SURF COAST UNPREPARED FOR BUSHFIRE SEASON

The Baillieu-Ryan Government is refusing to fund upgrades to four local CFA stations across the Surf Coast, the Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Danielle Green, said today. Visiting Jan Juc with Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney, Ms Green said the Government’s refusal to provide funding for local fire stations comes on top of maps…

TIERNEY TO TAKE PETITION TO PARLIAMENT

Hundreds of surf coast community members have expressed their angst at the Baillieu Government signing a petition condemning the decision to cut the Take-A-Break occasional childcare funding. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today met with a number of families who use the service and will take their petition to Parliament next week. Ms…

BAILLIEU BACKFLIPS ON BOOKS

An overwhelming backlash from the community has forced the Baillieu Government to reverse its decision to dramatically cut funding from public libraries, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. Ms Tierney said the Colac Otway Shire and the local community should be congratulated on their efforts in forcing Mr Baillieu to see reason. “After…

TIERNEY URGES FAMILIES TO FIGHT FOR CHILDCARE FUNDING

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has urged Surf Coast residents to sign a petition fighting for childcare funding along the Surf Coast. Launching the petition in Anglesea, Ms Tierney met with Anglesea Community House manager, Alex Leknius to discuss the impacts the Baillieu Government’s decision to scrap the Take a Break program will…

COALITION LEAVE GEELONG OUT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT AGAIN

After mercilessly criticising the Myki ticketing system before the November 2010 State election, the Baillieu Government has accepted the system making just a few minor changes. The Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos and the Baillieu Government must now explain how the Myki system will work in Geelong, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney…

BAILLIEU AXES HOME WISE FOR VULNERABLE

The Baillieu Government must rethink its decision to axe emergency assistance to low-income Victorians to repair or replace essential appliances, Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. “Mr Baillieu’s choice to axe the Home Wise program is shameful and will leave many people in Surfcoast out in the cold this winter,” Ms Tierney…

AWARDS TO RECOGNISE SURFCOAST OUTSTANDING SENIORS

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has called on the surfcoast community to nominate outstanding seniors ahead of this year’s Senior of the Year Awards. “Seniors on the surfcoast are a vital part of our community and the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards is a great way to recognise their contribution,” Ms…

AWARDS TO RECOGNISE COLAC OUTSTANDING SENIORS

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has called on the Colac community to nominate outstanding seniors ahead of this year’s Senior of the Year Awards. “Seniors in Colac are a vital part of our community and the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards is a great way to recognise their contribution,” Ms Tierney…

BAILLIEU AXES HOME WISE FOR VULNERABLE COLAC RESIDENTS

The Baillieu Government must rethink its decision to axe emergency assistance to low-income Victorians to repair or replace essential appliances, Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. “Mr Baillieu’s choice to axe the Home Wise program is shameful and will leave many people in Colac out in the cold this winter,” Ms Tierney…

AWARDS TO RECOGNISE CORANGAMITE OUTSTANDING SENIORS

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has called on the Corangamite community to nominate outstanding seniors ahead of this year’s Senior of the Year Awards. “Seniors in Corangamite are a vital part of our community and the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards is a great way to recognise their contribution,” Ms Tierney…

AWARDS TO RECOGNISE PORTLAND OUTSTANDING SENIORS

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has called on the Portland community to nominate outstanding seniors ahead of this year’s Senior of the Year Awards. “Seniors in Portland are a vital part of our community and the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards is a great way to recognise their contribution,” Ms Tierney…

BAILLIEU AXES HOME WISE FOR VULNERABLE PORTLAND RESIDENTS

The Baillieu Government must rethink its decision to axe emergency assistance to low-income Victorians to repair or replace essential appliances, Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. “Mr Baillieu’s choice to axe the Home Wise program is shameful and will leave many people in Portland out in the cold this winter,” Ms Tierney…

TIERNEY PUSHES FOR PORTARLINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has raised the much needed upgrade for the Portarlington Primary School in Parliament today. After recently visiting the school with the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews,and Bellerine MP, Lisa Neville, Ms Tierney has again advocated for vital funding to upgrade the Primary School. “PortarlingtonPrimary School has a…

NO MONEY AND NO SUPPORT FOR POLWARTH

The first budget delivered by the Coalition contains no vision to grow our state, no plan to create jobs, and no plan to ensure Victorians can access the infrastructure they need into the future. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP said the budget clearly shows the Baillieu Government has no vision to grow our…

NO MONEY AND NO SUPPORT FOR THE SOUTH WEST

The first budget delivered by the Coalition contains no vision to grow our state, no plan to create jobs, and no plan to ensure Victorians can access the infrastructure they need into the future. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP said the budget clearly shows the Baillieu Government has no vision to grow our…

TIERNEY CALLS FOR CLARITY ON BARWON HEADS KINDER

Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP has spoken in Parliament calling for the Baillieu Government to inform the Barwon Heads community on when and where the new Barwon Heads Kindergarten will be built. Prior to the November 2010 election work had commenced on identifying an appropriate site and time-line for construction by the Brumby…

TERNEY CALLS FOR ACTION ON PIONEER ROAD CONGESTION

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has called on the Baillieu Government in Parliament to fund the much needed upgrade of the Pioneer Road intersection at Waurn Ponds. Prior to the November election the previous Labor Government committed $13.5 million to widen Pioneer Road to a four lane road between the Princes Highway and Meadowvale…

MORE BAILLIEU GOVERNMENT BROKEN PROMISES

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has spoken in parliament on the multitude of broken promises by the Baillieu Government. Ms Tierney said that the Baillieu Government went to the November election promising families that a Coalition government would keep the cost of living pressure down. “However, like all Victorians are seeing day…

CALLS FOR CONSULTATION ON WIND FARM POLICY

The State Opposition have called on the Baillieu Government to give residents, Shire Councils and the wind energy industry a chance to voice their views on the new wind farm policy. The Opposition have called on the Baillieu Government to require the Victorian Legislative Council Standing Committee on the Environment and Planning References Committee to…

SURFCOAST TEACHERS BETRAYED BY BAILLIEU

Ted Baillieu has betrayed teachers along the surfcoast after backflipping on a key election commitment, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “Mr Baillieu should be embarrassed after breaking his own promise to make Victorian teachers the best paid in the country,” Ms Tierney said. “Instead of standing by his promise, Mr Baillieu is now…

COLAC TEACHERS BETRAYED BY BAILLIEU

Ted Baillieu has betrayed teachers in Colac after backflipping on a key election commitment, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “Mr Baillieu should be embarrassed after breaking his own promise to make Victorian teachers the best paid in the country,” Ms Tierney said. “Instead of standing by his promise, Mr Baillieu is now offering…

CAMPERDOWN TEACHERS BETRAYED BY BAILLIEU

Ted Baillieu has betrayed teachers in Camperdown after backflipping on a key election commitment, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. “Mr Baillieu should be embarrassed after breaking his own promise to make Victorian teachers the best paid in the country,” Ms Tierney said. “Instead of standing by his promise, Mr Baillieu is now offering…

WARRNAMBOOL FAMILIES LOSE UNDER BAILLIEU’S DRACONIAN LAWS

The Baillieu Government’s changes to Easter Sunday trading laws could force hundreds of local retail employees in Warrnambool to work without additional pay loading, Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Ms Tierney said Labor would oppose the Shop Trading Reform Amendment Bill. “This draconian change will force Warrnambool retail workers to work on…

COLAC FAMILIES LOSE UNDER BAILLIEU’S DRACONIAN LAWS

The Baillieu Government’s changes to Easter Sunday trading laws could force hundreds of local retail employees in Colac to work without additional pay loading, Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said. Ms Tierney said Labor would oppose the Shop Trading Reform Amendment Bill. “This draconian change will force Colac retail workers to work on…

VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN COLAC LEFT BEHIND BY BAILLIEU

Premier Ted Baillieu has broken his commitment to Colac pensioners and concession card holders, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said. “On December 1, Mr Baillieu announced that he would bring forward energy concessions for low income earners to January 1,” Ms Tierney said. “He fudged in parliament, and on the weekend he backtracked,…

VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN PORTLAND LEFT BEHIND BY BAILLIEU

Premier Ted Baillieu has broken his commitment to Portland pensioners and concession card holders, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said. “On December 1, Mr Baillieu announced that he would bring forward energy concessions for low income earners to January 1,” Ms Tierney said. “He fudged in parliament, and on the weekend he backtracked,…

BOOST TO FISHING FACILITIES IN PORTLAND

Portland residents will have more opportunities to enjoy the sports and recreational facilities they love thanks to $55,229 in Victorian Government funding to build an accessible fishing platform at the Fawthrop Canal, Canal Court, Portland. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, today announced the Glenelg Shire would receive a grant through the latest round…

NEW CFA FIRE STATION COMMITTED FOR PORTLAND

A future Brumby Labor Government will support Portland firefighters by building a brand new fire station for Portland, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said today. Ms Tierney said that a future Brumby Labor Government would invest in the biggest fire station building program in the Country Fire Authority’s history and that would see…

A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has welcomed the announcement made today by the Federal Government to build a Trade Training Centre in Colac. “This is about serious training opportunities for our young people in regional Victoria, an announcement that will be whole heartedly supported by the Colac community. “It means our young…

HELPING POLWARTH VOLUNTEERS HELP OTHERS

A number of organisations in Polwarth have received a Brumby Labor Government funding boost to support volunteers. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said that the Polwarth organisations had received a total of $9,750 from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. The organisations and funding details are:– Otway Health and Community Services –…

HELPING SOUTH WEST VOLUNTEERS HELP OTHERS

A number of organisations in the South West have received a Brumby Labor Government funding boost to support volunteers. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said that the South West organisations had received a total of $18,000 from the latest round of Victorian Volunteer Small Grants. The organisations and funding details are:– Brierly Christ Church…

LABOR WILL KEEP THE JOBS COMING FOR THE TIMES AHEAD

The Brumby Labor Government has the plans, the vision and energy to keep jobs coming to Victoria and lead for the times ahead, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said today. “We offer Victorians strong leadership for the times ahead,” Ms Tierney said. “Through the Brumby Labor Government’s strong economic leadership, Victoria is Australia’s…

GOVERNMENT GRANT FOR COLAC LIONS PARK MAKEOVER

The Victorian Government has provided more than $54,000 to Colac Otway Shire Council towards the redevelopment of the Colac Lions Park, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. Ms Tierney said the grant will help the Council redevelop the Lions Park, which is an important community space and is also a key…

$75,000 GRANT FOR CORANGAMITE’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Corangamite Shire Council will receive $75,000 funding to support an Economic Development Officer position, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. “Under the Local Skills Partnerships Program, the Victorian Government is committing $75,000 towards the two year appointment of a suitably qualified Strategic Economic Development Officer (SEDO) to help the council deliver…

$50,000 FOR CORANGAMITE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

A Brumby Government grant of $50,000 will help Corangamite Shire Council develop a strategy and action plan for economic development in the Shire, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said. Announcing the grant today for the Corangamite Economic Development and Industrial Land Strategy, Ms Tierney said a substantial increase in major projects in…

$50,000 FOR GROWTH PLAN TO BOOST PORTLAND ECONOMY

The Victorian Government is providing $50,000 to support planning for continued economic growth in Portland, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said.  Ms Tierney said the funding would develop an Integrated Growth Plan for Portland to boost exports through the Port of Portland and support growth of the town’s retail, cultural and tourism precincts.…

CORANGAMITE HERITAGE STUDY RECEIVES $50,000 BOOST

The Corangamite Shire Council has received a $50,000 heritage grant, sharing in more than $1.8 million worth of new grants to preserve and protect heritage across the State, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. The grant is for Stage 2 of the Corangamite Heritage Study and will assist the Corangamite Shire…

$7,000 FOR MEN’S SHED EXPANSION IN COBDEN

Men in Cobden will soon have a better place to work together on community projects and build skills and projects, thanks to a new $7,000 grant from the Brumby Labor Government’s Men’s Shed program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said Cobden District Health Services Inc had received the grant to expand the existing…

FUNDING BOOST NETBALL IN PANMURE

The Panmure Recreational Reserve will share in $10 million worth of Victorian Government funding to help develop and improve football and netball club and association facilities across the Victoria. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the Moyne Shire would receive $60,000 as part of the latest round of the Country Football and Netball…

$50,000 FOR MEN TO GET TOGETHER IN TIMBOON

Men in Timboon will soon have a new place to work together on community projects and build skills and projects, thanks to a new $50,000 grant from the Brumby Labor Government’s Men’s Shed program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the Timboon and District Health Care Service had received the grant to Build…

$50,000 FOR MEN TO GET TOGETHER IN TERANG

Men in Terang will soon have a new place to work together on community projects and build skills and projects, thanks to a new $50,000 grant from the Brumby Labor Government’s Men’s Shed program. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said Cooinda – Terang Inc had received the grant to Build a new Men’s…

WARRNAMBOOL BMX TRACK SET FOR AN UPGRADE

Warrnambool residents will have more opportunities to exercise and enjoy the sports they love thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding to develop a competition standard BMX track, in Warrnambool. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Warrnambool City Council would receive a grant through the latest round of the Community Facility…

WARRNAMBOOL LIBRARY IN NEED OF STUDY

A project to study the feasibility of a new joint library and community facility in Warrnambool will soon be underway thanks to a $30,000 Brumby Labor Government grant. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the funding would be used to test the desirability and sustainability of a joint community library and volunteer hub…

$150K BRINGS WINDS OF CHANGE TO BEEAC COMMUNITY

The Beeac Windmill Park and Heritage Walk has been officially opened by Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria. Representing the Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Jacinta Allan, Ms Tierney said the project illustrated the Victorian Government’s commitment to regional Victoria, and formed a part of the 150th anniversary celebrations for Beeac. “We are…

$20,000 GOVERNMENT GRANT FOR WARRNAMBOOL CHALLENGE

The Victorian Government has provided a $20,000 grant to assist with an important community leadership activity, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. The community and leadership activity, the 32 Hour Community Challenge, is designed to improve community capacity through an intense workshop which is followed by a 100 day period of…

Settling Business Disputes Quickly and Economically

Local small business operators can settle any dispute quickly and economically through a unique service offered by Victoria’s Small Business Commissioner. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said that mediation through the Commissioner’s office offers a remarkably successful and extremely economic alternative to expensive formal litigation. The service costs each business only $195, saves time,…

BOATING SAFETY BOOST FOR APOLLO BAY

The Apollo Bay community will receive $31,200 through the 2010-11 round of the Brumby Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. “The Brumby Government is committed to working with community groups to ensure a safer boating environment and for the provision of safe boating facilities.” “Funding has…

BOATING SAFETY BOOST FOR VICTORIA’S SOUTH-WEST COAST

Victoria’s south-west coast region will receive $435,056 through the 2010-11 round of the Brumby Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. “The Brumby Government is committed to working with community groups to ensure a safer boating environment and for the provision of safe boating facilities,” Ms Tierney said. Funding has been…

GRANTS ASSIST LOCAL GOVERNMENT TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

The Brumby Labor Government is providing up to $7 million in grants to local governments to tackle climate change through sustainable local initiatives. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the grants would be made under the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord. The Accord is a partnership agreement to strengthen cooperative efforts between the state…

WARRNAMBOOL WINS PRESTIGIOUS COMMISSIONER’S AWARD

An annual children’s festival that attracts thousands of visitors every year to Warrnambool today won the prestigious “Commissioner’s Award” at the 2010 Corrections Victoria Community Work Partnership Awards, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said today. The partnership involves offenders on community-based orders setting-up and packing-up the festival which is run by Warrnambool City…

NEW TANKERS A MAJOR BOOST FOR GORAE WEST FIRE BRIGADE

Gorae West Fire Brigade received a major boost to its firefighting fleet today as the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, handed over the keys to two new tankers. Ms Tierney said the new vehicles would significantly improve the brigade’s firefighting capability. “The tankers will provide quicker response times and give the firefighters better access…

BRUMBY GOVERNMENT GRANT LIGHTS UP COBDEN BOWLING CLUB

Cobden residents will have more opportunities to exercise and play the sports they love thanks to $22,179 in Victorian Government funding to light up the Cobden Bowling Club. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Corangamite Shire would receive a grant through the latest round of the Community Facility Funding Program –…

NEW LAKE COLAC OVAL TURF HITS DROUGHT FOR SIX

Colac and District cricket fans can look forward to enjoying even longer sessions out on Colac’s Lake Oval thanks to the recently completed $90,000 plus oval redevelopment featuring a new drought tolerant grass surface, fully automated irrigation system and drainage.  Representing Sport Minister, James Merlino, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP was at the…

NATS-LIBS TALK DOWN REGIONAL AND RURAL VICTORIA

The Regional and Rural Committee’s latest report is unnecessarily negative and talks down rural and regional Victoria, say the Labor members of the Committee. The report on the committee’s inquiry in to The Extent and Nature of Disadvantage and Inequity in Rural and Regional Victoria was tabled in parliament today. Labor MPs on the committee,…

$75 MILLION IN SAFETY MEASURES FOR VICTORIAN ROADS

A $75 million funding boost from the Brumby Labor Government will improve safety on metropolitan and regional roads across Victoria, including a $2.26 million boost for the Colac Lavers Hill Road, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today. “We understand people are concerned about road safety, which is why we’re building a better…

NEW WORKFORCE STRATEGY FOR THE GREAT SOUTH COAST

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $150,000 project to address shortfalls in skills and workforce development in the Great South Coast region. Ms Tierney said as the region emerged from the global economic downturn, local industry was faced with the challenges of attracting and retaining skilled labour. “To counteract this, the…

KNOW YOUR DISTRICT, SAYS MP

Victoria’s Total Fire Ban district boundaries will now align with the Fire Danger Ratings, Victorian Bureau of Meteorology weather districts and local government areas, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today. “Colac Otway Shire now falls within the South West district, so residents should familiarise themselves with this to ensure they are as fire…

LIBERALS HAVE TO COME CLEAN ON SCHOOLS POLICY

Terry Mulder and Ted Baillieu have to come clean about the Liberal Party’s dark past of selling more than 300 public schools. The Member for Polwarth, Terry Mulder was quoted in the Colac Herald (3-9-2010) stating that a Liberal State Government would match Labor’s promise to fund the rebuild of the Apollo Bay    P-12 College.…

LIBERALS HAVE NO DIRECTION ON EDUCATION

The Member for Polwarth, Terry Mulder has today been quoted in the Colac Herald stating that a Liberal State Government would match Labor’s promise to fund the rebuild of the Apollo Bay    P-12 College. This shows that the Liberal Government have no policy on education for Victoria, and are simply committing to rebuild schools on…

$931,510 FOR HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT IN WARRNAMBOOL

Families in Warrnambool and surrounds will have access to even better hospital services thanks to a $931,510 Brumby Labor Government boost for new equipment at South West Health Care. Announcing the funding boost, Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said the funding would be used to buy new state-of-the-art medical equipment at South West Health…

$175,000 FOR HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT IN COLAC

Families in Colac and surrounds will have access to even better hospital services thanks to a $175,000 Brumby Labor Government boost for new equipment at Colac Area Health. Announcing the funding boost, Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said the funding would be used to buy new state-of-the-art medical equipment at Colac Area Health. “This…

$174,645 FOR HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT IN PORTLAND

Families in Portland and surrounds will have access to even better hospital services thanks to a $174,645 Brumby Labor Government boost for new equipment at Colac Area Health. Announcing the funding boost, Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said the funding would be used to buy new state-of-the-art medical equipment at Portland District Health. “This…

$127,605 FOR HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT IN CAMPERDOWN

Families in Camperdown and surrounds will have access to even better hospital services thanks to a $127,605 Brumby Labor Government boost for new equipment at South West Health Care – Camperdown. Announcing the funding boost, Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said the funding would be used to buy new state-of-the-art medical equipment at South…

REJUVINATED NETBALL HUB IN COLAC NOW OPEN

Teams in the Colac and District Netball Association and Colac Summer Netball Association can now utilise six fully compliant courts with lighting in Eastern Reserve. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, visited the Reserve today to officially open the upgraded netball court facility. “If your passion is netball, or you just want to have a…

MOYNE SERVICES WORKING TOGETHER TO TACKLE CHRONIC DISEASE

Moyne residents with chronic diseases will have easier access to support as part of a $1 million Brumby Labor Government funding boost to local service providers. Announcing the boost, Member for Western Victoria, Gaye Tierney MP said Moyne Health Services would receive $18,000 to develop incentive projects to local partnerships between community health services, local…

SOLAR GRANTS TO HELP WESTERN VICTORIA SHINE

Businesses and community groups in Western Victoria are invited to apply for $3 million of grants in the first round of the Victorian Government’s Solar Photovoltaic Hubs program which will help reduce emissions and create green jobs. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the program, part of the Brumby Labor Government’s Action Plan…

JUDGEMENT DAY FOR WOOLSTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL

From Ararat to Altona Meadows, from Woolsthorpe to Wodonga and Melton to Murrayville, a panel of judges is traversing the state to find this year’s winners of the Victorian Schools’ Garden Awards. Woolsthorpe Primary School is one of 31 schools across Victoria being visited by the judges in the next two weeks because it is…

FUNDING OUTCOME FOR WEST PORTLAND RESIDENTS

Gayle Tierney MP was in Portland this morning to inform Clarkston Ray, spokesperson for the West Portland Sewerage Scheme Action Group that the Brumby Labor Government has committed more than $767,000 to Wannon Water for the West Portland Sewerage Scheme. The funding will reduce the contribution of each landowner to the sewerage scheme by $5,770…

STAND-FOR-NOTHING OPPOSITION MISLEAD COMMUNITY WITH CHEAP TRICKS

Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP today slammed the lazy, stand-for-nothing Liberal National Opposition for misleading the community with blatantly false claims about Victorian Government road safety policy. Ms Tierney said Opposition MPs had recently distributed community surveys about young driver safety issues that incorrectly stated the Government was considering introducing night time curfews…

THE ULTRANET BREAKS DOWN CLASSROOM WALLS

Western Victorian schools are now connected to the Ultranet – the Victorian Government’s new online portal for government schools that will take government students, parents and teachers into the learning environment of the future. “Education is the Brumby Government’s number one priority and our government schools are equipped with the best modern technology available” Member…

MAJOR BOOST TO MAUDE AND LETHBRIDGE CFA BRIGADES

The Golden Plains Shire region received a major boost to its emergency services today when local member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney handed over the keys to two brand new firefighting appliances. Two medium tankers were handed over at separate events at Maude and Lethbridge CFA brigades today. Ms Tierney said the new tankers would…

STONY RISES PROJECT OPENS AT RMIT GALLERY MELBOURNE

Some of Western Victoria’s most beautiful landscapes and local history are now on display at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne. The Stony Rises Project, which brings together 10 contemporary artists and designers, includes interpretations of various layers of the narrative of the place, geology, history and the literary, cultural and architectural interpretations that have resulted from…

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2011 VICTORIAN

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today invited the Western Victorian community to honour inspirational women, by nominating them for the 2011 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. “The Honour Roll is a great opportunity to recognise the achievements of women from all sections of the community, different areas of life, and diverse backgrounds,” Ms…

$120,000 FOR STORAGE SPACE AT PORTLAND CIVIC HALL

A $160,000 upgrade to the Portland Civic Hall will provide a more flexible community facility, attracting more commercial shows and creating an estimated five jobs during construction, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said today. Announcing a Brumby Government grant of $120,000, Ms Tierney said Portland Civic Hall was Glenelg Shire’s largest venue…

COLAC MEN’S SHED OPEN TO NEW CONNECTIONS

Men of all ages living in the Colac Otway Shire are encouraged to come along and check out the new Men’s Shed in Colac opened today. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP officially opened the purpose-built shed at Skills Connections in Pound Road today and said that Men’s Sheds help reduce social disconnection that…

MEMBER FOR WESTERN VICTORIA WELCOMES THE $631 MILLION VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT BLUEPRINT TO DRIVE GROWTH IN REGIONAL AND RURAL VICTORIA

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said that Western Victorian rural and regional towns and cities are big winners in the Brumby Government’s announcement of the new $631 million blueprint by the Victorian Government. The Ready for Tomorrow: A Blueprint for Regional and Rural Victoria delivers a new vision, backed by record funding,…