Minister for Emergency Services visits

August 26, 2016

Emergency Services funding

I believe it was valuable for Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino to meet with members at the Shepparton CFA Integrated Station during his visit to the area on Wednesday.

While the EBA agreement has been signed, there is still significant debate which is consuming Parliament, and it’s time this dispute comes to an end, for the betterment of our volunteer and career firefighters.

I’m looking forward to attending the Tatura Fire Brigade Presentation Dinner on Saturday night.

I was with Minister Merlino yesterday as he handed over a new joint trailer to the Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad.  It’s another great emergency service, run by volunteers, which we are so fortunate to have in our region.

Breakfast Club Partnership

A great boost to our region, as Foodbank Victoria signs with two Goulburn Valley companies to deliver its Breakfast Club program.

Pactum Dairy will be delivering its UHT milk to schools, while baked beans will be sourced from SPC from Term 1 next year.

Affordable Housing Boost

I look forward to attending the Mooroopna West Affordable Housing Project today.

Twelve three-bedroom homes, and eight four-bedroom homes have been built with environmentally friendly features under this program, where the State Government invested $2.6mill, partnering with the Commonwealth.

With such long waiting lists for affordable housing in the community, this is a welcome development.

Community Visit

I will be visiting Wunghnu on Tuesday, September 6.

Community members living in and around the township who wish to speak to me can feel free to drop into the 1U Café on the Goulburn Valley Highway from 3pm.

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