KINDER UPGRADE BLITZ TO IMPROVE FACILITIES IN COLAC AND CAMPERDOWN

The Victorian Government is making sure young children have access to the best kinder facilities with hundreds of projects to upgrade and improve learning environments while supporting local jobs across Victoria. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that kindergartens in Colac and Camperdown have been given $360,995 in funding to upgrade amenities…

HELPING MOTORSPORT CLUBS IN WESTERN VICTORIA REV BACK INTO ACTION

Tomorrow’s motorsport stars in Western Victoria will soon be enjoying better equipment and training opportunities with the Andrews Labor Government fuel-injecting more than $750,000 into local initiatives thanks to Round 2 of the Community Motorsport Program. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that six motorsport clubs in Western Victoria had scored almost…

BIRREGURRA RECREATION RESERVE SCORES $250,000 TOWARDS OVAL LIGHTING

Birregurra Recreation Reserve is among 73 projects to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Facilities for Active Seniors,…

ANDREWS LABOR GOVERNMENT KICKS IN FOR GOLDEN PLAINS SPORT

Leighdale Equestrian Centre and Bannockburn’s Victoria Park are among 73 projects to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting,…

WORK STARTS ON BEEAC SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Beeac Primary School with works commencing on an important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced works are underway at Beeac Primary School to install new fencing and complete landscaping works. The Labor Government has provided $69,120 towards…

PORTLAND SCHOOLS UPGRADES A STEP CLOSER

Students in Portland are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Ed Ewers Architect has been appointed to design Portland South Primary School’s $500,000 upgrade. The project will include refurbishing the roof,…

WORK STARTS ON WOODFORD SCHOOL UPGRADE

Students in Woodford are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced works are underway at Woodford Primary School to upgrade the playground, install new equipment and complete landscaping works. The Labor Government…

BIRREGURRA RECREATION RESERVE SCORES $250,000 TOWARDS OVAL LIGHTING

Birregurra Recreation Reserve is among 73 projects to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Facilities for Active Seniors,…

REGIONAL RECOVERY FUNDING FOR GREATER GEELONG

The Andrews Labor Government is accelerating regional Victoria’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by investing in the Greater Geelong region to create jobs and stimulate the local economy. Geelong Labor Government Members today announced support of more than $1.7M for seven local projects. The allocation is part of a $10 million investment in more than…

SUPPORTING REGIONAL RECOVERY IN WESTERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is accelerating regional Victoria’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by investing in Victoria’s south west to create jobs and stimulate the local economy. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced support of $212,875 for projects in the Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Moyne, Glenelg, Corangamite and Warrnambool City Council areas. The allocation is…

ROAD SAFETY GRANTS TO BOOST SAFETY IN THE WEST

Western Victoria will receive a boost from the Victorian Government for community road safety initiatives to reduce road trauma. Schools, councils and not-for-profit organisations in Western Victoria are among a number of areas across the state benefiting from the latest round of Community Road Safety Grants Program. The $1.5 million program will deliver targeted education…

WESTERN VICTORIAN SPORT CLUBS HIT BY RECENT RESTRICTIONS SCORE BOOST

The Victorian Government is getting right behind even more grassroots sporting clubs and organisations in Western Victoria that have been impacted by recent coronavirus lockdown actions. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced twelve clubs and organisations in Western Victoria had secured grants of $2,000 through the   including Category 5 – Community Sport…

HELPING WESTERN VICTORIA’S SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION ORGANISATIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 25 local sporting and recreation organisations will share in $38,500 in funding under the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The successful organisations are: Colac Indoor Tennis and Sports Centre $1500 Great Ocean Road Ten Pin Bowling $1500 South…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE SECTOR

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:36): The Andrews Labor government is making the TAFE and training system better than ever. Now, some people in the chamber have some very short memories, and I would too if I had been part of a party that tried to decimate TAFE. We…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: AGRICULTURE TRAINING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:07): Last Thursday the Minister for Agriculture and I met with the member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle, at Western Plains Pork near Rokeford to announce a review into the future of agriculture training in Victoria. Since coming to government we have made important…

UPGRADE WORKS COMMENCE AT BEAUCHAMP FALLS CAMPGROUND

Works are set to commence to upgrade a popular camping destination, nestled in Otway rainforest alongside spectacular waterfalls. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is delivering the $225,000 upgrade of Beauchamp Falls Campground, east of Beech Forrest. The funding has been provided by Victoria’s Great Outdoors, a…

SUPPORTING LOCALS IN VICTORIA’S SOUTH WEST TO EAT WELL, MOVE MORE AND STAY CONNECTED

Eight local organisations, clubs and groups in south west Victoria will share in over $102,000 of VicHealth funding to help deliver locally-led solutions to support residents hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced South West Sport Inc, Portland Football Netball Cricket Club, South West Victorian Football Association,…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE SECTOR

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:23): I am proud to rise to acknowledge the outstanding work of our TAFE teachers and support and administrative staff in seamlessly adapting to online delivery. If last year taught us anything, it is that when a government properly invests in TAFEs they…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: RECONNECT PROGRAM

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:37): Today I would like to focus on the important Reconnect program, which the Andrews Labor government established in 2015 to support disadvantaged Victorians to gain access to education, training and skills. Since that time thousands of Victorians have participated in the Reconnect…

PAVING THE WAY TO BETTER MARKET ACCESS

Farmers in Western Victoria can look forward to a smoother journey from their farm gate to market thanks to a $20 million Andrews Labor Government investment. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the funding which is being delivered through the AgriLinks Upgrade Program to improve Victorian’s vital network of local roads in the…

NEW TRAIL OPEN FOR ANGLESEA HEATH

The beauty of the Anglesea Heath section of the Great Otway National Park can now be appreciated close-up thanks to completion of the $100,000 Yan Wirring Mirr walking trail. Meaning ‘walk, listen, look’ in the language of Traditional Owners, the Wadawurrung, the Yan Wirring Mirr trail will take visitors through heathlands that are considered one…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: BUDGET 2021-22

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:04): Last week’s budget continues our work to make Victoria’s TAFE and training system better than it has ever been. I have already taken the chamber through a number of initiatives in this year’s budget, but I am excited to share a few…

WARRNAMBOOL BOAT RAMP UPGRADE FUNDED

Locals and visitors using the Warrnambool boat ramp will benefit from better facilities to launch and retrieve their vessels with the Andrews Labor Government investing in critical repair works. The $3.5 million upgrades announced in the Victorian Budget 2021/2022, will replace the two-lane concrete boat ramp surface, which is in poor condition.  The new ramp…

WORK STARTS ON 6 SOUTH WEST SCHOOL UPGRADES

Better facilities are on their way for students at six south west schools with works commencing on important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced works are underway at Bolwarra Primary School, Allansford and District Primary School, Warrnambool Primary School, Cobden Primary School, Forrest Primary School and…

FOUR SOUTH WEST ABORIGINAL ORGANISATIONS GIVEN WORKFORCE BOOST

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting support four local Aboriginal organisations, creating jobs and ensuring we can all recover strongly from the global pandemic together. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation, Dhauwurd Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Services and Kirrae Health Service Incorporated have received a…

Tourism Boost For Historic Bellarine Railway

Bellarine Peninsula’s historic railway will be given a facelift to encourage more visitors to the region, with new investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Drysdale Railway Station to inspect the early works taking place to revitalise this nationally-significant destination, which has received more than $3.4 million funding…

MORE WESTERN VICTORIA CLUBS RECEIVE SPORT GRANT

Forty-three grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Western Victoria are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $6 million from the Victorian Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the successful applicants in Western Victoria of the latest rounds…

FUNDING FOR NEW NORTH BELLARINE LIBRARY

The fast-growing northern Bellarine Peninsula is about to get a new library and community hub thanks to support from the State Government. Duty MP Gayle Tierney, on behalf of Member for Bellarine , Lisa Neville has announced City of Greater Geelong will receive $1 million from the Victorian Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The funding…

SUPPORTING AND HONOURING VETERANS IN COLAC

The Colac community has received funding from the Victorian Government to support veterans and honour their service. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the announcement in the lead up to ANZAC Day.by the Minister for Veterans, the Hon Shaun Leane MP as part of the Labor Government’s Anzac Day Proceeds Fund. Colac Legacy Club will receive…

CURLEWIS INTERSECTION SAFETY UPGRADE GETS UNDERWAY

Friday, 16 April 2021                                                CURLEWIS INTERSECTION SAFETY UPGRADE GETS UNDERWAY The State Government is delivering on a 2018 election commitment to improve safety at a busy Curlewis intersection, with vital upgrade works kicking off this week. After listening to the local community, and with the support of Bellarine MP Lisa Neville, the State Government is…

NEW MOBILE LIBRARY FOR GLENELG

A new mobile library van will soon hit the rural roads of Glenelg Shire thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has announced Glenelg Shire Council will receive $47,783 from the Victorian Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The funding will help fit out a new van with…

WESTERN VICTORIA CLUBS SCORE SPORT GRANTS

Thirty-one grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Western Victoria are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $6 million from the Victorian Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the successful applicants of the latest round of the Victorian…

WORK BEGINS ON THE QUEENSCLIFFE HUB

Construction works have started on the new Queenscliffe Hub, set to transform the town’s historical museum, library and visitor information centre into a thriving community space, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Duty MP Gayle Tierney today represented Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville to turn the sod on the project, alongside representatives from…

COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT FOR CAMPGROUND UPGRADE

Community input is being sought ahead of a $448,000 upgrade of Dando’s Campground in the Otways. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the upgrade is part of Victoria’s Great Outdoors, a $105.6 million Victorian Government investment to boost regional economies by upgrading and building better facilities in forests and parks including tracks, trails…

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION AHEAD OF WORKS AT SAWPIT CAMPGROUND AND WHALERS LOOKOUT WALK

Community input is being sought to assist with future planning and an upgrade of two popular destinations near Portland, in the Mount Clay State Forest. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Sawpit Campground and nearby Whalers Lookout Walk will be upgraded as part of Victoria’s Great Outdoors, a $105.6 million investment to deliver better forests, parks, tracks, trails and campgrounds for regional Victoria. Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) are partnering with Traditional Owners…

MERRIVALE PRIMARY UPGRADE A STEP CLOSER

Students at Merrivale Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that De Atielier has been appointed to design the school’s $5.385 million upgrade, funded in…

WESTERN VICTORIA CLUBS SCORE SPORT GRANTS

WESTERN VICTORIA CLUBS SCORE SPORT GRANTS   Fourteen grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Western Victoria are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $6 million from the Victorian Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the successful applicants of…

MAJOR BOOST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN WESTERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $1,244,950 in emergency services in Western Victoria to provide essential operational equipment, vehicles, appliances and minor facility improvements for local volunteers. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 23 local Country Fire Authority (CFA), Life Saving Victoria (LSV), Marine Search and Rescue (MSAR) and Victorian State Emergency…

MAKING GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN WESTERN VICTORIA ENERGY EFFICIENT

Government schools in Western Victoria are set to become greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing their electricity costs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Merri River School, Warrnambool College – Warrnambool Campus, Warrnambool East Primary School, Derrinallum P-12 College, Deans Marsh Primary School and Lorne…

$4.4 MILLION UPGRADED FACILITIES OFFICIALLY OPENED AT BRAUER SECONDARY COLLEGE

Brauer Secondary College students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today visited Brauer Secondary College to officially open its $4.4 million upgrade. Ms Tierney said Brauer Secondary School students and teachers have access to state-of-the-art facilities, with…

PROGRAM FUNDING A BOOST FOR HAWKESDALE P-12 COLLEGE

Hawkesdale P-12 College will receive funding from the Accessible Buildings Program, to improve school facilities and infrastructure that supports students and staff with disabilities, thanks to the Victorian Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that Hawkesdale P-12 College has been allocated funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to promote inclusive learning…

NATURE AND COMMUNITY GROUPS IN SOUTH WEST VICTORIA BENEFIT FROM VOLUNTEERING INNOVATION FUND

Volunteers and community groups along Victoria’s south west will share in funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s Volunteering Innovation Fund. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, today congratulated Birdlife Australia, Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network and Nature Glenelg Trust on receiving a grant from the $2 million fund to support their conservation projects. The…

GRANT TO GROW COLAC BOTANIC GARDENS

The iconic Colac Botanic Gardens will be rejuvenated – thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program.   Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced that Colac Otway Shire will receive a $47,500 grant for the construction of mulch and material bays at the gardens work depot,…

GRANT TO GROW PORT FAIRY BOTANIC GARDENS

The iconic Port Fairy Botanic Gardens will be rejuvenated – thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program.   Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced that Moyne Shire will receive a $20,000 grant to rejuvenate and enhance the formal entrance of the garden. The project will…

SAFER SPEED LIMIT FOR MARENGO

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to improve safety for communities on the Great Ocean Road, introducing a new speed limit at Marengo. The existing 80km/h speed limit will be extended to cover the stretch of the route between Cemetery Road and Elliott Road, on the western fringe of Marengo, to provide drivers with…

NEW FACILITIES FOR OTWAYS CAMPGROUND

The Andrews Labor Government is making camping better and more accessible for Victorians in the south west, with works to commence at a popular Otways campground. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney announced a $448,000 expansion for the Dandos Campground near Gellibrand along the Gellibrand River. It means the site will be able to cater…

IMPROVING KINDERGARTEN IN FORREST FOR THE FUTURE

The Andrews Labor Government is building and upgrading kindergartens across Victoria including in Forrest– creating thousands of new kinder places and hundreds of jobs as Victoria rolls out funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Forrest Learning Centre will receive over $112,000 to improve their learning environments. The project involves…

BUILDING & IMPROVING KINDERGARTEN IN PORT FAIRY FOR THE FUTURE

The Andrews Labor Government is building and upgrading kindergartens across Victoria including in Port Fairy – creating thousands of new kinder places and hundreds of jobs as Victoria rolls out funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Port Fairy Community Services Centre will receive over $478,000 to boost kindergarten places.…

MAJOR EXPANSION OF FORREST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

The Victorian Government is investing $1.57 million to expand and improve the mountain bike track network in Forrest. Upgraded facilities and new tracks will further boost Forrest’s already strong reputation as a world-class destination for mountain biking, attracting an estimated 25,000 visitors each year. The Forrest Mountain Bike Revitalisation Project will see the creation of…

$2.5 MILLION TO GO TOWARDS REFURBISHING EMERGENCY SERVICES IN SOUTH WEST VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $2,500,769 in emergency services in Western Victoria to improve infrastructure and facilities, back in the important work that our volunteers do and provide a boost in employment within the local community. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney has announced 28 projects will receive funding to deliver vital repairs and…

$2.5 MILLION TO GO TOWARDS REFURBISHING EMERGENCY SERVICES IN WESTERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $2,500,769 in emergency services in Western Victoria to improve infrastructure and facilities, back in the important work that our volunteers do and provide a boost in employment within the local community. Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney has announced 28 projects will receive funding to deliver vital repairs and…

DELIVERING SUPPORT FOR VICTORIA’S VETERANS IN THE SOUTH WEST

The Victorian Government is continuing to support veterans and their families in Western Victoria, with the latest round of grants to support the ex-service community. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney earlier this week announced the successful recipients from three separate veterans’ grants programs, delivering 62 projects State wide. The…