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Archives for February, 2017

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FIRST GLIMPSE OF BETTER TRAINS FOR THE NORTH EAST LINE

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today joined Local Government representatives to inspect refurbished and reconfigured trains for the north east line that will make services more comfortable and reliable for local passengers. Ms Symes extended an invitation to the Mayors and..

BETTER TRAINS ON THEIR WAY FOR THE NORTH EAST LINE

The Andrews Labor Government is refurbishing and reconfiguring trains for the north east line to make services more comfortable and reliable for local passengers. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes will travel to Melbourne on Tuesday with Mayors and CEOs from three local councils to..

FUNDING BOOST FOR WANGARATTA CUP

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced a joint funding package of more than $172,000 to upgrade the power supply to the club and support the running of this year’s Wangaratta Cup on Sunday 5 March. To attract racegoers to the..

AN EXCITING FUTURE FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN WANGARATTA

Social enterprises in Wangaratta will have greater opportunities to expand their business, employ new staff and access more markets as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Social Enterprise Strategy. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today launched the strategy at Merriwa..

Grants to help Mitchell Shire get healthy and active

Sporting clubs in Mitchell Shire looking to accommodate more female participants are being urged to apply for a VicHealth funding grant. Labor MPs Danielle Green and Jaclyn Symes today announced applications for VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program are now open to community sports clubs in..

LOCAL SCHOOLS LEAD RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS

More than 20 local schools will lead the way in implementing the new Respectful Relationships program, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Stemming from recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Respectful Relationships is designed to break the cycle..

NEW SPEED SIGNS TO BOOST SAFETY FOR YEA PRIMARY STUDENTS

New electronic speed signs will be installed on the Melba Highway near Yea Primary School, making it safer for students to get to and from school. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the new signs will help make drivers more aware..

LABOR SUPPORTS LOCAL WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering $179,388 in funding, including more than $40,000 for Northern Victoria, to help Victoria’s Wildlife Rehabilitators continue to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, has allocated $137,278 from the Wildlife..

Striking Gold With The Wodonga Cup

The 2016 Wodonga Gold Cup proved to be a huge success, attracting crowds of more than 7000 people and pumping more than $2 million into the local economy. New figures revealed that last year’s race meeting attracted more than 1500 day visitors, and another 1000..

NEW $1.2M TRAINING TRACK FOR SEYMOUR RACECOURSE

The Seymour Racecourse training track will soon be in top condition all year round, thanks to a new $1.2 million funding package supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Labor Government will contribute $600,000..

BOOST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS

Many volunteers in Northern Victoria are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today, announced more than 40 grant applications from the CFA and SES..

GETTING IT DONE: MURCHISON–TATURA ROAD UPRGADE ONE STEP CLOSER

A notorious 1.2 kilometre section of unsafe and deteriorating road between Tatura and Dhurringile will be completely rebuilt in a major upgrade, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced today. Ms Symes said the Andrews Labor Government is now seeking tenders for..

VICTORIA ON THE FRONT FOOT IN COMBATING PLANT DISEASE

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Australian Processing Tomato Research Council (APTRC) as one of six recipients of the Horticulture Innovation Fund. The Shepparton-based peak industry body will use the $50,000 grant to establish a hyperspectral library for early..

Protecting The Macedon Ranges From Inappropriate Development

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to protect the much-loved Macedon Ranges from inappropriate development. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas in Gisborne last night to announce the Labor Government would deliver on an election commitment to introduce legislation..

LABOR FUNDS LOCAL TRANSPORT INITIATIVES

Labor Upper Member for Northern Victoria today announced a range of initiatives that will improve access to transport for people in Kilmore, Tallarook, Euroa and Shepparton. Visiting Euroa today, Ms Symes today announced $145,000 for four local initiatives that will improve access to local stations,..

JUNCTION PLACE NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

The Property Council of Australia has recognised the $20 million Junction Place urban renewal project in Wodonga as one of the best heritage developments in the country. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said Junction Place is Australia’s largest regional urban renewal..

ART BEATS GRAFFITI AT MYRTLEFORD’S NEW LOO

An innovative graffiti project has brightened up one of Myrtleford’s popular parks and turned a graffiti-prone toilet block into a piece of art. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today officially unveiled striking new murals on the toilet block at Apex Park..

A SLAM DUNK FOR MYRTLEFORD

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes today announced $1.3million for a major upgrade to the Myrtleford Indoor Sports Stadium. Ms Symes said the Andrews Labor Government investment will see a new multi-purpose court built at the stadium, where the Myrtleford and District..