Archives for April, 2019

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NEW SPEED LIMIT TO BOOST SAFETY FOR YARCK COMMUNITY

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians with a new 60km/h speed limit to be implemented through Yarck by the end of May. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the new zone on the Maroondah Highway followed extensive community..

Vic Regional Unemployment Rate Lowest Of The States

Regional Victoria is benefiting from thousands of new jobs, with the state’s regional unemployment rate the lowest recorded in the nation. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows Victoria’s regional unemployment rate is just 4.6 per cent – well below the national average of..

Plantation Timber To Take Root In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is providing certainty for Victoria’s timber industry and the jobs it supports with a new allocation order and the development of new timber plantation sites in Gippsland. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the first sites as..

BENALLA ROAD UPGRADE AS PART OF VICTORIA’S BIG BUILD

The Andrews Labor Government has upgraded heavy vehicle access to Benalla’s fast-growing industrial area and new precast concrete facility, which is set to supply more than 65,000 concrete products to the West Gate Tunnel project. The Labor Government has invested $1.45 million to completely rebuild..

Free TAFE Enrolments Surge In Wodonga

Hundreds of people in the Wodonga region have enrolled in priority TAFE courses that lead to jobs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today revealed that more than 470 students had already begun working towards..

New And Improved Picnic Grounds For Badger Weir

Visitors to Badger Weir in the Yarra Ranges National Park now have access to new and improved picnic grounds thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially reopened the site, which received..

NEW MIDLAND HIGHWAY OVERTAKING LANES OPEN

Travellers on the Midland Highway will have an easier and safer journey with the opening of two new overtaking lanes near Barjarg. Set to ease driver frustration for those stuck behind slow-moving vehicles, the overtaking lanes will give drivers the opportunity to overtake on the..

ENCOURAGING KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS OF THE FUTURE

The Andrews Labor Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support early childhood teachers to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes is encouraging..

BOOSTING KINDER SERVICES IN AVENEL

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes today visited Avenel Preschool to turn the sod on the $526,000 upgrade and expansion. The Andrews Labor Government provided $350,000 towards the new centre through a Children’s Facilities Capital Program grant. The kindergarten is being expanded..

THE RICHEST PICNIC RACE IN AUSTRALIA ON MANSFIELD CUP DAY

The Mansfield District Racing Club is gearing up for a huge day of country racing this Mansfield Cup Day, thanks to a joint funding package worth more than $135,000. The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $18,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday..

Standing With Our Valued Lifeline Heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with Gippsland communities doing it tough due to recent fires and ongoing drought. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today visited the hard-working staff with local Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing and volunteers at Lifeline Gippsland to thank..

NEW COMMUNITY APPROVED FOR A GROWING WODONGA

Wodonga is set to have a new community that delivers the housing and infrastructure needed to accommodate a growing population, thanks to fresh planning approvals form the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne approved the Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan for the growth corridor..