Narracan forgotten

While the bad news of no announcement regarding a new West Gippsland Hospital headed Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood’s criticisms of the state budget, he also pointed to other important projects in Narracan that were overlooked.

Attacks by the Opposition on the state budget were aimed at what wasn’t included. Liberal Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood described the budget as being focussed on the seats Premier Andrews needed to hold government. Regional Victoria has been forgotten

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Kokoda experience ahead

At the announcement of the George Collins Kokoda Award are (from left) trek leader Bernie Rowell, Declan Bagot and Shaye Symes from Marist Sion College, Andrea Benc of Trafalgar High School and Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood.

Local year 11 students Declan Bagot, Andrea Benc and Shaye Symes will tackle the Kokoda Track after winning the George Collins Kokoda Award. Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood announced the three award recipients during an afternoon tea attended by family,

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Dud deal for rail users

Gippsland rail travellers will continue to wear the pain of frequent service disruptions but for little or no gain.

Gippsland rail travellers will continue to wear the pain of frequent service disruptions but for little or no gain, according to Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood. Commuters returning to work in the city after the Christmas-New Year period will face

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Kinder demand in Trafalgar

Discussion the potential for a new early learning centre at the Trafalgar Primary School site on Friday are (from left) Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, school council president Sally Stannard and Shadow Families and Children Minister Georgie Crozier.

The possibility of a new kindergarten being built on the Trafalgar Primary School site was flagged during discussions between the school and opposition members of parliament on Friday. Shadow Families and Children Minister Georgie Crozier and Member for Narracan Gary

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Power blow out

New state contracts will blow out West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s electricity and gas costs this financial year by more than half-a-million dollars.

New state contracts will blow out West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s electricity and gas costs this financial year by more than half-a-million dollars. The electricity bill will increase by more than $300,000 as a result of a new contract that applied

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New kitchen garden

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, former Ellinbank Primary School students Hayden Young and Colbie Polman-Short join Baw Baw Shire deputy mayor Mikaela Power to inspect the school’s completed kitchen garden.

Ellinbank Primary School’s redevelopment of its school grounds reached another milestone on Friday, with the official opening of its new kitchen garden. As with a focus on continual academic improvement, the school grounds are beginning to take shape, centred around

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Blackwood endorsed

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has faced Liberal Party pre-selection for the first time since being elected in 2006. He was endorsed with an overwhelming vote of 121 to 76 ahead of next year’s state election.

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has fended off a challenge for pre-selection. Liberal Party pre-selection endorsed the sitting member on Saturday, with an overwhelming vote of 121 to 76 in Mr Blackwood’s favour. His challenger was young Liberal Stephanie Ross,

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Petition calls for shire administrator

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A petition calling for an administrator to be appointed to Baw Baw Shire has been tabled in state parliament. Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood tabled the petition, signed by more than 230 people that called for the state government to

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