ENGAGING! MORE YOUNG PEOPLE IN COLAC

Young people in Colac will have more opportunities to actively participate in and connect with their local community, through the Andrew Labor Government’s Engage! 2018-20 program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced Colac Area Health will receive an Engage! 2018-20 grant of $130,000 over three years for their Our Place 3250 project.…

ENGAGING! MORE YOUNG PEOPLE IN WARRNAMBOOL

Young people in Warrnambool will have more opportunities to actively participate in and connect with their local community, through the Andrew Labor Government’s Engage! 2018-20 program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced two organisations in Warrnambool will receive an Engage! 2018-20 grants for projects that will support young people aged between 12…

NEW SECURITY OFFICERS FOR COLAC COURT

Colac residents will have access to safer and more secure court facilities thanks to a $330,000 upgrade and the roll out of new Court Security Officers under the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced three Court Security Officers will be deployed on court sitting days from today, Monday 18 December.…

MUSIC GRANT CELEBRATES LOCAL TALENT

Geelong’s music scene will take off like never before, with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of grants providing support to local artists and music industry. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed news that Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Marrma Rom Two Worlds Foundation are amongst more than 50 music industry representatives…

FUNDING BOOST FOR CORANGAMITE LANDCARE GROUPS

Corangamite environment groups have received $191,000 in funding as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.93 million Landcare Grants program. Announcing the grants, Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the funding will be distributed through the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, which supports local Landcare groups carry out environmental projects to improve regional waterway…

FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL LANDCARE GROUPS

Local environment groups in Victoria’s south-west will benefit from $191,000 in funding as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $2 million Landcare Grants program. Announcing the grants, Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the funding will be distributed through the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, which supports local Landcare groups carry out environmental…

GETTING THE PLANNING RIGHT IN BANNOCKBURN TO BOOST JOBS AND MAKE COMMUNITIES STRONGER

The Andrews Labor Government is getting the planning right in Bannockburn to cut red tape, boost jobs and make homes more affordable. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced an $80,000 grant to assist the Golden Plains Shire Council develop the Bannockburn Traffic and Car Parking Strategy. Bannockburn is growing, and we’re giving…

FUNDING BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN WESTERN VICTORIA

Volunteers in Western Victoria are receiving a welcome funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services, James Merlino recently announced the outcome of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, delivering grants to 300 successful applicants. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated the 26 emergency service organisations in…

FUNDING BOOST FOR PORT FAIRY

The Port Fairy Folk Festival has been recognised for its outstanding contributions to tourism, arts and culture by being awarded a grant from the Andrews Labor Government to support its continued success. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that Port Fairy Folk Festival has secured a $20,000 grant through the Labor Government’s Regional…

FUNDING BOOST FOR KOROIT

The Koroit Irish Festival has been recognised for its outstanding contributions to tourism, arts and culture by being awarded a grant from the Andrews Labor Government to support its continued success. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that Koroit Irish Festival has secured a $5,000 grant through the Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund.…

FUNDING BOOST FOR APOLLO BAY

The 2018 Apollo Bay Seafood Festival is set to expand to a 3 day event thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that Apollo Bay Seafood Festival has secured a $10,000 grant through the Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund. This family fun event features…

SPRING SHADE GRANTS HELP SCHOOL KIDS IN WESTERN VICTORIA GET READY FOR SUMMER

As we head into summer, more students in Western Victoria will be protected from the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation with extra shade to prevent deadly skin cancers. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced five schools will receive $102,474 through the Andrews Labor Government’s School Shade Grants Program. The $1.4 million program provides…

PROTECTING RECREATIONAL AND ABORIGINAL WATER FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed new legislation introduced to parliament to enshrine recreational and Aboriginal water values into law for the first time across Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government has already taken significant steps to implement these values through projects like the Cultural Flows project along the Glenelg River. Traditional knowledge…

STRENGTHENING FAMILY CAPABILITY IN SOUTH WEST VICTORIA

The Victorian Government is boosting support to vulnerable children and families in south west Victoria with funding for prevention and early intervention support services. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced four local integrated family service providers will receive an additional $514,598.01 to deliver integrated family services that build capacity and work with…

BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUB IN ANGLESEA

A grassroots sports club in Anglesea is getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and win silverware. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Anglesea Football Club would share in over $500,000 from the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program 2017-18 The Club will receive…

MAKING ROADS SAFER BY REDUCING TEEN ALCOHOL USE

The Andrews Labor Government is targeting alcohol-related crashes involving young drivers in Warrnambool through a new awareness program about the dangers of underage drinking. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $25,000 grant for local organisation Communities That Care to run their Smart Generation Program. “The program reduces access to alcohol for minors…

BANNOCKBURN BULLS NET NEW FACILITIES

Bannockburn Cricket Club players will be smashing sixes, thanks to the construction of three new multi-purpose synthetic cricket nets at Victoria Park Recreation Reserve. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney officially opened the training nets today, made possible thanks to a $67,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The new nets feature retractable soft netting…

NAME CHANGE FOR BRAND NEW VICTORIAN SCHOOLS

Two of Victoria’s newest schools have chosen their new names. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Bannockburn Primary School’s new name is Bannockburn P-12 College, while Torquay North Primary School will become Torquay Coast Primary School. Bannockburn Primary School will expand next year to include secondary schooling and is relocating to a…

VICTORIAN COASTAL GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government has announced funding to improve the safety, access and amenity of coastal areas. The funding is part of the Government’s nearly $1 million Coastal Public Access and Risk Program that provides financial assistance to Victorian coastal Crown land managers, including volunteer committees of management and local governments, to reduce coastal risk…

CONSTRUCTION ABOUT TO START ON AIREY’S INLET PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Students at Airey’s Inlet Primary School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a $40,000 maintenance upgrade due to get underway shortly. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced that Deca Building Projects has been awarded the construction contract. The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education…

DELIVERING BETTER MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES TO ABORIGINAL FAMILIES IN WARRNAMBOOL

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal communities deliver improved Maternal and Child Health services to families and children in Warrnambool. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative, partnering with Warrnambool City Council, will receive a grant of $130,000 as part of the Labor Government’s Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health…

COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY GRANTS ANNOUNCED

The Andrews Labor Government has announced an additional $4 million in community grants funding for 110 projects across the state as part of its support for the Biodiversity On-ground Action program. When announcing the funding, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said local community initiatives will receive part of the $4 million in funding to…

WESTERN VICTORIA LANDCARE GROUPS RECOGNISED

Western Victoria Landcare groups have been recognised for the significant contributions they have made to the local environment. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP congratulated the Woady Yaloak Catchment Group, Simon Faulkner (Surf Coast Rabbit Action Network) and Corangamite Catchment Management Authority members Angela Jeffery and Bret Ryan today on their awards following…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR WARRNAMBOOL

Small businesses in the Warrnambool area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Last year more than 4,600 people participated in over 450 Small Business Victoria workshops across the State. The most popular topics included starting a…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR PORTLAND

Small businesses in the Portland area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Wednesday 6 September 2017. Last year more than 4,600 people participated in over 450 Small Business Victoria workshops across the State. The most popular topics included starting a…

VITAL SAFETY WORKS ON PRINCESS HIGHWAY UNDERWAY

The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety for drivers in Victoria’s south-west, with crucial works underway on the Princes Highway near the intersection of Henty Highway at Heywood. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said the reconstruction of this section of highway would improve safety, reduce wear and tear on heavy vehicles, and provide…

MAKING MEN TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE

The Andrews Labor Government is making South West Victoria safer by expanding programs that make men who have committed family violence take accountability for their actions and stop abusing women and children. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced $195,660 for family violence programs and referral services, encouraging men to acknowledge the impact…

INTERVENING EARLY TO HELP VULNERABLE FAMILIES

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Andrews Labor Government is investing $490,000 to intervene earlier so that vulnerable families and children in Colac-Otway and Corangamite Shire areas are better supported to stay together. The Victorian Government announced $29.2 million in the 2017-18 Budget for Child FIRST and integrated family services to…

CALLING ALL CREATORS – APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO SUPPORT VICTORIAN CREATIVE CAREERS

Applications are now open for the Creators Fund, a ground-breaking new Andrews Labor Government program that will support Victorian creatives to undertake research, to experiment, and focus on developing their skills and careers. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP called for applications to the program, which is open to creative practitioners and artists…

SUPPORTING KIRRAE HEALTH SERVICE TO TACKLE ICE

13 community groups will receive Community Ice Action Grants, to roll out local initiatives to fight against ice and drug addiction in communities across the state. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Kirrae Health Service will receive $10,000 in funding towards the Koko Blokes project. The Koko Blokes project targets Koori boys…

$30,000 WORKS IMPROVE GREAT SOUTH WEST WALK EXPERIENCE

Portland residents and visitors have better access to the Great South West Walk, following $30,000 of maintenance works along a section of the popular walking track, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) hired contractors to undertake the works near Hanlon Parade, in Portland. Ms…

TRAVEL GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR WESTERN VICTORIA ATHLETES

Aspiring athletes, coaches, officials and teams in Western Victoria get set to unlock your sporting potential by applying for funding from the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced applications for the next round of the $2.4 million Athlete Pathway Travel Grants…

FUNDING BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN WESTERN VICTORIA

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria today…

GOVERNMENT KICKS IN FOR NEW MORTLAKE SPORTS PAVILION

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with building the sports infrastructure Victorian communities deserve. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a new multi-purpose community pavilion will be constructed at D.C Farren Oval in Mortlake. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, the Victorian Government kicked in $50,000 to help Moyne Shire Council…