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…

Innovative microgrids to boost economic growth in North East Victoria

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to support the supply of secure, reliable and affordable power for regional and remote communities to drive economic growth and help them get ahead. Under Round Two of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, the Government is committing $25.6 million to back 20 microgrid feasibility studies, including…

Helping young people in Bendigo experiencing mental illness into work

A dedicated headspace program will continue to assist young people in Bendigo experiencing mental illness to join the workforce, thanks to a $1.06m investment from the Australian Government. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said both the Bendigo and Ballarat headspace sites would run the Individual Placement and Support Program to address…

Northern Victorian community groups receive support from Inland Rail

Image courtesy of Euroa Men’s Shed Inc Inland Rail is supporting northern Victorian communities with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) donating more than $23,000 to seven community groups in the latest rounds of their Community Sponsorships and Donations program. Community initiatives in northern Victoria to receive funding include the: $4,000 for Euroa Men’s Shed…

Additional $2.7 million for critical Indi child care services

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education Bridget McKenzie today announced the allocation of an additional $2,778,907 to support vital child care services in Indi and help meet the needs of local families. The Nationals Senate Leader and Victorian Senator said over a dozen services will receive funding through the Liberal and National Government’s…