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…