Big increase in fire services levy

Home owners, businesses and farmers will face large increases in their property based Fire Services Levy (FSL) as a direct result of the Labor State Budget. Member for Morwell, Russell Northe said the Andrews Labor Government outlined a huge 7.2 per cent increase in FSL receipts in its recent State Budget. “This means Latrobe Valley…

2015/16 Budget falls short

The Victorian Governments 2015/2016 state budget whilst providing a few initiatives for the township of Morwell, virtually ignores the remainder of Gippsland, Member for Morwell, Russell Northe announced today. Mr Northe said outside of Morwell the budget has provided very little for the Latrobe Valley community, especially in public transport and support for businesses. “Whilst…

Labor must deliver for Gippsland in Budget

Daniel Andrews must commit funding for major projects and improved services for the Morwell electorate in the upcoming 2015/16 State Budget, Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today. “Unfortunately the Andrews Labor Government has neglected regional Victoria and the Latrobe Valley in its failure to deliver any meaningful infrastructure or projects since the November 2014…

Petition for Gippsland regional aquatic centre

A petition calling upon the State Labor Government to provide funding for the redevelopment of the Traralgon Swimming Pool has been launched today by Member for Morwell Russell Northe and Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath. Mr Northe said the current 50 metre outdoor pool was substantially outdated, significantly underutilised and had had little…

Labor neglects the Morwell community

The Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews has neglected the Latrobe Valley following recent failures of EPA monitoring equipment in the region. Member for Morwell Russell Northe today in Parliament criticised Mr Andrews for his handling of the EPA monitoring equipment failures and the hypocrisy he has demonstrated to locals. Mr Northe conveyed his concerns and…