Gippsland rail services

Comments attributable to Member for Morwell Russell Northe Jacinta Allan’s rail commitment today fails to address ongoing delays on the Gippsland line. Additional carriages on two weekday services and station upgrades are just hot air if they don’t actually resolve the problems Latrobe Valley passengers have been crying out for the Andrews Government to fix.…

Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is urging local people to think about nominating someone they know for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.   “There are many inspirational seniors in the Morwell electorate who are making an enormous contribution and achieving great things in our community,” Mr Northe said.   “They may be community…

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…