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December 2015

LOCAL CLUBS IN MOUNT ALEXANDER REGION RECEIVE FUNDING BOOST

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Sports and active recreation clubs across the Mount Alexander region will benefit from funding as part of the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program...

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HISTORIC MALDON GOODS SHED TO BE RESTORED TO ITS FORMER GLORY

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The historic Maldon Station goods shed will be restored to its former glory and become part of the day to day life of the local community once again...

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STATE GOVERNMENT 50 METRE POOL DEMAND PAYS OFF

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The State government demand that the new Kangaroo Flat pool be 50 m long has paid off, with the Federal Government finally agreeing to contribute funds, Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards said today...

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November 2015

$30,000 GOLDFIELDS TOURIST RAILWAY UPGRADE COMPLETE

Friday, 20 November 2015

The $30,000 upgrade of the Victorian Goldfields Tourist Railway is now complete, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, announced today. The upgrade will provide a safer, smoother journey between Castlemaine and Maldon on the popular service, and reduce maintenance costs for both the track and the tourist trains that use it...

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GRANT BOOST FOR LOCAL WRITER

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Castlemaine poet and writer, Terence Jaensch, is among a group of Victorian artists and independent arts organisations that will share in $1.3 million in the latest round...

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June 2015

New Jobs, Investment And Growth For Regional Victoria

Monday, 29 June 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is putting rural and regional Victoria back at the heart of the state’s economy with the official launch of the new $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF) in Castlemaine today...

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GRANTS HELP BENDIGO SCHOOLS BUILD A MORE RESILIENT COMMUNITY

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, today announced that 4 local Bendigo schools had successfully received funding under a new grants program that will measure and strengthen student resilience...

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EDWARDS CALLS ON CITY TO FUND 50 METRE POOL

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, in Parliament today, has called on the City of Greater Bendigo councillors to ensure that tomorrow tonight’s (Wednesday, 24/6/15) council budget includes funding for the Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre (Aquatic Centre), otherwise known as the Kangaroo Flat Aquatic Centre...

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BENDIGO FAMILY VIOLENCE COUNSELLING SERVICE RECEIVES FUNDING BOOST

Friday, 12 June 2015

Bendigo State Labor Members, Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan have announced the Bendigo based Centre for Non-Violence (servicing the Loddon Campaspe region) has received additional funding from the Andrews Labor Government to boost the provision of family violence counselling services to women and children...

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SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO MALDON

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Small business operators in the Maldon area can access free mentoring, support and information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Monday 29 June 2015...

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May 2015

LOCAL CLUBS IN CENTRAL VICTORIA RECEIVE FUNDING BOOST

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Many sports and active recreation clubs across Castlemaine and district will benefit from funding as part of the second round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program...

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April 2015

BENDIGO COMMUNITY GETS SHARE IN $500,000 TO TACKLE AGAINST ICE

Friday, 24 April 2015

Community groups in Bendigo Region can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to develop the most effective way to combat Ice in their local area, State Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards MP and Jacinta Allan MP announced today.

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COUNCIL URGED TO RECONSIDER HACC WITHDRAWAL

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards and Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley in Parliament last night urged the City of Greater Bendigoto continue its provision of Home and Community Care (HACC) services toBendigoresidents.

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NEW PLAYGROUND FOR GOLDEN SQUARE KINDER

Monday, 13 April 2015

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards joined parents, teachers and Committee of Management members at the Golden Square Kinder today to officially open their new playground equipment.

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BENDIGO METRO TASKFORCE MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Community Consultative Taskforce for the Bendigo Metro Rail project will meet for the first time today.

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March 2015

FUNDING TO HELP LOCALS PRESERVE THEIR ENVIRONMENT

Friday, 27 March 2015

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP, today welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s $3.2 million commitment to ensure the funding of Victoria’s 68 Landcare facilitator positions for another four years.

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COMMUNITY TO WIN SUPPORT FOR LOCAL ROAD SAFETY SOLUTIONS

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, has encouraged community groups to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address local road safety issues...

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LABOR COMMITTED TO FAIRER RATES FOR BENDIGO

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is committed to ensuring fair go council rates for City of Greater Bendigo residents, State Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards MP and Jacinta Allan MP said today.

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BENDIGO HOSTS 1,000 FIRE FIGHTERS FOR ANNUAL GAMES

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Normally out battling bushfires, CFA members will instead be battling each other this weekend at the 132nd Senior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Bendigo...

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ICE ACTION PLAN WILL HELP FAMILIES, SAVE LIVES IN CENTRAL VICTORIA

Friday, 6 March 2015

The Andrews Labor Government will embark on a landmark, $45.5 million effort to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that’s ruining lives in Central Victoria...

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A NEW HOME FOR THE CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Local Labor MP for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, has announced that the Castlemaine State Festival will soon have a new home in the town’s historic Railway Station Goods Shed...

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February 2015

THE TRUE COST OF PENALTY RATE CHANGES REVEALED

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The consequences of the Abbott Government's attack on penalty rates have been revealed, with workers in Castlemaine, Maldon and surrounding districts set to suffer...

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VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT BOOSTS FUNDING FOR KEY PYRENESS HIGHWAY BRIDGE

Friday, 20 February 2015

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen bridges along major regional freight corridors through the Stronger Country Bridges Program.

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LIBERALS ACCUSED OF TREACHERY OVER POOL

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

State Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP, has accused the Bendigo Liberal Party of treachery over revelations they dumped any plans to support funds for a new indoor pool at Kangaroo Flat prior to the Federal election held on 7/9/2013.

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$1.35M TO BE SPENT TO IMPROVE THE PYRENEES HIGHWAY

Monday, 16 February 2015

“Drivers are the big winners in the latest funding boost to improve road safety along the Pyrenees Highway in between Castlemaine and Newstead,” State Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today.

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PUBLIC WANT POOL TO GO AHEAD

Monday, 16 February 2015

The Kangaroo Flat public want the Council’s planned aquatic centre to go ahead, given that the Council has always told the community to their face it is their number one priority, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, said today.

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WORK BEGINS ON NEW KANGAROO FLAT CFA STATION

Friday, 13 February 2015

Work has officially begun on the new $1.8 million Kangaroo Flat Fire Station following a sod turn ceremony at the future site today.

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EDWARDS CALLS FOR ANSWERS FROM FORMER MAYOR BARRY LYONS OVER POOL

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards today called on former mayor Cr Barry Lyons to publicly spell out why he did not make an application for Federal funds for the new Kangaroo Flat pool, even though he had declared the funds were needed after last year’s State Budget.

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WAR VETERANS’ ASHES TO BE PROTECTED FOREVER

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

State Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards MP and Jacinta Allan MP said today that the Andrews Labor Government will protect the ashes of Victoria’s war veterans.

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Have your say on Bendigo’s historical groundwater issue

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards today invited Bendigo residents to have their say about possible long-term solutions for managing the city's rising groundwater levels from old mine shafts.

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LABOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING BOOST FOR BENDIGO TAFE

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s struggling TAFE system, with Bendigo Kangan TAFE receiving a $2.2 million boost from the first $20 million of the emergency TAFE Rescue Fund.

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MINISTER VISITS 24-HOUR CASTLEMAINE POLICE STATION

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Police and Corrections Minister Wade Noonan has praised Castlemaine’s new 24-hour police station on a visit to the area today.

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COST STILL UNKNOWN OF FORMER LIBERAL GOVERNMENT HARCOURT WATER BUNGLE

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The total cost to Coliban Water of the former State Government's botched Harcourt Water Modernisation project is still unknown, Bendigo West MP, Maree Edwards said today.

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January 2015

FUNDING FOR LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS NOW AVAILABLE

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

State Labor Members, Maree Edwards, Member for Bendigo West, and Jacinta Allan, Member for Bendigo East, are calling on local sport and recreation clubs to apply for one of VicHealth’s new Active Club Grants.

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