Category Archives: Kindergartens and Early Education

Liberal Nationals to support Olivia’s Place

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 12 months following the birth of their child.

Only a Liberal Nationals Government will support those during pregnancy and the early parenting period.

Comments attributable to Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood:

“Olivia’s place is a vital community service who provides much needed support for families in the early days of becoming parents.

Olivia’s Place staff and volunteers are doing ground breaking work not only in Warragul but in and around the local community, assisting families with essential equipment and appropriate referrals.”

Comments attributable to Committee Member for Family and Community Development, Cindy McLeish:

“Gary Blackwood has been working closely with Olivia’s Place to support our families in the community during pregnancy and early parenting and has advocated strongly for this funding.

The Liberal Nationals appreciate the valuable contributions of community organisations like Olivia’s Place who contribute to the important work of strengthening families in these crucial periods.”

Call for Support to Alleviate Coming Kinder Squeeze

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

Victorian Coalition Commits to Free Flu Vaccinations for Children

The Victorian Liberal-Nationals have today announced that a Victorian Coalition Government will provide $7 million over four years for free voluntary flu vaccinations for all Victorian Children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood said providing free voluntary vaccinations will help remove the financial barrier for parents andContinue Reading

Population Taskforces Moves Forward in Gippsland

A policy framework to help guide Victorian population growth is being developed by the Victorian Liberal National Coalition. Member for Kew and chair of the Taskforce, Tim Smith, met yesterday with business leaders and community members in Traralgon and later spoke with the Committee for Gippsland in Warragul. Nationals Member for Eastern Region Melina BathContinue Reading

Former Hill End Primary School Site Must Remain for Community Use

Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, has called on the Minister for Education to intervene in the sale of the former Hill End Primary School site to ensure it remained available for community use. Speaking in State Parliament Mr Blackwood said that HECI (Hill End Community Inc.) were already maintaining the site without any support fromContinue Reading

Andrews Labor Budget Fails Narracan Again

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said Premier Daniel Andrews has left many critical Narracan projects off the map in this year’s State Budget, only investing the bare minimum in the region. In responding to the Victorian Budget Mr Blackwood said Daniel Andrews has misled Gippsland about potential V/Line improvements announcing funding he simply doesContinue Reading

Lack of Detail in Labor Budget

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

Shade Grants for Local Schools Open

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

Kinder Funding Welcomed – More Needed

Member for Narracan has congratulated 9 local kindergartens who will receive funding for Minor Information Technology upgrades & one which will receive a Minor Infrastructure Refurbishment Grant. The successful local kindergartens include; Goodstart Drouin – $1,500 Drouin Kindergarten – $1,500 Oak Street Kindergarten – $1,500 Longwarry Preschool – $1,037 Goodstart Warragul (Burke St) – $1,500Continue Reading


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News Archives

2018
Jul
05
Liberal Nationals to support Olivia’s Place
“ The Liberal Nationals will provide a $200,000 boost to Olivia’s Place to support their important ...”
2017
Sep
22
Call for Support to Alleviate Coming Kinder Squeeze
“ The closure of Bowen Park Kindergarten at the end of 2017 will place significant pressure ...”
Victorian Coalition Commits to Free Flu Vaccinations for Children
“ The Victorian Liberal-Nationals have today announced that a Victorian Coalition Government will provide $7 million ...”
Aug
18
Population Taskforces Moves Forward in Gippsland
“ A policy framework to help guide Victorian population growth is being developed by the Victorian ...”
Jun
08
Former Hill End Primary School Site Must Remain for Community Use
“ Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, has called on the Minister for Education to intervene in ...”
May
02
Andrews Labor Budget Fails Narracan Again
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said Premier Daniel Andrews has left many critical Narracan ...”
2016
Apr
27
Lack of Detail in Labor Budget
“ The Victorian Labor Government’s Budget has again missed the mark in Narracan for a second ...”
Feb
26
Shade Grants for Local Schools Open
“ Local schools across the Narracan electorate are encouraged to apply for funding from the 2016 ...”
2015
Oct
13
Kinder Funding Welcomed - More Needed
“ Member for Narracan has congratulated 9 local kindergartens who will receive funding for Minor Information ...”


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