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Hill End Community Still Waits for Outcome on Former School Site

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has today met with representatives of the Hill End Community to hear their frustration at being kept in the dark about the outcome of a review regarding the future use of the former Hill End Primary School. ‘This issue has now been dragging on for months and the lack ofContinue Reading

Great Forest National Park a Risk to Gippsland Job Security

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has this week warned that the creation of a Great Forest National Park would further cripple an already fragile jobs market within the Gippsland region. ‘Forestry and related industries are worth hundreds of millions of dollars to regional communities and for generations has provided ongoing stable employment opportunities for Gippslanders,’Continue Reading

Premier Refuses to Answer Questions on Latrobe Valley Authority Funding

Premier Daniel Andrews has this week refused to answer questions regarding the Latrobe Valley Authority.   Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood had asked three Questions on Notice relating to the employment of staff at the Latrobe Valley Authority, how they were paid, and how much of the $266 million allocated had been spent to date.Continue Reading

Euthanasia Debate – Hansard Record

    Mr BLACKWOOD — I rise to speak on this piece of legislation, which seeks to make it legal for people to end their life in certain circumstances. I will outline at the outset that I will be opposing the legislation, and I intend to detail my concerns with the bill and why I will beContinue Reading

More Help Needed for Weed Control

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said noxious weed control on private land is becoming a significant issue across the electorate following a jump in the number of complaints he has received on the issue. ‘I recently met with the Mount Worth and District Landcare Group as well as representatives from across South Gippsland andContinue Reading

Victorian Coalition to Deliver Record Funding Boost for Palliative Care

A Liberal-Nationals Government will provide an additional $140 million to deliver world class community palliative care in Victoria. Liberal Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood today said the announcement was the largest investment of its kind in Australia and that with an ageing population the investment was critical. ‘Research indicates that around 70% of Victorians wantContinue Reading

Calls for State Government to Save Local Sites for Future Community Use

Gary Blackwood, Member for Narracan, has called on the Andrews Labor Government to support both the Hill End and Yarragon communities by ending the uncertainty at two former school sites that have been marked for sale as surplus to Government needs. ‘The battle to retain the former Hill End Primary School site for community useContinue Reading

Matthew Guy – CFA Comments 19 May 2017

Daniel Andrews ripping apart the CFA   This attempt by Daniel Andrews to rip apart the CFA will result in the loss of thousands of volunteer firefighters and that will put the lives and property of Victorians at risk.   Daniel Andrews’ attempt to rip apart the CFA will mean the loss of volunteer firefightersContinue Reading

More Detail Needed on Gippsland Rail Announcement

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said details of todays announcement of $435 million in the State Budget for the Gippsland line will be heavily scrutinised by regional commuters.   ‘Details in this announcement are broad strokes at best and local commuters have been promised improvements before by Daniel Andrews,’ Mr Blackwood said.   ‘TheContinue Reading

Bus Service Upgrade Welcomed but Concern at Lack of Consultation

Member for Narracan has welcomed the recent announcement of new town bus services for Drouin and Warragul but said his office had been inundated with contact from residents whose properties would be affected by new stop locations. ‘Warragul and Drouin are growing at a rapid rate and we absolutely need a better town bus servicesContinue Reading

Data Shows Crime Up Significantly Under Andrews & Labor

Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, has said crime data released this week proves Daniel Andrews soft approach on crime has failed and the time has come for the Labor Government to outline exactly what it will do to curb rising criminal activity in our region. Mr Blackwood said while local police did an outstanding jobContinue Reading

Funding needed to upgrade fencing at Thorpdale Primary School

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has called on the Victorian Government to provide funding to Thorpdale Primary School to build a new boundary fence. Speaking in Parliament Mr Blackwood said the current fence had passed its life span and that staff and parents had to repair it on a regular basis to ensure students wereContinue Reading

Leadbeaters Possum Management Plan Review Needed

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has called on the Minister for Environment and Climate Change to urgently undertake a review of the current Leadbeater’s Possum management plan.   Mr Blackwood said the current plan was overdue for review and that given recent survey results including third-party reporting, the time had come to update the managementContinue Reading

Liberal National Coalition Commit to New Hospital for West Gippsland

The Liberal Nationals support a new West Gippsland Hospital on the greenfields site at the corner of Princes Way and Lardners Track. We are committed to building a new hospital that will deliver the best healthcare for the local community that has the capacity to expand as the region grows.  Every Victorian deserves access toContinue Reading


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2017
Nov
15
Statement
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Hill End Community Still Waits for Outcome on Former School Site
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has today met with representatives of the Hill End Community ...”
03
Great Forest National Park a Risk to Gippsland Job Security
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has this week warned that the creation of a Great ...”
Oct
19
Premier Refuses to Answer Questions on Latrobe Valley Authority Funding
“ Premier Daniel Andrews has this week refused to answer questions regarding the Latrobe Valley Authority.   Member ...”
Euthanasia Debate - Hansard Record
“     Mr BLACKWOOD — I rise to speak on this piece of legislation, which seeks to make it ...”
Sep
22
More Help Needed for Weed Control
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said noxious weed control on private land is becoming ...”
Aug
21
Victorian Coalition to Deliver Record Funding Boost for Palliative Care
“ A Liberal-Nationals Government will provide an additional $140 million to deliver world class community palliative ...”
11
Calls for State Government to Save Local Sites for Future Community Use
“ Gary Blackwood, Member for Narracan, has called on the Andrews Labor Government to support both ...”
May
19
Matthew Guy - CFA Comments 19 May 2017
“ Daniel Andrews ripping apart the CFA   This attempt by Daniel Andrews to rip apart the CFA ...”
Apr
30
More Detail Needed on Gippsland Rail Announcement
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said details of todays announcement of $435 million in ...”
10
Bus Service Upgrade Welcomed but Concern at Lack of Consultation
“ Member for Narracan has welcomed the recent announcement of new town bus services for Drouin ...”
Mar
17
Data Shows Crime Up Significantly Under Andrews & Labor
“ Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, has said crime data released this week proves Daniel Andrews ...”
10
Funding needed to upgrade fencing at Thorpdale Primary School
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has called on the Victorian Government to provide funding to ...”
Feb
24
Leadbeaters Possum Management Plan Review Needed
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has called on the Minister for Environment and Climate Change ...”
10
Liberal National Coalition Commit to New Hospital for West Gippsland
“ The Liberal Nationals support a new West Gippsland Hospital on the greenfields site at the ...”


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