$2m funding boost for Black Rock Life Saving Club

The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $2 million towards a major redevelopment of Black Rock Life Saving Club’s ageing clubhouse. Southern Metropolitan MP Philip Dalidakis visited the bayside club today to announce the funding, which is allocated as part of the Victorian Budget 2018-19. “We’re …

Malcolm Turnbull ignores Victorian communities again

Only 32 out of 63 of some of Victoria’s most poorly connected communities will receive funding for new mobile towers under round two of the Commonwealth Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme (MBSP). The Andrews Labor Government provided $11 million in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 for the new sites through …

Rescue Choppers on Summertime Beach Patrol

Surf rescue helicopters are patrolling Victorian beaches daily to keep a look out for sharks, rips and people in distress in the water this summer. Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett said the helicopter rescue service, run by Life Saving Victoria, had already completed 50 patrols along Victoria’s …

Help for Wildlife Shelters treating animals hurt in bushfires

Wildlife shelters providing emergency relief to wildlife injured in the Lorne, Scotsburn and Lancefield fires will be eligible for grants of up to $500 as part of a $80,000 funding allocation from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville said the one-off grants …

Grand Final Weekend sees in Daylight Savings

Victorian businesses and households are urged not to forget to bring their clocks forward this weekend when daylight savings begins on Sunday, 4 October. Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis said households and businesses should use the opportunity to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and …

Natural Disasters: Victoria and California Sign Historic Agreement

Victoria and the State of California today signed a historic agreement that will help make both states safer during disasters through the sharing of expertise, technical knowledge and training in bushfire and flood management. The Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, and Emergency Management …

Defibrillators For Local Sports Clubs Will Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out 1000 life-saving defibrillators to local sports clubs across Victoria. Minister for Sport, John Eren, today joined Member for Brunswick, Jane Garrett, and members of the North Brunswick Football Club at Allard Park to make the announcement. The 2015-16 Victorian Budget …

Triple Zero Heroes Are Little Lifesavers

Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, today paid tribute to 27 young Victorians who showed courage and bravery beyond their years at the Junior Triple Zero Heroes Awards. Ms Garrett congratulated the youngsters, aged between four and thirteen, for remaining calm and calling Triple Zero in emergency …