Local News August 11th 2017

A new levee for Robinvale and more!

Local News August 11th 2017

Millions have been donated to projects across Victoria to help rural and regional communities prepare for natural disasters.

The projects include funding for floodplain management, pre-hospital emergency simulation training for ambulance, and the reconstruction of the levee for the Robinvale Township.

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan says they are working with working with state and local government to reduce the potentially destructive impacts of future disasters such as bush fires and floods.



Renewed calls for Sunraysia residents to take advantage of a nationwide firearms amnesty after nearly 6-and-a-half thousand unregistered or outlawed guns have been dropped off to police and dealers

Officers say it's been getting some really dangerous stuff off the streets penalty free since July 1st.

The program has collected weapons like sawed-off rifles, assault rifles and even a homemade sub machine gun.

But Forensic Services Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Hoffman says we can also use the opportunity to drop off swords or knives, with the amnesty extending to other prohibited weapons.

Find where you can turn over the weapons at FirearmsAmnesty.ag.gov.au



Victoria's regional train network has a half billion dollars’ worth of maintenance to be done.

The state's Auditor General has tabled the report in Parliament; revealing close to 18 million passenger traveled on V-line trains and coaches in 2015 to 2016.

But the network's been especially plagued with cancellations, delays, overcrowding and slow maintenance.

The Transport Minister Jacinta Allan claims the Labor Government's got the network back on track investing record amounts of money - especially in this year's budget.



We’re being asked to continue to support solutions for homelessness in our region as National Homelessness Week wraps up across the country.

Share the Dignity will be holding their Dignity Drive across the month of August, with Sunraysia locals given the chance to donate sanitary items for women sleeping rough.

Volunteer Emily Bowen says it's crucial everyone joins the cause.



Saturday is footy day with Sunraysia Football and Netball League going into Round 17 of the comp.

Merbein will be looking to dominate against Red Cliffs.

Ouyen United is ready for a clash with Wentworth on the field - as Robinvale-Euston goes head to head with the Demons.

Imperials are ready to take on South Mildura, as Irymple takes a seat - enjoying a bye for the round.