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The Destruction of the GMID through “Reconfiguration” : a reckless failure of Policy and Process.

February 1, 2016

The mid-term review of the Goulburn Murray Water Connections Project2 (GMWCP2) was made available in November 2015.   The stage two of the “reconfiguration” of the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) which is the biggest, oldest and once most productive food bowl in Australia is a $1Bill Federal infrastructure project which com...Click here for full story

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Drought Concessional Loans Still Available

January 22, 2016

Farmers in the Murray electorate who are feeling the harsh effects of the drought are able to apply for the Federal Government Drought Concessional Loans. "Famers have three options when applying for Drought Concessional Loan for; debt restructuring, operation expenditures or drought recovery or preparedness measures. "Examples of eligible purposes for the loan could include troughs, tanks, ...Click here for full story

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Local bridges to be upgraded in Murray

January 18, 2016

The Murray electorate has secured $250,000 in funding under Round Two of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program to support vital upgrades of local bridge infrastructure. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said three bridges in the Strathbogie Shire will all receive much needed upgrades. "Cullens Rd Bridge in Euroa will receive a full replacement; the project will ...Click here for full story

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Round Three of National Stronger Region Fund Open

January 15, 2016

Round Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund is now open for submissions from local councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations for grants in regional communities, which will generate employment and strengthen the local community. The applications close on 15 March 2016. I encourage organisations in Murray to apply," Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said. "Applican...Click here for full story

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Making Houses more Affordable for People in Murray

January 13, 2016

The Commonwealth Government will establish a working group to investigate new ways to make affordable housing easier to access. "A Terms of Reference for the working group and an Issues Paper explaining the role of the workgroup will be released before the end of January, along with a call for the public to become involved with providing good ideas to solve the problems," Federal Member for Mu...Click here for full story

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Federal $5.6 Million in the $7.5 Million Roundabout for Shepparton

January 11, 2016

All local road users will benefit from the rebuild of the roundabout at Doyles Road and the Midland Highway in Shepparton East. Construction begins today, with a virtual sod turning by Sharman Stone, Federal Member for Murray. "This roundabout has been congested and slow for too long. Shepparton has seen a number of new businesses open in that area and as well it is the major Shepparton by-pas...Click here for full story

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ParentsNext - helping parents with young children prepare for work

January 9, 2016

The Australian Government is seeking proposals for projects that may be funded through the ParentsNext program. Organisations who are committed to improving the employment opportunities for local unemployed parents should submit a proposal. "Commencing on 4 April 2016 in Greater Shepparton and the Hume region in the Murray electorate, ParentsNext aims to help parents with young children plan...Click here for full story

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Works to boost safety at Shepparton East intersection

January 8, 2016

WORKS will soon be underway to upgrade the intersection at Doyles Road and the Midland Highway in Shepparton East, delivering improved safety and connectivity for road users. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the $7.5 million project will involve the construction of a dual-lane roundabout and duplication of road approaches to the i...Click here for full story

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Watch out for Scams Circulating in the Community

January 1, 2016

People in the Murray electorate should be on alert from a number of scams which have been circulating the community attempting to take advantage of vulnerable people. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said, "The latest scam to hit people is a fake email disguising itself as an email from the Federal Government’s Department of Human Services. I encourage all those who receive an...Click here for full story

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New Funding Helps Shepparton Tackle Violence Against Women

December 23, 2015

Primary Care Connect in Shepparton has been awarded $150,000 from the Commonwealth Government to help address domestic and family violence. The Building Safe Communities for Women grant is for the Conversations for change project. Through small group discussions with large businesses, the project aims to raise awareness about the types and impact of domestic and family violence, listen to in...Click here for full story

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