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LABOR DELIVERS SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE

More than $1.1million in sporting infrastructure is about to get under way in Wangaratta thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting Wangaratta today, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced $596, 327 in funding towards three major projects at Mitchell Avenue Recreation..

INVESTMENT IN GIRGARRE TO CREATE NEW DAIRY JOBS

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Australian Consolidated Milk’s (ACM) huge new dairy manufacturing facility in Girgarre – creating 50 jobs and strengthening the dairy sector in northern Victoria. ACM is based in Kyabram, is one of Australia’s fastest growing dairy companies, with 185 dairy..

REINVIGORATING WODONGA’S CULTURAL PRECINCT

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the City of Wodonga’s new cultural precinct with $4 million towards the new library and gallery buildings. Visiting The Cube in Wodonga today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the Regional Infrastructure Fund grant towards the $10.2 million..

VICTORIA’S FIRST CROSS BORDER COMMISSIONER APPOINTED

The Andrews Labor Government has announced Victoria’s first ever Cross Border Commissioner in a win for locals living and working across the state’s borders. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced the appointment of Luke Wilson to the critical new role, which will be..

TREATY GRANT FOR BANGERANG ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Bangerang Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) to engage more Aboriginal Victorians in the state’s historic Treaty process. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced a $9,500 Treaty Circle Grant for BAC through the Treaty Community Engagement Program. BAC will run..

NEW RAIL SIDING FOR BENALLA PRECAST CONCRETE FACILITY

Work has started on a huge rail siding to service the new precast concrete facility being built in Benalla. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes to visit the worksite today, that will soon start producing precast concrete for the..

DELIVERING BETTER LOCAL ROADS FOR REGIONAL VICTORIANS

Local council roads will get a massive boost with the Andrews Labor Government today launching the Fixing Country Roads Program as part of a record $941 million regional roads investment. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined Member for Jaclyn Symes in Benalla..

AXEDALE TAVERN TO KEEP ROCKIN’

The music will play on at the Axedale Tavern, thanks to a $25,000 grant through the Andrews Labor Government’s Good Music Neighbours program Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the grant will support the venue’s proposed new function centre acoustic treatment…

KILMORE WELCOMES LONG WEEKEND WITH PACING CUP NIGHT

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Kilmore host its biggest ever Pacing Cup on the eve of the AFL Grand Final long weekend. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Andrews Labor Government is providing almost $9000 towards the Kilmore..

STATE-OF-THE-ART POLICE STATION OPENS IN THE ALPINE REGION

Bright now has a new state-of-the-art police station benefiting local officers and community safety, as part of the biggest investment in Victoria Police history by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today joined members from Victoria Police command, local officers, emergency..

POP-UP MOBILE LIBRARY UPGRADE COMPLETE

Beechworth’s mobile pop-up library is the latest to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s record funding for libraries under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today opened the upgraded pop-up mobile library in Beechworth. This Mobile Library..

SCENIC RAILWAY TO BOOST TOURISM IN THE YARRA VALLEY

Steam trains will return to the Yarra Valley for the first time in 40 years with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to invest in a scenic railway that will create jobs and boost tourism in the region. The 14-kilometre Yarra Valley Railway will run between..

NEW BOARD APPOINTMENT FOR GOULBURN MURRAY WATER

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed David McKenzie as a new board member of the Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) Board. Mr McKenzie will help the transition GMW towards a new model that will improve business operations, keep water prices as affordable as possible for customers..

SUPPORTING OUR AMAZING ARTISANAL SECTOR

The Andrews Labor Government today officially opened it’s $2 million Artisanal Sector Grants program and launched Victoria’s first Artisanal Sector Roadmap – setting a vision for innovation and collaboration. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today visited Somerset Heritage Produce in Seymour,..

DELIVERING THE SHEPPARTON RAIL LINE FREIGHT UPGRADE

Work is progressing to enhance the capacity and efficiency of freight rail from the Goulburn Valley, with $900,000 in planning funding locked-in following formal approval. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the project is a key part..

LABOR GIVES POWER TO COUNTRY VICTORIANS

North East Victorians are in the prime position to take advantage of the many Andrews Labor Government’s solar programs, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said today. Ms Symes said the Labor Government earlier this week announced Winton Solar Farm as one..

BUILDING SKILLS TO MEET INDUSTRY NEEDS IN NTH EAST VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is listening and delivering for North East Victorians with funding announced today for a skills development project put forward as a priority by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership. In Benalla today, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, joined..

LABOR GIVES POWER TO COUNTRY VICTORIANS

North East Victorians are in the prime position to take advantage of the many Andrews Labor Government’s solar programs, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said today. Ms Symes said the Labor Government earlier this week announced Winton Solar Farm as one..