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Friday, 26 July 2013
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Earlier today I was pleased to announce that if the Coalition is elected, restoration efforts along Mt Evelyn Aqueduct Walk will be greatly assisted by a Green Army program. A Green Army team of 10 young people between the ages of 17-24 will work with the local Friends group and the Council over a 26-week period to remove weeds, repair pathways and conduct other improvement projects. This will enhance the attractiveness of the Aqueduct as a local amenity and tourist destination for wider social and economic benefit of the Mt Evelyn community.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the formation of the Committee for the Casey ANZAC Centenary Grants Program, led by Mr Ray Yates, as the Committee Chair and composed of ten outstanding local residents with a proven track record of community contribution and who will give representation to all parts of the Casey electorate. The Anzac Centenary Community Grants Committee will provide advice on applications made by the local community. They will assess applications for funding and make recommendations to me about projects to be submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for consideration. The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history, and together we are pleased to announce that applications have opened for funding from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Locally, we encourage communities to work together to ensure that our electorate pays appropriate tribute to those…
It is with great pleasure that we announce the formation of the Committee for the Casey ANZAC Centenary Grants Program, led by Mr Ray Yates, as the Committee Chair and composed of ten outstanding local residents with a proven track record of community contribution and who will give representation to all parts of the Casey electorate. The Anzac Centenary Community Grants Committee will provide advice on applications made by the local community. They will assess applications for funding and make recommendations to me about projects to be submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for consideration. The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history, and together we are pleased to announce that applications have opened for funding from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Locally, we encourage communities to work together to ensure that our electorate pays appropriate tribute to those…
TEN Yarra Ranges residents will form a committee to help plan for a special commemoration of the Centenary of Anzac next year. Among them are three from Mount Evelyn – author/historian and Mount Evelyn RSL secretary Anthony McAleer, Rotary Club of Lilydale president and Mount Evelyn Community Bank director Margi Sank and 21-year-old Blake Hadlow. The trio join Monbulk Primary School principal Ray Yates, who will chair the committee, Brigadier Michael Phelps, former Yarra Ranges mayor Graham Warren, Healesville RSL member Bob Gannaway, author/historian Sue Thompson, Upper Yarra business owner Chris Thomas and Gladysdale Primary School principal John Shackleton.
Mr TONY SMITH (Casey) (10:34): On 1 May I hosted the 4th Annual Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards at the Montrose Football Club. As I have told the House before, in 2009 I initiated these awards to recognise and reward excellence and achievement and to encourage careers in local trades and small business. Four prominent local business leaders again kindly volunteered their time to sift through the nominations and select those they thought most deserving. I want to thank those four: Phil Munday of Phil Munday's Panel Works, who chaired the independent judging panel, along with Sue O'Brien of Chateau Yering, Nick Fraraccio of Stevens Glass and Clive Larkman of Larkman Nurseries. The industries represented this year included horticulture, landscaping, carpentry, electrical, glazing and hairdressing. From the applications received, the judging panel decided upon 10 finalists, and of those 10 there were two Overall Winners: 18-year-old Blake Collings from…
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