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SYMES DELIVERS FOR FLOWERDALE RESERVE USERS

Flowerdale tennis and cricket club players will soon have upgraded change room facilities thanks to a $165,920 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The funding from Labor’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund will ensure the nearly $250,000 Spring Valley Recreational Reserve project can get under way. Labor Upper House Member for Northern..

LABOR’S RECORD TAFE INVESTMENT CONTINUES

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today spoke at GOTAFE’s Wangaratta Breakfast highlighting the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing commitment to a strong TAFE sector in country Victoria. This morning’s breakfast with GOTAFE stakeholders, highlighted the importance of building a strong education and..

SHINING A LIGHT ON SAFER SCHOOL CROSSINGS

New technology trialled by school crossing supervisors in Wodonga has resulted in 60 per cent fewer near miss incidents at a high-traffic location. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the Andrews Labor Government provided Wodonga Council with a $50,000 Community Innovation..

NEW WODONGA FIRE STATION TO OPEN IN WEEKS

Wodonga’s new $7.8 million fire station will open before the end of the year, delivering the perfect 125-year birthday gift to the Wodonga Fire Brigade. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, and Labor candidate for Benambra, Mark Tait, was today given a..

ENERGY GRANT HELPS WODONGA JOBS

One of Wodonga’s biggest employers will boost its energy efficiency, secure jobs and expand its production capacity, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, and Labor candidate for Benambra, Mark Tait, today visited Wodonga Rendering..

SYMES DELIVERS FOR FLOWERDALE RESERVE USERS

Flowerdale tennis and cricket club players will soon have upgraded change room facilities thanks to a $165,920 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The funding from Labor’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund will ensure the nearly $250,000 Spring Valley Recreational Reserve project can get under way. Labor Upper House Member for Northern..

NEW VIBRANT TOWN CENTRE FOR WALLAN

Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, today officially opened the $4.1 million Wallan town centre revitalisation project. The Wallan town centre revitalisation project will improve pedestrian connectivity between Wallan’s Central Business District and neighbouring Hadfield Park and is the first stage in a major beautification..

MORE FUNDING AND BETTER TOOLS FOR INJURED WILDLIFE

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring injured wildlife get the help they need, with a new online help tool and almost $170,000 in funding for rehabilitators. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced 14 shelter operators and animal foster carers in..

DELIVERING A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL FOR SEYMOUR

Seymour families will have the great local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to contribute $1.4 million towards an upgrade at St Mary’s College. The $2 million project will include the construction of six general learning areas plus two flexible learning..

RESIDENTS URGED TO PREPARE FOR LONG, HOT SUMMER

Northern Victorians are urged to prepare early for the upcoming fire season, by talking to family and friends and developing a comprehensive fire plan. The Andrews Labor Government last Friday officially launched Fire Action Week, which runs from October 7-14. Warmer and drier-than-average conditions suggest the Victorian fire season is..

GUIDING VICTORIA WITH SOLAR FARM DEVELOPMENTS

The Andrews Labor Government has approved a major new solar farm north of Shepparton and released draft planning guidelines for the development of large solar farm projects across the state. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced today that he has approved the Congupna solar farm..

RAINBOW TROUT STOCKING SUCCESS ON GOULBURN RIVER

The seven tonnes of trophy rainbow trout stocked into the Goulburn River for the opening of the season last month was so successful that the Victorian Fisheries Authority will do it again next year. Stocked trout to six kilograms were caught by hundreds of people..

LAUNCHING THE FLOATING CITY AT LAKE EILDON

Victoria’s premier destination for house-boating just got even better with the Andrews Labor Government announcing funding for the local industry at Lake Eildon. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford made the $500,000 announcement at Lake Eildon today, which will expand the local houseboat manufacturing industry..

SYMES DELIVERS MAJOR UPGRADE FOR NAGAMBIE BOWLING CLUB

Nagambie bowlers will be the envy of the region when a new premier synthetic turf green is installed at the club following Andrews Labor Government funding towards the $233,210 project. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes and Labor candidate for Euroa, Fionna Deppeler Morton, visited Nagambie Bowling Club today..

SYMES DELIVERS FOR MITCHELL SHIRE SPORTS LOVERS

Wandong and Kilmore sports enthusiasts are big winners from the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund ensuring nearly $900,000 of works can begin. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, joined by Labor candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton, representatives from Netball Victoria and the Mitchell..

DELIVERING MORE NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSES ACROSS VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government’s record boost for Victoria’s neighbourhood houses means even more opportunities for locals to foster connections, learn new skills and boost their health and wellbeing. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced Nagambie Lakes Community House, Continuing Education..

RETIRED TRAM FINDS NEW HOME IN HEATHCOTE

The Andrews Labor Government will give one of Victoria’s retired W-Class trams a new lease of life, restoring it as a classroom for Heathcote’s Holy Rosary Primary School. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, joined Labor Candidate for Euroa, Fionna Deppeler Morton,..

LOCAL KIDS SET TO BENEFIT FROM THREE-YEAR-OLD KINDER

Every Victorian child born under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will start kindergarten a year earlier, including kids in Northern Victoria. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, jaclyn Symes, said Labor will invest almost $5 billion over the next decade to deliver a full..