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BOAT RAMP WORKS ON THE GO AT LAKE BUFFALO

Getting out onto the water at Lake Buffalo will be made easier with construction beginning on a $250,000 boating upgrade at Marshalls Ridge. The upgrade is being funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s $33 million Better Boating Fund, which reinvests boating licence and registration fees..

DISCOVER HIGH COUNTRY SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to put Victoria’s innovative small-scale and craft producers on the foodie map and showcasing the exceptional food and drink they have to offer. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Swiftcrest Distillery have been awarded $100,000 for their Tasting..

HELPING ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES RECOVER FROM BUSHFIRES

Projects to boost job numbers, manage Country and revitalise community assets will share in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to help Aboriginal communities strengthen our resilience to natural disasters. Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes today announced the recipients of Bushfire Recovery Victoria’s $2.4..

HELPING BUSHFIRE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES KEEP RECOVERING

Victorian community organisations in bushfire-affected areas will get support to build, upgrade or repair important local facilities that everyone can enjoy, thanks to grants from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes today announced the 25 successful grant recipients in round nine..

MAJOR UPGRADE FOR BENALLA P-12 COLLEGE

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students at Benalla P-12 College have better learning environments, with a huge investment to deliver a major upgrade for the growing school. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced the Victorian Budget 2022/23 will invest $14.3 million..

DELIVERING BETTER PUBLIC AGED CARE FACILITIES IN MANSFIELD

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with ensuring older Victorians in the High Country get the high-quality aged care they deserve, with a modern redevelopment of two public aged care facilities in Mansfield. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced the Victorian Budget..

MORE MENTAL HEALTH BEDS FOR WANGARATTA

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the mental health services Victorians need, no matter where they live – with new acute mental health beds to give Wangaratta locals the care they need, as soon as they need it. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today..

BETTER PUBLIC AGED CARE FACILITIES IN BRIGHT

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring older Victorians get the high-quality aged care and comfort they deserve, with planning underway for a modern redevelopment of a public aged care facility in Bright. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp was in Bright today to  announce that..

BUILDING CONNECTIONS WITH NEW MEN’S SHEDS GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting wellbeing in communities across the state with further funding to establish, expand or improve men’s sheds. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced applications have opened for grants through the $1 million men’s sheds program. Men’s sheds provide a..

GO CHASING WATERFALLS: TOURISM BOOST FOR MARYSVILLE

The Andrews Labor Government are reopening the popular Lady Talbot Drive scenic rainforest journey, boosting the local Marysville economy, improving community safety and promoting Victoria’s national parks. More than $3.3 million will be invested in the project to provide safer access to key local tourism..

WORK STARTS ON WILLOWMAVIN PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Willowmavin Primary School with the appointment of a builder for the school’s Minor Capital Works Fund project thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Landbuild Pty Ltd has been appointed..

VICTORIAN LEARN LOCAL AWARDS 2022 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s 16th annual Victorian Learn Local Awards, recognising excellence in the adult and community education sector. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes invited north east locals to nominate people whose stories illustrate the life-changing impact of the..

THOUSANDS MORE TAFE PLACES TO RESKILL AFTER THE PANDEMIC

More Victorians will have access to the skills they need for the job they want, with funding for an extra 10,000 places across the TAFE and training system for people looking to reskill after the pandemic and move into healthcare and other in-demand jobs. Member..

WORLD-CLASS HEALTHCARE TRAINING CENTRE OPENS IN SEYMOUR

The Andrews Labor Government’s multimillion dollar health and community services training centre has officially opened at GOTAFE in Seymour, fostering a local pipeline of skilled workers for the industry locally and right across Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today officially opened the $6..

HATS ON FOR ALEXANDRA CUP MEETING

This year’s Alexandra Cup is set to be a great day of country racing that will deliver a boost to the region’s economy, backed by a funding package from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced the Labor Government is allocating..

FUN FOR THE ALL THE FAMILY AT WANGARATTA PACING CUP

There’s something for everyone at this year’s Wangaratta Harness Racing Club’s Pacing Cup, with the event set to deliver a boost to the region’s economy, backed by a funding package from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced $13,000 from the..

WANGARATTA CUP READY TO JUMP

The Wangaratta Cup is set to be a great day of country racing with something for the whole family and it will deliver a boost to the region’s economy, backed by a funding package from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes..

DRIVING DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY ACROSS THE OVENS MURRAY

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting digital technology infrastructure, skills and capability across the Ovens Murray. The Labor Government’s $3.5 million Regional Digital Fund supports a broad range of important small-scale digital projects across Victoria including seven regional projects in the Ovens Murray region to..