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LABOR DELIVERS AGAIN FOR KINGS PARK

Netball has been given a massive boost in Seymour, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today opened a new court at Kings Park Reserve, made possible thanks to $85,000 funding through the Andrews Labor..

MONSTER TROUT STOCKED IN THE GOULBURN

The Goulburn River today received the first batch of 2,000 monster rainbow trout, weighing up to 4kg each and 7 tonnes in combined weight, as part of the biggest 24-hour stocking event in Fisheries’ history. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, joined..

LAUNCH THROUGH TO SUMMER AT THE WANGARATTA RACES

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Wangaratta racegoers get involved in a new series of five race meetings from spring through to summer thanks to a joint funding package worth more than $171,000. The Labor Government is providing almost $74,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry..

DIAMOND CREEK AMBULANCE STATION TAKING SHAPE

The Andrews Labor Government is powering ahead with building a new ambulance station at Diamond Creek. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green on a tour of construction of the $2.5 million cutting-edge station the Labor Government is..

LABOR DELIVERS NEW OFFICE AND DEPOT FOR DELWP TALLANGATTA

The Andrews Labor Government will construct a new Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) office and depot at Tallangatta. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced plans for the estimated $10.3 million project today, which will streamline DELWP operations and..

NEW CHAIR APPOINTED FOR GOULBURN-MURRAY WATER

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Diane James as the new Chair for Goulburn Murray Water. Ms James comes to the role with a wealth of experience and a strong history in the corporate sector, leading business transformation, financial turnarounds and community engagement. She is..

JUNCTION PLACE REVAMP TO BOOST LOCAL JOBS AND BUSINESS

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the biggest urban renewal project in regional Australia, transforming Junction Place, Wodonga to create local jobs, attract new visitors and boost the economy. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today joined Wodonga Council, local..

DESIGNS RELEASED FOR SEYMOUR HEALTH REDEVELOPMENT

Designs for Seymour Health’s modern expansion and redevelopment of its emergency department have been drawn up. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today released the first artist impressions for the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.6 million development – a project funded through the..

BIGGEST EVER TROUT OPENING ON GOULBURN RIVER

Victoria’s biggest ever opening of a trout season is set for September 1, when 2,000 massive trout will be stocked at 11 family-friendly sites near Eildon. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the combined weight of the enormous rainbow trout would..

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS OFFERED A BOOST TO DRIVE GENDER EQUALITY

Following a highly competitive first round that resulted in 22 community sporting organisations receiving funding, applications are now open for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Change Our Game Community Activation Grant program. The program is designed to support the delivery of initiatives..

HAVE YOUR SAY ON BOLD NEW FISH PRODUCTION AND STOCKING PLAN

Recreational anglers and the community are being encouraged to have their say on a bold 10-year draft plan to boost Victoria’s freshwater fisheries. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the draft plan titled ‘Revolutionising Fish Production and Stocking in Victoria’ will..

BROADFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL TO BECOME EVEN COOLER

Students at Broadford Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, keeping them cool in the summer heat and warm in winter, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced that $28,000 in funding has..

FUNDING FOR NAGAMBIE’S DESTINATION TOURISM PLAN

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded a $50,000 Stronger Regional Communities Plan grant to Go Nagambie for the rollout of key components of the ‘Destination Nagambie’ tourism strategy which will see increased visitors and employment opportunities. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes,..

Community Representatives Appointed To Drive Wetland Vision

Four new community representatives have been appointed to the Winton Wetlands Committee of the Management. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced the successful candidates following an expression of interest process conducted earlier this year. The new community representatives on the nine-member..

MAKING IT QUICKER AND EASIER TO BUILD IN MITCHELL

The Andrews Labor Government is making it quicker and easier to build new homes in the growth corridor in Mitchell and Hume, with funding for four projects: $50,000 for a new streetscape plan for central Wallan $50,000 for Mitchell to resource administration of developer contributions..

Symes Turns First Sod on New Violet Town Men’s Shed

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, turned the first sod to start construction work on the new Violet Town Men’s Shed. Ms Symes joined Violet Town shedders to kickstart the works on the $78,150 project with $52,100 from the Andrews Labor Government…

SYMES CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO VOTE

From small ideas to big ideas, park ideas, art ideas, restoration ideas and innovation ideas, there are more than 300 project ideas across the Goulburn, Ovens Valley and Eastern Metro regions which need your support, with voting now open in Pick My Project. Goulburn, Ovens..

NEW FISHING PLATFORM AND FAMILY EVENT FOR SEYMOUR

A new fishing platform will be built on the banks of the Goulburn River in Seymour to improve accessibility to the water for fishing, particularly making it safer for kids to have a go at wetting a line. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria,..