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…

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…