Archives for October, 2015

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GRANTS FOR MORE SHADE IN LOCAL SPACES NOW AVAILABLE

Local organisations can now apply for a new Community Shade Grant to provide much needed shade in public areas, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with two in three..

YOUTH FUNDED TO RUN MUSIC AND CULTURAL EVENTS

Young people in country Northern Victoria will putt on free local music and cultural events for the community after receiving more than $1million in Andrews Labor Government 2016-18 FReeZA grants, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today.   Fifteen councils in Northern Victoria will..

NEW FACILITIES FOR ALBURY WODONGA PARENTS OFFICIALLY OPENED

Member for Northern Victoria , Jaclyn Symes, today officially opened Albury Wodonga Health’s new Parent and Baby Unit.   Ms Symes said the new facility, funded by the Victorian Government, is a contemporary and relaxing environment to support families as they establish nurturing relationships with..

MITCHELL SHIRE COUNCIL RECEIVES FUNDING TO COMBAT GRAFFITI

A $20,045 Andrews Labor Government grant will help fight graffiti vandalism to increase community confidence and safety in the Mitchell Shire, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced today. Ms Symes said the funding under the latest round of the Government’s Graffiti Prevention Grants Program..

$1M TO ESTABLISH WODONGA TAFE SKILLS & JOBS CENTRE

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a Wodonga TAFE Skills and Jobs Centre, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes visited Wodonga TAFE this morning, where she announced the institute will receive $1 million towards its Skills and Jobs Centre. This funding..

BOUNDARY CHANGE FOR LOGIC ESTATE A COMMON SENSE CHANGE

A simple municipal boundary change will see the Logic Estate, North East Victoria’s largest freight and logistics hub, take another step forward. The Andrews Labor Government has gazetted a municipal boundary change along a key rail line, which means a proposed new intermodal rail terminal..

$1M FOR GOTAFE TO ESTABLISH SKILLS & JOBS CENTRES

Shepparton and Wangaratta will get a Skills and Jobs Centre, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to establish one-stop-shop Skills and Jobs Centres across Victoria will benefit Shepparton and Wangaratta. Ms Symes visited GOTAFE Shepparton..

MANSFIELD RECEIVES $232,000 TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY

A Victorian Labor Government grant will help increase community safety and confidence in Mansfield, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said the $232,030 funding for Mansfield Shire Council Erril Street Rejuvenation and Activation Project was successful under the latest round of..

SNAPSHOT OF COMMUNITY INPUT ON BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Andrews Labor Government today released the Loddon-Mallee Conversation Summary, which provides a snapshot of the feedback received during recent Regional Network Development Plan (RNDP) workshops in Swan Hill, Mildura, Castlemaine, Echuca and Bendigo. Nearly 200 people attended the workshops, providing their views on how public..

NORTHERN VICTORIA LEARN LOCALS URGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

Learn Local organisations in Northern Victoria are encouraged to apply to share in $2 million in Andrews Labor Government funding. The Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board has launched its latest Capacity and Innovation Funding Round with applications closing on December 15. Member for..

WODONGA RACE TRACK WORKS ON THE HOME STRAIGHT

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited the Nordcon LAND Park today to inspect more than $120,000 of works funded by the Andrews Labor Government Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) grants. Recent track upgrades have seen the home straight widened as well as surface improvements for..

LOCAL CLUBS SHOOT FOR THE SKY

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Northern Victoria’s sporting shooting clubs grow with a significant funding boost. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced 18 clubs in Northern Victoria – of 71 across the state – have been awarded a Shooting Sports Facilities Program..

BOOST FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN MITCHELL SHIRE

Mitchell Shire residents will soon have access to improved community spaces, with a $2.93 million investment under the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Interface Growth Fund. Four projects in Mitchell Shire will receive grants under the Fund, covering an early childhood facility, a..

NEW FREE RADIOTHERAPY SERVICES FOR ALBURY-WODONGA

Under a historic agreement reached between the Victorian and NSW Governments and Albury Wodonga Health, cancer patients in Albury-Wodonga and the surrounding region will now be able to receive free public radiotherapy services. This will provide free treatment to around 740 cancer patients in the..

NEW KINDERGARTEN UPGRADES BENEFIT FAMILIES

Kindergartens in Northern Victoria are set to benefit from 60 grants as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s promise to deliver new kindergarten infrastructure improvements, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said 60 kindergartens would share in more than $350,000 worth..

HIGH COUNTRY FESTIVAL THIS MELBOURNE CUP DAY

A taste of the high country will delight racegoers at Mansfield Racecourse this Melbourne Cup Day, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Raceday Attraction Program, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said today.   Mansfield’s Melbourne Cup Day race meeting is the final..

BUILDINGS AT FORMER SCHOOLS SITES IN MILDURA TO BE SAVED

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Victoria Steve Herbert have announced details of historic buildings to be saved in the Mildura Rural City Council area following consultations with the local community. Representatives from the Department of Education and Training met with local..

LABOR GIVING NORTHERN VICTORIA CLUBS A CHANCE TO SAVE LIVES

Northern Victoria sports clubs can now apply for a life-saving defibrillator, so that players, spectators and parents can step in during an emergency until paramedics arrive. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today advised clubs applications are open for them to secure one of the..