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LABOR SUPPORTS CFA BRIGADES WITH VITAL CASH INJECTION

Northern Victoria volunteer firefighters have received hundreds of thousands of dollars for vital equipment upgrades and initiatives to strengthen volunteerism. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced there are 106 Northern Victoria brigades from a total of almost 250 successful applications..

LISTENING AND DELIVERING IN OVENS MURRAY

People living and working in the Ovens Murray region are invited to register for this year’s Regional Assembly in Wangaratta on 27 June. The Regional Assemblies began in 2016 and are the cornerstone of the Andrews Labor Government’s year-round consultation with regional Victorians through its..

Leadership Test Looms for Steph Ryan on Benalla Concrete Jobs

As construction on the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel powers ahead, Deputy Leader of the National Party, Steph Ryan is today presented with a test of leadership, following the Greens again attempting to revoke planning permission for this vital project – putting at risk..

GRANTS TO BOOST ANIMAL WELFARE ACROSS VICTORIA

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced that non-profit animal welfare organisations across Northern Victoria can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to turn their great ideas into reality. The Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program is seeking grant applications..

Towong Shire to Save On Energy Bills

Towong Shire Council will be awarded $23,753 from the Andrews Labor Government to assess opportunities for reducing its energy use and installing renewable energy on Council buildings and community facilities. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said the $3.4 million Local Government..

PICK YOUR PROJECT: GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY FUND NOW OPEN

Victorians everywhere now have the chance to pitch their ideas for community projects and to vote for them, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $30 million Pick My Project fund. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today called on Northern Victoria communities..

Cutting Costs For Farmers: Managing Energy Efficiently

Farmers who are seeking to better manage their energy costs are now able to apply for an on-farm assessment with the commencement of the Andrews Labor Government’s Agriculture Energy Plan. The on-farm assessments form a key part of the Labor Government’s $30 million Agriculture Energy..

INVESTING IN VICTORIA’S OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS

Victoria’s volunteers can look forward to National Volunteer Week with a spring in their step after receiving a funding boost to support their selfless work. Through the Victorian Budget 2018/2019, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering $500,000 to make it easier and simpler for volunteers..

WINTON COMES ALIVE FOR 3 DAY V8 SPECTACULAR

Massive crowds are expected at on Winton Motor Raceway this weekend for round 6 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championships, featuring the 2018 Winton Supercars Supersprint. The three-day event has been known to attract as many as 90,000 fans in previous years, with more than..

ALEXANDRA INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS SET TO BEGIN

The Andrews Labor Government has listened to the community and will upgrade safety at a notorious Alexandra intersection. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the $25,000 upgrade will fix the intersection of Grant and Downey Streets in Alexandra following several near-misses…

Next Steps For North East Rail Line Upgrade

Community consultation is about to commence on the $235 million North East Line upgrade Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack and Victorian Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects Jacinta Allan said today. Mr McCormack said the North East line..

KEEPING OUR CULTURALLY DIVERSE SENIORS ACTIVE

Organisations that support senior Victorians across the state are being encouraged to apply for the 2018 Participation for Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Seniors grants program, which are now open. The grants available through the Participation for CALD Seniors Grants Program are worth $300,000 this..

YARRA GLEN PRIMARY SCHOOL TO GET NEW $1.6 MILLION BUILDING

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $1.6 million in Yarra Glen Primary School as part of our program to remove asbestos from old school buildings, and replace them with brand new ones. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, made..

LABOR BOOSTS MARYSVILLE JAZZ & BLUES WEEKEND

Marysville will be swinging come October for its famous jazz and blues festival thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced funding support for the Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend – a..

BOOST FOR LANDCARE GRANTS IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is helping environmental groups in Northern Victoria protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes today announced that environmental volunteer groups can now access grants up to $20,000 as part of the 2018/19..

SAFETY UPGRADES FOR CATHKIN-KORIELLA DRIVERS

A dangerous bend on the Goulburn Valley Highway at Cathkin is being made safer with new guard rail and shoulder sealing to protect drivers. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the $660,000 upgrade will see a 500 metre section of the..

NEW PATHS TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN MANSFIELD

It will soon be easier and safer for pedestrians to get around Mansfield with the construction of two new paths in the town. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced $113,000 for Mansfield Shire Council to construct two new footpaths –..

BENALLA INTERSECTION SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has secured funding for two intersection upgrades in Benalla to improve safety and prevent crashes. Ms Symes today announced $105,000 for Benalla Rural City Council to improve two intersections on the Midland Highway – at Cowan..