Zero Tolerance to Fuel Theft

Tuesday 1st August 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has delivered a strong message of zero tolerance to those with intent to steal fuel. Mr Walsh applauded today’s announcement by the Liberal National Coalition that fuel drive-offs would be treated as a criminal matter under a Coalition Government from…

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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…

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Nationals welcome next stage of Murray Basin Rail Project

Monday 31 July 2017   The $440m Murray Basin Rail Project is steaming ahead with Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister and The Nationals MP for Gippsland Darren Chester announcing Stage 2 construction works will begin today. Stage 2 works on the project – which has been proudly driven by Victoria’s National Party MPs – will…

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Blackouts Predicted in Murray Plains Electorate

Friday 28th July  2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says that Daniel Andrews’ closure of Hazelwood Power Station threatens to cause blackouts in the Murray Plains electorate this summer. As the first summer without Hazelwood approaches experts predict Victoria will not be able to generate enough baseload energy to…

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Letter to the editor: Call for submissions to Water Inquiry

Tuesday 25 July 2017 Dear editor Water is the lifeblood of communities across Northern Victoria.It fuels agriculture recreation and tourism and has a multitude of other functions from which our communities and environment derive important benefits.The Nationals recognise the importance of healthy waterways in Northern Victoria which is why recently we moved to establish a…

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Golf in Victoria – Have Your Say

24th July 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging interested Murray Plains constituents to make a submission on a recently released Planning for Golf in Victoria Discussion Paper. The Discussion Paper aims to support golf to be sustainable and grow into the future. Mr Walsh said that traditionally…

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Dan’s latest desal rip off

Wednesday 19 July 2017 Melbourne water customers will get even bigger bill increases if Daniel Andrews goes ahead with his latest desal rip off. Bills more than doubled when Labor first built the desalination plant and water customers already pay $600 million a year in service payments to Aquasure without getting a drop of water.…

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New Echuca Moama bridge a step closer

Tuesday 18 July 2017 Construction of the new Echuca Moama bridge is another step closer with roundabout works set to begin Nationals State Leader and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says. Mr Walsh congratulated Echuca company RECivil which has been awarded the contract to build a new roundabout at the intersection of Warren Street…

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Random House A Dismal Disgrace

Tuesday 18th July 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has described Random House in Rochester as a disgraceful mess and a mere shadow of its glorious past. Mr Walsh said that he had been contacted by many Rochester residents who are concerned about the deteriorating condition of the homestead…

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Funding Available to Upgrade Kinders and Childcare Centres

Friday 14th July 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local councils and kindergarten operators across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for major grant funding under The 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program. Mr Walsh said the program is offering funding to build and refurbish centres across three…

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Labor must step up for timber industry

Wednesday 12 July 2017 Victoria’s timber industry has been given a glimmer of hope in the latest report into the Leadbeater’s Possum protection measures but the Andrews Labor Government now needs to step up. The review of the effectiveness and impact of timber harvesting exclusion zones around Leadbeater’s Possum colonies has finally been released after months of delay.…

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Waste to energy project for Latrobe Valley

Thursday 6 July 2017 Today’s announcement that Australian Paper will proceed with planning and pre-construction works for a waste to energy project delivers some long overdue good news for the Latrobe Valley after months of jobs losses and industry downturn. Quotes attributable to Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh Australian Paper is hugely important in…

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Labor’s Heyfield deception

Monday 3 July 2017 Labor’s Heyfield deception Hundreds of jobs at Heyfield’s timber mill remain in jeopardy despite the Andrews Government’s claims today. The Government’s media statement this morning says “”¦there will be no job losses while contractual negotiations are finalised “ but offers zero commitment beyond that period. Minister Pulford also told ABC 774…

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