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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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.

FUNDING BOOSTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN FOOTSCRAY

It will now be easier for Victorians living in Footscray to get active thanks to four local sporting clubs sharing in over $750,000 total funding from VicHealth. This funding will support local sports clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to get active by offering new female teams or programs and providing equipment to ensure clubs can grow with their community. The grants will also support clubs to introduce social, flexible and accessible sports programs to empower more people in the community to give sport a go regardless of their ability, gender or cultural background. Building on the success of VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, 61 clubs across Victoria will also receive funding to promote the campaign as part of a state-wide movement to get more women active. Local clubs funded in Footscray include: $1,700 for the VU Western Spurs Women's Football Team to introduce more opportunities for women to train at the club who are unable to play on weekends due to life circumstances and availability. $3,000 for the Western Beaches Outrigger Canoe Club to introduce more opportunities for women to take part in outrigger canoeing, such as training sessions and social paddling activities. $2,796 for the Westgate Basketball Association to introduce Aussie Hoops Girls Only Basketball, an all-girls program for girls aged 5-10. $2,960 for the Westside Suns Basketball Club to introduce new teams for younger girls to provide more opportunities to play. Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP Taking part in community sport is a great way to make new friends and get active with others while also improving your own health and wellbeing. I encourage everyone in Footscray to look at what opportunities are available for them to get involved. I welcome this latest round of funding to make getting active easier for everyone, while supporting the clubs and associations that contribute so much to our great community. Quotes attributable to VicHealth Acting CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO We’re thrilled to be able to support local sporting clubs in Footscray to provide more opportunities for the community to get active through a sport they enjoy. The success of our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign shows that women and girls, as well as disadvantaged and less active groups, want to get active and socialise.

FUNDING BOOSTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN FOOTSCRAY

It will now be easier for Victorians living in Footscray to get active thanks to four local sporting clubs sharing in over $750,000 total funding from VicHealth. This funding will support local sports clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to get active by offering new female teams or programs and providing equipment to ensure clubs can grow with their community. The grants will also support clubs to introduce social, flexible and accessible sports programs to empower more people in the community to give sport a go regardless of their ability, gender or cultural background. Building on the success of VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, 61 clubs across Victoria will also receive funding to promote the campaign as part of a state-wide movement to get more women active. Local clubs funded in Footscray include: $1,700 for the VU Western Spurs Women's Football Team to introduce more opportunities for women to train at the club who are unable to play on weekends due to life circumstances and availability. $3,000 for the Western Beaches Outrigger Canoe Club to introduce more opportunities for women to take part in outrigger canoeing, such as training sessions and social paddling activities. $2,796 for the Westgate Basketball Association to introduce Aussie Hoops Girls Only Basketball, an all-girls program for girls aged 5-10. $2,960 for the Westside Suns Basketball Club to introduce new teams for younger girls to provide more opportunities to play. Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP Taking part in community sport is a great way to make new friends and get active with others while also improving your own health and wellbeing. I encourage everyone in Footscray to look at what opportunities are available for them to get involved. I welcome this latest round of funding to make getting active easier for everyone, while supporting the clubs and associations that contribute so much to our great community. Quotes attributable to VicHealth Acting CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO We’re thrilled to be able to support local sporting clubs in Footscray to provide more opportunities for the community to get active through a sport they enjoy. The success of our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign shows that women and girls, as well as disadvantaged and less active groups, want to get active and socialise.

NO HITTING PAUSE ON KEEPING MUSIC LIVE AND LOCAL

Footscray’s Phoenix Youth Hub is preparing to let the music play thanks to a $25,000 grant through the Andrews Government’s Good Music Neighbours program. Local hotspot The Night Heron will also receive $1,174 through this funding. Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP announced the grant which will support the Youth Hub to repair and upgrade the soundproofing in the walls and ceiling of the Bunker space, reducing impact on residents and improving sound quality within the venue. The Night Heron will use their funding to complete sound attenuation works for internal spaces, including the application of acoustic tiles on the ceiling and walls at locations of initial sound reflection, and the installation of an air lock door leading to the external courtyard. The Phoenix Youth Hub and Night Heron are two of 15 Victorian venues to be supported in the latest round of the program, which supports venues to make improvements and manage their sound in line with the latest regulations and best practice guidelines. The Good Music Neighbours program is part of the Labor Government’s $22 million Music Works initiative which aims to strengthen Victoria’s contemporary music industry at all levels. This initiative supports the diverse professionals, organisations, businesses and events that make up Victoria’s renowned music industry. Since its launch in 2016 the Good Music Neighbours program has provided support to venues across the state to undertake sound management projects. Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP “Live music is a fixture of Footscray, and this Good Music Neighbours grant provides practical support to two local institutions to help them build their capacities, and strengthen their live music program.” “Good sound management is a win for everyone – it makes things better for musicians, venue operators and the surrounding neighbourhood.”

NO HITTING PAUSE ON KEEPING MUSIC LIVE AND LOCAL

Footscray’s Phoenix Youth Hub is preparing to let the music play thanks to a $25,000 grant through the Andrews Government’s Good Music Neighbours program. Local hotspot The Night Heron will also receive $1,174 through this funding. Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP announced the grant which will support the Youth Hub to repair and upgrade the soundproofing in the walls and ceiling of the Bunker space, reducing impact on residents and improving sound quality within the venue. The Night Heron will use their funding to complete sound attenuation works for internal spaces, including the application of acoustic tiles on the ceiling and walls at locations of initial sound reflection, and the installation of an air lock door leading to the external courtyard. The Phoenix Youth Hub and Night Heron are two of 15 Victorian venues to be supported in the latest round of the program, which supports venues to make improvements and manage their sound in line with the latest regulations and best practice guidelines. The Good Music Neighbours program is part of the Labor Government’s $22 million Music Works initiative which aims to strengthen Victoria’s contemporary music industry at all levels. This initiative supports the diverse professionals, organisations, businesses and events that make up Victoria’s renowned music industry. Since its launch in 2016 the Good Music Neighbours program has provided support to venues across the state to undertake sound management projects. Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP “Live music is a fixture of Footscray, and this Good Music Neighbours grant provides practical support to two local institutions to help them build their capacities, and strengthen their live music program.” “Good sound management is a win for everyone – it makes things better for musicians, venue operators and the surrounding neighbourhood.”

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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.