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…

BOOST TO GRASSROOTS SPORT AND RECREATION IN WARRNAMBOOL

Warrnambool residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding for the Warrnambool Skate Park Redevelopment. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Warrnambool City Council would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category to extend the existing skate…

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 to resurface of six netball courts under the Eastern Reserve Netball Court Redevelopment project. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Colac Otway Shire would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program –…

DROUGHT RELIEF FOR LOCAL SPORTS FACILITIES

Drought affected communities across Victoria are being given a helping hand to help ‘drought proof’ local sporting facilities, thanks to a $2.1 million boost from the Victorian Government. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the Lake Colac Cricket Ground in Colac is among 54 projects to receive funding from the latest round…

$300,000 FOR HERITAGE STUDIES

The Surfcoast Shire council will share in $300,000 worth of Brumby Government grants to help them protect and preserve their local heritage, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today.The Surfcoast council will receive $15,000 to prepare and exhibit a planning scheme amendment to implement the Surf Coast (Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Modewarre and Winchelsea)…

BLACK BALLOONS REMIND VICTORIANS TO SAVE WINTER ENERGY

Winter has arrived and Victorians are again being urged to save energy during the colder months through the Brumby Labor Government’s iconic “Black Balloons” energy savings campaign. “Winter is the most energy intensive season for Victorian households, so it’s important everyone cuts their energy use wherever and whenever possible,” the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle…

$60,000 GRANT OPENS UP ACCESS AROUND APOLLO BAY

Getting around one of Victoria’s most popular coastal resorts will be safer and more convenient after the construction of a coastal trail backed by a $60,000 grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. A 1.1 kilometre shared pathway will be built from Thomson St to Marriner’s Lookout Road in the…

VICTORIANS CAN CLEAN UP WITH $100 APPLIANCE REBATE

Western Victorian residents will be able to clean up with a $100 discount on the cost of energy and water efficient washing machines and dishwashers through a $1 million Brumby Labor Government initiative announced by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today. Starting on World Environment Day (June 5) and running until June 28,…

$210,000 GRANT TO NEW HAWKESDALE STREETSCAPE

A $210,000 Brumby Government grant to enable the construction of a new streetscape in the township of Hawkesdale was announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. This project will reinvigorate Hawkesdale by providing improved infrastructure and social interaction spaces in the business area. “Work will focus on the public space surrounding the…

UPGRADE WILL KEEP WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT FLYING HIGH

The Brumby Government is supporting a major upgrade of Warrnambool Airport with a $492,000 grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. Ms Tierney said the upgrade would position Victoria’s fastest growing regional city for future growth by providing the infrastructure to underpin the airport’s development and enabling the operation of Air…

LOCAL HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEERS HONOURED FOR THEIR EFFORTS

Dedicated volunteers from Portland District Health have been honoured in the inaugural 2009 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards. In a special awards ceremony, Health Minister Daniel Andrews paid tribute to Telecare Volunteers from Portland for making a selfless contribution to public healthcare. “These awards are a first for this state, and they recognise the vital…

LAKE BULLEN MERRI BOAT RAMP UPGRADES COMPLETE

Upgrades to the boat ramps at Lake Bullen Merri are now complete thanks to a grant awarded by the Brumby Government. Corangamite Shire received just over $51 000 for the upgrades through the 2008 – 09 round of the Victorian Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said…

NEW SYNTHETIC SURFACE FOR BIRREGURRA BOWLS CLUB

The Birregurra Bowls Club will have a new synthetic surface following a $60,000 boost from the Victorian Government’s Synthetic Surfaces Program (SSP). The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the club was among eight projects to share in $960,000 for the installation of synthetic turf.  This funding is part of the $27.7 million that…

$75,000 PARK UPGRADE GRANT TO BOOST BIRREGURRA

A makeover and new infrastructure for an Otways park popular with tourists and residents is being assisted with a $75,000 grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. She said the Birregurra Park upgrade would revitalise one of the town’s most important community assets. Apart from increased use by visitors and…

$800,000 GRANT BACKS STEP UP FOR SURF COAST WALK

An $800,000 Brumby Government grant is backing a major upgrade to one of Australia’s most popular surf walks. The Surf Coast Walk from Torquay to Lorne – the walker’s equivalent of the Great Ocean Road – will be improved and extended under a $1.35 million Surf Coast Shire works program. The Member for Western Victoria,…

GREAT OCEAN ROAD EVENTS RECEIVE FUNDING BOOST

The Great Ocean Road region will receive a $15,000 boost through a Brumby Government program to support a number of events in regional Victoria, said Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney welcomed the support for the Portland Bay Upwelling Festival, the 2009 Vic Bream Classic Series, the Australian Whale Boat Racing Championships…

WARRNAMBOOL KINDER TEACHER GETS INCENTIVE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today that local Warrnambool Kindergarten teacher Ms Kara Thompson has received a $12,000 incentive from the Brumby Government for Early Childhood Teachers in Rural Sessional Kindergartens 2008/09. Ms Tierney congratulated Ms Thompson from the Lions Hopkins Kindergarten on the award and said she was proud to have…

PORTLAND KINDER TEACHER GETS INCENTIVE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today that local Portland Kindergarten teacher Ms Naomi Monk has received a $12,000 incentive from the Brumby Government for Early Childhood Teachers in Rural Sessional Kindergartens 2008/09. Ms Tierney congratulated Ms Monk from the Kalbarri Kindergarten on the award and said she was proud to have such…

SOCIAL AND SPORTING HUB IN VICTORIA’S

Alvie’s Football Netball Clubrooms will soon be redeveloped into a vibrant new social and sporting hub, and the Forrest Netball Club will be upgrade, thanks to a Brumby Government funding boost. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP said the Brumby Government would provide $170,000 to Colac Shire Council to build a new multipurpose facility…

2009 STATE BUDGET: BUILDING LOCAL JOBS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today welcomed the Brumby Labor Government’s 2009 State Budget and its record $11.5 billion infrastructure investment that will secure up to 35,000 jobs in the next financial year. Ms Tierney said the Brumby Labor Government was taking action by investing in infrastructure to secure jobs and stimulate the…

BUDGET BOOST FOR POLICE TO KEEP STATE SAFE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said the record $1.9 billion Victoria Police budget unveiled in today’s State Budget 2009 highlights the Brumby Labor Government’s commitment to investing in our police force to deliver a safer Victoria, now and into the future. Ms Tierney said as part of this record funding an additional…

BUDGET BOOST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES TO KEEP STATE SAFE

A record investment in new vehicles, equipment and communications has highlighted the Brumby Government’s commitment to supporting our volunteer emergency services throughout the Victoria, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. Ms Tierney said the record $215.5 million emergency services budget centres on ensuring Victorian communities are better prepared to address future…

BUDGET BOOST FOR POLICE TO KEEP STATE SAFE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said the record $1.9 billion Victoria Police budget unveiled in today’s State Budget 2009 highlights the Brumby Labor Government’s commitment to investing in our police force to deliver a safer Victoria, now and into the future. Ms Tierney said as part of this record investment, funding would…

INTERPRETER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated three Colac recipients of Brumby Government scholarships that assist students gaining qualifications to be a qualified interpreter. Ms Tierney said 26 scholarships were awarded to students studying Karen – a language spoken in Burma and Thailand – and 14 scholarships for those studying interpreting in Nuer…

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRAVEL MADE EASIER IN COLAC

Colac residents have been urged to keep an eye out for a new guide to local public transport services arriving in their letterboxes in the coming days. Upper House Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the new ‘Your guide to local public transport’ booklet will provide people in Colac with vital information about…

$300,000 TRAINING BOOST FOR SOUTH WEST HEALTH CARE

South West Health Care will receive $300,000 to increase training for medical specialists to help ease the shortage of doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Announcing the funding from the Strengthening Medical Specialist Training Program, Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria, said the funding boost was part of a $21 million Brumby Government funding boost…

$4 MILLION ROADS BOOST FOR FARMERS, INDUSTRIES

Road upgrades across regional Victoria to help the competitiveness of agricultural and horticultural industries will be backed by almost $4 million in funding recently announced by Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan. $479,500 has been committed to the Moyne Shire Council for a number of projects which will upgrade roads for B-double access including:– $257,000…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT BACKS GROWTH IN WARRNAMBOOL

The City of Warrnambool will support strategic economic development and investment opportunities in the region with the help of a $30,000 grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP. Ms Tierney said the council would use the Provincial Economic Partnerships funding to employ a Business Support Officer for 2 years. “Council…

HEALTHY FUNDING BOOST FOR POLWARTH

Four Primary Schools in the Polwarth electorate will benefit from a Brumby Government boost through the ‘Go for you life’ Healthy Start in Schools Grants for 2009, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. These Primary Schools were a number of the schools who had responded with an outstanding application for the ‘Go for…

HEALTHY FUNDING BOOST FOR SOUTH WEST

Four Primary Schools in the South West will benefit from a Brumby Government boost through the ‘Go for you life’ Healthy Start in Schools Grants for 2009, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. These Primary Schools were a number of the schools who had responded with an outstanding application for the ‘Go for…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN MOYNE SHIRE

The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network Inc. in the Moyne Shire has received a $3,308 Brumby Government funding boost to encourage people to volunteer. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today that Basalt to Bay Landcare Network Inc. had received the grant from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. Ms Tierney…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN COLAC OTWAY

The Forrest MTB and Cycling Club Inc, and Otway Health & Community Services in the Colac Otway Shire have both received a Brumby Government funding boost to encourage people to volunteer. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today that The Forrest MTB and Cycling Club Inc had received a $2,500 grant, and Otway…

NEW $10,000 BOOST TO TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIPS IN GLENELG

South West Transport Connections has received a $10,000 Brumby Government grant to help continue delivering better community transport services to the Glenelg community. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the $10,000 Transport Connections Project Partnerships grant would allow the South West Transport Connections team to run workshops to learn strategies and identify resources…

NEW $10,000 BOOST TO TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIPS IN CORANGAMITE, MOYNE AND WARRNAMBOOL

“Getting There and Back” Corangamite, Moyne and Warrnambool has received a $10,000 Brumby Government grant to help continue delivering better community transport services to the Corangamite, Moyne and Warrnambool community. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the $10,000 Transport Connections Project Partnerships grant would allow the “Getting There and Back” Corangamite, Moyne and…

NEW $10,000 BOOST TO TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIPS IN COLAC OTWAY AND SURF COAST

Bringing Communities Together has received a $10,000 Brumby Government grant to help continue delivering better community transport services to the Colac Otway and Surf Coast community. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the $10,000 Bringing Communities Together Partnerships grant would allow the Bringing Communities Together team to run workshops to learn strategies and…

SOLAR HOTWATER INVESTMENT TO MAKE STIMULUS LAST

The Brumby Government has called on the Western Victorian community to consider spending their Commonwealth Stimulus payments on solar hotwater systems and other investments that cut costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the stimulus payments, combined with Brumby Government rebates are a great opportunity for households to make a…

U3A GRANTS HELP SENIORS EXTEND HORIZONS

Senior Victorians in Colac will have greater access to lifelong learning programs through the latest round of grants to the University of the Third Age (U3A), Minister for Senior Victorians, Lisa Neville said. “U3A Colac Otway Inc will benefit from an additional $2,400 in funding from the Victorian Government which will go towards supporting existing…

$40,000 FOR POINT GREY AND SLAUGHTERHOUSE SITES PLAN

A masterplan for Lorne’s Point Grey precinct and Slaughterhouse site will be developed with the help of a $40,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. Ms Tierney said the masterplan would guide redevelopment of the Point Grey and Slaughterhouse sites, which are located on the Great Ocean Road.…

COLAC OTWAY SCHOOLS SHARE IN $4M SCHOOL-BASED

A program supporting young people to volunteer in their local communities will again be rolled out to over 400 schools this year with a $4 million boost, forming part of the Victorian Government’s Respect Strategy.  Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said five Colac Otway Shire schools would each receive up to $9,725 to help…

CELTIC FESTIVAL BOOSTED BY STATE GOVERNMENT FUNDING

The 2009 National Celtic Festival has received a boost thanks to $22,500 in State Government funding from Tourism Victoria’s Events Program. Western Victoria MP, Gayle Tierney, announced the funding, saying it would help promotethe arts and cultural event, which will draw new and return visitors to the region. “Held over the long weekend in June,…

NEW ‘TOP-UP’ SCHEME FOR COMMUNITY HERITAGE PROJECTS

Community groups in Western Victoria working to preserve our local heritage will be eligible for a new fundraising assistance program launched by the Brumby Government and the National Trust. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney encouraged local heritage custodians to consider whether ‘Top-Up: The Community Co-Contribution Heritage Funding Scheme’ could assist with heritage places…

GRANTS TO BUY EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL LEARNING

Victoria’s adult learners will soon be using new, modern equipment, thanks to a $2 million Brumby Government. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said community learning centres across the State will receive more than 1000 grants to make learning easier. “The Brumby Government is taking action to create more jobs and provide more opportunities…

GRANTS TO BUY EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL LEARNING

Victoria’s adult learners will soon be using new, modern equipment, thanks to a $2 million Brumby Government. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said community learning centres across the State will receive more than 1000 grants to make learning easier. “The Brumby Government is taking action to create more jobs and provide more opportunities…

GRANTS TO BUY EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL LEARNING

Victoria’s adult learners will soon be using new, modern equipment, thanks to a $2 million Brumby Government. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said community learning centres across the State will receive more than 1000 grants to make learning easier. “The Brumby Government is taking action to create more jobs and provide more opportunities…

TIERNEY TO OPEN 17TH APOLLO BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

International, interstate and local musical talent will again converge at the town of Apollo Bay for the 17th Apollo Bay Music Festival. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney will officially open the 2009 Apollo Bay Music Festival on the 27th of March, 2009. “This year’s lineup of international and national musical talent is the…

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR LOCAL CEMETERY TRUSTS

Panmure cemetery is set to benefit from a Brumby Government funding boost the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney 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 $72,776 in grants, including Panmure…

VICTORIAN SCHOOL SPORTS STARS SHINE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today congratulated Ursula Hughson from Warrnambool Collage on winning the soccer award at the 15th annual Victorian School Sports Awards. The 2008 Victorian School Sports Awards (VSSA) recognise the sporting achievements of staff, students and volunteers in primary and secondary schools across the state. “Ursula is among 43…

$31,500 GRANT GIVES NEW LIFE TO SWAN MARSH HALL

The community life of Swan Marsh will be revitalised with an upgrade to the township’s hall helped by a $31,500 Victorian Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. Painting, improved access and lighting, new heating and cooling systems and fencing are part of an overhaul designed keep the 76-year-old hall…

SUPPORT FOR WILDLIFE CARERS AFTER VICTORIA’S BUSHFIRES

The Brumby Government is providing up to $350,000 in cash grants to wildlife carers in Western Victoria to support their rescue and rehabilitation effort in Victoria’s devastating bushfires. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the fires had led to an influx of injured animals that needed treatment and this was placing an extra pressure…

LOCAL COMMUNTIY HEALTH GROUPS GET FUNDING HELP

Community self-help health groups in the South West will share in a $158,700 Brumby Government funding boost to help them with their important tasks, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said more than 190 groups across Victoria would benefit from these grants. Many of the groups involve people with a chronic…

GLENELG LIBRARIES GET TECH SAVVY WITH $26,829 GRANT

Visitors to Glenelg libraries will soon benefit from the Victorian Government’s $26,829 grant to fund initiatives that support wireless internet and information security. The member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the funding for the Glenelg Library Service as part of the Computer Management and Wireless Internet in Public Libraries Grants Program.  “This grant…

CORANGAMITE LIBRARIES GET TECH SAVVY WITH $46,562 GRANT

Visitors to Corangamite libraries will soon benefit from the Victorian Government’s $46,562 grant to fund initiatives that support wireless internet and information security. The member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the funding for the Corangamite Library Service as part of the Computer Management and Wireless Internet in Public Libraries Grants Program.  “This grant…

BRUMBY GOVT BACKS LORNE STREETSCAPE UPGRADE

One of Australia’s best known beach streetscapes will be remodelled with the help of a $500,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. The 1.2 kilometre section of the Great Ocean Road through Lorne – 140 km from Melbourne – will be completely upgraded under a $5.2 million Surf…

FINANCE FOR WESTERN VICTORIAN SMALL BUSINESSES

A timely new loan finance service will benefit small businesses across Western Victoria, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. “Small businesses can quickly and easily compare business loan options using Business Loan Finder, a new Victorian Government website,” Ms Tierney said. “Just go to www.business.vic.gov.au/findaloan and you can compare a vast range…

POLWARTH RECEIVES $870,000 ROAD SAFETY GREYSPOT BOOST

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced five new road safety projects worth $870,000 for Polworth, as part of the Brumby Government’s Greyspot Program that targets intersections on outer metropolitan and rural arterial roads. Ms Tierney said the Victorian Greyspot Program was launched in 2006 to specifically target intersections where the possible risk of…