Since being elected in 2018, I have been proud to be part of a government that gets things done, from making sure our kids get the education they deserve, to building historic infrastructure projects. Below is a list of things we have achieved for the community, and funding we have announced in this time:

  • More than $80 million has been invested in the Footscray Learning Precinct, with the $29 million Seddon campus of Footscray High School set to open in 2021.
  • Work is underway on a $3.8 million upgrade to Altona North Primary School.
  • Work has also started at Williamstown High School with $137,000 in the 2019-20 budget for the planning process for a $1.37 million upgrade to the school’s study centre.
  • $123,192 from the Inclusive Kindergarten Facilities Fund has been provided to Home Road Kindergarten to provide a more inclusive environment for children with disabilities or additional needs. This includes new playground equipment, a new mud kitchen, dirt digging path, vertical planters and musical planters.
  • Newport Gardens Primary School will be more inclusive for local students and families, with $200,000 from the Inclusive Schools Fund going to an outdoor sensory area.
  • The Children’s Facilities Capital Program has seen $2,680 in minor IT grants go to Altona Gate Kindergarten and Gowrie Victoria Early Learning Centre.
  • Williamstown Community & Education Centre and Yarraville Community Centre have benefited from $74, 500 in Learn Local grants to fund adult education programs that assist members of the community to enter the workforce.
  • The $10 million West Gate Neighbourhood Fund has been established to fund innovative projects that connect people in the community and improve local neighbourhoods.
  • $650,000 worth of works recently commenced on Gem Pier. These preservation works will see the replacement and repair of piles beneath the Pier as part of the Better Recreational Facilities Initiative.
  • World class healthcare will be available right here in the inner west, as the Andrews government gets on with building the $1.5 billion new Footscray Hospital.
  • Community Shade grants program, $15,223 in funding for shade and sun protection has been provided to several local sporting clubs and community groups as part of the Community Shade grants program.
  • As part of the School Shade Grants Program, $570 will go to shade and sun protection for Williamstown North Primary School.
  • Williamstown will benefit with funding for a new pocket park forming part of a $35 million initiative to repurpose small pockets of land in built-up suburban areas.
  • $53,592 in funding from the Growing Victoria’s botanic Gardens Grants Program will support the rejuvenation of the iconic Williamstown Botanic Gardens.
  • VicArts Grants totalling $34,900 will fund a range of projects by local artists and organisations, including short stories, sculptures and script development.
  • $35,000 in Creative Learning Partnerships funding for Altona North Primary School.
  • $30,000 of funding for the development of Maribyrnong City Council’s Road Safety Strategy & Action Plan 2019-28 through the TAC Towards Zero Community Grants Program.
  • Sporting Club grants provide local clubs with funding for things such as new equipment, training courses and new uniforms. This program has seen grants totalling over $22,450 provided to local sporting clubs.
  • A $200,000 commitment as part of the master plan for Yarraville Oval. This will ensure that the facility can keep up with its increasing demand.