Flood Inquiry hearings continue

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, has thanked the Mildura Rural City Council and Buloke Shire after participating in the crucial flood inquiry in addressing the recent flooding challenges faced by regional areas. “They have provided valuable information on what happened during the 2022/23 floods, how the communities were affected and what could be…

Get Active Kids Voucher Program

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham is encouraging local families and sporting organisations to make the most of the latest round of the Get Active Kids Voucher Program. “This Program will support children and families with the cost of participating and playing local sport,” said Ms Benham. Through the program, eligible families can apply for vouchers…

Nationals secure water buyback commitment

The Nationals have secured a commitment that the Victorian Labor Government will continue to oppose water buybacks by the Federal Government. Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, along with her Victorian Nationals colleagues across regional Victoria have successfully advocated for the Victorian Government to continue to oppose water buybacks. The Minister confirmed that the Victorian…

Calling all Men’s Sheds

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is encouraging local men’s sheds to get their applications in for Men’s Shed Funding Program 2023-24. The program provides grants of up to $100,000 for men’s sheds to build or improve facilities. “Men’s Sheds create safe and inclusive spaces where men can come together, foster social connections, and…

Getting in the Christmas spirit

Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, welcomes all children age 4-11 to enter her 2023 Christmas Card Competition. Open to all Children in the Mildura electorate winning designs will be used for the annual Christmas card distribution. “I encourage the design to relate to our region whether it be a local farm, community group, weather…

King and Queen rise up

Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is applauding the efforts of the Wycheproof-Narraport Demons on bringing back the King of the Mountain after a 35 year hiatus. “I am no stranger to a good challenge but I was surprised with just how hard it was to run up that mountain with a twenty kilogram wheat…

Benham runs for the children

Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, will run in the Nike Melbourne Marathon this October raising funds for local charity C.H.A.I.L.I.S (Children Having an Illness Living in Sunraysia). “The work John and his volunteer committee do is inspiring and has helped many families for over 40 years. “In 2022 C.H.A.I.L.I.S. was able to assist over…

Housing crisis record

Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is disgusted with the lack of haste by the Government to deliver safe, secure and affordable housing. “Despite claims of record investments, public housing stock remains stagnant as more and more vulnerable Victorians are added to the waiting list each week. “Vulnerable Victorians deserve better than a tired government…

Grassroots sporting grants

First Nations athletes will have more opportunities to compete in the sports they love, with a new grants program aimed at boosting sport participation. Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is encouraging all community sporting clubs to consider applying for the latest round of the Sporting Club Grants Program. “All sporting codes in our region…