Rochester Group Receives Community Safety Funding

9 September 2015 The Community Crime Prevention Program will assist in fund the installation of a security system to protect the Rochester Historical & Pioneer Society’s collection of historic photographs and artefacts. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh congratulated the club on their successful application to the program which has…

2015 Regional Achievement and Community Awards Kick Off

3 July 2015 The Regional Achievement and Community Awards have been launched for 2015. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the awards reward the valuable contribution individuals businesses groups and organisations are making in regional and rural Victoria. “The Regional Achievement and Community Awards began in 2002 and have…

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…

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…

Regional and Rural Infrastructure Funding

24 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on the matter of public importance proposed in my name. It is disappointing that The Nationals have to raise this matter of public importance. Leading up to the last election the Premier then the Leader of the Opposition constantly talked about the fact…

Country Road Funding – All Talk No Action

24 June 2015 The all talk no action Melbourne Labor government has released yet another review this time asking the public to share their views on road safety. The government wants you to attend community consultations or provide online feedback on its towardszero website. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said…

Grievances – Government Performance

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the grievance debate. I grieve for all Victorians but I particularly grieve for country Victorians. I grieve because we have a dysfunctional government that is only interested in infighting in factional deals in rewarding factional mates and in being given its marching orders by its…

FARMERS DESERVE ANSWERS ON PORT

12 March 2015 Rural and regional Victoria continues to be neglected by the Andrews Labor Government with increased rents at the Port of Melbourne likely to hurt farmers’ incomes. Rents at the Port of Melbourne have been flagged to increase by up to 800 per cent as Daniel Andrews prepares to fatten up the port…

LABOR AGAIN FAILS COUNTRY COMMUNITIES

19 February 2015 Daniel Andrews’ announcement today in no way replaces the Coalition’s Country Roads and Bridges Program and will still leave country councils $40 million short every year. By calling them “country” programs Daniel Andrews is trying to hide the fact that the $85 million will actually be spread across all of regional Victoria…