Grants available to enable regional students’ aspirations for higher education

Applications are now open for funding for initiatives that encourage students and individuals in regional and remote areas of Australia to aspire to completing higher education. The Australian Government’s Regional Partnerships Project Pool Program provides $7.1 million over three years for the delivery of collaborative outreach programs that support the higher education aspirations of students…

$3.8 Million To Support More Victorian Bushfire Economic Recovery Projects

Bushfire affected communities in Victoria can now apply for a share of $3.8 million to support local community projects under the jointly funded Local Economic Recovery (LER) program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the Commonwealth-Victoria joint funding will invest in projects that support local economic recovery and build a sense…

Bendigo community projects backed by National Bushfire Recovery Fund

The Liberal and Nationals Government has provided funding to three local community projects in Bendigo under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program. These projects are receiving a total of $804,095 in support. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the provision of trauma care workshops, legal assistance, as well as bushfire…

North East Victoria community projects backed by National Bushfire Recovery Fund

The Liberal and Nationals Government has provided funding to 46 local community projects in the electorate of Indi under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program. These projects across Towong, Alpine, Mansfield, Indigo, Wangaratta and Wodonga are receiving a total of more than $25.4 million in support. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget…

Additional Funding For Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grant Program Backs 524 Community Projects

The Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program has been boosted to $390 million to further support communities to recover from the 2019-20 bushfires. Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said the Government has now increased the funding for the grants program by an additional $110 million to provide more…

Better aged care services for seniors in North East Victoria

Aged care providers in the electorate of Indi will strengthen their services and create a safer and more comfortable environment for local residents under the latest investment from the Liberal and Nationals Government. The $35.3 million multi-purpose services (MPS) program will see 110 aged care sites benefit from minor capital grant projects averaging $321,000 each.…

Additional disaster assistance for Central West storms  

Disaster assistance is now available in the local government areas of Mansfield Shire and Wellington Shire that were affected by the Victorian earthquake on 22 September 2021 under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the DRFA will assist local councils with the…

Support For Low-Emissions Timber In Construction In Regional Victoria

The Australian Government is increasing support for construction businesses to use low‑carbon timber and deliver jobs in our forest industries across regional Victoria. The Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), is investing $300 million in the Timber Building Program. Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor said the Program will finance…