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SPECIALIST APPOINTMENTS CLOSE TO HOME FOR GIPPSLAND LOCALS

Families in Gippsland will be able to get the specialist care they need closer to home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

SPECIALIST APPOINTMENTS CLOSE TO HOME FOR WEST GIPPSLAND LOCALS

Families in West Gippsland will be able to get the specialist care they need closer to home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

LILYDALE HEIGHTS COLLEGE LEADS ON SUSTAINABILITY

The Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing MLC, has congratulated Lilydale Heights College for reducing its environmental impact through the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program.

NEW TRAIL CONNECTS COMMUNITIES IN YARRA VALLEY

Works are underway on a new $8.5 million walking and cycling trail in the Yarra Valley thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor...

 

NEW PLAYSPACE AND SKATEPARK FACILITIES FOR GEMBROOK

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 People in Gembrook will have access to a new playspace and skate park thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today joined community members in turning the first sod on the new Gembrook Leisure Park. The $1.5 million playspace and skate park received $500,000 from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level. Works will include a skate space, exercise station, an open play area with flying fox, a multi-purpose hard court, splash pad and water play area, BBQ shelters and picnic facilities. The project will be delivered by the Cardinia Shire Council, which has contributed $500,000 towards the project. The project was also supported by a $500,000 grant through the Commonwealth Government’s Building Better Regions fund. The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $18.5 into the Cardinia Shire Council for 10 projects including the Comely Banks Recreation Reserve Pavilion, the Deep Creek Reserve Development, the Emerald to Gembrook Multi Use Trail and the IYU Soccer Reserve. More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund. Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek “The Growing Suburbs Fund is fast-tracking critical community facilities and is delivering results for local communities” “We are getting on with helping communities like Gembrook get the facilities they need so they can continue to thrive in the face of future challenges such as population growth and changing demographics.” Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriett Shing  “The Growing Suburbs Fund helps councils build great local facilities for their communities such as town centres, parks, community centres and playgrounds.” “It’s great to see the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund make possible the projects that make areas like ours great places to live and work, like the Gembrook Leisure Park Playspace.”

NEW PLAYSPACE AND SKATEPARK FACILITIES FOR GEMBROOK

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 People in Gembrook will have access to a new playspace and skate park thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today joined community members in turning the first sod on the new Gembrook Leisure Park. The $1.5 million playspace and skate park received $500,000 from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level. Works will include a skate space, exercise station, an open play area with flying fox, a multi-purpose hard court, splash pad and water play area, BBQ shelters and picnic facilities. The project will be delivered by the Cardinia Shire Council, which has contributed $500,000 towards the project. The project was also supported by a $500,000 grant through the Commonwealth Government’s Building Better Regions fund. The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $18.5 into the Cardinia Shire Council for 10 projects including the Comely Banks Recreation Reserve Pavilion, the Deep Creek Reserve Development, the Emerald to Gembrook Multi Use Trail and the IYU Soccer Reserve. More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund. Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek “The Growing Suburbs Fund is fast-tracking critical community facilities and is delivering results for local communities” “We are getting on with helping communities like Gembrook get the facilities they need so they can continue to thrive in the face of future challenges such as population growth and changing demographics.” Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriett Shing  “The Growing Suburbs Fund helps councils build great local facilities for their communities such as town centres, parks, community centres and playgrounds.” “It’s great to see the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund make possible the projects that make areas like ours great places to live and work, like the Gembrook Leisure Park Playspace.”

GIPPSLAND TRAIL BLAZES IN MOTORBIKE SAFETY

Trail bike riders will see a significant boost to their safety with a new pilot project for riders using the popular Neerim State Forest in...

SAFER RURAL INTERSECTIONS ACROSS GIPPSLAND

Nineteen of Gippsland’s highest-risk intersections will be made safer as part of the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s state-wide blitz targeting rural and...

BACKING NURSES AND DOCTORS IN WEST GIPPSLAND TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST

Patients and their families in West Gippsland will continue to get the very best care from our hard-working doctors and nurses, thanks to a big...