Access to secure water means a secure future for agriculture and for our communities

The Nationals in government is providing a further $22.3 million for the development of business cases for eight water infrastructure projects, including for Victoria, that will help secure Australia’s water future. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the investment in two regional-based projects – the Coliban Regional Rural Modernisation and Sunbury-Bulla-Keilor Agricultural Rejuvenation projects.…

On-farm emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme extended further 12 months

North-east Victorian farmers still feeling the impact of drought will have a further 12 months to apply for funding from the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme (OFEWIRS) to help build much needed infrastructure to make their properties drought resilient. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said farmers will now have until…

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…

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…

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…

The Nationals strategic plan to double Australian manufacturing employment

Regional Australia will lead the country’s post-COVID economic recovery under The Nationals’ ambitious plan to modernise and rejuvenate Australian manufacturing. The Nationals have a strong track record of backing wealth creation, jobs and sustainable industries and manufacturing is key to continuing to do this. The Nationals believe there is an abundance of resources and opportunities…