Country hospitals hit by rising power bills

Wednesday 23 August 2017   The Andrews Labor Government has refused to commit to providing more funding to country hospitals facing skyrocketing power bills. In Parliament on Wednesday Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio would not guarantee additional energy costs at country hospitals – expected to be worth about $2 million in western Victoria alone – would…

Have Your Say On River Red Gum Parks

Tuesday 9 August 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged interested community members to comment on Parks Victoria’s River Red Gum Parks Draft Management Plan. The plan is intended to be a strategic guide for managing and protecting five national parks and more than 100 other parks and…

Labor’s Surging Power Price Crisis

Tuesday 15th August 2017 Families and businesses across the Murray Plains Electorate are paying too much for energy a review into Victoria’s retail energy market has found. The Independent Review into the Electricity and Gas Retail Markets in Victoria has found regional consumers in areas with only one gas or electricity provider face significantly inflated…

Regional councils struggling to meet roads costs

Tuesday 15 August 2017   Country Victorians are wearing the costs of the Andrews Labor Government’s cuts to country roads funding. The parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils heard today that country councils are struggling to meet the high costs of maintaining their roads network. Giving evidence…

VAGO Reports V/Line Failing In Murray Plains Electorate

Monday 14th August 2017 A scathing report on country Victoria’s V/Line network has found the Andrews Labor Government is letting down regional commuters with poor quality unreliable and overcrowded services Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. The Victorian Auditor-General’s V/Line Passenger Services report found”V/Line has failed to meet key service criteria for the…

Member’s Statement Isobel Arbuthnot

Wednesday 9th August 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Along with many current and former MPs and family and friends I recently attended the service at St Paul’s Sale to celebrate the life of Isobel Arbuthnot. As her husband Alex said Isobel was an outstanding manager of their farming business an outstanding community person a national leader and…

Small Grants Open to Rural Communities

Tuesday 1st August 2017 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh today encouraged not-for-profit organisations in the Murray Plains electorate to apply for funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Grants of up to $5000 are available to help communities of 10 000 or fewer under the foundation’s…