MEMBERS STATEMENT: WESTERN VICTORIA REGION SCHOOLS

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) In mid-October I had the absolute pleasure to announce some really exciting news to three schools in the State’s south-west—Hampden Specialist School, Terang College and Colac Specialist School. The Andrews Labor government is especially proud of its record in progressively upgrading schools for…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WEST GATE BRIDGE TRAGEDY COMMEMORATION

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (10:13): The memorial park at the foot of pier 10 honours and remembers 35 men who lost their lives when the West Gate Bridge collapsed during construction. Today is the 50th anniversary of that terrible industrial disaster where 88 children lost their fathers. Each year there is…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: PORTLAND FISHING INDUSTRY

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) I rise today to highlight the importance of the fishing industry to Victoria’s economy, and in particular the role of Portland in Victoria’s south-west. Portland’s fishing fleet lands up to 40 per cent of Victoria’s catch. It goes without saying that fishing and aquaculture…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: GUNDITJMARA HERITAGE PROJECTS

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) In the 1830s a terrible event occurred near Portland, at a coastal area known as the ‘Convincing Ground’. European whalers, in advance of the wave of squatters who took over much of Western Victoria’s land, brutally wiped out almost all of the Kilcarrer…

HELPING WESTERN VICTORIA’S SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION ORGANISATIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 8 grants have so far been approved in the electorate under the second round of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The successful organisations are: Central Highlands Netball League (Skipton) Cobden and District Night Netball Association Inc 1st Otway Foresters Scout Group Lorne…

HELPING SOUTH WEST SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION ORGANISATIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 7 grants have so far been approved in the electorate under the second round of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The successful organisations are: Portland Netball Association Inc Warrnambool And District Cricket Association Inc Warrnambool City Netball Association Portland Pistol Club Portland…

$1.187 MILLION TO PLAN FOR FUTURE WORKS AT HAMPDEN SPECIALIST SCHOOL/TERANG COLLEGE

The Victorian Government is investing $42 million into planning for school infrastructure projects to fast-track the state’s long-term economic recovery hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney visited Hampden Specialist School today to announce Hampden Specialist School and Terang College are amongst 33 further schools given the green light to…

PRESERVING WINCHELSEA’S LOCAL HISTORY

Community groups across Victoria are being recognised for preserving, recording and sharing their community’s local history. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Winchelsea & District Historical Society for receiving funding as part of the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program. Winchelsea & District Historical Society received $3,246 to go towards their efforts…

PRESERVING SOUTH WEST VICTORIA’S LOCAL HISTORY

Community groups across Victoria are being recognised for preserving, recording and sharing their community’s local history. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Friends of St. Brigid’s Association for receiving funding as part of the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program. Friends of St. Brigid’s Association received $1,500 to go towards their efforts…