Creative Funding Package | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:09): My constituency question is directed to the Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Regulatory Reform, Minister for Government Services and Minister for Creative Industries, the Honourable Danny Pearson. My question relates to the minister’s portfolio responsibility of creative industries. Victoria is the nation’s creative capital, and the Andrews Labor government is cementing our reputation as the creative state with an unprecedented $288 million investment in its 2021–22 Victorian budget to reinvigorate the creative economy. To help the sector bounce back after a challenging year, the $167.3 million creative industries funding package is expected to underpin the creation of more than 20,000 new jobs across the entire creative sector. The creative industries funding package is in addition to the $120.7 million screen industry package and the 40,000 jobs set to be created through the Vicscreen strategy. My question to the minister is: can the minister provide an update on how constituents from the Western Metropolitan Region will benefit from this creative funding package?