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…

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$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…

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COVID-19 respiratory clinic opens in Shepparton

A GP-led respiratory clinic established as part of the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion health package to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak has opened in Shepparton. The Federal Government is establishing up to 100 similar clinics across the country to assess patients with mild to moderate COVID-19-like symptoms. The clinics will reduce pressure on hospital emergency departments…

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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…

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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…

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