EQUIPMENT PROGRAM TO HELP EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS

The Andrews Labor Government is giving volunteer emergency service groups an opportunity to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to help buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today urged all appropriate volunteer groups across Northern Victoria to apply for the 2019–20 round of Volunteer Emergency Services…

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$10,000 GRANT TO BRING BIG ACTS TO NATHALIA 

Nathalia’s creative scene has received a boost thanks to a $10,980 grant to G.R.A.I.N Inc. through the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced G.R.A.I.N Inc. is one of 13 community groups across the state that have received support to bring exciting performances to their town.…

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$10,000 GRANT TO BRING BIG ACTS TO ROBINVALE 

Robinvale’s creative scene has received a boost thanks to a $10,000 grant to the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival through the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival is one of 13 community groups across the state that have received support to…

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SUPPORTING CONTRACT WORKERS WITH LONG SERVICE BENEFITS

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fairer for regional Victorians working in security, contract cleaning and community services with the commencement of the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme. As of 1 July, any Victorian in these industries will be able to accrue long service entitlements and transfer them from job to job within the…

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W-CLASS TRAM RETIRES TO MILDURA FARM

After spending the previous 30 years in a dusty workshop, a retired W-Class tram has made its final journey across the state and arrived at its new home in Mildura to spend the rest of its life as part of a social enterprise farm. The tram will be refurbished and become part of Benetook Farm,…

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BABY BUNDLES COMING TO REGIONAL VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government’s free baby bundles for first-time parents are packed and ready to be delivered to new families in Northern Victoria in the coming weeks. The very first baby bundle came early when Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos recently made a special delivery to new parents welcoming their first baby at the Joan…

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BOOSTING PALLIATIVE CARE IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Echuca Regional Health, Goulburn Valley Health and Numurkah District Health Service a boost to assist them in their care of local patients nearing the end of their lives. Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria today announced two grants to support palliative care in Northern Victoria, ensuring regional patients…

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HELPING NORTHERN VICTORIA MANAGE E-WASTE

Victorians can now dispose of their e-waste safely and easily ahead of the e-waste landfill ban starting on 1 July, 2019. Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria said the e-waste to landfill ban was introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to ensure valuable materials left inside e-waste can be safely recovered and reused,…

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SOLAR TO POWER MORE HOMES IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

Victorians in Northern Victoria are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, with more rebates for solar panels, batteries and hot water systems kicking off from 1 July 2019. Across Victoria, in 2019/20, the Solar Homes program will: support the installation of 40,000 rooftop solar…

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