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STATEWIDE SNAPSHOT OF COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Andrews Labor Government today released the regional public transport Consultation Report, which provides a snapshot of feedback from recent Regional Network Development Plan consultation sessions across Victoria. Members of the Regional Transport Advisory Group, which has driven community engagement throughout the consultation process, presented..

SUPPORTING VICTORIA’S WILDLIFE CARERS

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today congratulated 23 local wildlife rehabilitators in country Victoria who have received grants totalling $32,542 to support their valuable work. As part of the Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants Program, a total of $181,000 has been awarded to 130 carers..

29 LOCAL GROUPS AWARDED LANDCARE GRANTS

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Andrews Labor Government has allocated more than $220,000 to Landcare groups in country Victoria as the part of the $2 million 2015-16 Victorian Landcare Grants.   Ms Symes said the Andrews Labor Government recognises the..

THREATENED SPECIES GET A LITTLE HELP

A new crowdfunding initiative to support threatened species survival in Victoria will enable local residents to personally get behind flora and fauna projects they are passionate about including the Winton Wetlands ‘Save our Sea-Eagles’ project, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes..

NORTHERN VIC TOURISM BUSINESSES DOMINATE TOURISM AWARDS

Northern Victorian tourism businesses have been recognised for their contribution to making Victoria’s tourism industry the envy of the nation. Today, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, congratulated the four local winners on their achievements. The awards are a fitting tribute to the region’s commitment..

Putting Government Back To Work For Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today unveiled Victoria’s Regional Statement, a new vision for our regions that will change the way government works with regional Victorians. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and regional leaders from across the state at Brown..

Wangaratta Saleyards Upgrade On Track

The much-needed redevelopment of the Wangaratta Saleyards is on track, with Premier Daniel Andrews today officially launching the project ahead of its expected completion by January 2016. Joined by the Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, Mr Andrews toured the saleyards where construction is underway..

NORTHERN VICTORIA STUDENTS RISE TO PREMIERS’ CHALLENGE

Thousands of Northern Victorian Prep to Year 10 students have embraced a challenge set by Premier Daniel Andrews to read more books, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said today. Ms Symes congratulated the 60 schools and 2471 students in Northern Victoria who participated in..

GRANTS BOOST FOR LOCAL CREATIVE SECTOR

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced local artists would receive $30,000 in Andrews Government funding to undertake creative projects, including research and development for art exhibitions and a presentation of a verbatim theatre. Ms Symes said the Gallery Kaiela Incorporated in Shepparton would..

NAGAMBIE’S NEW STREETSCAPE – OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today officially opened completed works of the Nagambie Streetscape upgrade. Ms Symes said this important project was the first step in repositioning Nagambie as a destination of choice for lifestyle and tourism visitation. The Victorian Government provided $500,000 toward..

$206,000 awarded for Landcare efforts in Northern Victoria

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Andrews Labor Government has allocated more than $200,000 to 20 Landcare groups in Northern Victoria as part of the $2 million 2015-16 Victorian Landcare Grants.   Ms Symes said the grants are recognition from the..

NEW FACILITIES ALONG THE MURRAY AND HERITAGE TRAIL LAUNCHED

State Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced improvements and new visitor facilities at Barmah Lakes Campground and Day Visitor Area in Barmah National Park and Masters Landing on Gunbower Island in the Murray River Reserve.   During the visit, Ms Symes also launched..