Pollies hit the road

We asked local politicians and candidates for their opinion on the state of the roads in their electorates. These are their answers on Wallan’s Watson Street interchange Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes “The Walson Street Interchange has been a priority of mine since I’ve..

Doyle to Labor rescue

29 Oct 2018 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by David Johnston A MELBOURNE resident with strong family ties to the Yarrawonga area has belatedly given Labor a contender in Ovens Valley for the state election. Kate Doyle, who was born and raised at Burramine,..


29 Oct 2018 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) by Steve Kelly State’s low-interest finance to save ratepayers ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ RURAL City of Wangaratta Council has secured a $6 million low-interest loan from the State Labor Government to pay for works..

Big goal achieved for juniors

27 Oct 2018 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Anthony Bunn YOUNG footballers will no longer have to change in a horse shed after $500,000 was pledged to ovals in Benalla yesterday. The Victorian government money will allow a pavilion to be built with..

Sparky puts zap in contest

27 Oct 2018 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Anthony Bunn SIDELINED Benalla mayor Don Firth believes he’s better than a 10/1 shot of winning the seat of Euroa. The independent candidate has taken leave from the council to the contest the Victorian poll..

Buffalo report release soon

27 Oct 2018 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Ellen Ebsary THE Pricewaterhouse Coopers report on tourism opportunities at Mount Buffalo will be released next month. The firm was commissioned by Alpine Council in April to look at proposals in the “Vision for Mount..

Airport changes expand capacity

THE $2.2 million Corryong Airport Precinct Development project has been opened. Works began last year on a new building, runway resurfacing, taxiway extension and lighting upgrades. The upgrades mean Forest Fire Management Victoria can relocate firefighting and suppression activities from the grass airfield at Avondale..

More cash for Wall to Wall

For the fourth year in a row, State Government funding has been secured for Benalla’s now world recognised Wall to Wall Festival. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined Labor Candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton and Wall to Wall Committee Chair Roxanne Demasson to announce..

And Jaclyn will upgrade

REGIONAL NEWS IN BRIEF JACLYN Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) has promised $1.79 million to upgrade the Alexandra Showgrounds and Recreation Reserve if the Labor Government is re-elected at the upcoming election.

Mansfield Kindergarten gets an upgrade

1 Local kinder given almost $50,000 MANSFIELD Kindergarten was given $49,100 for upgrades last week, following the State Government announcement of an upgrade of nearly $6.4 million for kindergartens across the state. Upper House member Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) was joined by candidate for..

Funds to revitalise town

Seymour is quickly making a name for itself as an economic and tourism hub, and with an injection of almost $1 million in funding just announced by the Victorian Government, it looks set to grow and prosper even further. Labor says it plans to revitalise..

Retired tram finds new home at Mansfield Zoo

AFTER recently applying to receive one of Victoria’s retired W-Class trams, the Mansfield Zoo recently found out that they are one of the successful applicants. Upper House member Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) and candidate for Eildon Sally Brennan visited the Mansfield Zoo to celebrate..

Axedale Tavern gets $25,000 injection

THE music will play on at the Axedale Tavern, thanks to a $25,000 grant through the Victorian Government’s Good Music Neighbours program. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the grant would support the venue’s proposed new function centre acoustic treatment. Axedale Tavern is one..

Hospital safety upgrade announced

KILMORE and District Hospital will soon be safer for patients, staff and the entire community with fundlng to go towards vital upgrades to the hospital’s security systems. Nearly $500,000 from the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund will be used to upgrade closed circuit television, install new..

$500,000 for Broadford sports

BROADFORDS new multi-purpose pavilion and two new netball courts are a step closer with a $500,000 funding announcement for the Harley Hammond Reserve. Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced that local groups will receive the funding towards t heir $1.3million project to..

Broadford fire station moving well

23 Oct 2018 • Whittlesea Review, Whittlesea (General News) BROADFORD will have a new mulli-milllon dollar fire station with construction well advanced by the end of the year, as the new emergency services hub takes shape. Upper House Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes visited..

New fire station coming for Nagambie

17 Oct 2018 • Euroa Gazette, Euroa VIC (General News) by Diane Grant IT was Fire Action Week October 7-14. What better time to announce a new fire station for Nagambie. The Nagambie CFA Brigade was established in 1901 and it has been housed in..

House of hope

17 Oct 2018 • Euroa Gazette, Euroa VIC (General News) by Grace Evans Nagambie asset plans to provide for the community NAGAMBIE Lakes Community House will now be funded through the Neighbourhood Houses Coordination Program, which hopes to provide more opportunities for locals to foster..