Katie Hall State Labor Member For Footscray

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Footscray Plan Points To New Growth For Business, Jobs

Footscray’s transformation into a hub for business, innovation and creativity is advancing with the release of an Andrews Labor Government paper setting out a vision for the precinct as the gateway to Melbourne’s west. Minister for Business Precincts Martin Pakula released the Footscray Opportunity and Directions Paper which identifies opportunities in the precinct, including for investment and partnerships to grow jobs. The Paper was developed after extensive consultation with stakeholders including the Maribyrnong City Council, Western Health, Victoria University, the Footscray Traders Association and the Footscray Asian Business Association. The Andrews Labor Government has made unprecedented investments in the region in recent years, including $1.5 billion for the new Footscray Hospital, more than $120 million for the Footscray Learning Precinct including the Footscray High School Kinnear Campus and Footscray City Primary School, $36.6 million to redevelop Whitten Oval and key transport connectivity projects as part of Victoria’s Big Build. Footscray is predicted to more than double its population and add more than 10,000 new jobs by 2050. Between 2006 and 2016, Footscray’s population grew by 40 per cent. Due to its rapid growth, Footscray is steadily shifting to new small-scale manufacturing and becoming a health and education powerhouse with major players like Western Health and Victoria University driving jobs, investment and social connections in the precinct. These investments will help Footscray become a prosperous economic hub, building on its rich industrial history, cultural diversity and location as the gateway to Melbourne’s west. The Footscray Opportunity and Directions Paper is available at https://djpr.vic.gov.au/significant-projects. Quotes attributable to Minister for Business Precincts Martin Pakula “From a manufacturing heartland to a centre for health, education and other growth sectors, the game is changing quickly in Footscray.” “We’re planning for the future because it means more local jobs for the growing population of Melbourne’s west.” Quote attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall “We’re supporting Footscray and its people by investing in health, schools and job-creating infrastructure, driving the local economy and making our community stronger.” Quote attributable to City of Maribyrnong Mayor Cr Anthony Tran “It is great to see this level of interest and investment in Footscray, which is undergoing rapid change with many new developments including a new hospital and learning precinct under construction.”

Footscray Plan Points To New Growth For Business, Jobs

Footscray’s transformation into a hub for business, innovation and creativity is advancing with the release of an Andrews Labor Government paper setting out a vision for the precinct as the gateway to Melbourne’s west. Minister for Business Precincts Martin Pakula released the Footscray Opportunity and Directions Paper which identifies opportunities in the precinct, including for investment and partnerships to grow jobs. The Paper was developed after extensive consultation with stakeholders including the Maribyrnong City Council, Western Health, Victoria University, the Footscray Traders Association and the Footscray Asian Business Association. The Andrews Labor Government has made unprecedented investments in the region in recent years, including $1.5 billion for the new Footscray Hospital, more than $120 million for the Footscray Learning Precinct including the Footscray High School Kinnear Campus and Footscray City Primary School, $36.6 million to redevelop Whitten Oval and key transport connectivity projects as part of Victoria’s Big Build. Footscray is predicted to more than double its population and add more than 10,000 new jobs by 2050. Between 2006 and 2016, Footscray’s population grew by 40 per cent. Due to its rapid growth, Footscray is steadily shifting to new small-scale manufacturing and becoming a health and education powerhouse with major players like Western Health and Victoria University driving jobs, investment and social connections in the precinct. These investments will help Footscray become a prosperous economic hub, building on its rich industrial history, cultural diversity and location as the gateway to Melbourne’s west. The Footscray Opportunity and Directions Paper is available at https://djpr.vic.gov.au/significant-projects. Quotes attributable to Minister for Business Precincts Martin Pakula “From a manufacturing heartland to a centre for health, education and other growth sectors, the game is changing quickly in Footscray.” “We’re planning for the future because it means more local jobs for the growing population of Melbourne’s west.” Quote attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall “We’re supporting Footscray and its people by investing in health, schools and job-creating infrastructure, driving the local economy and making our community stronger.” Quote attributable to City of Maribyrnong Mayor Cr Anthony Tran “It is great to see this level of interest and investment in Footscray, which is undergoing rapid change with many new developments including a new hospital and learning precinct under construction.”

Statement from the Premier

I am pleased to confirm that today, Anthony Carbines has been sworn in as a member of our Cabinet. Since being elected in 2010, Anthony has been a staunch advocate for the people of Ivanhoe – delivering record investment in schools, the completion of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre, removing the Lower Plenty Road level crossing in Rosanna, and securing public housing renewal in Heidelberg West. In addition to being a great local member, Anthony has held a number of Parliamentary Secretary positions throughout his time in office, most recently as Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers. He’ll bring this passion for helping people to his portfolios of Disability, Ageing and Carers, and Child Protection and Family Services. In his inaugural speech to Parliament, Anthony quoted former NSW Premier Jack Lang about the importance of the Labor Party in making social gains for Australians – and I have no doubt he’ll keep those words from the ‘Big Fella’ in the front of his mind as he tackles the work of these incredibly important portfolios. I’d also like to thank James Merlino and Richard Wynne for their work in these portfolios over recent months. The Deputy Premier will remain the Minister for Education and Minister for Mental Health, and Minister Wynne will remain the Minister for Planning and Minister for Housing. Josh Bull will take on the roles of Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, and Katie Hall will become Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Youth. Harriet Shing will add Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Government to her responsibilities.

Statement from the Premier

I am pleased to confirm that today, Anthony Carbines has been sworn in as a member of our Cabinet. Since being elected in 2010, Anthony has been a staunch advocate for the people of Ivanhoe – delivering record investment in schools, the completion of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre, removing the Lower Plenty Road level crossing in Rosanna, and securing public housing renewal in Heidelberg West. In addition to being a great local member, Anthony has held a number of Parliamentary Secretary positions throughout his time in office, most recently as Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers. He’ll bring this passion for helping people to his portfolios of Disability, Ageing and Carers, and Child Protection and Family Services. In his inaugural speech to Parliament, Anthony quoted former NSW Premier Jack Lang about the importance of the Labor Party in making social gains for Australians – and I have no doubt he’ll keep those words from the ‘Big Fella’ in the front of his mind as he tackles the work of these incredibly important portfolios. I’d also like to thank James Merlino and Richard Wynne for their work in these portfolios over recent months. The Deputy Premier will remain the Minister for Education and Minister for Mental Health, and Minister Wynne will remain the Minister for Planning and Minister for Housing. Josh Bull will take on the roles of Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, and Katie Hall will become Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Youth. Harriet Shing will add Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Government to her responsibilities.

A recap of 2021

This year has been a pretty mixed bag, so I wanted to use the last week of Parliament to focus on some of the bright spots. For me, these include opening the Pilgrim Street Campus of Footscray High School, Footscray North Primary School 3011’s $111,000 Inclusive School Fund construction commencing and their $16.13 million upgrade, the $1.5 billion tram maintenance and stabling facility in Maidstone, and $9 million to expand Tweddle Australia. Our big $13.428 million win for Footscray City Primary School and the $18.217 million upgrade of Footscray Primary School are also incredibly exciting for those school communities. There are so many more I could have talked about, like more than $1.6 million of Power Saving Bonus funding throughout the Footscray electorate, more than 20kms of pop-up bike lanes, the launch of the new Footscray Hospital Jobs Hub, more than $93,000 funding for the Filipino Community Council of Victoria Incorporated to continue their vital community support work, and the opening of the new prayer hall and library at Heavenly Queen Temple Footscray. A huge thank you to our local community groups and volunteers who make Footscray such a special place to live and represent. In my last members statement of the year I wanted to put on the record my thanks to my hardworking staff too – Hannah, Sel, Linden and Fraser who are there for our community every day. [video width="2280" height="1080" mp4="http://www.katiehallmp.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Final-video.mp4"][/video]

A recap of 2021

This year has been a pretty mixed bag, so I wanted to use the last week of Parliament to focus on some of the bright spots. For me, these include opening the Pilgrim Street Campus of Footscray High School, Footscray North Primary School 3011’s $111,000 Inclusive School Fund construction commencing and their $16.13 million upgrade, the $1.5 billion tram maintenance and stabling facility in Maidstone, and $9 million to expand Tweddle Australia. Our big $13.428 million win for Footscray City Primary School and the $18.217 million upgrade of Footscray Primary School are also incredibly exciting for those school communities. There are so many more I could have talked about, like more than $1.6 million of Power Saving Bonus funding throughout the Footscray electorate, more than 20kms of pop-up bike lanes, the launch of the new Footscray Hospital Jobs Hub, more than $93,000 funding for the Filipino Community Council of Victoria Incorporated to continue their vital community support work, and the opening of the new prayer hall and library at Heavenly Queen Temple Footscray. A huge thank you to our local community groups and volunteers who make Footscray such a special place to live and represent. In my last members statement of the year I wanted to put on the record my thanks to my hardworking staff too – Hannah, Sel, Linden and Fraser who are there for our community every day. [video width="2280" height="1080" mp4="http://www.katiehallmp.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Final-video.mp4"][/video]

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.