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New Legislation Keeping The Wheels Of Justice Turning

17th March 2021 New laws to ensure the justice system can continue to operate safely, effectively and efficiently as we recover from the effects of COVID-19 have passed Victorian Parliament. The Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Bill 2021 makes permanent a range..

MAJOR BOOST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 The Andrews Labor Government has invested $2,166,363 in emergency services in Northern Victoria to provide essential operational equipment, vehicles, appliances and minor facility improvements for local volunteers. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced 31 local Country Fire Authority (CFA) and..

MORE FUNDING FOR OUTDOOR DINING IN WANGARATTA

Friday, 12 March 2021 Popular outdoor dining areas for restaurants, pubs and cafes in Wangaratta will continue through a COVIDSafe autumn thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Wangaratta Rural City Council will receive an additional $150,000..

FINAL STAGES OF ARTERIAL ROAD BUSHFIRE RECOVERY WORKS

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 Drivers in north east Victoria will have safer and more reliable routes through the high country, thanks to $3.5 million worth of works on bushfire-affected roads in the region. The works will include upgrades to Benambra-Corryong Road in the Upper Murray,..

MAINTENANCE BLITZ TO SEE UPGRADES ON MURPHY STREET

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a smoother and safer journey for the thousands of drivers using Murphy Street in Wangaratta, as part of the regional road maintenance blitz across north east Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said improvements..

Enshrining Victoria’s Ban On Fracking Forever

5th Mar 2021 The Andrews Labor Government has listened to farmers and regional communities and banned fracking in Victoria for good, enshrining the ban in the state’s Constitution. The Constitution Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2020 has passed through the Upper House and Victoria’s Constitution will..

Royal Commission Implementation Monitor Appointed

1st Mar 2021 An independent Implementation Monitor has been appointed to oversee the implementation of all recommendations handed down by the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes announced today that Sir David Carruthers has been appointed to the crucial role..

FIXING THE MURRAY VALLEY HIGHWAY

Monday, 1 March 2021 Residents and freight drivers can look forward to safer journeys on the Murray Valley Highway in north east Victoria, thanks to a $1.1 million upgrade from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the upgrades starting at..

NEIGHBOURHOOD BATTERY TRIAL TO MAXIMISE ROOFTOP SOLAR

Thursday, 25 February 2021 The Andrews Labor Government will support trials of neighbourhood-scale batteries to maximise the unprecedented uptake in rooftop solar and empower communities to take control of their energy. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, announced that the $3 million Neighbourhood Battery Initiative..

Community Environmental Grants Open for Northern Victoria

Monday, 22 February 2021 Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes is encouraging community groups in Northern Victoria to help protect the environment, with grants of up to $50,000 now available for conservation projects or habitat restoration. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio..

SAFER JOURNEYS FOR ALPINE TRAVELLERS

Friday, 19 February 2021 Drivers taking in the beautiful Alpine region will have safer and more reliable journeys, thanks to important landslip prevention works which have started on multiple roads in the region. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said culvert renewal and replacement works..

Resources Sector Rocks On With More Growth

19th Feb 2021 Victoria’s resources sector has continued its strong growth with high demand to meet the Andrews Labor Government’s big infrastructure agenda delivering record production and more jobs across the state. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes updated Parliament today on the sector’s continued strong..

Historic Laws Passed To Decriminalise Public Drunkenness

19th Feb 2021 People who are drunk in public will get the health support and help they need with laws to decriminalise public drunkenness passing Parliament today. The Summary Offences Amendment (Decriminalisation of Public Drunkenness) Bill 2020 will save lives by ensuring no one can be locked in..

SUPPORTING CREATIVE RECOVERY IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 Several groups and local creatives have received a boost as recipients of grants through the Andrews Labor Government’s Creative Recovery – Small Grants program. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced grants totalling $69,142 to be shared amongst North East organisations..

BETTER BUS LINKS IMPROVING ACCESS IN BENALLA

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 Getting to and from Benalla’s eastern industrial estate will soon be a lot easier, with the local bus route set to be extended from mid-May thanks to improvements made by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said..

Work Begins On $2.5 Million Seymour Training Centre

11th February 2021 Construction on a new training centre at Seymour GOTAFE will now begin thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, giving students the best learning experience in a state-of-the-art facility. The $2.54 million Health and Community Services Training Facility will feature tutorial rooms, lecture..