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Archives for December, 2016

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GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS ICONIC DEDERANG RACES

Grassroots country racing will be the front runner at the Dederang Picnic Races this January, thanks to a $40,400 funding package supported by the Victorian Government.   Labor Upper House member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Government is providing almost $13,000 for..

YOUNG PEOPLE TO HAVE A GREATER VOICE IN LOCAL DECISION MAKING

Young people in Wodonga will have the opportunity to be directly involved in making decisions that impact their community thanks to the Rural and Regional Local Government Youth Engagement Program. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced Wodonga Council will receive..

Managing And Protecting The Greater Alpine National Parks

20th Dec 2016 Parks Victoria has released its blueprint for managing and protecting 900,000 hectares of Victoria’s unique alpine and high country over the next 15 years. The Greater Alpine National Parks Management Plan aims to protect and enhance the outstanding natural, cultural and recreational..

SAFETY FIRST FOR ALPINE TOURIST ROUTE

The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade the Kiewa Valley Highway between Wodonga and Mount Beauty, improving safety and reducing travel times along the key tourist route. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced $4 million in improvement works, including lane widening,..

RUTHERGLEN MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER

The Andrews Labor Government is committing funding to identify a route that will take trucks out of the town centre of Rutherglen, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said the Labor Government will provide $2 million to undertake..

Supporting The Goulburn Murray Plan For A Vibrant Future

20th Dec 2016 Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced $1.6 million to deliver the Farm Enterprise Strategic Planning Initiative, a tool for irrigators to support jobs and promote a sustainable Goulburn Murray Irrigation District. Irrigators are a key part of the social and economic..

KILMORE COMMUNITY THE WINNER WITH UPGRADED PLAY SPACES

Kilmore’s residents and children will benefit from two upgraded playgrounds, unveiled today by Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes. The $300,000 Kilmore Play Space project, which received $100,000 from the 2015- Growing Suburbs Fund, will enhance the community’s liveability with improvements to..

CHILTERN KINDER TO SHARE IN MORE THAN $13.5 MILLION IN CAPITAL GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Chiltern families access kindergarten closer to home through a major investment in children’s centre infrastructure, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. The Government is investing $13.5 million in capital funding to establish nine..

GREEN LIGHT TO KEY SHEPPARTON INTERSECTION SAFETY UPGRADES

Local road users will benefit from a safer and more reliable journey with upgrades to two busy intersections in Shepparton, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes announced the vital works to upgrade the roundabouts at Dookie road and..

MASTER PLAN FOR JUNCTION PLACE REVAMP FINALISED

The master plan for Junction Place in central Wodonga has been finalised and will be submitted to Council. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, welcomed the submission of the master plan development, which includes a new market hall, offices, residential homes and..

Suicide Prevention Partnerships For More Communities

19th Dec 2016 The Andrews Labor Government will partner with Primary Health Networks (PHN) to help an additional six communities develop local strategies to prevent suicide. PHNs manage a range of Commonwealth funding, including some for suicide prevention. They work with GPs, health services and..

Hero Program Provides Horses With A Life After Racing

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a joint funding package of $362,000 to help give harness horses a life after racing. The Government is providing $181,000 to the Harness Education Re-homing Opportunities (HERO) program, which aims to retrain retired racehorses to become trail riding ponies,..

New climate change tool helps plan for the future

A new digital mapping tool which assists local governments and primary producers to make better decisions about the future impacts of climate change was launched in Benalla today by Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes. The Climate Smart Agricultural Development project is..

Upgrade For Tatura Racecourse

15th Dec 2016 The Andrews Labor Government today announced a joint funding package of $106,000 to upgrade the Tatura Racecourse. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today visited the track to announce Government funding of $53,000 towards the project, courtesy of its Victorian Racing Industry Fund…

Helping Truck Drivers Get Back On The Road

15th Dec 2016 The Andrews Labor Government is helping truck drivers in the Western and Northern Regions stay on the road during one of the busiest times of the year. There has been a rise in the number of truck drivers that have had minor..

Racing Clubs Back Solar Power To Save On Energy Costs

15th Dec 2016 Five Victorian country racing clubs will use solar power to reduce energy costs as part of a $656,000 project announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Government is contributing almost $328,000 towards the project, courtesy of its Victorian Racing Industry Fund…

Revamped Rushworth Health Care To Put People First

15th Dec 2016 The Andrews Labor Government will invest $10 million to redevelop Goulburn Valley Health’s Waranga Campus in Rushworth, co-locating all of its health and aged care services under-one-roof. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Northern Victoria..