Statement on Rural Assistance Commissioner

Wednesday 16 October 2019   Regional communities will expect the new Commissioner to be frank and fearless with his advice to the Andrews Government. Labor may have put him on the payroll but at the end of the day it’s taxpayers’ dollars and Mr Tuohey’s job is to stand up for our regional communities. Labor’s…

Walsh calls for action on sale of Random House

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has pushed the Andrews Labor Government to follow through on a commitment to put Rochester’s iconic Random House on the market. Speaking in Victorian Parliament on Tuesday, Mr Walsh asked Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan for confirmation on when the property, currently owned by the Department…

Kangaroo pet food program

Tuesday 1 October 2019   Changes to the kangaroo pet food program announced today by the Andrews Labor Government risk tangling farmers, professional shooters and pet food processors up in red tape. After five years of delayed extensions and uncertainty under Daniel Andrews, the permanent program, which starts today, will not allow kangaroos controlled with…

Matters of Public Importance – Fire Services

Matters of Public Importance – Fire Services Wednesday 7th March 2018 Fire services Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (14:56:34) – It is a pleasure to join the debate and support the member for Gembrook in the matter of public importance he has submitted to the house today: That this house condemns the Andrews Labor government for its total…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…