MORE FUNDING FOR LOCAL ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES
03 May 2023
The Labor Government is delivering on our election commitment to provide an extra $250 million dollars for road projects in rural, regional and outer-urban areas under Phase 4 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
BENDIGO ELECTORATE TO BENEFIT FROM CHEAPER MEDICINES
28 April 2023
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP welcomes changes which will allow some patients requiring routine medication to buy two months’ worth of medicine for the price of a single prescription.
The Labor Government has announced changes to pharmacy dispensing that will ease cost of living pressures and make hundreds of common medicines cheaper.
NEW DATA HIGHLIGHTS BULK BILLING CRISIS IN THE BENDIGO ELECTORATE
24 April 2023
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is calling for improved access to bulk billing services in the Bendigo Electorate as new data is released.
Department of Health and Aged Care reporting into GP bulk billing access rates shows that in the year to June 2022, the Bendigo Electorate had one of the lowest rates of access to bulk billing GP services in Australia.
VICTORIAN GRANT RECIPIENTS LEADING THE WAY IN FORESTRY INNOVATION
20 April 2023
More than $10 million in funding will be allocated to timber manufacturing companies across the state to encourage further innovation in the industry.
The Albanese Government today announced the successful recipients of the Accelerate Adoption of Wood Processing Innovation (AAWPI) grant program.
CHESTERS LAUNCHES NEW SCHOOL BOOK DONATIONS PROGRAM
06 April 2023
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has launched her 2023 School Book Donation Program today at Kangaroo Flat Primary School.
NEW REBATES TO HELP CENTRAL VICTORIAN SCHOOLS VISIT CANBERRA
28 March 2023
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is encouraging local schools to take advantage of new rebates to visit the nation’s capital in 2023.
New rebates for schools and available via the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program will make it more affordable for schools and students across the country to visit Canberra this year as part of their civics and citizenship education.
BENDIGO NAMED AS ONE OF THE FIRST ENDOMETRIOSIS AND PELVIC PAIN CLINICS
22 March 2023
Bendigo has been named as one of the first Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinics in Australia.
Bendigo Community Health Services will receive more than $700,000 over four years, towards support for hiring specialised staff, investment in equipment or fit outs, as well as resources, training, and development.
LOCAL TOURISM OPERATOR TO RECEIVE BOOST THANKS TO FEDERAL CARAVAN PARKS GRANT PROGRAM
16 March 2023
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has announced close to $100,000 in funding for a local caravan park, to boost tourism in the Bendigo electorate.
The grant, administered under the Australian Government’s Caravan Parks Grant program have been awarded to BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park to the sum of $90,420.
Central Victorian Adults Now Eligible For A 2023 Covid-19 Booster Dose
02 March 2023
Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has rolled up her sleeve for her 5th COVID-19 vaccine at UFS Bendigo.
It follows the Australian Government accepting advice from the Australian Technical Advisor Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) that all adults who have not had a COVID-19 booster or a confirmed case in the past six months can now get another booster to give them additional protection against severe illness from COVID.
Bendigo Community-Led Roundtable To Inform Development Of National Early Years Strategy
28 February 2023
Bendigo community groups, organisations and early years educators will gather today for a roundtable, hosted by Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters.
Representatives from a range of organisations including the City of Greater Bendigo’s Early Year’s team, Bendigo Health, Bendigo Toy Library, Sunshine Bendigo, BDAC, Loddon Mallee Multicultural Services and others will be involved.