Northe tables Hazelwood Pondage petition

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today tabled a petition in State Parliament asking for the State Government to save the iconic Hazelwood Pondage. “Nearly 5,000 people have signed online and hard copy petitions, which demonstrates the massive support my community has for the retention of Hazelwood Pondage” Mr Northe said. Mr Northe also raised…

Northe: budget is a mixed bag for LV

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has described the State Budget, handed down in Parliament today as a “mixed bag” for the Morwell electorate. “Whilst there is some positive news in the 2019/2020 State Budget for our community, there are still some shortfalls of areas that need to be addressed”, Mr Northe said, speaking from Spring…

Freemasons Victoria helping Gippsland Farmers

Member for Morwell Russell Northe was thrilled to attend today’s announcement from Freemasons Victoria that their organisation would contribute $50,000 from the Freemasons Foundation Victoria to Gippsland Farmers Relief (GFR). “The generosity of our local Freemasons to donate $50,000 to Gippsland Farmers Relief is simply an incredibly outstanding and generous gesture, particularly given the great…

Funding helps seal the deal

Member for Morwell Russell Northe was today thrilled to learn that multiple local road projects have been funded in round two of the Victorian Governments Fixing Country Roads Program. “The Fixing Country Roads Program provides an opportunity for Councils to apply for funding for the purposes of improving local roads, and this is vitally important…

Government support runs dry in Latrobe

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has used Question Time in Parliament this week to place more pressure upon the Andrews Government to extend drought support measures to Latrobe Valley farmers and families. “Over the past few months I have received many calls and emails from local farmers who are doing it tough due to these…

Northe raises need for industry support and jobs

Member for Morwell Russell Northe yesterday by way of a Grievance Debate called upon the State Government to ensure local workers have future employment opportunities in traditional and new industries in the Latrobe Valley. Mr Northe highlighted the challenges being experienced by the energy and resources, agriculture and timber industries and how poor Government policy…