Melbourne Labor Gets It Wrong Again – Swan Hill

2 July 2015 Facts: From 1 July 2015 local households and business in the Murray Plains region face a massive hike in their fire services property levy (FSPL). Despite a pre-election pledge to hold all tax increases to CPI the Melbourne Labor Government is gouging an additional $42.1 million from Victorian property owners in this…

Labor must release its regional review now

1 July 2015 The Coalition is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to release its review into regional Victoria immediately. Former Labor Premier John Brumby has provided the government with his review into “˜regional economic development and services’. Yet his 61 recommendations will not be made public until Daniel Andrews’ Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford…

Echuca Racecourse – Letter to the Editor

1 July 2015 The Editor Riverine Herald Echuca   Dear Sir   The revitalisation of the racecourse pavilion and function space is a really exciting project and a positive story for Echuca Moama.  I commend the CEO Alex Doble past Chair Dr John Quayle current Chair Troy and his committee for their vision. The Echuca…

Gannawarra Youth Leaders Rock Parliament House

1 July 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains enjoyed the opportunity to welcome the Gannawarra Future Leaders Youth Forum to State Parliament this week. “I had the pleasure of meeting a group of outstanding young  people from my Electorate “  Mr Walsh said. The Gannawarra Future Leaders Youth Council was at…

Lalbert Phone Coverage Upgrade

26 June 2015 The announcement of 109 new or upgraded mobile towers across the state is great news for the residents of Lalbert. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said being stuck with no phone coverage or constant drop-outs was not only frustrating but terribly isolating. “The federal funding announced this week to build a…

Echuca Education Hub

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The adjournment matter I raise is for the Minister for Education. It refers to the proposed Echuca schools regeneration project which will bring together Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School on a single site. I ask the minister to receive a deputation from…

Port of Melbourne Charges

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Like many of my colleagues I have been consulting with users of the Melbourne container port. A very important part of the port is the containerised grain trade particularly for high-value crops like lentils chickpeas and fava beans as well as for the export of cereals in containers. In…

Apply Now for Community Safety Grants

Thursday 25 June 2015 The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local councils and community groups to apply for Victorian Government community safety grants. “This fund supports local communities in implementing practical projects to deter crime and promote safety “ Mr Walsh said. Community safety projects come in many different forms from…