FUNDING FOR EMPLOYMENT PROJECT IN WARRNAMBOOL

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, this week announced funding of $80,000 to Mentor Professional Pty. Ltd. for an important employment project in Warrnambool and Barwon South West to help disadvantaged jobseekers and skills shortages. Ms Tierney said Mentor would provide employment and personal development opportunities for Indigenous Australian jobseekers in the region. “This…

WARRNAMBOOL VOLUNTEER GROUP RECEIVES $2,815 GRANT

State Member for Western Victoria Region, Gayle Tierney, today announced that the Brumby Government will provide a grant of $2,815 to Ngarrakeetoon Meeting Place to help them recruit and train more volunteers.  Ms Tierney said the group was awarded the grant to help develop a comprehensive recruitment strategy to recruit volunteers to assist with program…

FREE BOOKS FOR TODDLERS IN $2.1 M LITERACY DRIVE

Every Victorian toddler will receive a free picture book as part of a Brumby Government drive to boost literacy by encouraging parents to read to their children. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said under the $2.1 million Young Readers Program, parents visiting a maternal child health centre would be given a free literacy information…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR WARRNAMBOOL SELF HELP

Eight groups in Warrnambool have received self help grants under the Brumby Government’s Disability Self Help Program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Ms Tierney said over 170 disability self help groups across Victoria will share in $220,000 in funding from the Brumby Government. “Groups across the state were eligible to apply for grants…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR PORTLAND SELF HELP

Three groups in Portland have received self help grants under the Brumby Government’s Disability Self Help Program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Ms Tierney said over 170 disability self help groups across Victoria will share in $220,000 in funding from the Brumby Government. “Groups across the state were eligible to apply for grants…

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY BOOST FOR HORSHAM

A pedestrian refuge will be built on Wilson Street, Horsham to further improve safety for pedestrians crossing this busy road, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. “The refuge is a win for the community which petitioned the Rural City of Horsham for the much needed safety improvement,” she said. The $15,000 pedestrian refuge…

FUNDING BOOST FOR GRASSROOTS SPORT IN TIMBOON

Footballers and netballers in Timboon will enjoy better sporting facilities thanks to a Brumby Government program to upgrade community sports facilities across Victoria. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that as part of the $10 million Country Football and Netball Program, the Timboon Demons would receive $60,000 to: • Create new umpire change rooms and…

VICTORIANS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THE PREMIER’S CHALLENGE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney is encouraging all Victorian families to get active, healthy and involved in their local community by taking the Premier’s 30-minute challenge. Ms Tierney said the Premier’s Active Families Challenge would kick-off next month and encouraged families to increase their physical activity levels and get involved in sport and recreation…

FUNDING BOOST FOR GRASSROOTS SPORT IN CAMPERDOWN

Footballers and netballers in Camperdown will enjoy better sporting facilities thanks to a Brumby Government program to upgrade community sports facilities across Victoria. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that as part of the $10 million Country Football and Netball Program, the Camperdown Football Netball Club would receive $20,000 for: • The extension and widening…

NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES RELEASED FOR DISCUSSION

Glenelg Shire Council, and all Councils across Victoria are a step closer to making clearer and faster decisions around housing development with today’s release of new draft residential zones by the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said a discussion paper outlining the suggested new residential zones was now available…

DOUBLE THE FREEZA FUN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN CORANGAMITE

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced two years’ worth of music and cultural event funding for Corangamite, which will be music to the ears of the region’s younger residents. Ms Tierney said the Corangamite Council would receive $38,900 to run events in 2008 and 2009 through the Brumby Government’s FReeZA program. Successful…

NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES RELEASED FOR DISCUSSION

Colac Otway Shire Council, and all Councils across Victoria are a step closer to making clearer and faster decisions around housing development with today’s release of new draft residential zones by the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said a discussion paper outlining the suggested new residential zones was now…

WOMEN CREATING HARMONY PROJECT 2007-2008

The member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney will launch the Women Creating Harmony Project this Saturday the 16th of February at the Marrow Theatrette, Geelong at 2.30pm. There are a number of established ethnic communities in the Geelong region who have settled in the region since WW2, predominately of European decent. However, over recent years…

NEW FUNDING FOR NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK IN TERANG

Young people in Terang will be enjoying National Youth Week 2008 in style, thanks to new Brumby Government funding for local organisations to run events and activities during the celebration, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. Ms Tierney said Terang Resources Inc had received funding to organise Get Scuffed – youth-led Skateboarding…

ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENTS DIVE FOR CLUES AT CLIFTON SPRINGS

Maritime archaeology students will this week undertake a research excavation at one of Victoria’s most important heritage sites, the Clifton Springs Spa Complex, the Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney announced today. With guidance from Heritage Victoria’s maritime archaeology team, the students from Adelaide’s Flinders University will focus on the 1890s Long Jetty site, looking…

$802,000 for TAFE UPRADES IN WARRNAMBOOL

South West TAFE, Warrnambool campus received a major funding boost to upgrade facilities and buy new training equipment, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. The Premier, John Brumby, and the Minister for Skills, Jacinta Allan, announced the new $20 million funding to be shared by all 18 Victorian TAFEs. Ms Tierney said the investment…

RUMBLE STRIPS TO BE INSTALLED IN POLWARTH

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the announcement that the contract had been awarded for the installation of rumble strips at 180 level crossings across Victoria.Rumble strips were installed at 20 priority sites at the end of last year, and the successful contractor, Downer EDI Works, will now work on the remaining 180…

RUMBLE STRIPS TO BE INSTALLED IN THE SOUTH WEST

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the announcement that the contract had been awarded for the installation of rumble strips at 180 level crossings across Victoria.Rumble strips were installed at 20 priority sites at the end of last year, and the successful contractor, Downer EDI Works, will now work on the remaining 180…

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Golden Plains Shire Council will be dressed for success after the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, announced the successful applicants of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program today. Ms Tierney said seven clubs would receive up to $1,000 to purchase essential sports uniforms and footwear. “Sport in the Golden Plains…

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Corrangamite Shire will be dressed for success after the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, announced the successful applicants of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program today. Ms Tierney said six clubs would receive up to $1,000 to purchase essential sports uniforms and footwear. “Sport in Corrangamite Shire is as strong…

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Moyne Shire Council will be dressed for success after the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, announced the successful applicants of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program today. Ms Tierney said eleven clubs would receive up to $1,000 to purchase essential sports uniforms and footwear. “Sport in the Moyne Shire is…

LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Colac Otway Shire will be dressed for success after the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, announced the successful applicants of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program today. Ms Tierney said five clubs would receive up to $1,000 to purchase essential sports uniforms and footwear. “Sport in Corrangamite Shire is as…

INVESTMENT IN BOATING SAFETY AND FACILITIES FOR POLWARTH

The Local Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that $29,452 has been allocated to the Polwarth region out of the Brumby Government’s 2007-08 Boating Safety and Facilities Program. “The Brumby Government is committed to working with community groups to ensure a safer boating environment and the provision of safe boating facilities,” said Ms…

DROUGHT RELIEF FOR LOCAL SPORTS FACILITIES

Residents in Winchelsea will benefit from a $40 000 Brumby Government grant to support sporting grounds and facilities affected by drought conditions. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the grant was part of a $12.9 million Drought Relief for Community Sport and Recreation Program recently announced by the Premier John Brumby and the Minister…

$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…