26th Mar 2021 More than 170 years on from the start of the gold rush, budding prospectors retracing the steps of pioneers in search of their own bounty will have help thanks to a new guide from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Resources Jaclyn..
Archives for March, 2021
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 Students at Euroa Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced that Ed Ewers..
23rd March 2021 Local government wrongdoers have been put on notice, with the appointment of Michael Stefanovic AM as Victoria’s new Chief Municipal Inspector. Mr Stefanovic will protect the integrity of local governments by monitoring and investigating complaints about council operations, elections and prosecuting anyone..
Monday, 22 March 2021 Campgrounds, walking tracks and visitor sites throughout north-east Victoria are being revitalised thanks to the Victorian Government’s Victoria’s Great Outdoors (VGO). Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the $3.8 million investment over the next three years will deliver seven new..
Friday, 19 March 2021 Cyclists will soon have even more of a reason to visit north east Victoria with several exciting cycle tourism projects receiving funding through the Andrews Labor Government’s Ride High Country Fund. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the Ovens..
18th March 2021 Victorians who have carried the unfair burden of a minor historical offence will have a better chance to turn their lives around, thanks to new laws passed by Parliament today. The Spent Convictions Bill 2020 removes the barriers faced by those who..
Friday, 19 March 2021 For the first time in the region, the greater Wangaratta community now has access to a dedicated hydrotherapy pool and a new FINA-compliant 50 metre outdoor pool, thanks to a $1.5 million grant and $6 million low-interest loan from the Victorian..
19th Mar 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is boosting regional courtroom capacity, enabling criminal jury trials to resume – keeping the justice system moving while improving the safety of communities. The Victorian Budget 2020-21 provided nearly $6 million to modify courtrooms across seven sites to..
Thursday, 18 March 2021 The enviable tourism offerings of the Great Victorian Rail Trail, Blue Gums to Eildon Rail Trail and Mt Buller MTB have been given a boost, with the Andrews Labor Government committing at total of $4,970,000 towards these regional tourism attractions. Member..
17th March 2021 New laws to ensure the justice system can continue to operate safely, effectively and efficiently as we recover from the effects of COVID-19 have passed Victorian Parliament. The Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Bill 2021 makes permanent a range..
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 The Andrews Labor Government has invested $2,166,363 in emergency services in Northern Victoria to provide essential operational equipment, vehicles, appliances and minor facility improvements for local volunteers. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced 31 local Country Fire Authority (CFA) and..
Friday, 12 March 2021 Popular outdoor dining areas for restaurants, pubs and cafes in Wangaratta will continue through a COVIDSafe autumn thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Wangaratta Rural City Council will receive an additional $150,000..
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 Drivers in north east Victoria will have safer and more reliable routes through the high country, thanks to $3.5 million worth of works on bushfire-affected roads in the region. The works will include upgrades to Benambra-Corryong Road in the Upper Murray,..
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a smoother and safer journey for the thousands of drivers using Murphy Street in Wangaratta, as part of the regional road maintenance blitz across north east Victoria. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said improvements..
5th Mar 2021 The Andrews Labor Government has listened to farmers and regional communities and banned fracking in Victoria for good, enshrining the ban in the state’s Constitution. The Constitution Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2020 has passed through the Upper House and Victoria’s Constitution will..
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 Victorians experiencing mental illness including those in Northern Victoria, will have access to better treatment, care and support closer to loved ones, under recommendations handed down by the final report from Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental health System. The Commission today..
1st Mar 2021 An independent Implementation Monitor has been appointed to oversee the implementation of all recommendations handed down by the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes announced today that Sir David Carruthers has been appointed to the crucial role..
Monday, 1 March 2021 Residents and freight drivers can look forward to safer journeys on the Murray Valley Highway in north east Victoria, thanks to a $1.1 million upgrade from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the upgrades starting at..