Regional commuters paying dearly for train crisis

Tuesday 9 February 2016 Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan has added to the misery of regional Victorians by admitting in Parliament that the V/Line crisis is costing taxpayers $300 000 a day in replacement buses. At the same time it was revealed through a Parliamentary inquiry today that the cause of the wheel-wear problems plaguing…

Travel Grants Available For Elite Teams and Athletes

21 January 2016 The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program is now open and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local sporting teams and individuals to take advantage. “Rural and regional sporting achievement is dependent on the ability of sporting teams and individuals to travel long distances to climb league ladders or achieve individual…

Kyabram Clubs Share in Sport and Rec Grants

  15 December 2015 Kyabram sporting clubs will receive funding as part of the first round of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh Nationals Member said the grants help clubs with expenses that are necessary but sometimes not justifiable through tight budgets. “It is…

Local Clubs Share in Sports Grants – Gannawarra

15 December 2015 Local sporting clubs will receive funding as part of the first round of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh Nationals Member said the grants help clubs with expenses that are necessary but sometimes not justifiable through tight budgets. “It is vital…

Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2nd Reading

8 December 2015 Debate resumed from 11 November; motion of Mr EREN (Minister for Sport). Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It is a pleasure to rise to speak on the Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2015. The bill establishes the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust which is tasked with increasing the number and quality of events that are held at…

Shade Grants Now Open

30 October 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports clubs and community groups to take advantage of the Community Shade Grants Program which is now open. The program provides grants of up to $50 000 to construct a new shade purchase a portable shade plant a natural…

Funding for Sports Clubs to Buy Defibrillators

1 October 2015 Local sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for an automatic defibrillator to help save the lives of players officials and spectators. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program was now open and provided clubs with funding to purchase an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for…

Country Football and Netball Grants Open

22 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged grassroots football and netball clubs and umpiring organisations to apply for grants of up to $100 000 to improve their facilities. Applications for the l2015-16 round of The Country Football and Netball Program are now open and will close on…