Media Releases


Posted on 04 Feb 2015
Eight Geelong sports clubs will share in almost $20,500 funding as part of Round 1 under VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program that will help buy equipment and safety gear to assist towards increasing participation rates. Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon said the grants, of up t

Let’s reward our best local businesses

Posted on 28 Jan 2015
Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon today called on the Geelong and Surf Coast community to get behind inspiring local businesses by nominating them now for the 2015 Telstra Australian Business Awards. For 23 years the national award program has recognised the best in Australian sma

Intersection of Beach Road & Surf Coast Hwy Signalisation

Posted on 15 Jan 2015
The Victorian Coalition made a commitment at the 2014 State Election to continue with the successful Country Roads & Bridges Program which would have seen the accident prone intersection of Beach Rd and the Surf Coast Hwy signalised. The Andrews’ Labor Government made no fun

Napthine Coalition building a more sustainable Geelong

Posted on 05 Nov 2014
City of Greater Geelong has received $169,000 funding as part of the Napthine Coalition Government’s investment into sustainable infrastructure for the local area. Andrew Katos MP, Member for South Barwon welcomed news of the successful project in Geelong, announced as part of the Nap

Call for taxi rank infrastructure funding applications

Posted on 04 Nov 2014
The Victorian Coalition Government’s Taxi Rank Safety Program is once again open for applications, Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos announced today. “Since 2011 the program has provided funding of almost $2 million to 28 councils to facilitate upgrades and improvements to local t

Surf Coast Shire will benefit from a continued Country Roads and Bridges Program

Posted on 04 Nov 2014
Country Roads and Bridges Program to continue under a re-elected Coalition Government $4 million over four years will be provided to 40 rural shires to reduce infrastructure backlogs Victorian Coalition Government building better roads and better bridges   The Surf Coast Shire wi

Local company 36T has been awarded a $25,000 State Government Smart Design Voucher

Posted on 04 Nov 2014
Launched in 2013, the Smart Design Vouchers program provides practical assistance to Victorian companies to obtain relevant design research expertise to test and improve their products or services. Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos congratulated the company for being awarded the g

$544,000 grant to accelerate Victoria’s sports manufacturing technologies industry

Posted on 31 Oct 2014
Napthine Government announces grant to accelerate Victoria’s emerging sports manufacturing technologies industry The Manufacturing Productivity Networks (MPN) grant will support businesses and research organisations collaborate to improve the local industry Napthine Government is supp

Re-elected Coalition to fund ManuFuture Geelong

Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Re-elected Coalition Government to provide $10 million to ManuFuture Geelong Initiative to create more than 400 direct and indirect jobs in Geelong region Coalition Government building a better regional Victoria   Premier Denis Napthine today announced that a re-elected Victorian