EMERALD COMMUNITY HOUSE TO LOOK, LISTEN, TALK, SEEK DURING NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK

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Member for Gembrook Brad Battin today announced that Emerald Community House will receive funding from the Victorian Coalition Government to celebrate National Youth Week from 13 to 22 April 2012. Emerald Community House will receive $2000 to support the Look, Listen, Talk, Seek...
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PLANNING APPROVALS TO BRING 800 LOCAL JOBS, $315 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR PAKENHAM

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Planning Minister Matthew Guy has amended the Cardinia Planning Scheme, enabling the $315 million expansion of O’Connor’s Abattoir in Pakenham, creating 800 jobs for the local community. Amendment C176 to the Cardinia Planning Scheme will allow for the expansion of the abattoir...
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LABOR’S HOSPITAL REVERSAL LEAVES OTHER PROGRAMS UNDER THE KNIFE

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Member for Gembrook Brad Battin joined Liberal candidate for La Trobe, Jason Wood today to launch a petition calling on the Federal Labor Government to restore the full amount of funding it has ripped from Victorian hospitals. “While I welcome the news the Prime Minister had...
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LOCAL RESIDENTS HELP PLAN FOR MELBOURNE’S FUTURE

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Local residents can now have their say on the future of Melbourne’s growth and development. Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said Victorians had been invited to contribute to the Victorian Coalition Government’s Metropolitan Planning Strategy, which will set a blueprint for...
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NEW RESERVE FOR WOORI YALLOCK

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The Victorian Coalition Government has provided $50,000 towards the establishment of a new community meeting place in Woori Yallock. Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said the Woori Yallock Township Action Group (WYTAG) had received $50,000 through the Community Support Grants...
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FINES DOUBLE FOR LITTERERS

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The fine for throwing a lit cigarette from a car window has been doubled to $564 under the Victorian Coalition Government’s new anti-litter campaign, Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said today. “A lit cigarette thrown from a window could easily start a bushfire – people who do...
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NEW LAWS TO COMBAT UNDERAGE DRINKING

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The Victorian Coalition Government has passed new laws this week to strengthen the power of Victoria Police in dealing with underage drinking. Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said the new laws where the latest in a suite of initiatives the Coalition has introduced to tackle...
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PRIMARY WELFARE OFFICERS FOR GLADYSDALE AND YELLINGBO

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Gladysdale and Yellingbo Primary Schools will be among 90 schools across Victoria to get Primary Welfare Officers in 2013. The Primary Welfare Officer program is part of a $124 million Coalition Government commitment to help stamp out bullying and provide additional support to...
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LANGUAGE ASSISTANT FOR BERWICK PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Berwick Primary School students are among the thousands of young Victorians who will learn a language alongside native speakers in 2013. Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said Berwick Primary School would welcome a native speaker of Spanish as part of the Victorian Coalition...
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