Roadside vegetation an out-of-control hazard

Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham has been contacted by locals concerned about the safety of tree limbs overhanging major roads and intersections. Ms Benham spoke in Parliament on this issue, citing her concerns and experiences of near misses. “Having met with Food and Fibre Producers from Robinvale through to Patchewollock to discuss the dangerous…

Buyback Fightback Tour hits the Murray

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham joined the tour, led by Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Emma Kealy, and Shadow Minister for Water, Tim McCurdy, to speak with food producers and stakeholders to discuss the already tangible impacts felt across Victorian communities. Farming communities in Northern Victoria are on the brink…

Mildura SES unit recognised

“It was my pleasure to be a part of the 2023 annual awards night for the Mildura SES Unit the evening was a remarkable moment as we gathered to recognise the dedication and hard work of our amazing team,” said Ms Benham. I’d like to congratulate: 5 Year Service Award         – Brenden Mackinnon, Michael…

CSP Places denied for Mildura

The Albanese Labor Government has thrown hopes for doctor training in Mildura, denying a local bid for additional Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) with La Trobe and Monash Universities. The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham said it is disappointing for Mildura to miss out on this opportunity. “I’m devastated. At a time when our state…

Local emergency groups receive funding

Five CFA brigades across the Mildura Electorate will receive funding under the latest round of the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Member for Mildura, Jade Benham said it was important local emergency services were well equipped, particularly given the predicted increased grass fire risk forecast for this summer. “These grants will allow brigades to…

Housing agenda working together

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, this week attended Beyond Bricks & Mortar Housing Summit 2023 focusing on building solutions together. There is a shortage of all sorts of housing across most rural areas of Victoria. The aim for the Summit was to address these issues through a forum of information sharing, exploring local…

Wimmera Mallee Pipeline promise confusion

Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham this week asked that the Minister commit to formally reinstate the allocation of recreational water to the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. Supplied waterbodies (Wimmera Mallee Lakes Alliance) must have access to the high security level which was committed and agreed during the commissioning of the pipeline. The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline…