Community biodiversity grants announced for Shepparton, Northern Plains, Harston Community Landcare, Beulah, Culgoa and Ultima groups.

The Andrews Labor Government has announced an additional $4 million in community biodiversity grants funding for 110 projects across the state as part of its support for the Biodiversity On-ground Action program. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp, said local community initiatives, such as the coordinated community action to protect Buloke Woodlands in the Southern…

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Leitchville set to benefit from refurbished Men’s Shed

More men in Leitchville will be building new friendships, skills and community connections, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government grant for a refurbished Men’s Shed. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp, today announced the Leitchville Men’s Shed would receive $21,360 towards their much needed shed refurbishment. Mr Gepp said the men’s shed program improves the…

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PYRAMID HILL COLLEGE TO BE UPGRADED

Students at Pyramid Hill College will soon have some facility upgrades, thanks to school maintenance funding. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp has announced that FNG Group Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract, with work to get underway this week. The $156,000 project includes replacing cracked pavements and garden edging, painting external fascias of…

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JOBS SURGE IN REGIONAL VICTORIA

Employment growth in regional Victoria was more than double the national rate during the past year, with nearly 27,000 new jobs created in regional Victoria. The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) also shows unemployment in regional Victoria has fallen by 0.4 percentage points to 5.1 per cent – the second lowest…

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SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA

Small businesses in Northern Victoria area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at at workshop to be held: -Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business workshop will be hosted by the Greater Shepparton Council and will be held at the Greater Shepparton Business Centre, 70 New Dookie Rd,…

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN AWARDS

Two local finalists in Mildura are among the contenders for an award that recognises people from across Victoria who dedicate their lives to protecting children. Local foster carers, Wayne Johnson and Kim Baxter are representing the region as finalists in the 2017 Victorian Protecting Children Awards. There are 10 award categories and Wayne and Kim…

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BUILDER ON BOARD FOR RUSHWORTH HEALTH REVAMP

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed the Commercial Industrial Construction Group (CICG) to build the $10 million redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health’s Waranga Campus in Rushworth. Member for Northern Victorian Mark Gepp MP today announced construction would start later this month on the redevelopment that will co-locate all of Rushworth’s health and aged care services…

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NEW OVERTAKING LANES AHEAD FOR THE NORTHERN HIGHWAY

The Andrews Labor Government is adding overtaking lanes on the Northern Highway between Echuca and Rochester to give drivers a quicker, safer journey along the busy freight and tourist route. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced the $5.8 million investment, which will deliver two new, overtaking lanes around eight kilometres south of Echuca…

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