VICTORIA LEADS THE NATION IN VACCINATION RATES

Five-year-olds in Victoria are now better protected against diseases prevented by vaccination than in any other state in Australia, new data shows. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced the latest figures from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register that show: 96.55 per cent of five-year-olds across Swan Hill are now fully immunised. 97.45 per…

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Delivering Great Local Schools For Echuca

Delivering Great Local Schools For Echuca 16th July 2018 Echuca families will get the world-class local schools their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to finish the entire Echuca Regeneration Project. Labor will invest $16.7 million to build the final two stages of the project, which includes more facilities at the new Echuca…

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TOURISM DELIVERS MORE JOBS AND BIGGER BUSINESS FOR OUR REGIONS

Tourism jobs have grown year-on-year in all of Victoria’s regions, according to the 2016-17 Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts, released by Tourism Research Australia. Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts estimate the economic value of tourism to a region in terms of Gross Regional Product (GRP) and employment, among other metrics. Tourism has generated directly and indirectly 85,600…

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Boosting Self-Determination In Barmah

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the infrastructure of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) in Barmah. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins visited YYNAC today to announce a grant of almost $1.5 million for capital works and upgrades to their community facilities. YYNAC was established to represent the members of…

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MOIRA BUSINESS AWARDED ENERGY ASSESSMENT GRANT

Madigan Fresh Produce Pty Ltd in Katunga has recently been awarded a $45,000 grant to help reduce its energy usage under the $6.1 million Victorian Government’s Boosting Business Productivity Program. The program, delivered by Sustainability Victoria, supports businesses with three different efficiency grants, a sustainable finance service, training events, and information resources. Since the program…

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HERITAGE GRANTS TO HELP PRESERVE LOCAL ICONS

The Andrews Labor Government is restoring one of Beverford’s much loved heritage assets, Tyntyndyer Homestead. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced a $200,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Living Heritage Program, which gives communities like Beverford the resources we need to protect our treasured heritage. The grant includes: $200,000 for urgent repairs…

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Locals Have Their Say On Mooroopna Station

Mooroopna locals and Shepparton line passengers have had their say on the future of the town’s station, after fire destroyed passenger facilities in January this year. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the outcome of the community consultation in early April, with locals wanting the facilities repaired and the significance of the station…

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ECHUCA-MOAMA BRIDGE PROJECT MOVES INTO SECOND STAGE

The second stage of the Echuca-Moama Bridge project will begin shortly, with a wide-ranging package of works set to deliver vital upgrades to Echuca’s Warren Street. The Australian, Victorian and New South Wales governments today announced the contract for Stage 2 had been awarded to Winslow Constructors. The $26.35 million package of works includes the…

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