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Boosting Active Options For Warrnambool Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government is helping veterans in Warrnambool stay active and socially connected with funding for increased welfare support services. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane visited Warrnambool RSL today and announced more than $46,000 their Veteran Support Centre RSL Active Program. The RSL Active program..

New Mayoral Advisory Panel Named

Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane has unveiled the makeup of the 2021 Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel. Fifteen Mayors have been selected for the panel and will meet with Minister Leane four times this year to provide advice on a range of matters that..

Staying Local To Honour Their Service This ANZAC Day

Victorians will be able to honour the sacrifice of our service men and women in person this year, with hundreds of local services expected at RSLs across the state and limited attendance at the traditional ANZAC Day Dawn Service and March. The Victorian Government has..

STATEMENT FROM THE VICTORIAN MINISTER FOR VETERANS

ANZAC Day is a solemn occasion where we remember and give our thanks to those who served our country, and those who did not return. But veterans and their families live their service, and the impacts of it, every day. That was the point I..

More Funding For Outdoor Dining Across Victoria

Popular outdoor dining areas for restaurants, pubs and cafes across the state will continue through a COVIDSafe autumn thanks to further support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today announced 22 councils will receive a share of $5 million in..

Support For Next Generation Of Women On Councils

Women elected to their first term on council will have the chance to develop skills and learn from experienced and capable mentors over the next three years, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane this week welcomed participants to the..

25th Feb 2021 Flying The Veteran Flag In Beaufort

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local veterans and the Beaufort RSL preserve their past through the careful restoration of a decades-old Union Flag. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane was at the Beaufort RSL today to formally unveil the flag – a historical and emotional..

New Shrine Of Remembrance Chair Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the appointment of naval veteran Stephen Bowater as incoming Chairperson of the Shrine of Remembrance Trustees. A veteran of more than 40 years’ service, Captain Bowater was most recently the Executive Director of the Royal Australian Navy’s Commander Shore..

Building Up Our Veteran Community

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting organisations that support veterans to apply now for grants of up to $50,000 to spruce up their buildings and facilities. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane today opened the Veterans Capital Works Grant Program, which helps eligible organisations fund facility upgrades,..

New Year Of Investment In Local Government Begins

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in Victoria’s fastest-growing communities, with applications open for the highly successful Growing Suburbs Fund. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today visited Moorabool Shire Council with Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Melton Steve McGhie..

Expanded Living Libraries Program Launched

The Andrews Labor Government is modernising and upgrading libraries across the state, with councils now able to apply for dedicated new funding. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today announced applications for this year’s round of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program were open. The $10..

New Family Centre For Officer South

A brand-new childcare and family centre will soon be constructed in Officer South, providing more kindergarten places for children in the fast-growing suburb. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane joined local MPs Harriet Shing and Jordan Crugnale today to turn the first sod on the $7.7..

Forty New Jobs For Women Building Surveyors

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring new career opportunities for forty women who will soon begin training as municipal building surveyors thanks to funding from the Victorian Budget 2020/21. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today joined the Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous, Darebin City Council Mayor..

Helping Councils Keep Local Communities Safe

Councils across Victoria this week received increased funding allocations to help them prepare for emergencies, with support made available for planning, education, COVIDSafe initiatives and the hiring of specialist personnel. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 allocated an extra $1 million to the Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program,..

Improving Hardship Support In Response To Rates Review

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce reforms to improve the local government rates system in response to a major review. The Local Government Rating System Review, released today, provides an in-depth analysis of Victoria’s rates system. A 2018 election commitment, the review assessed the fairness and equity..

Backing New Generation Of Women Building Surveyors

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring new career opportunities for women in local government, with applications open for the Women Building Surveyors Program. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane unveiled the $6.3 million program which will create 40 positions for women looking to re-train as municipal..

Backing Victorian Libraries To Change Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in public libraries across Victoria with a record level of funding. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane has announced $45.8 million in funding to support public libraries across Victoria to buy new books and collection items, run online services..

HMAS Castlemaine Makes Heritage Register

The Andrews Labor Government is honoring more of the state’s war history with the elevation of Williamstown’s HMAS Castlemaine to the Victorian Heritage Register. A Bathurst-class Minesweeper, the HMAS Castlemaine is one of eight vessels of its kind to be constructed at the Williamstown Naval..