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…

Improved digital connectivity for North East Victoria

Image Source – Telstra Residents in Indi will benefit from new and improved telecommunications services under the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (the RCP). Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher, Regional Communications Minister Mark Coulton, and Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie announced the boost in mobile and…

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…