Local News May 1st 2017

North West misses out on rehab centre.

Local News May 1st 2017

$81m will go toward Stage 3 of the Victorian Government’s Ice Action Plan implementing drug rehabilitation facilities across the State, but, North West Victoria has been snubbed, missing out on the vital funding.

Reports suggest that despite constant calls from the Mildura community and local Government, we've missed out on this round of funding with regions including Gippsland, Hume and Barwon to see the rehab centres instead.

More details about exactly where all the money is set to go will be released in tomorrow’s budget. Local MP Peter Crisp says that our region desperately needs a rehab centre as locals are travelling hundreds of kilometres for the vital treatment.


Regional Victorian MPs will now be the only State Politicians eligible for the second residence allowance with changes announced by Premier Daniel Andrews.

In other changes, allowances claimed by our local MPs will be published on Parliament's website every quarter.

The sweeping changes follow the expenses scandal surrounding former Speaker Telmo Languiller and former Deputy Speaker Don Nardella, both caught out claiming money they shouldn't have while representing suburban electorates.

Premier Daniel Andrews believes all sides of State Parliament want Mr Nardella to do the right thing.


Next month, the Cancer Council will host this year’s Biggest Morning Tea to help raise vital funds for those affected by cancer.

Taking part in the Biggest Morning Tea is simple with registrations open from now until June. The Cancer Council provides a free morning tea host kit-- to help us plan our events

Coordinator of the Biggest Morning Tea, Brianna Carraher says that we can host any type of event we like.


It was Round 3 of the Sunraysia Football Netball League over the weekend and Mildura returned to form outclassing Red Cliffs by 72 points at City Oval.

In other games, Irymple proved far too good for Wentworth, Robinvale-Euston knocked over Imperials by 5 goals and Ouyen United trounced the Merbein Magpies.