Katie Hall State Labor Member For Footscray

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BRAYBROOK DEVELOPMENT THE FUTURE OF HOUSING

The Andrews Government is delivering a new generation of sustainable public housing in the heart of Melbourne’s booming west. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today announced the Future Homes design competition demonstration project in Braybrook – bringing to life the architectural vision of architects LIAN in association with Kerstin Thompson Architects. The project will deliver at least 12 new public housing apartments, providing a home for some of our most vulnerable community members on the social housing wait list. The homes will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments with some of the ground level apartments designed for full wheel-chair accessibility. These new homes will be light filled, have access to green space and be environmentally sustainable, providing thermal comfort for residents. The homes are part of the Future Homes competition where design firms submitted innovative housing plans of what an easily replaceable future home could look like. Four competition winners were announced last month. The winning designers and architects will work with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect to refine their entries into design models to be incorporated into the Victorian planning scheme. By incorporating the designs into the planning scheme developers will be able to get projects off the ground faster and at a lower cost while meeting high design standards and energy efficiency requirements. Future Homes will inspire a new generation of high-quality apartments that meet both the needs of a growing population and a diverse range of households. The new homes are part of the Andrews Government’s record investment in housing, including the landmark Big Housing Build. The $5.3 billion Big Housing Build will deliver more than 12,000 new homes and is the largest single investment in social and affordable housing in Australia’s history. For more information visit: vic.gov.au/future-homes Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Richard Wynne “Our unprecedented investment in safe, secure housing will change lives – not only putting a roof over people’s heads but creating thousands of jobs as we rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic.” “The Future Homes competition contributed such incredible new design concepts and this is an exciting first opportunity to bring these designs to life.” “These new designs will set new benchmarks in sustainability and liveability – helping create a new generation of apartment living that’s better, smarter, safer and healthier for the whole community.” Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP “Public housing benefits everyone in our community, and I’m delighted that Braybrook is getting the cutting edge future homes that people deserve and want to live in.” “The Andrews Government’s Big Build is transforming public and social housing throughout Victoria, and the west is a major beneficiary in this unprecedented investment.”

BRAYBROOK DEVELOPMENT THE FUTURE OF HOUSING

The Andrews Government is delivering a new generation of sustainable public housing in the heart of Melbourne’s booming west. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today announced the Future Homes design competition demonstration project in Braybrook – bringing to life the architectural vision of architects LIAN in association with Kerstin Thompson Architects. The project will deliver at least 12 new public housing apartments, providing a home for some of our most vulnerable community members on the social housing wait list. The homes will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments with some of the ground level apartments designed for full wheel-chair accessibility. These new homes will be light filled, have access to green space and be environmentally sustainable, providing thermal comfort for residents. The homes are part of the Future Homes competition where design firms submitted innovative housing plans of what an easily replaceable future home could look like. Four competition winners were announced last month. The winning designers and architects will work with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect to refine their entries into design models to be incorporated into the Victorian planning scheme. By incorporating the designs into the planning scheme developers will be able to get projects off the ground faster and at a lower cost while meeting high design standards and energy efficiency requirements. Future Homes will inspire a new generation of high-quality apartments that meet both the needs of a growing population and a diverse range of households. The new homes are part of the Andrews Government’s record investment in housing, including the landmark Big Housing Build. The $5.3 billion Big Housing Build will deliver more than 12,000 new homes and is the largest single investment in social and affordable housing in Australia’s history. For more information visit: vic.gov.au/future-homes Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Richard Wynne “Our unprecedented investment in safe, secure housing will change lives – not only putting a roof over people’s heads but creating thousands of jobs as we rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic.” “The Future Homes competition contributed such incredible new design concepts and this is an exciting first opportunity to bring these designs to life.” “These new designs will set new benchmarks in sustainability and liveability – helping create a new generation of apartment living that’s better, smarter, safer and healthier for the whole community.” Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP “Public housing benefits everyone in our community, and I’m delighted that Braybrook is getting the cutting edge future homes that people deserve and want to live in.” “The Andrews Government’s Big Build is transforming public and social housing throughout Victoria, and the west is a major beneficiary in this unprecedented investment.”

PROGRAM FUNDING A BOOST FOR FOOTSCRAY HIGH SCHOOL

Footscray High School will receive funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to improve school facilities and infrastructure that supports students and staff with disabilities, thanks to the Andrews Government. Member for Footscray Katie Hall has announced that Footscray High School’s Barkly Campus has been allocated funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to promote inclusive learning environments, through improved access to modern and functional learning spaces in Victorian schools. The funding will provide $197,000 to assist Footscray High School in providing ramps, pathways and door widening throughout school, to ensure students and staff have access to appropriate school facilities, in line with their peers and colleagues. The program adjusts existing facilities to meet the needs of those with existing disabilities, as well as disabilities that occur as a result of an accident or the deterioration of existing conditions. The Andrews Government is building the Education State to ensure that every student can access a great local school and get a great education. In the past five years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “The program helps to ensure all Victorian government students of all abilities can get a great education and have access to modern, functional learning spaces to give them the best chance to succeed and thrive in school and in life.” Quotes attributable to Katie Hall MP, Member for Footscray “As we build the Education State, we’re continuing to invest in schools to ensure students of all abilities can get a great education – no matter their circumstances.”

PROGRAM FUNDING A BOOST FOR FOOTSCRAY HIGH SCHOOL

Footscray High School will receive funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to improve school facilities and infrastructure that supports students and staff with disabilities, thanks to the Andrews Government. Member for Footscray Katie Hall has announced that Footscray High School’s Barkly Campus has been allocated funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to promote inclusive learning environments, through improved access to modern and functional learning spaces in Victorian schools. The funding will provide $197,000 to assist Footscray High School in providing ramps, pathways and door widening throughout school, to ensure students and staff have access to appropriate school facilities, in line with their peers and colleagues. The program adjusts existing facilities to meet the needs of those with existing disabilities, as well as disabilities that occur as a result of an accident or the deterioration of existing conditions. The Andrews Government is building the Education State to ensure that every student can access a great local school and get a great education. In the past five years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “The program helps to ensure all Victorian government students of all abilities can get a great education and have access to modern, functional learning spaces to give them the best chance to succeed and thrive in school and in life.” Quotes attributable to Katie Hall MP, Member for Footscray “As we build the Education State, we’re continuing to invest in schools to ensure students of all abilities can get a great education – no matter their circumstances.”

ENRICHING FOOTSCRAY WITH COMMUNITY FUNDING

Community and sporting groups in Footscray will receive a financial boost with local projects chosen to receive funding from the Andrews Government’s West Gate Neighbourhood Fund. Among those to receive funding is the Footscray Community Arts Centre, for the re-imagining Henderson House project. This program will revitalise Footscray's historic Henderson House with new creative spaces and, connect the inner west's diverse communities through local art and performances. The $10 million West Gate Neighbourhood Fund is an initiative of the Andrews Government to make sure neighbourhoods in the inner west benefit from the West Gate Tunnel Project immediately, while the project is deliver. Funding is provided to projects that bring people together and improve neighbourhoods nearest where the project is being built. Under this round of the partnerships stream funding, $6.4 million is being invested into the community on community centred arts, sports, wellbeing, transport, education and other projects across the inner west. Other recipients in the inaugural round of funding include the 100 Story Building for redevelopment of a writing centre and creative space space for use by children and young people, and Cinespace for a multicultural screen arts project. Partnership funding was available funding for larger projects seeking over $100,000 that deliver a lasting benefit for the community to assist organisations to implement projects such as community infrastructure, capital equipment and programs that improve community connectedness and meet a community need. Financial and in-kind contributions were considered during application process and some project require a co-contribution. The West Gate Neighbourhood Fund also includes a grants program for smaller projects with the first round to be open for applications in the first half of this year. Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall “We’re looking forward to seeing these exciting and innovative ideas that reflect the vibrancy of the Footscray area come into fruition.”   “This is a fantastic opportunity to tap into the benefits from the West Gate Tunnel Project sooner rather than later.”  Quotes attributable to West Gate Tunnel Project CEO Peter Sammut “Through the West Gate Tunnel Project we’re transforming the inner west with fewer trucks, more open space, and thousands of trees.” “The investment in the area is huge and we want to see the benefits flow to all parts of the neighbourhood.”  

ENRICHING FOOTSCRAY WITH COMMUNITY FUNDING

Community and sporting groups in Footscray will receive a financial boost with local projects chosen to receive funding from the Andrews Government’s West Gate Neighbourhood Fund. Among those to receive funding is the Footscray Community Arts Centre, for the re-imagining Henderson House project. This program will revitalise Footscray's historic Henderson House with new creative spaces and, connect the inner west's diverse communities through local art and performances. The $10 million West Gate Neighbourhood Fund is an initiative of the Andrews Government to make sure neighbourhoods in the inner west benefit from the West Gate Tunnel Project immediately, while the project is deliver. Funding is provided to projects that bring people together and improve neighbourhoods nearest where the project is being built. Under this round of the partnerships stream funding, $6.4 million is being invested into the community on community centred arts, sports, wellbeing, transport, education and other projects across the inner west. Other recipients in the inaugural round of funding include the 100 Story Building for redevelopment of a writing centre and creative space space for use by children and young people, and Cinespace for a multicultural screen arts project. Partnership funding was available funding for larger projects seeking over $100,000 that deliver a lasting benefit for the community to assist organisations to implement projects such as community infrastructure, capital equipment and programs that improve community connectedness and meet a community need. Financial and in-kind contributions were considered during application process and some project require a co-contribution. The West Gate Neighbourhood Fund also includes a grants program for smaller projects with the first round to be open for applications in the first half of this year. Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall “We’re looking forward to seeing these exciting and innovative ideas that reflect the vibrancy of the Footscray area come into fruition.”   “This is a fantastic opportunity to tap into the benefits from the West Gate Tunnel Project sooner rather than later.”  Quotes attributable to West Gate Tunnel Project CEO Peter Sammut “Through the West Gate Tunnel Project we’re transforming the inner west with fewer trucks, more open space, and thousands of trees.” “The investment in the area is huge and we want to see the benefits flow to all parts of the neighbourhood.”  

Campaigns

Support live music in Footscray

Live music is worth fighting for and the recent closure of two much-loved live music venues is of concern to me. I want to work with the community and all levels of government to ensure that our local live music scene continues to grow and thrive. I enlisted the help of my first Parliamentary Intern, Daniel Vaughan, to produce a report on the live music scene in Footscray, identifying its past, present, and future opportunities and threats. Click the link below to download and read the report. Live Music in Footscray Strategy Report by Daniel Vaughan If you want to help show your support for live music in Footscray, sign the petition to the right. You can also comment sharing your live local music experiences and opinions, or tell me if you'd like to play a part in helping our local music scene to thrive. If you do, my office will follow up with you to discuss how you'd like to help.

Support live music in Footscray

Live music is worth fighting for and the recent closure of two much-loved live music venues is of concern to me. I want to work with the community and all levels of government to ensure that our local live music scene continues to grow and thrive. I enlisted the help of my first Parliamentary Intern, Daniel Vaughan, to produce a report on the live music scene in Footscray, identifying its past, present, and future opportunities and threats. Click the link below to download and read the report. Live Music in Footscray Strategy Report by Daniel Vaughan If you want to help show your support for live music in Footscray, sign the petition to the right. You can also comment sharing your live local music experiences and opinions, or tell me if you'd like to play a part in helping our local music scene to thrive. If you do, my office will follow up with you to discuss how you'd like to help.