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…

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…

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…

BIG HOUSING BUILD FOR WARRNAMBOOL

The Victorian Government is making sure more Victorians have the security and stability of a home, with our state’s – and Australia’s – biggest ever investment in public and community housing. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver a historic $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to build more than 12,000 new homes throughout metro and regional…

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…

$250,000 AWARDED TO GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE COUNCIL TO BOOST SAFETY AND EMPLOYMENT

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded more than $1,360,000 to councils and organisations across Western Victoria to improve community safety and provide an economic boost to local workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the projects funded from the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, which includes $250,000 to…

$51,000 AWARDED TO WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL TO BOOST SAFETY AND EMPLOYMENT

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded more than $1,360,000 to councils and organisations across Western Victoria to improve community safety and provide an economic boost to local workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the projects funded from the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, which includes $51,150 to…

$55,000 AWARDED TO TIMBOON DEMONS FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB TO BOOST SAFETY AND EMPLOYMENT

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded more than $1,360,000 to councils and organisations across Western Victoria to improve community safety and provide an economic boost to local workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the projects funded from the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, which includes $55,000 to…

$250,000 AWARDED TO GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE COUNCIL TO BOOST SAFETY AND EMPLOYMENT

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded more than $1,360,000 to councils and organisations across Western Victoria to improve community safety and provide an economic boost to local workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the projects funded from the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants, which includes $250,000 to…

FUNDING TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VICTORIANS IN WARRNAMBOOL TO CARE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Young people in Warrnambool will share in $409,500 for biodiversity projects from the Victorian Government. Grants of up to $5,000 have been allocated to 113 recipients across Victoria through the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. As Victorian children and young adults return to face-to-face learning across the state, the projects will engage students in outdoor,…

FUNDING TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VICTORIANS IN PORTLAND TO CARE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Schools in Portland will share in $409,500 for biodiversity projects from the Victorian Government. Grants of up to $5,000 have been allocated to 113 recipients across Victoria through the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. As Victorian children and young adults return to face-to-face learning across the state, the projects will engage students in outdoor, hands-on…

FUNDING TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VICTORIANS TO CARE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Schools in Colac region will share in $409,500 for biodiversity projects from the Victorian Government. Grants of up to $5,000 have been allocated to 113 recipients across Victoria through the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. As Victorian children and young adults return to face-to-face learning across the state, the projects will engage students in outdoor,…

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

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 8 grants have so far been approved in the electorate under the second round of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The successful organisations are: Central Highlands Netball League (Skipton) Cobden and District Night Netball Association Inc 1st Otway Foresters Scout Group Lorne…

HELPING SOUTH WEST SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION ORGANISATIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 7 grants have so far been approved in the electorate under the second round of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The successful organisations are: Portland Netball Association Inc Warrnambool And District Cricket Association Inc Warrnambool City Netball Association Portland Pistol Club Portland…

$1.187 MILLION TO PLAN FOR FUTURE WORKS AT HAMPDEN SPECIALIST SCHOOL/TERANG COLLEGE

The Victorian Government is investing $42 million into planning for school infrastructure projects to fast-track the state’s long-term economic recovery hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney visited Hampden Specialist School today to announce Hampden Specialist School and Terang College are amongst 33 further schools given the green light to…

PRESERVING WINCHELSEA’S LOCAL HISTORY

Community groups across Victoria are being recognised for preserving, recording and sharing their community’s local history. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Winchelsea & District Historical Society for receiving funding as part of the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program. Winchelsea & District Historical Society received $3,246 to go towards their efforts…

PRESERVING SOUTH WEST VICTORIA’S LOCAL HISTORY

Community groups across Victoria are being recognised for preserving, recording and sharing their community’s local history. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Friends of St. Brigid’s Association for receiving funding as part of the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program. Friends of St. Brigid’s Association received $1,500 to go towards their efforts…

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…

REGIONAL VICTORIA TO TAKE THIRD STEP

From 11:59pm tomorrow Victoria’s south west and other regional communities across the state will take the third step along the roadmap to COVID Normal. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the announcement was a testament to the determination of regional communities to stay the course and drive numbers down. The 14-day average in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

GRANTS TO KEEP LOCAL CREATIVES WORKING

Western Victoria’s artists and creative businesses are among hundreds of Victorian creatives to receive a lifeline from the Victorian Government, enabling them to keep working, adapting and creating through the pandemic. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a total of $48,000 to local creative workers to support activities, including a new performance…

LOCAL SCHOOL TO RECEIVE LYNNE KOSKY MEMORIAL VCAL GRANT

Mortlake College is among eight schools who will receive a Lynne Kosky Memorial Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Grant. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the grants provide important financial support to the selected VCAL providers to develop outstanding learning initiatives for their students that involve strong community participation. The grants acknowledge…

INVESTING IN WATER FOR WARRNAMBOOL

The Victorian Government is investing in water projects to make our regions more liveable, our waterways healthier and help our local parks and gardens use more recycled water and stormwater. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $350,000 to harvest roof water at Albert Park in Warrnambool. This further stage of a roof…

SAFER LOCAL ROADS IN SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety at high-risk streets in south-west Victoria as part of a new program which works with councils and communities to improve local regional roads. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the upgrades in Warrnambool, Portland and Port Fairy were part of the Victorian Government’s $20 million ‘Safe…

FUNDING BOOST FOR EMMA HOUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES TO AID CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Emma House Domestic Violence Services is set to share in joint funding of almost $30 million from the Andrews Labor Government, and the Commonwealth, for community legal centres across the state to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). Emma House Domestic Violence Services will receive $171,500 to support its continued delivery of frontline legal assistance services during…

FUNDS TO DELIVER STRONGER LOCAL COMMUNITIES

The southwest community has received $129,500 for three projects under the Victorian Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced funding for phase 2 of the Great South Coast Economic Migration Project, Moyne Shire Council’s Business Adaption Planning Service and Gunditjmara War Memorial Mural. The projects are among 29…