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SUPERCHARGING TOURISM IN THE HIGH COUNTRY

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more trails and visitor facilities along the Great River Road in a bid to supercharge tourism and generate more jobs in the High Country. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Bellbridge to announce a $120,000 grant towards..

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL AT THE WODONGA LOGISTICS PRECINCT

The Andrews Labor Government is powering up its support for Wodonga, to build its strength as a logistics hub between Australia’s two biggest cites, backing a plan to expand training for drivers of robotics and autonomous vehicles. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited..

BURRAJA CULTURAL CENTRE RECEIVES FACELIFT

The Andrews Labor Government is promoting Aboriginal cultural heritage in the Wodonga region with the completion of the redeveloped Burraja Cultural and Environmental Centre. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the Wodonga Gateway Island cultural precinct to tour the centre, which has been..

LIGHTS, ACTION AT NEW WODONGA PAVILION

The next generation of home-grown football and cricket stars in Wodonga can look forward to celebrating the big wins day and night, thanks to new lighting and new pavilion at Kelly Park. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today joined members of local Twin City..

PROGRAM FUNDING A BOOST FOR BANDIANA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Bandiana Primary School will receive funding from the Accessible Buildings Program, to improve school facilities and infrastructure that supports students and staff with disabilities, thanks to the Victorian Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced that Bandiana Primary School has been allocated funding from..

INVESTING IN ACTIVE OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR MITCHELL

Boardwalks and exercise equipment will be installed in Ryans Creek Reserve and a nature trail developed for Wallan, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced that..

REBUILDING THE MCMAHONS CREEK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

The Andrews Labor Government is designing and rebuilding the McMahons Creek Pedestrian Bridge to improve safety and accessibility in the area. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the Government would rebuild the bridge in Reefton as part of its investment to upgrade pedestrian crossings..

$250 POWER SAVING BONUS EXTENDED UNTIL 30 JUNE

The Victorian Government is extending the popular $250 Power Saving Bonus payment to support more vulnerable households doing it tough with energy bills. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said that the extension would provide crucial financial support for eligible households who have yet to..

A SAFER CONNECTION FOR KILMORE PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety for the Kilmore Primary School students and families, with work commencing over the summer holidays to construct a new shared user path on Kilmore-Lancefield Road. To be built on the north side of Kilmore-Lancefield Road, the new path..

GOFISH NAGAMBIE SET TO REEL IN CROWDS IN 2022

Victoria’s biggest fishing freshwater festival is set to lure thousands of visitors to Nagambie in 2022, thanks to support from the Victorian Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund. The four-day event will be held on the picturesque Goulburn River and Nagambie Lakes and feature a..

MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER CELEBRATED AT CORRYONG FESTIVAL

The much-loved Man From Snowy River Festival will return to Victoria’s High Country in April, with support from the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund. The Man From Snowy River Festival will run from 7-10 April, and will bring visitors to Corryong for..

NEW CFA UNIFORMS SUPPORTING LOCAL BENDIGO JOBS

Victoria’s hardworking Country Fire Authority (CFA) will have a new locally produced uniform, proudly made in country Victoria. Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes today visited CFA’s new workwear contractor Australian Defence Apparel’s (ADA) warehouse in Bendigo to meet workers and thank CFA members for..

RESTRICTIONS UPDATE FROM 11.59PM WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER 2021

Great news for Victorians! With Restrictions updating from 11.59pm on Wednesday 15th of December 2021, Vaccinated Victorians will move closer to normality! There are no longer limits on gatherings of people inside homes and in public places. Fully Vaccinated Victorians can attend, sporting and recreation..

SPRUCING UP MORE SCHOOLS ACROSS NORTHERN VICTORIA

As the school year draws to a close, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting more Northern Victorian schools to complete small but vital upgrades through the Minor Capital Works Fund. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Mount Beauty Secondary School will receive $143,153 for..

A BIG BOOST FOR INCLUSION IN MILAWA

Sensory play equipment, outdoor learning spaces and kitchen gardens are among a number of innovative school building projects the Andrews Labor Government is supporting, making sure every Victorian student has the opportunity to fully participate and succeed. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Milawa..

LAWS PASS TO STOP DISCRIMINATION AGAINST VICTORIANS

The Andrews Labor Government has sent a strong message that there is no place for discrimination in Victorian schools and workplaces, with landmark laws passed in Parliament today. Under the Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021, religious organisations and schools will no longer be..

NEW HEADQUARTERS DELIVERED FOR WANGARATTA SES

The Wangaratta community will be better serviced and protected during an emergency thanks to a new state-of-the-art VICSES hub funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes today marked the official opening of the new VICSES Wangaratta Unit, part of an..

NEW TRAINING CENTRE FOR STATE’S CFA VOLUNTEERS

Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers and other emergency services agencies will benefit from a brand-new training facility in the Central Highlands, preparing them for the summer season. Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes today officially opened the $31 million Central Highlands Volunteer Emergency Management..