FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN ANGLESEA

Adult learners in Anglesea will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a $5,000 boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help the Anglesea and Community District House to purchase a colour printer and two new computers. “This…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN SIMPSON

Residents of Simpson will have more opportunities to strengthen ties with family and friends as well as get involved in global communities, thanks to a $5,000 Brumby Government grant to the Simpson and District Community Centre Inc. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Public Internet Access Program (PIAP) gave grants of up to…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN WARRNAMBOOL

Adult learners in Warrnambool will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a funding boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative with a $3,199 grant for the purchase of: – Canon Pixma IP90V Portable…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN COLAC

Adult learners in Colac will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a $5,000 boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Colac Adult and community Education to purchase: – 10 chairs to replace current old chairs in one…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN PORT FAIRY

Adult learners in Port Fairy will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a $5,000 boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Port Fairy Community Group with the installation of an access ramp to improve access for…

FUNDING TO PURCHASE LEARNING EQUIPMENT IN CAMPERDOWN

Adult learners in Camperdown will have access to a more modern learning environment, thanks to a $5,000 boost from the Brumby Government. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the State Equipment Grant would help Corangamite District Adult Education Group with the purchase of two Electronic Mobile Whiteboards with Thermal Paper…

GOLDEN PLAINS: SPORTING FACILITIES

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs in the other place and it concerns drought relief for sporting grounds. All members are well aware of the impact that the drought is having, particularly in country Victoria, and how it affects farming communities for whom, by and large, a large…

ESSENTIAL SERVICES COMMISSION AMENDMENT BILL

I rise to make a contribution in respect of the Essential Services Commission Amendment Bill 2008, which is the government’s final response to the review of the Essential Services Commission Act 2001. The review, commonly known as the Beale review, was charged with the responsibility to determine whether the objectives of the act were being…

WATER: HAMILTON-GRAMPIANS PIPELINE

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Water in the other place regarding the Hamilton-Grampians pipeline. Just this morning the federal Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, the Victorian Minister for Water in the other place, Mr Tim Holding, the federal member for Ballarat, Catherine King, and the state member for…

BANNOCKBURN: COMMUNITY HUB

I raise a matter for the Minister for Regional and Rural Development in the other place with respect to an application for funding for the Bannockburn community and cultural hub. Golden Plains Shire Council has applied for funding under the Small Towns Development Fund. That fund has proved very successful in Western Victoria Region. In…

ANNUAL STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTENTIONS

 I am pleased to rise to make comment on the 2008 annual statement of government intentions delivered by the Victorian Premier, John Brumby, in February 2008. From the outset I will say that it is a new approach, and many people have asked me questions about the concept. After discussing it with people and putting…

HON. DAVID HENSHAW, MBE

 I take this opportunity to speak on the passing of David Henshaw, MBE, who passed away on 2 April, aged 76. David Henshaw served in this chamber as the member for Geelong Province from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. David graduated with a physics degree from the University of Western Australia in 1952, and…

TIERNEY ANNOUNCES $32,714 GRANT FOR KOROIT FIRE BRIGADE

Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said Koroit Fire Brigade would receive $32,714 from this year’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP). Ms Tierney said the funding would help the brigade secure a Field Command Vehicle – Nissan Navara. This would boost its response capacity by providing transport and enhanced control capacity for…

Moyne Health Services: report 2006-07

I rise to make comment on the Moyne Health Services annual report for 2006-07. If we were to go back 159 years, I would be making this statement on a report on a four-roomed cottage at 40 James Street, Belfast. Over the past 159 years of its existence, Moyne Health Services has grown into a…

SOLAR ENERGY: HOT WATER SYSTEMS

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is for the Minister for Environment and Climate Change. Can the minister inform the house of how the Brumby Labor government is helping households in regional Victoria reduce greenhouse emissions? Mr JENNINGS (Minister for Environment and Climate Change) — I thank Ms Tierney for the opportunity to respond…

RELATIONSHIPS BILL

I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Relationships Bill and, like many other members of the chamber, I have received many emails and pieces of correspondence from constituents and the various organisations which previous speakers have referred to. I have read all of the correspondence, and I have also met with…

SKILLS STORES: SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA

On 26 March I had the pleasure of representing the Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation in the other place to officially open Victoria’s 11th skills store in Warrnambool. The South West Skills Store is situated at the South West Institute of TAFE in Warrnambool and is one of the 13 skills stores being established…

FUNDING BOOST FOR LISMORE COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND

The Corangamite Shire Council will receive a $60,000 boost from a Brumby Government funding package to improve community sporting facilities across the state. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, said the project was one of 130 across Victoria to share in almost $5.5 million from the latest round of the 2008-2009 Community Facility Funding…

ANGLESEA SPORT BENEFITS FROM GRANT SCHEME

Sport and recreation organisations in Anglesea will be able to get more locals involved in physical activity, thanks to a boost in Brumby Government funding. Announcing the first phase of the 2008 Country Action Grant Scheme and Victalent funding, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the grants helped strengthen grassroots sport and recreation…

COLAC AND DISTRICT SPORT BENEFITS FROM GRANT SCHEME

Sport and recreation organisations in and around Colac will be able to get more locals involved in physical activity, thanks to a boost in Brumby Government funding. Announcing the first phase of the 2008 Country Action Grant Scheme and Victalent funding, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the grants helped strengthen grassroots sport…

CAMPERDOWN SPORT BENEFITS FROM GRANT SCHEME

Sport and recreation organisations in Camperdown will be able to get more locals involved in physical activity, thanks to a boost in Brumby Government funding. Announcing the first phase of the 2008 Country Action Grant Scheme and Victalent funding, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the grants helped strengthen grassroots sport and recreation…

BODY IMAGE GRANTS SHAPING UP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN COLAC

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney is encouraging community-based organisations working with local young people to apply for new funding to help promote positive body image. Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government was taking the lead on promoting healthy body image and working to reduce the effect of unrealistic and unhealthy images in the media…

NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES RELEASED FOR DISCUSSION

Corangamite Shire Council, and all Councils across Victoria are a step closer to making clearer and faster decisions around housing development with today’s release of new draft residential zones by the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said a discussion paper outlining the suggested new residential zones was now available…

CORANGAMITE SHIRE COUNCIL JOINS STATE LINK CUTTING RED TAPE

The State Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today commended Corangamite Shire Council for joining the Brumby Government’s online initiative to cut red tape. Ms Tierney said 59 of the State’s 79 councils now offered the link to the Government’s business website www.business.vic.gov.au “This single website provides a one-stop shop that makes it easier to…

MOYNE SHIRE COUNCIL JOINS STATE LINK CUTTING RED TAPE

The State Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today commended Moyne Shire Council for joining the Brumby Government’s online initiative to cut red tape. Ms Tierney said 59 of the State’s 79 councils now offered the link to the Government’s business website www.business.vic.gov.au “This single website provides a one-stop shop that makes it easier to…

TWIN SKILLS BOOST FOR VICTORIA’S SOUTH WEST

Victoria’s South West received a twin skills boost today when Gayle Tierney Upper House Member for Western Victoria Region, officially opened the South West Skills Store and turned the first sod to commence construction of Stage 3 of South West Institute of TAFE’s major redevelopment. The South West Skills Store – one of nine Skills…

FUNDING BOOST FOR CLIFF STREET BICYCLE PATH

The Brumby Government has given cycling in Portland a boost, with a $20,000 upgrade to the Cliff Street off-road bicycle path, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The project will see the construction of a 2 metre wide off-road asphalt bicycle path from Glenelg Street to Cliff Street. Ms Tierney said that once…

PLANNING: GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is to the Minister for Planning. Can the minister update the house on the Brumby Labor government’s initiatives to make the planning system more efficient for local councils, the planning community and all Victorians? Mr Finn interjected. Hon. J. M. MADDEN (Minister for Planning) — Could I take…

FUNDING FOR EMPLOYMENT PROJECT IN WARRNAMBOOL

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, this week announced funding of $80,000 to Mentor Professional Pty. Ltd. for an important employment project in Warrnambool and Barwon South West to help disadvantaged jobseekers and skills shortages. Ms Tierney said Mentor would provide employment and personal development opportunities for Indigenous Australian jobseekers in the region. “This…

WARRNAMBOOL VOLUNTEER GROUP RECEIVES $2,815 GRANT

State Member for Western Victoria Region, Gayle Tierney, today announced that the Brumby Government will provide a grant of $2,815 to Ngarrakeetoon Meeting Place to help them recruit and train more volunteers.  Ms Tierney said the group was awarded the grant to help develop a comprehensive recruitment strategy to recruit volunteers to assist with program…

AIREYS INLET TENNIS CLUB: FACILITIES

 I raise a matter for the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs in the other place. It is in relation to the Aireys Inlet tennis club, which has a proposal for the expansion of two bitumen tennis courts at Anderson Roadknight Reserve by installing sand-filled synthetic grass courts, and for the illumination of those…

LEGISLATION REFORM (REPEALS No. 1) BILL

 It gives me great pleasure to rise to speak on this matter. Clearly it is a matter of housekeeping that we are removing obsolete legislation from the statute book. It is important to go through each of the acts that are being repealed, because referring to it just as housekeeping does not really identify the…

WOMEN: MORPHED — THE DANCE OF LIFE

On Saturday, 1 March 2008, I had the pleasure of representing the Minister for Mental Health in the other place, Lisa Neville, at the premiere and launch of Morphed — The Dance of Life at the Warrnambool entertainment centre. It is a community arts program about the lives of women in our community. The performance…

FREE BOOKS FOR TODDLERS IN $2.1 M LITERACY DRIVE

Every Victorian toddler will receive a free picture book as part of a Brumby Government drive to boost literacy by encouraging parents to read to their children. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said under the $2.1 million Young Readers Program, parents visiting a maternal child health centre would be given a free literacy information…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR WARRNAMBOOL SELF HELP

Eight groups in Warrnambool have received self help grants under the Brumby Government’s Disability Self Help Program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Ms Tierney said over 170 disability self help groups across Victoria will share in $220,000 in funding from the Brumby Government. “Groups across the state were eligible to apply for grants…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR PORTLAND SELF HELP

Three groups in Portland have received self help grants under the Brumby Government’s Disability Self Help Program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Ms Tierney said over 170 disability self help groups across Victoria will share in $220,000 in funding from the Brumby Government. “Groups across the state were eligible to apply for grants…

HEALTH: WESTERN VICTORIA REGION

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health in the other place. I ask the minister to take action to ensure that residents in Western Victoria Region continue to have access to high-quality medical services and facilities. This government has invested $4.1 billion across Victoria into the largest capital works program in the state’s…

GRIMWADE PARK, LISMORE: PLAYGROUND

 My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs in the other place, and it relates to an application put forward by the Corangamite Shire Council for the replacement of an existing playground at Grimwade Park in Lismore with a much more modern playground. The playground area has traditionally been well…

SPORT: TIMBOON GRANTS

Last week I had the pleasure of announcing two grants under the Country Football and Netball Program. In Camperdown, $20 000 has been allocated for the extension and widening of two netball courts as well as improved and expanded change rooms and suitable shelter for players and spectators at Leura Oval.It was a delight to…

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY BOOST FOR HORSHAM

A pedestrian refuge will be built on Wilson Street, Horsham to further improve safety for pedestrians crossing this busy road, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. “The refuge is a win for the community which petitioned the Rural City of Horsham for the much needed safety improvement,” she said. The $15,000 pedestrian refuge…

FUNDING BOOST FOR GRASSROOTS SPORT IN TIMBOON

Footballers and netballers in Timboon will enjoy better sporting facilities thanks to a Brumby Government program to upgrade community sports facilities across Victoria. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that as part of the $10 million Country Football and Netball Program, the Timboon Demons would receive $60,000 to: • Create new umpire change rooms and…

VICTORIANS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THE PREMIER’S CHALLENGE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney is encouraging all Victorian families to get active, healthy and involved in their local community by taking the Premier’s 30-minute challenge. Ms Tierney said the Premier’s Active Families Challenge would kick-off next month and encouraged families to increase their physical activity levels and get involved in sport and recreation…

FUNDING BOOST FOR GRASSROOTS SPORT IN CAMPERDOWN

Footballers and netballers in Camperdown will enjoy better sporting facilities thanks to a Brumby Government program to upgrade community sports facilities across Victoria. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that as part of the $10 million Country Football and Netball Program, the Camperdown Football Netball Club would receive $20,000 for: • The extension and widening…

NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES RELEASED FOR DISCUSSION

Glenelg Shire Council, and all Councils across Victoria are a step closer to making clearer and faster decisions around housing development with today’s release of new draft residential zones by the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said a discussion paper outlining the suggested new residential zones was now available…

DOUBLE THE FREEZA FUN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN CORANGAMITE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced two years’ worth of music and cultural event funding for Corangamite, which will be music to the ears of the region’s younger residents. Ms Tierney said the Corangamite Council would receive $38,900 to run events in 2008 and 2009 through the Brumby Government’s FReeZA program. Successful…

NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES RELEASED FOR DISCUSSION

Colac Otway Shire Council, and all Councils across Victoria are a step closer to making clearer and faster decisions around housing development with today’s release of new draft residential zones by the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said a discussion paper outlining the suggested new residential zones was now…

WOMEN CREATING HARMONY PROJECT 2007-2008

The member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney will launch the Women Creating Harmony Project this Saturday the 16th of February at the Marrow Theatrette, Geelong at 2.30pm. There are a number of established ethnic communities in the Geelong region who have settled in the region since WW2, predominately of European decent. However, over recent years…

NEW FUNDING FOR NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK IN TERANG

Young people in Terang will be enjoying National Youth Week 2008 in style, thanks to new Brumby Government funding for local organisations to run events and activities during the celebration, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said Terang Resources Inc had received funding to organise Get Scuffed – youth-led Skateboarding…

ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENTS DIVE FOR CLUES AT CLIFTON SPRINGS

Maritime archaeology students will this week undertake a research excavation at one of Victoria’s most important heritage sites, the Clifton Springs Spa Complex, the Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney announced today. With guidance from Heritage Victoria’s maritime archaeology team, the students from Adelaide’s Flinders University will focus on the 1890s Long Jetty site, looking…

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY: NATIONAL PLAN

My matter is directed to the Minister for Industry and Trade. The 2008 annual statement of government intentions presented on Tuesday by the Premier reinforces the imperative for this government to have policies, programs and legislation to encourage and foster strong families, strong communities and strong economic growth. Of course jobs are central to this…

BALLARAT HEALTH SERVICES: REPORT 2006-07

 I rise to speak on the Ballarat Health Services annual report of 2006-07. This report is a remarkable achievement for Ballarat Health Services. It is particularly worth noting that the 150th anniversary of the Ballarat Base Hospital was celebrated in September. The foundation stone for the hospital was originally laid on Christmas Day one year…

BUSES: COLAC AND PORTLAND

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport in the other place. On 30 January the minister announced the government’s Regional Bus Improvement Program. Services in Colac will be boosted from 20 to 114 services a week. The Colac bus service will now provide 21 services a day from 8.00 a.m. till 6.00…

MITSUBISHI MOTORS AUSTRALIA: ADELAIDE PLANT

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is to the Minister for Industry and Trade. Can the minister please outline to the house the effects of the closure of the Mitsubishi manufacturing plant in Adelaide on the Victorian automotive industry? Hon. T. C. THEOPHANOUS (Minister for Industry and Trade) — I thank the member for…

HOMELESSNESS: BALLARAT COMMUNITY AWARDS

Many members of this house attended a range of Australia Day ceremonies in late January. I had the pleasure of attending functions at Portarlington, Geelong and Ballarat, but I want to mention particularly the community awards at the Ballarat ceremony and the importance of local communities recognising issues in their communities and actively working to…

ALBERT PARK, WARRNAMBOOL: TRAIL NETWORK

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs in the other place. It relates to a grant application made by the Warrnambool City Council for the Albert Park trail network. I understand stage 1 has been submitted to the minister’s office. The proposal is to create a passive trail network…

CLIMATE CHANGE: GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES

Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My question is to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change. Can the minister outline for the house some of the ways in which the Brumby government will build on its leadership role in the effort to tackle climate change during 2008? Mr JENNINGS (Minister for Environment and Climate Change)…

$802,000 for TAFE UPRADES IN WARRNAMBOOL

South West TAFE, Warrnambool campus received a major funding boost to upgrade facilities and buy new training equipment, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. The Premier, John Brumby, and the Minister for Skills, Jacinta Allan, announced the new $20 million funding to be shared by all 18 Victorian TAFEs. Ms Tierney said the investment…

RUMBLE STRIPS TO BE INSTALLED IN POLWARTH

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the announcement that the contract had been awarded for the installation of rumble strips at 180 level crossings across Victoria.Rumble strips were installed at 20 priority sites at the end of last year, and the successful contractor, Downer EDI Works, will now work on the remaining 180…

RUMBLE STRIPS TO BE INSTALLED IN THE SOUTH WEST

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the announcement that the contract had been awarded for the installation of rumble strips at 180 level crossings across Victoria.Rumble strips were installed at 20 priority sites at the end of last year, and the successful contractor, Downer EDI Works, will now work on the remaining 180…

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Golden Plains Shire Council will be dressed for success after the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, announced the successful applicants of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program today. Ms Tierney said seven clubs would receive up to $1,000 to purchase essential sports uniforms and footwear. “Sport in the Golden Plains…

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Corrangamite Shire will be dressed for success after the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, announced the successful applicants of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program today. Ms Tierney said six clubs would receive up to $1,000 to purchase essential sports uniforms and footwear. “Sport in Corrangamite Shire is as strong…

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Moyne Shire Council will be dressed for success after the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, announced the successful applicants of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program today. Ms Tierney said eleven clubs would receive up to $1,000 to purchase essential sports uniforms and footwear. “Sport in the Moyne Shire is…

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Colac Otway Shire will be dressed for success after the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, announced the successful applicants of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program today. Ms Tierney said five clubs would receive up to $1,000 to purchase essential sports uniforms and footwear. “Sport in Corrangamite Shire is as…

INVESTMENT IN BOATING SAFETY AND FACILITIES FOR POLWARTH

The Local Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that $29,452 has been allocated to the Polwarth region out of the Brumby Government’s 2007-08 Boating Safety and Facilities Program. “The Brumby Government is committed to working with community groups to ensure a safer boating environment and the provision of safe boating facilities,” said Ms…

DROUGHT RELIEF FOR LOCAL SPORTS FACILITIES

Residents in Winchelsea will benefit from a $40 000 Brumby Government grant to support sporting grounds and facilities affected by drought conditions. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the grant was part of a $12.9 million Drought Relief for Community Sport and Recreation Program recently announced by the Premier John Brumby and the Minister…

$15,000 TO DEVELOP WINCHELSEA CULTURAL PRECINCT PLAN

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced a $15,000 grant to Surf Coast Shire Council under the Brumby Government’s provincial planning initiative to develop a master plan for a new cultural precinct in Winchelsea. Ms Tierney said the Winchelsea Cultural Precinct Master Plan would determine the feasibility of establishing a new cultural precinct…

HOME GOODS THE NUMBER ONE CONSUMER ISSUE FOR 2007

Problems with household goods and services were the most common consumer concern reported to Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) in 2007. More than 620,000 Victorians contacted CAV last year for information on issues ranging from lay-by and refund problems to misleading advertising and faulty products. Details of the top 10 goods and services enquiries last year…

HOME GOODS THE NUMBER ONE CONSUMER ISSUE FOR 2007

Problems with household goods and services were the most common consumer concern reported to Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) in 2007. More than 620,000 Victorians contacted CAV last year for information on issues ranging from lay-by and refund problems to misleading advertising and faulty products. Details of the top 10 goods and services enquiries last year…

HOME GOODS THE NUMBER ONE CONSUMER ISSUE FOR 2007

Problems with household goods and services were the most common consumer concern reported to Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) in 2007. More than 620,000 Victorians contacted CAV last year for information on issues ranging from lay-by and refund problems to misleading advertising and faulty products. Details of the top 10 goods and services enquiries last year…

FREE BIKES PROVIDE PEDAL POWER TO LOCAL PRIMARY KIDS

Ten students in total from Merrivale Primary School, Warrnambool special Development School, Warrnambool East Primary School, Warrnambool Primary School and Warrnambool West Primary School will receive free bicycles as part of the Brumby Government’s 1000 bike Ride2School giveaway, Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney announced today. The lucky recipients were nominated for the prize by their…

FREE BIKES PROVIDE PEDAL POWER TO LOCAL PRIMARY KIDS

Eight students in total from Alvie Consolidated School, Colac South West Primary School, Colac West Primary School and Elliminyt Primary School will receive free bicycles as part of the Brumby Government’s 1000 bike Ride2School giveaway, Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney announced today. The lucky recipients were nominated for the prize by their school for their…

MATERNITY BOOST FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL MUMS

Families in the Colac region will continue to have the opportunity to have their maternity care as close to home as possible after the Brumby Government committed an extra $166,000 through the Rural Maternity Initiative Western Victoria. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP welcomed the announcement of additional funding for maternity services. “This initiative…