MORE SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION FOR NORTH-WEST WORKERS

Victorian farmers in the north-west will benefit from a boost to the region’s accommodation for seasonal workers with the latest projects in the Andrews Labor Government’s $6 million Seasonal Workforce Accommodation Program (SWAP). Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas visited Boort Lakes Holiday Park which will receive $500,000 to build new COVIDSafe amenities to support this season’s harvest…

SUPPORTING COVIDSAFE MULTICULTURAL EVENTS IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is helping even more multicultural and multifaith communities hold events to celebrate their culture and traditions, including here in Northern Victoria – thanks to the Multicultural Festivals and Events Program. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced that three multicultural organisations in Northern Victoria are among 205 community organisations…

NEW GRANTS TO SUPPORT NORTHERN VICTORIAN COMMUNITIES HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Grassroots organisations across Northern Victoria are encouraged to apply for new funding from health promotion foundation VicHealth for local projects supporting young people and Victorians hardest hit by coronavirus and the 2020 bushfires. Applications for VicHealth’s Reimagining Health grants are now open – with funding of $3K, $10K or $50K available for local organisations with…

NEW KINDERGARTEN DELIVERED FOR WYCHEPROOF

Wycheproof families will have access to more kinder places with a new centre open – thanks to an investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today visited Wycheproof to officially open the Wycheproof Early Learning Centre, which has been built using modular construction on site at Wycheproof P-12 College. The…

NOMINATIONS FOR VICTORIAN DISABILITY AWARDS OPEN

Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP is encouraging Northern Victorians to nominate outstanding individuals and groups who have increased the rights and participation of people with disability annual Victorian Disability Awards. Now in its tenth year, the Victorian Disability Awards recognises the achievements and work of advocates who are raising awareness and championing the…

FIREWOOD COLLECTION SEASON NOW OPEN

Firewood collection areas have opened across Northern Victoria – allowing communities to gather wood for personal use. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP said that firewood can now be collected up until 30 June 2021. The next season will begin on 1 September to 30 November 2021. Firewood cannot be collected outside these times…

NEW SUNITAFE DIGITAL FARMHAND PROPELS TECH AGRICULTURE

A new Digital Farmhand called ‘Dragon’ funded by the Andrews Labor Government has been added to the SuniTAFE SMART Farm stable to help explore tech-based agriculture. The cutting-edge Digital Farmhand is a durable, low-cost and autonomous ‘drone on wheels’ and will enhance agricultural productivity by assisting smallholder row and tree crop farmers to better manage…

A BIGGER, BETTER EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FOR SWAN HILL

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $18.7 million to deliver a bigger, better emergency department at Swan Hill District Health that will provide world-class healthcare for local families and create more than a hundred new jobs in Victoria’s north-west. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced the funding – bringing the total investment for the…