Pondage must stay open!!!

After attending Engie’s Hazelwood Community Information Meeting last night in Morwell, Member for Morwell Russell Northe has again re-stated his strong view that every option must be explored to keep Hazelwood Pondage open. “The tourism, recreation and economic benefits of the pondage are significant to our community so if it was that the Pondage permanently…

Northe expresses disappointment at lack of commitment for Lifeline Gippsland

Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has described his reaction to a recent response from the Minister for Mental Health as “baffling” and “disappointing”. “I had previously written to the Minister in good faith, following community feedback and concern around Lifeline Gippsland’s desperate need for additional funding towards their crisis support line”, Mr Northe said, “but…

Pondage users left high and dry

News today that Hazelwood Pondage’s closure will continue until at least the early part of 2019 is devastating news for tourists and locals alike. This popular and unique body of water is an extremely popular destination during the Christmas and School holiday period, but water enthusiasts and campers will now be forced to find other…

Northe calls for ‘Latrobe Sports and Recreation Fund’ to support grassroots sport in Latrobe Valley

Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has today called for fair and equitable investment across Latrobe Valley’s numerous sporting grounds, clubs and facilities. “Our community is dedicated to, and has a fantastic participation and interest in regional sports and we need to encourage this enthusiasm in our players, families, volunteers and clubs”, Mr Northe said. “What…

Northe implores Minister to support Latrobe Quarry Industry Member

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has written to the State Government Treasurer and Minister for Resources Tim Pallas, pleading for action regarding the abysmal time that is taken to consider local quarry licensing applications and approvals. “We have a well-established quarry industry, with many successful organisations and stable employers such as Maryvale Sands, Matthews Quarries,…