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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..

HIGH STREET NOW SAFER FOR THE COMMUNITY

The Andrews Labor Government has upgraded High Street in Drysdale, making it safer and easier to use for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced the completion of work to install new designated bike lanes, pedestrian crossing points and flashing 40km/h..

MAKING MELALUKA ROAD SAFER FOR DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, has announced the start of geotechnical work as part of a $1.2 million safety upgrade. The upgrade will see new traffic and pedestrian lights installed to ensure local school students can cross Geelong-Portarlington Road to catch the bus without needing..

HENKEL SCORES A $750 ATHLETE PATHWAYS TRAVEL GRANT

Ben Henkel will be able to compete against the best of best thanks to a $750 Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced that Ben was one of 179 successful applicants from 50 different sports to share in $269,000 from..

LIGHTS ON FOR QUEENSCLIFF SPORTS PRECINCT

Queenscliff Football, Netball and Cricket Clubs and their growing ranks can look forward to a brighter future thanks to new lighting at the Queenscliff Sports and Recreation Precinct. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville joined the mighty Queenscliff Coutas before training today to officially announce the..

LOCAL BUILDER APPOINTED FOR LEOPOLD HUB DEVELOPMENT

The development of Leopold’s central facility for community services has taken a step forward today with local company, Lyons Construction, named the successful building contractor for the Leopold Community Hub – Stage 2 project. Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, made the announcement today in Leopold..

BUDGET BRINGS IMPORTANT BENEFITS FOR BELLARINE

Lisa Neville, the Member for Bellarine, today highlighted the significant investments being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government’s 2017-18 Budget.   Ms Neville said, “This budget provides important benefits to the Bellarine and Geelong communities.   “The Budget includes:   $3.22m for Leopold Primary School..

POINT LONSDALE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB TO GET NEW CLUBHOUSE

The Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club (PLSLSC) will soon be providing critical lifesaving skills from more modern facilities thanks to Victorian Government funding. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville visited Point Lonsdale today to announce $1.5 million from the Victorian Budget 2017-18 will be available..

BACKING OUR LIFESAVING VOLUNTEERS AT OCEAN GROVE SLSC

The Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club will soon have the modern and safe facilities they need to help protect the community, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville attended the Club’s annual presentation night to congratulate lifesaving volunteers on..

TAKING ACTION ON ICE AND OTHER DRUGS IN BARWON

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction, across the state with Barwon to be one step closer to another drug rehabilitation service. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $81.1 million will be invested in stage three of..

QUEENSCLIFF SETS SIGHTS ON NATIONAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources’ Queenscliff facility will welcome more Deakin University staff shortly under a new agreement that aims to establish the site as a Victorian National Centre of Excellence for fisheries and aquaculture sciences in temperate waters. Member for..