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Permanent rail safety crossing fix a step closer

A permanent fix to the level crossing safety issue on the Bairnsdale line is another step closer as V/Line continues preparations to return trains to service. V/Line advertised in late June for tenders to install…

Sea-level rise removed from approval process

State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has welcomed last week’s announcement by Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, to change the framework for managing the risks associated with flooding and potential sea-level rise. For the major…

VLine declares train return timeframe as Minister commits $8m to secure its future

Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder today announced a multi‐million dollar program to upgrade level crossing safety on - and restore trains to - the Gippsland Line between Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale. “Public Transport Victoria…

Budget is great news for Gippsland East

This year’s State Budget is great news for the region according to State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. “The highlights for this region include: •    $16m towards the $32m first stage of the Macalister…

More support for people with disability

The State Coalition's decision to enter into an agreement on the National Disability Insurance Scheme and also commit to a significant increase in disability funding in this week's Budget, has been applauded by State Member…

$32m for Macalister irrigation modernisation

The Victorian Coalition Government has today announced $32 million to kickstart a major modernisation of the Macalister Irrigation District (MID), the biggest investment in this region in decades. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said…

$41m for literacy and numeracy

Seven local schools will share in more than $41 million to help students, who are falling behind, to improve their literacy and numeracy. State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said students in 309 schools…

Major Vegco expansion

A $2.4 million upgrade to the Vegco production facilities in Bairnsdale is tipped to bring more than $3.8 million in economic benefits to the East Gippsland region and contribute to the creation of as many…

New support vehicle for Johnsonville Fire Brigade

Johnsonville CFA celebrated the arrival of a new $160,000 ‘one-of-a-kind’ support vehicle on Sunday, with State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, on hand to present the keys to the brigade. Mr Bull said the…

Heyfield Tennis Club set for facility upgrade

Heyfield’s community will soon be able to get more active at the redeveloped Gordon street tennis courts, thanks to a $75,158 funding boost announced today from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP).  …

Gippsland East - State Government funded projects

Bairnsdale $10.0 million – new Bairnsdale Secondary College $1.25 million – Bairnsdale Library Redevelopment $70,000 – BRHS equipment and facilities upgrade $47,000 - Bairnsdale SES - New Vehicle $104,000 – Bairnsdale Secondary - Year 12…

$650,000 for Heyfield mill expansion and upgrade

Victoria’s largest hardwood saw mill, Heyfield’s Australian Sustainable Hardwoods, will expand its operations with the support of $650,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said…

$500,000 for Bullock Island refuelling facility

Lakes Entrance will receive its first purpose-built on-water refuelling facility with the help of $500,000 from the Victorian Coalition Government, Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull announced today. Mr Bull said the $866,000 Bullock Island…

Great Alpine Road will receive boost for road repair

The Great Alpine Road near Dry Gully Road west of Omeo will receive $479,000 as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s recently announced $45 million boost to road maintenance, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull…

New help for control of Gippsland wild dogs

The protection of Gippsland sheep flocks against wild dog attacks has been further boosted with an extra community baiting co-ordinator in the region as part of a three-year project. Nationals Member for Gippsland East Tim…

Lakes Entrance advances its fishing industry to create year-round employment

Lakes Entrance Fisherman's Cooperative will receive $200,000 in State Government funds for a Fishing Industry Expansion initiative. State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the funds are being provided as part of the Advancing…

More road works for Great Alpine Road

More work to upgrade sections of the Great Alpine Road (GAR) will commence in the New Year. State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said more than half a million would be spent on resealing…

$300,000 for Stratford kinder upgrade

State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has announced today that Stratford Kindergarten will receive a major $300,000 upgrade. “The funds will be used to construct an activities room with toilets and assist the kinder…

$100,000 for Swan Reach kinder upgrade

State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has announced today that Swan Reach Kindergarten will receive a major $100,432 upgrade. “The funds will be used to increase licence capacity for the delivery of Universal Access…

More flexibility in wild dog control measures

The Victorian Coalition Government will soon commence a new wild dog community baiting program in East Gippsland. "The program will involve Department of Primary Industries (DPI) wild dog controllers working with volunteer landowners in the…