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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..

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..