CHURCHILL AND TOONGABBIE FIRE BRIGADES TO BENEFIT FROM EQUIPMENT GRANTS

Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has congratulated two local CFA groups that will receive funding from the 2015/16 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Mr Northe said the program assisted emergency service agencies with the purchase of operational equipment, trucks, and funds minor upgrades. “Local emergency service volunteers make a significant contribution to supporting and…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR FIRE SERVICE REVIEW

The short timeframe for submissions to the Fire Services Review has fuelled concerns the Melbourne-based union will gain control of country firefighting operations. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said there were even fears that the Andrews Labor Government would use the review to merge the CFA with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB). “Local CFA volunteers…

GRANTS FOR SPORTING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging Latrobe City Council and community organisations in the Morwell electorate to consider applying for funding through The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Mr Northe said the program aimed to provide high-quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria. “A range of grants is on offer including funding for…

LABOR’S HOLIDAY PLAN TO COST $1 BILLION

The Melbourne Labor Government’s plan to introduce two new public holidays will cost the state’s economy around $1 billion every year, Member for Morwell, Russell Northe said today. Mr Northe said a Regulatory Impact Statement released today showed the huge cost of the new public holiday on Grand Final Eve. “The economic cost is estimated…