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…

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…

$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…

TIERNEY ANNOUNCES $78,500 GRANT FOR LORNE CFA

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today said Lorne CFA would receive $78,500 from this year’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP). Ms Tierney said the Brumby Labor Government boost would help the brigade secure a new medium tanker. This would boost the Lorne CFA’s response capacity by providing an additional appliance which…

$10,000 FOR PORTLAND SLIPWAY STUDY

A study to determine the viability of a large dry dock in the Port of Portland is being supported with a $10,000 Brumby Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said the study was a key step in potentially facilitating an investment on the site that could…

REPORT BACKS BRUMBY SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL STUDENTS

A parliamentary committee has backed the Brumby Government’s investment and support to increase the number of regional and rural students in Victoria undertaking higher study or training. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the release of the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into Geographical Differences in the Rate in Which Victorian Students Participate in Higher…

BUSINESS BREAKFASTS FOR GOLDEN PLAINS

Golden Plains Shire Council will host a series of business breakfasts with the aim of nurturing local leaders and strengthening the region’s economy. Announcing a $6,000 grant for the Golden Plains Shire Council to assist with the cost of hosting the breakfasts, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said seven business breakfasts would…

$620,903 RECORD FUNDING FOR CORANGAMITE LIBRARIES

Public libraries in Corangamite will receive a record $620,903 in 2009/10 through the Brumby Labor Government’s Public Libraries Grants Program, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. “Recurrent funding from the Brumby Labor Government’s Public Libraries Grants Program has increased by $21,140 which is an increase of 3.5 per cent on last…

$9000 FOR PORT FAIRY FOOD & WINE WINTER WEEKEND

The Great South Coast’s food and wine producing capabilities will be showcased in Port Fairy on the first weekend of August with the help of a $9000 Brumby Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said the Food & Wine Winter Weekend on 1-2 August would include…

$4000 FOR DISCOVERY SYMPHONY PREMIERE IN PORTLAND

The world premiere in Portland this August of a symphony celebrating the Great South West Walk is being supported with a $4000 Victorian Government grant announced by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. “Twelve years ago the local community investigated the possibility of finding a composer to write a work for the Great South…

NO INTEREST LOANS AVAILABLE IN CORANGAMITE

Low-income residents of Corangamite and surrounds now have access to no-interest loans, thanks to the Brumby Labor Government. Visiting Camperdown Community House today, Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP launched the Corangamite branch of the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS), a program that has been running in Victoria for 25 years. “The Brumby Government…

$180,000 TO UPGRADE LAKE BULLEN MERRI SOUTH BEACH

The south beach at Lake Bullen Merri outside Camperdown will be upgraded with the help of a $180,000 Brumby Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. “Lake Bullen Merri is considered one of the best inland fishing and water sports destinations in Victoria,” Ms Tierney said.  “Visitation and usage…

$30,000 FOR CAMPERDOWN SHOWGROUNDS CAPITAL WORKS

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced Brumby Government funding of $30,000 for improvements to Camperdown Showgrounds. “Camperdown Showgrounds, which is home to an annual show and the Autumn Horse Show, is also used for monthly meetings by the local pony and pigeon clubs,” Ms Tierney said. “The funding will allow the…

$150,261 RECORD FUNDING FOR GLENELG LIBRARIES

Public libraries in Glenelg will receive a record $150,261 in 2009/10 through the Brumby Labor Government’s Public Libraries Grants Program, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. “Recurrent funding from the Brumby Labor Government’s Public Libraries Grants Program has increased by $4,408 which is an increase of 3.0 per cent on last…

$60,000 FOR COLAC VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE UPGRADE

The Brumby Government is supporting an upgrade of the Colac Visitor Information Centre with a $60,000 grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. “Colac’s proximity to many local natural and built attractions like the Otways and the Great Ocean Road makes it a regular thoroughfare for people travelling in south-west…

$25,000 FOR GLENELG SHIRE’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANS

The Victorian Government is providing $25,000 to assist Glenelg Shire develop future strategies for economic development, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. “Glenelg Shire in partnership with the Victorian Government recognises the need to support economic and community growth and to foster the development of existing and new business,” Ms Tierney…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN HEYWOOD

The Heywood and District Pony Club Incorporated have received a $2,450 Brumby Labor Government funding boost to support volunteers. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today that The Heywood and District Pony Club Incorporated had received the grant from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. Ms Tierney said the grant is…

FREE FRUIT ON THE MENU

There are now more than 110,000 Victorian students who devour fresh fruit and vegetables under the Brumby Government’s popular Free Fruit Friday program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said around 110,000 Prep to Year 2 students from a total of more than 1000 schools are participating in the ‘Go for your life’ Free…

TIERNEY URGES BUSINESSES TO COMMIT TO SKILLS

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today urged businesses across Western Victoria to commit to the ongoing development of their workers by signing up to the Victorian Skills Pledge. Ms Tierney said Victorian businesses had much to gain by continuing to invest in the development of their workforces. “There’s no denying that many…

$250,000 GRANT TO HELP RENEW NELSON’S RIVERFRONT

A project to revitalise the eastern foreshore along the Glenelg River in Nelson is being supported with a $250,000 Brumby Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. “Tourism and its associated economic activity is critical to Nelson businesses, which in turn is integral to the ongoing viability of the…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT BACKS GROWTH IN STATE’S SOUTH WEST

The Brumby Government is supporting the development of major projects in Victoria’s south-west with a $60,000 grant announced today the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said the funding would help Moyne Shire and Warrnambool City councils employ a Major Projects Liaison Officer for 12 months. “In Moyne Shire there is currently…

FUNDING BOOST FAST TRACKS RURAL CFA STATIONS

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced that a $26 million funding package will fast track the construction and upgrade of 60 rural Country Fire Authority (CFA) stations across the State over the next two years, benefiting communities in Polwarth. Ms Tierney said funding boost will significantly bring forward building schedules for…

FUNDING BOOST FAST TRACKS RURAL CFA STATIONS

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced that a $26 million funding package will fast track the construction and upgrade of 60 rural Country Fire Authority (CFA) stations across the State over the next two years, benefiting communities in the South West. Ms Tierney said funding boost will significantly bring forward building…

$32,000 TO RELOCATE PORTLAND CABLE TRAM TERMINUS

The Brumby Government is helping secure the long-term viability of Portland Cable trams with a $32,000 grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said Portland Cable Trams attracted about 80,000 passengers over the past six years and generated about $35 million for the local economy. “In 2007 a…

SOUTH WEST SPORT BENEFITS FROM GRANT SCHEME

Sport and recreation organisations in the South West will be able to get more locals involved in physical activity, thanks to a boost in Victorian Government funding. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced 2009 Country Action Grant Scheme and Victalent funding to strengthen local grassroots sport and recreation organisations. Ms Tierney…

AIREYS FESTIVAL FUNDING SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

A $10,000 Victorian Government grant will help lift the profile of the Aireys Festival of Words, attracting more visitors and revenue in the off-peak winter season, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. “The Aireys Festival of Words is a community event which celebrates local culture, literacy, the love of reading, arts and…

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR LOCAL CEMETERY TRUSTS

The Cressy cemetery is set to benefit from a $3,985 Brumby Government funding boost Gayle Tierney, 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 ten cemetery trusts State-wide will share $73,004 in grants, including…