Backing small regional businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) could support hundreds of regional small businesses. “This announcement is…

$8.5 million federal funding for Shepparton mall redevelopment

The redevelopment of Shepparton’s Maude St Mall is one step closer with the project receiving $8,575,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the mall’s redevelopment would play a key role in revitalising Shepparton’s central business district. “This funding is a significant investment in…

Funding boost for local volunteers this National Volunteer Week

The Morrison Government will provide a funding injection for 16 local community groups and organisations in the Nicholls electorate to support the work of local volunteers. Among local groups to receive a share of the almost $65,000 in funding are Echuca Neighbourhood House, Nagambie Golf Club, Broadford Cemetery Trust, and Nathalia District Community Association. Minister…

Mooroopna War Memorial completed

Mooroopna has received $122,300 to expand Mooroopna’s War Memorial under the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program to recognise the region’s military service history. Damian Drum MP welcomed the ongoing community interest in recognising their local service, with a wide variety of projects being funded. “A community’s military history, through those who have served or…

Drum happy government accepts Keelty recommendations in full

Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum MP has today welcomed Mick Keelty’s report into the impacts of lower inflows into the Murray Darling river system. Mr Drum congratulated Mr Keelty, Interim Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources, on his report and the extensive consultation process undertaken across the entire Murray Darling Basin. “This is the…

ANZAC Day 2020

With Australia in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, ANZAC Day is taking on a non-traditional format this year. I understand this will be difficult for the many Australians who take great pride each year in paying their respects to our fallen soldiers, our veterans, and those in active service. On Saturday April 25, I…