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CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SPORTS FACILITIES KICK OFF AT LEOPOLD

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today officially turned the first sod on stages 2 and 3 of the Leopold Memorial Recreation Reserve new sporting facilities. The facilities will include change rooms, a modern gym, new kitchen and a significant community space that will accommodate up..

FUNDING TO HELP COMMEMORATE THE SERVICE OF VETERANS IN GEELONG AND REGION.

The Andrews Labor Government has provided a funding boost to help Geelong and surrounding regions commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans, and educate the wider community about their service. Lisa Neville MP today said that Geelong Heritage Centre will receive $76,000 under the “Geelong Honours..

BARWON HEADS PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Barwon Heads students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today visited Barwon Heads Primary School to open its $3.4 million upgrade, which includes a new learning studio with acoustic sliding doors to..

FUNDING BOOST FOR BELLARINE VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers in the Bellarine Region are receiving a welcome funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino recently announced the outcome of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, delivering grants to 300 successful applicants. Lisa Neville MP said..

Queenscliff Music Festival

Last Thursday night (23rd November) I had the pleasure of launching the 2017 Queenscliff Music Festival, which was a great success over the weekend. At the launch I was pleased to join, amongst others, festival chairman Geoff Mutton, festival director Andrew Orvis, councillors and community..

Remembrance Day

On Saturday we again took time to commemorate the end of World War I and to remember those in our community who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us all during wars since World War I. On Remembrance Day I was once again pleased to..

Mannerim Memorial Indigenous Garden

On Remembrance Day I was proud to open the newly established Mannerim Memorial Indigenous Garden. The garden and memorial is on the site of the former memorial hall built in 1923 to commemorate those from that community who fell in World War I. The Bellarine..

GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE HELPS TO GROW LOCAL JOBS

The Andrews Labor Government’s $37.5 million Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC)redevelopment will provide employment and training opportunities to some of Geelong’s most disadvantaged job-seekers. Member for Geelong Christine Couzens, Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville and Member for Lara John Eren today joined Kane Construction at..

FUNDING BOOST FOR NATIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL

Portarlington is set to host the National Celtic Festival thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Lisa Neville MP recently announced that Portarlington has secured the National Celtic Festival through the Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund. The National Celtic Festival will be..

BELLARINE RELAY FOR LIFE

Last weekend the annual Bellarine Relay for Life was held at Leopold Primary School. This year a total of 21 teams made up of 203 participants took part in the relay and over $40 000 was raised for cancer research. A special mention goes to..

NEW BOAT RAMP IMPROVES BELLARINE BAY ACCESS

Boating on the Bellarine Peninsula is safer and more accessible following the completion of a new boat ramp at Indented Head. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville represented the Environment Minister Lily D’Amborisio at the recent official opening of the new boat ramp. A $360,000 grant..

Women in Policing

I was delighted recently to join the Governor, the Chief Commissioner of Police and senior police at Government House to celebrate Victoria’s 100 years of women in policing. We had hundreds of past and present women who have served Victoria Police there on that evening…

NEW MEMBERS FOR BARWON SOUTH WEST

Barwon South West coastal committees welcome new members The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has appointed 14 new members to coastal committees of management along Victoria’s south-west. The Andrews Labor Government-appointed committees manage sections of coastal Crown land between Portarlington and St..

$4 MILLION UPGRADE FOR OCEAN GROVE PRIMARY COMMENCES

Work has now started on the $4 million upgrade of Ocean Grove Primary School. The Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today turned the first sod to mark the start of construction and upgrade of facilities. The funding was allocated in the 2016-17 Victorian Budget and..

CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION WITH BARWON LOCALS

Barwon locals have a chance to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, with community consultation leading up to the next Barwon Regional Assembly well underway. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford encouraged local residents to engage with the Barwon Regional Partnership ahead of..

$2.4 Million for Bellarine Secondary College

Bellarine Secondary College is undergoing a substantial upgrade at its Ocean Grove and Drysdale campuses thanks to the hard work of its school community and funding from the State Government. Works were today inspected by the Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville where she also met..

INDENTED HEAD BOAT CLUB FISHING WITH DISABILITY DAY

On Sunday, 5 March, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Indented Head Boat Club ‘Fishing with disabilities’ day. This initiative of the club and its members provides kids with a disability the opportunity to experience boating, fishing and — no doubt for many the highlight..