$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…

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…