The action I seek is that the minister explore options to make sure that construction companies implement traffic plans or put traffic control planning in place, as agreed with VicRoads; make sure that these are enforced in contracts; and look at legislative requirements to make sure that is enforceable.
This government has been more than flexible and helpful and prepared to bend over backwards to provide information to opposition members every time a motion has been moved to seek documents. That is in contrast to the record of the opposition when they were in government in the last term where every single motion calling for documents moved in the house was opposed by the then Liberal-Nationals government.
I was excited to see the new initiative employed by the Hume City Council in the creation of a 300-metre stretch of road. This road was created using an additive which contains plastic bags, printer cartridges and glass bottles.
Dohertys Road, Laverton North, is the first of eight projects that will form the Andrews Labor government's $1.8 billion western roads upgrade, and it is the first of 21 projects in the full $4 billion suburban roads upgrade package. This is the biggest investment in suburban roads ever made by a Victorian government.
SPEAKING ON A BILL | NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (COMMONWEALTH POWERS) BILL 2018
It is important to take away the stress and trauma which is in addition to the trauma and stress they would have endured over many, many years as a result of that abuse by people who were trusted.
I want to congratulate it for the great work it does for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse and marginalised backgrounds living in Victoria and Melbourne's west.
Can the minister please advise me of when this project is expected to be completed so my constituents in Western Metropolitan Region can start using the new lanes to reduce their travel times to and from work?
SPEAKING ON A BILL | PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT AMENDMENT (DISTINCTIVE AREAS AND LANDSCAPES) BILL 2017
I hope common sense will prevail, because this bill will create the right balance and make sure that all the environmental areas are taken care of, that the landscaping and landform are taken care of, that the historical and cultural areas are taken into consideration.
I want to congratulate the Andrews Labor government for its commitment to skilling apprentices and trainees and making sure that on major jobs now it is mandated that 10 per cent of the workforce have to be trainees and apprentices.
Our waters are governed by state and federal governments. From time to time the boundaries need to be looked at and regulated. This bill gives effect to some of these changes or the potential changes that might occur.
I want to congratulate Premier Daniel Andrews, Treasurer Tim Pallas and Daniel Mulino, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, on the great work they have done in putting this budget together and making sure Victoria remains strong.
What the motion seeks are documents in relation to the contract and various documents regarding the West Gate tunnel. The fact is that all of the documents this motion seeks are already out there in the public domain.
As part of this budget my Western Metropolitan Region has greatly benefited from the partnership agreements, which are a process the state government has put in place so that areas or regions can put in some ideas and get some funding.
This school building boom has delivered more than 1000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians. One such project is the new P–9 school in the Truganina area in my electorate.
The opening was a very successful event and was well attended by former and current staff and students, parents and representatives from the local community. I would like to specifically congratulate the principal of Southern Cross Grammar, Mr Andrew Ponsford, for leading the school to this milestone.
The Greens need to move out of the way and allow us to go ahead with projects such as the West Gate tunnel, or else they will face similar rejections to Batman for a long time to come.
My question is: what will this proposed funding model mean for hospitals in my electorate of Western Metropolitan Region?
Victoria has a serious waste storage problem, with around one-third of Victoria's waste ending up in landfill. My local community has made it clear to me that we must start looking at alternatives to landfill to avoid this unsustainable build-up.