APOLLO BAY COMMUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM $40,000

Apollo Bay residents will benefit from a $40,000 Brumby Government grant to support a key urban improvement project. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the $40,000 for support the review of urban growth potential in Apollo Bay. “Today’s boost will help Colac Otway Shire Council in its review of sustainable areas included…

Birregurra Bowls Club: synthetic green

On another note, after many months of excitement the Birregurra Bowls Club has officially opened its new synthetic green. On Sunday, 29 November, I had the pleasure of joining club members and club executive members and seeing the mayor of Colac Otway Shire, Brian Crook, make the first bowl on this excellent new facility. I…

BUSES: COLAC-APOLLO BAY

Last Friday I represented the Minister for Community Development in officially opening yet another transport connections project in Apollo Bay. The new service from Colac to Apollo Bay will operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 11 April 2010, and it will link towns such as Colac, Birregurra, Barwon Downs, Forrest, Skenes Creek and Apollo…

REGIONAL CENTRES OF THE FUTURE

I also rise to make a contribution on the Rural and Regional Committee’s report on its inquiry into regional centres of the future. In undertaking this inquiry, as its chair stated, the committee covered a huge amount of territory in regional Victoria. We received over 60 submissions and were inundated with people who wanted to…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN DARTMOOR

The Dartmoor Golf Club Incorporated has received a $1,900 Brumby Labor Government funding boost to support volunteers. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today that The Dartmoor Golf Club Incorporated had received $1,900 from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. Ms Tierney said the organisation had received the grant for its…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN COLAC

The 2nd Colac Scout Group has received a $2,500 Brumby Labor Government funding boost to support volunteers. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today that The 2nd Colac Scout Group had received $2,500 from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. Ms Tierney said the organisation had received the grant for its…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN PORTLAND

The Portland Historical Society (A Member Group of Portland C.E.M.A. Inc.) has received a $2,375 Brumby Labor Government funding boost to support volunteers. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today that Portland Historical Society (A Member Group of Portland C.E.M.A. Inc.) had received $2,375 from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants.…

HOUSING: GEELONG

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is for the Minister for Planning. Can the minister advise the house of what action the Brumby Labor government is taking to secure housing supply in Greater Geelong? Hon. J. M. MADDEN (Minister for Planning) — I welcome the member’s interest in all these matters. One of the…

NEW BUS LINKS COLAC WITH APOLLO BAY AND MARENGO

A four-month summer bus service linking the towns of Colac, Birregurra, Barwon Downs, Forrest, Barramunga, Tanybryn, Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay and Marengo hit the road this month, thanks to the Brumby Labor Government. Launching the service at the Visitor Centre in Apollo Bay today, Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said a new bus service…

APOLLO BAY WELCOMES FESTIVAL FUNDING

Victoria’s annual Apollo Bay Music Festival has received $10,000 through a Brumby Government program to boost tourism and support local jobs. “The Brumby Government continues to support tourism in Victoria which helps to boost economic activity and protect jobs,” Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said. “In 2010, the Apollo Bay Music Festival is…

$3.9 MILLION FOR RIVER HEALTH IN CORANGAMITE

The Brumby Government will invest $3.9 million to improve the health of rivers in the Corangamite region. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the funding for the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority to implement a wide range of water programs. “The Corangamite CMA region is home to many significant rivers and ecosystems providing…

PLANNING: WEST MADDINGLEY

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is to the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden. In planning ahead to accommodate the significant growth in Bacchus Marsh, has the minister created a residential growth precinct that will lead to 1400 homes in West Maddingley? Hon. J. M. MADDEN (Minister for Planning) — I thank the member…

BELLARINE COMMUNITY HEALTH: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the Bellarine Community Health annual general meeting in Queenscliff. What a wonderful organisation this is! John Fendyk, the chief executive officer of Bellarine Community Health, provided a thorough report and gave highlights of the achievements of BCH over the previous 12 months, one of which was receiving…

REFERENCE

I rise to indicate in the first instance my support for the terms of reference before the house afternoon. I will be voting in support of them. However, I also take this opportunity to indicate that if the terms of reference that I heard of two days ago were the proposed terms of reference before…

CLIMATE CHANGE: FUTURE COASTS PROGRAM

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Gavin Jennings. Can the minister inform the house how the Brumby Labor government is taking action to address the potential risk of rising sea levels as a result of climate change? Mr JENNINGS (Minister for Environment and Climate Change)…

COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY: NELSON BRIGADE

On Sunday, 15 November, I was in Nelson in the south-west of Victoria to officially open a $200 000 Country Fire Authority community facility and hand over a $92 000 tanker that will help the Nelson CFA brigade protect the community during a bushfire season that threatens to be every bit as bad as or…

NELSON CFA RECEIVES MAJOR BOOST

Nelson’s bushfire defences have received a major boost with the opening of a $200,000 multi-purpose facility and the handover of a new $92,000 two-seater tanker. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP opened the facility and handed over the keys to the two-seater tanker today. “The State Government values the important work Victoria’s emergency services…

MORE FUNDING FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES IN WESTERN VICTORIA

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today invited local councils and children’s services in Western Victoria to apply for a Victorian Children’s Capital Program grant. The grants, announced by Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Maxine Morand, are part of the Brumby Labor Government’s $38.5 million commitment to improving Victoria’s early childhood services.…

VICTORIA LEGAL AID: REPORT 2008-09

I rise to speak on the Victoria Legal Aid annual report 2008-09. I would like to start off by saying that it is a pleasure to stand in this chamber and speak on what is a very important part of our legal system and social justice in Victoria. Most people are aware of the important…

VICTORIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY AMENDMENT BILL

 I rise to speak in support of the Victorian Renewable Energy Amendment Bill 2009. I am pleased to see that this bill will be supported by members opposite. The crux of this legislation before us tonight is our fight against global warming and climate change and in particular the mechanisms that need to be put…

BUSES: SHIRE OF GOLDEN PLAINS

On 23 October I had the pleasure of joining quite a number of Golden Plains shire residents in Bannockburn to launch two new trial bus services for the region. The trial Bannockburn loop will travel to Teesdale, Shelford, Inverleigh and Bannockburn on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, linking people to services and social opportunities in the…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN WARRNAMBOOL

Warrnambool East Primary School Koori Club has received a $2,500 Brumby Labor Government funding boost to support volunteers. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today that OCR FM had received $2,500 from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. She said the organisation had received the grant for its ‘Cultural Awareness Program…

FUNDING BOOST FOR MORTLAKE FESTIVAL

Mortlake is set to benefit from Brumby Government funding to support tourism and boost local jobs. “The Mortlake Festival will receive a $2,000 boost through a Brumby Government program to support a number of events in regional Victoria,” said Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MLC. Ms Tierney welcomed the support for the Mortlake Festival,…

TWO NEW TRIAL BUS SERVICES FOR BANNOCKBURN

Residents in Bannockburn and surrounding towns will now be able to get around more easily, with the launch of two new trial bus services funded by the Brumby Labor Government. Launching the initiatives in Bannockburn today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the trials would provide bus services linking people to services and social…

TAC COMMUNITY GRANTS BOOST LOCAL ROAD SAFETY EFFORTS

Victorian community groups and local councils have been given more resources to tackle road trauma in the local community. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, has announced that Glenelg Shire Council will receive $20,000 under the TAC Community Road Safety Grants program. The Glenelg Shire Road Safety Strategy project will support the Shire…

BUSES: COLAC-LORNE

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport and is in relation to the Colac-Lorne bus service. This service was trialled for nine weeks last year, and it was met with great success; over 4600 people used it. Over 500 people used the service on a weekly basis in December, and it peaked…

EMPLOYMENT: SOUTH-WESTERN VICTORIA

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer update the house on what the Brumby Labor government is doing to protect jobs in the south-west of Victoria? Mr LENDERS (Treasurer) — I thank Ms Tierney for her question. The south-west coast is an extraordinarily great region in the state…

STUDENTS: YEAR 12 EXAMS

In the time that remains I would like to wish all Victorian year 12 students and
their families all the very best over the forthcoming exam period. In what is
inevitably a difficult time, I remind them to stay focused and to take care of
one another. Good luck to all.

HOUSING: BACCHUS MARSH

On another note, on 23 September I had the pleasure of joining the Minister for Housing, Richard Wynne, and the member for Melton in the other place, Don Nardella, as the minister turned the first sod on the $5.4 million public housing estate in Bacchus Marsh, which is to be completed next year. We were…

LORNE BOWLS CLUB: SYNTHETIC GREEN

On Sunday, 19 September, I had the pleasure of joining the Lorne community to officially open the new synthetic green at the Lorne Bowls Club. I would like particularly to thank the secretary, Peter Jacobs, and vice-president, Allan Walls, and club committee members for their hospitality. I congratulate the whole club on a great achievement…

CHILDREN: EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES

The matter I wish to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, Maxine Morand. The 2008-09 budget allocated $23.9 million over four years for 500 additional early childhood intervention services places and a further 500 places in 2009-10. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data the number of…

PINK RIBBON DAY

Pink Ribbon Day is Monday, 26 October. I encourage all women to book for regular mammograms. I had my first mammogram on Monday morning at the breast-screening facility at Gheringhap Street, Geelong. It took 10 minutes. The staff were courteous and professional and made it all so easy for me. Today’s mammogram experiences do not…

BIRREGURRA FESTIVAL

 I take this opportunity to congratulate the organisers of the Birregurra festival held last weekend: Rod Gray, coordinator, and the assistant coordinators, Amanda Garner and Jacqueline Zakharia, along with all the other volunteers who really have reason to feel proud in providing the wider community of western Victoria with a fantastic event. We were blessed…

NEW TANKER A MAJOR BOOST FOR PENSHURST FIRE BRIGADE

Penshurst Fire Brigade received a major boost to its firefighting fleet today as the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, handed over the keys to a new Ultra Light Tanker. Ms Tierney said the $116,000 tanker would make the brigade’s bushfire response significantly more effective. “With the fire season approaching, the new tanker will be…

VICTORIA PARK CONSTRUCTION ON WINNING RUN

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today visited Victoria Park Recreation Reserve in Koroit to see the progress of the major upgrade of the sports stadium and the installation of an irrigation system to the main oval. The Brumby Labor Government contributed over half a million dollars under the Community Facilities Funding Program…

$25,000 PUTS SOME PEP INTO CORANGAMITE ECONOMY

Corangamite Shire Council will employ an Economic Development Officer with the assistance of a $25,000 Brumby Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said the Economic Development Officer would provide significant benefits to the Corangamite shire. “The economy of Corangamite is being sorely tested by the global…

FUNDING FOR MORE ACTION IN MOYNE

Residents, businesses and community organisations in 14 towns in Moyne Shire are encouraged to get involved in helping to make their communities even better places to live in a new planning project, made possible with a grant from the Brumby Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a Victorian Community Support…

WARRNAMBOOL SENIOR WINS ACHIEVER AWARD

Warrnambool senior Phyllis Vaughan has been honoured with a ‘Senior Achiever Award’ at a special ceremony at Government House to mark the 2009 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. Mrs Vaughan was presented with the award by Minister for Senior Victorians, Lisa Neville, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Warrnambool community. Member for Western…

TIERNEY WELCOMES NEW MILL AND JOBS FOR MYAMYM

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today attended the official opening of the $32 million South West Fibre Chip Mill at Myamym, a project that was developed with the help of a $300,000 Victorian Government grant. The grant from the Government’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) was made to Glenelg Shire Council for the…

FESTIVAL FUNDING HELPS TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR

Victoria’s annual Falls Festival has received $8,500 from the Brumby Government to boost tourism and support local jobs. “The Brumby Government continues to support tourism in Victoria which helps to boost economic activity in Victoria and protect jobs,” Ms Tierney said. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, said that the Falls Festival is celebration…

WATER: CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITIES

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is for the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Gavin Jennings. Will the minister update the house on how the Brumby Labor government is taking action to protect Victoria’s catchments and help communities to restore our land and water systems? Mr JENNINGS (Minister for Environment and Climate Change)…

VICROADS: REGIONAL DIRECTOR

On another matter I wish to welcome and congratulate Robin Miles and his family.
He is the new regional director of the south-western Victoria division of
VicRoads, and I look forward to a very fruitful working relationship with him to
make western roads safer.

WOMEN: PREMIER’S SUMMIT

This morning I wish to congratulate the Minister for Women’s Affairs, Maxine Morand, for organising an engaging and informative Premier’s Women’s Summit on 8 September. Many women attended for the very first time. I am sure they will now take up the many opportunities and challenges that were rolled out over the course of the…

JOSIE BLACK

I take this opportunity to speak on the passing of Josie Black, a passionate social justice campaigner who passed away last Friday morning, 11 September. The headline in Saturday’s Warrnambool Standard read ‘One of a kind’, and there is not a better description for Josie Black, who was a passionate leader and champion for rural…

EMPLOYMENT: GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is directed to the Treasurer, John Lenders. Can the Treasurer update the house on current employment figures in Victoria? Mr LENDERS (Treasurer) — I thank Ms Tierney for her question and for her positive interest in jobs in Victoria and in her electorate, particularly in the great city…

LEASE AGREEMENT SECURES GLENORMISTON’S FUTURE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today welcomed the signing of the Glenormiston College lease agreement by the South West Institute of TAFE, which will continue to operate the leading agricultural training facility. Representing Skills and Workforce Participation Minister Jacinta Allan, Ms Tierney thanked Josie Black – South West TAFE Board member and…

$9.9 MILLION FOR SAFER ROADS IN WESTERN VICTORIA

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced nearly $10 million worth of projects from the 2009-10 Budget aimed at improving the safety of Lowan and Polwarth arterial road network. “The Brumby Government recognises the important role our roads play in linking regional communities and we are taking action to improve the safety of…

$75,000 TO HELP FUND PORTLAND BAY BUSINESS CASE

A $75,000 Victorian Government grant will help fund a business case for the Portland Bay Coastal Infrastructure Plan – an urgent priority as recreational fishing and timber exports boom in the bay. Announcing the Portland Bay Infrastructure Plan Business Case Project today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said Portland Bay was a key…

HELPING VICTORIANS GET BACK TO WORK

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today came out in support of the $2.9 million Back to Work information and support service to help retrenched workers back into employment. Ms Tierney said the Brumby Labor Government’s Back to Work initiative would assist Victorians hit hardest by the Global Financial Crisis find new work. “The…

WIRELESS ACCESS BOOST FOR ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Classrooms across Victoria will soon surpass the modern office thanks to a $7 million wireless access point upgrade to all Victorian Government primary schools, the Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, revealed today. Ms Pike said up to 7,300 wireless access points (WAPs) ­– delivered to schools this month ­– ­are set to boost network coverage…

Libraries: Bannockburn

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Local Government and relates to the Brumby Labor government’s Living Libraries program. I have recently been made aware of a funding application for $500 000 made by the Golden Plains Shire Council to the state government’s Living Libraries program. This application details the Bannockburn library development project,…

PLANNING: PORTLAND HERITAGE BUILDINGS

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is to the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden. As we know, Victoria’s heritage is recognised as one of the state’s competitive strengths, and investment in the restoration and maintenance of heritage is returned in economic, social and environmental benefits. Can the minister update the house on how the…

INTERIM REPORT – BUSHFIRES

 I rise in support of the motion before the house this afternoon, which is to note the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission interim report. I begin by paying my respect to those who lost their lives in the tragic fires of February 2009. I also acknowledge the family and friends who lost loved ones. Their…

ECONOMY: PERFORMANCE

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is to the Treasurer, John Lenders. Can the minister update the house on any recent releases by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and what they tell us about the current state of Victoria’s economy? Mr LENDERS (Treasurer) — It is amazing: a glass half full, or a glass…

Emergency services: Western Victoria Region

I had the pleasure of being involved in three emergency services events in the Wimmera region on 18 August, which included the Horsham VICSES twin cab utility handover, the Grampians Country Fire Authority group new forward command vehicle handover and the official opening of the Kaniva VICSES station. I take this opportunity to thank all…

HOUSING: NORLANE

On another note, last week the Minister for Housing announced a massive investment in public housing in Norlane to fund an additional 160 affordable new homes. On the completion of this project Geelong will have 200 affordable new homes — an investment of $40 million by the Brumby Labor government, with 170 jobs directly supported…

BUSES: GEELONG

On 8 August the Minister for Public Transport visited Geelong with welcome news of 400 additional weekly bus services as part of the massive $80 million Brumby Labor government package to boost public transport links. From the beginning of next week, on top of the 400 new weekly bus services there will be an additional…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT BOOSTS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S SCHOOL STIMULUS FUNDING BY $88 MILLION

The Brumby Government today announced it will boost the Federal Government’s stimulus package spending on Victorian government schools by a further $88 million. Cudgee Primary School, Deans Marsh Primary School, and Nullawarre and District Primary School, along with a 100 other government schools will benefit from this additional Brumby Government capital works boost, Gayle Tierney…

VICTORIANS HAVE THEIR SAY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Victorians can hear from environmental experts and help shape the Brumby Labor Government’s policy on climate change through a series of online forums launched on the Premier’s website Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney said the six-week public consultation process would highlight key climate change themes with topics including Transformation in…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT BOOSTS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S SCHOOL STIMULUS FUNDING BY $88 MILLION

The Brumby Government today announced it will boost the Federal Government’s stimulus package spending on Victorian government schools by a further $88 million. Cressy Primary School, Lavers Hill P-12 College, Lismore Primary School and Shelford  Primary School along with a 100 other government schools will benefit from this additional Brumby Government capital works boost, Gayle…

FACELIFT FOR PORTLAND BAY WITH $250,000 GRANT

Improvements to the Portland Foreshore Civic Precinct with a $250,000 Brumby Government grant will improve liveability for residents and the tourism experience for visitors, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said today. “The Portland Foreshore Civic Precinct, also known as Nun’s Beach, overlooks the town’s harbour and is a prime location to view…

HELP SHAPE WARRNAMBOOL’S COMMUNITY SERVICES

Warrnambool residents can have a say on what community services are needed in the growing region through a new Brumby Labor Government-funded study. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP said that through a $30,000 grant, Mpower will employ a consultant to work with the community on a feasibility study. “The Brumby Labor Government is…

PORTLAND: FORESHORE UPGRADE

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Jacinta Allan, and like last night it is also a request to support an important application put together by a community in the electorate of Western Victoria Region — on this occasion it is in relation to the Portland foreshore civic precinct upgrade.…

ANNUAL STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTENTIONS

It is a great pleasure to stand in this place and speak in support of the Brumby Labor government’s annual statement of government intentions, announced by the Premier on the first parliamentary sitting day of this year. This is only the second year that such a statement has been presented to Parliament, and I believe…

HUMAN TISSUE AMENDMENT BILL

 I am pleased to make a contribution do debate on the Human Tissue Amendment Bill 2009. The amendment before the house deals only with blood donations. It is important at the outset to say the bill does not deal with organ and/or tissue donations. The key to this amending legislation is being able to increase…

VICTORIAN COASTAL COUNCIL: REPORT 2007-08

 I have much pleasure in making a statement in relation to the Victorian Coastal Council 2007-08 report. As members of this house would be aware, Victoria boasts one of the most beautiful coastlines of any state. It has magnificent coastal scenery, and we have many coastal townships dotted along its coast. The coast is also…

SCHOOLS: TORQUAY

On another matter, I welcome the announcements made by the Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, last Wednesday of a new primary school for Torquay North and the extension of Torquay College from P-9 to P-12. This is an extremely popular decision that has been embraced by the local community. Parents on the school council, the…

PORTLAND AIRPORT: REDEVELOPMENT

On Sunday, 2 August, on behalf of the Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Jacinta Allan, I announced $1.35 million for a major redevelopment of Portland airport. The modernisation works will prepare the airport for new services, more passengers and increased maintenance contract works by extending the apron area, expanding the maintenance hangar and providing…

BEEAC WINDMILL PARK AND HISTORY WALK: FUNDING

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Jacinta Allan. It relates to an application for funding under the Small Towns Development Fund for the Beeac windmill park and history walk. Some time ago I was made aware that an application had been made by the Colac Otway shire in relation…

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY: GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is for the Minister for Industry and Trade, Martin Pakula. Can the minister update the house on the latest developments in Victoria’s important automotive industry, particularly in regard to Victoria’s major automotive manufacturers? Hon. M. P. PAKULA (Minister for Industry and Trade) — I am always pleased to…

ALLANSFORD MECHANICS HALL

On another matter, the community of Allansford came together on 2 August for the official opening of the redeveloped Allansford mechanics hall. The Brumby Labor government contributed $132 500 from the Small Towns Development Fund to this project. The day was a real celebration, particularly for Bev Byron, secretary of the hall committee, but also…

SHEEPVENTION 2009

On Sunday, 2 August, I represented the Minister for Regional and Rural Development at the Hamilton Sheepvention wool fashion parade, when I announced $800 000 for an extensive upgrade of the Hamilton Showgrounds. These significant improvements will benefit local community groups but also the annual beef expo and Sheepvention. The Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society…

$800,000 FOR HAMILTON SHOWGROUNDS REDEVELOPMENT

Hamilton Showgrounds will receive an extensive upgrade with the help of an $800,000 Brumby Government grant announced today by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said the $1.4 million redevelopment would help the showgrounds build on the success Hamilton Sheepvention, which attracts 25,000 visitors and boosts the local economy by $5 million…

TIERNEY OPENS UPGRADED ALLANSFORD MECHANICS HALL

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today officiated at the formal opening of the upgraded Allansford Mechanics Hall. “Allansford, which is located about 11 kilometres east of Warrnambool, is experiencing significant residential and commercial growth,” Ms Tierney said. “Allansford Mechanics Hall, which was built in 1911 and had barely been improved since, lacked basic…

PORTLAND AIRPORT’S FUTURE TAKES OFF WITH $1.35 M GRANT

Portland Airport will be modernised and upgraded for expansion with the help of a $1.35 million Brumby Government grant announced today by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. She said the modernisation works would prepare the airport for new services, more passengers and increased maintenance contract works by expanding the maintenance hangar and providing new…

TIERNEY ANNOUNCES $36,156 GRANT FOR HAWKESDALE CFA

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today said Hawkesdale CFA would receive $36,156 from this year’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP). Ms Tierney said the Brumby Labor Government boost would help the brigade secure a Mazda BT50 Field Command Vehicle. This would boost its response capacity by enabling an additional Field Command…

TIERNEY ANNOUNCES $37,900 GRANT FOR CASTERTON CFA

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today said Casterton CFA would receive $37,900 from this year’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP). Ms Tierney said the Brumby Labor Government boost would help the brigade secure a Nissan Navara Field Command Vehicle. This would boost its response capacity by enabling an additional Field Command…

TIERNEY ANNOUNCES $39,229 GRANT FOR MORTLAKE SES

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today said Mortlake SES would receive $39,229 from this year’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP). Ms Tierney said the Brumby Labor Government funding would help the unit secure a 4WD Nissan Patrol Wagon. “The Brumby Labor Government is taking action to invest in the services that communities…