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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..

We’re getting a tram!

17 Oct 2018 • McIvor Times, Heathcote VIC (General News) by Michael Mattingly HEATHCOTE’S Holy Rosary School will have a new type of classroom after one of Victoria’s retired W-Class trams was donated to the school. The member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, joined candidate..

Drop in and charge

17 Oct 2018 • Mansfield Courier, Mansfield VIC (General News) by Grace Evans Australia’s first ultra-rapid vehicle charging site is coming to Euroa AUSTRALIA’S first fastest electric vehicle charging stations are being developed in regional Victoria, with sites in Euroa and Barnawartha North. Using local..

Abandoned vehicles could be life-savers

17 Oct 2018 • Kyabram Free Press, Kyabram VIC (General News) by Michael Mattingly SES volunteers able to practise road crash rescues VEHICLES abandoned on freeways and highways in the North East are being donated to the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) for training. Member..

Play space filling parameters

11 Oct 2018 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Ellen Ebsary WHEELCHAIRS and rain don’t mix well – which makes it difficult for some Belvoir Special School students to use a play area on the grounds at times. That space known as the “green..

Picked from the pack

10 Oct 2018 • Myrtleford Times, Myrtleford VIC (General News) by Alex Craig And Justin Jenvey TWO major projects in the Kiewa Valley and one in Bright can now go ahead thanks to funding through the State Government’s Pick My Project initiative. The majority of..

Extra year of funded kinder

10 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) A re-elected Victorian Government has promised an extra funded year of kindergarten for three-year-olds. Under the plan, every child will have access to at least five hours of subsidised three-year-old kinder by 2022, progressively scaled..

Safer, secure court

10 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Safety and security were at the forefront of more than $300 000 in upgrades at Seymour Law Court. Built in 1974, the court hears Magistrates Court, Children’s Court, Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal and Victorian..

Prepare for the fire season

10 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Talk to family and friends and develop a comprehensive fire plan that is the message from authorities as they urge residents to prepare early for the coming fire season. Warmer and drier-than-average conditions suggest the..

Rolling towards new greens

10 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) by Alison O’Connor Nagambie bowlers will be the envy of the region when a new premier synthetic turf green is installed at the club. The synthetic carpet will replace the club’s grass green, which has..

Works wrap up at club

10 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Seymour Racing Club’s new tie-up stalls and audio-visual upgrades have been completed, with Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula visiting the club on Wednesday to inspect the additions. As part of the works, new optic and..

Fast-charging stations planned

10 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Owning and operating an electric vehicle in Benalla will become easier under a state government plan to develop Australia’s fastest charging stations in regional Victoria. The plan includes using local expertise and businesses to develop..

Boost for wildlife carers

10 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Injured wildlife in and around Benalla will have a better chance of survival thanks to a Victorian Government grants initiative. Benalla’s Sharon Miles is one recipient who received $1098 for the wildlife shelter she operates…

Skate park, MTB trails get funds

SIGNIFICANT funding has been awarded to Alpine Shire Council to support local projects including 150,000 to upgrade the Mt Beauty skate park and $130,000 for a second stage of new mountain bike trails at Dinner Plain. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) was in Mt Beauty..