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PRINCES HIGHWAY BRIDGE RESTORED FOLLOWING FIRES

Essential repairs to Poddy Creek Bridge are complete following damage sustained during last summer’s devastating East Gippsland bushfires. Member for East Gippsland Jane Garrett said both lanes of the bridge are now open and speed limits have returned to normal following the $570,000 restoration project…

WORKING FOR VICTORIA: MORE JOBS FOR LOCALS IN GIPPSLAND

Some 100 new positions will be advertised in Gippsland through Working for Victoria, building on almost 230 jobs already created across the region through the Victorian Government employment initiative. Of the new jobs, more than 40 positions with the East Gippsland Shire Council will become..

COASTAL PROJECTS TO BENEFIT IN LOCH SPORT AND WALKERVILLE

Beachgoers in Loch Sport and Walkerville will have safer access to coastal areas thanks to the Victorian Government’s $500,000 Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP said: “A total of 12 coastal Crown land managers will receive grants..

BUSINESS AND TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS RECEIVE VITAL RECOVERY FUNDING

Sale Business and Tourism Association and Maffra Business and Tourism Association will benefit from $20,000 each awarded through the Victorian Government’s Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program. Both associations provide critical advice, connections and resources to businesses and these grants will be crucial..

YOUTH URGED TO HELP REBUILD BUSHFIRE-HIT COMMUNITIES

Young Victorians affected by bushfires can take part in a series of workshops and consultations as part of a Bushfire Trauma Recovery & Resilience program to rebuild their local communities. Minister for Education James Merlino today invited young people in Outer Gippsland and Ovens Murray..

INVESTING IN BAIRNSDALE SECONDARY COLLEGE’S MASTERPLAN

Bairnsdale families are closer to scoring a major redevelopment to their local school with $804,000 to plan the next stage of the masterplan at Bairnsdale Secondary College, thanks to the Victorian Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced the investment for the school..

NEW NURSERY TO GROW MORE TIMBER AND GIPPSLAND JOBS

Victoria’s forestry transition will be supported with the creation of a new state-owned nursery in East Gippsland, which will also help local forests and economies recover from the devastating 2019-20 Victorian bushfires. Establishment of the $10 million Victorian Forest Nursery will increase the eucalypt seedling..

TOWN ENTRY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR TINAMBA

Gippsland’s Tinamba community will soon have easier and safer access to public transport and local businesses thanks to a funding boost from the Victorian Government’s Flexible Local Transport Solutions program. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced that the Government will invest $40,000 to..

SOUTH GIPPSLAND RACING WINS BIG WITH STONY CREEK PROJECT

Stony Creek Racing Club will soon have safer and more accessible horse stalls, thanks to a funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced $175,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the major upgrade at the South Gippsland..

NEW GIPPSLAND LAKES PLAN TO SAFEGUARD FISHERY’S FUTURE

The Victorian Government is delivering on its commitment to invest in science and habitat restoration in the Gippsland Lakes, with the release of a plan to safeguard the future of one of the state’s key fisheries. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne unveiled the..

REGIONAL VICTORIA TO TAKE THIRD STEP

From 11:59pm tomorrow, Gippsland and other regional communities across the state will take the third step along the roadmap to COVID Normal. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP said the announcement was a testament to the determination of regional communities to stay the course..

GIPPSLAND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO BENEFIT FROM COASTCARE FUNDS

Volunteers and community groups along the Gippsland coast will share in almost half a million dollars in funding from the Victorian Government to continue important protection and rehabilitation works. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP said more funding and larger grants of up to..

NEW AVON RIVER BRIDGE TAKING SHAPE

Rail passengers in Gippsland are one step closer to faster and more frequent services, with work ramping up on the construction of the new Avon River Bridge. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack today announced the first 18..

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT DELIVERS FOR WORLD GAME IN LANGWARRIN

Football has been given a boost in Langwarrin with the Victorian Government announcing funding to Frankston City Council to upgrade to facilities at Lawton Reserve. Member for Eastern Victorian, Jane Garrett MP today announced $250,000 towards upgrading lighting at Lawton Reserve from the government’s 2019-20..

COMMERCIAL OCTOPUS FISHERY LICENCES SECURED IN GIPPSLAND

Commercial operators in East Gippsland will be able to fish for octopus thanks to a new category of licence which will secure valuable jobs in the region and provide more fresh calamari for seafood lovers. Minister for Boating and Fishing Melissa Horne said 11 ongoing..

FOSTER INDOOR STADIUM SCORE $2.26 MILLION TOWARDS REDEVELOPMENT

The Foster Indoor Stadium is set for a transformation, thanks to a $2.26 million funding boost from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP today announced that the project is one of 27 to benefit from a..

SUPPORTING MORE COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN WELLINGTON

Much loved community meeting spaces in Glenmaggie and Stratford will be upgraded thanks to Victorian Government funding. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced over $100,000 in funding for Glenmaggie Mechanics Institute and the Stratford RSL from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility..