Premier gets the new VIBE

By KATH GANNAWAY MARYSVILLE will have its long-awaited conference centre when VIBE Marysville Hotel and Conference Centre opens on Monday 9 February. Premier Daniel Andrews had a preview of the $28 million facility in January, saying it provided a new anchor that would bring more..

Funding for local clubs now open

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, is calling on local sport and recreation clubs to apply for one of VicHealth’s new Active Club Grants. Active Club Grants provide groups with up to $3,000 to buy essential sporting items and sports injury prevention and management equipment…

Symes will fill the void

by Amy Hume MEMBER for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes will be soon calling Mitchell Shire home. The new member is not only making a personal move to the Broadford area but also scouting for office space “not too far from home”, she revealed to the..

Passengers return to Station

BY RACHEAL WILLETT Passengers will disembark from a train at the Yarrawonga Railway Station on Anzac Day for the first time in more than 35 years. The Southern Aurora Anzac Centenary tour will arrive at the station on the morning of Anzac Day, Saturday, April..

Chance to get latest advice

By Elaine Cooney Small businesses in Shepparton will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information about growing their business at a Victorian Government-run workshop. Small Business Victoria’s workshops and seminars program aims to provide Shepparton businesses and prospective business owners with the facts..

Trade centre aims high for enrolments

By Sarah Harman MEMBER for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, during a visit to Mildura, has praised local schools for their passion and dedication to providing students with further education opportunities. On a tour of Mildura Senior College’s Mildura Region Trade Training Centre, Ms Symes..

Educators keep young people on track, says MP

By Toni Brient Member for Northhern Victoria Jaclyn Symes yesterday commended Mildura educators on their approach to keeping children in school and out of the justice system. Visiting the region on a listening tour to learn about education in the region, the upper house..

Minister stops by

Victorian Local Government Minister Natalie Hutchens heard about the priority major projects in the planning and design stage by the council during her visit to Benalla Rural City last week. Ms Hutchens and the Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes met with Mayor Justin King,..

On the road again

By Ian Blyth THE Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, has been told to get on with the job and release the Kilmore Wallan bypass environmental impact statement and to make an announcement on the future of the project. And the call to..

Upgrade for ambo station

AMBULANCE Services Minister Jill Hennessy said Mildura’s new ambulance branch would help with staff retention and reducing response times. The Minister was in Mildura yesterday, joining acting Ambulance Victoria chief executive Tony Walker in officially opening the new branch, which opened its doors last December…

Indigenous voice heard

Seymour-based Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation was last week visited by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Natalie Hutchins was in town with Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes to talk to corporation staff about local heritage and culture, education and youth engagement. Ms Hutchins said Registered..

$35.8M bridge upgrade welcome

A CLUSTER of 28 bridges in Northern Victoria, including one on the Nhill-Jeparit-rd at Jeparit, will be strengthened and upgraded under a $35.8 million Labor Government funding commitment. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes has reportedly secured millions of dollars in Andrews Labor Government funding..

Crash lessons must be learned

By Darren Linton Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan has been asked to ensure authorities learn whatever they can from the deaths of four young men in a crash on the Northern Hwy. Corey Bray, 28, Chris Reddin, 22, Nick Mongta, 22, and Joshua Taylor, 19,..

Tackling scourge of ice

COMMUNITY LEADERS, SPORTING GROUPS, EXPERTS TO DISCUSS DRUG ISSUES AT FORUM By Thomas Moir Local communities, experts and law enforcement are all groups Labor Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes is encouraging to have their say at the upcoming ice forum, due to take place..