Applications Open For Local Economic Bushfire Recovery Projects

Bushfire affected communities in North East Victoria can now apply for money to support Local Economic Recovery projects. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie encouraged communities in the Upper Murray and Alpine regions to apply for funding under the $68.6 million Local Economic Recovery program in Victoria, which will be jointly funded…

Senate Estimates Exposes Victorian Labor’s Murray Basin Rail Project Deception

The Andrews Labor Government’s deception of north-west Victorian producers was exposed during Senate Estimates this week when it was forced to release its revised business case for the disastrous overdue and over budget Murray Basin Rail Project. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie and Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the business…

Andrews Government Preferred Option Keeps Murray Basin Rail Project Off The Rails

The Victorian Government’s business case for the stalled Murray Basin Rail Project must be released publicly as a matter of urgency to allow industry to review the revised options. Victorian Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie and Nationals Member for Mallee Anne Webster said Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications…

Making More Drought Water Infrastructure Support Available For North-East Victorian Farmers

More farmers across north-east Victoria will be able to build more drought proofing infrastructure thanks to another $50 million for the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme. Wodonga-based Nationals Senate leader and Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said the $25,000 rebate scheme offers practical support to farmers cope with drought such as drilling new bores, desilting…

Growing Jobs In North-East Victoria by Transforming Manufacturing

North-east Victoria will benefit from the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy announced today, Wodonga-based Nationals Senate leader and Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said. “The Modern Manufacturing Strategy is part of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s JobMaker Plan that will revive a new era of manufacturing, rebuild regional economies and create jobs as we recover from…

Drought Resilience Grants Encouraging Innovation

North-east Victorian organisations, farmer groups and individuals with innovative ideas to build drought resilience can now apply for grants of up to $200,000, Nationals Senate Leader and Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie announced. “Applications are now open for the $10 million grants component of the Natural Resource Management Drought Resilience Program,” she said. “Grants…

Regional Tourism Recovery Package to Attract More Visitors To Indi

Tourist operators in north-east Victoria stand to benefit as part of a $250 million government campaign to boost regional tourism, jobs and local economies. The Liberal and Nationals government’s package includes $200 million for an additional round of the Building Better Regions Fund to boost local infrastructure in regional communities. “$100 million will be dedicated…