27 October, 2016
Mambourin Enterprises AGM
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Mambourin Enterprises annual general meeting. Mambourin is a disability service operating at several sites within my electorate and empowering people to live independently by offering individualised support, employment, education and training services.Th... Read more

29 September, 2016
One of Western Metropolitan’s most dedicated grassroots footy volunteers has been declared a Champion of the Code. Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins, Member for Western Metropolitan Region, nominated Mr David Llyons for an award at a special reception a... Read more

19 September, 2016
Dr CARLING-JENKINS (Western Metropolitan) — I am compelled to stand up to speak again today in this place about the very real and devastating impact that a lack of police resources is having on the local community in the Wyndham area of my electorate... Read more

31 August, 2016
My office now taking donations to support the local homeless
Werribee is a homeless hotspot and many people including families are sleeping rough. I am very concerned about these people and have been advocating for a crisis accomodation centre to be built in the area. My office has now set up a basket to collect donations of food and toiletries to a... Read more

24 June, 2016
Dr CARLING-JENKINS (Western Metropolitan) — I rise today to speak about recent happenings in Point Cook that are of grave concern to me and of grave concern to my constituents in the area. The law and order situation has become so bad that local resi... Read more

24 March, 2016
Dr CARLING-JENKINS (Western Metropolitan) — I rise today to speak about a very important organisation providing crucial services to residents in and around the Wyndham area. UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing is an agency that provides services... Read more

11 November, 2015
Government Acts on Werribee Football Club Redevelopment
Back in May, I advocated for the Werribee Football Club’s redevelopment of their home ground facilities. I asked the Minister for Sport to provide a clear commitment on the provision of funding to this project. I am pleased that the Government has recently committed the $1.5 million needed for ... Read more

21 August, 2015
Visit to Local Fire Brigade
Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins called in on a local branch of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, to gain a deeper insight of the very important work they do and become informed of their needs and challenges. The day started off with a demonstration of fire and rescue skills. Rachel observed drills inclu... Read more

10 August, 2015
Wyndham Star Weekly, 6 August: http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/point-cook-cop-shop-bid-gains-traction/ Point Cook cop shop bid gains tractionPoint Cook could have a new police station under construction this time next year if the west’s n... Read more

02 July, 2015
Dr Carling-Jenkins' Comments on the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget
In light of the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget, I would like to make some comments on what I see to be the good things that this budget will deliver, as well as make some points on where the budget falls short.As a member for the Western Metropolitan Region, my primary concern is that the state budg... Read more

26 June, 2015
Nominations for Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence 2015
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence. These awards provide an opportunity to recognise the commitment and contribution made by individuals and organisations to our unique coastal and marine environments. Nominations have previously included individual me... Read more

22 June, 2015
New Rail Line Opens in Western Metropolitan
On Saturday 13 June, Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins participated with the local community in what was a very festive atmosphere at the brand new Tarneit Station. The event also marked the opening of Regional Rail Link, which is Victoria’s first new rail line in around 80 years, comprising 90km of ne... Read more

04 June, 2015
Networking to Improve Public Transport
As part of an ongoing interest in the improvement of public transport services in the Western Metropolitan Region, Dr Carling-Jenkins met with the Bus Association and CDC Victoria at their Altona depot. Bus routes in the outer-western suburbs require urgent improvement, as does public transport... Read more

28 April, 2015
Visit to Werribee Football Club
This morning I had the pleasure of visiting the Werribee Football Club and meeting club President John Nicol (left) and CEO Mark Penaluna (right). There are important plans to renovate and upgrade club facilities to meet modern standards and improve disability access. Plans include a lift, umpi... Read more

23 April, 2015
Mambourin at the forefront of social inclusion for people with a disability
Recently, Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins had the pleasure of visiting Mambourin in Werribee. Mambourin empowers people with a disability by promoting independent living through offering employment, education and training services. Rachel is deeply encouraged by the encompassing approach Mambourin ta... Read more

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