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FORESHORE UPGRADES SET TO ATTRACT VISITORS BUT PROTECT NATURAL ASSETS

The Andrews Labor Government is funding two projects that protect and enhance the natural beauty of the foreshore in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale while supporting local jobs and boosting the local visitor economy. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced $2.69 million for the ‘Destination..

$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..

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..

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..

SEAGULLS SOAR THANKS TO HOWARD HAMMER OVAL UPGRADE

The mighty Barwon Heads ‘Seagulls’ are set to soar to new heights in 2017 thanks to a revamp of their football oval and netball courts at the Howard Hammer Oval precinct. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville joined the festivities during the club’s round three clash..

REVITALISING HABITAT ALONG BELLARINE RAIL TRAIL

The Andrews Labor Government and Landcare Australia are restoring and protecting habitat along the Bellarine Rail Trail. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville announced the completion of $30,000 worth of habitat improvement and restoration works along the 30 kilometre bike trail between Queenscliff and Geelong. The works were carried out by Friends of Bellarine Rail Trail, Bellarine Landcare..