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New Starting Gates For Flemington And Cranbourne

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a joint funding package of more than $160,000 to install new practice starting gates at Flemington Racecourse and Cranbourne Training Complex. The Government is contributing more than $80,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) and Racing Victoria (RV) is matching the contribution. The existing practice gates at both Flemington and Cranbourne have become increasingly unreliable, requiring ongoing repairs to maintain them at an acceptable standard. The Cranbourne Training Complex and Flemington Racecourse will receive almost 80,000 each for the new gates. The gates will meet improved safety designs and will benefit track riders, jockeys, horses and barrier attendants. The Cranbourne gates were delivered in November and the Flemington gates are expected to arrive later this month. The Cranbourne Training Complex and Flemington Racecourse are the largest training venues in the state and conduct more than 100 sets of trials and jump outs each year. More than 170 trainers use the venues to train over 2,500 horses. The racing industry in metropolitan and outer Melbourne generates more than $1.87 billion for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 17,300 full-time equivalent jobs locally. Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula “The Andrews Labor Government is proud to be providing the racing industry with upgraded facilities which make it safer for trainers, jockeys and horses.”  “Flemington and Cranbourne are the two largest training venues in the state and we want to make sure that they have up-to-date training facilities.” Quotes attributable to Racing Victoria’s Executive General Manager – Infrastructure and Club Support, Jamie McGuiness “Racing Victoria, the Victoria Racing Club, and the Cranbourne Turf Club are grateful to the Victorian Government because it will allow Flemington and Cranbourne to replace their ageing starting gates used in training for trials and jump-outs.” “Infrastructure funding such as this is crucial to ensure that our thoroughbred training facilities remain world-class and can service the needs of thousands of industry participants.”

New Starting Gates For Flemington And Cranbourne

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a joint funding package of more than $160,000 to install new practice starting gates at Flemington Racecourse and Cranbourne Training Complex. The Government is contributing more than $80,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) and Racing Victoria (RV) is matching the contribution. The existing practice gates at both Flemington and Cranbourne have become increasingly unreliable, requiring ongoing repairs to maintain them at an acceptable standard. The Cranbourne Training Complex and Flemington Racecourse will receive almost 80,000 each for the new gates. The gates will meet improved safety designs and will benefit track riders, jockeys, horses and barrier attendants. The Cranbourne gates were delivered in November and the Flemington gates are expected to arrive later this month. The Cranbourne Training Complex and Flemington Racecourse are the largest training venues in the state and conduct more than 100 sets of trials and jump outs each year. More than 170 trainers use the venues to train over 2,500 horses. The racing industry in metropolitan and outer Melbourne generates more than $1.87 billion for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 17,300 full-time equivalent jobs locally. Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula “The Andrews Labor Government is proud to be providing the racing industry with upgraded facilities which make it safer for trainers, jockeys and horses.”  “Flemington and Cranbourne are the two largest training venues in the state and we want to make sure that they have up-to-date training facilities.” Quotes attributable to Racing Victoria’s Executive General Manager – Infrastructure and Club Support, Jamie McGuiness “Racing Victoria, the Victoria Racing Club, and the Cranbourne Turf Club are grateful to the Victorian Government because it will allow Flemington and Cranbourne to replace their ageing starting gates used in training for trials and jump-outs.” “Infrastructure funding such as this is crucial to ensure that our thoroughbred training facilities remain world-class and can service the needs of thousands of industry participants.”

New $40 Million Fund To Help Train More Victorians

Victorian industries will receive more support to train their current and new workforce through the Andrews Labor Government’s new $40 million Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF). Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today launched the fund at Melbourne-based John Holland Group which is one of Australia’s leading engineering and contracting service providers. The fund is a key feature of the Labor Government’s new approach to training Skills First and is a $40 million initiative to support industry and employers address their rapidly evolving workplace skills development needs. Through the fund, grants of up to $5 million will be provided to see training providers working with businesses to develop innovative new training programs and approaches. Successful initiatives will have a focus on increasing productivity in the workplace and ensuring existing workers and students looking to enter the workforce have the skills they need to take up jobs in new and emerging industries. The initiative will also support job growth and innovation in the Labor Government’s six priority industry sectors including transport, new energy and medical technologies. Seed funding of up to $50,000 is also available to help applicants develop, scope and prepare partnerships and projects. For further information on WTIF, including applying for seed funding, go to www.skillsfirst.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney “The Andrew Labor Government’s new Workforce Training Innovation Fund will help to train Victoria’s current and future workforce.” “With a rapidly changing economy, we’re providing more support to industry to ensure real training leads to real jobs.” “It gives industry a voice in the training being delivered to their workers and it will help them to attract new opportunities in the future.” Quotes attributable to the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson "WTIF is a great opportunity for quality training providers and Victorian businesses to join forces and work together to address the training challenges faced by industry into the future.” “I have been speaking with businesses across the state who see this as a great new initiative to better align training with industry needs and enhance labour market outcomes.”

New $40 Million Fund To Help Train More Victorians

Victorian industries will receive more support to train their current and new workforce through the Andrews Labor Government’s new $40 million Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF). Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today launched the fund at Melbourne-based John Holland Group which is one of Australia’s leading engineering and contracting service providers. The fund is a key feature of the Labor Government’s new approach to training Skills First and is a $40 million initiative to support industry and employers address their rapidly evolving workplace skills development needs. Through the fund, grants of up to $5 million will be provided to see training providers working with businesses to develop innovative new training programs and approaches. Successful initiatives will have a focus on increasing productivity in the workplace and ensuring existing workers and students looking to enter the workforce have the skills they need to take up jobs in new and emerging industries. The initiative will also support job growth and innovation in the Labor Government’s six priority industry sectors including transport, new energy and medical technologies. Seed funding of up to $50,000 is also available to help applicants develop, scope and prepare partnerships and projects. For further information on WTIF, including applying for seed funding, go to www.skillsfirst.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney “The Andrew Labor Government’s new Workforce Training Innovation Fund will help to train Victoria’s current and future workforce.” “With a rapidly changing economy, we’re providing more support to industry to ensure real training leads to real jobs.” “It gives industry a voice in the training being delivered to their workers and it will help them to attract new opportunities in the future.” Quotes attributable to the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson "WTIF is a great opportunity for quality training providers and Victorian businesses to join forces and work together to address the training challenges faced by industry into the future.” “I have been speaking with businesses across the state who see this as a great new initiative to better align training with industry needs and enhance labour market outcomes.”

Victorian Students Receive First Round Uni And TAFE Offers

The nervous wait is over for many Victorian students, who will find out today if they have received a first-round university or TAFE offer. This afternoon, Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited Kambrya College in Berwick to speak with students about their post-school options. The College, which featured in the 2016 ABC fly-on-the-wall television series Revolution School, boasts students interested in pursuing university degrees, TAFE, apprenticeships and employment. Today more than 54,000 main round offers have been made to students for undergraduate and vocational courses. In addition, VTAC has already issued 2,062 offers to international students and 7,064 early round offers, while 1,370 graduate teaching offers were made last week. Mr Merlino and Ms Tierney congratulated all students who received an offer, and noted there were plenty of options for those who were not successful this time round. Students can either wait on further rounds of VTAC offers or change their VTAC preferences. Another option is to approach an institution directly including one of Victoria’s 12 publicly owned TAFEs or four dual sector universities. These institutions offer a wealth of hands-on vocational courses, leading to great careers as well as pathways to university degrees. With the Andrews Labor Government’s new approach to training and TAFE Skills First now up and running, students who choose a training pathway can be even more confident that they are receiving high quality training. The Labor Government has invested an additional $164 million in TAFEs in 2017 with new campuses opening in Colac in Victoria’s South West and Greensborough in Melbourne’s north. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Today I’ve spoken to students pursuing a range of post-school pathways including university, TAFE and apprenticeships. It’s exciting to hear about their plans and I wish them all the best.” “We’re investing in our schools – including $3 million in the last budget for Kambrya College to upgrade facilities – so that students have the best chance of being prepared for life after school.” Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney “I want to congratulate every student who has received an offer but I also want every potential student to understand that there are very many paths to the career you seek.”

Victorian Students Receive First Round Uni And TAFE Offers

The nervous wait is over for many Victorian students, who will find out today if they have received a first-round university or TAFE offer. This afternoon, Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited Kambrya College in Berwick to speak with students about their post-school options. The College, which featured in the 2016 ABC fly-on-the-wall television series Revolution School, boasts students interested in pursuing university degrees, TAFE, apprenticeships and employment. Today more than 54,000 main round offers have been made to students for undergraduate and vocational courses. In addition, VTAC has already issued 2,062 offers to international students and 7,064 early round offers, while 1,370 graduate teaching offers were made last week. Mr Merlino and Ms Tierney congratulated all students who received an offer, and noted there were plenty of options for those who were not successful this time round. Students can either wait on further rounds of VTAC offers or change their VTAC preferences. Another option is to approach an institution directly including one of Victoria’s 12 publicly owned TAFEs or four dual sector universities. These institutions offer a wealth of hands-on vocational courses, leading to great careers as well as pathways to university degrees. With the Andrews Labor Government’s new approach to training and TAFE Skills First now up and running, students who choose a training pathway can be even more confident that they are receiving high quality training. The Labor Government has invested an additional $164 million in TAFEs in 2017 with new campuses opening in Colac in Victoria’s South West and Greensborough in Melbourne’s north. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Today I’ve spoken to students pursuing a range of post-school pathways including university, TAFE and apprenticeships. It’s exciting to hear about their plans and I wish them all the best.” “We’re investing in our schools – including $3 million in the last budget for Kambrya College to upgrade facilities – so that students have the best chance of being prepared for life after school.” Quote attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney “I want to congratulate every student who has received an offer but I also want every potential student to understand that there are very many paths to the career you seek.”

Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Awards Nominations Open

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements by local businesses and individuals. This year’s theme is Growing Advanced Manufacturing, which highlights the opportunities for innovation in Victorian manufacturing. Award categories include Young Manufacturer of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Company Induction and addition to the Honour Roll. Awards will also be given to companies operating in high-growth future industries sectors, such as medical technology and pharmaceuticals, transport, defence and construction technologies, food and fibre, new energy technologies, professional services and international education. The nominations will be judged across a range of criteria indicative of best practice manufacturing, including innovation, adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, business and environmental sustainability, and skills development. The Hall of Fame Awards, which were established in 2001, recognise individuals and companies who embrace new technologies and manufacturing techniques, are export focused and excel in business innovation. Nominations close 15 February and the awards will be announced at the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on 9 May. Nominations for the awards can be made by visiting the Business Victoria website: www.business.vic.gov.au/halloffame Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Industry and Employment Philip Dalidakis   “The Andrews Labor Government is working with industry to create jobs, support growth and promote forward thinking in manufacturing, we want to recognise and acknowledge the achievements made across the sector.”  “Manufacturing is growing from strength to strength in Victoria, in the last 12 months the workforce has grown by 42,500 workers to employing more than 305,000 people.”

Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Awards Nominations Open

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements by local businesses and individuals. This year’s theme is Growing Advanced Manufacturing, which highlights the opportunities for innovation in Victorian manufacturing. Award categories include Young Manufacturer of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Company Induction and addition to the Honour Roll. Awards will also be given to companies operating in high-growth future industries sectors, such as medical technology and pharmaceuticals, transport, defence and construction technologies, food and fibre, new energy technologies, professional services and international education. The nominations will be judged across a range of criteria indicative of best practice manufacturing, including innovation, adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, business and environmental sustainability, and skills development. The Hall of Fame Awards, which were established in 2001, recognise individuals and companies who embrace new technologies and manufacturing techniques, are export focused and excel in business innovation. Nominations close 15 February and the awards will be announced at the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on 9 May. Nominations for the awards can be made by visiting the Business Victoria website: www.business.vic.gov.au/halloffame Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Industry and Employment Philip Dalidakis   “The Andrews Labor Government is working with industry to create jobs, support growth and promote forward thinking in manufacturing, we want to recognise and acknowledge the achievements made across the sector.”  “Manufacturing is growing from strength to strength in Victoria, in the last 12 months the workforce has grown by 42,500 workers to employing more than 305,000 people.”

 

Victorian Council Rate Cap Set At CPI Again

The Andrews Labor Government has set the cap on Victorian council rate rises at 2 per cent, matching the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2017-18. The cap was also set at CPI last year – the first year Victorian councils operated under a rate cap – officially ending the uncontrolled rate rises seen across the state over the past 10 years. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins accepted the advice of the Essential Services Commission that there be one cap across the state, but did not accept the advice which recommended a cap of 2.15 per cent. In line with the Labor Government election commitment, it was decided the cap will be the same as CPI as forecast by the Department of Treasury and Finance. For more information on Fair Go Rates, including the advice of the ESC, visit www.delwp.vic.gov.au/fairgorates Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins “In the decade before we introduced Fair Go Rates, council rates increased by an average of 6 per cent per annum. This has now stopped, making things fairer for ratepayers.” “Victorians have told us they want more of a say in council decision-making, and now is the time for councils to speak with their communities about their budgets for next year.”

Victorian Council Rate Cap Set At CPI Again

The Andrews Labor Government has set the cap on Victorian council rate rises at 2 per cent, matching the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2017-18. The cap was also set at CPI last year – the first year Victorian councils operated under a rate cap – officially ending the uncontrolled rate rises seen across the state over the past 10 years. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins accepted the advice of the Essential Services Commission that there be one cap across the state, but did not accept the advice which recommended a cap of 2.15 per cent. In line with the Labor Government election commitment, it was decided the cap will be the same as CPI as forecast by the Department of Treasury and Finance. For more information on Fair Go Rates, including the advice of the ESC, visit www.delwp.vic.gov.au/fairgorates Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins “In the decade before we introduced Fair Go Rates, council rates increased by an average of 6 per cent per annum. This has now stopped, making things fairer for ratepayers.” “Victorians have told us they want more of a say in council decision-making, and now is the time for councils to speak with their communities about their budgets for next year.”

Better School Crossings To Keep Kids Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping children safe while travelling to and from school with a new funding model for the School Crossing Program. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan announced that the School Crossing Program would have certainty with 50/50 funding between the Labor Government and local councils from 1 July 2017. School crossing supervisors are highly valued and respected members of our community and this funding will ensure that they can continue to do their job and keep kids safe as they travel to and from school. School crossing supervisors also provide road safety support for students walking or riding to school, helping with traffic congestion issues around the school gate. Transport for Victoria will lead a broader strategic review into the movement and safety of school students, including potential safety improvements, the effectiveness of the built environment and alternative travel options. The review findings will be delivered in early 2018. Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan “Children are some of our most vulnerable road users and we’re making it safe for them when travelling to and from school.” “Safety of children around schools is paramount and school crossing supervisors are some of our most recognised road safety ambassadors.” “We’re delivering a funding model that will continue to support school crossing supervisors and keep kids safe.”

Better School Crossings To Keep Kids Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping children safe while travelling to and from school with a new funding model for the School Crossing Program. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan announced that the School Crossing Program would have certainty with 50/50 funding between the Labor Government and local councils from 1 July 2017. School crossing supervisors are highly valued and respected members of our community and this funding will ensure that they can continue to do their job and keep kids safe as they travel to and from school. School crossing supervisors also provide road safety support for students walking or riding to school, helping with traffic congestion issues around the school gate. Transport for Victoria will lead a broader strategic review into the movement and safety of school students, including potential safety improvements, the effectiveness of the built environment and alternative travel options. The review findings will be delivered in early 2018. Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan “Children are some of our most vulnerable road users and we’re making it safe for them when travelling to and from school.” “Safety of children around schools is paramount and school crossing supervisors are some of our most recognised road safety ambassadors.” “We’re delivering a funding model that will continue to support school crossing supervisors and keep kids safe.”

PUTTING CRANBOURNE’S GRASSROOTS ATHLETES FIRST

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Cranbourne families first by building state-of-the-art new sports facilities. Jude Perera MP, Member for Cranbourne announced today the Casey Indoor Leisure Centre is set to benefit from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund by receiving a $650,000 grant. Our investment will construct a new gymnastics facility including floor space and amenities and an upgraded indoor sports centre with flexible netting for a variety of floor layouts to cater for indoor cricket, indoor soccer, high performance cricket training, futsal, and multipurpose courts. Grassroots sports clubs are the lifeblood of our suburbs and towns. They are where communities get together, locals embrace healthy and active lifestyles and kids enjoy special memories that stay with them for life. Victorians love their cricket. Some 320,000 of us play a form of the game, and thousands flock to big events like the Boxing Day Test each year. Our Community Cricket Program is providing new opportunities for all Victorians to pick up a bat or ball and enjoy our national summer pastime. Victoria is the sporting state, and it doesn’t happen by chance. We’re upgrading grassroots facilities all over the state, because it changes people’s lives for the better. With a starting date for the exciting works being early March 2017 and completion by October of 2017. Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP Member for Cranbourne: “Grassroots sport in our local area is really popular, and local players deserve the best facilities. That’s exactly what we’re delivering.” “For too long, communities all over Victoria have had to contend with ageing facilities. We promised we’d help clubs update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.” “We are getting on with it!”

PUTTING CRANBOURNE’S GRASSROOTS ATHLETES FIRST

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Cranbourne families first by building state-of-the-art new sports facilities. Jude Perera MP, Member for Cranbourne announced today the Casey Indoor Leisure Centre is set to benefit from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund by receiving a $650,000 grant. Our investment will construct a new gymnastics facility including floor space and amenities and an upgraded indoor sports centre with flexible netting for a variety of floor layouts to cater for indoor cricket, indoor soccer, high performance cricket training, futsal, and multipurpose courts. Grassroots sports clubs are the lifeblood of our suburbs and towns. They are where communities get together, locals embrace healthy and active lifestyles and kids enjoy special memories that stay with them for life. Victorians love their cricket. Some 320,000 of us play a form of the game, and thousands flock to big events like the Boxing Day Test each year. Our Community Cricket Program is providing new opportunities for all Victorians to pick up a bat or ball and enjoy our national summer pastime. Victoria is the sporting state, and it doesn’t happen by chance. We’re upgrading grassroots facilities all over the state, because it changes people’s lives for the better. With a starting date for the exciting works being early March 2017 and completion by October of 2017. Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP Member for Cranbourne: “Grassroots sport in our local area is really popular, and local players deserve the best facilities. That’s exactly what we’re delivering.” “For too long, communities all over Victoria have had to contend with ageing facilities. We promised we’d help clubs update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.” “We are getting on with it!”

Supporting Students With Disabilities And Special Needs

Schools across Victoria will be better equipped to support more students with disabilities and special needs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Inclusive School Fund. Round two of the Fund will see 24 schools sharing in $3.6 million, which helps schools build new facilities to better support the social and educational needs of students with disabilities and special needs. Schools are encouraged to be creative with their ideas to make interesting and stimulating learning and play spaces that will benefit all students, including those with special needs. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the successful grant recipients during a visit to Gladesville Primary School, which won a grant of $117,300 to create a calm room and attached outdoor space. Gladesville Primary has a high proportion of students who have come from a background of abuse and neglect. The school has a strong focus on removing barriers for students with disabilities, trauma history and special needs. Facilities will provide a welcome sensory environment for students with disabilities, including children with trauma history. The project will also feature gardening and outdoor play, weighted blankets which help students relax and “therapy swings”. The Inclusive Schools Fund grants are on top of the $155.8 million announced in the Victorian Budget 2016/17  to improve the facilities available to students with special needs, including $58.5 million to upgrade 20 special schools across Victoria. The Fund is one of nine initiatives in the Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools to ensure that students with disabilities get the same chances as other students. More information about these projects is available at: www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Building the Education State means making sure everyone can access a great education – no matter their circumstances.” “Many schools across Victoria have creative ideas about how to improve their facilities to make them more inclusive and the Andrews Labor Government is helping those schools bring these ideas to life.” Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc and Ambassador for the Special Needs Plans Tim Richardson “The Inclusive Schools Fund assists students with injuries or disabilities access mainstream schools.” “It makes a real difference because the right facilities can not only increase participation but help students improve their learning outcomes.”

Supporting Students With Disabilities And Special Needs

Schools across Victoria will be better equipped to support more students with disabilities and special needs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Inclusive School Fund. Round two of the Fund will see 24 schools sharing in $3.6 million, which helps schools build new facilities to better support the social and educational needs of students with disabilities and special needs. Schools are encouraged to be creative with their ideas to make interesting and stimulating learning and play spaces that will benefit all students, including those with special needs. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the successful grant recipients during a visit to Gladesville Primary School, which won a grant of $117,300 to create a calm room and attached outdoor space. Gladesville Primary has a high proportion of students who have come from a background of abuse and neglect. The school has a strong focus on removing barriers for students with disabilities, trauma history and special needs. Facilities will provide a welcome sensory environment for students with disabilities, including children with trauma history. The project will also feature gardening and outdoor play, weighted blankets which help students relax and “therapy swings”. The Inclusive Schools Fund grants are on top of the $155.8 million announced in the Victorian Budget 2016/17  to improve the facilities available to students with special needs, including $58.5 million to upgrade 20 special schools across Victoria. The Fund is one of nine initiatives in the Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools to ensure that students with disabilities get the same chances as other students. More information about these projects is available at: www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “Building the Education State means making sure everyone can access a great education – no matter their circumstances.” “Many schools across Victoria have creative ideas about how to improve their facilities to make them more inclusive and the Andrews Labor Government is helping those schools bring these ideas to life.” Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc and Ambassador for the Special Needs Plans Tim Richardson “The Inclusive Schools Fund assists students with injuries or disabilities access mainstream schools.” “It makes a real difference because the right facilities can not only increase participation but help students improve their learning outcomes.”