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Willow Grove bridge complete

New bridge for Daveys Road, Willow Grove New unlimited tonnage concrete bridge for Daveys Road delivered under the Bridges Renewal Programme The new bridge will provide a safer and quicker link between farms and town   Willow Grove residents and businesses will...

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NDIS roll out in McMillan

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today welcomed an announcement from Assistant Minister for Disability Services Jane Prentice that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) would be rolled out across the region. Mr Broadbent, who attended the official...

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$40,000 for alcohol education

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has announced $40,000 in funding for a Local Drug Action Team to educate young people on the appropriate use of alcohol. “The project will be implemented by Cardinia Shire Council, using aspects of the Communities that Care (CTC)...

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ANZAC resources for schools

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said schools in McMillan would receive books and posters to educate students about Australia’s wartime history and commemorate Anzac Day. Mr Broadbent said schools would receive two books: Decision: Stories of leadership in the...

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Longwarry interchange opens

Joint Media Statement 22 February 2017 A major safety upgrade to the Princes Freeway and Sand Road intersection at Longwarry has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the $28.7 million...

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Festivals Australia applications open

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Russell Broadbent, Member for McMillan have encouraged regional artists and organisations to apply for the Festivals Australia program. The program provides around $1.2 million each year for high quality arts...

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Funding for McMillan RSLs

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said two Government grants totaling more than $59,000 would support veterans and their families in the Moe and Leongatha communities. Mr Broadbent said the Moe RSL would receive $23,300 to undertake a series of bus trips to reduce...

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Building Better Regions Fund

A revamped federal fund that focuses on projects in regional communities would mean more money is spent locally, Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said. “The Building Better Regions Fund is opening for applications soon. This fund replaces the National Stronger...

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Mobile funding announced

Walhalla, Boorool and Bena will receive new mobile base stations to improve mobile coverage under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent announced today. “I’m so pleased to announce new coverage for...

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Broadbent urges traveller caution

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent is urging locals travelling overseas to exercise greater caution and to take out appropriate travel insurance. The plea comes amid a rise in the number of Australian travellers seeking consular assistance. “Safety should remain...

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Volunteer Grants open

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said he was delighted to announce a new round of federally funded “Volunteer Grants” to support local not-for-profit organisations. “Community organisations can now apply for a share of $10 million in Australian Government grants...

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