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September 2017

PLANNING FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS FOR MARONG ROAD

Friday, 15 September 2017

$3.5 million announced today to investigate the future transport needs for the section of the Calder Hwy between Maiden Gully and Ironbark. Vicroads will work closely with the community and the City of Greater Bendigo as planning for this important project develops.

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BENDIGO MINE TOURS BACK OPEN FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Just in time for the school holidays, the Central Deborah Gold Mine is once again open to the public, with its premium Nine Levels of Darkness tour back open following the completion of a $380,000 infrastructure upgrade.

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NEW BENDIGO HOSPITAL FINALIST IN PREMIER’S SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

Thursday, 14 September 2017

State Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan congratulated the new Bendigo Hospital on the announcement that it is a finalist in the Large Business Category of the 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for incorporating sustainability into all elements of its design, construction and systems.

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LEADING AUSTRALIAN THEATRE COMPANY TO CALL BENDIGO HOME

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Bendigo’s thriving arts scene has scored another coup with the announcement that Melbourne’s Arena Theatre Company, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected professional theatre companies focused on young people, will relocate to the city.

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE MIDLAND HIGHWAY SAFETY UPGRADE

Friday, 8 September 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting local road users to have their say on boosting safety and improving traffic flow on the Midland Highway between Castlemaine and Harcourt.

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NEW ROOF FOR HERITAGE TRADES HALL BUILDING

Friday, 1 September 2017

Local State Members Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards today announced that important renovation work at the Bendigo Trades Hall is finished.

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Water Flows into Groundwater Solution

Friday, 1 September 2017

Construction is complete and water is flowing through a state of the art system to manage rising groundwater in Bendigo.

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August 2017

HEALTHY HEARTS FOR LODDON CAMPASPE REGION

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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LABOR COMES TO THE AID OF GOLDEN SQUARE BOWLING AND CROQUET CLUB.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will replace sporting equipment stolen from the Golden Square Bowling and Croquet Club.

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WORKS BEGIN ON CASTLEMAINE STATION CAR PARK UPGRADE

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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CONSTRUCTION ABOUT TO START ON KALIANNA SCHOOL UPGRADE

Monday, 7 August 2017

Students at Kalianna School are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with construction on a 15.6 million school modernisation due to get underway shortly.

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SPECIALIST EDUCATOR TO HEAD UP BENDIGO TECH SCHOOL

Friday, 4 August 2017

Designer and specialist educator Graeme Wiggins has been appointed Director of the Bendigo Tech School and will take up his new role in September.

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BARINGHUP PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE A STEP CLOSER

Friday, 4 August 2017

Students at Baringhup Primary School are a step close to the facilities they deserve, with architects Shane Management appointed to design an $80,000 upgrade of the school.

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CONSTRUCTION OF MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK AT HARCOURT STARTS

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Construction of a world class mountain bike park at Harcourt has begun.

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JOBS BOOST FOR BENDIGO BENCHTOP MANUFACTURER

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

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SAFER CALDER HIGHWAY ON THE WAY WITH JOCK COMINI REST AREA UPGRADE

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

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July 2017

CALLING FOR BIG IDEAS AND BOLD CREATIVE WORKS - 2018 REGIONAL CENTRE FOR CULTURE

Friday, 28 July 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will commission three major new creative projects to premiere in 2018 as part of the Regional Centre for Culture program – and is calling for applications from local artists and organisations with big ideas.

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340 PATIENTS ACCESS PET SCANNER CLOSER TO HOME SINCE NEW HOSPITAL OPENS

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Bendigo West MP, Maree Edwards, today met with one of the 340 patients who have benefitted from the $2 million PET scanner at the new hospital.

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$128,800 for the City of Greater Bendigo through New Energy Jobs Fund

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Bendigo State Members Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan today announced two projects totally $128,800 to further develop the City of Greater Bendigo new energy technology sector.

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2017 VicHealth Grants

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards today encouraged local sporting groups and community groups to apply for the latest round of VicHealth Grants.

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GRANT HELPS HARCOURT CO-OP EXPLORE HIGH VALUE MARKETS

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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FUNDING BOOST HITS THE MARK FOR SPORTS CLUBS IN BENDIGO

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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WORKS TO BEGIN ON CASTLEMAINE STATION CAR PARK UPGRADE

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

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PRODUCERS APPOINTED TO LEAD REGIONAL CENTRE FOR CULTURE PROGRAM

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Andrews Labor Government’s 2018 Regional Centre for Culture initiative is another step closer, with the appointment of two renowned producers who will work with the region’s creative community to shape the year-long program.

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June 2017

KEEPING MULTICULTURAL SENIORS ACTIVE IN BENDIGO

Monday, 26 June 2017

Victorian seniors from the Karen community in Bendigo will be further encouraged to get involved and stay active in their communities, as the recipients of a grant from the Andrews Labor Government.

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2017 BENDIGO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXPLORATORY MUSIC AWARDED VIC ARTS GRANT

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bendigo State Labor Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan today announced the 2017 Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music will receive $45,000 from a Victorian Arts Grant.

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May 2017

NEW SUPERCARE PHARMACY OPENING SOON IN BENDIGO

Friday, 26 May 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will open a new Supercare Pharmacy in Bendigo so people can get the healthcare and advice they need from pharmacists and nurses late at night.

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HELPING BENDIGO WEST GRASSROOTS SPORTS CLUBS GROW

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is giving grassroots sports clubs in Bendigo West the support they need to grow and help more people than ever play the sports they love.

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BOOSTING DIGITAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS IN CASTLEMAINE REGION

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Students in the Castlemaine Region will receive a better digital education, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

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SAFETY BOOST FOR FOREST AND BARKER STREETS

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Works to boost safety for older drivers and vision-impaired pedestrians at Castlemaine’s Forest and Barker streets intersection have been completed

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INVESTING IN LOCAL SCHOOLS AND LOCAL KIDS.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Students at Baringhup Primary School and Newstead Primary School will benefit from a new upgrade, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

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FIXING THE AMBULANCE CRISIS: FASTER RESPONSE TIMES FOR MT ALEXANDER

Monday, 8 May 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to repair the damage inflicted on our ambulance service by the former Liberal Government, with state-wide ambulance response times restored to what they were before the Liberals went to war with our paramedics.

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BIG FILL FOR NEWSTEAD

Monday, 8 May 2017

A new Big Fill vehicle was officially handed over yesterday by Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards.

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SECURE WATERWAYS FOR A HEALTHIER VICTORIA

Thursday, 4 May 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is getting the job done for regional Victoria, investing now to deliver water security and healthier waterways for our rural cities and towns.

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INVESTING IN LOCAL SCHOOLS AND LOCAL KIDS

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Students at Castlemaine North Primary School will benefit from a new upgrade, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

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ENDING THE AMBULANCE CRISIS: FASTER RESPONSE TIMES FOR BENDIGO

Monday, 1 May 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has repaired the damage inflicted on our ambulance service by the former Liberal Government, with state-wide ambulance response times restored to what they were before the Liberals went to war with our paramedics.

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April 2017

GRANT TO SUPPORT ICONIC VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY

Friday, 28 April 2017

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards today joined representatives from the Victorian Goldfields Railway, stakeholders and Mount Alexander Shire representatives to announce a funding grant of $35,000 for the VGR Service Reorientation – Business Case and Design stage one project from the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

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WAR HERITAGE ROADSHOW COMES TO BENDIGO

Friday, 28 April 2017

Bendigo residents can learn how to care for wartime objects and store precious memories when the War Heritage Roadshow comes to town.

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WORK BEGINS ON MAJOR UPGRADE AT MARIST COLLEGE BENDIGO

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Students at Marist College in Maiden Gully are a step closer to having the facilities they deserve, with the Andrews Labor Government providing $1 million towards the redevelopment of the school’s facilities.

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FUNDING TO HELP COMMEMORATE THE SERVICE OF VETERANS IN BENDIGO

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has provided a funding boost to help Bendigo commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans, and educate the wider community about their service.

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March 2017

GOLDFIELDS HISTORIC RAIL TRAIL OPEN FOR VISITORS

Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Castlemaine to Maldon Walking and Cycling Trail is officially open for use, giving visitors yet another reason to head to Victoria’s historic goldfields region.

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TAKING ACTION TO PROTECT THE CASTLEMAINE MARKET

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to repair the much-loved Castlemaine Market building.

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$40,000 EARLY LEARNING FACILITY UPGRADE OPENED

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The young pre-schoolers at Havilah Road Kindergarten were excited today to see their new upgraded play facilities officially opened by Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP.

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BENDIGO TO HOST FIREFIGHTER GAMES

Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Bendigo community will have a chance to watch elite firefighters in action this weekend as the city hosts the Senior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships.

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FIRST SOD TURNED ON MEN’S SHED FOR CASTLEMAINE

Friday, 10 March 2017

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CAR PARKING BOOST AT KANGAROO FLAT STATION

Friday, 10 March 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver more car parking at Kangaroo Flat station to reduce the daily scramble to get a park.

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MALDON HOSPITAL UPGRADE TO GIVE PATIENTS HIGHER QUALITY CARE

Friday, 10 March 2017

Member for Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP, today announced Maldon Hospital would receive over $340,000 through the first round of the Labor Government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

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STATEMENT FROM MAREE EDWARDS MP ON ELECTION TO DEPUTY SPEAKER

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

“I'm very honoured and grateful on my election to the position of Deputy Speaker."

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PRESERVING A PIECE OF VICTORIA’S GOLD HISTORY

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Today the Andrews Labor Government secured the purchase of the historic Monster Meeting site in Chewton in central Victoria, and returned the land to the public as part of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park.

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PSYCHIATRY SERVICES OPENED

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Bendigo Health’s Psychiatry Services precinct in the new hospital has been opened today.

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February 2017

SAFETY UPGRADES FOR BUSY INTERSECTION NEAR MAIDEN GULLY

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will fix a busy intersection near Maiden Gully by installing new traffic lights, boosting safety and reducing congestion for local residents.

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BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN BENDIGO WEST

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program.

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BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN THE CASTLEMAINE DISTRICT

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program.

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WINTERS FLAT PRIMARY BIG ON ENVIRONMENT

Friday, 10 February 2017

Winters Flat Primary School has claimed two prestigious accolades from the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

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GETTING IT DONE: UPGRADING LOCKWOOD CROSSING

Friday, 10 February 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is fixing the intersection of the Calder Alternative Highway and Bendigo-Maryborough Road near Lockwood with works starting next week.

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BARINGHUP BROILER FARM SUPREME COURT DECISION

Monday, 6 February 2017

I received the news just after the decision was handed down on Friday. I was shocked and saddened.

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BENDIGO HOSPITAL RISES TO THE CHALLENGE UNDER RECORD DEMAND

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Victorian hospitals have experienced unprecedented demand with 443,084 patients presenting at emergency departments across Victoria over the summer months the latest health performance data shows.

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LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR VICTORIA’S FIRST REGIONAL CENTRE FOR CULTURE PROGRAM

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Get set for a year-long celebration of creativity and culture with the announcement that Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields and Hepburn Shires will host the state’s first Regional Centre for Culture program in 2018.

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January 2017

ARTS GRANTS SUPPORT LOCAL CREATIVITY

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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TEN NEW SERVICES FOR CASTLEMAINE HIT THE TRACKS

Monday, 30 January 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced 10 new train services every week for Castlemaine as part of a new V/Line timetable that delivers 80 extra services across regional Victoria.

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PUTTING BENDIGO’S CRICKETERS FIRST

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

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