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From the Deputy Premier

Peter Ryan



The Hon Peter Ryan MLA


Wednesday, 04 July 2012

The Victorian Coalition Government today acknowledged the contribution of the Department of Sustainability and Environment's (DSE) Chief Fire Officer Ewan Waller who has announced he will not seek to renew his contract when it expires later this year.

Acting Premier Peter Ryan joined representatives of Victoria's philanthropic community in Melbourne this week for the launch of a new publication that highlights the key attributes of successful philanthropic collaborations.

Acting Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today announced the extension of the Victorian Coalition Government's loan subsidy scheme to support re-investment and new investment in the Marysville and Triangle area.

Construction will begin next year on a $230 million state of the art super complex for Victoria Police, Acting Premier and Minister for Police Peter Ryan said today.

Federal Minister for Regional Development Simon Crean and Victorian Acting Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Minister Peter Ryan today welcomed the release of a report that aims to guide the diversification of the Latrobe Valley economy.

The Victorian Coalition Government will introduce legislation into Parliament this year that will lead the way for major reforms within Victoria Police, Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan said today.

Farmers and businesses will get fairer and more transparent disaster assistance under proposed reforms presented by the Victorian Coalition Government at a national emergency management meeting convened in Melbourne today.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan today called on the Commonwealth to urgently improve mobile phone black spots in bushfire and flood prone regional areas.

Australia's busiest freight route between Melbourne and Sydney will soon have a central service hub in Wodonga providing much needed facilities to support long-haul truck drivers.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today announced two new initiatives in Benalla under the Victorian Coalition Government's $9.4 million, four-year Advancing Country Towns (ACT) program.

Regional and rural media outlets will be more actively engaged to communicate critical information to their local community under a Victorian Coalition Government commitment to better support regional media through a new Regional Communication Policy.

Joel Joel farmers and businesses impacted by the December 2011 storms and flash floods will be extremely disappointed to learn the Commonwealth has rejected an application for $25,000 clean up and recovery grants, Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services Peter Ryan said today.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services Peter Ryan today declared that the severe weather and flash flooding event that occurred overnight and today in Koo Wee Rup and the surrounding area will qualify for emergency re-establishment assistance.

People and businesses impacted by the most recent floods in Gippsland are eligible to consider a number of grants and low interest business recovery loans activated by the Victorian Coalition Government.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today welcomed the Commonwealth Government's support for a number of Victorian Coalition Government-funded infrastructure projects.

The Victorian Coalition Government has called on the Commonwealth to extend vital flood support to all local government areas (LGAs) affected by recent floods.

The Victorian Coalition Government today announced support for a multi-million dollar upgrade for SPC Ardmona that will secure the future of its Goulburn Valley operations and create 45 new jobs.

The Victorian Coalition Government's flagship $1 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is having a profound impact on jobs, growth and development across regional and rural Victoria.

Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by the Gippsland floods, Premier Ted Baillieu announced today.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Peter Ryan today told Parliament, Victoria Police had committed to maintain all 99 one officer police stations across Victoria.