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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..

MOBILE OFFICE

As the Member for Bellarine, I am always interested in talking to local residents, and so have held regular mobile offices across the Bellarine. These are an important and effective way of meeting with and hearing the concerns of constituents. I have therefore arranged a..

$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..

BELLARINE AGRICULTURAL SHOW

On the recent Labour Day weekend I once again had the pleasure of opening the Bellarine Agricultural Show. The show is a much-loved event that really does highlight the important role agriculture has and will continue to play on the peninsula. While there are historic..

ROUTE OPTIONS REVEALED FOR BELLARINE LINK

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled four route options for the future extension of the Geelong Ring Road, known as the Bellarine Link. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced the opening of community consultation to shape planning for Bellarine Link and the upgrade of..

NEW STAIRS GIVE EASY ACCESS TO THIRTEENTH BEACH

A new timber staircase and viewing platform have been built at Thirteenth Beach, giving beachgoers direct access to the popular surfing spot. Today Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville officially opened the $98,000 structure, which replaces a staircase that was washed away by a storm in..

Vietnam Veterans

I had the pleasure of welcoming to the Bellarine the state sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association, which held its first council meeting for 2017 at the Queenscliff-Point Lonsdale RSL. The association is an important organisation that provides a very effective support and advocacy service..

Bellarine Electorate Integrated Brigades

I was pleased to spend time with the volunteers and career staff at the Ocean Grove integrated brigade and also the Corio, Belmont and Geelong brigades. We have seen a 78 per cent increase in responses and call-outs from our integrated brigades in the last 10 years…

New Ambulance Service

I was also recently pleased, with the Minister for Health, to celebrate the new ambulance station that is being built in Bellarine for the Swan Bay area, plus a new team of seven paramedics who have already started and are operating across the Bellarine region.

Barwon Heads Library

The City of Greater Geelong recently announced its intention to close the Barwon Heads Community Library. I have been working closely with the local residents and the administrators of the council about this issue. It is absolutely critical, in my view, that this important local..

Queens Birthday Honors

I want to offer my sincere congratulations to a number of very worthy recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday awards. Anne Brackley, who I am proud to say has been a work colleague and friend for almost 20 years, received a Medal of the Order of..

NEVILLE CALLS FOR PLANE COLLISION INVESTIGATION

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville has called on the Australian Transport Safety Bureau   (ATSB) as a matter of urgency to investigate an incident where an aeroplane struck a truck while landing at the Barwon Heads airport on March 29. Ms Neville said given the seriousness..