Western Victoria gets telecommunications boost

Residents across western Victoria will soon be better connected following successful applications for funding mobile and broadband upgrades under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program. Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, said the projects form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing roll-out of the $257 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). The $6.1 million in…

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New biomedical science and nursing medical labs in Mildura

A re-elected Coalition Government will invest $3.3 million to build new bio medical science and nursing labs at La Trobe University’s Mildura campus. Minister for Regional Education, Bridget McKenzie said along with investment by La Trobe University, the $5.8 million project will deliver dedicated education and training facilities to attract new students to the region…

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Supporting Local News and Local Jobs in Mallee

A re-elected Morrison Government will provide targeted support for regional newspapers to assist them in the face of dramatically rising costs driven by global pressures and supply chain problems that are affecting print production. From 1 July, eligible regional newspaper publishers will be able to apply for funding to support their sustainability in the face…

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Davis Park funded under a re-elected Coalition Government

The Nhill community is set to benefit with $1.64 million committed from the Coalition Government to get upgrades underway at the Davis Park precinct. This commitment will take the Coalition Government’s total contribution to $2.5 million for stage one of the project. Nationals Member for Mallee, Anne Webster announced the funding at Davis Park on…

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Labor Have Abandoned Aussie Farmers

The Labor Party have confirmed today that they will scrap the Agricultural Visa Australian farmers desperately need. Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the Labor party have demonstrated their blatant disregard for the regions and the agriculture sector in their decision to abandon the Ag Visa. “Led by the Australian Workers Union, the Labor Party…

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$13.5 million for the Murray River Adventure Trail

The Liberal and Nationals Government is committing $13.5 million towards the Murray River Adventure Trail to boost Mildura’s liveability and provide greater walking, running and cycling paths for residents and tourists. The completion of a continuous trail along the river from Red Cliffs to Yelta will provide all members of the community an option to…

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$845,000 to build childcare facilities in Wimmera region

The Liberal and Nationals Government has committed $845,000 towards building a long care daycare centre in Murtoa for the first time. The centre will provide 30 places for the combined communities of Minyip, Murtoa and Rupanyup to improve early education for children and have a positive economic impact on the region. With long wait times…

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Roundtable with Mildura Civic and Business Leaders to Discuss $2 Billion Regional Accelerator Program

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, will be meeting civic and business leaders today in Mildura to discuss opportunities from the Liberal and Nationals $2 billion Regional Accelerator Program. Mildura’s local leadership, vision and economic advantage makes this amazing regional centre a prime candidate for this program that…

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La Trobe receives Regional Research Collaboration funding

The Liberal and Nationals Government will invest more than $5 million in La Trobe University to fund Australia’s first advanced protected cropping research and training project, with medicinal cannabis the first crop to be explored. Minister for Regional Education, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said a total of more than $19 million is being invested…

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Building a Safer Robinvale-Sea Lake Road

Farmers, freight operators and road users will soon have safer journeys on Robinvale-Sea Lake Road as part of a jointly funded upgrade from the Australian and Victorian governments. Crews have started work on over $12 million of upgrades that will see several narrower sections widened and resurfaced between Robinvale and Sea Lake in the state’s…

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Wartime Heritage Preserved in Mallee

The sacrifice and service of veterans in Mallee will be further commemorated and recognised with four groups sharing in $1.5 million from the Morrison Joyce Government. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee has announced the 129 recipients of the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with applications covering a wide range…

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Each way Albo locks in town destroying water buybacks

Anthony Albanese needs to explain where the water is coming from in his so-called plan for the Murray-Darling. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said re-establishing a Water Commission and conducting yet another study will not produce one single extra drop for those downstream. “Mr Albanese has all but confirmed Labor will re-introduce water buybacks that…

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Citrus export grant a boon to Mallee growers

Citrus Australia awarded a $485,771 Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) grant to help growers target the Indian market Funding to support market intelligence, development of business ties and appointment of a celebrity product ambassador Position citrus to capitalise on lower tariffs in the new 13,700 tonne quota secured in the interim trade agreement…

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Horticulture funding netted for Victoria

Agreement providing $11.2 million in funding to expand the Horticultural Netting Program has been signed. The wholly Australian Government funded program will allow horticulture growers to access 50 per cent of the cost of purchasing and installing protective netting. Horticulture producers will be able to apply to Agriculture Victoria for grants shortly. More horticulture producers…

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Vitial funding to boost the return of live music in Mallee

The Morrison-Joyce Government is supporting the return of live music in Mallee, with two venues awarded a grant under round four of the $20 million Live Music Australia program. Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the funding will provide much-needed support for local live music venues to rebuild, while also stimulating the economy and…

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