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New dozer to assist firefighting effort

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, today welcomed a new first-attack D6 dozer to further support firefighters and planned burning operations in East Gippsland Through Victorian Coalition Government funding, the $700,000 Caterpillar D6 dozer is…

New depot at Bendoc open for fire season

The staff at the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) depot in Bendoc had a lot to smile about today as their new incident control centre was officially opened by the Parliamentary Secretary for…

Fresh prawns from Lake Tyers on the Christmas menu

The Coalition Government has stocked 1 million more Eastern King prawns into Lake Tyers to improve recreational fishing opportunities, Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull announced today. Mr Bull said this brought the total number…

All Abilities Playground opens for fun

Around 500 children and their families attended Saturday’s All Abilities Playground opening in Bairnsdale by State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. Mr Bull said the new state-of-the-art playground at Davison Oval in Bairnsdale would…

Regional Growth Fund to enhance Alpine Road experience

Upgrades to two lookouts on the Great Alpine Road, opened this week by the State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, will enhance visitor experiences of the High Country. They were funded with a $140,000…

Bass stocks increased in local waterways

Fisheries Victoria recently released 82,000 Australian bass into nine Gippsland waters to further improve recreational fishing opportunities in the region. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said releases of bass in previous years were starting…

New fire station and tankers for Omeo Group of Brigades

East Gippsland will be better prepared for summer with today’s opening of a new fire station in Ensay and the delivery of new tankers to the Swifts Creek and Omeo Fire Brigades. Member for Gippsland…

$1 million boost for road and bridge maintenance

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, today announced East Gippsland Shire will receive a $1 million grant from the Victorian Coalition Government’s Country Roads and Bridges Fund. “The four year Country Roads and Bridges Program…

$100,000 for continued health of Gippsland Lakes

The health of the iconic Gippsland Lakes will be further enhanced with the Victorian Coalition Government to provide $100,000 to evaluate the water quality of the lakes and surrounding catchments. Opening today’s Love Our Lakes…

Lucknow Football oval set to light up!

Lucknow football oval is set to light up this season thanks to an $81,000 grant from the State Government to upgrade the recreation reserve light towers to competition standard. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull,…

Paynesville kinder expansion

Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull today officially opened the newly extended Paynesville Kindergarten. The Victorian Coalition Government has invested $300,000 towards the redevelopment, which will enable the kindergarten to meet growing demand in the…

A new chapter for early learning in Orbost

The Victorian Coalition Government has invested $166,400 towards the redevelopment, which has enabled the co-location of a range of services in Orbost and acknowledged the $180,000 contribution towards the project from Orbost Kindergarten. “This is…

Heyfield sport infrastructure to receive $1.35 million upgrade

Basketballers, netballers, cricketers, and footballers are just some of the local sportspeople set to benefit from today’s Coalition Government announcement of a $629,400 funding boost towards upgrading the change rooms at the Gordon Street Recreation…

Orbost Pool to benefit from $150,000 upgrade

Local sporting participants are one step closer to better sporting facilities thanks to a $100,000 Coalition Government funding boost towards the upgrade of the Orbost Outdoor Pool. In Orbost today, Minister for Sport and Recreation…

State Government works to wipe out environmental crime

The Victorian Coalition Government has undertaken a major clean-up of illegally dumped rubbish in the Colquhoun State Forest near Lakes Entrance, which has prompted a warning for people to do the right thing and dispose…

Great Alpine Road to receive $422,000 for restoration

State Members for Gippsland East and Benalla, Tim Bull and Bill Sykes today announced that a further section the Great Alpine Road will benefit from the Victorian Government’s $170 million package to address the condition…

$2.43 million road safety upgrade for Paynesville Road

A new roundabout will be constructed at the troublesome Paynesville/Forge Creek Road intersection, State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, announced today. “The road is quite busy with both tourist and local traffic, which has…

Bairnsdale becomes a hub for Australian beetroot

Bairnsdale is set to become a hub for the Australian beetroot processing industry, with local manufacturer Vegco investing in a new $3.78 million beetroot processing facility with the support of $150,000 from the Victorian Coalition…

Great Alpine Road $910,000 boost

The Great Alpine Road will be one of the first locations to benefit from the Victorian Government’s $170 million package to address the condition of Victorian roads, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, announced today.…

Further support for 2012 flood recovery

The Victorian Coalition Government continues to support local communities still recovering from the 2012 floods, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull said today. Mr Bull said Wellington Shire Council has been allocated $48,410 from the…