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ALTONA DISTRICT’S LONGEST-SERVING EDUCATORS RECOGNISED

Altona District teachers and staff are among more than 400 Victorians being recognised for their commitment and dedication to public education, at a ceremony for Department of Education and Training employees who have reached 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2019. Minister..

FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS IN ALTONA DISTRICT

It will now be easier for Victorians living in the Altona District to get active thanks to local sporting clubs sharing in over $750,000 in funding from VicHealth. This funding will support local sports clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to get..

BUS BOOST FOR NEW ESTATES IN MELBOURNE’S WEST

Communities in Melbourne’s west will have better access to public transport thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with bus routes being extended to new estates and more services linking with trains at peak times. The Labor Government is extending service coverage to more areas, and..

MORE FUNDING TO PREVENT FAMILY VIOLENCE IN ALTONA DISTRICT

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $470,000 in funding for 15 community organisations working to prevent family violence within Victoria’s African communities. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced funding from the Capacity Building and Participation Program to help communities recognise family violence when..

ALTONA LITTLE ATHLETICS TO BENEFIT FROM SPORTING GRANT

The Altona Little Athletics Centre is among 386 grassroots sports clubs across Victoria who will share in more than $530,000 in grants to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise. Member for Altona Jill Hennessy today announced that Altona Little Athletics Club had successfully applied..

BUILDING BETTER SCHOOLS FOR ALTONA

Students across Altona District will soon benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their schools, thanks to the Victorian Government. Jill Hennessy today announced that Altona District schools were among 180 schools across Victoria to share in $2.85 million of 2019-20 Planned Maintenance Program..

NEW NAME FOR SCHOOL OPENING IN POINT COOK IN 2020

The Andrews Labor Government is giving the Point Cook community the chance to have their say on the name of a new government school opening next year. Member for Altona District, Jill Hennessy, said the Victorian School Building Authority would consult with local communities on..

ALTONA DISTRICT SCHOOLS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

Member for Altona District, Jill Hennessy, is encouraging schools in Melbourne’s west to enter the 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. “The ResourceSmart Schools Awards celebrate the efforts local students, teachers and parents are making to positively impact the environment,” Ms Hennessy said. ResourceSmart Schools is a..

ANOTHER FUNDING BOOST FOR VICTORIA’S SUSTAINABILITY SECTOR

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering another major boost to support the development of infrastructure across Victoria’s sustainability and recycling sectors. Member for Altona Jill Hennessy, Member for Werribee Tim Pallas and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced $72,100 for a project in Wyndham..

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..

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..

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..

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 Melbourne’s suburbs and connect every major train line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line through Melbourne Airport.