KEEPING SENIORS CONNECTED TO COMMUNITY

Seniors living in Cobram are set to get better connected thanks to a funding package from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced that Cobram Community House will receive $24,909 as part of the package to strengthen seniors’ involvement in the community and reduce social isolation and loneliness. A…

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GANNAWARRA JOINS SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT SCHEME

Small businesses in Gannawarra will benefit after it joined other councils across Victoria who have signed up to the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Friendly Council initiative. Under the scheme councils agree to pay small businesses within 30 days, reducing unnecessary red tape and properly supporting small businesses when they are disrupted by public works.…

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VICTORIA’S CREATIVE FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS

Victorians are invited to contribute insights and ideas to a state-wide strategy designed to develop better creative industries across the state. Contributors can help grow our $31 billion creative economy, create new jobs in design, fashion, digital games, film and television, music and cultural tourism, and build more creative opportunities for all Victorians. Public consultation…

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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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