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SLAM DUNK FOR ALTONA’S BASKETBALL AND NETBALL PLAYERS

More than 6,000 basketball and netball players in Altona will benefit from redeveloped and expanded facilities, as part of an expansion plan receiving a $3 million contribution from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Altona Jill Hennessy today announced the Altona Sports Centre is a step closer to an expansion thanks to the Labor Government’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund. The centre is home to the Altona Netball Association and Altona Basketball Association which have a combined membership of more than 6,000 people. However, the facility has been at peak capacity for several years, forcing more than 70 byes a week because there are no courts available. As part of the planned major expansion, four new indoor courts will be added along with a grandstand seating 1000 and two competition standard outside courts with competition lighting. In addition to new courts, change facilities and public amenities will be upgraded to make them female friendly and accessible, public areas, community rooms and administration areas will be modernised and developed, and an additional car park built. The changes will increase participation by more than 30 per cent and enable more use by schools and the local community. The new outside courts with lighting will also allow futsal matches to be played at the centre. This funding package is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria, we've invested more than $420 millionin community sport and recreation facilities, and earlier this year provided almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to support sport and active recreation at all levels. Ms Hennessy acknowledged Hobsons Bay City Council and Altona Sports Centre Limited for their commitment and financial contribution to the expansion. Quotes attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy “This planned expansion of the Altona Sports Centre means no more frustration for local netballers and basketballers – there’ll be plenty of court space for the whole community to play the sports they love.” “We’re investing $3 million so more people in Altona and surrounds can enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.”

SLAM DUNK FOR ALTONA’S BASKETBALL AND NETBALL PLAYERS

More than 6,000 basketball and netball players in Altona will benefit from redeveloped and expanded facilities, as part of an expansion plan receiving a $3 million contribution from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Altona Jill Hennessy today announced the Altona Sports Centre is a step closer to an expansion thanks to the Labor Government’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund. The centre is home to the Altona Netball Association and Altona Basketball Association which have a combined membership of more than 6,000 people. However, the facility has been at peak capacity for several years, forcing more than 70 byes a week because there are no courts available. As part of the planned major expansion, four new indoor courts will be added along with a grandstand seating 1000 and two competition standard outside courts with competition lighting. In addition to new courts, change facilities and public amenities will be upgraded to make them female friendly and accessible, public areas, community rooms and administration areas will be modernised and developed, and an additional car park built. The changes will increase participation by more than 30 per cent and enable more use by schools and the local community. The new outside courts with lighting will also allow futsal matches to be played at the centre. This funding package is part of the Labor Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria, we've invested more than $420 millionin community sport and recreation facilities, and earlier this year provided almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to support sport and active recreation at all levels. Ms Hennessy acknowledged Hobsons Bay City Council and Altona Sports Centre Limited for their commitment and financial contribution to the expansion. Quotes attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy “This planned expansion of the Altona Sports Centre means no more frustration for local netballers and basketballers – there’ll be plenty of court space for the whole community to play the sports they love.” “We’re investing $3 million so more people in Altona and surrounds can enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.”

BUILDING UPGRADES AT ALTONA GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Altona Green Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy today announced the upgrade, with $4100 allocated for the supply and installation of three flagpoles. The Andrews Labor Government is working to strengthen community pride in schools and build the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school. The project is part of a $3.8 billion investment by the Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools. The school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. For further information about the Government’s record school construction and upgrade program visit the Victorian School Building Authority website: www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au. Quote attributable to Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy “We’re upgrading schools across Victoria so families can know that no matter where they live they can access a great local school the whole community is proud of.” “This upgrade is about more than giving Altona Green Primary School students the school facilities they deserve – it’s about helping build community pride in a great local school.”  

BUILDING UPGRADES AT ALTONA GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Altona Green Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy today announced the upgrade, with $4100 allocated for the supply and installation of three flagpoles. The Andrews Labor Government is working to strengthen community pride in schools and build the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school. The project is part of a $3.8 billion investment by the Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools. The school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. For further information about the Government’s record school construction and upgrade program visit the Victorian School Building Authority website: www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au. Quote attributable to Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy “We’re upgrading schools across Victoria so families can know that no matter where they live they can access a great local school the whole community is proud of.” “This upgrade is about more than giving Altona Green Primary School students the school facilities they deserve – it’s about helping build community pride in a great local school.”  

BUILDING A BETTER HOSPITAL FOR MELBOURNE’S INNER WEST

Families in Melbourne’s western suburbs will be able to access world class healthcare close to home with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to build a...

Pick my Project Winners

Five incredible projects in the Altona District were able to secure vital funding through Pick My Project

 

AVIATION ROAD LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL WORKS TO START

Works to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Aviation Road in Laverton will start later this year, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The final design and contract has been awarded to remove the Aviation Road level crossing which will deliver a vital road connection to local businesses and the Princes Freeway, and a rail intersection that is used by around 140 metro and freight services each weekday. The level crossing will be removed by building a road bridge over the Werribee line and will be delivered in stages to ensure overall disruption is minimised for road and rail users. The first stage of works will include the road bridge, on-road bike lanes and a pedestrian path, a new shared-use path along Maher Road, upgrades to the pedestrian level crossing at Aircraft Station and improvements to the Aircraft Station forecourt area on Triholm Avenue with early works expected to start in October this year and the level crossing removed by early 2020. The second stage of works, timed with future level crossing removal works at Werribee Street and Cherry Street in Werribee, a pedestrian underpass will be completed to provide an improved connection to Aircraft Station. By constructing the underpass in a second stage, the project team can ensure access to the station platform using a combination of stairs and ramps, which was the preferred option during community consultation. By staging works, it allows for trains to continue to run on the Werribee line as the road bridge takes shape, with temporary rail shutdowns limited to weeknight and weekend closures. Together with the Level Crossing Removal Authority and Metro Trains Melbourne, the Aviation Road level crossing will be removed by the Western Program Alliance comprising of McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald. The Alliance has already successfully removed level crossings at Kororoit Creek Road in Williamstown North – including a partial duplication of the Altona Loop – and at Abbotts Road in Dandenong South. Planning is also well under way on the level crossings at Werribee Street and Cherry Street, with both to be removed by 2022. Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “By the end of this week, we’ll have already removed 29 level crossings across Melbourne and we’re not slowing down, with Aviation Road level crossing next in our sights.” “The project team has identified an innovative solution with this staged construction approach, which will minimise overall rail and road disruptions to commuters as these important upgrades are completed.” Quotes attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy “Alongside the clear safety benefits, these upgrades will make it easier for people in Laverton to access local shops, Aircraft Station and the Princes Freeway.” “I look forward to construction starting soon at Aviation Road and seeing the new bridge take shape to remove this dangerous and congested level crossing.”

AVIATION ROAD LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL WORKS TO START

Works to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Aviation Road in Laverton will start later this year, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The final design and contract has been awarded to remove the Aviation Road level crossing which will deliver a vital road connection to local businesses and the Princes Freeway, and a rail intersection that is used by around 140 metro and freight services each weekday. The level crossing will be removed by building a road bridge over the Werribee line and will be delivered in stages to ensure overall disruption is minimised for road and rail users. The first stage of works will include the road bridge, on-road bike lanes and a pedestrian path, a new shared-use path along Maher Road, upgrades to the pedestrian level crossing at Aircraft Station and improvements to the Aircraft Station forecourt area on Triholm Avenue with early works expected to start in October this year and the level crossing removed by early 2020. The second stage of works, timed with future level crossing removal works at Werribee Street and Cherry Street in Werribee, a pedestrian underpass will be completed to provide an improved connection to Aircraft Station. By constructing the underpass in a second stage, the project team can ensure access to the station platform using a combination of stairs and ramps, which was the preferred option during community consultation. By staging works, it allows for trains to continue to run on the Werribee line as the road bridge takes shape, with temporary rail shutdowns limited to weeknight and weekend closures. Together with the Level Crossing Removal Authority and Metro Trains Melbourne, the Aviation Road level crossing will be removed by the Western Program Alliance comprising of McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald. The Alliance has already successfully removed level crossings at Kororoit Creek Road in Williamstown North – including a partial duplication of the Altona Loop – and at Abbotts Road in Dandenong South. Planning is also well under way on the level crossings at Werribee Street and Cherry Street, with both to be removed by 2022. Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “By the end of this week, we’ll have already removed 29 level crossings across Melbourne and we’re not slowing down, with Aviation Road level crossing next in our sights.” “The project team has identified an innovative solution with this staged construction approach, which will minimise overall rail and road disruptions to commuters as these important upgrades are completed.” Quotes attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy “Alongside the clear safety benefits, these upgrades will make it easier for people in Laverton to access local shops, Aircraft Station and the Princes Freeway.” “I look forward to construction starting soon at Aviation Road and seeing the new bridge take shape to remove this dangerous and congested level crossing.”

SUBURBAN RAIL LOOP SET TO TRANSFORM ALTONA DISTRICT

A re-elected Andrews Government will embark upon the biggest transformation of public transport in Australia’s history, with a new underground rail network set to circle...

BUILDING NEW COMMUNITY PLAYGROUPS ACROSS VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to get new community playgroups off the ground, giving families in the Altona District more access to valuable support.

LOCAL ALTONA DISTICT SPORTING CLUBS OFFERED A BOOST TO DRIVE GENDER EQUALITY

Following a highly competitive first round that resulted in 22 community sporting organisations receiving funding, applications are now open for the second round of the...