Men’s Shed funding now available

The 2017 Men’s Shed funding round is now open. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said grants of up to $60,000 were now available to construct a new men’s shed, redevelop an existing shed or co-locate a shed.   Refurbishment grants of up to $30,000 are also available.   “Men’s Sheds play a very important role in our…

Northe calls on the State Government to support Australian Paper and Gippsland’s timber industry

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is calling on the State Government to provide support to Australian Paper and timber related businesses in Gippsland. Mr Northe said the State Government had failed to provide any certainty in the timber industry with jobs at Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) in Heyfield currently under threat, and plantation leases with…

Sport and Recreation funding announcements

Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Latrobe Valley community has worked very hard to highlight the need for increased investment in our sports and recreation facilities. Mr Northe said the announcements today by the State Government are an endorsement of the dedication and effort of so many volunteers who have advocated for improved facilities…

Northe calls on the Andrews Labor Government to fund the Traralgon-Morwell shared pathway

Member for Morwell Russell Northe this week in Parliament questioned the Andrews Labor Government where its portion of funding is for the Traralgon-Morwell shared pathway project. Mr Northe said the Federal Government has committed $1.6 million towards the construction of the Traralgon-Morwell shared pathway.   “The community now calls on the State Government to provide the…