Archives for June, 2018

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KEEPING WODONGA SAFE WITH CRIME DOWN 1.3 PER CENT

New figures released today by the independent Crime Statistics Agency show the six-year crime trend that started in 2011 has been turned around, with people in Wodonga experiencing a decline in crime rates for the past 12 months. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the..

EQUIPPING KINDERS IN BENALLA FOR KIDS OF ALL ABILITIES

Thousands of little Victorians in Northern Victoria will benefit from new equipment, toys, learning kits and more to ensure they get the most of their early years’ education – regardless of ability, State Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. 28..

EQUIPPING KINDERS IN NORTHERN VICTORIA FOR KIDS OF ALL ABILITIES

Thousands of little Victorians in Northern Victoria will benefit from new equipment, toys, learning kits and more to ensure they get the most of their early years’ education – regardless of ability, State Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. 28..

BREAKING DOWN BORDERS FOR VICTORIA’S SMALL BUSINESSES

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new project to simplify cross-border regulations and make it easier for small businesses in hospitality, taxi services, heavy vehicles and trades to do business in NSW. At a multi-government event in Wodonga today, Victorian Minister for Small Business..

INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE FOR WANGARATTA LIBRARY

The Andrews Labor Government’s $18 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is delivering better community infrastructure for Wangaratta. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the completion of the upgrade on a visit to the Wangaratta Library which received $47,000 funding through..

CHEAPER FARES AND MORE BUSES FOR HEATHCOTE RESIDENTS

Local residents will soon benefit from cheaper fares and new services to and from Bendigo and Heathcote, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the new seven day-a-week service will begin in September, giving locals..

UPDATE ON THE VICTORIAN REGIONAL RAIL REVIVAL

The Australian and Victorian Government have today provided an update on the construction timeframes for the $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival which will upgrade every regional rail line across Victoria. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack and Victorian Minister for..

BOOSTING SKILLS AND CREATING JOBS IN THE MALLEE

The Andrews Labor Government is funding a new regional skills program to support vulnerable workers, boost skills and create more jobs across the Mallee region. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development announced $395,454 through the Regional Skills Fund to help Shaping Futures deliver the Innovative..

SAFER JOURNEY IN WOORAGEE WITH MAJOR WORKS COMPLETE

Construction of a new roundabout and overtaking lane on Beechworth-Wodonga Road at Wooragee is now complete, improving safety on one of Victoria’s most dangerous roads. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the completion of works on the Andrews Labor Government’s..

RAISING A GLASS TO VICTORIA’S WINE INDUSTRY

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s premium wine industry with more than $1.18 million already delivered for 65 projects that will increase local and international markets, boost wine tourism and grow wine businesses. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced the..

JUNIOR LANDCARE AND BIODIVERSITY GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $400,000 in funding for Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, to help kids across the state protect Victoria’s environment. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, is encouraging local groups to apply for the fund, which is open..

KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY WINS LOCAL HISTORY FUNDS

Kilmore Historical Society’s work to preserve our community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Society had received $3581 for their work on..

LOCAL HISTORY GRANTS WIN FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

Four Northern Victoria community groups work to preserve our community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced more nearly $30,000 in grants have been..