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Major boost to fire services

State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said this week's pre-Budget announcements of a $21.6m boost for bushfire protection and $29m for new CFA trucks, were important announcements for the region. "These announcements were made…

Major kinder upgrades at Stratford and Maffra

Two new significant kindergarten upgrades in Maffra and Stratford were opened today thanks to a $599,700 investment by the Victorian Coalition Government. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, officially opened the centres today and said…

New Sale Specialist School funding

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has welcomed the announcement today by the Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South, Peter Ryan, that the future of the Sale Specialist School has been secured. Mr Bull…

Launch of new Learn Local Alliance

Gippsland East Learn Local Alliance (GELLA), an alliance of Noweyung, Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre, Buchan Neighbourhood House and SNAP Gippsland, was officially launched today by Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. Mr Bull said the formation…

Anti-violence program expansion

An East Gippsland program aimed at stopping men from using violence against women and children can now educate over 50 per cent more men to change and manage their behaviour after receiving a significant funding…

Cabbage Tree Creek Community Hall revamp

The Cabbage Tree Creek Community Hall is set for an upgrade following a $12,200 investment by the Victorian Coalition Government from its $1 billion Regional Growth Fund. Secretary of the Cabbage Tree Creek Hall Committee…

New depot and office for Swifts Creek

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said construction has started on the $10 million Swifts Creek Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) office and depot. The redevelopment is part of the State Government’s stronger…

Coalition achieves aerial baiting and fresh 1080 baits

The Victorian Coalition Government has again boosted farmers’ arsenal in the fight against wild dogs by securing approval for aerial baiting and trialling interstate supply of fresh 1080 baits. In welcoming the announcement today Member…

New jockey rooms for Tambo Valley

A joint investment by the Victorian Coalition Government and the racing industry will finally give jockeys at the Tambo Valley races their own rooms. Tambo Valley Racing Club Secretary, Kate Commins, said the club is…

$2.2m state-of-the-art police boat

An added layer of protection has been provided to the Gippsland coastal and lakes region with a state-of-the-art $2.2 million jet-powered boat joining the Gippsland water police fleet. Electronic features include infra-red imaging equipment, radar…

$35.4 million Food to Asia Action Plan

Premier Denis Napthine today launched Victoria’s Food to Asia Action Plan which will deliver a more profitable food sector and open doors for trade opportunities and sustainable jobs in the East Gippsland community. Member for…

Nungurra Youth Crisis accommodation opens

Member for East Gippsland, Tim Bull, today opened the $2.5 million Nungurra Youth Crisis Accommodation Centre in Bairnsdale. The Nungurra Youth Crisis Accommodation Centre will provide support and accommodation for young people who are experiencing…

Safety boost for Paynesville Coast Guard

Recreational boating on the Gippsland Lakes will receive a further boost through the 2013-14 round of the Victorian Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said today. “I’m pleased that…

Boating safety boost for Lake Tyers

Recreational boating in East Gippsland will receive a further boost through the 2013-14 round of the Victorian Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, announced today. “I’m pleased that the…

Improving country rail crossings: 50 fixed

Major upgrades have now been completed at 50 level crossings throughout regional Victoria, including at Princes Highway and Dawson Street Stratford, where boom gates have been installed to work with flashing lights. State Member for…

$135,000 boost for Orbost Regional Health

The Victorian Coalition Government will deliver more than $135,000 for a new multi-purpose room at Orbost Regional Health where aged care residents and patients can stay connected to their friends and family. Member for Gippsland…

Revamped Cann Valley Bush Nursing Centre opens

Minister for Health, David Davis, on Friday officially opened the $557,000 redevelopment of the bush nursing centre in Cann River with the Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. Mr Bull said the Victorian Coalition Government…

$1 million boost for Bairnsdale hospital

The Victorian Coalition Government will deliver $1 million for a new, permanent state-of-the-art MRI service at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. Visiting Bairnsdale Regional Health Service today, Minister for Health David Davis said Bairnsdale was among…

Health Minister visits Mallacoota health service

Minister for Health David Davis today thanked staff and greeted patients as he toured the Mallacoota District Health and Support Service. Mr Davis said Mallacoota District Health and Support Service plays a vital role in…

Artificial reefs to improve recreational fishing

The Victorian Coalition Government is improving recreational fishing opportunities in East Gippsland with the installation of seven new artificial reefs in the Gippsland Lakes, (Metung and Nungurner), Mallacoota Inlet and Lake Tyers. Member for Gippsland…