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June 2018

VOLUNTEER LEADERS GATHER FOR ANNUAL SEMINAR

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteer leaders have gathered in western Victoria for an annual leadership seminar.

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CASTLEMAINE WINS LOCAL HISTORY FUNDS

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Castlemaine Historical Society’s work to preserve our community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program.

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GREATER BENDIGO WINS LOCAL HISTORY FUNDS

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Bendigo’s Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum and the Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society’s work to preserve our community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program.

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HARCOURT – THE LAND OF ORGANIC MILK AND HONEY

Friday, 8 June 2018

The Harcourt Organic Farming Alliance will deliver an Australian-first organic farming alliance to showcase innovation in the organic farming industry Australia, thanks to new funding from a Victorian Government ‘Food Source Victoria’ grant.

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NEW MEN’S SHED OPENS ITS DOORS IN CASTLEMAINE

Friday, 1 June 2018

Castlemaine men have a new purpose-built meeting place where they can learn valuable skills, make connections and contribute to their community with the opening of the new Castlemaine Men’s Shed.

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May 2018

FIRST PROJECT LAUNCHED FOR BENDIGO COMMUNITY POWER HUB

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Solar panels will be installed on social housing units at Golden Square in Bendigo and the Eaglehawk Badminton and Table Tennis Centre as part of the Victorian Government’s $900,000 two-year Community Power Hub pilot program.

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VETERANS GRANT ANNOUNCED FOR PROJECT IN KANGAROO FLAT TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICE OF VICTORIA’S VETERANS

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP, today announced that Kangaroo Flat RSL Sub-branch will receive funding through the Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program for a project to develop a new memorial wall at the Soldiers Memorial site in Kangaroo Flat, to acknowledge the 65 Kangaroo Flat service personnel from WWI.

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FUNDING BOOST FOR MALDON GOLF CLUB

Friday, 4 May 2018

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP today announced that Maldon Golf Club will host the 2018 Victorian Sand Greens Championships helped by a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

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FUNDING BOOST FOR CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP today announced that Castlemaine will once again host the Castlemaine State Festival in 2019 helped by a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

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GETTING BEHIND NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSES IN MALDON

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering record new funding to neighbourhood houses across Victoria to support their staff, their volunteers and the local communities they serve.

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April 2018

Bed Boost Delivers Safer Care for Castlemaine Patients

Friday, 27 April 2018

More Castlemaine patients will get better access to safer and higher quality care thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to buy new state-of-the-art hospital beds at Castlemaine Health.

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PALLIATIVE CARE JOBS BOOST FOR BENDIGO

Friday, 27 April 2018

More people with a terminal illness in Bendigo and across the Loddon Mallee region will be able to get the compassionate palliative care they need, closer to home, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to services and jobs in the sector.

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Funding Local Pride, Strength and Inclusion in Castlemaine.

Friday, 27 April 2018

The Castlemaine District Community Health, in partnership with Castlemaine Community House and the Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership, as well as LGBTIQ+ residents was one of 18 applicants to share in a $700,000 funding boost from the Victorian Government’s LGBTI Community Grants Program to build a better future.

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$31,000 to Train Future Plumbers in Bendigo

Friday, 27 April 2018

Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, today announced a $31,000 funding boost for Bendigo TAFE to train the next generation of plumbers in Bendigo.

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STRONGER, SAFER REGIONAL ROADS FOR BENDIGO

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Drivers in Bendigo can look forward to safer, more reliable roads as the Andrews Labor Government launches the biggest regional road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen.

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BENDIGO’S FOOD AND FIBRE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE OFFICIALLY OPEN

Friday, 20 April 2018

Bendigo’s brand new Food and Fibre Centre of Excellence was officially opened today by Bendigo MPs Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards.

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REBUILDING CASTLEMAINE SECONDARY FROM THE GROUND UP

Friday, 20 April 2018

Students at Castlemaine Secondary College will get the world-class facilities they deserve with the Andrews Labor Government getting on with the job of fixing, upgrading and modernising this great school.

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SUPPORTING MORE VICTORIAN STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is giving more students with disabilities access to outside of school hours care, with two additional specialist schools to pilot a new care program.

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BENDIGO WEST CLUBS TO RECEIVE A LIFE SAVING DEBRILLATOR

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Bendigo West community and sporting groups will be better prepared to manage a medical emergency on and off the park after receiving a defibrillator and training package from the Andrews Labor Government.

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CHANGING PLACES, CHANGING ATTITUDES, CHANGING LIVES

Monday, 9 April 2018

People with special needs will now have access to more of Victoria’s popular attractions, parks and community venues thanks to the roll out of more world-class Changing Places toilets.

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KICKING GOALS WITH FEMALE FRIENDLY FACILITIES IN CASTLEMAINE

Monday, 9 April 2018

Work has begun on female friendly sports facilities in Barkers Creek and Castlemaine.

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STEM SKILLS BOOST FOR MATHS STUDENTS

Friday, 6 April 2018

State Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan announced today that teachers from Big Hall Primary School will receive expert training as part of the Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists Initiative thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

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New Medical and Rehabilitation Centre opens at Loddon

Thursday, 5 April 2018

An upgraded and expanded medical unit and programs centre is now operating at Loddon Prison thanks to an investment of almost $9.2 million by the Andrews Labor Government.

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March 2018

FORESHORE UPGRADE TO BENEFIT VISITORS TO LAKE EPPALOCK

Thursday, 29 March 2018

A range of new recreation facilities are being delivered for Central Victoria’s Lake Eppalock, near Bendigo, that will enhance the visitor experience at the popular destination.

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Calder Highway motorists see welcome relief with new interchange opening

Friday, 23 March 2018

Major interchange upgrade opens at Ravenswood, south of Bendigo The upgrade will reduce congestion and improve safety for freight and motorists travelling to Melbourne $86 million project jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian governments

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NEW EARLY YEARS CENTRE FOR ABORIGINAL FAMILIES IN BENDIGO

Friday, 16 March 2018

More Aboriginal children and their parents in Bendigo will get access to culturally responsive services and care thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost for a new Early Years Centre.

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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY BLITZ IN BENDIGO

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Victorian Government is investing $1.07 million to improve safety of pedestrians across the Bendigo CBD through a range of safety upgrades as part of the $100 million Safer Cyclists and Pedestrians Fund.

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SUPPORT SOUGHT FOR HERITAGE LISTED SITE OF HISTORIC SILK FARM

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Today, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards visited Mount Alexander to inspect one of the region's most valuable Heritage Listed sites, the Silk Farm ruins.

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MORE POLICE FOR BENDIGO AND SURROUNDS TO SUPPORT A SAFER COMMUNITY

Monday, 5 March 2018

Communities in Bendigo and surrounding areas will see more police on the streets, with an additional 17 officers above attrition due to hit the beat over the next year as the Andrews Labor Government continues to deliver the biggest boost to police resources in history.

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February 2018

STATEMENT RE GOLDEN SQUARE POOL

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tonight the Councillors at the City of Greater Bendigo will vote on a recommendation to close the Golden Square Pool.

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LOVED UP START TO THE FIRST-EVER REGIONAL CENTRE FOR CULTURE

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the launch of Victoria’s first Regional Centre for Culture in Bendigo.

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BENDIGO COMMUNITY POWER HUB GETTING READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Communities in Victoria’s major regional centres are working with the Victorian Government to develop locally-owned and cost effective renewable energy projects.

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Heritage Grants to help preserve local icons

Monday, 5 February 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is helping restore some of Central Victoria’s much loved heritage assets.

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TIME FOR CENTRAL VICTORIA TO GET ACTIVE THIS APRIL

Monday, 5 February 2018

Victorian communities are once again being urged to get active through the Premier’s Active April challenge, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year.

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BENDIGO ATHLETES ARE GOING PLACES

Monday, 5 February 2018

Getting to the finish line is sometimes only half the battle for some of our emerging sports stars, so the Andrews Labor Government is making getting to the start line a lot easier.

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MORE POLICE ON THE BEAT IN BENDIGO THANKS TO NEW CUSTODY OFFICERS

Monday, 5 February 2018

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its election promise to deploy 400 Police Custody Officers (PCOs) at police stations across Victoria to free up police to return to the frontline and protect the community.

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BENDIGO AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES KEEP IMPROVING

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ambulance response times continue to improve and more elective surgeries are being done on time than ever before, thanks to record investment in our health system by the Andrews Labor Government.

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January 2018

HARCOURT PRE-SCHOOL GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR UPGRADE

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

As kindergartens kick off for another year, the Andrews Labor Government is investing in new local early childhood facilities, providing education and family services all under one roof.

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ACTIVE CLUB GRANTS TO GET MORE BENDIGO LOCALS MOVING

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Health promotion foundation VicHealth is aiming to get more Bendigo locals taking part in community sport with around $400,000 in new Active Club Grants funding announced today.

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ACTIVE CLUB GRANTS TO GET MORE CASTLEMAINE LOCALS MOVING

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Health promotion foundation VicHealth is aiming to get more Castlemaine locals taking part in community sport with around $400,000 in new Active Club Grants funding announced today.

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BENDIGO REGION PUBLIC DENTAL SLASHED BY TURNBULL GOVERNMENT

Monday, 22 January 2018

More than 60,000 Victorian public dental patients stand to miss out on crucial dental services under funding cuts by the Turnbull Government.

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NEWSTEAD PUSHING TOWARDS 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Central Victorian town Newstead will trial a new residential network tariff marking a significant step on the townships journey toward achieving their goal of 100 per cent renewable energy.

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON FUTURE UPGRADES FOR MARONG ROAD

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting locals and industry to have their say on future improvements to Marong Road between Ironbark and Maiden Gully.

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