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BUSHFIRE RECOVERY CONTINUES AT CAPE CONRAN

Bushfire recovery at Cape Conran Coastal Park is progressing with the engagement of a Gippsland-based construction company to rebuild accommodation in the park. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the $3.5 million works at the park − part of the Victorian..

GIPPSLAND SET TO BENEFIT FROM SUBURBAN RAIL LOOP

Gippsland locals will be the first regional Victorians to benefit from Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) with a connection to SRL East set to slash travel times to and from key destinations in Melbourne’s middle suburbs. Minister for Suburban Rail Loop Jacinta Allan today met with..

EAST GIPPSLAND BUSINESSES IN MIX FOR VACCINATED ECONOMY TRIALS

Businesses and community organisations in East Gippsland Shire Council could be selected to participate in Victorian Government trials to test systems and supports to help the state to open progressively as a vaccinated economy. Up to 20 Vaccinated Economy regional trials will be carried out..

FUNDING UP FOR GRABS FOR HOUSING PROJECTS IN EASTERN VICTORIA

Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett is calling on all developers and landowners in Eastern Victoria to put forward any developments or vacant land that could be turned into social or affordable housing. The Victorian Government is investing $80 million to address a critical shortage..

A RENEWABLE FIRST FOR FIRST PEOPLES IN VICTORIA

Victoria’s first solar farm wholly owned and operated by an Aboriginal Corporation has received one of five grants supporting community-led renewable energy generation across the Gippsland and Latrobe Valley region. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced five local community groups..

STUDENTS ACROSS VICTORIA TO GET CREATIVE ABOUT FUTURE REGIONAL TRANSPORT

Students from across the state will have the chance to pitch their ideas on the future of public transport in regional Victoria with the expansion of the Regional Rail Revival Design Challenge 2050 competition. After a successful pilot program in the Bendigo region last year,..

SPORTING COMMUNITY TO ‘BAND TOGETHER’ FOR ROAD SAFETY

Players, members and supporters from every Gippsland football and netball club will wear blue armbands this weekend to honour people killed on Victorian roads and show their commitment to road safety. The Victorian Government has partnered with AFL Victoria and the TAC for the second..

WAIREWA RAILWAY BRIDGE SITE WORKS UNDERWAY

Progress is being made on a community-led initiative to upgrade the much-loved Wairewa Railway Bridge recreation site, damaged during the 2019-20 bushfires. Situated east of Nowa Nowa in East Gippsland, the Wairewa Railway Bridge is a popular stop for visitors to the area, and a..

ROAD SAFETY GRANTS TO BOOST GIPPSLAND SAFETY

Gippsland 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 the region are among a number of local groups across the state benefiting from the latest round of Community Road Safety..

TWO MILE CAMPGROUND UPGRADED

The Victorian Government is committed to delivering opportunities for people of all abilities to experience and benefit from nature, with works recently commencing to deliver wheelchair friendly amenities at Two Mile Creek campground at Upper Dargo. Nestled on the banks of the historic Dargo River,..

FUTURE IN FREIGHT FOR FENNING TIMBERS

A Gippsland timber business is on track to create a new freight terminal thanks to funding under the Victorian Forestry Plan. Bairnsdale-based Fenning Timbers has received a $700,000 grant for the first stage of the Fenning Intermodal Freight Terminal (FIFT) at the end of the..

STUMPING UP FOR CRICKET IN PAYNESVILLE  

Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Paynesville, with the announcement of more than $1.4 million in funding through the second round of the Community Cricket Program – Cricket Facilities stream.  Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett today announced a $70,000 funding contribution to..

UPGRADING ORBOST SECONDARY COLLEGE BRICK BY BRICK

Orbost students will learn in first-rate classrooms, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to roll out the next phase of our school building boom. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced Orbost Secondary College will receive a $7.271 million upgrade, as part of the..

UPGRADING SALE COLLEGE BRICK BY BRICK

Sale students will learn in first-rate classrooms, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to roll out the next phase of our school building boom. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced Sale College will receive a $3 million upgrade, as part of the Victorian..

LOCAL ABORIGINAL ORGANISATIONS GIVEN WORKFORCE BOOST

The Victorian Government is boosting support for local Aboriginal organisations, creating jobs and ensuring we can all recover strongly from the global pandemic together. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett announced today over $1 million in funding for six local East Gippsland organisations as part..

WORKS ADVANCING ON BULLOCK ISLAND REDEVELOPMENT

Works are underway to redevelop Bullock Island as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s drive to bring more visitors to Victoria’s east. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas was today joined by representatives from the Lakes Entrance Fishermen Group and East Gippsland Shire Council to..