More Detail Needed on Gippsland Rail Announcement

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said details of todays announcement of $435 million in the State Budget for the Gippsland line will be heavily scrutinised by regional commuters. ‘Details in this announcement are broad strokes at best and local commuters have been promised improvements before by Daniel Andrews,’ Mr Blackwood said. ‘The duplication of…

Gippsland rail services

Comments attributable to Member for Morwell Russell Northe Jacinta Allan’s rail commitment today fails to address ongoing delays on the Gippsland line. Additional carriages on two weekday services and station upgrades are just hot air if they don’t actually resolve the problems Latrobe Valley passengers have been crying out for the Andrews Government to fix.…

Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is urging local people to think about nominating someone they know for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.   “There are many inspirational seniors in the Morwell electorate who are making an enormous contribution and achieving great things in our community,” Mr Northe said.   “They may be community…

Men’s Shed funding now available

The 2017 Men’s Shed funding round is now open. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said grants of up to $60,000 were now available to construct a new men’s shed, redevelop an existing shed or co-locate a shed.   Refurbishment grants of up to $30,000 are also available.   “Men’s Sheds play a very important role in our…