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…

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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,…

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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…

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ALEXANDRA PARK SCORES $3.2 MILLION FOR NEW ‘STATE OF ART’ REGIONAL FACILITY

Portland’s Alexandra Park is set for a major transformation, thanks to a $3.22 million funding boost from the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced the project was one of 42 initiatives that secured funds in the second round of the program.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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MEMBERS STATEMENT: VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL HONOUR ROLL

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (10:39): Since 2011 the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll has recognised Aboriginal Victorians past and present who have made outstanding contributions to our state, and I am proud to advise that one-quarter of the 130 people on the roll are from the electorate of Western…

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TRANSPORT LEGISLATION MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS BILL 2021

TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (17:53): I move: That the second-reading speech be incorporated into Hansard. Motion agreed to. Ms TIERNEY: I move: That the bill be now read a second time. Incorporated speech as follows: In October last year I was pleased to introduce the Transport Legislation Amendment…

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NON-EMERGENCY PATIENT TRANSPORT AMENDMENT BILL 2021

MS TIERNEY (Western Victoria—Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Higher Education) (17:51): I move: That the second-reading speech be incorporated into Hansard. Motion agreed to. Ms TIERNEY: I move: That the bill be now read a second time. Incorporated speech as follows: Introduction Non-emergency patient transport sector and commercial first aid providers play an…

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