$4.6 MILLION TO UPGRADE KINDERS, MORE FUNDING AVAILABLE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced Apex Pre-School Ltd in Elliminyt would receive $200,000 to expand facilities so they can deliver more kinder hours. Ms Tierney said Apex Pre-School Ltd is among twenty-three Victorian kindergartens and child care centres to share in $4.6 million of Brumby Labor Government grants to help…

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR LOCAL CEMETERY TRUSTS

Polwarth cemeteries are set to benefit from a $732,537 Brumby Government funding boost Gayle Tierney MP, member for Western Victoria announced today. The Brumby Government has provided the money for maintenance grants to small and medium-sized Victorian cemetery trusts, Ms Tierney said. Ms Tierney said eighty two cemetery trusts State-wide will share $732,537 in grants,…

FUNDING BOOST FOR FACILITIES AT KOLORA NOORAT FNC

The Kolora Noorat Football Netball Club in Noorat is set to benefit from facility upgrades, thanks to a Victorian Government funding program to help improve football and netball facilities across the state. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the club would receive $60,000 as part of the latest round of the $11.2 million Country…

FUNDING BOOST FOR FOOTBALL AND NETBALL IN ANGLESEA

The Ellimatta Reserve Netball courts through the Anglesea Great Courts Project thanks to a Victorian Government funding program to help improve football and netball facilities across the state. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the facility would receive $60,000 as part of the latest round of the $11.2 million Country Football and Netball…

NEW $220,000 RESCUE TRUCK FOR LORNE VICSES

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today handed over the keys to a $220,000 emergency response vehicle to Lorne VICSES. Ms Tierney said the State Government was committed to ensuring the state’s VICSES volunteers have the resources they need to carry out their important work in the community. “The new Lorne VICSES rescue truck…

$60,000 HELPS UPGRADE LAVERS HILL COMMUNITY HALL

The Brumby Government is supporting the upgrade of a local community hall in Lavers Hill, with a $60,000 grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said an upgrade to the Lavers Hill Hall would provide essential community infrastructure for the town and enhance its liveability. “The Lavers Hill…

$2.6 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR SW INDUSTRY PROJECTS

Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Brumby Government funding totalling $2.6 million for two major industry projects in the south west that will create jobs and make industry more sustainable. On behalf of the Minister for Regional and Rural Development Minister, Jacinta Allan, Ms Tierney announced $700,000 funding for the Aussie Farmers Direct…

FUNDING BOOST FOR FOOTBALL AND NETBALL IN WARRNAMBOOL

Two Warrnambool Football Netball Clubs are set to benefit from facility and ground upgrades, thanks to a Victorian Government funding program to help improve football and netball facilities across the state. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the clubs would receive $60,000 each as part of the latest round of the $11.2 million…

LOCAL STUDENT WINS STATEWIDE SCHOOL EDUCATION AWARD

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today congratulated Megan Balcombe from Terang College, who was today named a winner in the statewide Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Achievement Awards. “Megan should be exceptionally proud of her achievements in VCAL,” Ms Tierney said. “The VCAL certificate is an excellent alternative to the Victorian Certificate…

TERANG HUB SET TO ROLL

Families in Terang will soon have a new place to get together thanks to a $231,493 boost by the Brumby Labor Government  Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said Victorian Community Support Grant funding was the last step needed to start construction on the $900,000 refurbishment of Community Hub and Grandstand. “The Brumby Labor Government understands…

NEW FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN COLAC

The Community Hub Inc in Colac has received a $5,000 Brumby Government funding boost to support for volunteers. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today that Community Hub Inc had received $5,000 from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. Ms Tierney said the organisation had received the grant for its Beechy…

$110,000 GIVES NEW LIFE TO TOOLONG HALL

Toolong Hall will be given a new lease of life with a major upgrade backed by a $110,000 Brumby Government grant. Announcing the funding today, Member for Western Victoria said revitalising the hall was a priority for the township’s 150 residents. She said the upgrade would produce benefits across the community, from playgroups to emergency…

PORTLAND TAXI RANK A BOOST FOR PASSENGER SAFETY

An upgraded taxi rank in Portland will provide taxi passengers with a safer environment to catch a cab, announced Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria. Glenelg Shire Council has received $62,628 of funding from the Victorian Government as part of the Taxi Rank Safety Program to improve lighting, seating, road treatment and signage at…

$125,000 TANKER A CENTENARY GIFT FOR BARWON DOWNS CFA

Barwon Downs CFA today celebrated its centenary with the handover of a new $125,000 ultra light tanker. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, MP, handed over the keys to the 550-litre tanker on the 100th anniversary of the brigade’s formation. “Today is an historic day for Barwon Downs CFA,” Ms Tierney said. “For the past…

VICTORIAN FAMILIES THE BIG WINNERS IN 2010 STATE BUDGET

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has welcomed a 2010 State Budget that invests heavily in services for Victorian families, cuts taxes and builds for the future – including a record $4 billion boost to Victoria’s hospitals and health system. Regional Victorians will now receive a grant of $26,500 when purchasing a new home,…

$40,000 FOR MEN TO GET TOGETHER IN WINCHELSEA

Men in Winchelsea will soon find themselves learning new skills and enjoying time with friends in a new men’s shed, as one of 25 applicants that have been successful in the latest round of Men’s Shed Program funding. Member for Western Victoria said that Winchelsea Community House Inc had received the $40,000 grant for a…

$50,000 FOR MEN TO GET TOGETHER IN ANGLESEA

Men in Anglesea will soon find themselves learning new skills and enjoying time with friends in a new men’s shed, as one of 25 applicants that have been successful in the latest round of Men’s Shed Program funding. Member for Western Victoria said that Anglesea & District Community House Inc had received the $50,000 grant…

KOROIT SPORTS STADIUM OFFICALLY OPEN

Sporting enthusiasts of all ages in the Western Victoria town of Koroit will again be taking the court in their newly-refurbished stadium. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, today officially opened the Victoria Park Stadium on behalf of the Sport and Recreation Minister, James Merlino. Ms Tierney said the project will cater for…

BOOST TO GRASSROOTS SPORT AND RECREATION IN DENNINGTON

Dennington children, both big and small, will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding for the Dennington Playground Redevelopment. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Warrnambool City Council would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category. “Victorians love their…

FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORT IN WARRNAMBOOL

The Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Bowling Club is one of 49 local sporting venues set to benefit from facility and ground upgrades, thanks to a Victorian Government funding program to help keep community sport alive and provide long term, sustainable, low water use community sporting facilities. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, said the Warrnambool…

FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL SPORT IN DERRINALLUM

The Derrinallum Bowls Club is one of 49 local sporting venues set to benefit from facility and ground upgrades, thanks to a Victorian Government funding program to help keep community sport alive and provide long term, sustainable, low water use community sporting facilities. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, said the Derrinallum Bowls Club…

$20,000 FOR MEN TO GET TOGETHER IN CAMPERDOWN

Men in Camperdown will soon find themselves with more opportunities to learn new skills and enjoying time with friends in an upgraded men’s shed, as one of 25 applicants that have been successful in the latest round of Men’s Shed Program funding. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said that the Corangamite District Adult Education…

CELEBRATING PORTLAND COASTAL CHAMPIONS

An exciting range of projects to foster young coastal advocates, protect and enhance significant coastal wetlands and cultivate important links between coast and catchment, are among the winners of the 11th Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence, 2010. This year’s awards were hosted by the Victorian Coastal Council and attracted 16 finalists across six different categories.…

GAYLE TIERNEY ANNOUNCES RECORD NEW

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, has welcomed a Brumby Labor Government announcement to add an extra 1,966 police across Victoria in the biggest single boost to police numbers in the state’s history. “We are deploying an additional 1,700 officers to front-line policing as well as freeing up an additional 266 police officers to…

BOOST TO GRASSROOTS SPORT AND RECREATION IN TIMBOON

Timboon children, both big and small, will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding for the Timboon Playground Redevelopment. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Corangamite Shire Council would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category. “Victorians love their…

BOOST TO GRASSROOTS SPORT AND RECREATION IN ANGLESEA

Anglesea residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding for the Lighting Up Anglesea Tennis Project – Stage 2 in Anglesea. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Surf Coast Shire would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.…

BOOST TO GRASSROOTS SPORT AND RECREATION IN COLAC

Colac residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding for the Colac Skatepark Redevelopment. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Colac Otway Shire would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category. “Victorians love their sport and recreation, especially…

NEW JOBS FOR PEOPLE WITH EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced a $330,200 program to place 70 disadvantaged jobseekers in the Barwon South west region into sustainable employment. “Congratulations to Superior Staff for winning the opportunity to place 70 young retrenched and mature aged workers and neighbourhood renewal jobseekers into jobs in the dairy processing and food…

TIERNEY CALLS ON WORKPLACE SAFETY HEROES TO BE HONOURED

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today called on Western Victorian workplaces to nominate their workplace safety at their workplace for the WorkSafe Victoria Awards 2010.Ms Tierney said nominations for the awards had just opened and Western Victorian workplaces can nominate for a variety of categories including: • Health and Safety Representative of the Year,• Best Health…

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR DAIRY WORKERS

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, today announced a $160,000 program to place 16 disadvantaged jobseekers in the western Victorian region into sustainable employment. “Congratulations to Dairy Australia Ltd and the Brotherhood of St Laurence for winning the opportunity to place 16 unemployed dairy workers from Warrnambool to Colac into jobs in the…

$67 million in safety measures for Victorian roads

A $67 million funding boost from the Brumby Labor Government will improve safety on metropolitan and regional roads across Victoria, including a $160,000 boost for Tyrendarra, Western Victorian MP Gayle Tierney announced today. “The Brumby Labor Government is building a better transport network for Victoria, providing important road safety upgrades for local communities,” Ms Tierney…

TIERNEY CONGRATULATES POLWARTH’S CHAMPION VOLUNTEERS

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has congratulated members of the Beeac and Irrewarra CFAs after their success at the 2010 State Rural Fire Brigade Championships in Whittlesea recently. Joining more than 1000 fire-fighters from across the state, the two brigades placed in a number of event including: Beeac A:• 1st for the Wet…

CASH FOR ROADS A BOOST FOR FARMERS, PROCESSORS

The Brumby Labor Government is providing more than $1.9 million for local road upgrades in the Green Triangle Region to support export industries, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. The funding is being provided to Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool and West Wimmera councils through the Local Roads to Markets Program for…

EQUIPMENT BOOST FOR SOUTHWEST HEALTHCARE WARRNAMBOOL

South West Healthcare – Warrnambool will share in a $9.4 million Victorian Government boost for regional health services to fund state of the art medical equipment Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said today. Ms Tierney said South West Healthcare – Warrnambool was one of 41 regional and rural health services that would share in…

EQUIPMENT BOOST FOR COLAC AREA HEALTH

The Colac Area Health service will share in a $9.4 million Victorian Government boost for regional health services to fund state of the art medical equipment Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said today. Ms Tierney said Colac Area Health was one of 41 regional and rural health services that would share in the extra…

EQUIPMENT BOOST FOR PORTLAND DISTRICT HEALTH

The Portland District Health service will share in a $9.4 million Victorian Government boost for regional health services to fund state of the art medical equipment Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said today. Ms Tierney said Portland District Health was one of 41 regional and rural health services that would share in the extra…

EQUIPMENT BOOST FOR SOUTHWEST HEALTHCARE CAMPERDOWN

South West Healthcare – Camperdown will share in a $9.4 million Victorian Government boost for regional health services to fund state of the art medical equipment Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said today. Ms Tierney said South West Healthcare – Camperdown was one of 41 regional and rural health services that would share in…

$5,000 CHEQUES TO LIFE SAVING CLUBS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today congratulated a number of life saving clubs for receiving a $5,000 Brumby Labor Government boost as part of a renewed call for Victorians to play it safe by the water this summer. “The Brumby Labor Government is helping lifesavers keep Victorians safe by delivering a $5000 boost…

95 HOONS CAUGHT IN WARRNAMBOOL

Police have caught 95 hoons in the Warrnambool area under the Brumby Government’s tough anti-hoon legislation, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney said Victoria Police had impounded more than 10,000 vehicles since the laws were introduced three and a half years ago to help keep Victorians safe on the road. “Since…

12 HOONS CAUGHT IN CORANGAMITE SHIRE

Police have caught 12 hoons in the Corangamite Shire area under the Brumby Government’s tough anti-hoon legislation, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. This figure includes:– Five in Terang– Four in Camperdown– Two in Cobden, and;– One in Timboon Ms Tierney said Victoria Police had impounded more than 10,000 vehicles since the laws were introduced three and…

51 HOONS CAUGHT IN COLAC OTWAY SHIRE

Police have caught 51 hoons in the Colac Otway Shire area under the Brumby Government’s tough anti-hoon legislation, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney said Victoria Police had impounded more than 10,000 vehicles since the laws were introduced three and a half years ago to help keep Victorians safe on the…

$10,000 FOR BUY-LOCAL CAMPAIGN IN CORANGAMITE

Corangamite Shire Council will undertake a Buy Local campaign to increase local spending with the help of a $10,000 Brumby Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said the grant for the Corangamite – Buy Local, Try Local, Supply Local Program would be provided to the Shire…

$10,000 BUSINESS EVENTS BOOST FOR CORANGAMITE

Corangamite Shire businesses will benefit from a series of business development and networking events with the help of $10,000 Victorian Government grant, announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said The Corangamite Business Development Events Program will encourage local business growth in the Corangamite region through a series of…

LOCAL COMMUNITY HEALTH GROUPS GET FUNDING HELP

Community self-help organisations in Warrnambool will share in more than $164,000 in funding from the Brumby Government to help them with their important tasks, said the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP Ms Tierney said that more than 170 community self help groups from around the State will benefit from the funding, including:– $1305 for…

$50,000 BOOST FOR INDEPENDENCE IN PORTLAND

Victorians living with a disability in Portland are set to receive extra support to become more independent thanks to a $50,000 boost in Brumby Labor Government funding. Welcoming the funding Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, said that through the Changing Days initiative disability day services will be able to provide programs to give…

BANNOCKBURN HUB BUILDING ON STRONG FOUNDATIONS

The Bannockburn Community and Cultural Hub is taking shape, with Members for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney and Jaala Pulford inspecting works at the site today. “It’s great to be here today to see the foundations of this Centre – and the future of Bannockburn – set in concrete,” Ms Tierney said. “Bannockburn is the fastest…

BANNOCKBURN COMMUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM $135,250

Bannockburn residents will benefit from a $135,250 Brumby Government grant to support a key urban improvement project. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the grant for stage two of the Bruce’s Creek Open Space Corridor. “Today’s boost will help the Golden Plains Shire Council to complete the construction of the 2.4km shared pedestrian…

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…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…