Community safety concerns in Latrobe

Rising crime and in particular youth crime has many Victorians concerned for their welfare and safety. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said unfortunately in Latrobe we have seen an 8.4% increase in crime according to the latest Crime Statistics Agency data. “In the 2015/2016 financial year, more than 13,500 offences were committed across Latrobe City,…

Statement – Economic Facilitation Fund

The following comments can be attributed to the Member for Morwell, Russell Northe: An announcement today by the State Government of a new $10 million Economic Facilitation Fund for the Latrobe Valley is overdue. Having attended community forums both last week and today to discuss the economic future of the Latrobe Valley it was interesting…

Small Business Festival events in Latrobe City

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging small businesses in Latrobe City to make use of the guide to Victoria’s Small Business Festival, which outlines events being held around regional Victoria. Victoria’s Small Business Festival will run from the 1-31 August and features a collection of events and workshops aimed at encouraging and inspiring business…

Labor’s regional jobs failure

The latest figures show there are 9731 fewer people employed in full-time work in the Latrobe-Gippsland region than before Daniel Andrews came into Government. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data indicates the region’s unemployment is at 8.2 per cent – 2.1 per cent higher than December 2014. Yet more concerning is the rising unemployment…

Northe calls on Government to include Latrobe City in the Powerline Replacement Fund

Member for Morwell Russell Northe today joined with Boolarra South residents, Tony and Linda Minter in calling upon the State Labor Government to include Latrobe City Council in the Governments Powerline Replacement Fund (PRF). Mr Northe said the Powerline Replacement Fund provides financial support to property owners to assist with the replacement of dangerous private…

Grants available to recognise our veterans

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging community and ex-service organisations to apply for funding to ensure the sacrifice and service of veterans is acknowledged in local communities. Mr Northe said there were four grants streams that enabled communities to better connect with local veterans and commemorate past conflicts. “Acknowledging the contribution our veterans have…