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A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will invest $600,000 in a $2.5 million upgrade of the Monbulk Recreation Reserve to enable the construction of a new pavilion for the football, netball and cricket community, Liberal Member for Casey, Tony Smith and Minister for Regional Development, Senator Fiona Nash announced today.
A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will provide $500,000 towards the construction of a new $2 million contemporary sports pavilion at Kilsyth Recreation Reserve, Liberal Member for Casey Tony Smith and Minister for Regional Development Senator Fiona Nash announced today.
Superfast broadband is coming to more than 50,000 homes and businesses in our local electorate under an accelerated three-year rollout of the NBN. Across Australia the NBN is powering ahead with the release of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide.
The 2015 Federal Budget delivers for local families and small businesses, said Tony Smith, Federal Member for Casey. “It invests an additional $3.5 billion over five years on child care assistance that will make child care simpler, more affordable and more accessible. “The new $5.5 billion Growing Jobs and Small Business package will help local small businesses in the outer-east and Yarra Valley to invest more, grow their enterprises, and employ more locals.
Young people involved in the Quinn Reserve & Mt Evelyn Aqueduct Protection Program Green Army project have commenced on-ground works. "This project will benefit Mount Evelyn and surrounding regions through protecting the natural and cultural heritage values of Quinn Reserve and the Aqueduct Trail," Tony Smith said. Participants will undertake activities on community reserve assets managed for ecological, cultural and passive recreational activities in Mt Evelyn.
Green Army makes a difference in Casey Young people involved in the Yarra Valley Green Army team are seeing the results of their hard work come to fruition after completing their on-ground project. "The wider Healesville area has seen significant benefits from this project through weed control, landscaping, planting, fencing, wildlife monitoring, vegetation surveying and waterway monitoring." “During the past six months, Green Army participants have made a significant contribution and through their dedication and teamwork, we can see firsthand the tangible results of their activities,” Tony Smith said. “These participants have not only generated real environment and conservation benefits for our community, but they have gained valuable practical training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce, pursue further training or improve their career opportunities.” As the Green Army grows, so too, do the opportunities for young people around Australia to get involved. “I encourage all those interested…
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