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MEMBERS STATEMENT: SPOTSWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I rise to congratulate Spotswood Primary School on being allocated $1.4 million in the 2017–18 state budget. This funding will allow for the school’s facilities, some of which are close to 100 years old, to be upgraded and will ensure..

ENDING THE AMBULANCE CRISIS: FASTER RESPONSE TIMES FOR HOBSONS BAY

The Andrews Labor Government has repaired the damage inflicted on our ambulance service by the former Liberal Government, with state-wide ambulance response times restored to what they were before the Liberals went to war with our paramedics. The latest ambulance and hospital performance data show..

SPOTSWOOD PRIMARY GETS A $1.4M UPGRADE

Students at Spotswood Primary School will have the state-of-the-art facilities they deserve as part of an upgrade announced by the Andrews Labor Government, which is delivering for the West. The Labor Government is building and upgrading a record number of schools to make sure every..

NEW PARKS AND CYCLING PATHS FOR THE INNER WEST

Melbourne’s inner west will benefit from nearly nine hectares of new public open space, transformed from industrial land as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project. The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled plans to overhaul industrial and vacant space between the Maribyrnong River and Yarraville..

ASIA CUP KICKING GOALS FOR HOBSONS BAY’S GRASSROOTS SOCCER

Grassroots soccer clubs at JT Gray Reserve will be the big winners from an Andrews Labor Government boost to upgrade soccer facilities and encourage more people to play the world game. Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan and Hobsons Bay City Council Mayor Sandra Wilson today..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: VICTORIAN SPORT AWARDS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to congratulate members of the Williamstown electorate who have excelled in sports and refereeing and are finalists in the Victorian Sport Awards. Liam Costello of Williamstown is nominated for official of the year for his role..

Ministers statements: youth employment

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I am very pleased to inform the house about how our record investment in infrastructure is creating new opportunities for young people to learn a trade and acquire new skills. I am very proud to inform the house today..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to mark this week’s International Women’s Day and to honour and recognise the incredible women and women’s organisations who have served my local community in Melbourne’s inner west. Of course one must start with the great..

FIGHT FOR KINDERGARTEN FUNDING

Local families with pre-school aged children face a potential hike in kindergarten fees if the Federal Government fails to renew the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education for 2018 and beyond. The partnership agreement ensures that all families have access to..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN SWIMMING & LIFE SAVING CLUB

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I am very pleased to congratulate the Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club on successfully applying for and receiving a grant from the state’s emergency services volunteer sustainability program. I have had the privilege of visiting the club on..

BIG BOOST FOR THE WILLIAMSTOWN SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to acknowledge the contributions of a number of individuals within the Williamstown electorate who were recognised in the Australia Day honours. I am very proud, of course, of my electorate, as others in this place are,..

STATE SCHOOLS’ RELIEF MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN WILLIAMSTOWN

More families than ever before have been supported by the Victorian Government’s State Schools’ Relief program to pay for school uniforms and other essential costs, such as school excursions. In the same year the Turnbull Government axed the School Kids Bonus, the Andrews Government provided..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN RSL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to speak in support of the Williamstown RSL sub-branch and to thank its committee and members for their fortitude throughout an extremely difficult time. Since 2013 the Williamstown RSL has been working tirelessly to relieve itself..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN ELECTORATE SPORTING CLUBS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Sporting clubs are the backbone of our community. They are run by people of goodwill who are motivated to help shape the life skills of our children. Many of our clubs run on the smell of an oily rag…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SHEPHERD BRIDGE UPGRADE

Mr NOONAN — Local cyclists will also benefit from the upgrade to the Shepherd Bridge in Footscray. And, Speaker, I know you will be interested in this: works are well advanced, and upon completion cyclists will benefit from having a new and safer shared bike path on..