Archives for March, 2017

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NORTHERN VICTORIA URGED TO KICK START ACTIVE APRIL

Everyone in Northern Victoria – no matter their age or ability – is being challenged to improve their fitness and health and commit to 30 minutes of physical activity a day in April. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today called on..

Safety Upgrades For Echuca Line To Restore Services

30th Mar 2017 The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade every active level crossing on the Echuca line to restore safe, reliable services for local passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that the Labor Government will upgrade 12 level crossings between Bendigo and..

LABOR DELIVERS BETTER LIBRARY FACILITIES FOR SEYMOUR

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $100,000 for a much needed refurbishment of the Seymour library. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced the funding for the Mitchell Shire as part of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The $133,000 project also includes..

IMPROVING RIPARIAN LAND IN THE GOULBURN BROKEN CATCHMENT

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced $45,000 to improve the health of riparian land, along waterways in the Goulburn Broken catchment. Ms Symes said the funding – from the Labor Government’s Regional Riparian Action Plan to improve the health of..

RECOGNISING NORTHERN VICTORIA’S EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS

Northern Victoria families can now nominate local early childhood professionals and organisations for a Victorian Early Years Award.   Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the opening of nominations for the 2017 Victoria Early Years Awards, encouraging local families, early..

HEALTHY BOOST FOR NORTHEAST HEALTH WANGARATTA

Northeast Health Wangaratta will share in a $60 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to secure the latest advances in medical equipment and modernise vital engineering infrastructure. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced Northeast Health Wangaratta would receive funding..

CLUBS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR DEFIBS

Northern Victoria sports clubs have another chance to apply for a new defibrillator and help save the lives of players, volunteers or spectators who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced that applications for the third..

HEALTHY BOOST FOR GOULBURN VALLEY HEALTH

Goulburn Valley Health will share in a $60 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to secure the latest advances in medical equipment and modernise vital engineering infrastructure. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes today announced 11 hospitals to receive funding from..

NEXUS PRIMARY HEALTH UPGRADE TO TREAT PATIENTS SOONER

More patients in Melbourne’s north will get the high quality care they need sooner thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to renovate and remodel Nexus Primary Health in Wallan. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green and Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes today..

ANGLERS WELCOME EXTRA MURRAY COD STOCKINGS

Recreational anglers have welcomed the news that 132,000 extra Murray cod are being stocked into four northern Victoria waters, including the Goulburn River that suffered fish kills earlier this year during a natural blackwater event. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said..

Yackandandah Water Treatment Plant Goes Green

Yackandandah’s water treatment plant is embracing clean renewable energy. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said North East Water is installing solar panels and battery storage at the facility, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality. Victoria’s new water plan – Water..

MANSFIELD CELEBRATES 160 YEARS OF RACING IN STYLE

Mansfield will celebrate 160 years of country racing with a two-day ‘High Country Weekend’ extravaganza in April, thanks to a joint funding package of almost $65,000. Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $32,000 towards..

Refurbished Nagambie Library opens its doors

The redevelopment of the Nagambie Library is now complete and ready for the community to use. Strathbogie Shire Council received $90,000 for the project through the Andrew Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program in 2015, with Strathbogie Shire Council and Goulburn Valley Libraries also contributing..

Improving Kindergartens In Romsey

15th Mar 2017 The Andrews Labor Government is helping families in Romsey access better kindergarten services with an upgraded outdoor play space. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited Romsey Kindergarten to open the new facility, which is designed to promote exploration, link..

$500,000 Age-Friendly Community Grants Announced

14th Mar 2017 Another five local government areas throughout Victoria have been awarded Age-Friendly Community Grants. Parliamentary Secretary for Human Services Sharon Knight said $100,000 grants will go to Indigo Shire Council, Corangamite Shire Council, Mildura Rural City Council, Horsham Rural City Council, and Cooinda..

SAFETY BOOST FOR BEECHWORTH-WODONGA ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading a notorious section of the Beechworth-Wodonga Road in Wooragee to improve safety for all road users. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced $9.6 million will be spent on a range of improvement works to..