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$650,000 for flood recovery in Cann River

A total of $650,000 has been allocated to East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority to undertake waterway restoration on the Cann River. The works will reduce sediment entering the Tamboon Inlet, stabilise the floodplain and prevent…

$2 million for new cattle underpass program

The Victorian Coalition Government has introduced a new $2 million Cattle Underpass Scheme to support the installation of road underpasses for livestock, creating an easy and safer option for cattle crossings on country roads. “This…

Bountiful year for Gippsland East wild dog and fox shooters

The Victorian Government’s fox and wild dog bounty has reached its first anniversary, with almost 117,000 scalps handed in since 1 October last year. Gippsland East farmers and shooters contributed to the Coalition Government’s initiative…

Further $500,000 for Bairnsdale Library Precinct

A project to extend and upgrade the Bairnsdale Library to include a number of innovative community open space and meeting places is being supported with $500,000 in Coalition Government funding announced today by Member for…

Heyfield welcomes new Incident Management Centre

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan today officially opened the new state-of-the-art Department of Sustainability and Environment office and depot in Heyfield. Mr Ryan said the new $9.1 million facility…

$10 million to restore and protect Gippsland Lakes

The environmental health of the Gippsland Lakes received a boost with the launch of eight new projects to be funded through the Victorian Coalition Government’s $10 million Gippsland Lakes Environmental Fund, Deputy Premier and Minister…

More funding to make East Gippsland roads safer!

The Great Alpine Road between Bruthen and Bairnsdale and Bruthen-Nowa Nowa Road between Bruthen and Nowa Nowa is to receive a $2.55 million safety upgrade to tackle run-off-road crashes under this year’s Safety Road Infrastructure…

Seafarers Festival bigger and better than ever!

It was a case of anchors aweigh for the organisers of this year’s Seafarers Multi-cultural Festival with the announcement by Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull that they have been successful in receiving $20,000 via…

Princes Highway safety upgrades commence

Works have commenced this week on the $3.3 million road safety upgrade of the Princes Highway between Orbost and Cann River, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull announced today. Mr Bull said the safety upgrade…

Funding benefits five regional Bush Nursing Centres

Buchan, Cann Valley, Dargo, Gelantipy and Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centres have all received a share of funding as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Rural and Regional Health Plan to upgrade facilities, medical and…

Lindenow South rail crossing upgraded

Pedestrians in Lindenow South can now look forward to improved safety and mobility when negotiating the rail track, owing to the recent installation of a new pedestrian crossing. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said…

Manufacturing encouraged to share in $24.8 million

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, today announced that the Victorian Coalition is encouraging manufacturers in the East Gippsland area to invest in new technology that will increase productivity and competitiveness, under a new $24.8…

New Men’s Shed opens in Stratford

With up to 160 Men’s Sheds established in Victoria over the past five years, men in the Stratford region can now reap the benefits of this popular program with the official opening of the Stratford…

$150,000 for Heyfield Apex Park redevelopment

The popular Heyfield Apex Park will get a major overhaul thanks to Victorian Government funding of $150,000 towards a project that will see a number of new and upgraded features, Member for Gippsland East, Tim…

$30,000 for Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Co-op plan

Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Co-operative Society Limited (LEFCOL) has received $30,000 to assist in developing a marketing, production and processing strategy that will aid in making informed decisions on how best to invest in its future.…

Funding bonus for Maffra kindergarten

Glassford Kindergarten at Maffra will be better placed to deliver concurrent sessions and achieve universal access for all four-year-olds from 2013 following the announcement of $299,700 in State Government funding for a kindergarten extension project.…

Two reasons to celebrate at Coongulla CFA

Coongulla CFA celebrated two great achievements on Saturday – 40 years of providing emergency services to the community and the arrival of a new ultra-light tanker to support fire-fighting operations in the region. Member for…

Extra support for students with disabilities

State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has welcomed three recent announcements that will benefit children with disabilities. “The first of those is the announcement that 15 schools across the state will receive funds to…

Improved transport for Orbost, Marlo and Lake Tyers

State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has announced significant public transport service improvements for residents of Orbost, Marlo and Lake Tyers. “The additional services will commence on Monday, June 4 and the terrific news…

Local picnic racecourses gain funding

Buchan, Omeo and Tambo Valley racecourses will each benefit from $1,200 in improved safety and infrastructure as part of a joint Baillieu Coalition Government and racing industry investment of $42,000. Member for Gippsland East, Tim…