Taskforce to examine impacts of regional bank branch closures

Image source: The Weekly Times A Regional Banking Taskforce has been established by the Liberal and Nationals Government to assess the impact of bank branch closures on regional communities. The Taskforce will bring together banks and other key stakeholders to assess how bank branch closures have impacted local businesses, industries and communities and work collaboratively…

Regional Victorian communities encouraged to recognise Remembrance Day

Schools, ex-service organisations and community groups across Australia will soon receive resources to help them plan Remembrance Day commemorative services and activities. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has prepared a Remembrance Day educational resources pack to highlight the history and importance of honouring Australia’s veterans…

Future Drought Fund Supporting North East Victoria’s Drought Resilience

• First round grants announced for Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program. • $1.4 million investment for 33 grants awarded across Australia. • The program builds the skills and capacity of people and communities and delivers small-scale infrastructure. North East Victoria’s Ovens & Murray AgBiz Alliance (AgBiz Assist Limited) will receive more…

Funding Now Available To Support Small Community Projects In McEwen

The Liberal and Nationals Government is providing a further $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that community groups in the electorate of McEwen need and deserve. Expressions of interest are now open for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme, giving local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects…

Funding Now Available To Support Small Community Projects In North East Victoria

The Liberal and Nationals Government is providing a further $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that community groups in North East Victoria need and deserve. Expressions of interest are now open for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme, giving local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects for…

Funding Now Available To Support Small Community Projects In Ballarat

The Liberal and Nationals Government is providing a further $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that community groups in Ballarat need and deserve. Expressions of interest are now open for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme, giving local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects for grants of…