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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…

Innovative respite funding announced

UnitingCare Gippsland is to receive $87,631 to deliver innovative school holiday respite support for people with a disability in East Gippsland as part of an overall grant of $115,025 received from the Victorian State Government.…

Stratford bridge safety upgrade

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, today announced funding of $60,000 in pedestrian and cycling pathway upgrades of the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail at Avon River Bridge in Stratford, including the installation of safety railing.…

$50,000 for Lindenow recreation reserve

A project to irrigate the Lindenow Recreation Reserve is being supported with $50,000 in Victorian Government funding, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull said today. “The project, expected to be completed in July, would see…

Increased firewood collection areas

There has been a massive increase in firewood collection areas in East Gippsland. State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said over recent weeks there had been a number of constituents expressing concern over the…

Wild dog ground baiting blitz

State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull has welcomed the announcement today that there will be a significant increase in wild dog baiting across East Gippsland. The Government is implementing a recommendation from the Wild…

Bulmer’s to grow supply chains

A project to help Lindenow company Bulmer Farm Fresh Vegetables create new distribution channels and supply directly into major supermarket chains is being supported with $40,000 in Victorian Government funding, Member for Gippsland East, Tim…

Budget brings good news for East Gippsland

Residents living in East Gippsland will benefit from the Victorian Coalition Government’s 2012-13 Budget, with a focus on health care, transport improvements and school upgrades to secure Victoria’s future and drive economic activity, productivity and…

Toorloo Arm brigade latest to get retrofit

Toorloo Arm CFA has had its tanker retrofitted with heat shields thanks to a State government grant. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull said fire-fighters play such an important role in protecting our communities, in…

$2.7m for disability accommodation in Bairnsdale

A total of $2.7 million in State and Federal Government funding has been allocated to Noweyung Services to provide shared and independent living arrangements for seven individuals with severe or profound disability. Chief executive officer,…

$5000 to support East Gippsland’s heritage

East Gippsland Shire Council will be better placed to provide free advice to owners of heritage properties following $5,000 in funding towards the provision of Heritage Advisory Services for 2011-12, Member for Gippsland East, Tim…

Extra Landcare facilitator for East Gippsland

Snowy River Interstate Landcare has received an extra Landcare facilitator as part of the Victorian Government’s Victorian Local Landcare Facilitator Program. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the new facilitator reflected the government’s commitment…

Fox and wild dog program bounty’ful

East Gippsland hunters are making the most of the Victorian Coalition Government’s fox and wild dog bounty with 75 wild dog skins handed in at local collection centres and 168 state-wide since October. Member for…

New home for croquet in Lakes Entrance

Croquet will soon have a new and dedicated home in Lakes Entrance with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty and Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull today announcing $100,000 towards a new croquet…

Paynesville Men’s Shed gearing up for opening

Paynesville Men’s Shed has been successful in receiving funding of $3,410 that will allow its members to undertake OH&S, First Aid and Appliance Safety training to help strengthen its governance, sustainability and future planning. Member…

Safety retrofits for East Gippsland tankers

CFA fire tankers throughout East Gippsland are being upgraded with radiant heat protective curtains, water-spraying systems and heat-shielding panels under the Coalition’s $23 million Crew Retrofit Program, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull said today.…

Burn-over retrofit for CFA tankers

Maffra, Dargo, Boisdale, Newry and Munro CFA brigades have been earmarked for vital vehicle safety upgrades that will give fire-fighters a better chance of surviving burn-overs. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said fire-fighters play…

Supporting vulnerable Aboriginal children

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) and Ramahyuck and District Aboriginal Corporation will share $873,071 in Coalition government funding to provide vulnerable Aboriginal children and their families with additional care and support services. “The…

Funding for Bairnsdale’s 'Changing Lanes'

Bairnsdale Secondary College has received a grant of $104,325 for its ‘Changing Lanes Re-engagement Program’ under the Coalition Government’s $5 million ‘Local Solutions Year 12 Retention Fund’ Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull said today.…

Regional schools share in $2.5 million injection

Orbost Secondary College will receive $100,000 under the Victorian Coalition Government’s ‘Local Solutions Year 12 Retention Fund’ for their 'Linking Schools through Technology' program, State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull announced today. "The program,…