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BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government has released the first ever long-term strategy for better public transport in country Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria and Co-Chair of the Regional Transport Advisory Group, Jaclyn Symes said Connecting Regional Victoria – Victoria’s Regional Network Development Plan (RNDP) sets out..

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO WOORI YALLOCK

Small businesses in the Woori Yallock area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Wednesday, June 8, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said last year more..

Government Backs Alpine Valley’s Regional Leaders

Future community leaders living in Victoria’s north-east are set to enjoy the benefits of the Alpine Valley’s Community Leadership Program (AVCLP) thanks to over $700,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The program works to create strong regional leaders by helping participants’ explore the..

ECHUCA CUP TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN MAY

Racegoers will celebrate the Echuca Cup for the first time in May this year, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said the feature race will be held on Sunday, May 29, after moving from its traditional date..

MOORE COURT RESERVE OFFICALLY OPENED

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, officially re-opened Moore Court Reserve in Kilmore today. Ms Symes said Kilmore has a new community play space thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. “This redevelopment caters for Kilmore’s significant population growth and shortage of parks and open..

SUPERCARS RETURN TO WINTON TO REV UP LOCAL ECONOMY

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, is encouraging North East Victorians to turn out at the revamped Winton Raceway for this weekend’s V8 Supercars Championships. Ms Symes said with a brand new resurfaced track and circuit upgrades of $3.35 million, with $1 million from..

BROADFORD YOUTH CENTRE TAKES SHAPE

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, officially marked the beginning of works on Broadford’s youth centre at a ground-breaking ceremony today. Ms Symes said the youth centre will be built at the site of the former Broadford police station and will provide an integrated..

WODONGA WELCOMES ABORIGINAL HONOUR ROLL

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today officially opened the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll roadshow exhibition at the Wodonga Library. The exhibition, attended by local Honour Roll inductee Judith Cue-Ahmat will be open until May 26. Ms Symes said the Honour Roll leaves its..

LOGIC TERMINAL ROAD OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Local manufacturers and businesses in Wodonga will now be able to transport their goods more efficiently thanks to vital infrastructure upgrades to Logic Terminal Road, which was officially opened today by Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes. Ms Symes said the new Terminal Road,..

Shortlisted Bidders And Design Of Mernda Rail Revealed

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled the full reference design for the new rail line to Mernda, which will deliver train services to the heart of one of Victoria’s biggest growth areas for the first time. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan released the designs..

FUND OPENS TO BUILD NEW KINDERS AND SUPPORT FAMILIES

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today encouraged local councils and kindergartens in Northern Victoria to apply for grants to build and significantly upgrade early childhood facilities. The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with building and upgrading kinder and early childhood facilities in the..

EXTRA SUPPORT FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA EARLY SCHOOL LEAVERS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Northern Victoria residents to access formal training, with a funding boost of more than $1.2 million for Wodonga TAFE and GOTAFE in Benalla, Seymour and Wangaratta, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said the State..

ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY – SAVING LIVES IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Victorians are four times more likely to die on rural roads, with a disproportionate number of country people losing their lives. Victoria’s Road Safety Strategy and Action plan, Towards Zero 2016-2020, includes $340 million to reduce the road toll and upgrade more than 2,500 kilometres..

Grants To Help Councils Respond To Climate Change Impacts

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering country communities with grants of more than $200,000 to help areas in the state most impacted by climate change. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes today announced funding for many Northern Victorian councils that will support them to take..

LABOR DELIVERS NEW FEMALE CHANGE ROOMS FOR RAIDERS

The Wodonga Raiders Football and Netball Club and their supporters will finally have change rooms and toilet facilities thanks to funding of $100,000 from the Labor Andrews Government, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes made the announcement today at Birallee Park..

Getting It Done For Woodend Footballers And Netballers

The Andrews Labor Government is getting it done for the Woodend-Hesket Football Netball Club by building new lights at Gilbert Gordon Oval. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at the Hawks’ home ground today, where the Labor Government is providing..

SCHOOLS READY TO ROCK WITH NEW EQUIPMENT

State Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today congratulated three local schools who have been successful in receiving funding to purchase new musical equipment. Ms Symes said St Georges Primary School Shepparton, Yarrunga Primary School and Worawa Aboriginal College had been successful in securing grants..