Land Tax liability checks

New land tax thresholds introduced by the Allan Labor Government has seen many Mildura landholders receiving a land tax bill for the first time this year. However, Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham is urging landholders to check their liability before paying, as reports of land tax bills being incorrectly issued to people, organisations and…

Regional tourism boost

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham invites all eligible organisations to apply for the latest round of the Regional Events Fund grants. Grants of up to $500,000 will be open to organisers of festivals, sports events, exhibitions and more to attract and grow events of international or national significance while grants of up to $50,000 will…

Municipal Monitor appointed to Buloke Shire Council

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham received a briefing from the office of the Minister for Local Government who confirmed a municipal monitor to Buloke Shire Council be appointed from 9 May 2024 until 31 December 2024. Municipal monitor, Mr Peter Harriott has been appointed to Buloke Shire Council to support good governance processes and practices…

Local government cost inquiry launched

A Parliamentary inquiry into local government funding and services has kicked off this week, with residents and local councils encouraged to make submissions. Ms Benham said potential cost-shifting issues ranged from waste collection to school crossing attendants, and the repair of regional roads. The Committee will investigate local government funding and service delivery in Victoria,…

An honour

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, recently embarked on a moving journey to Villers-Bretonneux to pay respects on Anzac Day and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the twinning with Robinvale. Joined by distinguished representatives including Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor, Stuart King and Villers Bretonneux Association representative Ryan McClure, Ms Benham was deeply moved by…

Celebrating community milestones

Jade Benham, Member for Mildura, recently enjoyed a vibrant day of community engagement with visits to Ouyen and Underbool. “My favourite days in this job is when I am on the road and engaging in conversations and attending community activities.” Ms Benham officially opened the new administrative building at Underbool Primary School. Joined by enthusiastic…

Value Care for our valued community

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham had the pleasure recently to meet with the small group of the incredible and passionate team at Value Care. From modest beginnings Value Care is a national, not-for-profit organisation providing disability and aged care services to our community. They deliver a diverse set of individualised support services for eligible NDIS…

Funding cuts are risking lives

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, says the drastic reduction in health funding by the Allan Labor Government is deeply concerning for regional Victorians, who will inevitably pay the price for Premier Allan’s health cuts. Regional hospitals are under threat like never before, with the Allan Labor Government set to impose severe funding cuts,…

Labor teacher crisis hits Robinvale

The Member for Mildura and the Shadow Minister for Education have today called on the Education Minister and his Department to urgently prioritise the appointment of a permanent principal at Robinvale College. Jade Benham MP, the Member for Mildura, said that the decision to remove the current acting principal of Robinvale College at short notice…