NEW ANGLESEA SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Construction on the new Anglesea lifesaving clubhouse has officially commenced thanks to funding support from the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today toured the construction site for Anglesea’s modern, fit-for-purpose clubhouse and thanked the club and the community for their work to deliver the new facility. The new building will…

ESP WOOL PRODUCTION PROGRAM WINS PREMIER’S SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

A finewool-growing family operation near Winslow in Victoria’s south-west won the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Small and Medium Enterprises Award at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2019 for their sustainable wool production. Kia Ora Merino’s E.S.P. or Ethical, Sustainable, Profitable wool production is now a feature of the Finnigan family farm, pulling together existing…

HELPING TO CELEBRATE COLAC OTWAY CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Colac Otway community to host fun and free educational activities and events for local families and children as part of this year’s Children’s Week celebrations. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced three local organisations were among the 118 recipients to receive a grant to help host…

HELPING TO CELEBRATE SOUTH WEST CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the South West community to host fun and free educational activities and events for local families and children as part of this year’s Children’s Week celebrations. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced two local organisations were among the 118 recipients to receive a grant to help host…

HELPING COMMUNITY PLAYGROUPS GROW

Children and families in Aireys Inlet and Winchelsea will be well supported thanks to new grants funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced local playgroups will share in funding from the $50,000 Great Start Community Playgroup Grants program. Each grant of up to $1000 value will help to…

WORK STARTS ON HEYWOOD SCHOOL UPGRADE

Students in Heywood will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Heywood and District Secondary College. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that Bowden Corporation has been appointed to build the school’s $600,000 upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education. The…

KEEPING SENIORS CONNECTED TO COMMUNITY

Seniors living in Lismore are set to get better connected thanks to a $700,000 funding package from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced South West Healthcare will receive $25,000 for their Lismore Derrinallum Safari Lunch Project as part of the package to strengthen seniors’ involvement in the community and…

COASTAL COMMUNITIES SHARE IN COASTCARE FUNDING

Community groups along Victoria’s south west coast will share in more than $260,000 statewide funding from the Victorian Government’s Coastcare Grants Program in 2018/2019. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said, “The Coastcare Community Grants Program supports small-scale community projects in coastal areas, building environmental and community resilience in a changing environment.” “This funding will…

RUSSELLS CREEK CLUB BENEFITS FROM NEW IRRIGATION SYSTEM

Warrnambool’s passionate footballers and cricketers now have a state-of-the-art automated irrigation system at Mack Oval, keeping the ground in top condition year-round thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today officially opened the new irrigation system, made possible with $90,000 from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The Russells…

WARRNAMBOOL ICON PROTECTED FOR YEARS TO COME

Warrnambool’s historic Wollaston Bridge is currently being restored to its former glory thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government. The Government contributed $195,000 from the Living Heritage Program towards the restoration of the bridge, with Warrnambool City Council also contributing $100,000. The bridge was first built in 1890 to facilitate access across the Merri…

A BIGGER, BETTER GYM FOR COBDEN

Cobden residents can now work out in a modern, well-equipped gymnasium thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney officially opened the new and fully-equipped Cobden Community Fitness Centre today, made possible thanks to $90,000 in funding from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and a further $185,580…

GREEN FUTURE FOR WINCHELSEA GOLF COURSE

Winchelsea Golf Club now has a state-of-the-art automated irrigation system keeping its course green and in excellent condition year-round thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney officially opened the new irrigation system today, made possible thanks to $75,000 from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Winchelsea Golf…

SAFETY BOOST FOR HEATHMERE LEVEL CROSSING

Safety for motorists and train passengers in Victoria’s west has been boosted following upgrades to the Princes Highway level crossing in Heathmere thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said works to install new boom gates, bells and flashing lights at the level crossing were aimed at preventing serious collisions…

MAKING KINDERGARTENS MORE INCLUSIVE FOR ALL CHILDREN IN WESTERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kindergartens in Western Victoria upgrade their playgrounds and buildings and buy new equipment to support children with additional needs. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the launch of the 2019 round of the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program for local centres. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 included $6 million…

A BOOST FOR CREATIVITY AT WARRNAMBOOL ARTS GALLERY

Warrnambool Arts Gallery will further connect and inspire audience’s thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Warrnambool City Council, which has received a $46,405 grant to contract a Curator of Cultural Engagement for the Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) Maar Nation gallery. The Curator will receive mentorship…

WORK STARTS ON LISMORE SCHOOL UPGRADE

Students in Lismore will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Lismore Primary School. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that BDH Constructions has been appointed to build the school’s $110,000 upgrade, which will help it deliver a 21st century education. The upgrade will…

WORK STARTS ON WARRNAMBOOL SCHOOL UPGRADE

Students at Warrnambool Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that Rendine has been appointed to design the school’s $739,000 upgrade. The upgrade will deliver a…

HELPING LOCAL CHILDREN GET THE MOST OUT OF KINDERGARTEN

Children in Terang, Timboon, Cobden and Skipton will be among almost 20,000 heading to kindergarten this year who will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Australian-first school readiness funding. All kindergartens in Corangamite Shire will receive a funding boost to engage with professional support such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists and language and literacy experts,…

MORE FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR VICTORIA’S ENVIRONMENT VOLUNTEERS IN WESTERN VICTORIA

The Victorian Government has announced the opening of the 2019-2020 Victorian Landcare Grants for projects that protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment in Western Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the $1.76 million grants program to support Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle…

ENCOURAGING PEOPLE INTO KINDERGARTEN TEACHING

The Andrews Labor Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support early childhood teachers to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today encouraged local residents to consider pursuing careers in early childhood education, with an…

TELLING THE STORIES OF WINCHELSEA VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive for future generations in Winchelsea. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has announced $30,000 for Surf Coast Shire Council for the Winchelsea Memorial Park and Interactive Map Project. The grant was approved as part of the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues…

BIG EQUIPMENT BOOST FOR PORTLAND DISTRICT HEALTH

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Portland District Health the latest cutting-edge equipment so that they can continue to do what they do best. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Portland District Health would receive funding under the Medical Equipment Replacement Program and Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program grant. In total, the Labor…

SAFETY BOOST FOR WARRNAMBOOL GROWTH ZONES

Accessing one of Warrnambool’s fastest-growing commercial and residential centres is now safer and more efficient with works complete on Boiling Down Road thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Rehabilitation and widening works on 1.2 kilometres of Boiling Down Road are now complete, providing extra room for vehicles to pass one another without having to veer…

WORKS COMPLETE ON LAVERS HILL-COBDEN ROAD

Drivers will now enjoy a smoother and safer journey when travelling between Lavers Hill and Cobden with the completion of a massive road rebuilding project thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said about 10 kilometres of Lavers Hill-Cobden Road had been completely rebuilt between Chapple Vale and Jancourt East…

BUILDING A SAFER CASTERTON-APSLEY ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government is making Casterton-Apsley Road smoother and safer for drivers with the completion of recent road upgrades. Just under a kilometre of road at Nangeela was reconstructed, resurfaced and widened as part of the Labor Government’s $40 million Narrow Roads program. Previously this section of road was too narrow for two vehicles…

WARRNAMBOOL SEASIDE FESTIVAL OF RACING

Families in Warrnambool for the summer are set to benefit from a festival of greyhound racing thanks to a joint funding package worth almost $73,000. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $26,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program to support the 2018–19 Seaside Festival at Wannon Park. The festival includes eight premier…

BOOST FOR TORQUAY COMMUNITY HOUSE

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading the Torquay Community House so that more locals in Torquay have access to vital services in a renovated and more modern facility. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Torquay Community House would receive $10,000 to upgrade the meeting area to include a portable coffee shop, as part…

WOMEN TAKE TO THE TRACK AT TERANG

Women racing enthusiasts will be invited to dine in style at the Terang trots this November as part of a joint racing and infrastructure funding package worth more than $47,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is providing more than $12,000 towards two racing infrastructure upgrades at Terang Racecourse, and almost $9600…

ANDREWS GOVERNMENT LIGHTS UP COLAC SPORT

The Colac community will soon be enjoying modern sports facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $375,164 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Central Reserve Lighting and Court Redevelopment project. Central Reserve is home to a number of community organisations including:…

CONSTRUCTION BLITZ TO FIX NOTORIOUS NARROW ROADS

The Andrews Labor Government will kick off major road rebuilding and widening works next week on three of south western Victoria’s most notoriously damaged and narrow roads. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 10 kilometres of Warrnambool-Caramut Road (between Bromfield Road and the Hamilton Highway), five kilometres of Coleraine-Edenhope Road (between Harrow-Balmoral Road and…

DELIVERING A NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE FOR WARRNAMBOOL

The Andrews Labor Government’s record boost for Victoria’s neighbourhood houses means even more opportunities for locals to foster connections in Warrnambool, learn new skills and boost their health and wellbeing. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a brand new neighbourhood house will be funded to open in Warrnambool through the Neighbourhood Houses Coordination…

ANDREWS GOVERNMENT KICKS IN FOR WARRNAMBOOL SPORT

Merrivale Football Netball Club and Merrivale Cricket Club will soon be enjoying modern sports facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $250,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Merrivale Recreation Reserve Irrigation, Electrical & Lighting Improvements Project. The project scope…

BUILDING EVEN MORE KINDERS ACROSS VICTORIA

More kinders, integrated children’s hubs and upgraded early years facilities are on the way for Victorian families and their children, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. In Camperdown today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that more than 50 projects will be funded through the 2018-19 major grants round of the Children’s Facilities Capital…

GREAT LOCAL IDEAS SECURE FUNDING THROUGH PICK MY PROJECT

Grassroots sports clubs, community gardens and a multi-purpose cinema facility are among organisations in Victoria’s south west that have secured vital funding through Pick My Project – the Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking program that gives locals the power to choose the projects their community needs. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 17 local…

PORTLAND LIBRARY REDEVELOPMENT OPEN

The Victorian Government continues to invest record funding into Victoria’s libraries and support learning centres under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney opened the redeveloped Portland Library today on behalf of Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz. The Victorian Government partnered with the Glenelg Shire Council to deliver the $400,000…