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NEW SECURE BIKE CAGE AT YARRAVILLE STATION NOW OPEN

Wade Noonan MP, the State Member for Williamstown, announced today that a new Parkiteer bicycle cage is now open for public use at Yarraville Station. The new cage is big enough for 26 bicycles and provides a secure place for commuters to lock their bike,..

WINNING UPGRADE AT NEWPORT OVAL

A new multisport facility has officially opened at Bryan Martyn Oval in Newport thanks to a partnership between the Victorian Government, the Hobsons Bay City Council and a number Newport’s local sporting clubs. Wade Noonan MP, the State Member for Williamstown, launched the upgraded facilities..

KOROROIT CREEK ROAD LEVEL CROSSING AMONG NEXT TO GO

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing near the Mobil Refinery is among the next four to be removed by 2019. Member for Williamstown, Wade Noonan, welcomed the announcement, saying the removal of the level crossing would improve traffic..

24 HOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GET LOCALS HOMESAFE

State Member for the Williamstown, Wade Noonan, today welcomed the announcement that 24 hour public transport is coming to our local area. From 1 January 2016, the Andrews Labor Government will trial all-night public transport on weekends. The Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, outlined..

YOUNG LOCAL TO CHAIR GOVERNMENT ADVISORY GROUP

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced that Hobsons Bay local and former Youth Parliamentarian, Oussama Abou-Zeid, will act as co-chair of a new advisory group that will support the efforts of the Andrews Labor Government to strengthen social cohesion. Oussama, along with fellow chair..

Second Reading: Road Safety Amendment Bill 2015 – 24 June 2015

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Police) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under sessional orders: Victorians driving under the influence of drugs is a key cause of road trauma. It is becoming increasingly important to find..

Members Statements: Helen Smith – 24 June 2015

Mr NOONAN — I also want to congratulate an inspirational member of my electorate of Williamstown, Helen Smith, who was appointed a member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to fencing as a coach, mentor and three-time Olympic athlete.

Members Statement: Queen’s Birthday honours – 24 June 2015

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Police) — I rise today to congratulate the members of Victoria Police who received the Australian Police Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours this year for their distinguished and commendable service to Australian policing. Among them are Detective Senior Sergeant Wayne..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: LEVEL CROSSINGS – 25 June 2015

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Police) — I rise to make a ministers statement today in relation to the Andrews Labor government’s key initiative to remove 50 level crossings and outline for the house the very positive impacts that these projects will have for our police. Our frontline police..

Condolences: Hon. Joan Elizabeth Kirner AC – 9 June 2015

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Police) — It is with a heavy heart that I join this condolence motion in honour of my friend Joan Kirner. In 2007 when I was in a three-way contest to become Labor’s candidate to replace Steve Bracks in the seat of Williamstown,..

MONEY FOR CONFIDENCE GIVEN TO YARRAVILLE WEST PRIMARY

Yarraville West Primary School will receive an extra $3,500 from the Andrews Labor Government’s Building Resilience in School Communities Grants program, which aims to boost the confidence of young people in our local schools The funding was announced earlier this week by Minister for Education,..

HOBSONS BAY YOUTH REPRESENTATIVES FIGHT FAMILY VIOLENCE

Wade Noonan MP, the State Member for Williamstown, hosted a round table discussion today with the new representatives of the Hobsons Bay Youth Parliament Team to talk about the issues facing Melbourne’s west. Mr Noonan joined Gabi Duke (16), Hue Man Dang (17), Jes Evans..

MANAGING GROWTH IN HISTORIC WILLIAMSTOWN

Friday, 19 June, 2015 The Andrews Labor Government has delivered its election commitment to ensure redevelopment in Williamstown enhances the area while respecting the suburb’s history and character. The Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, has approved a planning scheme amendment for a part of Williamstown..

Second Reading: Appropriations (2015-2016) Bill 2015

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Police) — It gives me great pleasure to rise and make a contribution to debate on the Appropriation (2015–2016) Bill 2015, the first under the Andrews government. In doing so, I want to congratulate the Treasurer and his team on delivering a very..