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Murrindindi To Save On Energy Bills

Murrindindi Shire Council will be awarded $25,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to assess opportunities for reducing its energy use and installing renewable energy on Council buildings and community facilities. The $3.4 million Local Government Energy Saver Program is helping resource constrained Councils in country..

BOOSTING REGIONAL MANUFACTURING IN SHEPPARTON

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Shepparton manufacturers grow, innovate and create jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Rubicon Water to announce the Shepparton Manufacturing Cluster – part of a $5 million state-wide scheme to boost the capability of regional manufacturers…

GIVING INDIGENOUS BUSINESS THE SUPPORT IT DESERVES

The Andrews Labor Government is helping grow Aboriginal businesses and employment across the Goulburn Valley. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Rumbalara Football and Netball club in Shepparton to announce $630,000 for the Kaiela Institute to set up the Algabonyah Business..

MELBOURNE ROAD CLOSURE NO LONGER AN OPTION

The closure of Melbourne Road is no longer being considered as part of the Wodonga-Hume Freeway Planning Study, following representations to the Minister for Roads, from Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes. Ms Symes raised resident and business owner concerns with the..

A NEW GATEWAY FOR WANGARATTA WITH FUNDING BOOST

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the Rural City of Wangaratta’s plans to revitalise the railway precinct and central business district with $2.5 million to create a better gateway into town and generate new jobs. In Wangaratta today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced..

LOCAL CLUBS SCORE A VICHEALTH GRANT

Northern Victoria sporting clubs will receive a share in more than $370,000 in funding as part of the latest round of health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, an initiative to encourage more Victorians to get physically active. Building on the momentum generated by VicHealth’s..

LABOR DELIVERS FOR NAGAMBIE

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced more than $700,000 in new sports and recreation projects for Nagambie. Ms Symes joined Strathbogie Shire to announce the construction of a dedicated 24-hour public access deep water boat ramp at Lake Nagambie and..

NEW FIREFIGHTING PUMPER FOR WANGARATTA FIRE BRIGADE

A new heavy pumper will respond to fires and other emergencies in Wangaratta and surrounding communities, providing a major boost to firefighting services in the state’s north-east. State Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today officially handed over the state-of-the art truck..

Labor Helps Rutherglen IGA Reduce Carbon Footprint

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded Rutherglen IGA with a Boosting Business Productivity Program grant to help reduce its energy usage, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, jaclyn Symes, announced today. The $6.1 million Victorian Government’s Boosting Business Productivity Program is delivered by Sustainability..

BAKING TRADITIONS COOK UP NEW JOBS IN RUTHERGLEN

The Andrews Labor Government is backing family-run baking business, Perry Group, contributing to the $750,000 expansion of its Rutherglen bakehouse, making it a hub for supplying multiple sites, as well as establishing a coffee roasting production area, and creating 20 new local jobs, Labor Upper..

RIDERS ALL REVVED UP WITH MONEY FOR NEW TRACK

The road racing and recreational motorcycle sports community are celebrating today with the announcement of track resurfacing works at one of the state’s top racing circuits. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced an Andrews Government funding package of $143,000 for the..

LABOR DELIVERS NEW INVESTMENT & JOBS FOR WANGARATTA

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs Fund is helping a Wangaratta manufacturer grow and secure 10 new full time equivalent jobs for the region. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, made the announcement today in a move that will help Sureweld, who..

SAFETY BOOST FOR STUDENTS IN EVERTON AND TANGAMBALANGA

The Andrews Labor Government have installed new electronic speed signs at two primary schools in Everton and Tangambalanga, boosting safety for all students. Labor Upper House State Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the Andrews Labor Government had invested $110,000 to deliver the new..

LISTENING AND DELIVERING IN GOULBURN

People living and working in the Goulburn region are invited to register for this year’s Regional Assembly in Shepparton on 18 July. The Regional Assemblies began in 2016 and are the cornerstone of the Andrews Labor Government’s year-round consultation with regional Victorians through its nine..

MORE FUNDING FOR VOLUNTEER WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS

The Andrews Labor Government has provided Victoria’s wildlife rehabilitators with a further $170,000 in funding to help them care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced that 17 Northern Victoria shelter operators and foster carers..

LABOR DELIVERS ON WASTE REDUCTION INFRASTRUCTURE

The Andrews Labor Government’s investment in waste reduction and improving infrastructure will see more than $7million in infrastructure development in Northern Victoria. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the second round of the State Government’s Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund (RRIF) had..

WALLAN EXPANDS NESTING GROUND WITH NEW NETBALL COURT

The growing Wallan Magpies Football Netball Club will begin developing junior netballers after the official opening of a second competition-standard netball court at Greenhill Reserve. Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today joined members of the Wallan Football Netball Club to officially open the court,..

KEEPING WANGARATTA SAFE WITH CRIME DOWN 7.6 PER CENT

New figures released today by the independent Crime Statistics Agency show the six-year crime trend that started in 2011 has been turned around, with people in Wangaratta experiencing a decline in crime rates for the past 12 months. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the..