Western Metropolitan Region Government Initiatives | Members Statement

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (10:20): Recently I joined my parliamentary colleague Sarah Connolly, MP, the state member for Tarneit, to visit multiple sites in the electorate of Tarneit along with the mayor and councillors of Wyndham City Council. This was a great opportunity to see firsthand the positive impacts the investments of the Andrews Labor government are making in the Western Metropolitan Region.

We started the morning by visiting the Cambridge Primary School to check out their school breakfast club program. It was great to meet some of the participating students and see how the program supports building happier and healthier lives for students while they continue learning at school.

We then attended the official opening of the nearby newly upgraded Golden Square Reserve, which received $325,000 from the 2018–19 round of the Growing Suburbs Fund. The Growing Suburbs Fund supports the creation of community connections, enhances services and provides greater opportunities at the local level. The revamped reserve has a new playground, a large kickabout area and a basketball half-court alongside picnic areas, new landscaping and plenty of shade for the summer.

Our next stop was at the Grange Community Centre in Hoppers Crossing for the official opening of their newly expanded community centre. The expansion project received $1 million from the 2018–19 round of the Growing Suburbs Fund. The Grange Community Centre is a popular venue for child care, playgroups, maternal and child health services, workshops and gatherings.

Our final destination for the day was a visit to the Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club to officially launch their new lighting, made possible through the Andrews Labor government’s $300,000 investment. I look forward to working closely with Sarah.