"Sensational day for Yarrawonga" - Member for Murray Valley Tim McCurdy.FIONA BLICK May 1, 2014 3:18pm
After more than ten years of planning and lobbying, Yarrawonga College P-12 has been rewarded with a state government funding commitment of $7.616 million.
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan travelled to Yarrawonga to make the announcement with Member for Murray Valley Tim McCurdy.
Mr Ryan said it was an important time in the school’s history and, from his point of view, “my ultimate purpose is to give these students the best possible opportunities”.
Mr McCurdy said it was a “sensational day for Yarrawonga”.
“I have been involved with this project since I was a Moira Shire councillor and I am just as excited as the staff and pupils,” he said.
School council president Carolyn O’Dwyer said the words ‘thank you’ didn’t really express how grateful she was.
“We don’t see allocations of this sort of money in our region very often, however our children are certainly worth every penny,” she said.
College Principal Kim Stewart said the announcement would enable the college to fully complete stage two of development.
“I want to thank Tim McCurdy for his advocacy, Minister Ryan for his support and funding commitment and Carolyn O’Dwyer on her tireless work for the school as a whole,” Ms Stewart said.
For full details of the announcement see next week’s edition of the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
Former councillor Chris Hazelman has been elected as seventh councillor for Greater Shepparton.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
CAMPASPE Shire’s animal ranger is hunting two dogs after they attacked and killed a dog walking with its owner.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
The second Koonoomoo Pickers and Packers Charity Ball came to town on the weekend, and was bigger and better than ever.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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