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SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO HEATHCOTE

Small business operators in the Heathcote area can access free mentoring, support and information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Thursday July 2, 2015. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said the Andrews Labor Government is doubling its mobile support..

STUDENTS TAKE NEW APPROACHES IN STANDING UP TO BULLYING

Students at more than 20 schools in the Northern Victoria electorate will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government Bully Stopper grants, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced today. Superheroes starring in clips to ‘save the day’ on cyber safety and a ‘values wristband’ to..

MORE THAN $7M IN FUNDING TO TACKLE ICE HARM

The Andrews Labor Government will make available more than $7million for extra support services to reduce the harm caused by the drug ice in the Hume and Loddon Mallee areas, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. The money is part of a total..

GRANTS HELP SCHOOLS BUILD A MORE RESILIENT COMMUNITY

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced 12 schools had been successful in received funding under a new grants program that will measure and strengthen student resilience. Ms Symes said Healesville Primary School, Springhurst Primary School, Wandong Primary School, Wodonga West Primary School, Wooragee..

WIN FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA BLACK SPOTS WITH MAJOR FUNDING

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a major project to construct 109 mobile towers across regional Victoria, 38 in the Northern Victoria electorate, under a $86 million black spot elimination project. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said the 38 sites in the Northern Victoria..

$1 MILLION BOOST FOR HEALESVILLE HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

The Andrews Labor Government will provide a further $1 million towards the redevelopment of Healesville Hospital. The redevelopment of the hospital, operated by Eastern Health, will significantly increase access to a range of surgery, dialysis and community health services for the Healesville community. Funding for..

NEW ROUNDABOUT AT WINTON OPEN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today welcomed the opening of a new $2.7 million roundabout at the intersection of Benalla-Winton Rd and Hume Freeway. The roundabout upgrade will boost safety and improve access to the Hume Freeway and surrounding towns of Benalla, Yarrawonga and..

NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDALS FOR CFA MEMBERS

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has praised CFA members from North East Victoria for their work during the devastating 2009 bushfires. Ms Symes presented CFA members from across the region with National Emergency Medals for their efforts on Black Saturday at a ceremony in..

LABOR PROVIDES FIREWOOD CERTAINTY FOR MOST IN NEED

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes has secured the remaining firewood from Barmah National Park for vulnerable residents in the Barmah and Nathalia communities. Ms Symes said firewood collection is ending in Barmah National Park on June 30, 2015 and the final firewood available from..

Final Stop In Healesville For Aboriginal Honour Roll Roadshow

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll will stop at the Healesville Library as the final leg of its annual roadshow exhibition. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, launched the exhibition on behalf of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins. The Honour Roll formally recognises Aboriginal..

HEALESVILLE –ABORIGINAL HONOUR ROLL ROADSHOW FINAL STOP

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll will today stop at the Healesville Library as the final leg of its annual roadshow exhibition. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today launched the exhibition which already has five inductees with strong connections to the Healesville area, including William..

FUNDING FOR WODONGA TAFE THAT LEADS TO JOBS

An innovative Wodonga TAFE program to help more than 300 unemployed people get a job has received $2.4 million in Andrews Labor Government funding. Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, announced the grant from the Labor Government’s $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund..

FINAL STOP IN HEALESVILLE FOR ABORIGINAL HONOUR ROLL ROADSHOW

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll will stop at the Healesville Library as the final leg of its annual roadshow exhibition. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, launched the exhibition on behalf of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins. The Honour Roll formally recognises Aboriginal..

FUNDING TO MATCH GOTAFE TRAINING WITH INDUSTRY NEEDS AND JOBS

Two innovative programs at GOTAFE will receive $4.3 million in Andrews Labor Government funding to get 1300 people skilled up for jobs in growing industries. Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, announced the grants from the Labor Government’s $50 million TAFE Back to Work..

YARRAWONGA STATION TRANSFORMATION COMPLETE

The transformation of the historic Yarrawonga Station building into a buzzing community centre is now complete, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced today. Ms Symes said the restoration of the 127 year old building would bring it back into the centre of Yarrawonga community..

MCKENZIE TO REPRESENT SHEPPARTON ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT ADVISORY GROUP

Chair or North East Water, David McKenzie, will join Member for Northern Victoria and co-chair, Jaclyn Symes, in representing the Shepparton region on Regional Transport Advisory Group (RTAG), which will drive consultation with local communities and provide recommendations to the Andrews Labor Government during the..

GET CREATIVE ABOUT VICTORIA’S FUTURE

Regional Victorians are encouraged to help develop the state’s first creative industries strategy to build on our reputation as the creative state. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said our future across all the creative and cultural sectors – visual arts, screen, literature, performance, music,..

ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO BOOST FAMILY VIOLENCE COUNSELLING SERVICES

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes today announced Next Primary Health, Women’s Health in the North, Mallee Sexual Assault Unit and Junction Support Services had received additional funding from the Andrews Labor Government to boost the provision of family violence counselling services to women and..