HI-TECH MINI NETBOOKS TO BOOST LEARNING IN 2009

All year 5 students in government schools in the Barwon South Western region will each receive a mini netbook computer to boost their learning. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said that 110 schools in the Barwon South West region will receive the netbooks as part of a state-wide project including over 344 schools. “This latest…

ECOLIVING FUNDING FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY HUBS

Community groups and organisations from Western Victoria are being encouraged to apply for a second round of funding for the Brumby Government’s EcoLiving program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said more than $1 million in grants will be available for organisations and community groups to establish EcoLiving Centres in their local communities. “The Brumby…

BOOST FOR GOLD, COPPER EXPLORERS IN WESTERN VICTORIA

More than $145,000 in grants have been awarded to four companies to search for gold, copper and other mineral resources in western Victoria, Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney announced today. ”We are standing up for Victorian jobs by driving investment in communities across Victoria and that’s why we are supporting companies search for undiscovered…

APOLLO BAY RECEIVES $16,000 HERITAGE BOOST

The Colac Otway Shire Council has received a $16,000 heritage grant, sharing in more than $1 million worth of new grants to protect and conserve heritage across Victoria, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The $16,000 heritage grant to the Colac Otway Shire Council will be for roof repairs, to address ongoing water…

WARRNAMBOOL RECEIVES $19,100 HERITAGE BOOST

Warrnambool has received two heritage grants, sharing in more than $1 million worth of new grants to protect and conserve heritage across Victoria, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The Warrnambool City Council will receive $13,600 for the conservation of cannon and artillery pieces in Warrnambool. Ms Tierney said these pieces, located at…

PORTLAND RECEIVES $110,000 HERITAGE BOOST

The Glenelg Shire Council has received two heritage grants worth $110,000, sharing in more than $1 million worth of new grants to protect and conserve heritage across Victoria, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. A conservation management plan has been completed on Portland’s Former Drill Hall and identified a number of works. The…

CAMPERDOWN RECEIVES $23,000 HERITAGE BOOST

Camperdown has received two heritage grants, sharing in more than $1 million worth of new grants to protect and conserve heritage across Victoria, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The Corangamite Shire Council will receive $18,000 for structural and flashing repairs to the Camperdown Clock Tower Ms Tierney said. “The Camperdown Clock Tower…

STUDENTS RISE TO PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

A record number of Victorian Prep to Year 10 students have embraced a challenge set by Premier John Brumby to read more books. More than 210,000 avid bookworms across the state participated in this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge, with more than 117,000 completing the challenge. State Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated students…

TWO GRANTS A BOOST FOR HERITAGE IN THE GLENELG SHIRE

Heritage in the Glenelg Shire will receive a $17,000 boost thanks to the Brumby Government’s Victoria’s Heritage Grants program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the Glenelg Shire had received two grants in the 2008/2009 program, including $14,000 to employ a heritage advisor and $3,000 to digitise its heritage records.…

BETTER CARE FOR WARRNAMBOOL HERITAGE

Heritage in Warrnambool will receive a $14,000 boost thanks to the Brumby Government’s Victoria’s Heritage Grants program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said Warrnambool City Council was one of 52 local councils to share in $400,000 worth of heritage advisor grants in 2008/2009. “This grant will allow Warrnambool property owners…

BETTER CARE FOR CORANGAMITE SHIRE HERITAGE

Heritage in the Corangamite Shire will receive a boost thanks to the Brumby Government’s Victoria’s Heritage Grants program Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. “The Corangamite Shire Council was one of 52 local councils to share in $400,000 worth of heritage advisor grants in 2008/2009”. “This grant will allow Corangamite Shire property owners…

BETTER CARE FOR MOYNE SHIRE HERITAGE

Heritage in the Moyne Shire will receive a $12,000 boost thanks to the Brumby Government’s Victoria’s Heritage Grants program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the Moyne Shire Council was one of 52 local councils to share in $400,000 worth of heritage advisor grants in 2008/2009. “This grant will allow…

BETTER CARE FOR COLAC OTWAY HERITAGE

Heritage in the Colac Otway Shire will receive a boost thanks to the Brumby Government’s Victoria’s Heritage Grants program Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. “The Colac Otway Shire Council was one of 52 local councils to share in $400,000 worth of heritage advisor grants in 2008/2009”. “This grant will allow Colac Shire…

LAKE BOLAC TO ARARAT BUS SERVICE HITS THE ROAD

Travel between Lake Bolac and Ararat has been made easier with the Brumby Government delivering a new trial bus service. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP said the Brumby Government was taking action to improve transport in communities across Victoria. “Residents in Lake Bolac, Wickliffe, Willaura and Maroona will be provided with a low-cost…

TIERNEY OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW FACILITIES IN MORTLAKE

Mortlake residents can now enjoy better sporting facilities with the official opening of the new synthetic green at the Mortlake Bowling Club today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. The Mortlake Bowling Club were successful in receiving a $60,000 grant to replace their grass green with a synthetic green under the 2007-2008 round…

$204,000 TRAINING FOR DARTMOOR MILL WORKERS

Dartmoor mill workers will receive up to $204,000 worth of training after Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced a package of Brumby Government assistance. Representing Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan, Ms Tierney said training through the Skill Up program would help equip the retrenched workers to secure high demand occupations after…

$214,000 TRAINING FOR DARTMOOR MILL WORKERS

Dartmoor mill workers will receive up to $214,000 worth of training after Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced a package of Brumby Government assistance. Representing Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan, Ms Tierney said training through the Skill Up program would help equip the retrenched workers to secure high demand occupations after…

$40,000 GRANT TO DARTMOOR COMMUNITY RECREATION RESERVE

The Dartmoor Community Recreation Reserve will receive a new boundary fence with the help of a $40,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney. Representing Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan, Ms Tierney said the grant would be provided to Glenelg Shire Council through the Small Towns Development Fund…

FUNDING BOOST FOR OTWAY ODYSSEY

The Otway Odyssey has received a $5,000 funding grant from the Brumby Government’s Country Victoria Events Program (CVEP), Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. “Events and festivals such as the Otway Odyssey contribute to the prosperity, growth and community spirit of regional areas,” Ms Tierney said. “They are a fantastic way of boosting…

VICTORIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY HONOURS ITS FINEST

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated the Otway Estate – Winery and Brewery from Barongarook for being honoured at the Melbourne Airport 2008 Victorian Tourism Awards. Otway Estate – Winery and Brewery received the Minister for Tourism’s Encouragement Award. “The tourism industry is worth $15.1 billion to the Victorian economy and provides jobs…

LOCAL COMMUNITY HEROES HONOURED FOR THEIR EFFORTS

A courageous resident from Apollo Bay who went to the rescue of others involved in medical emergencies has been honoured for their bravery and compassion. John DiCecco from Apollo Bay was recognised by the Victorian Health Minister Daniel Andrews and Ambulance Victoria CEO Greg Sassella as a winner of the 2008 Ambulance Victoria Community Hero…

PUBLIC LIBRARIES AWARDED $1 MILLION FOR PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

Victoria’s public libraries have received $1 million from Premier’s Reading Challenge Book Fund to support the 2009 campaign. Local Government Minister Richard Wynne said the funding highlighted the important role public libraries in Victoria play in supporting students undertaking the Premier’s Reading Challenge. “The Brumby Government is taking action to help more of Victoria’s young…

TIERNEY ANNOUNCES $42,425 GRANT FOR TIMBOON FIRE BRIGADE

Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said Timboon Fire Brigade would receive $42,425 from this year’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP). Ms Tierney said the funding would help the brigade secure a Field Command Vehicle – Nissan Patrol. This would boost its response capacity by providing transport and enhanced control capacity for…

TIERNEY ANNOUNCES $41,407 GRANT FOR COBDEN FIRE BRIGADE

Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said Cobden Fire Brigade would receive $41,407 from this year’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP). Ms Tierney said the funding would help the brigade secure a Field Command Vehicle – Nissan Navara Dual Cab. This would boost its response capacity by providing transport and enhanced control…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN SIMPSON

The Simpson and District Community Centre Inc in has received a funding boost from the Brumby Government to introduce new people to volunteering and to train and support them to get more involved in the community. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today that the Simpson and District Community Centre Inc had received $3,260…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN THE SOUTH WEST

The South West Sports Assembly Inc and the Warrnambool City Landcare Group Inc have received a funding boost from the Brumby Government to introduce new people to volunteering and to train and support them to get more involved in the community. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today that the South West Sports Assembly…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN PORT FAIRY

The Port Fairy Cricket Club Inc in has received a funding boost from the Brumby Government to introduce new people to volunteering and to train and support them to get more involved in the community. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today that the Port Fairy Cricket Club Inc had received $1,000 from the…

TIERNEY ANNOUNCES $36,020 GRANT FOR TERANG VICSES

Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said Terang VICSES would receive $36,020 from this year’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP). Ms Tierney said the funding would help the unit secure Local Headquarters extensions. In total, 20 VICSES units will buy more than $1.2 million in extra emergency equipment by matching almost $809,000…

TIERNEY WELCOMES HUGE BOOST FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

 Western Victorian MP, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the $6.2 billion Rudd Government new car plan in response to the Bracks Automotive Review. “What we have today with this massive investment announcement is a path through uncertain times,” Ms Tierney said. “There is a heavy focus on new product, new jobs and importantly, hope for workers…

$120,000 FOR BARWON DOWNS PARK UPGRADE

The Victorian Government is supporting the upgrade of open space in Barwon Downs with a $120,000 grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. “Barwon Down has a central piece of open space that is neglected, run down and badly in need of attention,” Ms Tierney said.  “With space located in a…

$18,901 FOR AIREYS INLET HALL UPGRADE

The Victorian Government is contributing $18,901 towards the redevelopment of the Aireys Inlet Hall, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the project would encourage greater use and improve the long-term sustainability of the facility through the installation of a commercial kitchen and provision of a portable stage. “Aireys Inlet…

WYNNE ANNOUNCES $107,300 FOR THE REFURBISHMENT OF CORANGAMITE LIBRARIES

Residents of Corangamite Shire Council will soon be able to enjoy updated facilities at a number of their libraries following a revitalisation program as part of the Brumby Government’s Living Libraries Program. The Minister for Local Government, Richard Wynne, announced today the Brumby Government’s $107,300 grant for the renovations.  “The Brumby Government’s $107,300 Living Libraries…

TIERNEY LAUNCHES HEYWOOD’S FITZROY RIVER PRECINCT PROJECT

Improvements to Heywood’s Fitzroy River precinct, including building a new footbridge, have been completed with the help of a $63,000 Victorian Government grant Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The Small Towns Development Fund grant was provided to the Glenelg Shire Council for the $94,500 Fitzroy River Precinct Upgrade project. Ms Tierney said…

AT LAST THE SEAT FOR VIDA IS UNVIELED IN PORTLAND

Pioneering suffragist Vida Goldstein has at last been recognised for her contribution to helping Victorian women win the right to vote in 1908. An artist-designed ornamental seat was today unveiled in Portland – her place of birth – as part of Victorian Women Vote 1908 – 2008 celebrations. The seat was commissioned by Historic Buildings…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN APOLLO BAY

More than 7 extra nurses have been employed across Otway Health and Community Services since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 57.7% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN HEYWOOD

More than 11 extra nurses have been employed across Heywood Rural Health since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 81.2% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN COLAC

More than 24 extra nurses have been employed across Colac Community Health since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 19.3% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

TIERNEY WELCOMES FENCE LAW OVERHAUL

Colac residents will benefit from a review of Victoria’s fence laws, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. The reforms were announced today by Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls, as part of Justice Statement 2, the Brumby Government’s next chapter of reform for Victoria’s justice system. Ms Tierney said that a dedicated review…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN THE SOUTH WEST

More than 91 extra nurses have been employed across South West Healthcare since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 29.3% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

TIERNEY WELCOMES FENCE LAW OVERHAUL

Corangamite Shire residents will benefit from a review of Victoria’s fence laws, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. The reforms were announced today by Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls, as part of Justice Statement 2, the Brumby Government’s next chapter of reform for Victoria’s justice system. Ms Tierney said that a dedicated…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN PORTLAND

More than 31 extra nurses have been employed across Portland District Health since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 31.5% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

WELCOME BOOST TO NURSE NUMBERS IN MOYNE

More than 11 extra nurses have been employed across Moyne Health Services since 1999, Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria announced today. Ms Tierney said that the 33.7% increase in local nurses since 1999 was a product of Australia’s most successful nurse recruitment and retention campaign, and the continuing effort by the Brumby Government…

GRANT PROGRAM BOOSTS COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND ASSETS IN CORANGAMITE

Community facilities on Corangamite Shire crown land have received a boost through extra funding from the Brumby Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said over $625,000 has been provided to community volunteers under the Government’s Stewardship in Action Program including Dixie, Kennedys Creek, Carpendeit and Deep Lake. “The Stewardship in Action Program supports the…

Warrnambool receives $24,000 Brumby Government funding to improve sustainable transport options

Warrnambool City Council has received a $24,000 Brumby Government boost to improve local access to public transport and walking and cycling facilities. The project named TravelSmart Champs will be delivered thanks to joint funding from the Brumby Government’s TravelSmart and Local Area Access Program Grants and Warrnambool City Council. “I am delighted to announce funding…

BOATING SAFETY BOOST FOR THE SOUTH WEST

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced an $87,757 boost to boating safety in the South West through the Brumby Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program 2008-09. Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government was committed to working with the community to provide safe boating facilities and a safer boating environment. “The projects funded through…

BOATING SAFETY BOOST FOR CAMPERDOWN

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $66,057 boost to boating safety in Camperdown through the Brumby Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program 2008-09. Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government was committed to working with the community to provide safe boating facilities and a safer boating environment. “The projects funded through the Boating…

INVERLEIGH BRIDGE UPGRADES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today welcomed the completion of the first of two bridge upgrades to improve public safety in the township of Inverleigh. The $140,000 bridge upgrade project on Spring Creek Road, Inverleigh was completed on 3 October 2008. The second $140,000 bridge upgrade project on Peel Road, Inverleigh would commence…

BOOST FOR CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARKS

The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $19,800 for Skenes Creek Caravan Park. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Skenes Creek for sewerage connection. “Camping and…

BOOST FOR CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARKS IN PORT CAMPBELL

The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $140,000 for the Port Campbell Recreation Reserve. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Port Campbell Recreation Reserve to design…

BOOST FOR CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARKS IN LORNE

The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $100,000 for the Lorne Caravan Park Kia Ora. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Lorne Caravan Park Kia Ora…

BOOST FOR CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARKS IN NELSON

The Brumby Government is providing almost $1.3 million for upgrades to Victoria’s Crown land caravan and camping parks including $44,962 for the Kywong Caravan Park. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said 50 tourist parks would receive the grants to upgrade facilities and improve their environmental performance including Kywong Caravan Park for a communal cooking…

MONSTER PETITION AND THE CENTENARY OF SUFFERAGE

100 years ago Victorian women won the right to vote. In celebration of the centenary, the State Government is inviting people to sign a replica of the original ‘monster’ petition presented to Parliament in September 1891. During 2008, 170 calico banners displaying the Victorian Women Vote 1908-2008 logo are traveling to metropolitan, rural and regional…

WESTERN VICTORIAN AMBULANCES NOW BETTER EQUIPPED TO SAVE LIVES

Residents in Western Victoria suffering from cardiac arrest will benefit from a multi-million dollar roll-out of new life-saving equipment in country ambulances. Gayle Tierney, member for Western Victoria announced today that local ambulance services in Western Victoria are now fitted with the latest state-of-the-art defibrillators. Ms Tierney said the new defibrillators will benefit paramedics and…

$38.2 MILLION RECORD FUNDING FOR VICTORIA’S LIBRARIES

Victoria’s libraries will share in a record $38.2 million Brumby Government funding allocation in 2008/09. Local Government Minister Richard Wynne said the Brumby Government has increased the allocation to the Public Libraries Grants Program by $1.5 million, which is almost a five percent increase on last year. “The Brumby Government is taking action to ensure…

$38.2 MILLION RECORD FUNDING FOR VICTORIA’S LIBRARIES

Victoria’s libraries will share in a record $38.2 million Brumby Government funding allocation in 2008/09. Local Government Minister Richard Wynne said the Brumby Government has increased the allocation to the Public Libraries Grants Program by $1.5 million, which is almost a five percent increase on last year. “The Brumby Government is taking action to ensure…

NEW BIKE SHEDS SO STUDENTS CAN RIDE TO SCHOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed Brumby Government funding to St Joseph’s, Warrnambool, for a new bike shed. Forty Victorian primary and secondary schools will get new bike sheds for students with the announcement of $200,000 for the second round of Brumby Government’s Go for your life Bike Shed Seeding Grants. Ms Tierney…

NEW BIKE SHEDS SO STUDENTS CAN RIDE TO SCHOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed Brumby Government funding to St John’s, Portland, for a new bike shed. Forty Victorian primary and secondary schools will get new bike sheds for students with the announcement of $200,000 for the second round of Brumby Government’s Go for your life Bike Shed Seeding Grants. Ms Tierney…

NEW BIKE SHEDS SO STUDENTS CAN RIDE TO SCHOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed Brumby Government funding to St Patrick’s, Port Fairy, for a new bike shed. Forty Victorian primary and secondary schools will get new bike sheds for students with the announcement of $200,000 for the second round of Brumby Government’s Go for your life Bike Shed Seeding Grants. Ms…

TIERNEY BACKS AIREYS INLET HALL IMPROVEMENTS

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has strongly supported improvements to be made to the Aireys Inlet Hall In the Victorian State Parliament last night, Ms Tierney called upon the Minister for Rural and Regional Development, Jacinta Allen to consider favorably the application made by the Surf Coast Shire Council for improvements for the…

$15,000 FOR COLAC OTWAY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Colac Otway Shire Council will pursue opportunities to encourage new investment, business and industry to stimulate economic and population growth with the help of $15,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by the ember for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. “Over the past five years, Colac Otway Shire has undergone significant growth and change,” Ms Tierney said.…

$58,000 TO IMPROVE COASTAL SAFETY AT APOLLO BAY

The Brumby Government is spending $1 million this financial year to improve safety along the state’s coast including $58,000 at Apollo Bay. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said Victorians would benefit from safety improvements at some of their favourite beaches. “Victoria’s 2000 kilometres of coastline is a precious natural asset of great economic, social…

$25,600 TO IMPROVE COASTAL SAFETY AT WARRNAMBOOL

The Brumby Government is spending $1 million this financial year to improve safety along the state’s coast including $25,600 at Warrnambool. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said Victorians would benefit from safety improvements at some of their favourite beaches. “Victoria’s 2000 kilometres of coastline is a precious natural asset of great economic, social and…

NEW BUS ROUTE FROM WOODFORD TO WARRNAMBOOL

Residents of smaller communities in Moyne will have greater access to services and activities in Warrnambool, thanks to a trial bus service funded by the Brumby Government. In a 12-month trial launched today, the service will operate between Woodford and Warrnambool, stopping at Bushfield and Mailors Flat, every Friday and Saturday. State Member for Western…

$316 MILLION PACKAGE TO BOOST STATE’S SKILLS

Every eligible Victorian will be guaranteed a training place in a massive $316 million overhaul of the training sector. Under the biggest investment in Victoria’s history to the state’s training sector, 172,000 extra Government-supported training places will be created and in a landmark deal with the Commonwealth university-style loans will be made available to students…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT IMPROVES FISHING FACILITIES IN WARRNAMBOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has today welcomed a Brumby Government commitment to improve fishing opportunities in Warrnambool. Ms Tierney said money from Recreational Fishing Licenses (RFL) would fund two projects in Warrnambool, including: – $30,000.00 to replace the Lyndoch fishing jetty – Hopkins River, Warrnambool. Removal of the existing concrete jetty & replace it…

PLASTIC BAG TRIAL BEGINS IN VICTORIA

The major supermarkets and the Brumby Government launched an Australian-first trial today that will test a charge on plastic checkout bags. From tomorrow, supermarket shoppers in Fountain Gate, Wangaratta and Warrnambool will pay a 10c government and industry charge for each plastic checkout bag in a bid to reduce Victoria’s use of one billion bags…

FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE

Community organisations running programs in Corangamite Shire, to help at risk and vulnerable young Victorians can now apply for funding of up to $150,000 over three years from the Brumby Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said three-year funding of up to $50,000 a year was available for programs starting in January 2009 as…

FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE

Community organisations running programs in Colac Otway Shire, to help at risk and vulnerable young Victorians can now apply for funding of up to $150,000 over three years from the Brumby Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said three-year funding of up to $50,000 a year was available for programs starting in January 2009…

BOOKS AND DVD’s TO BENEFIT VISION IMPAIRED AND AGEING

Vision impaired and ageing residents within the Corangamite community will have access to a greater range of books and DVD’s through their local libraries thanks to a $5,000 Victorian Government grant, Minister for Local Government Richard Wynne announced today. Under the funding allocation, the Corangamite Shire Council will receive $5,000 for the purchase of large…

$250,000 GRANT TO UPGRADE MACARTHUR’S WATER SUPPLY

Macarthur’s water treatment plant will be upgraded with the help of $250,000 in Victorian Government funding, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the funding to Moyne Shire Council from the Government’s Small Towns Development Fund would allow Macarthur to meet the health criteria of the Safe Drinking Water Regulations…

EMERGENCY SERVICES VOLUNTEER GROUPS URGED TO APPLY FOR GRANTS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today encouraged local emergency services volunteer groups in Colac Otway Shire to apply for the 2008 round of Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP) grants. The CSESP grants program is open to local CFA brigades, VICSES Units, Life Saving Victoria Clubs, Australian Volunteer Coastguard flotillas and CERT teams. Ms…

ACCORD FUNDS SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS IN WARRNAMBOOL

The Warrnambool community will benefit from funding through the Brumby Government’s $1.3 million dollar Victorian Local Sustainability Accord program,” Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “This funding will enable 11 councils, including the City of Warrnambool, to work in partnership with a further 31 councils to undertake local and regional projects addressing a range…

ACCORD FUNDS SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS IN COLAC

The Colac community will benefit from funding through the Brumby Government’s $1.3 million dollar Victorian Local Sustainability Accord program,” Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “This funding will enable 11 councils, including the Colac Otway Shire, to work in partnership with a further 31 councils to undertake local and regional projects addressing a range…

LOCAL TAC COMMUNITY GRANTS BOOST ROAD SAFETY EFFORT

Colac RoadSafe will receive a $20,000 to help keep local roads safer. The member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the funding was part of the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) effort to give local community groups and councils funding to tackle road trauma in the local community. Ms Tierney congratulated Colac RoadSafe for being one…

WARRNAMBOOL CITY HERITAGE TO JOIN DIGITAL AGE

Heritage places in the Warrnambool City Council area will be listed on a new State-wide online database, thanks to a $3,000 grant through the Brumby Government’s Victoria’s Heritage Grants program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the Warrnambool City Council was one of 13 local councils to receive a heritage…

LOCAL TAC COMMUNITY GRANTS BOOST ROAD SAFETY EFFORT

Warrnambool based organisation Community Connections (Vic) Pty Ltd and the Warrnambool City Council will receive a $18,496 and $17,180 respectively to help keep local roads safer. The member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the funding was part of the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) effort to give local community groups and councils funding to tackle…