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2016 Casey Volunteer Awards

Sunday, 04 December 2016

Congratulations to our 62 individual and community group volunteers who were recognised this morning at the annual Casey Volunteer Awards.

It was an honour to recognise Col Hal Oxley for his lifetime dedication and contribution to our country and community and award him with the Casey Volunteer and Citizen of the Year Award. Hal turned 100 just a couple of weeks ago.

Federal Member for Casey Tony Smith MP has welcomed $208,000 in disaster resilience funding to better prepare local communities from the threat of bushfires.

Mr Smith said the funding will be provided to the Southern Ranges Environment Alliance, Yarra Ranges Shire Council and Emtrain Fire & Community Safety Pty Ltd under the Federal Government’s $15 million National Bushfire Mitigation Programme.

The Australian Government is investing $10 million in Volunteer Grants in recognition of the hard work and many hours volunteers dedicate to not-for-profit organisations.

A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will deliver road safety upgrades in the Yarra Ranges community with an investment of $364,000.

Federal Member for Casey, Tony Smith said the funding would be directed toward roads and intersections that had been identified as dangerous by communities and in consultation with VicRoads.

The re-elected Turnbull Government will reduce congestion in Croydon with an $8 million investment in the Maroondah Highway/Dorset Road/Bellara Drive intersection.

A re-elected Turnbull Government will reduce congestion and improve road capacity by investing $20 million in the upgrade of Canterbury Road between Dorset Road and Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.

The upgrade will see the existing roundabout in the Montrose township at the intersection of Canterbury Road, Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose Road and Swansea Road removed and replaced with traffic lights.

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