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.
This service, to be delivered by Anglicare, also includes one specialist family violence counsellor to ensure that those experiencing significant hardship can get the support they need to get their lives back on track.
This program has led to over $30 million worth of funding going into the western metro area since the Andrews Labor government came to power in 2014. The benefits of these projects will be felt by the community for many years to come.
Just to conclude, this is a very important bill that gives effect to the Coghlan report and responds to community concerns which have been raised with us in the last year or two, particularly about recent events, whether they are home invasions or the Bourke Street tragedy.
Project after project, we are delivering what Victorians asked us to deliver. They voted for us to deliver these major infrastructure projects, and the West Gate is one of them.
While the federal government and the state opposition have proven they are not concerned about the environment, this Labor government has placed it at the very forefront of our agenda.
The Communities that Care program is a long-term, evidence-based prevention strategy to develop locally based initiatives that build healthy behaviour and social commitment among children and youth.
From yesterday drivers will notice changes on the West Gate Freeway as workers establish a construction site that will allow the city-bound tunnel entrance to be built without closing lanes on the freeway during peak times.
What will it mean for my constituents of Western Metropolitan Region if this project does not go ahead?
What Melbourne needs to do is take the politics out of our infrastructure delivery. I mean, there's no more arguing. We need to start getting on with some of these plans to free up traffic congestion.
It is a day to reflect on the life lost on that tragic day. It was the worst tragedy in history in Victoria resulting from bush fires.
The relevant services are tailored to the specific needs of jobseekers and their local area. The focus on localised support has allowed this program to achieve great things in the we
Western Metropolitan Region contains some of Melbourne's fastest expanding suburban growth corridors. This is predominantly young families who require a good early childhood education sector.
This long-awaited alternative to the West Gate Bridge will create over 6000 Victorian jobs, ease congestion on some of the western suburb's most clogged-up roads, revitalise the local area and get trucks off the residential streets.
SPEAKING ON A BILL | TRANSPORT LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (ROAD SAFETY, RAIL AND OTHER MATTERS) BILL 2017
I hope these measures will further improve our road safety in Victoria and that we might come to a day where we are able to achieve zero fatalities on our roads.
The changes proposed in this bill are fair and reasonable, and they ought to be supported by this house. We have delivered on all of our commitments. It is important that we reform the state's taxation system to make sure it is modern and to stimulate the economy.
The Andrews Labor government is working so hard for our vibrant and fast-growing outer suburban areas. I hope the people of Melton enjoy their new facilities.
I rise to speak of the passing of a Labor legend, the honourable former senator Steve Hutchins. He lost his battle with cancer of 19 years. One thing about Steve is he definitely was a fighter.