Archives for July, 2018

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HELPING WANGARATTA MANUFACTURERS INNOVATE AND GROW

The Andrews Labor Government is helping manufacturers in Wangaratta grow, innovate and create jobs. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the creation of the Wangaratta Manufacturing Cluster – part of a $5 million state-wide scheme to boost the capability of..

WANGARATTA LEADING THE WAY IN RECORD LOW AMBULANCE AND SURGERY WAIT TIMES

Ambulances are responding faster to life-threatening emergencies in the Rural City of Wangaratta, while elective surgery waiting lists are at record lows. The latest performance data released today shows the Andrews Labor Government’s major health funding boosts and reforms to Victoria’s ambulance system are delivering..

LEADING THE WAY IN RECORD LOW AMBULANCE WAIT TIMES

Ambulances are responding faster to life-threatening emergencies in the Mitchell, Shepparton and Strathbogie local government areas, while elective surgery waiting lists around the State are at record lows. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the latest performance data released today shows..

NEW CAMPUS FOR BEVERIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Families in Beveridge will soon have greater access to primary school locations, with Beveridge Primary School getting a second campus thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the land of the new campus has now been purchased and..

LABOR DELIVERS RECORD FUNDING FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSES

Visiting Seymour and District Community House, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today officially opened Seymour and District House’s expanded facilities and announced a funding boost for Northern Victoria’s neighbourhood houses. Thousands of Victorians are about to reap the benefits of a..

ABANDONED CARS HELPING SES VOLUNTEERS TO SAVE LIVES

Vehicles abandoned on freeways and highways in Victoria’s North East are being donated to the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) for training. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today partnership between VicRoads and VICSES, which will put unclaimed vehicles to good use..

IMPROVING AGED CARE SERVICES IN KILMORE

Kilmore and District Hospital’s Caladenia Nursing Home will receive $300,000 in Andrews Labor Government funding to undertake stage two of an expansion of its facilities. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the funding for Kilmore and District Hospital, under the..

$10 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS

Emergency management volunteers will share in $10 million of grants, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to fund the training, equipment and facilities needed to keep communities safe. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced that applications are open for the..

VICTORIAN COMMUNITIES TAKING THE LEAD TO FIGHT FRUIT FLY

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to help local communities and the horticultural industry to tackle Queensland fruit fly (QFF) head on with the approval of more than $50,000 in on-ground grants for North East Victoria. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes,..

NEW DRIVER REST AREAS OPENED ON HUME FREEWAY

Driver safety has been improved on the Hume Freeway between Melbourne and Sydney with the opening of two new refurbished roadside rest areas at Benalla and Wangaratta. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the new enhanced rest areas would..

IMPROVING AGED CARE SERVICES IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Beechworth and Corryong residential aged care facilities will share in more than $10 million from the Andrews Labor Government to make vital upgrades. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced Beechworth’s Blackwood Cottage, Beechworth Hospital Residential Aged Care and Upper Murray..

BOOSTING FISH HABITAT FOR ANGLERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The Andrews Labor Government has announced four new fish habitat projects worth more than $267,000 to make fishing even better across Victorian rivers. Increasing fish habitats is a great way to improve fishing in the long term because it provides new homes for fish where..