An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit up to $150,000 to install security fencing around the perimeter of Albert Street Primary School.
Albert Street Primary School has suffered from a series of site issues due to a lack of security fencing including vandalism, drug and alcohol litter being left at the site over weekends and causing security concerns for the students during school hours.
Victorian students have the right to learn safely and securely. This funding provided by a Liberal Nationals Government will ensure that.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Edward O’Donohue:
“Gary Blackwood has listened to the Moe community after it has been consistently ignored by the Andrews Labor Government for these significant safety upgrades at Albert Street Primary.
These safety improvements will give local parents the confidence that their kids will always be safe in the school yard and only a Liberal Nationals Government will maintain that.”
Comments attributable to Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood:
“In Labor’s so-called ‘Education State’, Albert Street Primary School has been completely ignored.
I’ve fought long and hard for Moe to get its fair share of funding to develop much needed safety measures here at Albert Street Primary School.
Albert Street Primary School has been overlooked by the Andrews Labor Government for this funding for far too long, and I’m pleased we can right this wrong.”
The Liberal Nationals will provide a $200,000 boost to Olivia’s Place to support their important community work if elected this November. The Liberal Nationals are committed to supporting carers in our community. Olivia’s Place is a family support service established in 2012 focused on supporting families through pregnancy and early parenting for the first 12Continue Reading
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Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said complaints to his office regarding V/Line service punctuality on the Gippsland line had exploded in recent months. The most recent report from V/Line showed short and long distance punctuality for Gippsland commuters were the worst for any region in Victoria, at 82.6% for short distance travel andContinue Reading
The closure of Bowen Park Kindergarten at the end of 2017 will place significant pressure on local kindergarten services Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has this week told State Parliament. In his address to the Legislative Assembly, Mr Blackwood said funding was urgently needed to help meet the loss of capacity with the closure ofContinue Reading
Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, has today congratulated local sport and recreation clubs who have been successful in receiving funding from the Victorian Governments Active Grants program. Mr Blackwood said the grants would make a significant difference to local clubs who had been awarded funding. ‘Local sporting and recreation clubs are often reliant onContinue Reading
The Victorian Labor Government’s Budget has again missed the mark in Narracan for a second consecutive year under Daniel Andrews. Four local schools will see upgrades after being forgotten by the Labor Government in the 2015-16 State Budget however many of the upgrades won’t be seen until 2018-19 and funds allocated fall well shortContinue Reading
State Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has called on the Andrews Labor Government to keep its word and deliver at least 10 per cent from the proceeds of the sale of the Port of Melbourne to regional Victoria for transport investment as promised just weeks ago. The agreement for 10% of the Port saleContinue Reading
Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has today welcomed an announcement from the Victorian State Government that $4m would be delivered to Baw Baw Shire to assist in the redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre. The West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment forms part of the Baw Baw Shire Council’s long term strategy to develop theContinue Reading
Local schools across the Narracan electorate are encouraged to apply for funding from the 2016 School Shade Grants Program which is now open. The grants program provides grants of up to $25,000 to Victorian Schools to develop shaded areas including the establishment of new shade, repair of old shade areas or assistance in creating naturalContinue Reading
Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, is encouraging applications to the 2016 Men's Sheds Program from Narracan communities to establish new, or refurbish existing Men’s Sheds. Mr Blackwood said Men’s Sheds play a vital role in local communities providing an exchange of skills and important meeting place for men. ‘Men’s Sheds are valuable community facilities thatContinue Reading
Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has questioned the Andrews Governments commitment to primary producers in regional Victoria following a statement made by the Minister for Agriculture relating to the funding of the Cattle Underpass Program. On the 17th September 2015 the Minister for Agriculture in reply to a Question Without Notice in the Legislative Council stated;Continue Reading
Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, is encouraging disability self-help groups to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to increase the independence and community participation of people with disabilities. “Grant funding is provided for a variety of practical purposes including general expenses, running costs, and minor works or equipment,” Mr Blackwood said. “ThereContinue Reading
Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, has today congratulated the Labertouche & District Community Centre on being a successful applicant for funding from the 2015-16 Community Safety Fund. Mr Blackwood said the Community Safety Fund supported local communities across Victoria in implementing crime prevention projects. “I congratulate the Labertouche & District Community Centre on their projectContinue Reading
A review of kindergarten funding in regional communities is needed according to Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, who says fund shortfalls for operational costs are putting pressure on kindergartens. Mr Blackwood said he recently met with Willow Grove Kindergarten which is just one local kindergarten facing challenges in funding its operational costs. “There is currentlyContinue Reading
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