Archives for September, 2015

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COUNCILS TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUNDS

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced more than $1.4 million in funding for councils to help prepare and protect the local communities for emergency events. Funded as part of the Labor Government’s Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program, $4.6 million will be provided yearly to..

New Heritage Protections for Mitchell Shire

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has announced additional heritage controls for the Mitchell Shire, protecting the region’s unique character, monuments and rich historic legacy.   The approved amendment to the Mitchell Shire Planning Scheme, implements four heritage studies and applies a heritage overlay or..

SEYMOUR COLLEGE WINS IN THE EDUCATION STATE

The Treasurer Tim Pallas was at Seymour College today, to meet students and staff and celebrate the College’s massive Education State funding boost. On Monday this week, the Andrews Labor Government announced that every single child in every single government school would be better off..

THE ACTION RAMPS UP AT WODONGA SKATE PARK

Wodonga’s basketballers, skateboarders, rollerbladers and BMX riders now have more space for their chosen sport thanks to new facilities at James Scott Memorial Skate Park, unveiled today by Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes. Ms Symes said the $280,000 expansion includes a half-court basketball and..

SNAPSHOT OF COMMUNITY INPUT ON BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Andrews Labor Government today released Hume Conversation Summary, which provides a snapshot of the feedback received during recent Regional Network Development Plan (RNDP) workshops in Shepparton, Seymour, Benalla, Wangaratta and Wodonga. Nearly 400 people attended the workshops, providing their views on how public transport can..

EDUCATION STATE: SUPPORTING PARENTS AND KIDS IN SHEPPARTON

Schools in Shepparton will share in more than $4.69 million of extra funding in 2016 as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to make Victoria the Education State. It’s all part of our plan to help kids learn, give parents confidence and provide the..

NEW EILDON FIRE STATION READY FOR ACTION

Eildon Fire Brigade has moved into its new state-of-the-art home in time for the 2015-16 bushfire season. The $614,374 station, officially opened today by Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, gives the 30-member brigade a modern, spacious facility to help it continue protecting the town..

CRIME PREVENTION BOOST FOR OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

The Andrews Labor Government provided nearly $50,000 from the Community Safety Fund for eight projects in Northern Victoria aimed at crime prevention, and tackling the causes of crime. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today congratulated Barnawartha Recreation Reserve Committee of Management, Wodonga City Council,..

LABOR GOVERNMENT FUNDS NEW MEN’S SHED IN NAGAMBIE

Nagambie will benefit from a $60,000 investment by the Andrews Labor Government to build a new Men’s Shed. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said Nagambie Lakes Men’s Shed was one of 15 successful Men’s Shed projects the Andrews Labor Government had announced will be..

LABOR GOVERNMENT FUNDS NEW MEN’S SHED IN WAHGUNYAH

Wahgunyah will benefit from a $26,600 investment by the Andrews Labor Government to build a new Men’s Shed. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said Wahgunyah Men’s Shed was one of 15 successful Men’s Shed projects the Andrews Labor Government had announced will be built..

RURAL WOMEN’S AWARDS NOW OPEN

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes is encouraging the local community to nominate inspiring rural women for the 2016 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Victorian Rural Women’s Award. The Rural Women’s Award honours the efforts of emerging leaders and creates opportunities for women..

Victorian Economy Kicking Goals

The Victorian economy continues to show signs of strength and dynamism, with the latest National Accounts released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing that State final demand for Victoria rose 0.9 per cent for the June quarter, and was up 3 per cent..

Local brigades get new equipment, Macedon Free Press, Kilmore, VIC

CLONBINANE and Wandong fire brigades will benefit from new equipment thanks to the latest round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) grants. Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan congratulated the brigades on their successful applications. “This grant program is..

On the buses, North Central Review (Kilmore), Melbourne

A MITCHELL Shire councillor has called for an update on what local politicians are doing to facilitate improvement of connectivity between bus and train services on the Seymour line – particularly in Kilmore and Wallan. North ward councillor, Cr Rhonda Sanderson raised the matter at..