News

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..

Funds bring dream to reality

03 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) by Simon Ruppert Benalla’s Raise the Roof committee Chair Melissa Mounsey literally jumped for joy as she received a cheque for $250 000 towards the project. The Raise the Roof committee has been fundraising for..

Racing club funds matched

03 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Labor’s candidate for Euroa, Fionna Deppeler-Morton and State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes have announced a re-elected Labor state government would match funding up to $150 000 to redevelop Benalla Racing Club. The plan..

New walk bridge to improve safety

02 Oct 2018 • Whittlesea Review, Whittlesea (General News) by Joshua Wells REGULAR users of the Kilmore Creek pedestrian bridge are hoping to see upgrades to the walkway happen ‘as fast as possible’ as pedestrians risk their lives to cross. Kilmore resident Lee Gibson welcomed..

$5 million for Border TAFE future-proofing

02 Oct 2018 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Ellen Ebsary EIGHTY Border and North East businesses have helped design a new Wodonga TAFE program to better equip students for work in the retail sector. ‘Retail Connection’ has been in the works for the..

New plant to create 50 jobs

01 Oct 2018 • Shepparton News, Shepparton VIC (General News) An update has been delivered on the creation of Australian Consolidated Milk’s new Girgarre facility at the old Heinz tomato sauce factory site, with a visit from the state’s agriculture minister last week. Expected to..