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KILMORE WELCOMES LONG WEEKEND WITH PACING CUP NIGHT

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Kilmore host its biggest ever Pacing Cup on the eve of the AFL Grand Final long weekend. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Andrews Labor Government is providing almost $9000 towards the Kilmore..

STATE-OF-THE-ART POLICE STATION OPENS IN THE ALPINE REGION

Bright now has a new state-of-the-art police station benefiting local officers and community safety, as part of the biggest investment in Victoria Police history by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today joined members from Victoria Police command, local officers, emergency..

POP-UP MOBILE LIBRARY UPGRADE COMPLETE

Beechworth’s mobile pop-up library is the latest to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s record funding for libraries under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today opened the upgraded pop-up mobile library in Beechworth. This Mobile Library..

SCENIC RAILWAY TO BOOST TOURISM IN THE YARRA VALLEY

Steam trains will return to the Yarra Valley for the first time in 40 years with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to invest in a scenic railway that will create jobs and boost tourism in the region. The 14-kilometre Yarra Valley Railway will run between..

NEW BOARD APPOINTMENT FOR GOULBURN MURRAY WATER

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed David McKenzie as a new board member of the Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) Board. Mr McKenzie will help the transition GMW towards a new model that will improve business operations, keep water prices as affordable as possible for customers..

Schools get training boost

20 Sep 2018 • Corryong Courier, Corryong VIC (General News) The Victorian government has announced funding for a skills development project put forward as a priority by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership. Member for Northern Victoria. Jaclyn Symes. joined Labor candidate for Euroa, Fionna DcppelcrMorton,..

ALESSI RUNNING FOR MILDURA

20 Sep 2018 • Hopetoun Courier & Mallee Pioneer, Hopetoun VIC (General News) MILDURA’S Tony Alessi has been preselected as Labor’s candidate for the state seat of Mildura to contest the 2018 Victorian State Election to be held on Saturday, November 24. Mr Alessi grew..

Regional Roads Victoria opens its doors – but for how long?

THE State Government’s new dedicated roads body, Regional Roads Victoria (RRV), has opened its doors and is getting started on what Labor is calling “the biggest road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen.” Across north-eastern Victoria, Regional Roads Victoria will oversee more than $51 million..

Regional Roads opens its doors – but for how long?

19 Sep 2018 • Yea Chronicle, Yea VIC (General News) Regional Roads opens its doors – but for how long? THE State Government’s new dedicated roads body, Regional Roads Victoria (RRV), has opened its doors and is getting started on what Labor is calling “the..

Labor gives power to country Victorians

19 Sep 2018 • Myrtleford Times, Myrtleford VIC (General News) NORTH East families have the chance to reduce their power costs under the State Government’s $1.34 billion Solar Homes program. The initiative includes half price solar panels, $1000 off the cost of solar hot water,..

Local schools to receive job ready funding for students

19 Sep 2018 • Myrtleford Times, Myrtleford VIC (General News) MYRTLEFORD and Bright P-12 Colleges as well as Mt Beauty Secondary College will receive funding for a skills development project put forward as a priority by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership last week. Jaclyn Symes..

There was no rain on the Hub’s parade

19 Sep 2018 • McIvor Times, Heathcote VIC (General News) Locals enjoy tour of children’s facility INCLEMENT weather didn’t dampen spirits nor the number of locals who turned up to see firsthand what has been going on behind the fence at 165 High St for..

Some 193 kilometres of road upgrades

19 Sep 2018 • Mansfield Courier, Mansfield VIC (General News) THE State Government’s new and dedicated country roads body – Regional Roads Victoria – has opened its doors, and is getting started on a massive road maintenance blitz in Victoria. Across North East Victoria, Regional..

$10m renewal program for estate revealed

19 Sep 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Benalla West Housing Estate is set to benefit from a $10 million upgrade as part of a boost to regional public housing by the Andrews Labour Government. State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced..

Life membership for Mary

19 Sep 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) by Ivy Jensen ALP Benalla branch stalwart Mary Lou Keogh has achieved a lifetime membership. The former assistant principal and teacher has racked up 40 years with the branch after joining in 1978. “I guess..

Microgrid in the mix

19 Sep 2018 • Shepparton News, Shepparton VIC (General News) by Thomas Moir SOME GROUPS SAY PROPOSAL COULD RELIEVE PRESSURE ON ENERGY DEMANDS A proposal for a power microgrid has created debate among environmentalists in Tatura. Some suggest it could help relieve pressure on the..

Artisan grants available

19 Sep 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) by Alison O’Connor A new grants program to support the artisanal sector has been launched. The first stage of the program is now open, with up to $5000 available to growers and producers to address..

$1.4m project announced

19 Sep 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Students across Benalla are set to benefit from a skills development project with a $1.4 million grant announced on Friday. State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Labour candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton made..