Archives for October, 2016

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More Fire Recovery Support For Barnawartha

Barnawartha residents are being given extra support to recover from last year’s devastating bushfire. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $60,000 to extend the role of Indigo Shire Council’s Recovery Support Officer until December, 2017. The Recovery Support Officer has played a vital..


Yarra Valley Estate at Dixons Creek has won the Small and Medium Enterprise Award at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards Ceremony, held last night for their conference, wedding and accommodation centre certified sustainability programs spanning energy, water, waste and community development, Labor Upper House Member for..

Castlemaine School Tops Premier’s Sustainability Award

Winters Flat Primary School has been awarded the highest honour at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards Ceremony last night. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio presented the school with the award for their Students Leading Change Sustainability Program. The Castlemaine-based school has harnessed..

Funding For Trailblazing Silo Art In The Wimmera Mallee

The Wimmera-Mallee region is set to become Australia’s largest outdoor gallery with a new project to create a silo art trail stretching 200km and linking some of Victoria’s smallest towns. The Andrews Labor Government will provide $200,000 towards the ambitious project, which will see renowned..

Water For Victoria: Supporting Our Regions

  The Andrews Labor Government will improve water security in our regional and rural communities and involve Aboriginal communities in water management as part of Water for Victoria – the state’s water plan. Reflecting the plan’s focus on liveable and resilient communities, Minister for Water..

Building The Education State In Castlemaine

The Andrews Labor Government’s work to rebuild Castlemaine Secondary College has hit another key milestone with the official opening of the school’s brand new hi-tech engineers’ precinct. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined local Member Maree Edwards and the school community to celebrate the precinct’s opening,..

Building The Education State In Benalla And Mansfield

  Students at Benalla P-12 College are a step closer to getting the facilities they deserve thanks to an $8.5 million upgrade. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the school to inspect plans for the major redevelopment…

More Mental Health Support For Dairy Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding the mental health support provided to Victorian dairy farmers by offering free Mental Health First Aid training to stock drivers and veterinarians. A $1.5 million assistance package to support dairy farmers has been rolled out throughout affected communities, providing..

Designs Sketched For New Echuca Ambulance Station

19th Oct 2016 Designs for a new home for paramedics in Echuca have been drawn up, with the project on track to be open in late 2017. Premier Daniel Andrews today met with local paramedics and inspected artist impressions for the new $1.3 million station..

Setting A Roadmap For Loddon Campaspe

19th Oct 2016 The Loddon Campaspe community will come together tonight in Bendigo with Premier Daniel Andrews to discuss and debate the region’s top priorities at the regions first Regional Assembly. The Regional Assembly is the next step in the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership’s engagement..