Senator McKenzie hosts border health virtual roundtable

Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie hosted a virtual roundtable with local health providers from Albury-Wodonga and Minister for Regional Health, Dr David Gillespie yesterday to discuss on the ground challenges and support provided by the Australian Government. Representatives from Albury-Wodonga Health, Gateway Health, Headspace Albury-Wodonga, Albury-Wodonga Aboriginal Health Services and the…

More than $2.6 million to help North-east Victorian farmers recover

More than $2.6 million will go towards rural counselling services for farmers in North-East Victoria. The $56 million dollar program from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024 aims to provide free financial counselling services to farmers, fishers, foresters and small related businesses suffering financial hardship. Locally-based Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie said the Australian Government…

Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding to Boost Jobs and the Economy in North-East Victoria

Bellbridge, source: towong.vic.gov.au The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has approved funding for 15 projects across Wodonga and Towong Local Government Areas as part of its $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy during COVID-19. Nationals Senate Leader and Wodonga-based Senator for Victoria Bridget…

Jobs and tourism boost for Indi with 10 new bushfire projects

Upper Murray and Alpine communities will benefit from almost $20 million in extra bushfire recovery projects, with money to drive tourism, improve amenities, support key local industries and create jobs. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said 10 new Bushfire Recovery Regional Economic Stimulus and Resilience Grants have just been awarded across…

Making More Drought Water Infrastructure Support Available For North-East Victorian Farmers

More farmers across north-east Victoria will be able to build more drought proofing infrastructure thanks to another $50 million for the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme. Wodonga-based Nationals Senate leader and Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said the $25,000 rebate scheme offers practical support to farmers cope with drought such as drilling new bores, desilting…

Drought Resilience Grants Encouraging Innovation

North-east Victorian organisations, farmer groups and individuals with innovative ideas to build drought resilience can now apply for grants of up to $200,000, Nationals Senate Leader and Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie announced. “Applications are now open for the $10 million grants component of the Natural Resource Management Drought Resilience Program,” she said. “Grants…

Regional Tourism Recovery Package to Attract More Visitors To Indi

Tourist operators in north-east Victoria stand to benefit as part of a $250 million government campaign to boost regional tourism, jobs and local economies. The Liberal and Nationals government’s package includes $200 million for an additional round of the Building Better Regions Fund to boost local infrastructure in regional communities. “$100 million will be dedicated…

Regional Victoria to benefit from $5 billion drought resilience investment

Rural and regional Victoria is set to benefit from the Australian Government’s forward-thinking Future Drought Fund. The investment of $3.9 billion, which will grow to $5 billion will build resilience and provide the tools farmers need to prepare for, manage and sustain their businesses during and after drought. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said…