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Archives for June, 2016

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SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME CONTINUES IN HUME

A vital program supporting victims of crime, including those suffering family violence, is set to continue for the next two years in Benalla and Shepparton and expand into Wallan, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today…

A SIMPLER, MORE COORDINATED TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a new central transport agency to coordinate Victoria’s growing transport system and plan for its future. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today announced the establishment of Transport for Victoria (TFV). Like Transport..

LABOR HELPS LOCAL COMMUNITIES TACKLE ILLEGAL GRAFFITI

Nearly $50,000 from the Andrews Labor Government will help fight graffiti vandalism and increase community confidence and safety in Murrindindi and Alpine Shires, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said Murrindindi Shire Council would receive $24,500 and Alpine Shire Council $22,605,..

SUPPORTING KIEWA SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGH DAIRY CHALLENGES

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Kiewa small businesses affected by the recent changes in global and local milk prices with a range of business mentoring and advice workshops to be held on Thursday June, 23, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said today. Ms..

NORTHERN VICTORIAN DAIRY FARMERS HAVE THEIR SAY

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its extensive consultation with Victorian dairy farmers on the roll out of its $4.5 million community fund – meeting today in Rochester. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said it was critical to get feedback direct from affected dairy..

Building The Education State In Mildura

Students in Mildura were big winners in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 and will now enjoy the facilities they deserve thanks to an unprecedented investment in Victorian schools. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes  today visited three local schools to..

Iconic SPC Ardmona Set To Thrive Following Upgrades

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford today toured the iconic SPC Ardmona factory in Shepparton to inspect its upgraded facility. SPC is an important company for Shepparton and for all of Victoria, having been an employer and profitable business in the state for 100 years…

LABOR DELIVERS FOR 113 NORTHERN VIC SPORTING CLUBS

Grassroots sports club in Northern Victoria have secured nearly $150,000 in Labor Government grants to improve their operations, expand the skill sets of both players and coaches and provide uniforms and equipment, Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said 113..

NORTHERN VICTORIA CLUBS GET ACTIVE

Local sport and recreation clubs in Northern Victoria will share in close to $1 million of funding as part of the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today.   Ms Symes said the grants would help..

More Mental Health Support For Benalla Community

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing its support for mental health services in the Benalla community. Building on the initiatives of the Benalla Rural City Council, the Labor Government is establishing a dedicated phone line to provide information and better connect the local community to..

Jaclyn Symes speech at Benalla Health Forum

Thank you for the opportunity to briefly address this amazing crowd this evening – and my role is predominately to introduce the equally amazing Minister for Mental Health but I’ll get to him in a minute.   As most of you are aware I am..

Shepparton Showgrounds Gets Major Boost

Shepparton residents today welcomed the completion of the Shepparton Showgrounds redevelopment project, transforming the area into an exciting major event facility for the entire region to enjoy. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford opened the Shepparton Showgrounds Multi-Use Event and Recreation Area at a ceremony..

Better Trains For The North East Line: Now And In The Future

The Andrews Labor Government is restoring and reconfiguring the north east line’s fleet of classic trains and has set out the first ever long-term plan for their replacement by a next-generation of rolling stock for the line to Albury. Visiting Wangaratta today, Minister for Public..

Euroa Saleyards Steers Towards Second Upgrade Stage

The second stage of Euroa’s Saleyard upgrade is set to begin thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $500,000 investment to secure the future of the facility and safeguard employment. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today toured the saleyards before officially launching stage two of..

New Funding And Plan For Better Public Transport In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government has announced new funding to improve public transport in Shepparton and north eastern Victoria, just a few days after releasing Victoria’s first long-term strategy for better regional public transport. Visiting Shepparton today, Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced that the..