray Leaning Precinct (new Seddon campus)
  • $29.28 million funding for construction of a new school, Footscray leaning Precinct (new Seddon campus)

Emergency Services:

  • Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2015-16: $42,000 for Williamstown Swimming and LSC
  • Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability: Werribee Fire Brigade ($1,247.82)

Sport:

  • New multisport facility at Bryan Martyn Oval. It includes six new cricket nets, a netball court and a three-on-three basketball court. The facility will also provide a shared training space for the cricket and netball clubs and will remain open for public use at all other times. The Victorian Government provided $70,000 for the new facility under its Community Facility Funding Program, while the Newport Digman Cricket and Newport Power Netball Club provided $40,000 and the Hobsons Bay City Council provided the remaining $120,000.
  • JT Gray Reserve Pavilion Redevelopment project at Williamstown North received $550,000 in funding and a further $100,000 for the construction of a new shared multi-use pavilion to replace two non-compliant facilities and seven portables.
  • VicHealth Active Club grants 2016: Spotswood Cricket Club ($2,795)
  • Defibrillators Grants Program: Spotswood Cricket Club & Williamstown Congregational Cricket Club
  • Sporting Club Grants 2016: NAB AFL Auskick Yarraville ($1,000), Newport Calisthenics Club Incorporated ($1,000), Western Leadbeaters Cricket Club ($1,000), Williamstown Swimming & Life Saving Club Inc ($1,000), NAB AFL Auskick Yarraville ($1,720)
  • Sporting Club Grants 2017: Newport Power Junior Football Club Inc ($1,000), Melbourne City Football Club Inc ($1,000), Melbourne City Football Club Inc ($5,000), Williamstown Cannons Basketball Club Inc ($1,800)
  • VicHealth Active Club grants 2017: Kingsville Baptist Cricket Club Inc ($1,789), Yarraville Cricket Club ($2,799)
  • $900,000 funding for new oval development at Bayside College Paisley Campus
  • $500,000 funding for planning of Whitten Oval

Aged Care:

  • Signed off on a deal with Southern Cross Care to build a 4500 square metre new state-of-the-art aged-care facility in Power Street next to North Williamstown railway station.

Public Transport:

  • Shuttles to Williamstown as part of the Night Network
  • The second of more than 100 new trains ordered has hit the tracks and is running on the Frankston, Werribee and Williamstown lines
  • A new Parkiteer bicycle cage was opened for public use at Yarraville Station

Family Violence:

  • Men’s Family Violence Funding: Lifeworks Relationship Counselling and Education Services ($359,875)
  • 20 affordable low cost housing units are being built in Newport. Nine one-bedroom and eleven two-bedroom homes will specifically provide low cost housing for women aged over 55
  • New full time financial counsellors to be placed at Anglicare

Youth:

  • Let’s Count program eligible kinders: Altona North Early Childhood Centre
  • Children’s Week 2017 grants: Museums Victoria, Scienceworks – Little Kids’ Day In, Dino Day! ($1,300)

Community:

  • Local History Grants Program: Hobsons Bay Libraries – Explore Hobsons Bay Heritage Tours App ($1,345)
  • Living Libraries Infrastructure Program: Hobsons Bay City Council received $100,000 towards the new Newport Library as part of the Newport Community Hub
  • Victorian Litter Innovation Fund Round 1: City of Maribyrnong ($20,000)
  • Community Shade Grants round 1: Altona Miniature Railway Inc ($7,006), Hyde Street Youth Band Inc ($2,421), Newport Power Junior Football Club ($5,000)
  • Community Shade Grants round 2: Altona East Soccer Club ($3,225), RMIT Hockey Club (auspiced by Hockey Victoria) ($2,454.55), Williamstown C.Y.M.S. Sports Club Inc ($10,600)
  • Spotswood Community House and Walker Close & Brooklyn Hall Association Incorporated are eligible for 5 additional hours funding per week/260 hours per year through the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program

Jobs:

  • $3 million investment into construction giant Hickory Building Systems which will expand its manufacturing operations in Brooklyn, creating more than a 100 new jobs. The new investment project will increase the company’s annual production of bathroom pods by more than 200 per cent
  • 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
  • Provided $3 million to upgrade Williamstown Maritime Precinct
  • Spotswood’s Rail Centre will receive a sizeable portion of the 7000 jobs set to emanate from the Metro Tunnel project

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

Planning:

  • Approved a planning scheme amendment for a part of Williamstown set for redevelopment which reflects recommendations from the Port Phillip Woollen Mills Advisory Committee Report. The amendment ensures 60 per cent of the site yet to be developed complies with the Committee’s recommendations, by applying mandatory height controls ranging from 10 to 25 metres, introducing a development contributions plan overlay for new local infrastructure and requiring a coastal hazard vulnerability assessment.

Veterans:

  • Currently running a trial program that will allow households that were once home to World War One soldiers or nurses to purchase a commemorative plaque
  • Yarraville Community Centre received $6,565 in funding for their Bringing Life Back to Yarraville WWI Honour Roll project. This project will allow for the restoration of the WWI Honour Roll in the downstairs reception area of the Yarraville Community Centre and install lighting.