Colleen Hartland

MP for Western Suburbs

I am a strong advocate for clean, healthy and liveable Western Suburbs, a place I have called home for 30 years. My portfolios include health, emergency services, ageing, disability, gaming, mental health and veterans.

Colleen Hartland has been the Greens MP for the Western Metropolitan Region since she was elected in 2006. She is a member of the Upper House of the Victorian parliament. She has an extensive and interesting work history, including home care and as a kitchenhand in Parliament during the term of the Cain/Kirner Governments. Colleen Hartland is known as a Western Suburbs activist and rose to prominence as a foundation member of the Hazardous Materials Action group (HAZMAG), particularly around Coode Island during the 1990s.

In 2000 Colleen undertook a Diploma in Community Development at Victoria University TAFE and following completion she worked at the Western Region Health Centre for 5 years. This position was based in an Office of Housing block in Williamstown where she supported 90 older residents to stay in their homes and improve their wellbeing. Colleen was elected as Councillor for Sheok Ward in the Maribyrnong City Council in 2003, and served on the council until 2005.

Since being elected in 2006, Colleen has continued to be a strong advocate for the Western Suburbs community, a place she has called home for 30 years. She holds the portfolios of health, mental health, disability, ageing, gambling and liquor regulation, veterans and emergency services for the Victorian Greens.

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Wards at Footscray Hospital have already closed due to neglect. The hopsital needs urgent redevelopment.

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Residents on Hyde Street, Yarraville have banded together to call for the Andrews Government to end their uncertainty and commit to offering voluntary acquisition of their homes due to the impacts of the Western Distributor.

The recently released reference design confirms that all dangerous, placard trucks will be funnelled off the West Gate Freeway and onto their street on their way to the Port and refineries, in addition to the hazard of the ExxonMobil Yarraville Oil Terminal being located directly opposite their homes.

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Thu, 18/08/2016 - 10:15am

Question in parliament - My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The government has now released its western distributor reference design. This shows a proposed
route for truck off-ramps to Hyde Street in Yarraville.

On the southern side of the freeway the proposed truck ramp would run through vacant industrial land bordered by Hall Street, Simcock Avenue, Stephen Street and the West Gate Freeway in Spotswood. My understanding is that this piece of land is rife with contaminants.