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More Capacity And A Faster Fleet To Keep Victorians Safe

Victoria will have 50 aircraft strategically placed across the state over the summer season to assist fighting fires and help keep communities safe. Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes today announced the 2021-22 aircraft fleet arrangements, which includes a mix of firebombing aircraft, air supervision..

EILDON TO HOST 2022 PADDLE AUSTRALIA CANOE SLALOM AGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Eildon locals and visitors will be able to enjoy top canoe slalom action, with the Victorian Canoe Association receiving funding from the Victorian Government to host the 2022 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Age Championships at the Canoeing Victoria Slalom Rapid, Goulburn River, Eildon. Member for..

DELIVERING BETTER KINDERS FOR CHILDREN IN BENALLA

The Andrews Labor Government is helping children in Benalla get the best start in life by improving local kindergartens with facility upgrades. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Ride Avenue Preschool will receive $15,532 from the latest round of the Building Blocks Improvement stream…

FUNDS PROVIDE MAJOR BOOST FOR REGIONAL TOURISM RECOVERY

The Andrews Labor Government is backing compelling local tourism projects that will drive the recovery of regional tourism and grow jobs. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes welcomed the launch of the $100 million Regional Tourism Investment Fund, encouraging great projects to be put forward…

RENTAL REBATES TO HELP KEEP HOMES COMFY AND HEALTHY

The Victorian Government is helping make rental properties more comfortable, safer and healthier by supporting rental providers to upgrade inefficient heating and cooling systems. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced that rental properties are now eligible for a $1000 rebate to replace old inefficient..

HELPING MORE NORTH EAST LOCALS BUY THEIR OWN HOME

The Victorian Government is helping more locals across Northern Victoria to buy their own home with the launch of the Victorian Homebuyer Fund (VHF). The government announced the $500 million VHF today, which is expected to support more than 3,000 Victorians become homeowners. The VHF..

GRANTS FOR CREATIVE WORKERS OPEN

The Victorian Government’s Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is now open for applications, providing critical support to Victoria’s independent creative sector when they need it most. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes is inviting independent creatives, collectives and micro-businesses across the north east to apply for..

HELPING MORE SCHOOL KIDS STAY SAFE IN THE SUN

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced two local schools will receive funding from the latest round of the School Shade Grants program. The Wangaratta High School will receive $25,000 to install three permanent shade sails and Whitfield District Primary School will receive $18,000 for..

TAKING IT OUTDOORS: SUPPORTING THE NORTH EAST TO REOPEN

The Victorian Government is helping businesses and the community breathe new life into regional towns as vaccination progressively delivers greater freedoms across the state from Today. With summer drawing near and Victorians warming to the promise of a return to bars, cafes and restaurants, the..

SPLASHING BACK INTO SCHOOL SWIMMING LESSONS

The Victorian Government is making sure all school students in Northern Victoria have the opportunity to catch up on vital swimming and water safety skills, with vouchers for catch-up lessons missed during the pandemic. Swimming and water safety education has been part of the Victorian..

MASSIVE BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Andrews Labor Government is ready to partner with clubs across the north east to build new and transform existing sport and active recreation facilities that result in enhanced participation opportunities for more Victorians. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced that applications for the..

RECOGNISING NORTHERN VICTORIAS OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Volunteering Awards, which celebrate the extraordinary efforts of Victoria’s hard-working volunteers. The awards are an opportunity to recognise the incredible support volunteers have given to others during a difficult year – whether it’s delivering essential food relief and..

WORKS COMPLETE ON NEW VIEWING PLATFORM AT SNOBS CREEK

Viewing the waterfall at Snobs Creek is now safer and more enjoyable for visitors thanks to enhancement works at the popular tourist destination. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the $357,000 upgrade is complete and includes a new viewing platform and improved visitor facilities…

DELIVERING STRONGER HEALTH SERVICES FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA – EILDON

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring people living in Northern Victoria have access to the world-class care they deserve close to home. Nearly 80 rural and regional hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations will share in $120 million from the Regional..

MAKING VICTORIAN KINDERS SAFER WITH BETTER VENTILATION

The Victorian Government is helping kindergarten services across Northern Victoria reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, with support for better ventilation measures to help keep children and staff COVIDSafe. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced more than $7.5 million worth of grants will be..