Category Archives: Budget

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.”

Where’s the Funding? Certainly not in West Gippsland from Daniel Andrews Final State Budget

Daniel Andrews and the Victorian Labor Government have thumbed their nose at Narracan residents in the final State Budget which was handed down today before this year’s Victorian Election in November. Speaking today, Mr Blackwood said the decision by Daniel Andrews to fund not one cent towards a new West Gippsland Hospital would be condemnedContinue Reading

Common sense approach needed on Wire Rope Barriers

The Liberal Nationals support properly placed and installed wire rope barriers. If done properly they can prevent some serious accidents and they can save lives.     We are concerned that the latest round of wire rope barriers are being installed in the wrong places and without proper planning and making some roads more dangerous insteadContinue Reading

Petition Launched for New Drouin Police Station

Drouin Police Station – Click to download the petition Local residents are being asked to give their support to a petition calling for a new Drouin Police Station to be funded by the Andrews Government in the upcoming May State Budget. Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood launched the petition this week with Shadow Minister for PoliceContinue Reading

Commuters Fed Up with Public Transport Under Andrews

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

Labors Ideological Power Strategy Failing Victorian Businesses

Businesses are beginning to feel the pinch as power prices skyrocket following the closure of Hazelwood by the Andrews Labor Government earlier this year. Speaking in Parliament, Mr Blackwood said that an ideological approach by Daniel Andrews towards energy generation was having a massive impact on the cost of doing business in the state. ‘RecentlyContinue Reading

Inquiry Reveals Councils Struggling to Meet Roads Costs

The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils has heard this week that country councils are struggling to meet the high costs of maintaining their roads network. Giving evidence to the inquiry this week, Local Government Victoria confirmed that rural councils have a disproportionately large volume of infrastructureContinue 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

Call for Minister to Review Public Transport Failings

Gippsland rail commuters are suffering through constant delays, cancellations and replacement buses it has been revealed this week. Speaking in State Parliament this week, Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood said commuter complaints to his office had increased dramatically under the Andrews Labor Government and that frequently those complaints related to the clear lack of reliabilityContinue Reading

Six Months on, Labor Still Not Committed to West Gippsland Hospital’s Future

Today marks six months since the Matthew Guy and the Victorian Liberal National Coalition committed to delivering a new West Gippsland Hospital with no sight of Labor matching that commitment or even announcing what it plans to do into the future to grow the service. August 13 will also mark 1,000 days since Labor announcedContinue Reading

No Consultation on CFA Split by Andrews Creating Uncertainty for Volunteers

Daniel Andrews failure to consult CFA volunteers on the split of professional and volunteer members is a slap in the face to the thousands of volunteers who have protected our State for decades Mr Blackwood has told State Parliament this week. ‘The announcement last week by the Andrews Government to effectively break up the CFA,Continue Reading

Call for Minister to Intervene in Drouin Ambulance Delay

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has used debate in Parliament this week to call on the Minister for Health to intervene in the drawn out search for a permanent location for an ambulance station in Drouin. ‘Drouin is the largest town in country Victoria still without a permanent 24 hour ambulance facility,’ Mr Blackwood said.Continue Reading

Labor Plan to Break Up CFA Revealed

Concerns have been raised that a decision to split the professional and volunteer fire fighting services in Victoria may discourage current and future volunteers of the service Mr Blackwood has said today. Mr Blackwood said for months speculation had been rampant that this move would be made to appease the UFU and there were veryContinue Reading

Coalitions Federal Budget Commits to Transport Projects

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has today thanked the Federal Transport Minister Hon. Darren Chester MP and Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent MP for their commitment to Victorian regional rail with the announcement of $500 million for upgrades in last nights Federal Budget. ‘This investment by the Federal Minister for Transport means projects like the duplicationContinue 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


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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 ...”
May
01
Where’s the Funding? Certainly not in West Gippsland from Daniel Andrews Final State Budget
“ Daniel Andrews and the Victorian Labor Government have thumbed their nose at Narracan residents in ...”
Feb
14
Common sense approach needed on Wire Rope Barriers
“ The Liberal Nationals support properly placed and installed wire rope barriers. If done properly they ...”
Jan
25
Petition Launched for New Drouin Police Station
“ Drouin Police Station - Click to download the petition Local residents are being asked to give their ...”
2017
Oct
18
Commuters Fed Up with Public Transport Under Andrews
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said complaints to his office regarding V/Line service punctuality ...”
Aug
24
Labors Ideological Power Strategy Failing Victorian Businesses
“ Businesses are beginning to feel the pinch as power prices skyrocket following the closure of ...”
18
Inquiry Reveals Councils Struggling to Meet Roads Costs
“ The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils ...”
Population Taskforces Moves Forward in Gippsland
“ A policy framework to help guide Victorian population growth is being developed by the Victorian ...”
11
Call for Minister to Review Public Transport Failings
“ Gippsland rail commuters are suffering through constant delays, cancellations and replacement buses it has been ...”
10
Six Months on, Labor Still Not Committed to West Gippsland Hospital’s Future
“ Today marks six months since the Matthew Guy and the Victorian Liberal National Coalition committed ...”
May
25
No Consultation on CFA Split by Andrews Creating Uncertainty for Volunteers
“ Daniel Andrews failure to consult CFA volunteers on the split of professional and volunteer members ...”
Call for Minister to Intervene in Drouin Ambulance Delay
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has used debate in Parliament this week to call on ...”
19
Labor Plan to Break Up CFA Revealed
“ Concerns have been raised that a decision to split the professional and volunteer fire fighting ...”
10
Coalitions Federal Budget Commits to Transport Projects
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has today thanked the Federal Transport Minister Hon. Darren Chester ...”
02
Andrews Labor Budget Fails Narracan Again
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said Premier Daniel Andrews has left many critical Narracan ...”


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