Katie Hall State Labor Member For Footscray

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Authorised by Katie Hall, 204 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011

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SUPPORTING THE WEST WITH FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY LED IDEAS

The West Gate Tunnel Project is set to provide a massive boost to community groups in the inner west, with the Andrews Government today launching a $10 million fund to support local projects. In the coming months, local groups will be able to tap into the West Gate Neighbourhood Fund for projects that bring people together and improve neighbourhoods while work on the Tunnel continues. The West Gate Tunnel Project will end the rat-running through the inner west, taking more than 9000 trucks off residential streets and allowing the Labor Government to deliver 24/7 truck bans on Francis Street, Buckley Street, Moore Street, Sommerville Road, Hudsons Road and Blackshaws Road. The project will also deliver more than five MCGs of new open space, quieter parks and sports grounds with new noise walls and 14 kilometres of new and upgraded bike paths. The West Gate Neighbourhood Fund will ensure the benefits for the community are felt sooner rather than later, with grants of up to $100,000 available for community groups and organisations in the Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong City Council areas. Funding of partnership projects above $100,000 will be considered, with co-funded initiatives encouraged. The funding builds on the package of improvements the West Gate Tunnel will deliver to make the west an even better place to live. The grants and partnerships program will be managed by the West Gate Tunnel Project team in the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority. The first round of partnerships will be open in the coming months with the first round of grants in the last quarter of this year. People can find out more at westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/neighbourhoodfund. Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown The Hon Melissa Horne “We’re calling on local groups to bring their best ideas forward so that we can make sure our community is seeing the benefits of this massive project well before the Tunnel opens.” “The West Gate Tunnel will get trucks off local streets and create more than nine hectares of new, green open space in Melbourne’s west – and we’re getting it done.” Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall “We’re not just building a road – we’re changing the inner west for the better.” “I encourage local organisations to find out more and get involved – to build better neighbourhoods here in the west, while we get on with building the West Gate Tunnel.”

SUPPORTING THE WEST WITH FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY LED IDEAS

The West Gate Tunnel Project is set to provide a massive boost to community groups in the inner west, with the Andrews Government today launching a $10 million fund to support local projects. In the coming months, local groups will be able to tap into the West Gate Neighbourhood Fund for projects that bring people together and improve neighbourhoods while work on the Tunnel continues. The West Gate Tunnel Project will end the rat-running through the inner west, taking more than 9000 trucks off residential streets and allowing the Labor Government to deliver 24/7 truck bans on Francis Street, Buckley Street, Moore Street, Sommerville Road, Hudsons Road and Blackshaws Road. The project will also deliver more than five MCGs of new open space, quieter parks and sports grounds with new noise walls and 14 kilometres of new and upgraded bike paths. The West Gate Neighbourhood Fund will ensure the benefits for the community are felt sooner rather than later, with grants of up to $100,000 available for community groups and organisations in the Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong City Council areas. Funding of partnership projects above $100,000 will be considered, with co-funded initiatives encouraged. The funding builds on the package of improvements the West Gate Tunnel will deliver to make the west an even better place to live. The grants and partnerships program will be managed by the West Gate Tunnel Project team in the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority. The first round of partnerships will be open in the coming months with the first round of grants in the last quarter of this year. People can find out more at westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/neighbourhoodfund. Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown The Hon Melissa Horne “We’re calling on local groups to bring their best ideas forward so that we can make sure our community is seeing the benefits of this massive project well before the Tunnel opens.” “The West Gate Tunnel will get trucks off local streets and create more than nine hectares of new, green open space in Melbourne’s west – and we’re getting it done.” Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall “We’re not just building a road – we’re changing the inner west for the better.” “I encourage local organisations to find out more and get involved – to build better neighbourhoods here in the west, while we get on with building the West Gate Tunnel.”

NEW NAME AND NEW DESIGN FOR FOOTSCRAY HIGH SCHOOL

Students at the current Footscray City College are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art science facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne and Member for Footscray Katie Hall today announced the appointment of Jackson Clement Burrows to design the school’s new science facility. The project will upgrade the facilities at the current Footscray City College to ensure that students are equipped for 21st century learning. The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades and support over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians, including more than $80 million for the Footscray Learning Precinct. They also announced that, following extensive consultation with the community, the new secondary school in the Footscray Learning Precinct would be officially named Footscray High School. With three new campuses set to open in 2021, the Precinct will link educational facilities in Melbourne’s inner west, supporting diversity and accommodating all stages of learning. The Precinct will create a new secondary school made up of: A junior secondary campus (years 7-9) at Pilgrim Street, Seddon A junior secondary campus (years 7-9) at Barkly Street, Footscray (currently Gilmore College for Girls) A senior secondary campus (years 10-12) at Kinnear St, Footscray (to be located at the current Footscray City College site). The Precinct will also include Footscray City Primary School, including a new integrated Early Learning Centre, and Footscray Primary School.​ Under the Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school where students can achieve their best. Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “The new Footscray High School will be so much more than walls and a roof. It will be a cleverly designed hub which will inspire and encourage local students to reach their full potential.” Quote attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall “We want to make sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given the best possible chance to succeed.” Quote attributable to Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne “This exciting appointment means families in Melbourne’s inner west are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive.”

NEW NAME AND NEW DESIGN FOR FOOTSCRAY HIGH SCHOOL

Students at the current Footscray City College are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art science facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne and Member for Footscray Katie Hall today announced the appointment of Jackson Clement Burrows to design the school’s new science facility. The project will upgrade the facilities at the current Footscray City College to ensure that students are equipped for 21st century learning. The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades and support over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians, including more than $80 million for the Footscray Learning Precinct. They also announced that, following extensive consultation with the community, the new secondary school in the Footscray Learning Precinct would be officially named Footscray High School. With three new campuses set to open in 2021, the Precinct will link educational facilities in Melbourne’s inner west, supporting diversity and accommodating all stages of learning. The Precinct will create a new secondary school made up of: A junior secondary campus (years 7-9) at Pilgrim Street, Seddon A junior secondary campus (years 7-9) at Barkly Street, Footscray (currently Gilmore College for Girls) A senior secondary campus (years 10-12) at Kinnear St, Footscray (to be located at the current Footscray City College site). The Precinct will also include Footscray City Primary School, including a new integrated Early Learning Centre, and Footscray Primary School.​ Under the Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school where students can achieve their best. Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “The new Footscray High School will be so much more than walls and a roof. It will be a cleverly designed hub which will inspire and encourage local students to reach their full potential.” Quote attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall “We want to make sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given the best possible chance to succeed.” Quote attributable to Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne “This exciting appointment means families in Melbourne’s inner west are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive.”

Lynch's Bridge Strengthening

The art-deco style of Lynch’s Bridge will be preserved as safety barriers are upgraded on both bridges, and footpaths and drainage will also be improved.

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.