Archives for February, 2018

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$2million For Communities Acting To Protect Victoria’s Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping community groups in Northern Victoria to protect the future of Victoria’s biodiversity. Recently the Victorian Government announced $2 million for 2018 Community & Volunteer Action Grants under the Biodiversity On-ground Action Initiative. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria,..

SMALL BUSINESS BUS COMES TO TOWN

Small business operators in the Kilmore, Seymour, Euroa and Benalla will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits next month. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria said the Andrews Government doubled its mobile support for small..

SMALL BUSINESS BUS HEADS TO MARYSVILLE

Small business operators in the Marysville area will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the Andrews Government doubled its mobile support..

COALITION RIPPING AWAY SUPPORT FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSES

More than 50 neighbourhood houses stand lose out on vital funding – including Bandiana, Baranduda, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan Neighbourhood houses, after the Turnbull Liberal National Government quietly gutted a national childcare program. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has confirmed he will cut the National..

BRINGING THE BEST OF THE ARTS TO NORTHERN VICTORIA

Applications are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program to bring new shows, performances and festivals to Victorian communities. Labor Member for Northern Victoria, jaclyn Symes, is encouraging local not-for-profit arts groups, arts societies, venues and councils to apply for a..

Turnbull’s Plan To Rip Millions From Shepparton Hospitals

19th Feb 2018 Goulburn Valley Health and local patients will be millions of dollars worse off under a plan by Malcolm Turnbull to slash health funding. Once again, Victorians are being dudded by Malcolm Turnbull, with new analysis confirming plans to short-change Goulburn Valley Health..

Making Northern Victoria’s Kindergartens Better

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Northern Victoria’s kindergartens upgrade their buildings and playgrounds and buy equipment to provide a more inclusive environment for children with disabilities and additional needs. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced $6.4 million for the..

New Plans Released For Four Shepparton Area Schools

15th Feb 2018 Students at Orrvale, Kialla West, Bourchier Street and Mooroopna Park primary schools are a step closer to getting the facilities they need with new designs released for their upcoming major upgrades and modernisation projects. The Minister for Education James Merlino today visited..

Shepparton’s New School To Expand VCE Curriculum

15th Feb 2018 The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with plans to transform secondary education across Shepparton and Mooroopna by giving future VCE students a greater choice of subjects. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced plans to expand the VCE curriculum available to..

CELEBRATING NORTHERN VICTORIA’S DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS

Four Northern Victorian residents have been recognised for their outstanding volunteering efforts, during the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. At an awards ceremony at Government House, Girgarre’s Wendy Burke, Beechworth’s Iris Mannik, Alexandra’s John Sharwood and Wodonga’s Riley Briese were recognised for their exceptional volunteer..

LABOR FUNDS MAJOR UPGRADE TO AVENEL PRESCHOOL

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced Avenel Preschool will undergo a $526,000 upgrade and expansion to provide greater access for local families.   Visiting the centre today, Ms Symes said the Andrews Labor Government funding of $350,000 would see the..

SYMES OPENS UPGRADED AVENEL HALL

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today joined community members to officially open the upgraded Avenel Hall. Ms Symes secured $300,000 in Andrews Government funding for the $400,000 upgrade works to the historic hall. Ms Symes said the modernised hall will provide..

GRANTS TO BRING THE BEST OF THE ARTS

Tallarook. Yarck and Mount Beauty will play host to exciting new performances thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today congratulated Tallarook Arts Society, Yarck Mechanics Institute and Library and Upper Kiewa Valley..

HELPING COUNTRY KIDS BECOME MATHS MASTERS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping pre-schoolers and their families in Northern Victoria improve their maths skills through a new early years’ program. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced that early childhood educators at 12 Northern Victoria services will participate..

SYMES DELIVERS AGAIN FOR SEYMOUR COLLEGE

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has secure nearly $7million in funding for the redevelopment of Seymour College. Ms Symes joined students today to announce Seymour College will reap the benefits of a $6.88 million redevelopment thanks to the Andrews Labor Government..