MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN PLACE FOR FARMERS

Farmers in the Western Victoria are being encouraged to tap into counselling and support services being made available as part of the Victorian Government’s $1.5 million assistance package. Victoria has more than 4000 dairy farms and local Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP urged farmers to contact local mental health providers and seek support.…

SHADE GRANTS PROVIDING PROTECTION FOR WESTERN VICTORIA

Western Victoria schools have received an Andrews Labor Government grant for some much needed protection from harmful UV radiation by installing sun shade around their school. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the recipients of grants from the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s School Shade Grants Program. The Labor Government…

SAFETY BOOST FOR SKENES CREEK AND FORREST-APOLLO BAY ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a package of road safety improvements to reduce the number and severity of crashes along Skenes Creek Road and Forrest-Apollo Bay Road between Skenes Creek and Forrest. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP welcomed the $323,000 announcement, which will address a history of run-off-road crashes and head-on collisions…

BOOST TO SURF COAST FOR CREATIVE ROAD SAFETY THINKING

Road safety in the Surf Coast has received a boost after the Amy Gillett Foundation received $10,000 from a Transport Accident Commission grants program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP this week welcomed the funding for a project to improve cyclist safety. The TAC’s Community Road Safety Grants Program provides grants of up to…

BACKING INDEPENDENT ARTS IN PORT FAIRY

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has welcomed the announcement that the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival will receive funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government announced it will back 90 of the state’s small, medium and independent arts organisations with more support for the sector to fuel Victoria’s creative economy…

LABOR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS RECORD FUNDING FOR COLAC AREA HEALTH

More patients will receive the care, treatment and surgeries they need sooner with the Andrews Labor Government spending a record $16.47 billion across the entire health system this year. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today announced the 2016/17 budget allocations for every Victorian health service, including $24.42 million for Colac Area Health. This is $498,000…

LABOR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS RECORD FUNDING FOR TIMBOON AND DISTRICT HEALTHCARE SERVICE

More patients will receive the care, treatment and surgeries they need sooner with the Andrews Labor Government spending a record $16.47 billion across the entire health system this year. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today announced the 2016/17 budget allocations for every Victorian health service, including $4.3 million for Timboon and District Healthcare Service. This…

LABOR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS RECORD FUNDING FOR WARRNAMBOOL HOSPITAL

More patients will receive the care, treatment and surgeries they need sooner with the Andrews Labor Government spending a record $16.47 billion across the entire health system this year. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today announced the 2016/17 budget allocations for every Victorian health service, including $125.34 million for Warrnambool’s South West Healthcare. This is…

LABOR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS RECORD FUNDING FOR OTWAY HEALTH

More patients will receive the care, treatment and surgeries they need sooner with the Andrews Labor Government spending a record $16.47 billion across the entire health system this year. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today announced the 2016/17 budget allocations for every Victorian health service, including $3.06 million for Otway Health. This is $48,000 more…

LABOR GOVERNMENT DELIVERS RECORD FUNDING FOR PORTLAND HOSPITAL

More patients will receive the care, treatment and surgeries they need sooner with the Andrews Labor Government spending a record $16.47 billion across the entire health system this year. Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today announced the 2016/17 budget allocations for every Victorian health service, including $25.55 million for Portland District Health. This is $421,000…

REGIONAL EVENTS FUND TO HELP WESTERN VICTORIA GROW

The Andrews Labor Government has set up a $20 million Regional Events Fund to help our regions attract and stage the events that bring visitors in their thousands. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the $20 million fund was open, and Western Victoria event organisers can now apply for assistance showcasing our…

GLENELG SHIRE COUNCIL RECEIVES $25,000 TO COMBAT ILLEGAL GRAFFITI

A $25,000 Andrews Labor Government grant will help fight graffiti vandalism and increase community confidence and safety in Portland, Casterton and Heywood. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced funding for the Glenelg Shire Council under the latest round of the government’s Graffiti Prevention Grants Program. The ‘Don’t Take A Fence’ project…

STRENGTHENING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN WESTERN VICTORIA

Young people in Western Victoria will get more opportunities to have their say and participate in decision-making, with the launch of the Andrews Labor Government’s Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria. Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said that the policy will improve youth engagement, with new opportunities for government and…

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 13 July 2016.  Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshops across the state. Program topics for 2016 include starting a business, financial…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR COBDEN

Small businesses in the Cobden area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Wednesday 20 July 2016.  Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshops across the state. Program topics for 2016 include starting a business, financial…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR MORTLAKE

Small businesses in the Mortlake area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Tuesday 12 July 2016.  Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshops across the state. Program topics for 2016 include starting a business, financial…

LIBRARY FUNDING BOOST FOR WESTERN VICTORIA

Corangamite Regional Library Corporation will be able to buy new books, deliver reading programs and improve local library spaces, thanks to funds from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced Corangamite Regional Library Corporation will receive $749,844 in funding, as part of the Labor Government’s record $41.5 million Public…

LIBRARY FUNDING BOOST FOR PORTLAND

Glenelg Shire Council will be able to buy new books, deliver reading programs and improve local library spaces, thanks to funds from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced Glenelg Shire Council will receive $178,741 in funding, as part of the Labor Government’s record $41.5 million Public Libraries Funding…

NEW TAFE BOARD FOR SOUTH WEST INSTITUTE OF TAFE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has today welcomed the appointment of a new board for South West Institute of TAFE. The appointments are effective from 1 July. The new Boards highlight the Andrews Labor Government’s work to restore independence and proper governance to Victoria’s TAFE institutes after years of neglect by the former…

SOUTH WEST LIFE SAVING CLUBS GO SOLAR

Life Saving Clubs in the Surf Coast will be shifting towards renewable energy ahead of next summer season thanks to the Andrews Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced that 3 of the 42 clubs awarded grants for the installation of 5 kilowatt solar panel systems to generate their own renewable power were…

SURF COAST LIFE SAVING CLUBS GO SOLAR

Life Saving Clubs in the Surf Coast will be shifting towards renewable energy ahead of next summer season thanks to the Andrews Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced that 7 of the 42 clubs awarded grants for the installation of 5 kilowatt solar panel systems to generate their own renewable power were…

COMMUNITY PROJECTS SET TO REVITALISE SKIPTON

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated the Skipton Communityon the official opening of three Community Projects including the Linking Skipton Town Streetscape and Town Entry Design Project. Following the 2010 and 2011 floods, Skipton residents identified three projects that would strengthen the community and encourage economic growth by driving tourism and population-growth to…

STRENGTHENING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN WESTERN VICTORIA

Young people in Western Victoria will get more opportunities to have their say and participate in decision-making, with the launch of the Andrews Labor Government’s Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria. Local member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said that the policy will improve youth engagement, with new opportunities for government and…

MOYNE SHIRE SPORTS CLUBS SECURE LABOR GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Grassroots sports clubs in the Moyne Shire are unlocking their potential by securing grants of up to $1,000 to help with the operation of their club. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced that five clubs in the Moyne Shire had secured grants under the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program, helping…

SURF COAST SPORTS CLUBS SECURE LABOR GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Grassroots sports clubs on the Surf Coast are unlocking their potential by securing grants of up to $5,000 to help with the operation of their club. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced that three clubs on the surf coast had secured grants under the Andrews Labor Government’s SportingClub Grants Program, helping them…

WARRNAMBOOL SPORTS CLUBS SECURE LABOR GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Grassroots sports club in Warrnambool are unlocking their potential by securing grants of up to $2,000 to help with the operation of their club. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced that nine clubs in Warrnambool had secured grants under the Andrews Labor Government’s SportingClub Grants Program, helping them expand their skills and…

EDUCATION STATE TAKES SHAPE IN THE SOUTH WEST

Construction for a number of school upgrades across the south west is on track with the appointment of builders this week. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, today announced that the builders appointed to each school project include: –               Brauer Secondary College – J.R.T. Builders Pty Ltd. Works will include an upgraded staff wing, library…

THE CASE FOR REVITALISING THE POINT GREY PRECINCT

The Andrews Labor Government is providing $40,000 to produce a business case for theredevelopment of the picturesque Point Grey Precinct in Lorne to boost the area’s tourism appeal even more. Situated at Lorne’s southern entry point, the Point Grey Precinct is a significant social, environmental and economic asset, but its buildings, and park spaces are…

NEW ROUNDABOUT AT SURF COAST HIGHWAY AND SOUTH BEACH ROAD

One of Torquay’s most dangerous intersections will be fixed with a two-lane roundabout built at the notorious intersection of the Surf Coast Highway and South Beach Road. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney visited the site today to announce $2.5million upgrade to make the intersection safer and easier for people to move around the community.…

WORKS BEGIN ON PROJECT TO REVITALISE MELTON

Works have begun on the multi-million dollar community development, the Pride of Melton, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney visited the site today and said the major civic upgrade would benefit the entire community. The project includes an amphitheatre upgrade, courthouse café deck, landscaping, signage, seating, footpaths and paving,…

WORKS BEGIN ON MELTON PLAY SPACE AND PARKLAND

Work has begun on a new playground and extended parkland in Melton, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney was at the site of the Bridge Road play space today and said the facility would benefit the entire community. The project will deliver a play space with traditional and nature…

UPGRADED PORT FAIRY CHILDREN’S CENTRE OPENED

The Victorian Government is investing in the early childhood sector and building new children’s facilities to support families and give kids the best start in life. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today joined Cr Colin Ryan, Mayor of Moyne Shire, to officially open the Port Fairy Community Services Centre extension. Mr Tierney said that…

REVAMPED MERRI KINDERGARTEN OPENED

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today officially opened the upgraded Merri Kindergarten. Ms Tierney was joined by Mayor of Moyne Shire, Cr Colin Ryan, in congratulating the wider Purnim community on their support for this local project. The $549,111 redevelopment has funded the renovating of the one-room kindergarten, and the construction of an additional…

A NEW SCHOOL FOR ARMSTRONG CREEK IS ON THE WAY

As committed before the election, Armstrong Creek will have a new school, with theAndrews Labor Government allocating funds to acquire land for the project. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced the funding as part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17. The new Armstrong Creek West school will give local parents and families the certaintythey…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR KOROIT

Small businesses in the Koroit area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Tuesday 17 May 2016. Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshopsacross the state. Program topics for 2016 include starting a business, financial management,…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR DERRINALLUM

Small businesses in the Derrinallum area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Tuesday 10 May 2016. Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshopsacross the state. Program topics for 2016 include starting a business, financial management,…

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 18 May 2016. Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshopsacross the state. Program topics for 2016 include starting a business, financial management,…

NEW TRAIN SERVICES FOR SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA

South West commuters will benefit from an extra return service from Warrnambool to Geelong every weekday and a Sunday return service to Warrnambool. The additional 12 services per week means Warrnambool passengers will now get four return services every weekday and three return services on weekends. The Budget invests $1.3 billion to make regional rail…

NEW LOOK FOR ROKEWOOD CHILDREN’S CENTRE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today officially opened the revitalised Rokewood Children’s Service. The upgrade of $386,333 has seen a new room for its kindergarten program and boosted the number of licensed places in its three- and four-year-old kindergarten program by 15. The refurbishment has seen the addition of a new staff room, children’s…

MODERN BUILDINGS ON THE WAY FOR GROVEDALE COLLEGE

Students at Grovedale College will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews LaborGovernment continues to make Victoria the Education State. The Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP today announced $7 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go towards an upgrade to the school’s ageing facilities, ensuring students have the modern spaces they need to…

NEW PORTLAND PRIMARY CARE PRECINCT OFFICIALLY OPENS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, on behalf of Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today officially opened the new Portland District Health Consulting Suites atPortland District Health.  The modern consulting suite is a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ for a range of community and allied health services such as speech therapy, diabetes education, psychology services, dieticians, drug and…

MODERN BUILDINGS ON THE WAY FOR PORTLAND SCHOOLS

Students in Portland will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State. The Member for Western Victoria Region Gayle Tierney MP today visited Portland and announced $10 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go  towards schools in Portland,  to upgrade ageing facilities, ensuring students have the modern spaces…

LABOR GOVERNMENT UPGRADING CENTRAL RESERVE NETBALL CHANGEROOMS

The Andrews Labor Government is improving the Central Reserve Netball Changerooms, giving local players and their families the great facilities they deserve. Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria, today announced a $100,000 CountryFootball Netball Grant, which gives regional clubs opportunities to update tired grounds and build the bases they need. The Central Reserve Netball…

COMMEMORATING AND SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS IN TORQUAY

Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $10,000 grant for the Torquay RSL Sub Branch tocommemorate, support and remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Victorians are preparing to pay their respects on ANZAC Day, and the Andrews LaborGovernment is working hard to give our servicemen and women the fitting tribute they deserve – and…

COMMEMORATING AND SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS

Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $20,000 grant for the Dartmoor & DistrictProgress Association Inc project to restore the Avenue of Honour Memorial Streetscape Carvings  to commemorate, support and remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Victorians are preparing to pay their respects on ANZAC Day, and the Andrews LaborGovernment is working hard to…

REVAMPED KINDERGARTEN TO BENEFIT ANGLESEA FAMILIES

An upgrade to the Anglesea Kindergarten has increased the number of kindergarten places on offer to local families, and given the centre a fresh look. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney, joined Mayor of Surf Coast Shire Rose Hodge today to officially open the redeveloped Anglesea Kindergarten. The $778,000 upgrade has allowed the centre to…

HAVE YOUR SAY ON VICTORIA’S WATER & BIODIVERSITY FUTURE

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has encouraged the South West community to have their say on Victoria’s new water and biodiversity plans, with a series of consultation workshops being held across Victoria. Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville released the Water for Victoria discussion paper in March this year and…

SOUTH WEST CEMETERIES TO RECEIVE GRANTS BOOST

Cemeteries in the South West will benefit from maintenance and upgrade grants as part of a $900,000 state-wide investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced four Cemetery Trusts have been awarded maintenance grants through the Cemetery Trust Grants Program including: Heywood Cemetery Trust which will receive $28,000…

CONNECTU COMMUNITY TRANSPORT TRIAL EXTENDED

The Andrews Labor Government has extended the trial of the ConnectU community transport service, which provides transport to people in Warrnambool, Koroit and PortFairy unable to access public transport or taxi services. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, announced today that the Government has provided $25,000 from the Transport Investing in Regions program to…

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTS HEAD FOR MORTLAKE

Small businesses in the Mortlake area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Tuesday, 12 April 2016. Last year more than 4,000 people participated in Small Business Victoria’s workshops across the state. Program topics for 2016 include starting a business, financial…

KINDER IMPROVEMENT GRANTS ON OFFER IN SOUTH WEST VICTORIA

Grants to upgrade kindergarten and children’s centre facilities in south west Victoria are now open. The grants will also help enhance the services kindergartens offer local children and families. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today encouraged kindergartens and councils to apply for the grants to help ensure more children have access to a…

TORQUAY NETBALL FACILITIES TO BE FIRST CLASS UNDER LABOR

The long awaited redevelopment of the Spring Creek Netball Pavilion will become a reality under the Andrews Labor Government after Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced a $100,000 grant to the Surf Coast Shire today. The Spring Creek Netball Pavilion Upgrade project will see the existing inadequate clubroom facility demolished and replaced with…

TORQUAY NETBALL FACILITIES TO BE FIRST CLASS UNDER LABOR

The long awaited redevelopment of the Spring Creek Netball Pavilion will become a reality under the Andrews Labor Government after Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced a $100,000 grant to the Surf Coast Shire today. The Spring Creek Netball Pavilion Upgrade project will see the existing inadequate clubroom facility demolished and replaced with…

NEW NETS FOR BANNOCKBURN A SURE STEP TO SUCCESS

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving the Bannockburn community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $67,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Bannockburn Cricket Nets Project for the local community. The project will involve the…

NEW NETS FOR BANNOCKBURN A SURE STEP TO SUCCESS

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving the Bannockburn community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $67,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Bannockburn Cricket Nets Project for the local community. The project will involve the…

LABOR GOVERNMENT GIVING THE BIRREGURRA COMMUNITY THE BEST SPORT AND RECREATION FACILITIES

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving the Birregurra community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $100,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Birregurra Tennis and Netball Redevelopment Project. The project will involve the construction of…

LABOR GOVERNMENT GIVING THE BIRREGURRA COMMUNITY THE BEST SPORT AND RECREATION FACILITIES

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving the Birregurra community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $100,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Birregurra Tennis and Netball Redevelopment Project. The project will involve the construction of…

$6 MILLION EASTER WORKS ON GEELONG/WARRNAMBOOL LINE

More than $6 million in crucial track, signalling and level crossing improvement works on the Geelong and Warrnambool will be carried out over Easter. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said more than 200 V/Line staff and construction crews will work throughout the long weekend to improve the safety and reliability of services for passengers…

PROTECTING VULNERABLE VICTORIANS WITH BACK UP POWER

Thousands of Victorians living in residential care facilities now have the protection of a continuous backup electricity supply to keep lifesaving medical equipment running during a power failure or emergency. The Andrews Labor Government has finished installing diesel generators in 52 residential care facilities across Victoria under stage 4A of the Local Infrastructure Assistance Fund,…

BOOST FOR COLAC NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local young people put on events and celebrate National Youth Week, with $225,000 in National Youth Week grants. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has welcomed a $2,000 grant for Colac Secondary College’s The Art of Minds project. The project is aimed at providing young people currently disengaging…

BOOST FOR PORTLAND NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local young people put on events and celebrate National Youth Week, with $225,000 in National Youth Week grants. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has welcomed a grant of $2,000 for the Glenelg Shire’s Celebrating you(th) Community Festival. Celebrating you(th) is a mini community festival showcasing the local…