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Pioneer Road Upgrade

Posted on 30 Mar 2015
Dear Editor Pioneer Road Upgrade I am pleased to see that works have commenced on Stage 2 of the upgrade of Pioneer Road Grovedale. This important $12.5m upgrade was funded in the 2014/15 State Budget by the previous Coalition Government. The upgrade will reduce congestion for the gro

Andrews Government must save HAWC from closure

Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon, Simon Ramsay, Member for Western Victoria and Sarah Henderson, Federal Member for Corangamite are calling upon the State Government to fund the Healthy Ageing and Wellbeing Centre (HAWC) located in Belmont. The St Laurence run HAWC provides care

Labor fails to deliver vital funding for South Barwon Schools

Posted on 20 Mar 2015
Daniel Andrews and his Labor Government have abandoned hundreds of South Barwon families by failing to deliver much needed funding to five local schools. Prior to the 2014 election, I announced that a re-elected Coalition Government would deliver important funding to upgrade five scho

Daniel Andrews Ignores Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club

Posted on 15 Mar 2015
Daniel Andrews is ripping $1 million out of the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club (which dates back to the 1960s), which the Coalition pledged to re-vamp at the 2014 election. The Member for South Barwon raised this important issue in Parliament, calling on the Minister to immediately fun

Katos call on Councils to ban cage fighting

Posted on 03 Mar 2015
Katos call on Councils to ban cage fighting Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos is calling upon the Surf Coast Shire and the City of Greater Geelong to introduce local laws to ban cage fighting from within their municipalities. In Parliament last week questions were asked regarding

South Barwon snubbed in bus review consultation process

Posted on 03 Mar 2015
South Barwon snubbed in bus review consultation process Andrew Katos is bitterly disappointed that none of the community consultation sessions scheduled during March will be held in the South Barwon area, as part of proposals to alter numerous bus services across the Geelong region. P

DANIEL ANDREWS NEEDS TO URGENTLY FUND BEACH ROAD INTERSECTION

Posted on 03 Mar 2015
DANIEL ANDREWS NEEDS TO URGENTLY FUND BEACH ROAD INTERSECTION In Parliament last week, Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon called upon the Andrews Labor Government to commit to matching the Coalition’s 2014 election commitment to fund the signalisation of the intersection of Beach R

LABOR CUTS FUNDING FOR ROADS

Posted on 26 Feb 2015
The Liberal-Nationals Coalition introduced the Country Roads and Bridges Program for the safety of people in rural communities to fix deteriorating and dangerous local roads. Over the past four years rural shires including the Surf Coast Shire received about $1 million a year so they

ANDREWS GOVERNMENT MUST COMMIT TO JAN JUC SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Posted on 13 Feb 2015
Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos has made a passionate plea to the Andrews’ Government to immediately provide funding for the reconstruction of the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club. Mr Katos in his adjournment speech in Parliament on Wednesday evening urgently called upon the Andrew