Funding for Bendigo Airport

Bendigo Airport is among 89 regional airports nationwide which will benefit from grants totaling nearly $30 million under Round 2 of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Regional Airports Program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the local project would see the construction of a helicopter stand and fuel truck area. “Greater…

Innovative microgrids to boost economic growth in North East Victoria

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to support the supply of secure, reliable and affordable power for regional and remote communities to drive economic growth and help them get ahead. Under Round Two of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, the Government is committing $25.6 million to back 20 microgrid feasibility studies, including…

Helping young people in Bendigo experiencing mental illness into work

A dedicated headspace program will continue to assist young people in Bendigo experiencing mental illness to join the workforce, thanks to a $1.06m investment from the Australian Government. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said both the Bendigo and Ballarat headspace sites would run the Individual Placement and Support Program to address…

More community pharmacies and additional GPs to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

Thousands of community pharmacies and additional GPs across Australia, including Victoria will be invited to join the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This additional workforce will be brought on-board to support pharmacies and GPs already delivering COVID-19 vaccines in cities, regional, rural and remote areas, as well as areas with an outbreak. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator…

Applications now open for Black Summer Bushfire Grants to help North East Victoria communities’ recovery

Applications are now open for North East Victoria communities recovering from the Black Summer bushfires to apply for funding under an Australian Government grants program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said applications for the $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grants program are now open to community organisations, businesses and councils…