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PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST IN EASTERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is putting patients first in Eastern Victoria. Across our nation – and around the world – the pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on health systems. From a sharp increase of critical COVID patients to disrupted care, resulting in longer hospital recovery..

BOOSTING SAFETY ALONG SOUTH GIPPSLAND HIGHWAY

New flexible safety barriers will soon be installed along the South Gippsland Highway to save lives and reduce road trauma. The barriers will be installed between Lynbrook Boulevard and Manks Road, with works now underway and scheduled for completion by late this year. This busy..

SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF OUR REGIONS – GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL TRAIL

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a suite of new projects across regional and rural Victoria to deliver the infrastructure that locals and visitors need. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced $2,000,000 for the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) Railway Precincts Development..

NEW CLEANING TABLES A WIN FOR FISHERS AT HASTINGS

Bringing fresh fillets home of Western Port’s finest fish will be easier than ever, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in new fish cleaning tables at Hastings. Construction has wrapped on the undercover tables that feature sensor lighting and running water to clean catch..

NEW SHARED PATH TO CONNECT SOMERVILLE AND BAXTER

Mornington Peninsula locals will soon be able to walk or cycle even further along the Peninsula Trail network thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced on behalf of Local Government Minister Shaun Leane that Mornington..

MAKING FRANKSTON-FLINDERS ROAD SAFER FOR ALL ROAD USERS

Motorists travelling in Melbourne’s south-east will soon benefit from a safer and more reliable journey thanks to road rehabilitation works in Tyabb. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said further works have begun on Frankston-Flinders Road, building on the Victorian Government’s significant investment to maintain..

RECOVERY BOOST FOR BUSHFIRE-AFFECTED KINDERS IN EAST GIPPSLAND

The Victorian Government is giving kindergartens in East Gippsland the extra support they need for ongoing bushfire recovery, making sure children in bushfire-affected communities continue to get a great early education. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced that 24 kindergartens affected by the..

HIVE OF ACTIVITY: HONEY-MAKING A WHOLE LOT SWEETER

A Gippsland cattle farmer is creating more jobs, by transforming his beekeeping hobby into a thriving business, thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Fish Creek farmer Matt Petersen received a $50,000 grant through the Victorian Government’s Regional Recovery Fund, which will help him build..

CULTURAL WALKING TRAIL AT NOWA NOWA OPENS TO PUBLIC

Upgrades to a much-anticipated walking trail in East Gippsland have been completed, aiming to increase visitors to the region and recognise Aboriginal culture. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced the opening of the newly improved Boggy Creek Walking Trail at Nowa Nowa, which..

GROWING BUSINESS CAPABILITY ACROSS GIPPSLAND

The Victorian Government is providing dedicated support to build the skills and capability of Gippsland businesses in their early stages of development. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett announced today 69 businesses across Wellington, East Gippsland and South Gippsland Shires will receive more than $480,000..

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..

METUNG HOT SPRINGS PREPARE TO OPEN IN TIME FOR SUMMER

Australia’s first hot springs golf course – featuring a “glamping village” – will open in Metung later this year, after a $3 million injection by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today joined the team behind the project, local tourism business operators Adrian and Rachel Bromage,..

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..

NEW RAIL BRIDGE COMPLETE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Construction of the new Avon River rail bridge in Stratford has been completed three months ahead of schedule. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack, Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and..

SUPPORTING SMALL-SCALE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS

Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Victorian Government’s $70 million Minor Capital Works Fund. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett today announced 17 Gippsland schools have been allocated over $2 million as part of the..

BUILDER APPOINTED FOR NEW TAFE GIPPSLAND CAMPUS

TAFE students in Wellington Shire are a step closer to having the state-of-the-art new TAFE. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced the appointment of McCorkell Constructions as the builder for the new $25 million Port of Sale campus of TAFE Gippsland. The..

JOSETTE NUNN NAMED WINNER IN VICTORIAN EARLY YEARS AWARDS

Josette Nunn from Yarram Early Learning Centre has been announced as a winner in the 2020 Victorian Early Years Awards for outstanding contributions in creating positive outcomes for children and families in the Yarram. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced Josette (Jo) Nunn..

PUTTING GIPPSLAND PEOPLE FIRST

Unprecedented. Tough. Unrelenting. There’s plenty of ways to put it – but 2020 has been a year like no other. As we begin our recovery, we need a Budget like no other too. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers an unprecedented investment to help our state recover –..

HASTINGS BOAT RAMP OPEN FOR SUMMER

The Victorian Government is improving access to Western Port Bay for fishers and boaters, thanks to the completion of the first stage the $1.6 million Hastings Boat Ramp upgrade. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne today opened the upgraded facility, which features four lanes..

MORE BUSHFIRE RECOVERY PROJECTS FOR EAST GIPPSLAND

Community groups and facilities across Victoria’s bushfire-affected areas will share in over $400,000 in grants to support local projects, enhance service delivery and boost community pride. Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Jane Garrett, congratulated the successful recipients and encouraged other community groups to apply for..

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..

SUPPORTING EARLY STAGE LATROBE VALLEY BUSINESSES

Early stage businesses in the Latrobe Valley will be supported to take the next step in growing jobs with support from the Victorian Government. Members for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing MP and Jane Garrett MP today announced over $1.9 million in funding from the Business..

Funding For Gippsland’s Fire-Affected Roads

The Victorian Government is helping communities in Eastern Victoria recover from bushfires and the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID) with new funding to support bushfire recovery on arterial roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said a $22.8 million state-wide investment from the..

$1 MILLION FOR WATERING MOUNT MARTHA GREEN SPACES

Victorian businesses will benefit from the creation of jobs and opportunities after a major funding boost for water infrastructure projects and environmental works across the state. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced an additional $1 million for The Briars recycled water project, helping..

NEW RECYCLED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR BAIRNSDALE

The Victorian Government is investing in local water projects to make Eastern Victoria more liveable, our waterways healthier and help our local parks and gardens use more recycled water and stormwater. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today announced over $600,000 to deliver recycled water..

ORBOST SECONDARY COLLEGE TO RECEIVE LYNNE KOSKY MEMORIAL VCAL GRANT

Orbost Secondary College is among eight schools who will receive a Lynne Kosky Memorial Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Grant. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP said the grants provide important financial support to the selected VCAL providers to develop outstanding learning initiatives..

NEW ROUNDABOUT FOR HIGH-RISK SALE INTERSECTION

The Andrews Government is upgrading a high-risk Sale intersection as part of a new program which works with councils and communities to improve high-risk local roads. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said a roundabout would be built at the corner of MacArthur and Market..

$2.6 MILLION BOOST FOR GIPPSLAND PROJECTS

Five Gippsland projects are moving forward with funding made possible by the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP today announced the funding, with these five projects being a part of 100 projects to benefit from a share..

UPGRADED FACILITIES FOR ORBOST SECONDARY COLLEGE

Orbost students now have upgraded music and arts rooms thanks to the Andrews Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP today announced the completion of the $900,000 upgrade, which also included new administration offices and landscaping. The Andrews Government has invested $6.1 billion to..

WORK STARTS ON CLIFTON CREEK SCHOOL REBUILD

Students at Clifton Creek 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 rebuild. Member for Eastern Victoria today announced that AOA Christopher Peck – Consultant has been..

FUNDING BOOST FOR ANGLICARE VICTORIA (GIPPSLAND CLC) TO AID CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Anglicare Victoria (Gippsland CLC) 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). Anglicare Victoria (Gippsland CLC) will receive $321,500 to support its..

FUNDING FOR EAST GIPPSLAND PROJECTS

East Gippsland communities have received $191,250 in funding for four projects under the Victorian Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program. Member for Eastern Victoria, the Honourable Jane Garrett MP was pleased to announce funding for these projects today. These four projects are amongst 29 successful initiatives..

FUNDING BOOST FOR LATROBE VALLEY SPORTING CLUBS

Sporting clubs across the Latrobe Valley region will upgrade their facilities for hundreds of avid sportspeople to enjoy, thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Six community-led projects across the region will share in more than $1.7 million in funding from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s..

HELPING GIPPSLAND SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Community sport through out Gippsland play an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has announced 81 grants of $1,000 have so..

HELPING MORNINGTON AND HASTINGS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Community sport in Hastings and Mornington play an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has announced 50 grants of $1,000 have..

HONOURING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS IN GIPPSLAND

Just in time for ANZAC Day, Victorian communities are being given more opportunities to remember and honour veterans through various projects to build and repair memorials, preserve stories and ensure their wellbeing. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced $700,000 for 63 projects across the..

WORK STARTS ON BAXTER SCHOOL UPGRADES

Students at Baxter 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. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett today announced that Prebuilt has been appointed to..

MAKING TYABB SCHOOLS MORE INCLUSIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping make Tyabb Railway Station Primary School a more inclusive school for local students and families. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that Coy Yiontis Architects have been appointed to design the school’s $200,000 Inclusive Schools Fund project. The..

MAKING SOUTH GIPPSLAND SCHOOLS MORE INCLUSIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping make South Gippsland Special School a more inclusive school for local students and families. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that EDU PROJECTS PTY LTD has been appointed to design the school’s $200,000 Inclusive Schools Fund project. The..

BACKING COMMUNITY GROUPS ACROSS GIPPSLAND

The Andrews Labor Government is backing community groups and projects across the Wellington Shire in Gippsland, with more than $172,000 awarded today for key initiatives. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett announced the latest community groups to receive support from the Labor Government’s Latrobe Valley..

GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR EDUCATION WEEK ACTIVITIES

Not-for-profits across Eastern Victoria are invited to apply for grants to host science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themed activities as part of Victoria’s76th annual Education Week. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating STEM’. All government schools are encouraged to join Education Week celebrations, opening their..

TRAVEL GRANTS TO HELP LOCAL ATHLETES SHINE

Rising sporting stars of tomorrow are being encouraged to apply for the Andrews Labor Government’s2019-20 Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program to help them take their game to the next level. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said applications officially opened for the latest round of..

CALLING ALL GIPPSLAND ARTISTS FOR APEX PARK

Local artists are being offered a rare chance to leave a lasting impression on the Gippsland landscape as part of the project to build a new bridge over the Avon River. Rail Projects Victoria is seeking a Gippsland-based artist to design a public artwork which..

SUPPORTING ABORIGINAL STUDENTS WITH THEIR CAREER PATHWAYS IN GIPPSLAND

More Victorian government Aboriginal school students in East Gippsland are being supported to complete Year 11 and 12, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Marrung Education Scholarships program. Member For Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett congratulated the 2 Marrung Education Scholarship recipients from Orbost Secondary College and..

HELPING GIPPSLAND’S SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Community sport in Gippsland play an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has announced 53 grants of $1,000 have so far..

HELPING SPORT CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Community sport in Hastings and Mornington play an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has announced 53 grants of $1,000 have..

NEW LOCAL PROJECTS FOR THE MORNINGTON PENINUSLA

The Victorian Government is boosting funding for new and improved community facilities across The Mornington Peninsula – creating jobs and supporting local businesses as we rebuild from the coronavirus crisis. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that applications opened on the 9th of June..