New bushfire grants to help Indi communities recovery

Indi communities still recovering from the Black Summer bushfires will soon have an opportunity to apply for funding under a new grants program from the Australian Government. Local-based Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said the $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grants program will open mid-2021 to community organisations, businesses and councils in Local Government Areas…

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…

Corryong agricultural show receives COVID-recovery boost

The Corryong agricultural show in Indi is receiving an Australian Government cash boost to help it bounce back bigger and better from COVID-19 cancellations. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the event has been awarded supplementary expense funding totalling $6468 under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. A total…

Inland Rail Sponsorship An Immediate Boost For Northern Victorian Communities

Community groups in northern Victoria continue to benefit from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program with four new groups sharing in more than $10,000 of grant funding in the seventh round of the program. The Inland Rail Sponsorship and Donations program provided: $2,000 for the Broadford Town Tennis Club to upgrade their lighting…

Councils on Road to Recovery in Indi

Local road maintenance in the Indi electorate will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. The Liberal and Nationals government would deliver over $157.3 million to 380 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads. Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said that includes more than $2.5 million for roads…

Wangaratta’s New Pool Creates A Splash

CAPTION: Senator McKenzie inspecting the operations rooms for the new Wangaratta pool and facilities.  Elite athletes and competitive swimmers will benefit from the redeveloped Wangaratta Indoor Sport and Aquatic Centre, which opened today in the northern Victorian town. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the new facility…

$235 million North East Rail Line Upgrade A Win For Victorian Rail Passengers

 Rail passengers in Victoria will enjoy a smoother ride and fewer delays between Albury-Wodonga and Melbourne following the completion of main construction contracted works on the $235 million North East Rail Line upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the upgrade works on 532 linear track kilometres…

Investing in Indi’s smart farmers

Indi to share in $6.48 million Smart Farms Small Grants funding Projects focus on supporting Australian farmers to adopt innovative practices that increase farm productivity, profitability and protection of natural resources management The Liberal and Nationals Government continues to back farmers in north-east Victoria by helping them adopt the next generation of sustainable farming practices…