HONOURING AND SUPPORTING WARRNAMBOOL VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting our local veteran community and honouring their incredible sacrifice with funding to Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch would receive over $12,000 to refit the veterans services entrance area and reconfigure existing office spaces to add new facilities to support…

HONOURING AND SUPPORTING TERANG VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting our local veteran community and honouring their incredible sacrifice with funding to Terang RSL Sub-Branch. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Terang RSL Sub-Branch would receive over $13,000 to undertake repairs to the floor at Terang RSL Hall. It’s one of 50 projects across the state…

HONOURING AND SUPPORTING COLAC VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting our local veteran community and honouring their incredible sacrifice with funding to Colac Legacy Club. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Colac Legacy Club would receive $5,000 to undertake renovations at Legacy House. It’s one of 50 projects across the state to share in $1.1 million…

MAJOR UPGRADE FOR HAMPDEN SPECIALIST SCHOOL

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students at Hampden Specialist School have better learning environments, with a huge investment to deliver major upgrade for the growing school. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Victorian Budget 2022/23 will invest $4.3 million to replace relocatable buildings with new permanent facilities at Hampden…

MAJOR UPGRADE FOR GRASMERE PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students at Grasmere Primary School have better learning environments, with a huge investment to deliver a major upgrade for the growing school. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Victorian Budget 2022/23 will invest $2.6 million to deliver upgrades to existing facilities at the school.…

BETTER PUBLIC AGED CARE FACILITIES IN CAMPERDOWN

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with ensuring older Victorians get the high-quality care and comfort they deserve, with a modern redevelopment of the public aged care facility in Camperdown. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Victorian Budget 2022/23 will deliver the redevelopment of Merindah Lodge Nursing Home and Merindah…

SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF OUR REGIONS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a suite of new projects across regional and rural Victoria to deliver the infrastructure that locals and visitors need. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle today announced $1,270,319 for the East Beach Precinct project, which is part of the Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Round 2. The…

RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED FOR STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $7.5 million into Victorian not-for-profit organisations to deliver innovative educational programs that enrich the learning experience of students across the state. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) is among almost 80 organisations who will receive a share of the funding,…

Iconic Harbour Landmark In Warrnambool Reopens

The wait is over for local anglers and visitors following the completion of critical repairs at Warrnambool’s historic harbour. The Andrews Labor Government invested $250,000 in emergency funds to repair the Warrnambool Breakwater after a storm caused significant damage in April 2021. The works have restored pedestrian access to the breakwater and parapet walkway, with…

PROGRAM FUNDING A BOOST FOR WARRNAMBOOL COLLEGE

Warrnambool College has received 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 Warrnambool College has been allocated funding from the Accessible Buildings Program to promote inclusive learning environments, through…

DRIVING DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY ACROSS THE GREAT SOUTH COAST

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting digital technology infrastructure, skills and capability across the Great South Coast. The Labor Government’s $3.5 million Regional Digital Fund supports a broad range of important small-scale digital projects across Victoria including two regional projects in the Great South Coast region to increase digital capability, connectivity, infrastructure and inclusion. The Great…

MORE EVENTS FOR YOUNG VICTORIANS

The Andrews Labor Government is providing a $25 million funding boost for youth programs, offering more opportunities for young people to reconnect with their communities as the state recovers from the pandemic. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that five organisations in Western Victoria will share in $10.2 million through the FReeZA…

SPRUCING UP FORREST PRIMARY SCHOOL

As the school year draws to a close, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting Forrest Primary School to complete a small but vital upgrade through the Minor Capital Works Fund. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Forrest Primary School will share in more than $18.6 million to fast-track their highest priority project…

A BIG BOOST FOR INCLUSION IN PORTLAND

Sensory play equipment, outdoor learning spaces and kitchen gardens are among a number of innovative school building projects the Andrews Labor Government is supporting, making sure every Victorian student has the opportunity to fully participate and succeed. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Portland Bay School will share in more than $6.6…

UPGRADE WORKS FOR SCHOOLS IN WARRNAMBOOL AND ALLANSFORD NOW COMPLETE

Students in Victoria’s south west now have access to the first-rate school facilities they deserve with the Andrews Labor Government completing upgrades at Warrnambool Primary School and Allansford and District Primary School. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced works are now complete on Warrnambool Primary School’s minor works upgrade, which included the…

PLAN FOR FUTURE OF TOWER HILL RELEASED

A plan for the future of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve near Warrnambool will secure one of Victoria’s most important conservation and cultural heritage areas for all to enjoy. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the release of the final Tower Hill Activation and Linkages Plan after a second round of community consultation received nearly 250 submissions. The Victorian…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: TAFE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:23): On the final sitting day of Parliament this year I am proud to rise to speak on the significant opportunities that have been created by the TAFE demonstration projects, which are delivering brilliant apprenticeship and training opportunities at the South West TAFE learning…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: OLIVINE PLACE

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:16): On Monday morning I had the great pleasure to officially open the shared space community centre at Olivine Place, Donnybrook, the first-ever growth area social planning tool partnership in Australia. Olivine Place is such an amazing place. I would encourage anyone to go…

HELPING NEW VICTORIAN KIDS IN VICTORIA’S SOUTH WEST SETTLE INTO SCHOOL

Children arriving in Victoria’s south west with low levels of English will be supported to learn the language and integrate into mainstream schools, with the Victorian Government supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers and multicultural education aides to help new arrivals feel at home. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: COVID-19 VACCINATION

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:07): Bevan Hirst is a fourth-year medical student at Deakin University in Geelong. He recently signed up to our frontline workforce to help get more jabs in Victorian arms. Nearly 600 Victorian university students just like Bevan have signed up since we announced a…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: REMEMBRANCE DAY

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) Incorporated pursuant to order of Council of 7 September: I was honoured to attend Portarlington’s Remembrance Day ceremony and pleased to have my staff attend services in other beautiful and diverse locations, like the Point Danger memorial wall in Torquay, and in Ballarat,…

NEW EQUIPMENT FOR WESTERN VICTORIA’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $466,706 in emergency services in Western Victoria to provide essential emergency services equipment and minor facility upgrades. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 25 local Country Fire Authority (CFA), Life Saving Victoria (LSV), Marine Search and Rescue (MSAR) and Victorian State Emergency Services (VICSES) would receive…

NEW EQUIPMENT FOR SOUTH WEST VICTORIA’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $535,706 in emergency services in Victoria’s south west to provide essential emergency services equipment and minor facility upgrades. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 19 local Country Fire Authority (CFA), Life Saving Victoria (LSV), Marine Search and Rescue (MSAR) and Victorian State Emergency Services (VICSES) would…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: DEMENTIA AUSTRALIA

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) Incorporated pursuant to order of Council of 7 September: Today I rise to reflect on the important work of Dementia Australia, the peak body of people living with dementia, their families and carers. Its recent findings, that a dementia diagnosis results in discrimination,…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: CYBERSECURITY

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (12:25): I use this opportunity to update the house on cybersecurity courses. Building opportunities and supporting partnerships between TAFEs, universities and industry remain a dedicated focus of the Andrews Labor government. Cybersecurity was identified as a major priority of this government, and that…

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO PROTECT LOCAL BIODIVERSITY

Young people from across Western Victoria will benefit from the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, helping to fund projects and learning activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes for young people. Labor Member for Wester Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that 6 projects in south-west Victoria were funded through the Victorian Junior Landcare…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: VICTORIAN TRAINING AWARDS

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (11:55): Recently the Victorian government held the 67th annual Victorian Training Awards. People from right through Victoria joined us online to celebrate our world-class training system. Today I would like to highlight the achievements of our students and apprentices who were recognised at…

COASTAL COMMUNITIES SHARE IN COASTCARE FUNDING

Community and non-profit groups along the Victoria’s south-west coast will share in nearly $610,000 statewide funding from the Victorian Government’s Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced funding is being provided to seven community and non-profit groups in south-west Victoria.  Grant recipients include: Apollo Bay Ocean Care –…

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…