GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS TO BRING CREATIVITY TO THE CLASSROOM

Schools throughout Western Victoria are encouraged to join forces with artists and creative professionals as part of a Victorian Government program to expand student learning and breathe creativity into curriculum. Applications are now open for the Creative Learning Partnerships program, which enables schools to tap into Victoria’s wealth of creative talent to deliver meaningful and…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: AMES AUSTRALIA

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:25): I am really pleased to share with the chamber the critical work that the Adult Multicultural Education Services is doing to ensure our culturally and linguistically diverse Victorians do not fall through the cracks during the pandemic. Victoria has a proud history…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE FUNDING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (13:07): This week is an important milestone in the government’s commitment to make TAFE better than ever. On Sunday I announced $55 million worth of TAFE maintenance projects—projects at standalone TAFEs across Victoria—and the list of projects is really exciting. At TAFE Gippsland the…

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NEW YOUTH HUB FOR BANNOCKBURN

A new purpose-built youth centre for the fast-growing township of Bannockburn has been made possible thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney have announced the Youth Hub project will receive more than  $271,000 from the fund. The Golden Plains…

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UPGRADED CLASSROOMS AND FACILITIES FOR TEESDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Teesdale students now have better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that Teesdale Primary School has completed it’s $300,000 upgrade to refurbish classrooms and update facilities, giving Teesdale students a modern learning environment. Works included the installation of a…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE FUNDING

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:19): Our regional TAFEs are making a real difference in their communities. Free TAFE is a game changer across the state, and with significant capital works projects well underway in many regional TAFEs, it is even more exciting for them. On top of…

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COVID-19

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) I rise today to note the value of the Working for Victoria Fund in easing the devastating effect of job loss that is a direct result of COVID-19. I’m heartened to see the cooperation between regional shire councils and organisations like catchment management…

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MINISTERS STATEMENTS: LEARN LOCAL PROVIDERS

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:43): Today marks the start of Adult Learners Week. Adult Learners Week is an annual celebration of the benefits of lifelong learning. This year’s theme is ‘Renew you’, highlighting the power of learning as a tool for improving lives and creating new opportunities.…

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KINDER UPGRADES FOR COBDEN AND SKIPTON

The Andrews Labor Government is repairing, expanding and building new kinders so every child can access Three-Year-Old kinder as the ground-breaking program rolls out across the state. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that the Victorian Government would provide $689,000 to Corangamite Shire for an expansion of Cobden Kindergarten. The expansion will…

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VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT DELIVERS WORLD GAME TO BANNOCKBURN

Football has been given a boost in Bannockburn with the Victorian Government announcing funding to Golden Plains Shire Council to upgrade to facilities at Bannockburn Recreation Reserve. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $464,535 towards the Bannockburn Soccer Facility Upgrade project from the government’s 2019-20 The World Game Facilities Fund. The project…

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