UNLOCKING MICROGRID OPPORTUNITIES IN MALLEE

Communities across Mallee are set to benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable energy with funding to support feasibility studies into microgrid. This is the first step to unlocking investment in microgrids, and their benefits for individual communities and the grid as a whole. The Centre for New Energy Technologies Ltd has been awarded $1,404,750…

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$4.2 Million Boost For Mallee Under The Government’s Commitment to Building Better Regions Fund

Drought-affected regional communities in Mallee are set to receive a boost with six new local infrastructure and community projects, as part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the community-based projects were a…

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Get serious on water, back moratorium

  Enough is enough. Victorian Nationals stand united to fight for the right of Victorian irrigation communities to access sustainable and affordable water, to prevent further devastating social and economic impacts. In a powerful joint statement, Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, Nationals Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, Nationals Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, and…

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Locals Urged to Join the Aussie-Made Club

Mallee residents are being encouraged to “join the Aussie-made Club” as a new campaign was launched to promote Australian Made. “I know everyone wants to do their bit to help in our national economic recovery,” Dr Webster said. “I encourage local residents to go to the Australian Made website and literally “join the club” –…

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Local clinics help lead COVID-19 testing

GP clinics in Mallee are assisting in the testing and tracing of COVID-19 as part of the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion health response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since the first GP-led respiratory clinics opened in Macquarie Park and Morayfield on the 21March, more than 100 clinics are now open around the country, including in Mildura…

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Mildura Airport ILS funding delivered.

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster welcomed the confirmation this week that the Mildura airport Instrument Landing System funding was signed off by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and regional Development, Michael McCormack, allowing the project to proceed. “Mildura is the largest and busiest regional airport in Victoria. The instrument Landing System…

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DROUGHT RELIEF COMES TO MALLEE

Drought Communities Program projects approved for Yarriambiack Shire People living in the Yarriambiack Shire will benefit from $1 million in additional Liberal National Government funding to support community infrastructure and other drought-relief projects through the expanded Drought Communities Program. Projects such as the Community owned and operated fuel facility in Minyp will mean that the…

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Smart farming investment to yield positives

Farmers in Mallee will benefit from the third round of the Smart Farms Small Grants program 113 projects nationally will share in over $5 million funding Smart Farms Small Grants fund organisations and individuals to undertake sustainable agriculture projects The Federal Government is investing more than $5 million – including approxiamtely $300,000 in Mallee –…

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$18.85 Million Boost for Local Councils in Mallee

Councils in Mallee will be supported as part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. The investment will support local jobs and businesses and boost local economies struggling under the effects of COVID-19. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the package…

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Water round table valuable to Minister as local voices heard

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster welcomed the participation of the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia The Honourable Keith Pitt, along with local stakeholders in a teleconference to discuss the critically important issue of water and the Murray River. The teleconference ensured that industry, community and environmental concerns with the Murray Darling Basin…

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Lower Lakes Science review highlights complexities

The release of the Independent Review of Lower Lakes Science Informing Water Management is the latest of recent reports that highlight the complexity of the Murray River system. These reports show that we need to stop looking for the cheapest and easiest solution and start thinking about our long term adaptability, says Federal Member for…

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Reset, reconnect and reconsider: regional life post COVID-19

Optimists see the silver lining on any cloud, however in some parts of Australia there have been way too may clouds: unrelenting drought, catastrophic bushfires and now a global pandemic. But there is a potential silver lining staring regional Australia in the face, if we look beyond the present threat. During World War II, Australia…

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