Echuca cinema gets box office boost

Echuca’s Paramount Cinemas has been granted $60,000 as part of a Federal Government fund that is assisting independent cinema operators that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the $20 million Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighbourhoods (SCREEN) had so far supported 158 cinemas across…

Trio of economic grants for Nicholls

Communities in the electorate of Nicholls will benefit significantly from $2.1 million in funding via round three of the Federal Government’s Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the grants would help strengthen and diversify the economies of Goulburn Valley communities impacted by aspects of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Mr…

Shepparton student takes top prize

A Shepparton secondary school student has taken top prize in Victoria for her essay focusing on the service of Australians in World War I. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, and Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications, and Regional Education, Bridget McKenzie, congratulated Anna Howell from Goulburn Valley Grammar School for winning the Simpson Prize. Anna…