BOOMING FOOTSCRAY OUR NEWEST PRIORITY PRECINCT

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BOOMING FOOTSCRAY OUR NEWEST PRIORITY PRECINCT

Footscray’s status as a key cultural, commercial and educational hub has been recognised with the Andrews Government today confirming that the fast-evolving suburb would become Melbourne’s sixth priority precinct. Minister for Priority Precincts Gavin Jennings said Footscray has been endorsed due to its strategic importance..

MORE FREQUENT AND RELIABLE BUSES FOR THE GROWING WEST

The Andrews Government is delivering more reliable and more frequent bus services for people living in Melbourne’s west, by replacing Route 219 with three new and adjusted bus routes. Member for Footscray Katie Hall and Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman announced the new and..

GETTING FOOTSCRAY CHILDREN READY FOR SCHOOL AND BEYOND

Children in Footscray are among more than 28,000 across the state set to benefit from programs and additional resources in 2020, thanks to the Andrews Government’s $160 million School Readiness Funding initiative. Katie Hall MP announced all kindergarten services in Footscray would receive extra funding..

New Footscray Hospital Another Step Closer

The Andrews Government has shortlisted three consortia featuring construction companies vying to build the $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the shortlisted consortia to complete what will be the single biggest ever hospital project in Victorian history. The consortia shortlist..

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..

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..

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..

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..

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT BUDGET DELIVERING FOR FOOTSCRAY

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises and delivering for the people of Footscray. Because every Victorian should be able to get the care they need when they need it, this year’s Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes $1.5 billion to deliver a bigger and..

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION COMING TO DUKE STREET COMMUNITY HOUSE

Katie Hall MP, Member for Footscray, visited Duke Street Community House in Sunshine today to announce funding of $199,100 through the Community Support Fund as the centre celebrated the start of Neighbourhood House Week. The funding will be used to implement the “Create, Make, SHINE”..

FOOTSCRAY LEARNING PRECINCT’S PRINCIPAL ANNOUNCED

An inaugural executive principal has been appointed to lead Footscray Learning Precinct’s secondary school in Melbourne’s inner west. Member for Footscray Katie Hall and Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne today announced Frank Vetere will be the principal of the new secondary school. The precinct will..

WORKS START ON SHARED PATH FOR A BETTER, SAFER DYNON ROAD

Cyclists and pedestrians in Melbourne’s west are set for better and safer journeys thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP today announced the start of works on a $4.8 million project which will include new shared paths for cyclists and..

WESTERN ROADS UPGRADE STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

The Andrews Labor Government’s massive investment in road upgrades in Melbourne’s west is not only getting people home safer and sooner, it’s supporting some of the region’s most disadvantaged. The Western Roads Upgrade Project is teaming up with the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, Western Chances..

Developing The Next Generation Of Victorian Leaders

Young people aged 16 to 25 are encouraged to apply for the 2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament to make their voices heard – and experience what it’s like to represent their peers in the Victorian Parliament.