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ARCHITECT APPOINTED FOR WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Wangaratta High School with the appointment of an architect to design the school’s important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced ‘Chaulk Studio’ would design works to be undertaken..

VICTORIAN LANDCARE GRANTS AND JUNIOR GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Victorian Government is providing a major funding boost to volunteers and young people across the state, including in Northern Victoria to help them protect and restore the natural environment in our area. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced that the 2022 Victorian Landcare..

FISH STOCKED IN TIME FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Families and children can look forward to casting a line these school holidays – with thousands of fish stocked into waters across north-east Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced almost 9,000 catchable sized rainbow trout have now been stocked into 20 lakes across..

LOCAL ARTISTS SUPPORTED FOR REGIONAL TOUR

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local artists to reconnect with audiences through Touring Victoria, while delivering the best productions and performances to regional locations. Artists and creative organisations from across Northern Victoria are invited to hit the road and take their performances, exhibitions and..

NORTHERN VICTORIAN CLUBS URGED TO APPLY FOR SPORTING CLUB GRANTS

Grassroots sports and active recreation clubs and organisations across Northern Victoria are being urged to apply for funding to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of the..

NEW BROADFORD FIRE STATION OFFICIALLY OPEN

The community of Broadford is home to a brand-new fire station, giving local firefighters a modern base to continue their important work thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes visited the new Broadford CFA Fire Brigade and its..

HIGH COUNTRY FIZZING WITH NEW TOURISM JOBS

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more reasons to toast the High Country by investing in projects to attract more visitors and boost local jobs in the King Valley and Milawa. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced five projects across the High Country’s famous..

HOME REBUILDS TAKING SHAPE IN FIRE-AFFECTED VICTORIA

Residents in bushfire-affected East Gippsland and the North East are getting on with the complex job of rebuilding after the 2019-20 Victorian bushfires – a task made easier with Bushfire Recovery Victoria’s innovative Short-Term Modular Housing program and its one-stop-shop Rebuild Support Service. Minister for..

SUPPORTING MORE VICTORIANS TO TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND

More Victorians will be given the chance to break the cycle of drug and alcohol dependency and reoffending thanks to the expansion of the Labor Government’s innovative and successful drug court program. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes officially launched the County Court’s Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court..

STRONGER AGRICULTURE EDUCATION FOR NORTHERN VICTORIAN STUDENTS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s agriculture workforce of the future, with an extra investment in agriculture education in secondary schools supporting more students to embark on a career in the primary industries. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced applications are now..

SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF OUR REGIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a suite of new projects across regional and rural Victoria to deliver the infrastructure that locals and visitors need. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced $900,000 for the Nagambie Industrial Precinct Expansion, which is part of the..

BUILDING A STRONGER TRIPLE ZERO SERVICE FOR ALL VICTORIANS

The Andrews Labor Government will transform our triple zero system to make sure Victorians can get the help they need in an emergency – with more call-takers and dispatchers, better support and training for staff and stronger governance. The Labor Government supports in principle all..

MORE JOBS AND MILK PRODUCTS FOR VICTORIAN DAIRY COMPANY

The Andrews Labor Government has supported one of Australia’s fastest growing dairy companies to hire more workers and expand its operations in the small northern Victorian town of Girgarre. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas announced today the company – Australian Consolidated Milk (ACM) has..

DESIGNS REVEALED FOR NEW AGED CARE FACILITY IN RUTHERGLEN

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring older Victorians get the high-quality aged care and comfort they deserve, with designs revealed for a new residential aged care facility in Rutherglen. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines released a first look at the new state-of-the-art..

SUPPORTING STRONG MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring multicultural Victorians can share and celebrate culture and traditions in accessible and safe environments. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced North East Multicultural Association Inc has been awarded a $58,822 towards their office relocation upgrade and Da Vinci..

NATION-LEADING REFORM BANNING HATE SYMBOLS IN VICTORIA

Victoria will become the first Australian state or territory to ban the public display of the Nazi symbol in recognition of its role in inciting antisemitism and hate. The Andrews Labor Government today introduced the Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022, which makes..

IMPROVING BUS CONNECTIONS IN KILMORE

The Andrews Labor Government is improving connectivity and accessibility in Kilmore with the introduction of Sunday bus services. The Victorian Budget 2022-23 allocates more than $600,000 to introduce the extra services, providing locals with seven-days-a-week travel options and more freedom and flexibility to work, shop..