Category: Western Victoria Region

A Brand New School For Portland Families

Portland will receive a brand new specialist school and improved school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. During his visit to inspect construction at Portland Primary School today, Treasurer Tim Pallas announced that $8 million will be invested in new school facilities. $7 million is being invested in a new specialist Portland Bay School […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer, Western Victoria Region

Father’s Day Fun For Families At The Stawell Trots

Dads will enjoy a day out at the Stawell harness races this Father’s Day thanks to $6,500 from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is supporting the annual Father’s Day Trots Meeting tomorrow through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program. The Stawell Harness Racing Club is also contributing more than $9,000 towards […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Western Victoria Region

Next Steps Forward For Grampians Rehab Facility

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery has been named as the service provider for the Andrews Labor Government’s new Grampians alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facility. The new facility will offer 20 rehabilitation beds to give people the support they need to help end their drug addiction and rebuild their lives. Windana has 30 years’ […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health, Western Victoria Region

Invisible DNA To Crack Down On Crime In Geelong

A six-month synthetic DNA trial is about to get underway in Geelong as part of a crime prevention plan by the Andrews Labor Government to reduce residential burglaries. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and other members of Safety Alliance Victoria in Norlane to launch Protect | Prevent. Kits of synthetic DNA […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Western Victoria Region

Reducing The Risk From The Stawell Tyre Stockpile

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) continues to make progress on removing millions of tyres from the Stawell stockpile. Removal works on Saleyards Road began on 9 August, and nearly 2000 tonnes of tyres have already been removed from the site and sent to a Melbourne facility for processing. While this is a significant number of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Western Victoria Region

Securing Lake Toolondo For Summer

An extra 5,000 megalitres of water is being transferred to Toolondo Reservoir, boosting one of Western Victoria’s premier trout fishing spots. The allocation builds on the 5,000 megalitres announced earlier this month and is expected to keep the levels in Toolondo to above the minimum level for fisheries until late in 2018. Grampians Wimmera Mallee […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region

Road Upgrades To Cut Costs For South West Dairy Farmers

Local Roads to Market projects across the state’s south-west are upgrading intersections, strengthening pavements and widening and re-aligning the roads our dairy industry relies on. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $480,000 toward the cost of upgrading 18 intersections in the Glenelg Shire, paving the way for more efficient dairy pickups. The local dairy industry […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Victoria Region

Putting St Arnaud First With New Ambulance Station

The Andrews Labor Government is giving paramedics in St Arnaud the modern ambulance station they need to respond to emergencies and save lives. Premier Daniel Andrews today met with local paramedics to discuss the facilities and support they need to respond to life threatening medical emergencies, as work continues to acquire a site for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Continuing The Conversation In Wimmera Southern Mallee

Horsham will tonight play host to the next Regional Assembly, giving those living and working in the Wimmera Southern Mallee the opportunity to speak directly to the Andrews Labor Government. Representatives of the local community and industry will have their voices heard, with members of the Labor Government at the Regional Assembly to hear exactly […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Ararat Commission Of Inquiry Report Received

Acting Minister for Local Government Lily D’Ambrosio has today received the Ararat Commission of Inquiry’s report into Ararat Rural City Council’s rating strategy and administrative capacity. The Commission of Inquiry was appointed on June 29 and was tasked with consulting the local community on the councils rating strategy and proposing a better way forward. Council’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Western Victoria Region