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MANGALORE AIRPORT UPGRADE COMPLETE

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the completion of upgrade works at Mangalore Airport. Ms Symes said the Labor Government had invested $327,450 in the $800,000 project to ensure that Mangalore Airport can continue to provide Northern Victoria with aviation..

VICTORIAN MILK AND BAKED BEANS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students in Northern Victoria will be served up Victorian milk from next year, under a new deal to boost the state’s struggling dairy industry and help support regional jobs, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. The Andrews Labor Government has..

Low Cost Living For Shepparton Tenants

Tenants with lower incomes now have access to 20 new homes in Mooroopna West, thanks to a $2.6 million investment by the Victorian Government. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz was joined today by Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes to officially open the Mooroopna..

Major Shepparton East intersection upgrade complete

A major upgrade to one of Shepparton’s key freight corridors is now complete with today’s official opening of the Doyles Road-Midland Highway Intersection Upgrade. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project had seen the former one-lane roundabout upgraded to a dual carriageway..

ENGINEERING EXPANSION GREAT NEWS FOR SHEPPARTON JOBS

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure an $800,000 investment by general engineering and component manufacturing company, Jmar Engineering, to expand and upgrade its existing facility, which will safeguard existing employment and generate six new jobs in Shepparton, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria,..

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGH DAIRY CHALLENGES

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victoria’s regional small businesses impacted by the recent changes in milk prices with a specialist workshop to run in Shepparton. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said the Business Resilience and Finance Workshop will run over..

NEW RACE DAY TO RECOGNISE BENALLA FARMERS

The Benalla Racing Club will pay tribute to its local farming community with a new Farmer’s Day Out race day, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government, Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said the Labor Government will..

GREATER FLOOD PROTECTION FOR EUROA

The Euroa community will be better prepared for future floods as the Andrews Labor Government provides funding for new works on the Castle Creek levee, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said a recent study by the Strathbogie..

SUPPORTING A MORE INCLUSIVE SHEPPARTON COMMUNITY

The Andrews Labor Government is helping foster a more inclusive community in Shepparton with a crime prevention project supporting new migrants. Labor Upper House Member, Jaclyn Symes, today announced nearly $200,000 for the Culturally Connected Communities project, which will use a diverse range of activities..

LABOR FUNDS MAJOR UPGRADES FOR CLUBS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local gun clubs upgrade their facilities with nearly $1million in funding, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said many of the clubs funded under Shooting Sports Facilities Program would be upgrading their..

LABOR DELIVERS SES EQIPMENT BOOST

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in Northern Victoria will have the very best equipment and improved facilities to respond to community safety as part of the Labor Government’s $2.2 million Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced..

NORTHERN VICTORIA BENEFITS FROM $9M BOOST FOR CFA EQUIPMENT

  CFA stations in Northern Victoria will share in more than $9.3 million in grants for lifesaving equipment, trucks, and facilities they need to keep residents safe, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the..

TRAVEL GRANTS TO HELP EMERGING ATHLETES IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is helping athletes in country Victoria become sporting champions, by assisting with the costs of travel. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the opening of the latest round of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program, which..

SYMES SECURES FUNDING FOR TALLAROOK FARMERS’ MARKET EXPANSION

Tallarook Farmers’ Market is set to be expanded thanks to a $30,000 boost from the Andrews Labor Government that will improve market infrastructure, create more stalls and increase the opportunities for local farmers and producers to sell direct to customers, Upper House Member for Northern..

SYMES DELIVERS FOR COUNTRY KINDERS – WIN FOR FAMILIES

Young families throughout country Victoria are set to benefit as local kindergartens and childcare centres receive a financial boost from the Andrews Government’s minor infrastructure and IT grants, Legislative Council Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said a total of $1.22..

Boosting Our Leadership With New Mallee Partnerships

Tireless advocates for regional education, training and healthcare, hard-working local business people and champions of diversity and creativity are among the new members of the first Mallee Regional Partnership. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford congratulated the seven successful applicants who were today appointed the..

Fresh Faces, Broad Skills For Ovens Murray Partnership

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today congratulated the eight inaugural community members of the Andrews Labor Government’s new Ovens Murray Regional Partnership. Regional Partnerships are being established in Barwon, Central Highlands, Goulburn, Gippsland, Great South Coast, Mallee, Loddon Campaspe and Wimmera Southern Mallee and..