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Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Funding for new and improved cultural precincts to strengthen communities, attract visitors and support jobs in country Victoria is now available through the Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program. The program will help build, restore and enhance cultural..

Funding boost for hospitals

Cobram Courier, Cobram VIC (General News) The Victorian Government will spend a record $18.12 billion so more northern Victoria patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need and sooner. State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the record funding for northern..

Funding boost for Kilmore hospital

Whittlesea Review, Whittlesea (General News) KILMORE and District Hospital has received a funding boost in the latest round of state government funding for country hospitals. Kilmore receives $13.88 million, up by $1.083 million, or 8.5 per cent, on the previous year. Seymour Health will get..

Safety upgrade for Kilmore PS

KILMORE Primary School will receive a new fence and gates to improve student safety at the campus. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has announced that Kilmore Primary School will receive $60,000 to upgrade the fence around the school oval and for the removal of existing fences and gates.

Call for volunteer award nominations

Whittlesea Review, Whittlesea (General News) THE call is out to nominate local volunteers in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. The Volunteer of the Year, Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Award will be selected from all award recipients and will receive a $10,000 government donation to..

Marking our volunteers

There are more than 1.5 million volunteers across Victoria, and a lot of them are making a difference in community groups and clubs across Yarra Ranges.

Divisions deepen on CFA

24 Jul 2017 • Warrnambool Standard, Warrnambool VIC (General News) by Everard Himmelreich THE CFA issue has been a divisive one for several years and the divisions spread to the volunteer ranks at State Upper House hearings in Hamilton on the proposal to split the..

Praise for NHW funding increase

Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) KUDOS to Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessey and Upper House member Jaclyn Symes for the substantial increase in funding for our region’s prime medical facility Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW). While the funding is more than justified due to the..

More patients, more cash

Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) by Jeff Zeuschner State lifts hospital budget to meet increasing demand WANGARATTA’S public hospital will receive a significant budget increase to help meet its increasing patient demand over the next year. State Government MP Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) this..

Find our volunteer champions

Corryong Courier, Corryong VIC (General News) The state government is urging people to nominate hard-working volunteers from Northern Victoria in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the prestigious awards will recognise up to 60 volunteers..

Culture funds

14 Jul 2017 • Gannawarra Times, Gannawarra (General News) NEW and improved cultural precinct projects are eligible for State Government funding, with application for 2017 Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts program open. The program promotes a greater use of community facilities and precincts by culturally-diverse..

Expanding Early Childhood Services For Indigo Families

12th Jul 2017 The Andrews Labor Government is helping Chiltern families access a local long day care service for the first time, with work about to start on a new integrated children’s hub. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today turned the first sod..

Bringing creativity to the classroom

12 Jul 2017 • Alexandra Eildon Marysville Standard, Alexandra VIC (General News) Bringing creativity to the classroom A NEW program launched by the Victorian government will provide classrooms in Northern Victoria with access to the state’s leading creative practitioners. The program, called Creative Learning Partnerships,..

Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts program

12 Jul 2017 • Alexandra Eildon Marysville Standard, Alexandra VIC (General News) LABOR Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today welcomed the opening of the 2017 Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program, which will help build, restore and enhance cultural spaces across..

Wetlands in sun spotlight

11 Jul 2017 • Country News insert, Shepparton VIC (General News) The Winton Wetlands could be transformed into Victoria’s latest solar farm, with the Victorian Government commissioning a $50 000 feasibility study into the idea. The study will investigate the current capital requirements and economic..

Energy cost saving grants

07 Jul 2017 • Shepparton News, Shepparton VIC (General News) by Tara Whitsed FUNDS AVAILABLE TO INCREASE ENERGY EFFICIENCY One of Euroa’s largest employers, Burtons Supa IGA, is the latest business to benefit from the state government’s energy cost saving grants and other local businesses..

Councils share funding

06 Jul 2017 • Corryong Courier, Corryong VIC (General News) The Victorian government is helping local councils with their finances and accounting through a series of grants and collaborative projects and Towong Shire is at the forefront of the initiatives. Minister for Local Government, Natalie..