Monday, February 26, 2024

Hume welcomes return of Labor

Hume City Council has congratulated Premier Daniel Andrews and the Victorian Labor Party on winning the 2022 State Election, saying it looked forward to continuing to work with the government to build a “better Hume”.  

Council also today congratulated Member for Kalkallo, Ros Spence; Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull; Member for Broadmeadows, Kathleen Matthews-Ward and Member for Greenvale, Iwan Walters.

Building better infrastructure, providing improved opportunities for residents, and restoring community connections are key passions for the municipality, said Hume Mayor, Joseph Haweil. 

He said the Council looked forward to working with the Victorian Labor Government to support their delivery of election commitments, including: 

  • $1.3 million for the installation of a new all-ages and abilities waterplay park at Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre;
  • $60-85 million to construct two brand-new TAFE campuses in Sunbury and Melton – two of the fastest-growing communities in Australia;
  • Funding for upgrades to the Meadow Heights Dog Park;
  • New water play space in the Mickleham/Kalkallo/Donnybrook growth corridor;
  • $11.7 million towards the expansion and upgrade of Gladstone Park Secondary College.

“I believe strongly in the power of government at all levels to make meaningful contributions that make people’s lives better,” said Mayor Haweil.

“In the next 10 years, we expect to welcome an additional 70,000 residents to Hume City. We will continue to prioritise Government partnerships and investment in our community to ensure we have the right infrastructure and services in place to see Hume thrive. 

“In particular, I look forward to meeting with the new Government to discuss how we can work together to secure funding for better arterial roads, greater support for community health and future investment in social housing,” he said.

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