Archives for September, 2016

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GRANTS TO DELIVER EXCITING NEW TOURISM PROJECTS IN COUNTRY VICTORIA

Businesses, investors, tourism associations and local councils in Northern Victoria can now apply for a new round of grants for major tourism infrastructure projects that boost the economy and create jobs, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said..

Disaster Assistance For Hindmarsh And Moira Communities

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Acting Victorian Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville today announced that additional disaster assistance has been activated for Hindmarsh and Moira Councils in response to the September flooding. Minister Keenan said assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State..

LABOR FUNDS MEN’S SHED EXPANSION IN COUNTRY VICTORIA

Men’s Shed projects in Northern Victoria totalling nearly $400,000 have taken another step closer to completion after the Andrews Labor Government approved grants for sheds in the Ovens Murray and Goulburn regions this week, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced today…

LABOR DELIVERS EDUCATION FUNDING FOR STUDENTS MOST IN NEED

Northern Victoria school students most in need are getting extra support at school to achieve their best and break the cycle of disadvantage, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record boost to equity funding, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today…

LABOR BOOSTS ACCESS TO FIRST CLASS STROKE REHAB IN WANGARATTA

Stroke survivors in Wangaratta will benefit from the latest advances in rehabilitation services for stroke survivors as part of the Andrews Labor Government funding boost of nearly $200,000, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes announced that Northeast Health..

Goulburn Valley Milks The Most Of International Visit

Food & Beverage Trade Week (FBTW) – the state’s premier inbound trade mission targeting the global food and beverage market – is in full swing today with a delegation of international buyers visiting some of the state’s best dairy producers across the Goulburn Valley. The..

VISITATION SET TO SOAR AS MURRAY QUAD NEARS

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering Australia’s official World Quadrathlon Federation event, the two-day Murray Quad, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes announced a grant for the event as part of the Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund, which..

YARRA VALLEY TOURIST RAILWAY SET FOR REVAMP

Heritage works will be undertaken at Healesville’s historic railway station, to give the popular tourist destination a new lease of life, Labor Upper Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said the restoration works will be carried out on the station’s goods..

Regional Victoria Strengthens Ties With China

Premier Daniel Andrews, and Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today reaffirmed the Victoria-Jiangsu relationship at the 16th biennial meeting of the Victoria-Jiangsu Joint Economic Committee (VJJEC). The Andrews Labor Government was joined by regional city and council leaders from Ballarat, Geelong, Latrobe, Shepparton, Warrnambool..

Victorian & Chinese Regional City Leaders Meet In Jiangsu

Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today joined Victorian regional city council and business leaders for the first ever Victoria-Jiangsu Regional Cities Alliance dialogue in Nanjing. The dialogue represented a further deepening  of engagement between Victoria and Jiangsu, which have enjoyed a Sister..

ICE ACTION GRANTS SUPPORTING NORTHERN VICTORIA COMMUNITIES

Five organisations throughout Northern Victoria have been awarded a Victorian Community Ice Action Grant, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said the grants of up to $10,000 each will used to deliver local initiatives such as workshops, forums,..

Doors Open For Shepparton Youth

21st Sep 2016 Victoria’s fifth Education First Youth Foyer has opened its doors and is about to throw its support behind 40 young people. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley officially today opened the site – which will make a huge impact on..

Ice Action Grants Support Local Communities

21st Sep 2016 Twelve Victorian community groups will receive Community Ice Action Grants with almost $118,000 in funding announced today. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley made the second round of the grants at the Shepparton Black Eagles Basketball Club, which will use the funding..

Nulla Vale Community Celebrates Long-Time Firefighters

21st Sep 2016 Six members of the Nulla Vale Fire Brigade with a combined service of 335 years have been recognised for their contribution to the CFA and their local community. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Nulla Vale Fire Station to..

Swan Hill Youth Put Local Issues On The Agenda

21st Sep 2016 The Andrews Labor Government is investing nearly $500,000 in support for young people in the Swan Hill region with the opening of a new Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic) office in Swan Hill. The new service will connect and support young..

Port Lease Smooths The Road From Farm Gate To Market

20th Sep 2016 The Andrews Labor Government today unveiled a $25 million fund to upgrade local roads, intersections and bridges used by Victorian farmers, food transporters and agribusinesses – made possible through the lease of the Port of Melbourne. Minister for Roads and Acting Minister..

NIGHT COACH TRIAL From Melbourne TO SEYMOUR

A Seymour Night Coach is set to hit the road next month, giving local residents a safer and more affordable way to get home on the weekend. From 14 October, Seymour will join Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Traralgon as regional communities benefitting from the Andrews..

Goulburn Valley Milks The Most Of International Visit

15th Sep 2016 Food & Beverage Trade Week (FBTW) – the state’s premier inbound trade mission targeting the global food and beverage market – is in full swing today with a delegation of international buyers visiting some of the state’s best dairy producers across the..