REDUCING FLOOD RISK FOR COLERAINE

The Coleraine community will be better prepared for flooding thanks to a $170,000 funding boost from the Andrews Government to help complete a detailed flood study. The study will use local knowledge and data collected by the Coleraine community to update flood maps, and other flood emergency planning and education material. The community’s recommendations for…

PUTTING SOUTH WESTERN VICTORIAN CRICKETERS FIRST

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian families living in the south west first by giving grassroots cricket clubs the support they deserve. Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria, announced today that Pomborneit Recreation Reserve is set to benefit from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund by receiving a $30,000 grant. The funding will…

PUTTING WARRNAMBOOL CRICKETERS FIRST

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian families living in the south west first by giving grassroots cricket clubs the support they deserve. Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria, announced today that Walter Oval in Warrnambool is set to benefit from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund by receiving grants through a $100,000 grant…

PUTTING LOCAL COLAC CRICKETERS FIRST

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian families living in the south west first by giving grassroots cricket clubs the support they deserve. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today that three cricketing facilities in the south-west – Irrewarra Cricket Club, Pomborneit Recreation Reserve and Walter Oval in Warrnambool – are set to benefit…

MAJOR FUNDING BOOST FOR NARROW ROADS

The Andrews Labor Government is making roads in the south west safer with a $40 million investment to upgrade narrow roads and a $10 million maintenance funding boost. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today visited the intersection of Myamyn-Macarthur Road and Hamilton-Port Fairy Road in…

$66,500 FUNDING BOOST FOR BANNOCKBURN HEART PRECINCT

The Andrews Labor Government is putting families first by giving the Bannockburn community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves. The Bannockburn community can look forward to upgraded sport and recreation facilities thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced…

$100,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR GELLIBRAND’S REX NORMAN PARK

The Andrews Labor Government is putting families first by giving the Gellibrand community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves. The Gellibrand community can look forward to upgraded sport and recreation facilities thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced…

NEW OUTDOOR AREA FOR BEEAC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Beeac Primary School students will enjoy a new outdoor area thanks to a $75,200 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced funding for the new outdoor area that will include an outdoor breakout area with play equipment.    The Labor Government established the Inclusive Schools…

HELPING GROW THE KOROIT IRISH FESTIVAL

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Koroit Irish Festival grow. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced a $5000 Regional Events Fund grant today to help the popular festival attract more visitors to the region than ever before. In its 21st year, the Koroit Irish Festival features live music, theatre and a Gaelic sports…

TWO FUN NEW PLAYGROUNDS FOR COLAC FAMILIES

Colac children and families can now come together, get active, have fun and embrace the outdoors at two new playgrounds. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today officially opened new playgrounds at Eastern Reserve and Wyuna Estate Open Space in Colac. The Andrews Labor Government is making major upgrades to community sport and recreation facilities…

MIDLAND HIGHWAY DUPLICATION MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with planning works to duplicate the Midland Highway between Bannockburn and Geelong. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded a $670,000 contract to develop the business case for the project. WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will work with VicRoads to assess the…

A LANDMARK, VICTORIAN-FIRST PLAN TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE

The Andrews Labor Government will give police new powers to collect the DNA of suspected criminals, introduce new laws to crackdown on organised crime and drive by shootings, and establish a dedicated police assistance line for the community, as part of a comprehensive plan to keep Victorians safe. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed…

NEW ROUNDABOUT BOOSTS SAFETY ON MIDLAND HIGHWAY

Local road users in Gheringhap will benefit from a safer and more reliable journey along the Midland Highway with the construction of a new roundabout. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that works to upgrade the intersection of Midland Highway and Fyansford-Gheringhap Road are complete.  The new $2.48 million roundabout includes new street…

BETTER FLOOD PROTECTION FOR INVERLEIGH

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Golden Plains Shire to prepare the Inverleigh flood study. The study will prepare detailed flood maps and other material to support appropriate development in the growing township and ensure the community is not exposed to increased flood risk. The local community’s recommendations for upgrading flood warning services and…

KINDERGARTEN FOR WARRNAMBOOL CHILDREN WHO NEED IT MOST

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for more families to find a kindergarten place outside of the normal enrolment period. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced an extension of the pre-purchased places pilot program in Warrnambool, securing at least 14 kindergarten places in 2017. The Government purchases and reserves places for children…

DEFIBRILLATOR TO MAKE WESTERN VICTORIA CLUBS SAFER

The Andrews Labor Government is equipping sporting clubs in Western Victoria with a life-saving defibrillator. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the 11 clubs in Western Victoria receiving the life-saving device as part of the second round of the Defibrillators Grants Program. The recipients include: Country Hockey Umpires Colac Ÿ Colac District…

FUNDING BOOST TO TRANSFORM CASTERTON’S ESS LAGOON

Local residents and visitors are set to benefit from safer and improved access to Casterton’s Ess Lagoon, part of the popular Kelpie Trail. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that the Andrews Labor Government will contribute $30,000 to undertake the improvements works, which will make the existing pedestrian bridge over the lagoon more…

HELPING WARRNAMBOOL RSL SUB-BRANCH INC PRESERVE THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch Inc give our veterans the fitting commemoration they deserve. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced an $80,000 grant for the construction of the Warrnambool ANZAC Memorial. Throughout history, Australia’s veterans have bravely risked their lives to defend our country. It’s important we…

LABOR TO BOOST LOCAL TOURISM IN WESTERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the planning of projects that have the potential to increase visitor numbers, create jobs and drive economic growth in Western Victoria region. The Government’s support will allow the proponents of 26 projects across Victoria to move to the next stage of planning, assessing economic viability and further investigating their…

DEFIBRILLATOR TO MAKE WESTERN VICTORIA CLUBS SAFER

The Andrews Labor Government is equipping sporting clubs in Western Victoria with a life-saving defibrillator. Today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced 10 of nearly 150 clubs across the state receiving the life-saving device as part of the second round of the Defibrillators Grants Program. The recipients include: Barwon Valley Pony Club Ÿ…

SURF COAST SCHOOLS TO BE UPGRADED

Students in the Surf Coast Shire will soon have better facilities, thanks to a boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance funding. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced 5 of the 436 schools across Victoria that will share in $41.6 million to upgrade old buildings under the Andrews Labor Government’s Planned…

INVERLEIGH AND TEESDALE SCHOOLS TO BE UPGRADED

Students at Inverleigh Primary School and Teesdale Primary School will soon have better facilities, thanks to a boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance funding. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced 2 of the 436 schools across Victoria that will share in $41.6 million to upgrade old buildings under the Andrews…

SOUTH WEST SCHOOLS TO BE UPGRADED

Students in South West Victoria will soon have better facilities, thanks to a boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance funding. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced 9 of the 436 schools across Victoria that will share in $41.6 million to upgrade old buildings under the Andrews Labor Government’s Planned Maintenance…

WARRNAMBOOL’S FIREFIGHTERS PREPARE FOR FIRE SEASON

The Warrnambool Fire Brigade is better equipped for the upcoming fire season thanks to a new $6.7 million fire station located in Mortlake Road and a new medium tanker.  Representing the Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today officially opened the new modern facilities and handed over the…

NEW ARTS PROGRAM A BIG WIN FOR REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP is encouraging arts groups, societies, venues and local councils to apply for funding to attract the best performances in an effort to strengthen regional touring in more places across the state. The Small Regional Presenters program will be available to support regional arts presenters – including not…

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO ANGLESEA

Small business operators in the Anglesea area will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Monday 24 October 2016. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis said the Andrews Labor Government had last year doubled its mobile support for small business, with…

SAFER MONITORING FOR WOMEN GIVING BIRTH

Terang & Mortlake Health Service and Camperdown Hospital will receive a funding boost to help doctors, nurses and midwives better monitor women and their unborn babies. Forty six hospitals will share in $1.4 million in funding to improve their fetal surveillance processes as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to strengthen the quality and…

SAFER MONITORING FOR WARRNAMBOOL WOMEN GIVING BIRTH

Warrnambool Hospital will receive a funding boost to help doctors, nurses and midwives better monitor women and their unborn babies. Forty six hospitals will share in $1.4 million in funding to improve their fetal surveillance processes as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to strengthen the quality and safety of Victorian maternity wards. The…

SAFER MONITORING FOR PORTLAND WOMEN GIVING BIRTH

Portland District Health will receive a funding boost to help doctors, nurses and midwives better monitor women and their unborn babies. Forty six hospitals will share in $1.4 million in funding to improve their fetal surveillance processes as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to strengthen the quality and safety of Victorian maternity wards.…

SAFER MONITORING FOR COLAC WOMEN GIVING BIRTH

Colac Area Health will receive a funding boost to help doctors, nurses and midwives better monitor women and their unborn babies. Forty six hospitals will share in $1.4 million in funding to improve their fetal surveillance processes as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to strengthen the quality and safety of Victorian maternity wards.…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR WARRNAMBOOL

Small businesses in the Warrnambool area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Wednesday 12 October 2016. Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshops across the State. In total 395 workshops were held in the last…

COLAC RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO DETOX YOUR HOME

Find out how to Detox Your Home when the Andrews Labor Government’s latest mobile chemical collection next visits Colac on Saturday 15 October 2016. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP encourages locals to take advantage of the service enabling the safe disposal of potentially toxic household chemicals. Research from the Australian Competition and Consumer…

UPGRADE TO DANGEROUS COASTAL INTERSECTION

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.5 million to boost safety at two busy intersections along the Great Ocean Road. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced the upgrade which will address a history of run-off-road, rear end and intersection crashes at the intersection of Great Ocean Road, Childers Cove Road and Mathiesons Road…

NEW MEN’S SHED FOR COLAC WOODWORKERS GUILD

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new Men’s Shed for the Colac Woodcrafters Guild Inc thanks to a $60,000 grant. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the new shed will boost space for community programs and support the physical and mental wellbeing of locals. The new Colac Woodcrafters Guild Shed will involve…

WESTERN VICTORIA TO HAVE ITS SAY ON COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECTS

Communities in Western Victoria are invited to join the conversation on the future of community renewable energy projects in Victoria. Local residents can join the wider Victorian community, local government and industry to have input on the future of community renewable energy projects in Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government recently launched the Community Renewable Energy…

LIBERALS AND NATIONALS SPLIT ON FRACKING

It has been four weeks since the Andrews Labor Government announced the nation’s first permanent ban on fracking and coal seam gas, yet it is still unclear whether the Liberals and Nationals will support the ban. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP is calling on the Coalition to come clean to Victorians: do they…

COMMUNITY GRANTS TO KEEP VICTORIANS SAFE FROM CRIME

Nearly $100,000 has been awarded to support 10 local crime prevention projects in Western Victoria under the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Community Safety Fund grants. The Community Safety Fund provides up to $10,000 for councils and community groups across Victoria to help reduce local crime and improve community safety. The latest round of…

ANGLESEA PRIMARY SCHOOL RECOGNISED FOR HELPING TO BUILD MORE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

Outstanding Victorians who have helped their communities become safer and better prepared for emergencies have been recognised at the 2016 Resilient Australia Awards ceremony in Melbourne today. The national awards recognise local projects that help communities become more resilient before, during and after natural disasters, such as bushfires, heatwaves and storms. Minister for Emergency Services…

SANDYS LANE LEVEL CROSSING UPGRADED

Boom gates and flashing lights have been installed at the Sandys Lane level crossing in Gnotuk, boosting safety for passengers at the intersection. Sandys Lane, now fitted with warning lights, bells and booms, is the second crossing upgraded as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million Safer Country Crossing Program, after work at Phalps…

SOAPY ROCKS TO BENEFIT FROM COASTCARE FUNDING

Local community and environmental group ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora & Fauna) has had their hard work acknowledged by the Andrews Labor Government in the latest round of Coastcare grants. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said community organisations were encouraged to apply for funding from the $150,000 Coastcare Victoria…

UPGRADE A STEP CLOSER FOR MACARTHUR PRIMARY SCHOOL

An upgrade to Macarthur Primary School is a step closer with architect firm, Cooper Scaife Achitects appointed to design the $299,000 school upgrade. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the $299,000 for Macarthur Primary School, which was announced in the 2016-17 Victorian Budget in April, would go towards an upgrade to the school’s…

MAKING MATHS FUN FOR WESTERN VICTORIA STUDENTS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP is urging Western Victoria students and their families to take part in the first Victorian Maths Challenge. The Andrews Labor Government launched the inaugural challenge for Victorian pre-school and year 5-8 students this week. It involves activities for students and their families that link maths to real-world situations.…

HAVE YOUR SAY ON NEW WARRNAMBOOL TRAIN SERVICES

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering more trains, more often, for Warrnambool residents. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said the Labor Government wants to hear from the community about the proposed new weekday and Sunday services for Warrnambool. As part of the Regional Network Development Plan, a new 9:05am service from…

REVITALISED TOWN HALL MARKS A NEW ERA FOR POMONAL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today officially opened the new Pomonal Community Hall, providing residents with a modern, multi-use space to better meet the community’s needs. The redeveloped Pomonal Community Hall forms a new centrepiece for the Pomonal Community Precinct, and will support a greater range of sporting, community and tourism related events and…

WESTERN VICTORIA SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO GET A DOCTOR

Students in Western Victoria will have regular access to a doctor and the healthcare they need at school. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 100 schools taking part in the Doctors in Schools Program, with Casterton Secondary College, Colac Secondary College, Lavers Hill P-12 College, Camperdown College, Heywood District Secondary College, Portland Secondary College…

WESTERN VICTORIA SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO GET A DOCTOR

Students in Western Victoria will have regular access to a doctor and the healthcare they need at school. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 100 schools taking part in the Doctors in Schools Program, with Casterton Secondary College, Colac Secondary College, Lavers Hill P-12 College, Camperdown College, Heywood District Secondary College, Portland Secondary College…

PORTLAND RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO DETOX YOUR HOME

Find out how to Detox Your Home when the Andrews Labor Government’s latest mobile chemical collection next visits Portland on Saturday 10 September 2016. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP encouraged locals to take advantage of the service enabling the safe disposal of potentially toxic household chemicals. Research from the Australian Competition and Consumer…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR WARRNAMBOOL

Small businesses in the Warrnambool area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Wednesday 14 September 2016. Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshops across the State. In total 395 workshops were held in the last…

GIVING TOMORROW’S LEADERS A GREATER SAY TODAY

The Andrews Labor Government is giving young Victorians in Western Victoria more opportunities to have a greater say in the decisions that affect their communities. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a new grants round for the Labor Government’s Rural and Regional Local Government Youth Engagement Program is open, which is giving…

UPGRADE A STEP CLOSER FOR CASTERTON SECONDARY COLLEGE

An upgrade to Casterton Secondary Colleges is a step closer with architect firm, Cooper Scaife Achitects appointed to design the $750,000 school upgrade. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the $750,000 for Casterton Secondary College – announced in April from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget – would go towards an upgrade to the school’s…

UPGRADE A STEP CLOSER FOR GROVEDALE SECONDARY COLLEGE

An upgrade to Grovedale Secondary Colleges is a step closer with architect firm, 1:1 Architects appointed to design the $7 million school upgrade. This follows an announcement in April from the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP that $7 million for Grovedale Secondary College from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget would go towards an upgrade…

UPGRADE A STEP CLOSER FOR PORTLAND SECONDARY COLLEGE

An upgrade to Portland Secondary Colleges is a step closer with architect firm, 1:1 Architects appointed to design the $2 million school upgrade. This follows an announcement in April from the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP that $2 million for Portland Secondary College from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget would go towards an upgrade…