Local Updates

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…
OUR LOCAL HEROES ARE WORLD BEATERS Congratulations to Wes Fleming of Fleming’s Nurseries in Monbulk, local garden designer Phillip Johnson and all of the Trailfinders Australian Garden Team who yesterday won the best-in-show medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. It is a fantastic achievement that demonstrates the quality, capacity, ingenuity and skill of our local agribusiness industry. Fleming’s have represented Australia nine out of the past 10 years and won 5 gold medals over that time. To win the biggest and best award is another fantastic achievement from a team whose excellence has consistently been recognized internationally. Wes will have to extend the pool room to house all the awards! The Yarra Valley is proud of everyone involved. 22 May 2013 Media Contact – Jill Hutchison 9727 0799
Tony with Blake Collings (L) and Jayden Battaglene (R) Blake Collings and Jayden Battaglene are the joint winners of the 4th Annual Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards held in Montrose last night. In 2009 I initiated the Awards to recognise and reward excellence and achievement and to encourage careers in local trades and small business. Four local prominent business leaders again kindly volunteered their time to sift through the nominations and select those they thought most deserving. Phil Munday of Phil Munday’s Panel Works chaired the independent judging panel, that included Sue O’Brien of Chateau Yering, Nick Fraraccio of Stevens Glass and Clive Larkman of Larkman Nurseries. Industries represented this year included horticulture, landscaping, carpentry, electrical, glazing and hairdressing. From the applications received, the judging panel decided upon 10 finalists. From the ten finalists, the panel chose two Overall Winners of the 2013 Award - 18 year old Blake…
2013 Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award Winners Blake Collings and Jayden Battaglene are the joint winners of the 4th Annual Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards held in Montrose last night. In 2009 I initiated the Awards to recognise and reward excellence and achievement and to encourage careers in local trades and small business. Four local prominent business leaders again kindly volunteered their time to sift through the nominations and select those they thought most deserving. Phil Munday of Phil Munday’s Panel Works chaired the independent judging panel, that included Sue O’Brien of Chateau Yering, Nick Fraraccio of Stevens Glass and Clive Larkman of Larkman Nurseries. Industries represented this year included horticulture, landscaping, carpentry, electrical, glazing and hairdressing. From the applications received, the judging panel decided upon 10 finalists. From the ten finalists, the panel chose two Overall Winners of the 2013 Award - 18 year old Blake Collings…
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