$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…

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…