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Prepare your home now

10 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) The Victorian Government is urging Benalla locals to prepare early for the upcoming fire season, by talking to family and friends and developing a comprehensive fire plan. Warmer and drier-thanaverage conditions suggest this Victorian fire..

Earlier kinder pledge

10 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Every child in born in Benalla will start kindergarten a year earlier under a re-elected Labor Government State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said Labor would invest almost $5 billion over the next decade..

College upgrade to go ahead

10 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) by Alison O’Connor St Mary’s College’s middle years wing will receive the upgrade it so desperately needs with a $1.4 million injection from the Victorian Government. The college’s middle years students – Years 5, 6,..

Bowling turf given a new shot at life

10 Oct 2018 • Euroa Gazette, Euroa VIC (General News) by Grace Evans AFTER two seasons of Corella birds ripping up the turf at the Nagambie Lakes Bowling Club, it was coming to a state where it was virtually unusable, until now. The Nagambie bowlers..

Drop in and charge

10 Oct 2018 • Euroa Gazette, Euroa 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..

Picked from the pack

10 Oct 2018 • Myrtleford Times, Myrtleford VIC (Regional Changes – Alpine) by Alex Craig And Justin Jenvey Three projects secure funding through State Government initiative TWO major projects in the Kiewa Valley and one in Bright can now go ahead thanks to funding through..

Sporting futures

09 Oct 2018 • North Central Review (Kilmore), Melbourne (General News) WANDONG and Kilmore sporting groups are big winners following the announcement of funding close to $900,000 from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Representatives of the Wandong tennis, netball and football clubs were joined on..

Off to the races

09 Oct 2018 • The Free Press, Kilmore, VIC (General News) UPGRADES to Seymour racecourse have been competed with new toe-up stalls and audlo-vlsual upgrades. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited the cluh on Wednesday to announce more than $92,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry..

Fastest vehicle charging station

08 Oct 2018 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Ellen Ebsary ULTRA-RAPID vehicle charging sites will be built in Barnawartha North and Euroa and are expected to be operational by the end of the month. Chargefox will receive $1 million for the development from..

Community hub service boost

08 Oct 2018 • Shepparton News, Shepparton VIC (General News) The Nagambie Lakes Community House will soon offer more services after receiving Victorian government funding. The facility will be funded under the Victorian Government’s Neighbourhood Houses Co-ordination Program, announced by State Member for Northern Victoria..

Labor’s big kinder surprise

08 Oct 2018 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) State to deliver full 15 hours of three-year-old kinder EVERY Rural City of Wangaratta child born under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will start kindergarten a year earlier, according to Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria)…

Park funding wins out

06 Oct 2018 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Chris Young THE mountain bike park in Mt Beauty will be one of the major beneficiaries of more than $1.3 million in funding for community projects around the region. Projects in Bullioh, Mitta and Rutherglen..

Big boost for horse facilities

05 Oct 2018 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) BENALLA Equestrian Centre will get a covered riding arena to provide an all-weather facility with floodlighting, to create a key regional equestrian facility able to host more events, including those at the highest level of..

MSC one of North East schools to benefit new skills

03 Oct 2018 • Mansfield Courier, Mansfield VIC (General News) Mansfield success drives regional boost THE State Government announced last week a skills development project put forward as a priority for the North East. In Benalla, Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) joined Labor candidate for..

Artistic makeover

03 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) by Alison O’Connor Funding will transform underpass eyesore into attraction We have a winner. Seymour’s ugly railway underpass will soon be no longer, with the concrete eyesore set to get a major makeover after the..

A concrete future

03 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Work has started on a huge rail siding to service the new precast concrete facility being built in Benalla. Roads and Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan joined State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes last..

$100m to help councils fix country roads

03 Oct 2018 • Euroa Gazette, Euroa VIC (General News) THE State Government has unveiled a $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program as part of its $941 million regional roads investment. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria)..

Long wait is finally over

03 Oct 2018 • Shepparton News, Shepparton VIC (General News) by Tara Whitsed It has been a long wait to hear the results of the first Pick My Project initiative. The Victorian Government started taking submissions for project ideas from across the state in late..