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Promise Delivered: Council Rate Cap Bills Introduced

October 21, 2015

Uncontrolled rate hikes will soon be a thing of the past, as the Andrews Labor Government tables legislation for the Fair Go Rates system.

Major Delays To Remove Choke Point On West Gate Freeway

March 16, 2016

The CityLink Tulla Widening is part of an ambitious program of road and public transport investment that is supporting Melbourne’s growth and liveability, including the Western Distributor and Melbourne Metro projects.


April 26, 2016

$12 million has been secured to build Taylors Hill 7-12 secondary college!

Budget 2018-19 Highlights

May 2, 2018

Here are some of the highlights of the budget for 2018-19.


April 17, 2018

Families in Melbourne’s outer West are enjoying a new state-of-the-art local school, with Taylors Hill West Secondary College officially opening the school for students today.


April 17, 2018

After years of campaigning and working with the community for the removal of the congested Taylors Rd and Kings Rd roundabout, I am very proud to announce that the installation of a new intersection is now complete.

Taylors Hill West Secondary College A Boost For The West

February 2, 2017

A principal has been appointed and building work is underway on Taylors Hill West Secondary College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.


December 9, 2016

Taylors Lakes will also receive a new 24-hour team with 14 full-time equivalent paramedics and a new ambulance vehicle.

Early Recruitment Of Police To Put Academy At Capacity

October 5, 2016

The Victoria Police Academy will run at capacity to train new police as the Andrews Labor Government brings forward recruitment of additional frontline police.


May 27, 2016

The Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins announced today that expressions of interest (EOI) for the design and construction of a road bridge over the rail line at Melton Highway, Sydenham, are being sought.

Architects Appointed: New Secondary School in Taylors Hill a Step Closer

May 12, 2016

Architects were appointed, and the preliminary designs are in; have a look!

Work to Begin Soon to Fix Kings Rd-Taylors Rd Intersection

May 6, 2015

Natalie Hutchins and the Victorian government have committed $6.1 million to fix the infamous roundabout located at the Taylors Road and Kings Road intersection.

Workers Win Right To Portable Long Service Benefits

October 3, 2018

Workers in community services, security and contract cleaning now have access to portable long service benefits for the first time, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Free TAFE for priority courses

October 3, 2018

From 2019, TAFE qualifications in priority areas will be fee-free for Victorians across the system.


May 2, 2016

Victoria’s economy continues to be the fastest growing in the nation, according to the latest CommSec State of the States Report released today.

$61.3 million funding boost for Footscray and Sunshine Hospital

April 26, 2016

An extra 7,000 patients in the West will receive care and treatment at Sunshine Hospital with a $61.3 million funding boost for infrastructure works at Western Health’s Sunshine and Footscray Hospital in the Victorian Labor Government Budget 2016/17.

Summer Newsletter Now Available

January 13, 2016

Summer Newsletter Now Available

Andrews Labor Government Commits $200M for Western Hospital

August 17, 2015

The new $200 million Western Women’s & Children’s Hospital will provide 237 beds, 39 special care nursery cots, four theatres and additional clinics, catering for the needs of one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.

Victoria To Lead The Way On Family Violence Leave

August 17, 2015

Nurses, teachers and other Victorian public sector employees will be entitled to family violence leave under changes announced by the Andrews Labor Government today.

Building A Health System Victorians Can Rely On

August 17, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is improving, innovating and investing in Victoria’s health system to ensure Victorians can get the care they need, when they need it.

Have Your Say on Victoria’s New 10-Year Mental Health Plan

August 17, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for people from across Victoria to have their input into the new 10-year Mental Health Plan, to better ensure the mental health and wellbeing of our state into the future.

Victoria To Benefit From Bushfire Mitigation Funding Boost

August 17, 2015

Victorian Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett welcomed the contribution and said the Victorian Government and other organisations would match the funding to the tune of $2.712 million over three years.

Recognising Our Champion Volunteers – Nominate Now!

August 17, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding the awards to recognise and celebrate the enormous contribution volunteers make to Victorian communities and the economy.

Labor Government Backs Full Murray Basin Rail Project

August 17, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government today committed to the biggest upgrade to regional rail freight in decades – the full Murray Basin Rail Project – which will standardise and upgrade the entire Murray Basin rail network.

Enhanced No Jab No Play To Protect More Children

August 16, 2015

Legislation will be introduced into the Parliament this year, to require children to be to be fully vaccinated in order to attend childcare and kindergarten from 1 January 2016.

Have Your Say On Supporting Students With Special Needs

August 14, 2015

The Review – which started in July – is one of many significant commitments outlined in the Andrews Labor Government’s comprehensive Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools.

Labor Government Secures Funding for Taylors Hill Senior School

May 6, 2015

The Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins, has stated that "Labor committed to fixing our schools, rescuing our TAFEs, bringing back Tech Schools and helping struggling parents with the costs of sending their children to school, and that is what this budget does."

Liberals Finally Come To The Table On Rate Cap

April 23, 2015

Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, has welcomed the Liberal Opposition’s decision to finally support the Andrews Labor Government’s fair go council rates cap.

Mayoral Advisory Panel Meets

April 22, 2015

Puppy Farm Changes Fast-Tracked

April 19, 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has fast-tracked changes to improve the welfare of breeding dogs and cats, with increased powers for councils to protect vulnerable animals now in effect.