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TRANSFORMING VICTORIA’S HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING

Following the release of the white paper on the circular economy, the Andrews Government has made the decisive step to change Victoria’s recycling for the better – and for good. Over the next ten years, the initiatives will see waste to landfill reduce by up to 80%, and will create over 3900 jobs. We will also be getting on with implementing a real container deposit scheme. The Victorian Government is transforming the states recycling system, investing $129 million to overhaul the way we do household recycling and introducing a new four bin system including: Glass recycling – purple lid Food and organics – green lid Plastics, metal and paper recycling – yellow bin Household waste – red lidThe package will support Local Government to provide new glass recycling service by 2027 and food and garden organics service by 2030. The Labor Government will also introduce a Container Deposit Scheme to be rolled out by 2023. The container deposit scheme will generate better quality and clearer recyclable materials to be used again across different industries. This will be supported by a statewide education and behaviour change program to help Victorians recycle right and make better decisions for the environment and economy. The Andrews Government’s landmark reforms will be changing the way we think about waste and recycling, through a number of important changes: We will be doubling funding for businesses to invest in infrastructure to sort and re-process recyclables for use in manufacturing from $28 million to $56 million; This includes $30 million in grants to make Victoria a leader in recycling innovation; We will also provide $10 million in grants to help businesses improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and increase recycling in their daily operations – saving them time and money; A new $7 million Business Innovation Centre will bring together industry, universities and councils to develop new technologies and collaborate on creative solutions to waste challenges; For waste that can’t be recycled, processors will also be able to access $10 million for waste-to-energy initiatives, minimising the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill; While $11.5 million will go towards treating hazardous waste – protecting the community from illegal chemical stockpiles.It’s important that Victorians are getting a reliable and harmonised recycling service no matter where they live. A new waste authority will be created in 2021 along with declaration of waste as an essential service to provide stronger regulation and accountability across the industry. These changes will see Victorians, produce less waste, recycle better and provide recycling system we can all rely on. Quotes attributable to Jackson Taylor, Member for Bayswater: “I welcome these ground-breaking changes to our waste and recycling system that will see Victorians get the waste and recycling system they deserve.” “I look forward to seeing changes to our household recycling system here in Knox to begin with and welcome the implementation of a container deposit scheme that will benefit our community.” “The Victorian Government will work closely with the Knox Council as one of the first councils part of the scheme, to implement the new recycling system, with special arrangements to be made for people living in apartments.”

TRANSFORMING VICTORIA’S HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING

Following the release of the white paper on the circular economy, the Andrews Government has made the decisive step to change Victoria’s recycling for the better – and for good. Over the next ten years, the initiatives will see waste to landfill reduce by up to 80%, and will create over 3900 jobs. We will also be getting on with implementing a real container deposit scheme. The Victorian Government is transforming the states recycling system, investing $129 million to overhaul the way we do household recycling and introducing a new four bin system including: Glass recycling – purple lid Food and organics – green lid Plastics, metal and paper recycling – yellow bin Household waste – red lidThe package will support Local Government to provide new glass recycling service by 2027 and food and garden organics service by 2030. The Labor Government will also introduce a Container Deposit Scheme to be rolled out by 2023. The container deposit scheme will generate better quality and clearer recyclable materials to be used again across different industries. This will be supported by a statewide education and behaviour change program to help Victorians recycle right and make better decisions for the environment and economy. The Andrews Government’s landmark reforms will be changing the way we think about waste and recycling, through a number of important changes: We will be doubling funding for businesses to invest in infrastructure to sort and re-process recyclables for use in manufacturing from $28 million to $56 million; This includes $30 million in grants to make Victoria a leader in recycling innovation; We will also provide $10 million in grants to help businesses improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and increase recycling in their daily operations – saving them time and money; A new $7 million Business Innovation Centre will bring together industry, universities and councils to develop new technologies and collaborate on creative solutions to waste challenges; For waste that can’t be recycled, processors will also be able to access $10 million for waste-to-energy initiatives, minimising the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill; While $11.5 million will go towards treating hazardous waste – protecting the community from illegal chemical stockpiles.It’s important that Victorians are getting a reliable and harmonised recycling service no matter where they live. A new waste authority will be created in 2021 along with declaration of waste as an essential service to provide stronger regulation and accountability across the industry. These changes will see Victorians, produce less waste, recycle better and provide recycling system we can all rely on. Quotes attributable to Jackson Taylor, Member for Bayswater: “I welcome these ground-breaking changes to our waste and recycling system that will see Victorians get the waste and recycling system they deserve.” “I look forward to seeing changes to our household recycling system here in Knox to begin with and welcome the implementation of a container deposit scheme that will benefit our community.” “The Victorian Government will work closely with the Knox Council as one of the first councils part of the scheme, to implement the new recycling system, with special arrangements to be made for people living in apartments.”

FUNDS FLOW TO BAYSWATER SCHOOLS

 Jackson Taylor, MP for Bayswater, was recently pleased to announce over $685,000 of funding, going towards six local schools.  Boronia K-12 College, Eastern Ranges School, Marlborough Primary School, The Basin Primary School, Bayswater Secondary College and Regency Park Primary School will all be benefitting from additional funds, secured by Mr. Taylor.  The funding is a part of the Andrews Government’s Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Equipment Funding programs. Hundreds of schools right across Victoria will be benefitting from over $75 million in total funding across both programs.  Locally in the east, these funds will ensure that the six schools will be able to purchase equipment and undertake works designed to support students with additional needs, to ensure that they get the best chance to get the education they deserve.  Projects include new sensory gardens, upgrades to play equipment and new synthetic running tracks and play spaces. This will mean that local kids will get the hands on, play-based learning that will ensure that all students will thrive.  Mr. Taylor spoke to each principal once this funding was announced to share the good news.  The Andrews Government is building the Education State to ensure every student can access a great local school and get a great education.  Inclusive education is about ensuring that all students, regardless of disabilities or other differences, can fully participate, learn, develop and succeed in Victorian government schools.  Strengthening inclusive education for all students, including those with disabilities and additional learning needs, is fundamental to an equitable and excellent school system  Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor  “I’m rapt to have been able to secure these funds for our local schools who do such great work for all their students. It’s particularly important to back in some really innovative projects – disability should never be a barrier to learning and achieving.”  “I’ve got a strong working relationship with all schools in our area, and I will unashamedly go into bat for them at every opportunity.”  “I’m so proud to have been able to secure millions of dollars in upgrades in just a year for our so many of our amazing schools. And I don’t plan on slowing down any time soon!”

FUNDS FLOW TO BAYSWATER SCHOOLS

 Jackson Taylor, MP for Bayswater, was recently pleased to announce over $685,000 of funding, going towards six local schools.  Boronia K-12 College, Eastern Ranges School, Marlborough Primary School, The Basin Primary School, Bayswater Secondary College and Regency Park Primary School will all be benefitting from additional funds, secured by Mr. Taylor.  The funding is a part of the Andrews Government’s Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Equipment Funding programs. Hundreds of schools right across Victoria will be benefitting from over $75 million in total funding across both programs.  Locally in the east, these funds will ensure that the six schools will be able to purchase equipment and undertake works designed to support students with additional needs, to ensure that they get the best chance to get the education they deserve.  Projects include new sensory gardens, upgrades to play equipment and new synthetic running tracks and play spaces. This will mean that local kids will get the hands on, play-based learning that will ensure that all students will thrive.  Mr. Taylor spoke to each principal once this funding was announced to share the good news.  The Andrews Government is building the Education State to ensure every student can access a great local school and get a great education.  Inclusive education is about ensuring that all students, regardless of disabilities or other differences, can fully participate, learn, develop and succeed in Victorian government schools.  Strengthening inclusive education for all students, including those with disabilities and additional learning needs, is fundamental to an equitable and excellent school system  Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor  “I’m rapt to have been able to secure these funds for our local schools who do such great work for all their students. It’s particularly important to back in some really innovative projects – disability should never be a barrier to learning and achieving.”  “I’ve got a strong working relationship with all schools in our area, and I will unashamedly go into bat for them at every opportunity.”  “I’m so proud to have been able to secure millions of dollars in upgrades in just a year for our so many of our amazing schools. And I don’t plan on slowing down any time soon!”

BAYSWATER CLUBS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR SPORTING CLUB GRANTS

Grassroots sports clubs across the east are being encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms, boost administration capabilities and improve training for officials. Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, today announced that applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019/20 Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program provides up to: $5000 for training for coaches, officials and volunteers $5000 to improve operational effectiveness $2000 to address barriers that Indigenous athletes face in terms of participation in sport and active recreation $1000 for new uniforms and equipment. The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to making sport more accessible and inclusive, increasing local participation, stimulating local economies and building sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities. Since 2014 the Government has provided more than 3,500 Sporting Club grants totalling more than $4.9 million. For more information on the grants and how to apply, go to sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/ourgrants/sporting-club-grants-program Quotes attributable to Member for Jackson Taylor, MP for Bayswater: “I’ve had a great relationship with many of our local sports clubs for many years. There’s no doubt that they’re the heart and soul of our community – they bring people together and create a healthy, happy and united community.” “The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving these great clubs the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people play the sports they love.” “I encourage sports clubs and associations to tap in to the opportunities that these Sporting Club grants can deliver for members and the wider communities.”

BAYSWATER CLUBS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR SPORTING CLUB GRANTS

Grassroots sports clubs across the east are being encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms, boost administration capabilities and improve training for officials. Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor, today announced that applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019/20 Sporting Club Grants Program. The Sporting Club Grants Program provides up to: $5000 for training for coaches, officials and volunteers $5000 to improve operational effectiveness $2000 to address barriers that Indigenous athletes face in terms of participation in sport and active recreation $1000 for new uniforms and equipment. The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to making sport more accessible and inclusive, increasing local participation, stimulating local economies and building sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities. Since 2014 the Government has provided more than 3,500 Sporting Club grants totalling more than $4.9 million. For more information on the grants and how to apply, go to sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/ourgrants/sporting-club-grants-program Quotes attributable to Member for Jackson Taylor, MP for Bayswater: “I’ve had a great relationship with many of our local sports clubs for many years. There’s no doubt that they’re the heart and soul of our community – they bring people together and create a healthy, happy and united community.” “The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving these great clubs the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people play the sports they love.” “I encourage sports clubs and associations to tap in to the opportunities that these Sporting Club grants can deliver for members and the wider communities.”

FUNDING BOOST FOR VICTORIA’S LOCAL LIBRARIES

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s local libraries, announcing funding for better facilities and services at 12 libraries across the state. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek and the Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor today announced the councils that will receive funding for their library projects, including $450,000 towards Knox City Council’s Knox Central Library redevelopment. The Labor Government’s $4.1 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program helps Victorian councils and regional library corporations upgrade and adapt to meet the needs of changing and growing communities. Other projects funded include: $500,000 for Ballarat City Council’s Ballarat Library refurbishment $240,000 for Buloke Shire Council’s Wycheproof Community Resource Centre extension $140,600 for Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Dunolly Library project $400,000 for Greater Bendigo City Council’s new Kangaroo Flat Library $300,000 for Hindmarsh Shire Council’s Jeparit and Rainbow Libraries project $500,000 for Nillumbik Shire Council’s Diamond Valley Library redevelopment $750,000 for South Gippsland Shire Council’s Korumburra Community Hub development $450,000 for Yarra Ranges Council’s Belgrave Library refurbishment $120,000 each for the Ararat Rural City, Pyrenees Shire and Yarriambiack Shire Councils for new outreach vans. More than nine million different items are borrowed from Victorian libraries every year and they provide a vital service for communities across the state, with 2.2 million members across 277 permanent and 30 mobile libraries. In August, the Government announced $44.7 million in funding to support public libraries across Victoria to buy new books and e-resources, and deliver programs including story time for children and outreach services. Public libraries also benefit from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund, which provides an annual allocation for books and materials to support the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. More information on the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants. Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek “Libraries are about so much more than books – they strengthen and provide vital services to Victorian communities.” “We’re working with councils to improve libraries right across Victoria so they can better meet the needs of their communities.” Quote attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “The Knox Central Library is a popular spot for locals of all ages and this redevelopment will mean even more families will be able to enjoy it.”   Media Contact: Jamila Fontana 0409 741 279 | jamila.fontana@minstaff.vic.gov.au

FUNDING BOOST FOR VICTORIA’S LOCAL LIBRARIES

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s local libraries, announcing funding for better facilities and services at 12 libraries across the state. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek and the Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor today announced the councils that will receive funding for their library projects, including $450,000 towards Knox City Council’s Knox Central Library redevelopment. The Labor Government’s $4.1 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program helps Victorian councils and regional library corporations upgrade and adapt to meet the needs of changing and growing communities. Other projects funded include: $500,000 for Ballarat City Council’s Ballarat Library refurbishment $240,000 for Buloke Shire Council’s Wycheproof Community Resource Centre extension $140,600 for Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Dunolly Library project $400,000 for Greater Bendigo City Council’s new Kangaroo Flat Library $300,000 for Hindmarsh Shire Council’s Jeparit and Rainbow Libraries project $500,000 for Nillumbik Shire Council’s Diamond Valley Library redevelopment $750,000 for South Gippsland Shire Council’s Korumburra Community Hub development $450,000 for Yarra Ranges Council’s Belgrave Library refurbishment $120,000 each for the Ararat Rural City, Pyrenees Shire and Yarriambiack Shire Councils for new outreach vans. More than nine million different items are borrowed from Victorian libraries every year and they provide a vital service for communities across the state, with 2.2 million members across 277 permanent and 30 mobile libraries. In August, the Government announced $44.7 million in funding to support public libraries across Victoria to buy new books and e-resources, and deliver programs including story time for children and outreach services. Public libraries also benefit from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund, which provides an annual allocation for books and materials to support the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. More information on the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants. Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek “Libraries are about so much more than books – they strengthen and provide vital services to Victorian communities.” “We’re working with councils to improve libraries right across Victoria so they can better meet the needs of their communities.” Quote attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor “The Knox Central Library is a popular spot for locals of all ages and this redevelopment will mean even more families will be able to enjoy it.”   Media Contact: Jamila Fontana 0409 741 279 | jamila.fontana@minstaff.vic.gov.au

Campaigns

The Basin CFA – New Facilities

CAMPAIGN SUCCESS - Thank you for supporting my campaign for a new facility. We received over 800 signatures and have been successful in securing funding for a new station! Click here to read more. Petition: To the Minister for Emergency Services, The Hon. Lisa Neville MP. The undersigned hereby petition the Minister to work with CFA on securing new facilities for The Basin CFA Brigade. Built in the 1970’s the current facility has a long, proud history but is now showing signs of its age. The volunteer Brigade are a proud part of The Basin and Knox community’s with over 80 active members and growing with a flourishing junior program. As they continue to grow, so too does the need for a new station to cater for that growth and to recognise their importance to our community and ensure they have the best facilities possible to get on with their job.  

The Basin CFA – New Facilities

CAMPAIGN SUCCESS - Thank you for supporting my campaign for a new facility. We received over 800 signatures and have been successful in securing funding for a new station! Click here to read more. Petition: To the Minister for Emergency Services, The Hon. Lisa Neville MP. The undersigned hereby petition the Minister to work with CFA on securing new facilities for The Basin CFA Brigade. Built in the 1970’s the current facility has a long, proud history but is now showing signs of its age. The volunteer Brigade are a proud part of The Basin and Knox community’s with over 80 active members and growing with a flourishing junior program. As they continue to grow, so too does the need for a new station to cater for that growth and to recognise their importance to our community and ensure they have the best facilities possible to get on with their job.