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28 New Schools For Growing School Communities

Twenty-eight new schools accommodating more than 15,000 students will be built and planned for in the fastest growing parts of the state, giving families peace of mind that their kids will be able to go to a great local school, close to home. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $353.2 million to build 12 new schools as part of a massive funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. This includes: Armstrong Creek West Primary School (opening 2020) Beveridge West Primary School (opening 2020) Botanic Ridge Primary School (opening 2020) Casey Fields (Five Ways) Primary School (opening 2020) Clyde North East Primary School (opening 2020) Craigieburn South Secondary School (opening 2020) Davis Creek Primary School (opening 2020) Footscray Learning Precinct – Seddon Secondary Campus (opening 2021) Keysborough South Primary School (opening 2020) Lucas Primary School (opening 2020) Point Cook South Senior Secondary School (opening 2020) Wyndham South (Riverwalk) Primary School (opening 2020) Planning and early works will start on another 9 new schools, including Armstrong Creek Secondary School, a second McKinnon Secondary College campus, Fishermans Bend Secondary School, Fitzroy Gasworks senior campus, Leneva (Frederic Street Road) P-6, Miners Rest Primary School, North Melbourne Hill and Endeavour Hills Special School. A further $18.8 million will go to building the first stage of Docklands Primary School. The Budget includes $46.1 million for additional stages of 7 new schools opening in 2019, including Aiken Primary School, Burnside Primary School, Pakenham North East Primary School, Preston High School, Sanctuary Lakes P 9, Truganina East P 9 and Yarrambat Park Primary School. These works include gyms and extra classrooms. The Labor Government is building the Education State to give every Victorian student a great education, and every community a great local school. In contrast, in 2016 not one new school opened because the Liberals failed to plan for our growing state. We won’t let that happen again. Over the last three years, our investments total more than $2.8 billion, funding more than 1,200 school upgrades and building 70 new schools, as well as creating more than 5,000 jobs. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “We’re giving families in our growth areas certainty that they will have a great local school, close to home.” “This is more than just an investment in new buildings, this is an investment in our kids’ future.” Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “The previous Liberal Government slashed education funding and failed to plan for future growth. We’re changing that so that every child will have every chance – regardless of where they live.”

28 New Schools For Growing School Communities

Twenty-eight new schools accommodating more than 15,000 students will be built and planned for in the fastest growing parts of the state, giving families peace of mind that their kids will be able to go to a great local school, close to home. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $353.2 million to build 12 new schools as part of a massive funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. This includes: Armstrong Creek West Primary School (opening 2020) Beveridge West Primary School (opening 2020) Botanic Ridge Primary School (opening 2020) Casey Fields (Five Ways) Primary School (opening 2020) Clyde North East Primary School (opening 2020) Craigieburn South Secondary School (opening 2020) Davis Creek Primary School (opening 2020) Footscray Learning Precinct – Seddon Secondary Campus (opening 2021) Keysborough South Primary School (opening 2020) Lucas Primary School (opening 2020) Point Cook South Senior Secondary School (opening 2020) Wyndham South (Riverwalk) Primary School (opening 2020) Planning and early works will start on another 9 new schools, including Armstrong Creek Secondary School, a second McKinnon Secondary College campus, Fishermans Bend Secondary School, Fitzroy Gasworks senior campus, Leneva (Frederic Street Road) P-6, Miners Rest Primary School, North Melbourne Hill and Endeavour Hills Special School. A further $18.8 million will go to building the first stage of Docklands Primary School. The Budget includes $46.1 million for additional stages of 7 new schools opening in 2019, including Aiken Primary School, Burnside Primary School, Pakenham North East Primary School, Preston High School, Sanctuary Lakes P 9, Truganina East P 9 and Yarrambat Park Primary School. These works include gyms and extra classrooms. The Labor Government is building the Education State to give every Victorian student a great education, and every community a great local school. In contrast, in 2016 not one new school opened because the Liberals failed to plan for our growing state. We won’t let that happen again. Over the last three years, our investments total more than $2.8 billion, funding more than 1,200 school upgrades and building 70 new schools, as well as creating more than 5,000 jobs. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “We’re giving families in our growth areas certainty that they will have a great local school, close to home.” “This is more than just an investment in new buildings, this is an investment in our kids’ future.” Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “The previous Liberal Government slashed education funding and failed to plan for future growth. We’re changing that so that every child will have every chance – regardless of where they live.”

Helping Victorians Bust Their Energy Bills

All Victorian households will receive a $50 bill busting bonus if they seek out a better electricity deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website, potentially saving them hundreds of dollars. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $48 million in the Power Saving Bonus – which is aimed directly at getting Victorian families a better deal from power companies. To get the money, households will have to use the independent website – which helps the typical household save $330 on their energy bills in the first year alone. To be eligible for the $50 bonus, households will simply have to use the website between 1 July and 31 December 2018. Households are not required to take up an offer or switch plans. Victorian Energy Compare is helping families and small businesses save money on their energy bills. Seven out of every 10 users can save money by switching retail offers – and the site has had over 700,000 users since it was launched in late 2015. Victorians are already saving money on their energy bills through changes introduced by the Labor Government in response to the independent, bipartisan review into Victoria’s electricity and gas retail markets. As a result of the report, the state’s three largest energy retailers are providing rebates between $250 and $720 to more than 285,000 Victorian customers on costly standing and expired market offers. The Budget also provides $21.7 million to increase the Utility Relief Grant cap from $500 to $650 – helping households and families suffering unexpected hardship, like losing a job, pay their water, gas or electricity bills. Work is already underway on a number of the report’s recommendations, including protections for low income and vulnerable customers, and a new brokerage service. The Government’s final response to the Review will be released later this year. To visit Energy Compare go to vic.gov.au/victorianenergycompare. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “We know there are better deals out there for Victorian families – this is about getting them on the website to find them.” “Big power companies rely on people not having the time, information or knowledge to get a better deal. That changes now.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “We know that Victorians are paying too much for their energy bills – that’s why we’re stepping in to help families get the best deal.” “Our reforms are creating a more modern, reliable energy system and saving Victorians money on their bills.”

Helping Victorians Bust Their Energy Bills

All Victorian households will receive a $50 bill busting bonus if they seek out a better electricity deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website, potentially saving them hundreds of dollars. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $48 million in the Power Saving Bonus – which is aimed directly at getting Victorian families a better deal from power companies. To get the money, households will have to use the independent website – which helps the typical household save $330 on their energy bills in the first year alone. To be eligible for the $50 bonus, households will simply have to use the website between 1 July and 31 December 2018. Households are not required to take up an offer or switch plans. Victorian Energy Compare is helping families and small businesses save money on their energy bills. Seven out of every 10 users can save money by switching retail offers – and the site has had over 700,000 users since it was launched in late 2015. Victorians are already saving money on their energy bills through changes introduced by the Labor Government in response to the independent, bipartisan review into Victoria’s electricity and gas retail markets. As a result of the report, the state’s three largest energy retailers are providing rebates between $250 and $720 to more than 285,000 Victorian customers on costly standing and expired market offers. The Budget also provides $21.7 million to increase the Utility Relief Grant cap from $500 to $650 – helping households and families suffering unexpected hardship, like losing a job, pay their water, gas or electricity bills. Work is already underway on a number of the report’s recommendations, including protections for low income and vulnerable customers, and a new brokerage service. The Government’s final response to the Review will be released later this year. To visit Energy Compare go to vic.gov.au/victorianenergycompare. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “We know there are better deals out there for Victorian families – this is about getting them on the website to find them.” “Big power companies rely on people not having the time, information or knowledge to get a better deal. That changes now.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “We know that Victorians are paying too much for their energy bills – that’s why we’re stepping in to help families get the best deal.” “Our reforms are creating a more modern, reliable energy system and saving Victorians money on their bills.”

Victorian Jobs Growth Leads The Nation

Victoria’s employment growth is the strongest in the nation, with 333,900 jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released today shows that in March alone, 26,400 jobs were created in Victoria – compared to just 4,900 across the nation. Victoria’s jobs result in March was the largest increase in both absolute and percentage terms of any state. Employment in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland fell, while Western Australia and Tasmania generated just 1,600 jobs between them. Since November 2014, 333,900 new jobs have been created in Victoria – an 11.4 per cent jump – the largest increase in both absolute and percentage terms of all the states. This means that more than 1 in 10 jobs in Victoria’s economy today have been created under the watch of the Labor Government. Full-time jobs have increased by 10 per cent or 197,100 persons – again, the highest growth of all the states – and account for almost 60 per cent of all jobs created since November 2014. Unemployment in Victoria also decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 5.2 per cent in March 2018, and is below the national average of 5.5 per cent. Victoria’s unemployment rate has decreased by 1.5 percentage points since Labor was elected, well down from the 6.7 per cent unemployment rate inherited from the previous Liberal and National Government. Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas “We’re creating more jobs than any other state, powering our economy and creating opportunities across the state.” “We’ll continue investing in the infrastructure and services Victorians need to drive our economy.” Quote attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll “We said we’d create jobs for Victorians and that’s exactly what we’ve done – and it’s all thanks to our record investment in the major projects that matter to Victorians.”

Victorian Jobs Growth Leads The Nation

Victoria’s employment growth is the strongest in the nation, with 333,900 jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released today shows that in March alone, 26,400 jobs were created in Victoria – compared to just 4,900 across the nation. Victoria’s jobs result in March was the largest increase in both absolute and percentage terms of any state. Employment in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland fell, while Western Australia and Tasmania generated just 1,600 jobs between them. Since November 2014, 333,900 new jobs have been created in Victoria – an 11.4 per cent jump – the largest increase in both absolute and percentage terms of all the states. This means that more than 1 in 10 jobs in Victoria’s economy today have been created under the watch of the Labor Government. Full-time jobs have increased by 10 per cent or 197,100 persons – again, the highest growth of all the states – and account for almost 60 per cent of all jobs created since November 2014. Unemployment in Victoria also decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 5.2 per cent in March 2018, and is below the national average of 5.5 per cent. Victoria’s unemployment rate has decreased by 1.5 percentage points since Labor was elected, well down from the 6.7 per cent unemployment rate inherited from the previous Liberal and National Government. Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas “We’re creating more jobs than any other state, powering our economy and creating opportunities across the state.” “We’ll continue investing in the infrastructure and services Victorians need to drive our economy.” Quote attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll “We said we’d create jobs for Victorians and that’s exactly what we’ve done – and it’s all thanks to our record investment in the major projects that matter to Victorians.”

PICK YOUR PROJECT IN CRANBOURNE

Locals in Cranbourne will be given the chance to nominate and decide on their own funding under a new community building fund, announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The new grassroots democracy program, Pick My Project, will be backed by $30 million from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 and will be spread across the state, giving every community the chance to benefit. In a Victorian-first, all residents aged 16 and over will be able to submit their idea for consideration under the program. All they’ll need is an idea that helps build a stronger Cranbourne and the backing of a local organisation, community group, school, local council, or other eligible group able to help deliver the project. Ideas could include anything from sporting and recreation infrastructure, community arts projects, improvements to community facilities or the local environment. Projects will need to be feasible and have land-owner consent, but there will be no restrictive guidelines – meaning many local priorities that fall-between the cracks of other grant programs will be eligible for funding. Communities will then get to vote for the projects they think are most important, giving residents in Cranbourne the first and final say on the best way to improve their area. Projects between $20,000 and $200,000 will be eligible under the program. The Budget will also provide a $50 million boost to Growing Suburbs Fund to deliver more vital community infrastructure projects across Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs, in line with local council priorities. The initiative will start in May and winning projects will be announced in September 2018. To get ready and register your interest, visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP “This is about putting community funding decisions back in the hands of communities – helping people in Cranbourne come together to improve their neighbourhood.” “We want to hear from young people, sporting clubs, community groups, schools, everyone who is active and involved in Cranbourne – because they know better than anyone what is needed.”

PICK YOUR PROJECT IN CRANBOURNE

Locals in Cranbourne will be given the chance to nominate and decide on their own funding under a new community building fund, announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The new grassroots democracy program, Pick My Project, will be backed by $30 million from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 and will be spread across the state, giving every community the chance to benefit. In a Victorian-first, all residents aged 16 and over will be able to submit their idea for consideration under the program. All they’ll need is an idea that helps build a stronger Cranbourne and the backing of a local organisation, community group, school, local council, or other eligible group able to help deliver the project. Ideas could include anything from sporting and recreation infrastructure, community arts projects, improvements to community facilities or the local environment. Projects will need to be feasible and have land-owner consent, but there will be no restrictive guidelines – meaning many local priorities that fall-between the cracks of other grant programs will be eligible for funding. Communities will then get to vote for the projects they think are most important, giving residents in Cranbourne the first and final say on the best way to improve their area. Projects between $20,000 and $200,000 will be eligible under the program. The Budget will also provide a $50 million boost to Growing Suburbs Fund to deliver more vital community infrastructure projects across Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs, in line with local council priorities. The initiative will start in May and winning projects will be announced in September 2018. To get ready and register your interest, visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP “This is about putting community funding decisions back in the hands of communities – helping people in Cranbourne come together to improve their neighbourhood.” “We want to hear from young people, sporting clubs, community groups, schools, everyone who is active and involved in Cranbourne – because they know better than anyone what is needed.”

 

Barton Primary School leads on sustainability

The Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP has congratulated Barton Primary School for reducing its environmental impact through the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program. The ResourceSmart Schools program has helped more than 1,300 Victorian schools save more than $21 million through energy, waste and water savings and prevented more than 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere since 2008. Schools participating in the program are awarded up to five stars for completing modules in relation to water, waste, energy, biodiversity and provided with assistance from sustainability experts. Barton Primary School has been awarded 1 star certification for completing the required ResourceSmart Schools modules and meeting benchmarks for energy usage and waste reduction. The school has saved through being involved in the ResourceSmart School program. Nine schools have received star ratings and certificates this school term. The Victorian Government delivered $4.4 million in 2017/18 Budget to expand the ResourceSmart Schools program. Jude Perera MP is encouraging other schools in the region to sign up for the ResourceSmart Schools program if they haven’t already. ResourceSmart Schools is a free Victorian Government program available to all Victorian schools. It assists schools to embed sustainability in everything they do linking sustainability to school operations, the school’s curriculum and engaging with the school community. For more information on Sustainability Victoria’s Resource Smart School Program visit: http://www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to the Member for Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP:  “This certification recognises the great work of the dedicated teachers and staff at the school. “The program gives kids a fantastic, hands on understanding of sustainability and the environment."

Barton Primary School leads on sustainability

The Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP has congratulated Barton Primary School for reducing its environmental impact through the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program. The ResourceSmart Schools program has helped more than 1,300 Victorian schools save more than $21 million through energy, waste and water savings and prevented more than 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere since 2008. Schools participating in the program are awarded up to five stars for completing modules in relation to water, waste, energy, biodiversity and provided with assistance from sustainability experts. Barton Primary School has been awarded 1 star certification for completing the required ResourceSmart Schools modules and meeting benchmarks for energy usage and waste reduction. The school has saved through being involved in the ResourceSmart School program. Nine schools have received star ratings and certificates this school term. The Victorian Government delivered $4.4 million in 2017/18 Budget to expand the ResourceSmart Schools program. Jude Perera MP is encouraging other schools in the region to sign up for the ResourceSmart Schools program if they haven’t already. ResourceSmart Schools is a free Victorian Government program available to all Victorian schools. It assists schools to embed sustainability in everything they do linking sustainability to school operations, the school’s curriculum and engaging with the school community. For more information on Sustainability Victoria’s Resource Smart School Program visit: http://www.resourcesmartschools.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to the Member for Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP:  “This certification recognises the great work of the dedicated teachers and staff at the school. “The program gives kids a fantastic, hands on understanding of sustainability and the environment."

UPGRADES FOR WOMEN’S FOOTY AT CASEY FIELDS

Casey Fields will be upgraded as part of the biggest investment in women's and community sport in Victoria's history. The Andrews Labor Government will invest $5 million to upgrade facilities for women's footy at the ground – the home of the AFLW Melbourne Demons. The funding will deliver female-friendly changerooms, new team benches and an upgraded public-address system – making Casey Fields better for players and fields. Women's footy is booming with more than 950 new female footy teams joining competitions across Australia since the inaugural AFW season. The upgrades are part of a $241.6 million boost for women's and community sport in the Victorian Budget 2018/19, which includes: $67 million for elite women's facilities, including a $20 million to redevelop Ikon Park into the home of AFLW a $64.6 million redevelopment of the State Netball and Hockey Centre a $15 million boost for the Female Friendly Facilities Fund The Victorian Budget will also provide $15.4 million for upgrades at key suburban sporting precincts and $5 million for Community Sports Infrastructure Loans that will unlock up to $100 million for local clubs to upgrade their facilities. The Labor Government has also signed a landmark deal with the AFL that will deliver major redevelopments of the MCG and Etihad Stadium Precinct, and guarantee the AFL Grand Final will be played in Victoria for the next 40 years. Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan "This is a win for players, fans and our community that will bring more footy to Casey Fields." "We're upgrading local grounds, change rooms and pavilions right across Victoria – so everyone has the facilities they need to play and watch the sport they love."   Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera "This will build a true home for the Demons at Casey Fields, and boost the experience for their diehard fans."   “We’re investing in the future of sport in Victoria – from the suburbs to the ‘G.”

UPGRADES FOR WOMEN’S FOOTY AT CASEY FIELDS

Casey Fields will be upgraded as part of the biggest investment in women's and community sport in Victoria's history. The Andrews Labor Government will invest $5 million to upgrade facilities for women's footy at the ground – the home of the AFLW Melbourne Demons. The funding will deliver female-friendly changerooms, new team benches and an upgraded public-address system – making Casey Fields better for players and fields. Women's footy is booming with more than 950 new female footy teams joining competitions across Australia since the inaugural AFW season. The upgrades are part of a $241.6 million boost for women's and community sport in the Victorian Budget 2018/19, which includes: $67 million for elite women's facilities, including a $20 million to redevelop Ikon Park into the home of AFLW a $64.6 million redevelopment of the State Netball and Hockey Centre a $15 million boost for the Female Friendly Facilities Fund The Victorian Budget will also provide $15.4 million for upgrades at key suburban sporting precincts and $5 million for Community Sports Infrastructure Loans that will unlock up to $100 million for local clubs to upgrade their facilities. The Labor Government has also signed a landmark deal with the AFL that will deliver major redevelopments of the MCG and Etihad Stadium Precinct, and guarantee the AFL Grand Final will be played in Victoria for the next 40 years. Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan "This is a win for players, fans and our community that will bring more footy to Casey Fields." "We're upgrading local grounds, change rooms and pavilions right across Victoria – so everyone has the facilities they need to play and watch the sport they love."   Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera "This will build a true home for the Demons at Casey Fields, and boost the experience for their diehard fans."   “We’re investing in the future of sport in Victoria – from the suburbs to the ‘G.”

Extra Protection For Police And Emergency Workers

Tough new laws to protect our dedicated police and emergency service workers from harm and violence and crack down on offenders who use their cars as a weapon come into effect this week. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and The Police Association to launch the legislation, which will see offenders who put police and emergency service workers at risk facing up to 20 years behind bars. The strong new laws, which commence on Thursday, were passed in Parliament last year and developed in close consultation with Victoria Police and The Police Association. The legislation creates a range of new offences, including: Intentionally exposing an emergency worker, a custodial officer or a youth justice worker to risk by driving (20 years’ maximum imprisonment) Recklessly exposing an emergency worker, a custodial officer or a youth justice worker to risk by driving (10 years’ maximum imprisonment) Damaging an emergency service vehicle (five years’ maximum imprisonment) Aggravated offences of intentionally or recklessly exposing an emergency worker to risk by driving (20 and 10 years’ maximum imprisonment respectively). A statutory two-year minimum jail term will be imposed if an on-duty police officer or emergency worker is injured by an offender who has intentionally exposed the worker to risk by driving. Under the aggravated offences, offenders cannot be sentenced to a community correction order or other community-based order unless there are special circumstances. There is also a presumption against bail for the new offences, putting the onus on alleged offenders to show compelling reasons as to why they should be let back out onto our streets. Those found guilty of the above offences will have their licences cancelled and be disqualified from driving, and their vehicles can also be impounded or seized. The Labor Government is working with Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and Regulation and The Police Association to develop further reforms to address threats and acts of harm and violence against police. Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville “Any form of violence towards police or emergency service workers in the line of duty is abhorrent and our tough new laws send a clear message that it will not be tolerated.” “Our police and emergency workers put their lives on the line to help keep Victorians safe and well – they deserve to be safe at work just like everyone else.” “Anyone who uses their vehicle as a weapon against our police officers deserves to feel the full force of the law – and that’s exactly what these new laws will deliver.”

Extra Protection For Police And Emergency Workers

Tough new laws to protect our dedicated police and emergency service workers from harm and violence and crack down on offenders who use their cars as a weapon come into effect this week. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and The Police Association to launch the legislation, which will see offenders who put police and emergency service workers at risk facing up to 20 years behind bars. The strong new laws, which commence on Thursday, were passed in Parliament last year and developed in close consultation with Victoria Police and The Police Association. The legislation creates a range of new offences, including: Intentionally exposing an emergency worker, a custodial officer or a youth justice worker to risk by driving (20 years’ maximum imprisonment) Recklessly exposing an emergency worker, a custodial officer or a youth justice worker to risk by driving (10 years’ maximum imprisonment) Damaging an emergency service vehicle (five years’ maximum imprisonment) Aggravated offences of intentionally or recklessly exposing an emergency worker to risk by driving (20 and 10 years’ maximum imprisonment respectively). A statutory two-year minimum jail term will be imposed if an on-duty police officer or emergency worker is injured by an offender who has intentionally exposed the worker to risk by driving. Under the aggravated offences, offenders cannot be sentenced to a community correction order or other community-based order unless there are special circumstances. There is also a presumption against bail for the new offences, putting the onus on alleged offenders to show compelling reasons as to why they should be let back out onto our streets. Those found guilty of the above offences will have their licences cancelled and be disqualified from driving, and their vehicles can also be impounded or seized. The Labor Government is working with Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and Regulation and The Police Association to develop further reforms to address threats and acts of harm and violence against police. Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville “Any form of violence towards police or emergency service workers in the line of duty is abhorrent and our tough new laws send a clear message that it will not be tolerated.” “Our police and emergency workers put their lives on the line to help keep Victorians safe and well – they deserve to be safe at work just like everyone else.” “Anyone who uses their vehicle as a weapon against our police officers deserves to feel the full force of the law – and that’s exactly what these new laws will deliver.”

LABOR KICKS IN TO BOOST GRASSROOTS SOCCER IN CRANBOURNE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local soccer clubs improve their facilities and encourage more locals in Cranbourne to play the world game. To ensure the world game continues to grow at the grassroots level, the Labor Government has announced a $2.5 million World Game Facilities Fund to help clubs upgrade or build new facilities across the state. Jude Perera MP today announced up to $250,000 funding would be available to upgrade facilities across Cranbourne. Soccer is booming across Victoria – with more than 350,000 people hitting the pitch. That’s why we’re investing in the sport’s grassroots future. The Labor Government’s new fund will work to support local soccer clubs and organisations in Cranbourne to undertake projects such as lighting upgrades, pitch redevelopments, synthetic pitch developments and unisex accessible change rooms. Lighting and synthetic pitch projects mean the whole community can benefit from a facility that can be used night or day, and don’t require the burden of watering and maintenance. Upgrading change rooms to unisex means that women and girls will finally now have the facilities they deserve and help level the playing field. Applications for the Labor Government’s World Game Facilities Fund are now open. For more information visit sport.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP “We’re making sure our local soccer clubs in Cranbourne have the support and facilities they need to grow and welcome more members than ever before.”     “This funding will inspire even more of our kids to sign up to their local soccer club, get active and play the game they love.”

LABOR KICKS IN TO BOOST GRASSROOTS SOCCER IN CRANBOURNE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local soccer clubs improve their facilities and encourage more locals in Cranbourne to play the world game. To ensure the world game continues to grow at the grassroots level, the Labor Government has announced a $2.5 million World Game Facilities Fund to help clubs upgrade or build new facilities across the state. Jude Perera MP today announced up to $250,000 funding would be available to upgrade facilities across Cranbourne. Soccer is booming across Victoria – with more than 350,000 people hitting the pitch. That’s why we’re investing in the sport’s grassroots future. The Labor Government’s new fund will work to support local soccer clubs and organisations in Cranbourne to undertake projects such as lighting upgrades, pitch redevelopments, synthetic pitch developments and unisex accessible change rooms. Lighting and synthetic pitch projects mean the whole community can benefit from a facility that can be used night or day, and don’t require the burden of watering and maintenance. Upgrading change rooms to unisex means that women and girls will finally now have the facilities they deserve and help level the playing field. Applications for the Labor Government’s World Game Facilities Fund are now open. For more information visit sport.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP “We’re making sure our local soccer clubs in Cranbourne have the support and facilities they need to grow and welcome more members than ever before.”     “This funding will inspire even more of our kids to sign up to their local soccer club, get active and play the game they love.”