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NEW BROADFORD FIRE STATION TO BE BUILT BY DECEMBER

Broadford will have a new multi-mill dollar fire station by the end of the year, as the new emergency services hub takes shape. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, and Labor candidate for Euroa, Fionna Deppeler-Morton who are both Broadford residents, were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the new station on Hamilton Street. The Andrews Labor Government funded the $2.45million CFA facility that will be co-located with an Ambulance Victoria station – Broadford’s first ever ambulance station. The new CFA station will replace the current fire station as it no longer meets the needs of the Broadford Fire Brigade’s volunteers. The new station has a number of important features, including a three-bay drive-through motor room, turn-out areas for the volunteers, workshop and a stand-alone shed, office space and a training yard. “It’s a privilege as an MP to represent the town you live in, I made it my priority to deliver Broadford an emergency services hub with the CFA and Ambulance Victoria stationed on the one site and I’m proud under Labor we are getting it done,” Ms Symes said. “The Broadford Fire Brigade is a busy brigade with a very active and passionate volunteer membership, so it’s important it has access to the best possible facilities and equipment. “The new fire station on Hamilton Street will be part of an emergency services hub, providing a centralised point from which firefighters and paramedics respond to emergencies. “I look forward to the fire station opening in the coming months.” Ms Deppeler-Morton said the CFA station build is expected to be completed by December and the Ambulance Station early 2019. “This emergency services hub is exactly what Broadford needs and I’m proud that Labor is again delivering for my home town of Broadford. “These new facilities are also likely to attract more volunteers to our wonderful CFA, who are proud and serve and protect our community in an emergency.” Broadford has had a volunteer fire service since 1934, when the Broadford Bushfire Brigade was formed. The town’s urban brigade was established in 1947, with the two brigades amalgamating in 1989 to form the Broadford Fire Brigade. The brigade currently has 64 volunteer members, who responded to almost 150 incidents in the 2017-18 financial year.

NEW BROADFORD FIRE STATION TO BE BUILT BY DECEMBER

Broadford will have a new multi-mill dollar fire station by the end of the year, as the new emergency services hub takes shape. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, and Labor candidate for Euroa, Fionna Deppeler-Morton who are both Broadford residents, were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the new station on Hamilton Street. The Andrews Labor Government funded the $2.45million CFA facility that will be co-located with an Ambulance Victoria station – Broadford’s first ever ambulance station. The new CFA station will replace the current fire station as it no longer meets the needs of the Broadford Fire Brigade’s volunteers. The new station has a number of important features, including a three-bay drive-through motor room, turn-out areas for the volunteers, workshop and a stand-alone shed, office space and a training yard. “It’s a privilege as an MP to represent the town you live in, I made it my priority to deliver Broadford an emergency services hub with the CFA and Ambulance Victoria stationed on the one site and I’m proud under Labor we are getting it done,” Ms Symes said. “The Broadford Fire Brigade is a busy brigade with a very active and passionate volunteer membership, so it’s important it has access to the best possible facilities and equipment. “The new fire station on Hamilton Street will be part of an emergency services hub, providing a centralised point from which firefighters and paramedics respond to emergencies. “I look forward to the fire station opening in the coming months.” Ms Deppeler-Morton said the CFA station build is expected to be completed by December and the Ambulance Station early 2019. “This emergency services hub is exactly what Broadford needs and I’m proud that Labor is again delivering for my home town of Broadford. “These new facilities are also likely to attract more volunteers to our wonderful CFA, who are proud and serve and protect our community in an emergency.” Broadford has had a volunteer fire service since 1934, when the Broadford Bushfire Brigade was formed. The town’s urban brigade was established in 1947, with the two brigades amalgamating in 1989 to form the Broadford Fire Brigade. The brigade currently has 64 volunteer members, who responded to almost 150 incidents in the 2017-18 financial year.

LABOR KICKS IN $500,000 FOR BROADFORD SPORTS

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver Broadford a new multi-purpose pavilion and two new netball courts at Harley Hammond Reserve. Visiting Harley Hammond Reserve, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes and Labor candidate for Euroa, Fionna Deppeler-Morton joined Mitchell Shire, Broadford Football Netball Club and Broadford Junior Netball Club, and Broadford Tennis Club representatives to announce they will receive funding towards their $1.3million project to build the new pavilion and netball courts complete with lighting. The funding has been made possible by the very strong advocacy work from Ms Symes, whose children also do Auskick and Milo cricket at the reserve, comes from the Labor Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund. The Broadford Tennis Club, local schools and community groups will also be able to use the upgraded amenities, courts and new pavilion. Broadford Football and Netball Club and Broadford Tennis Club deserve modern, accessible, and safe facilities and the Andrews Government is getting on with delivering them. Labor and Mitchell Shire carried out a $340,000 upgrade of Harley Hammond Reserve in 2017 which saw a new grass surface, turf wicket, an automatic irrigation system and conduit laid for future lighting requirements. This fund is helping local senior and junior sporting clubs with new sport and active recreation facilities and rejuvenating tired grounds and ageing clubrooms across the state. Ms Symes acknowledged Mitchell Shire Council for their financial contribution to this project. “I have chewed the ear off Minister for Sport John Eren and campaigned strongly to get this $500,000 funding for the Broadford community and the Andrews Government is giving them the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love,” Ms Symes said. “Sports like football, netball and tennis are booming in Broadford, that’s why Labor is getting it done for clubs like the Roos, ensuring no-one misses out on the benefits only sport and recreation can deliver. “This significant upgrade is a major win for my home town of Broadford and the hundreds of players from the sporting clubs and schools who currently use this ground.” Ms Deppeler Morton said: “This is Labor getting it done for Broadford again while others talk”. “My kids are members of the Broadford junior football program and this investment from the Labor Government is going to make a huge difference for sports lovers in Broadford.”

LABOR KICKS IN $500,000 FOR BROADFORD SPORTS

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver Broadford a new multi-purpose pavilion and two new netball courts at Harley Hammond Reserve. Visiting Harley Hammond Reserve, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes and Labor candidate for Euroa, Fionna Deppeler-Morton joined Mitchell Shire, Broadford Football Netball Club and Broadford Junior Netball Club, and Broadford Tennis Club representatives to announce they will receive funding towards their $1.3million project to build the new pavilion and netball courts complete with lighting. The funding has been made possible by the very strong advocacy work from Ms Symes, whose children also do Auskick and Milo cricket at the reserve, comes from the Labor Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund. The Broadford Tennis Club, local schools and community groups will also be able to use the upgraded amenities, courts and new pavilion. Broadford Football and Netball Club and Broadford Tennis Club deserve modern, accessible, and safe facilities and the Andrews Government is getting on with delivering them. Labor and Mitchell Shire carried out a $340,000 upgrade of Harley Hammond Reserve in 2017 which saw a new grass surface, turf wicket, an automatic irrigation system and conduit laid for future lighting requirements. This fund is helping local senior and junior sporting clubs with new sport and active recreation facilities and rejuvenating tired grounds and ageing clubrooms across the state. Ms Symes acknowledged Mitchell Shire Council for their financial contribution to this project. “I have chewed the ear off Minister for Sport John Eren and campaigned strongly to get this $500,000 funding for the Broadford community and the Andrews Government is giving them the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love,” Ms Symes said. “Sports like football, netball and tennis are booming in Broadford, that’s why Labor is getting it done for clubs like the Roos, ensuring no-one misses out on the benefits only sport and recreation can deliver. “This significant upgrade is a major win for my home town of Broadford and the hundreds of players from the sporting clubs and schools who currently use this ground.” Ms Deppeler Morton said: “This is Labor getting it done for Broadford again while others talk”. “My kids are members of the Broadford junior football program and this investment from the Labor Government is going to make a huge difference for sports lovers in Broadford.”

SYMES SECURES WALL TO WALL FUNDING

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has for the fourth year in a row secured Andrews Labor Government for Benalla’s now world recognised Wall to Wall Festival. Ms Symes joined Labor Candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton and Wall to Wall International Committee Chair Roxanne Demasson to announce $90,000 in Labor Government funding for the towards the world class street art festival in 2019. Ms Symes said that the annual festival has cemented Benalla as the regional street art capital of Australia, and was thanks to the support of the local township and the amazing artworks by leading street artists, and renowned local and international artists. “I’m thrilled that the advocacy work Fionna Deppeler-Morton, our Labor candidate for Euroa, and I have done has secured funding for the 2019 Wall to Wall Festival in my home town,” Ms Symes said. “I have worked hard to ensure the festival receives Government support and it’s fantastic to see the event continue to grow each year. “The festival and resulting art brings thousands of people to beautiful Benalla year round, boosting the local economy and supporting local jobs. “It has reinvigorated Benalla, putting it on the world stage as a leader in street art. Ms Deppeler-Morton said not only does the festival bring visitors to Benalla it has also injected new energy and colour to the town. “The collection of street art works in Benalla is second to none and there isn’t a place in Australia that has so many high quality murals in the one place,” she said. “Just as infrastructure and investment are critical to ensure thriving community towns, so too are culture, experiences and the coming together as a community to celebrate all that is great about it - Benalla has certainly found its creative niche.” Chair of the Wall to Wall International Committee Roxanne Demasson said: “I would like to thank the Victorian Government for its continued support for the Wall to Wall Festival. “This will be our 5th year, and the success of the festival is in large part thanks to our partnership with the Government. “This year’s festival will add even more colour to Benalla with plans to paint iconic buildings and continue to build on the impressive collection of works in the CBD and surrounding communities “We have also pushed back the festival to April next year to take advantage of the beautiful North East autumn weather.”

SYMES SECURES WALL TO WALL FUNDING

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has for the fourth year in a row secured Andrews Labor Government for Benalla’s now world recognised Wall to Wall Festival. Ms Symes joined Labor Candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton and Wall to Wall International Committee Chair Roxanne Demasson to announce $90,000 in Labor Government funding for the towards the world class street art festival in 2019. Ms Symes said that the annual festival has cemented Benalla as the regional street art capital of Australia, and was thanks to the support of the local township and the amazing artworks by leading street artists, and renowned local and international artists. “I’m thrilled that the advocacy work Fionna Deppeler-Morton, our Labor candidate for Euroa, and I have done has secured funding for the 2019 Wall to Wall Festival in my home town,” Ms Symes said. “I have worked hard to ensure the festival receives Government support and it’s fantastic to see the event continue to grow each year. “The festival and resulting art brings thousands of people to beautiful Benalla year round, boosting the local economy and supporting local jobs. “It has reinvigorated Benalla, putting it on the world stage as a leader in street art. Ms Deppeler-Morton said not only does the festival bring visitors to Benalla it has also injected new energy and colour to the town. “The collection of street art works in Benalla is second to none and there isn’t a place in Australia that has so many high quality murals in the one place,” she said. “Just as infrastructure and investment are critical to ensure thriving community towns, so too are culture, experiences and the coming together as a community to celebrate all that is great about it - Benalla has certainly found its creative niche.” Chair of the Wall to Wall International Committee Roxanne Demasson said: “I would like to thank the Victorian Government for its continued support for the Wall to Wall Festival. “This will be our 5th year, and the success of the festival is in large part thanks to our partnership with the Government. “This year’s festival will add even more colour to Benalla with plans to paint iconic buildings and continue to build on the impressive collection of works in the CBD and surrounding communities “We have also pushed back the festival to April next year to take advantage of the beautiful North East autumn weather.”

HELPING VICTORIAN FARMERS’ MARKETS GROW AND SPROUT

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting farmers’ markets grow and thrive with a $100,000 Food Source Victoria grant to provide a network facilitator to the Victorian Farmers Market Association (VFMA). Victoria has 48 accredited markets across the state, from Mildura in the northwest to Leongatha in the southeast with huge potential to grow in number and strength. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas made the announcement today in Daylesford and said the funding would help employ a network facilitator to draw on the expertise of Victoria’s farmers’ market network to identify tangible, feasible opportunities for growth in regional Victoria. A recent research project into the sustainability of famers’ markets identified key strategies and influencing factors that affect the viability of farmers’ markets and found there are opportunities to grow regional economies through farmers’ markets. Farmers’ markets are an important source of income for small agricultural businesses in regional Victoria as profits go straight to the producer and serve to strengthen the local economy. Farmers’ markets also help attract tourists and boost local jobs through flow-on sales in nearby towns. The VFMA is aware there are opportunities to grow businesses and production in regional economies through the networks created by farmers’ markets and will use its new network facilitator to help capitalise on this. In the past four years, the Labor Government has supported regional communities establish and grow farmers’ markets through the Farmers’ Markets Support Program, boosting jobs, tourism and giving primary producers a direct outlet to consumers. The VFMA is a not-for-profit membership association with 900 members across Victoria and half its members are farmers. Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford  “We know how important farmers’ markets are for local producers and local economies – we’re so proud to back the VFMA in helping them realise their potential to expand and grow our paddock to plate business.” “Accredited farmers’ markets provide consumers with the assurance that the produce they purchase has been directly grown by the seller, which means the profits are going straight to the local producer.” Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas  “Our region proudly boasts an abundance of fine, fresh produce and farmers’ markets are another way we’re supporting our growers expand and grow their business – and that’s fantastic news for Macedon.”

HELPING VICTORIAN FARMERS’ MARKETS GROW AND SPROUT

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting farmers’ markets grow and thrive with a $100,000 Food Source Victoria grant to provide a network facilitator to the Victorian Farmers Market Association (VFMA). Victoria has 48 accredited markets across the state, from Mildura in the northwest to Leongatha in the southeast with huge potential to grow in number and strength. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas made the announcement today in Daylesford and said the funding would help employ a network facilitator to draw on the expertise of Victoria’s farmers’ market network to identify tangible, feasible opportunities for growth in regional Victoria. A recent research project into the sustainability of famers’ markets identified key strategies and influencing factors that affect the viability of farmers’ markets and found there are opportunities to grow regional economies through farmers’ markets. Farmers’ markets are an important source of income for small agricultural businesses in regional Victoria as profits go straight to the producer and serve to strengthen the local economy. Farmers’ markets also help attract tourists and boost local jobs through flow-on sales in nearby towns. The VFMA is aware there are opportunities to grow businesses and production in regional economies through the networks created by farmers’ markets and will use its new network facilitator to help capitalise on this. In the past four years, the Labor Government has supported regional communities establish and grow farmers’ markets through the Farmers’ Markets Support Program, boosting jobs, tourism and giving primary producers a direct outlet to consumers. The VFMA is a not-for-profit membership association with 900 members across Victoria and half its members are farmers. Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford  “We know how important farmers’ markets are for local producers and local economies – we’re so proud to back the VFMA in helping them realise their potential to expand and grow our paddock to plate business.” “Accredited farmers’ markets provide consumers with the assurance that the produce they purchase has been directly grown by the seller, which means the profits are going straight to the local producer.” Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas  “Our region proudly boasts an abundance of fine, fresh produce and farmers’ markets are another way we’re supporting our growers expand and grow their business – and that’s fantastic news for Macedon.”

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