Archives for October, 2017

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RACING A PICNIC AT MANSFIELD THIS MELBOURNE CUP DAY

More than 3,000 racegoers are expected to flock to the track next Tuesday, November 7, for Mansfield’s Melbourne Cup Day, thanks to a $62,000 funding package supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Labor..

LABOR HELPING SUPPORT SAFER COMMUNITIES

Northern Victoria communities will benefit from nearly $70,000 in funding for local initiatives as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, who announced the funding today, said the grants provide up to..

TOURISM JOBS TO FLOW FOR THE GREAT RIVER ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $330,000 to develop a new touring route along the Murray River from Bellbridge to Corryong, to increase the number of visitors to the area and strengthen the local economy. The funding, announced by Labor Upper House Member for Northern..

MONEA AND LONGWOOD LEVEL CROSSINGS GET SAFETY BOOST

The Andrews Labor Government has boosted safety for drivers working and living in the farming communities of Monea and Longwood by making vital upgrades to local level crossings. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced works have been completed installing new..

FUNDING BOOST FOR THE SEYMOUR CUP

Racegoers are set to flock to the Goulburn region for the 2017 Seymour Cup, thanks to a $42,000 funding package supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced the Labor Government is providing more than $21,000 from..

LABOR SHOOTING HOOPS FOR LOCAL NETBALLERS

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes today announced almost $1.5million worth of sporting upgrades will now get underway thanks to Andrews Labor Government funding from the Country Football Netball Program, Ms Symes said Chiltern, Tallangatta, Glenrowan and Wodonga netball facilities were the..

VICTORIAN CARERS RECOGNISED

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today launched regional Victoria’s National Carers Week announcing an additional $265,000 for Carers Victoria. Ms Symes joined Carers Victoria CEO Glenn Campbell for the week’s regional launch in Heathcote. The Labor Government recognises the importance of..

JOBS BOOST FOR WANGARATTA

The Andrews Labor Government has helped to secure a $1.5 million upgrade at Merriwa Industries in Wangaratta, creating 21 new jobs and opening up more opportunities for people with a disability to gain employment, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today…

NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR AGED CARE FACILITY

Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today officially opened the newly redeveloped Illoura residential aged care facility. The $1.7 million redevelopment was undertaken in two stages and has provided an extra 10 single rooms with private ensuites. Four rooms will be used for residential..

AUSTRALIAN PUMPKIN SEED COMPANY A GROWING SUCCESS

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today visited the Australian Pumpkin Seed Company – a remarkable small business success story based in Ovens. Ms Symes said the Australian Pumpkin Seed Company is the only producer of pumpkin seeds in Australia and recently..

Regional Police Taser Rollout Now Complete

4th Oct 2017 Police officers at 37 regional stations across the state now have access to specialist technology to respond to dangerous and high-risk incidents, due to the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing work to give police the powers and resources they need to keep Victorians..

Works On Shepparton Hospital Revamp Underway

4th Oct 2017 The Andrews Labor Government’s $169.5 million world-class redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton has begun with builders on board and the first sod turned today. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today celebrated the historic milestone, kick starting early site preparation works..

SYMES SECURES V8 SUPERCARS FOR WINTON RACEWAY

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has secured funding for Winton Raceway and the Benalla Auto Club leading to the V8 Supercar Series jumping on board for the next two years. Ms Symes said Minister for Tourism, and Major Events, John Eren,..

Funding Boost For Regional Waste Initiatives

4th Oct 2017 Businesses and local government in regional Victoria will get a major infrastructure boost to help them drive economic growth, create jobs and keep problem waste products out of landfills. $5 million will go towards regional initiatives so groups can expand their operations..

SYMES DELIVERS WODONGA TAFE FUNDING

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today visited Wodonga TAFE to announce nearly $4million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s Skills First TAFE Community Service fund and Skills First Reconnect program. Community Service funding helps TAFEs support students finish their training..

LABOR TO BOOST JOBS AND HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN WODONGA

The Andrews Labor Government is getting the planning right in Wodonga to boost local jobs, provide affordable housing and world-class liveability. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today joined City of Wodonga Mayor Anna Speedie to unveil blueprint plans for a new..

Ridding Victorian Schools Of Asbestos

2nd Oct 2017 More Victorian students will be safe from asbestos thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Education Jenny Mikakos today announced the next 119 schools to undergo the removal of asbestos that may pose a risk in the future. Under the..

FLU FUNDING BOOST TO TREAT MORE COUNTRY HOSPITAL PATIENTS

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a $115 million boost to give Victoria’s busy hospitals relief from a massive surge in demand following one of Victoria’s worst-ever flu seasons. Today, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced that Northern Victoria’s local public..