Archives for February, 2021

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NEIGHBOURHOOD BATTERY TRIAL TO MAXIMISE ROOFTOP SOLAR

Thursday, 25 February 2021 The Andrews Labor Government will support trials of neighbourhood-scale batteries to maximise the unprecedented uptake in rooftop solar and empower communities to take control of their energy. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, announced that the $3 million Neighbourhood Battery Initiative..

Community Environmental Grants Open for Northern Victoria

Monday, 22 February 2021 Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes is encouraging community groups in Northern Victoria to help protect the environment, with grants of up to $50,000 now available for conservation projects or habitat restoration. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio..

SAFER JOURNEYS FOR ALPINE TRAVELLERS

Friday, 19 February 2021 Drivers taking in the beautiful Alpine region will have safer and more reliable journeys, thanks to important landslip prevention works which have started on multiple roads in the region. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said culvert renewal and replacement works..

Resources Sector Rocks On With More Growth

19th Feb 2021 Victoria’s resources sector has continued its strong growth with high demand to meet the Andrews Labor Government’s big infrastructure agenda delivering record production and more jobs across the state. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes updated Parliament today on the sector’s continued strong..

Historic Laws Passed To Decriminalise Public Drunkenness

19th Feb 2021 People who are drunk in public will get the health support and help they need with laws to decriminalise public drunkenness passing Parliament today. The Summary Offences Amendment (Decriminalisation of Public Drunkenness) Bill 2020 will save lives by ensuring no one can be locked in..

SUPPORTING CREATIVE RECOVERY IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 Several groups and local creatives have received a boost as recipients of grants through the Andrews Labor Government’s Creative Recovery – Small Grants program. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced grants totalling $69,142 to be shared amongst North East organisations..

BETTER BUS LINKS IMPROVING ACCESS IN BENALLA

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 Getting to and from Benalla’s eastern industrial estate will soon be a lot easier, with the local bus route set to be extended from mid-May thanks to improvements made by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said..

Work Begins On $2.5 Million Seymour Training Centre

11th February 2021 Construction on a new training centre at Seymour GOTAFE will now begin thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, giving students the best learning experience in a state-of-the-art facility. The $2.54 million Health and Community Services Training Facility will feature tutorial rooms, lecture..

New Court Dog “Kiki” To Support Children Giving Evidence

8th February 2021 A program that provides vulnerable witnesses giving evidence in court extra support by having a four-legged friend by their side is being expanded by the Andrews Labor Government. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes today welcomed Kiki as the newest member of the Court Dog..

SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL CREATIVE SECTOR AND WORKERS

Wednesday, 4 February 2021 Victoria’s nation-leading creative industries will receive more support as creative workers and businesses continue to re-activate the sector with new projects and collaborations – including in Northern Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes is calling out to local creative workers..

NEW $250 POWER SAVING BONUS TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE VICTORIANS

Tuesday, 2 February 2021 Victorians from low-income households can now access a one-off $250 payment to help with their energy bills, thanks to the Victorian Government’s new Power Saving Bonus. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the new $250 Power Saving Bonus will be..