Update to restrictions from 6pm Friday 29 October

Nearly there: return to normality with 80% and 90% vax rates After record vaccination rates that will soon see Victoria become one of the most vaccinated places in the world, our state is set on a path back to normal living resembling our pre-COVID lives…

Mine cements new jobs

13 Mar 2019 • McIvor Times, Heathcote VIC (General News) FOSTERVILLE Gold Mine, just east of Bendigo, is set to expand thanks to support from the state government – creating 60 jobs during construction of a new cement plant and 30 new, ongoing, full-time jobs…

Rebates for water works

12 Mar 2019 • Country News insert, Shepparton VIC (General News) Victorian livestock farmers hit by drought can now claim up to a quarter of the cost of putting in more efficient water infrastructure. The Federal Government has pledged to invest $5 million in Victoria’s..

Culture and entertainment comes to valley

11 Mar 2019 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) COMMUNITY members and visitors in King Valley will be treated to world class music, magic, comedy and children’s shows, thanks to the State Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) announced the..

The future of the showgrounds

09 Mar 2019 • Bendigo Advertiser, Bendigo VIC (General News) by Tara Cosoleto THE Bendigo Showgrounds are set for an upgrade, with state and local government coming together to fund a master plan for development of the venue over the next 10 years. Victorian Minister..

Tomato farm to expand

07 Mar 2019 • Carisbrook Mercury, Carisbrook, VIC (General News) $7 million project planned Mortlock Hydroponics, in Carisbrook, is undertaking a $7 million expansion that will see the greenhouses cover a further three hectares. The State Government has provided a $300,000 grant through its Regional..

Victoria gets new agriculture minister

05 Dec 2018 • Wimmera Mail Times, Horsham VIC (Supplements) by Gregor Heard UPPER House member for Victoria’s Northern Region Jaclyn Symes will be the state’s new agriculture minister, providing she wins her seat. While Ms Symes is all but over the line following the..

$5b education vow

31 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Upgrades at the Australian Christian College Benalla can get under way after funding was confirmed by State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes on Friday. The works will include creating all-access play areas, sensory gardens,..

Sand boost promised

31 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) The sand training track at Benalla Racing Club will get an upgrade after the Victorian Government green-lit $125 000 in funding. State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Labor candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton..

$2.45m CFA home ready by Dec

31 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Broadford will have a new multi-million-dollar fire station by the end of the year as the town’s new emergency services hub takes shape. The new CFA station on Hamilton St will replace the current fire..

Fishing bonanza at Goulburn Park

31 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) by Alison O’Connor Sunday’s Vic Fish Kids event has been hailed a raging success, with more than 1500 people flocking to Goulburn Park for the event. Residents were reminded of yesteryear when the old swimming..

Burramine’s Ovens Valley candidate

31 Oct 2018 • Yarrawonga Chronicle, Yarrawonga VIC (General News) Born and raised in Burramine, Kate Doyle is returning home to contest the upcoming Victorian State Election as Labor’s candidate for Ovens Valley. Ms Doyle was educated at Burramine South Primary School, Yarrawonga Sacred Heart..


31 Oct 2018 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) by Shane Douthie Election pledge, to fund more specialist health treatments at hospital A $10 MILLION election promise to Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) would enable world-leading specialists to treat more patients locally, Premier Daniel Andrews..

NHW cash an election bonus

31 Oct 2018 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) YOU only had to hear the applause and cheers from Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) staff, board members and volunteers to understand the importance of the extra $10 million funding for the hospital announced on Monday…

Sports funds for Broadford

31 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) A new multi-purpose pavilion and two new netball courts will be built at Broadford’s Harley Hammond Reserve. The Victorian Government has given $500 000 towards the $1.3 million project, which includes the new pavilion and..

Safety to be upgraded

31 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) by Alison O’Connor Safety just went up a notch at Seymour Health, with a $410 000 upgrade of the fire detection and sprinkler systems announced last week. The current ageing system is nearing its use-by..

Pollies are making promises

31 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Seymour’s Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE campus has been promised a $2.54 million makeover from the Victorian Government, if re-elected in November. The state-of-the-art centre will include a new facility for health and community services..

Committed cash for sport

31 Oct 2018 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) by Simon Ruppert Benalla’s up and coming sporting superstars are one step closer to having state-of the art facilities with the announcement of $500 000 in funding from the Victorian Government. Member for Northern Victoria..