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Multi-million dollar fund drives local jobs and investment in Melton

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering local jobs and investment in communities such as Melton through a $13.8 million fund for major infrastructure. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the City of Melton was one of 15 organisations to receive funding for new..

Have your say on the Murray Basin Rail Project

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging locals to have their say and help shape the Murray Basin Rail Project. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said community drop-in sessions will be held at various locations between Maryborough and Ararat next week, where locals..

Special boost to upgrade boilers at EGHS

East Grampians Health Service is a big winner from a special $20 million funding boost to modernise ageing infrastructure at health services across Victoria. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced East Grampians Health Service would share in funding from a one-off boost..

Special boost to upgrade boilers at Hamilton Base Hospital

Hamilton Base Hospital is a big winner from a special $20 million funding boost to modernise ageing infrastructure at health services across Victoria. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced Western District Health Service would share in funding from a one-off boost that..

Special boost to upgrade Wimmera hospitals

Wimmera Health Care Group and East Grampians Health Service are big winners from a special $20 million funding boost to modernise ageing infrastructure at health services across Victoria. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced the two health services would share in funding..

Celebrating the talents of local kids

Local community groups and councils in Western Victoria will be supported to host free and fun activities for Victorian families as part of Children’s Week. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today invited eligible organisations to apply for funding to help cover the costs..

Local sports clubs encouraged to apply for new grants

More people in Western Victoria will be able to play the sports they love, with the Andrews Government set to expand the popular Sporting Club Grants Program. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today encouraged applications from local clubs and community organisations for..

Labor Government wins fight to upgrade rail to Ararat and Maryborough

The Andrews Government has secured the money Victoria is owed by the Federal Government and deliver more frequent, reliable services to Ararat and Maryborough. The Commonwealth has confirmed that they will provide Victoria the almost $1.5 billion it is owed through the Asset Recycling Initiative..

Boost to revamp community health in Horsham

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $876,000 towards the relocation of the Horsham campus of Grampians Community Health. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced Grampians Community Health will share in $9.8 milion for a range of redevelopments, refurbishments and infrastucture upgrades across..

Funding boost for sports clubs in Moorabool Shire

Four sporting clubs in Moorabool Shire will receive a share in more than $500,000 in funding as part of the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, an initiative to encourage more Victorians to get physically active. Labor MPs Geoff Howard and Jaala Pulford today..

Grants open to honour the service and sacrifice of veterans in Western Victoria

The Andrews Government will help communities across Western Victoria commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans and educate the wider community about their service. Labor MP Jaala Pulford today announced the opening of four veterans grant programs that will provide support for local projects in Western..

Help to manage chronic illness

More people in Western Victoria living with a chronic illness will get support from their local peer-led support groups thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced applications were open for the Health Condition Support Grants Program…

Grants to help business cut energy costs

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, is encouraging local businesses to save money on their energy bills by utilising the Boosting Business Productivity Energy Assessment Grants Program. Ms Pulford said small businesses spending more than $20,000 a year on energy could apply for a..

Wimmera lakes to be stocked with trout

New stocks of rainbow and brown trout will be releases into lakes into local lakes later this month. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said dozens of lakes around Western Victoria have already benefited from the Government’s fish re-stocking program. Over the next month,..

More local lakes stocked with trout

New stocks of rainbow and brown trout have been released into lakes across the Western District. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said dozens of lakes around Western Victoria have already benefited from the Government’s fish re-stocking program including ; 2,000 brown trout in..

New paramedics fast tracked in Ararat

The Andrews Government has fast tracked a new paramedic team and vehicle in Ararat as part of a record $500 million plan to cut ambulance response times and employ 450 new paramedics across the state. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today announced a peak..

$33,000 for local emergency volunteers

Emergency management volunteers in Melton are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations..

Working together to prevent family violence

The Andrews Government is continuing to work toward a Victoria free from family violence, with a significant boost in funding for prevention programs in the Central Highlands Region. Minister for the Prevention of Violence, Fiona Richardson, today announced a further $1.2 million for the Community..