Archives for January, 2016

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LABOR FUNDS MANSFIELD LIBRARY EXPANSION

The Mansfield Library will receive a $34,300 boost as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $4.3 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today.   Ms Symes said the funds would help complete the second stage of the project.  ..

BUSINESS BUS BACK ON THE ROAD TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS OPERATORS

Small business operators in country Victoria will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits throughout February, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said the small business bus will be visiting Cobram,..

FRESH THINKING TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced $334,474 in Andrews Labor Government funding to support local families and children across the electorate. Ms Symes congratulated City of Yarra Ranges, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Rural City of Wangaratta and Towong Shire..

LABOR GOES IN TO BAT FOR WANGARATTA CRICKET CLUB

The Andrews Labor Government is giving the Wangaratta Magpies Cricket Club the tools and resources it needs with a grant to go towards the purchase of a new cricket pitch roller, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Wangaratta Magpies Cricket Club is one..

GRANTS TO HELP COUNTRY CLUBS TAKE THE NEXT STEP

The Andrews Labor Government is giving country sports clubs the opportunity to obtain funding for equipment and uniforms to improve the capacity of their club or increase the skills of their coaches, officisals, and managers, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced today. Ms Symes..

KEEPING TRACK OF ROOS AND WOMBATS ON OUR ROADS

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Andrews Labor Government has started a trial in country Victoria to help identify where kangaroos and wombats are most likely to be a hazard to vehicles. Ms Symes said as part of the trial, VicRoads..

Whacking the plastic

PLASTIC Bag Free Warburton has received a huge boost to their campaign with a funding grant of $15,000 from the State Government’s Litter Hotspots Program. Group members met last week to consolidate many of the projects they have been working on including school education, working..

Additional Assistance For Fire Affected Barnawartha

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $340,000 additional assistance for the Scotsburn and Barnawartha communities affected by fires on 19 and 20 December. Support will be provided for local recovery initiatives following fires that destroyed houses, livestock, farming infrastructure and equipment. A $100,000 fund will..

PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND CORRECTIONS RECOGNISED

Exceptional partnerships between Corrections Victoria and local community organisations in the Hume region have been acknowledged by Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, at today’s Community Work Partnership Awards. Ms Symes today congratulated 25 organisations within the Hume region for their dedication and contribution towards..

Wodonga Secures The Australian Deaf Games

Wodonga has been chosen as one of the host cities for the 18th Australian Deaf Games in 2018. The announcement was made today at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide – the pinnacle meeting of Australia’s deaf, hard of hearing,..

HELPING COUNCILS BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in North East Victoria move towards a more sustainable future. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced $75,000 for Benalla Rural City Council, Alpine Shire Council and Wangaratta Rural City Council to undertake a feasibility study of..

LABOR FUNDS BENALLA AIRPORT UPGRADE AND GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today had great news for Benalla, as well as the world’s best glider pilots, with funding of $500,000 towards a major airport redevelopment. Ms Symes, who today opened the 54th Australian Multiclass Gliding Championships – a precursor to next..