A TOURISM BOOM THAT KEEPS GROWING

Victoria has cemented its place as Australia’s best tourist destination, with new data showing that 2018 was our tourism industry’s biggest year on record. The Goldfields region was one of the strongest performers, welcoming 48,600 overnight visitors – an increase of 12.2% on the last year. The Murray also had a rise of 10.9%, with…

CUTTING-EDGE SUB-ACUTE SERVICES FOR SWAN HILL

Patients in Swan Hill will be able to access rehabilitation and care so that they can recover faster from illness and get back home, thanks to new sub-acute services delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the $2.6 million sub-acute services would be open to patients in the coming…

PILOT PROGRAM TO EDUCATE PARENTS ABOUT GAMING

Friday 29 March, 2019 Twelve Victorian schools will take part in a pilot program aimed at addressing the risk to the wellbeing of young people as the online gaming and gambling words converge. Launching the pilot today at Keilor Downs Secondary College, Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz noted that gambling is becoming…

BACKING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN FIGHT AGAINST FRUIT FLY

Friday 29 March, 2019 The Andrews Labor Government is supporting growers, community groups and the horticulture industry in the fight against fruit fly. State Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today opened the third round of the Managing Fruit Fly Regional Grants Program. The Labor Government is backing community-led projects across Northern Victoria to…

SUPPORTING MEN’S HEALTH WITH MEN’S SHED BOOST

Friday 29 March, 2019 The Andrews Labor Government is building or upgrading men’s sheds for communities all over Victoria. State Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced this year’s Men’s Shed grant applications are now open. The Labor Government is investing nearly $900,000 to build, upgrade or refurbish men’s sheds, which play a…

UPGRADES UNDERWAY ON KEY MERBEIN CONNECTION

Monday, 25 March 2019   Works are underway to boost the safety and capacity of Fifth Street in Merbein, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program. State Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said the Victorian Government had provided more than $470,000 to Mildura City Council to widen and upgrade Fifth Street…

CHANGING THE GAME FOR WOMEN IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to back women in sport, through the second round of the 2018-19 Change Our Game Scholarship Program. The Program creates opportunities for women to pursue leadership and development opportunities throughout the sporting and active recreation sector. State Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP, said that local clubs…

GRANTS OPEN FOR COUNTRY FOOTY AND NETBALL CLUBS

The Andrews Labor Government is giving growing footy and netball clubs in country Victoria and outer metropolitan locations another chance to secure funding to upgrade grounds, courts and pavilions to welcome more members than ever before. Labor Member for Northern Vitoria, Mark Gepp today encouraged local clubs to consider applying for the next round of…

BUILDING THE FACILITIES OUR VETERANS DESERVE

The Andrews Labor Government and Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp are inviting local organisations that support veterans to apply now for grants of up to $200,000 to spruce up their buildings and facilities. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today opened a new funding round for the Veterans Capital Works Grant Program, which helps eligible…