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…

NEW CANTEEN OPENS FOR ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE

Ms Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria, representing the Minister for Education, officially opened the canteen at St Ignatius College Geelong at a celebration at the school on Friday, 20 April 2007. The college hosted a special event to celebrate the blessing and opening of the canteen, the Food Technology Centre, VCE Centre, Technology…

BRACKS BUILDING BETTER BIKE SHEDS FOR KIDS

Bike sheds will play a revamped role in the school life of young Victorians with the Bracks Government offering grants of $5000 to help schools design and build a bike shed, or convert an existing shed into a secure bike storage facility. Member Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, urged schools in the Colac-Otway and Corangamite Shires…

$2.9M SCHOOLS DROUGHT RELIEF PACKAGE UNVEILED

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed the Bracks Government’s $2.9 million relief package for schools to help students and their families in Victoria’s drought affected areas. The relief package will help ease the cost of sending children to school and provide support services to families struggling through the drought.  Ms. Tierney said the…

WARRNAMBOOL GETS YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

Young people with mental health issues in the Warrnambool area have access to a new early intervention service, Minister for Mental Health Lisa Neville announced today. Lisa Neville made the announcement after the Youth Early Psychosis (YEP) service began operating at South West Health Care earlier this year. “The expansion of the Youth Early Psychosis…

GAYLE TIERNEY MP CONGRATULATES LOCAL SCHOOLS REWARDED FOR TOP TEACHER TRAINING

Gayle Tierney, State Member for Western Victoria congratulated Simpson Primary School and Timboon P-12 School for excellence in ‘on-the-job’ teacher training and creating a culture of continuous improvement. Both Simpson Primary School and Timboon P-12 School received the accreditation certificate by the Minister for Education, John Lenders at an awards presentation at Essendon Keilor College…

MILLIONS MORE TO DROUGHT PROOF VICTORIAN SPORT

Up to $50,000 will be made available to the Surf Coast Council, Colac-Otway Council and Corangamite Council thanks to a $4.7 million Bracks Government package to help drought-proof local sporting facilities, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said. Ms. Tierney said local sporting grounds were suffering from the effects of the drought and it…

WATER SAVINGS FOR HORSHAM AND NATIMUK SCHOOLS

Local schools in the Horsham and Natimuk areas  have a great opportunity to save water under a Bracks Government initiative, Gayle Tierney, State MP 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 maintenance…

$240,000 IN HERITAGE STUDY GRANTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

A $5,000 Bracks Government heritage grant will help the Corangamite Shire Council protect and preserve its local heritage, as part of a $240,000 grants package dedicated to local governments across the State, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. The $240,000 grants package will fund local heritage studies across Victoria, as part of…