$15,000 TO DEVELOP WINCHELSEA CULTURAL PRECINCT PLAN

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced a $15,000 grant to Surf Coast Shire Council under the Brumby Government’s provincial planning initiative to develop a master plan for a new cultural precinct in Winchelsea. Ms Tierney said the Winchelsea Cultural Precinct Master Plan would determine the feasibility of establishing a new cultural precinct…

HOME GOODS THE NUMBER ONE CONSUMER ISSUE FOR 2007

Problems with household goods and services were the most common consumer concern reported to Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) in 2007. More than 620,000 Victorians contacted CAV last year for information on issues ranging from lay-by and refund problems to misleading advertising and faulty products. Details of the top 10 goods and services enquiries last year…

HOME GOODS THE NUMBER ONE CONSUMER ISSUE FOR 2007

Problems with household goods and services were the most common consumer concern reported to Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) in 2007. More than 620,000 Victorians contacted CAV last year for information on issues ranging from lay-by and refund problems to misleading advertising and faulty products. Details of the top 10 goods and services enquiries last year…

HOME GOODS THE NUMBER ONE CONSUMER ISSUE FOR 2007

Problems with household goods and services were the most common consumer concern reported to Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) in 2007. More than 620,000 Victorians contacted CAV last year for information on issues ranging from lay-by and refund problems to misleading advertising and faulty products. Details of the top 10 goods and services enquiries last year…

FREE BIKES PROVIDE PEDAL POWER TO LOCAL PRIMARY KIDS

Ten students in total from Merrivale Primary School, Warrnambool special Development School, Warrnambool East Primary School, Warrnambool Primary School and Warrnambool West Primary School will receive free bicycles as part of the Brumby Government’s 1000 bike Ride2School giveaway, Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney announced today. The lucky recipients were nominated for the prize by their…

FREE BIKES PROVIDE PEDAL POWER TO LOCAL PRIMARY KIDS

Eight students in total from Alvie Consolidated School, Colac South West Primary School, Colac West Primary School and Elliminyt Primary School will receive free bicycles as part of the Brumby Government’s 1000 bike Ride2School giveaway, Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney announced today. The lucky recipients were nominated for the prize by their school for their…

MATERNITY BOOST FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL MUMS

Families in the Colac region will continue to have the opportunity to have their maternity care as close to home as possible after the Brumby Government committed an extra $166,000 through the Rural Maternity Initiative Western Victoria. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP welcomed the announcement of additional funding for maternity services. “This initiative…

MATERNITY BOOST FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL MUMS

Families in and along Victoria’s South West Coast will continue to have the opportunity to have their maternity care as close to home as possible after the Brumby Government committed up to an extra $180,000 through the Rural Maternity Initiative South Western Victoria. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP welcomed the announcement of additional…

FREE BIKES PROVIDE PEDAL POWER TO LOCAL PRIMARY KIDS

Six students in total from Bundarra Primary School, Portland Primary School and Portland South Primary School will receive free bicycles as part of the Brumby Government’s 1000 bike Ride2School giveaway, Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney announced today. The lucky recipients were nominated for the prize by their school for their leadership qualities. All nominees were…

FREE BIKES PROVIDE PEDAL POWER TO LOCAL PRIMARY KIDS

Two students from Camperdown Collage Brooke Street Campus will receive free bicycles as part of the Brumby Government’s 1000 bike Ride2School giveaway, Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney announced today. The lucky recipients were nominated for the prize by their school for their leadership qualities. All nominees were selected as a reward for either participating in…

$30,000 HERITAGE GRANT FOR PORTLAND TOWN HALL

Portland Town Hall is among the recipients of more than $1 million worth of new grants to preserve and protect Victoria’s heritage, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The old Town Hall, constructed in 1864, is one of a distinguished group of public buildings in Portland and an interesting example of conservative…

PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSING

“The Victorian Government has cut public housing waiting lists throughout Victoria by 15 per cent since 1999,” Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “Specifically for the Portland region, over the past four years the waiting lists have been steadily decreasing with a drop of 8.4 per cent in the last quarter. “In the last state…

ROAD SAFETY FUNDING GETS PRE-CHRISTMAS BOOST

Road safety for motorists and pedestrians at the Colac-Lavers Hill Road and Hoveys Road intersection will be improved as part of a new round of road safety funding, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the $315,000 project included realignment to convert Y to T intersection including delineation, widen shoulder to…

ROAD SAFETY FUNDING GETS PRE-CHRISTMAS BOOST

Road safety for motorists and pedestrians at the Park Street and Henty Highway intersection and the Garden Street and Henty Highway intersection will be improved as part of a new round of road safety funding, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said the $270 000 Garden Street project includes widening the…

NEW GRANTS TO HELP CLEAN-UP GRAFFITI SCOURGE

Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced applications for the State Government’s new Graffiti Clean-up Community Grants Program were now open. Ms Tierney urged Colac, Apollo Bay and all surrounding areas to take advantage of the program to assist with the fight against graffiti in the local community. Ms Tierney said the non-recurrent…

FREE FRUIT ON COLAC SCHOOL MENU

Students at government schools in Colac will be able to enjoy free fresh fruit on Fridays next year thanks to an $11 million Brumby Government ‘Go for your life’ initiative. Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, said the program would encourage local students to adopt healthy eating practices and avoid unhealthy snacks. “Children need fresh fruit…

STUDENTS RISE TO PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

One Hundred and fifty students in the area of Colac have embraced a challenge set by Premier John Brumby to read more books. The avid bookworms join 116,251 Victorian Prep to Year 9 students across the state who successfully completed the 2007 Premier’s Reading Challenge. Between them they read an astonishing 3.4 million books and…

FREE FRUIT ON MORTLAKE’S SCHOOL MENU

Students at government schools in Mortlake will be able to enjoy free fresh fruit on Fridays next year thanks to an $11 million Brumby Government ‘Go for your life’ initiative. Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, said the program would encourage local students to adopt healthy eating practices and avoid unhealthy snacks. “Children need fresh fruit…

STUDENTS RISE TO PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

Nine students in the area of Inverleigh have embraced a challenge set by Premier John Brumby to read more books. The avid bookworms join 116,251 Victorian Prep to Year 9 students across the state who successfully completed the 2007 Premier’s Reading Challenge. Between them they read an astonishing 3.4 million books and set another Challenge…

NEW GRANTS TO HELP CLEAN-UP GRAFFITI SCOURGE

Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced applications for the State Government’s new Graffiti Clean-up Community Grants Program were now open. Ms Tierney urged the Inverleigh community to take advantage of the program to assist with the fight against graffiti in the local community. Ms Tierney said the non-recurrent grants of between $5,000…

FREE FRUIT ON INVERLEIGH SCHOOL MENU

Students at government schools in Inverleigh will be able to enjoy free fresh fruit on Fridays next year thanks to an $11 million Brumby Government ‘Go for your life’ initiative. Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, said the program would encourage local students to adopt healthy eating practices and avoid unhealthy snacks. “Children need fresh fruit…

FREE FRUIT ON PORTLAND’S SCHOOL MENU

Students at government schools in Portland will be able to enjoy free fresh fruit on Fridays next year thanks to an $11 million Brumby Government ‘Go for your life’ initiative. Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, said the program would encourage local students to adopt healthy eating practices and avoid unhealthy snacks. “Children need fresh fruit…

NEW GRANTS TO HELP CLEAN-UP GRAFFITI SCOURGE

Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced applications for the State Government’s new Graffiti Clean-up Community Grants Program were now open. Ms Tierney urged Cobden to take advantage of the program to assist with the fight against graffiti in the local community. Ms Tierney said the non-recurrent grants of between $5,000 and $25,000…

FREE FRUIT ON COBDEN’S SCHOOL MENU

Students at government schools in Cobden will be able to enjoy free fresh fruit on Fridays next year thanks to an $11 million Brumby Government ‘Go for your life’ initiative. Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, said the program would encourage local students to adopt healthy eating practices and avoid unhealthy snacks. “Children need fresh fruit…

NEW GRANTS TO HELP CLEAN-UP GRAFFITI SCOURGE

Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today announced applications for the State Government’s new Graffiti Clean-up Community Grants Program were now open. Ms Tierney urged Camperdown to take advantage of the program to assist with the fight against graffiti in the local community. Ms Tierney said the non-recurrent grants of between $5,000 and $25,000…

FREE FRUIT ON CAMPERDOWN’S SCHOOL MENU

Students at government schools in Camperdown will be able to enjoy free fresh fruit on Fridays next year thanks to an $11 million Brumby Government ‘Go for your life’ initiative. Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, said the program would encourage local students to adopt healthy eating practices and avoid unhealthy snacks. “Children need fresh fruit…

STUDENTS RISE TO PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

Twenty-three students in the area of Camperdown have embraced a challenge set by Premier John Brumby to read more books. The avid bookworms join 116,251 Victorian Prep to Year 9 students across the state who successfully completed the 2007 Premier’s Reading Challenge. Between them they read an astonishing 3.4 million books and set another Challenge…

VICTORIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY HONOURS ITS FINEST

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Holiday Great Ocean Road for being honoured at the Melbourne Airport 2007 Victorian Tourism Awards last Monday night. Holiday Great Ocean Road received the City of Melbourne Award for specialised Tourism Services. Holiday Great Ocean Road is a specialised property management and booking service for the Great…

VICTORIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY HONOURS ITS FINEST

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated The Flagstaff Hill Precinct and the Fun4Kids Festival from Warrnambool for being honoured at the Melbourne Airport 2007 Victorian Tourism Awards last Monday night. The Flagstaff Hill Precinct received the award of the Herald Sun Award for Tourist Attractions. The Fun4Kids Festival received the V/Line Award for…

STUDY TO SCOPE NEW USE FOR A PORT FAIRY OLD SHED

The old Port Fairy Rail Goods Shed could soon be transformed into a hive of community activity following an $8,000 funding announcement by Gayle Tierney MLC, Member for Western Victoria.   Ms Tierney said the Moyne Shire Council would receive a Victorian Community Support Grant to investigate the potential for the Shed to be used as…

$1 BILLION INVESTED IN REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

The Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) has leveraged $1 billion in new investment in country Victoria, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. “Establishing the RIDF was one of the first acts of this Labor Government because we realised the importance of rebuilding infrastructure in regional and rural areas after many…

$1 BILLION INVESTED IN REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

The Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) has leveraged $1 billion in new investment in country Victoria, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. “Establishing the RIDF was one of the first acts of this Labor Government because we realised the importance of rebuilding infrastructure in regional and rural areas after many…

CAMPERDOWN COMMUNITY HOUSE RECEIVES $3,000 GRANT

Gayle Tierney MLC, Member for Western Victoria, today announced that the Brumby Government will provide a grant of $3,000 to the Camperdown Community House to help them recruit and train more volunteers. Ms. Tierney said the Camperdown Community House was keen to attract new volunteers to help keep the Community House at the heart of…

LOCAL SPORT TO BENEFIT FROM NEW GRANTS ROUND

Sport and recreation organisations in Colac and surrounding areas now have more chances to get the community involved in physical activity, thanks to a new round of Brumby Government funding. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney is encouraging local sports clubs to apply for funds under the Country Action Grant Scheme and Victalent initiatives, to…

LOCAL SPORT TO BENEFIT FROM NEW GRANTS ROUND

Sport and recreation organisations in Colac and surrounding areas now have more chances to get the community involved in physical activity, thanks to a new round of Brumby Government funding. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney is encouraging local sports clubs to apply for funds under the Country Action Grant Scheme and Victalent initiatives, to…

$2 MILLION FOR MORE MEN’S SHEDS ACROSS VICTORIA

Organisations from Western Victoria have been encouraged to apply for funding to establish a men’s shed following the announcement of funding which will see new sheds established in areas of high need across the state, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. The Brumby Government announced the $2 million first round of the…

FUNDING BOOST FOR CRESSY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE

The Cressy and District Neighbourhood Centre will be one of 29 Neighbourhood Houses to receive a $3350 grant to improve its services to the local community under the Brumby Government’s Neighbourhood House Foundation Grants program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “The Brumby Government recognises the valuable contributions Neighbourhood Houses across the state make…

HOWARD GOVERNMENT FAILS HOME RENTERS IN WARRNAMBOOL

The Howard Government’s failure to put downward pressure on interest rates is putting more and more pressure on vulnerable Victorians trying to find a home to rent in the Warrnambool, Member for western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Commenting on the Office of Housing’s Victorian June Quarter Rental report, Ms Tierney said the Howard Government’s failure…

WORKS COMPLETED TO KEEP WARRNAMBOOL STATION IN GOOD NICK

Maintenance works to the exterior brickwork of Warrnambool Station have recently been completed at a cost of $70,000, Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney announced today. Expert heritage contractors, I G Parker Stonemasons, restored the brickwork’s mortar as a preventative measure to maintain the building’s structural strength. Ms Tierney said the works would ensure that…

REDEVELOPED BALMORAL BUSH NURSING CENTRE NOW OPEN

Families in Victoria’s west will have greater access to healthcare facilities following the official opening of Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney.   The redeveloped facility will be able to continue providing an extensive range of medical and allied health services, including primary care, emergency care, palliative care and community nursing.…

Vestas Announcement: 130 Jobs Lost

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, has laid blame on the Federal Government for the closure of the Vestas factory in Portland resulting in the loss of 130 jobs.  “This is what happens when a Federal Government does not support new cutting-edge industries and refuses to embrace a suite of different technologies to address energy…

$5 MILLION BOOST FOR BOATING SAFETY AND FACILITIES

Local community groups, search and rescue organisations, councils and waterway authorities have been encouraged to apply for funding to improve waterway access and safety by Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria. Ms Tierney welcomed the announcement by Roads and Ports Minister, Tim Pallas, to inject $5 million into the Boating Safety and Facilities Program (BSFP).…

TIERNEY: GEELONG MUST CONTINUE TO BE MANUFACTURING HOME

Member for Western Victoria, GayleTierney last night gave an adjournment motion speech in parliament stressingthe importance of manufacturing inGeelong. Ms Tierney also called onthe Minister for Industry and Trade, Theo Theophanous, to advise of thestrategy and subsequent implementation of the $24 million Investment and InnovationFund from the Federal and State Governments, and Ford. “Many people…

New amenities room for Penshurst Football and Netball Club

A new amenities and change room facility was officially opened at the Penshurst Recreation Reserve on Saturday as part of the Victorian Government’s Country Football and Netball Program.. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney was part of the official proceedings that followed the Penshurst Football and Netball Club’s final home and away football match of…

BRACKS GOVERNMENT GIVES LOCAL COMMUNITIES $2 MILLION FOR HERITAGE

Local heritage groups can now apply for more than $2 million worth of Bracks Government heritage grants, to assist in the protection, management and interpretation of Victoria’s heritage, Minister for Planning Justin Madden announced today. The 2007-08 grants are part of the Bracks Government’s $20.5 million, four-year heritage strategy, Victoria’s Heritage: Strengthening our communities. The…

$2.1 M ROAD SAFETY BOOST FOR ELINGAMITE

In the latest road safety funding boost, Minister for Roads and Ports, Tim Pallas, today announced $2.1 million for road safety improvements on the Cobden-Warrnambool Road south west of Cobden. Mr Pallas said the funding will be used to:• Install safety barriers along a 1.3km length• Shoulder sealing over a 10km section • ‘wake-up’ outer edgeline marking• Removal of…

ROAD SAFETY TO IMPROVE IN HEYWOOD

The Bracks Government is delivering its commitment to improve the safety and efficiency of the Victorian road network, with Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announcing $240,000 in the 2007/08 State Budget for pedestrian signals to be installed near the intersection on the Princes Highway West near Hunter Street in Heywood. The signals will…

STATE FUNDS CORANGAMITE SHIRE COUNCIL TO CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORIAN SENIORS FESTIVAL

Corangamite Shire Council will receive a grant of $1500 as part of the State Government’s funding for the 25th Anniversary Victorian Seniors Festival. Gayle Tierney, the Member for Western Victoria said the Corangamite Shire council will share in Active Living Grants worth almost $195,000 to Victoria’s local governments for the 2007 Victorian Seniors Festival, which…

$2.5M TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY ON COROROOKE ROAD

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $2.5 million for a road safety improvement project on Cororooke Road between Colac and Beeac. The funding will be used to seal the road shoulder, provide safety barriers, remove some roadside hazards, and improve delineation. These works are planned to improve safety and reduce run off road…

$1.6M TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY ON COBDEN-TERANG ROAD

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $1.6 million in funding for a road safety improvement project on Cobden-Terang Road west of Cobden. The funding will be used to seal the road shoulder, install safety barriers, paint edge lines, relocate a power pole and remove some roadside hazards. These works are planned to improve…

$1.3M TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY ON CAMPERDOWN-LISMORE ROAD

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $1.3 million in funding for a road safety improvement project on Camperdown-Lismore Road between Camperdown and Kariah. The funding will be used to provide shoulder sealing, safety barriers, improved line markings and hazard removal. These works are planned to improve safety and reduce run off road crashes.…

ROAD SAFETY TO IMPROVE IN TERANG

The Bracks Government is delivering its commitment to improve the safety and efficiency of the Victorian road network, with Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcoming $728,000 in the 2007/08 State Budget for widening the Old Peterborough Road south of the Princes Highway West at Terang. The road widening will improve access for freight south…

ROAD SAFETY TO IMPROVE IN GARVOC

The Bracks Government is delivering its commitment to improve the safety and efficiency of the Victorian road network, with Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, has welcomed $2.1 million in the 2007/08 State Budget to continue to improve the Garvoc Overpass. The works will improve the stability of the approach embankments. “Extensive investigations found the…

BRACKS GOVERNMENT’S RECORD LEVELS OF FISH STOCKING

More than 1000 fish are being stocked into western Victoria waterways this month by Fisheries Victoria, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney said the Bracks Government had set records for fish stocking with more than 1.3 million fish released into the state’s waterways for the last two years. “This year the…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN ANGLESEA

New volunteers will be recruited and supported in Anglesea, thanks to new Victorian Government funding announced. The Member for Western Victoria, Ms. Gayle Tierney, said Anglesea and District Community House Inc. had received funding in the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. She said the organisation had received a grant of $3,000 toward its…

FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN TERANG

New volunteers will be recruited and supported in Terang, thanks to new Victorian Government funding announced. The Member for Western Victoria, Ms. Gayle Tierney, said Colac Do Care Inc. had received funding in the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. She said the organisation had received a grant of $5,000 toward its Do Care…

GRASSROOTS SPORTS FLUSH WITH LATEST DROUGHT FUNDING

Drought affected communities statewide are reaping the benefits of Bracks Government relief packages to help keep local sport and recreation options alive and thriving, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms. Tierney announced Colac-Otway Shire Council had received $50,000 through the $4.7 million Drought Relief for Community Sport and Recreation Program. “Councils, sporting…

GRASSROOTS SPORTS FLUSH WITH LATEST DROUGHT FUNDING

Drought affected communities statewide are reaping the benefits of Bracks Government relief packages to help keep local sport and recreation options alive and thriving, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms. Tierney announced Corangamite Shire Council had received $50,000 through the $4.7 million Drought Relief for Community Sport and Recreation Program. “Councils, sporting…

$90,000 GRANT TO REVITALISE LISMORE TOWN CENTRE

Streetscape improvement works to help revitalise Lismore’s town centre will be carried out with the help of a $90,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. Visiting Lismore, Ms Tierney said the grant for the $180,000 Lismore Township Revitalisation project would be provided to Corangamite Shire Council through the…

LOCAL CONSUMER PROTECTION CHAMPIONS TO BE RECOGNISED

Residents of Corangamite and Colac-Otway Shire Councils are being encouraged by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney to nominate local consumer protection champions for the inaugural Consumer Affairs Victoria Awards. “Nominations are still open for the inaugural awards, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony on 15 November 2007,” Ms. Tierney said. “The…

BOOST TO GRASSROOTS SPORT AND RECREATION IN ANGLESEA

Anglesea residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to a Bracks Government boost to sport and recreation facilities in the area. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced the Surf Coast Shire Council will receive $40,000 through the Community Facility Funding Program, saying it is crucial local sporting clubs had adequate facilities…

BOOST TO GRASSROOTS SPORT AND RECREATION IN MORTLAKE

Mortlake residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to a Bracks Government boost to sport and recreation facilities in the area. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced the Moyne Shire Council will receive $60,000 through the Community Facility Funding Program, saying it is crucial local sporting clubs had adequate facilities to…

BOOST TO GRASSROOTS SPORT AND RECREATION IN TEESDALE

Teesdale residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to a Bracks Government boost to sport and recreation facilities in the area. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced the Golden Plains Shire Council will receive $60,000 through the Community Facility Funding Program, saying it is crucial local sporting clubs had adequate facilities…

PREMIER’S AWARDS PUT VCE STARS IN SPOTLIGHT

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated former schools students from the Colac-Otway and Corangamite region, who have been commended for achieving excellent results in last year’s VCE. Last week, the Premier, Steve Bracks, presented VCE High Achiever awards to 24 students from across Victoria, with more than 250 other students receiving awards for…

PREMIER’S AWARDS PUT VCE STARS IN SPOTLIGHT

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated former schools students from the South West Coast region, who have been commended for achieving excellent results in last year’s VCE. Last week, the Premier, Steve Bracks, presented VCE High Achiever awards to 24 students from across Victoria, with more than 250 other students receiving awards for…

BUDGET 2007-08: DELIVERING ON OUR COMMITMENTS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Budget delivers on the Bracks Government’s election commitments, building on the achievements of its first two terms and providing a framework for the State’s future. Ms. Tierney said this year’s Budget delivered on the Government’s promises to improve services, build vital infrastructure and make Victoria and even…

SUPPORTING COUNTRY KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney congratulates Monica Jones on her successful application for an early childhood graduate rural employment grant. Ms. Jones has been awarded a grant of $6000 to help her provide a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program in a rural region. ‘I congratulate Monica and wish her every success for the important…

SPORT SET FOR GREAT TIMES IN GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE

Community sport in the Golden Plains Shire received a boost today thanks to the opening of the new Rokewood Recreation Reserve development and the second oval at Inverleigh Reserve. State Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney officially opened both developments, and was joined by the State Member for the Western Province, David Koch, and Councillor…

$25,000 BOOST FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES IN POLWARTH

More than $25,000 will be spent on public works at the Rokewood Lagoon and new storage facilities for a local hall, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Stewardship in Action grants announced today by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. “These grants will assist with important works at the Lagoon, including a clean up of the…

$40,000 BOOST FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES ON SOUTH-WEST COAST

More than $40,000 will assist with upgrades for the Killarney Recreation Reserve and restoration works at the Purnim Mechanics Institute Hall, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Stewardship in Action grants announced today by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. “These grants will assist with important works for the hall and the recreation reserve. “I congratulate the…

GOVERNMENT BACKS YOUNG LEADERS IN COLAC OTWAY

A young leaders program in Colac Otway Shire is being supported with the help of a $6,000 Victorian Government grant announced today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney. Ms. Tierney said the grant was being provided to Colac Otway Shire Council for the Colac Otway Community Leaders Project under the Provincial Leaders Development…

$6,617.39 GRANT TO REPAIR AND RESTORE ANGLESEA WAR MEMORIAL

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that the Bracks Government has allocated $6,617.39 to restore Eumeralla Memorial Chapel in Anglesea. Ms. Tierney said the funding was announced as part of the third round of the $950,000 Restoring Community War Memorials Grants Program. “This funding is to help councils, RSL sub-branches and local groups…

BARWON HEALTH LAUNCHES DVD TO RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS

Barwon Health hopes a new DVD will entice more people to consider becoming a volunteer with the health service across the Geelong region. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, today launched Barwon Health’s Volunteer Recruitment DVD, which encourages people from diverse backgrounds to become volunteers for Barwon Health. “Volunteering opportunities at Barwon Health include work…

BUDGET 2007-08: DELIVERING ON OUR COMMITMENTS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Budget delivers on the Bracks Government’s election commitments, building on the achievements of its first two terms and providing a framework for the State’s future. Ms. Tierney said this year’s Budget delivered on the Government’s promises to improve services, build vital infrastructure and make Victoria and even…

GOAL FOR GRASSROOTS SPORTS IN DENNINGTON

Grassroots sports received a huge boost in Dennington today thanks to a Bracks Government funding package to upgrade facilities at country football and netball clubs Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Dennington Football Netball Club is one of 25 new projects being funded under that latest round of grants through the $10 million…

WATER SAVINGS FOR COLAC AND CORANGAMITE SCHOOLS

Local schools in the Colac and Corangamite areas  have a great opportunity to save water under a Bracks Government initiative, Gayle Tierney, State Member for Western Victoria said today. Ms. Tierney explained that schools in this area are being offered a full audit of their internal water use, plus installation of water efficiency fittings and…