NEW MEN’S SHED OPENS ITS DOORS IN SWAN HILL

Men in the Swan Hill area have a new purpose-built meeting place where they can learn valuable skills, make connections and contribute to their community. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos welcomed the opening of the new Swan Hill Men’s Shed on Monday, made possible with a grant of more than $55,000 from the…

SECURING MILDURA JOBS FOR OUR MEAT SUPPLY CHAIN

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Meatco’s $2 million refurbishment and recommissioning of the Mildura Abattoir facility, creating new jobs and driving economic growth in the region. The Labor Government has worked with Meatco over many years to secure the overall project which will create 80 new jobs and generate exports of up to $32…

MALCOLM TURNBULL ABANDONS REGIONAL VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government will continue to support the eradication of mobile black spots in regional Victoria despite the fact the Turnbull Federal Government has abandoned its Mobile Black Spot Programme (MBSP). The 2017/18 Federal Budget revealed no additional funding for the MBSP even though thousands of regional Victorians still experience inconsistent or non-existent mobile…

KEEPING OUR CULTURALLY DIVERSE SENIORS ACTIVE & VITAL 

Organisations that support senior Victorians across the state are being encouraged to apply for the 2018 Participation for Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Seniors grants program, which are now open. The grants available through the Participation for CALD Seniors Grants Program are worth $300,000 this year, with organisations eligible for funding of up to $10,000…

BOOST FOR LANDCARE GRANTS IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is helping environmental groups in Northern Victoria protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced that environmental volunteer groups can now access grants up to $20,000 as part of the 2018/19 Victorian Landcare Grants. Start-up grants of $500 are also available for new…

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH FREEZA GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is unlocking the latest round of FReeZA grants to give young people in Northern Victoria the chance to design and host their own youth-oriented events. Some $7.2 million will go towards continuing the successful FReeZA program, which has seen thousands of activities – like live band gigs, art exhibitions and BMX…

FUNDING BOOST FOR HATTAH DESERT RACE

Hattah is set to host the Hattah Desert Race thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP, today announced that Hattah will once again host the Desert Race in July this year. The race will be held in the red sands of the Hattah desert and…

SAVING LIVES – MORE DEFIBS FOR SPORTS CLUBS IN NORTHERN VICTORIA-GRANTS OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government is giving more grassroots clubs in Northern Victoria another chance to own life-saving defibrillators and receive emergency training. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced sport and recreation clubs across Northern Victoria have one final opportunity to apply to the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program. Since 2014,…