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PORT WELSHPOOL WHARF REBUILD TO IMPROVE SAFETY

The Victorian Government is supporting local jobs and the economy by improving facilities in Port Welshpool with the rebuild of the loading and unloading section of Marginal Wharf to improve safety for all users. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said the rebuild works to..

WORK STARTS ON WESTERN PORT SECONDARY COLLEGE UPGRADE

Students at Western Port Secondary College 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. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett today announced that ARM Architecture has been..

NEW OUTDOOR SENSORY AREA FOR TYABB STUDENTS

Works have begun on a new outdoor sensory area as part of a $200,000 upgrade to make Tyabb Railway Station Primary School more inclusive. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett today welcomed the start construction made possible by funding through the Inclusive Schools Fund. The..

NEW PROJECTS BOOST VICTORIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY AND JOBS

The enviable tourism offering of the Gippsland has been given a further boost, with the Victorian Government committing $1.97 million towards two projects in Gippsland, at Gabo Island and Foster. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett today welcomed funding for these exciting projects as part..

MAJOR BOOST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN EASTERN VICTORIA

The Victorian Government has invested $1,531,944 in emergency services in Eastern Victoria to provide essential operational equipment, vehicles, appliances and minor facility improvements for local volunteers. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced local Country Fire Authority (CFA), Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES), Life..

DUSKY FLATHEAD STOCKING HELPS BRING BACK THE LAKES

The Gippsland Lakes are another step closer to being back to a recreational fishing mecca with a Victorian-first stocking of 42,000 dusky flathead fingerlings at Metung and Lakes Entrance this week. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne said stocking the Lakes with popular species..

MAKING GIPPSLAND SCHOOLS ENERGY EFFICIENT

Gippsland government schools are set to become greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing their electricity costs, thanks to the Victorian Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett announced schools in Gippsland – • Lakes Entrance Primary School • Stratford Primary School • Tambo Upper..

FISH CREEK-FOSTER ROAD UPGRADE UNDERWAY

A $1 million upgrade of Fish Creek-Foster Road will deliver safer and more reliable journeys for drivers as part of the Victorian Government’s road maintenance blitz. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said works to rebuild more than 1.5 kilometres of the road have started..

REBUILDING ACCOMMODATION AT CAPE CONRAN – HAVE YOUR SAY

Visitors and campers are invited to provide feedback on the new roofed accommodation options at Cape Conran Coastal Park. Parks Victoria is seeking input to the rebuild of the accommodation at Banksia Bluff Campground following the loss of three of the park’s seven cabins and..

FERRY PASSENGERS CAN ISLAND HOP IN COMFORT

Passengers will have a more comfortable place to relax and wait for the Westernport Ferry, thanks to a new passenger shelter at Stony Point pier. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said a $40,000 investment from the Victorian Government will provide new seating at the..

WORK STARTS ON KORUMBURRA SCHOOL UPGRADE

Students at Korumburra Secondary College 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. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced that VTAS Architects has been appointed..

MAJOR BOOST FOR LOCAL ROAD PROJECTS

Motorists in Eastern Victoria will have safer and more reliable journeys as part of a $245 million road improvement blitz on more than 100 road safety projects across Victoria. The safety upgrades include work on key local roads such as: Great Alpine Road – Safety..

WORKS BEGIN TO EXTEND ICONIC GIPPSLAND TRAIL

Construction of the 36-kilometre extension of Gippsland’s iconic Great Southern Rail Trail is on track to support the region’s economic recovery, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Loch Railway Station to turn the sod on the start of..

NEW SLOT LIMIT FOR BLACK BREAM IN GIPPSLAND LAKES PLAN

A new slot limit for black bream will come into effect from April 1 as part of a range of improvements in the now finalised Gippsland Lakes Recreational Fishery Plan. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne said the Plan is already on track to..

NEW INTERGENERATIONAL LEARNING CENTRE IN MORNINGTON

Young and elderly Victorians will learn under the same roof together, with the Andrews Labor Government backing construction of an international learning centre in Mornington. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today announced Andrew Kerr Care will receive $500,000 from the Labor Government to construct..

MORE SERVICES TO MORE PLACES ON NEW SALE BUS NETWORK

The Sale community will have access to new routes, improved coverage, more trips and Saturday services for the first time when the new Sale bus network launches early next year. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett said the Victorian Government is providing better access to..

WORK STARTS ON ULTRA-MODERN TAFE GIPPSLAND CAMPUS

Building is under way for the state-of-the-art new TAFE campus for residents and TAFE students in Wellington Shire. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today announced the sod on the new $25 million Port of Sale campus of TAFE Gippsland. The..

GIPPSLAND LAKES GETS FIRST EVER ESTUARY PERCH STOCKING

The tributaries of the Gippsland Lakes have been stocked with estuary perch for the first time, as part of an ambitious plan to return the iconic waterways to a recreational fishing mecca. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne said the stocking of 200,000 estuary..