This week in the Pyrenees Advocate


Government backs small police stations

One man police stations in the Pyrenees Shire have been guaranteed a future by the Andrews Government.

Wednesday’s Weekly Times reported there were plans afoot to close 105 rural, one man police stations.

The former Premier Denis Napthine was quoted saying the Labor government had no commitment to adding additional police.

“Instead they are planning to rip the heart out of our small country towns by removing local officers who are the leaders and role models of these communities,” Dr Napthine said.

Milestone project to celebrate banks $1 million contribution

In coming months, the Beaufort Community Bank will reach an important milestone.

The bank is just $18,000 away from contributing $1 million back to the local community since the branch opened in 2002.

To celebrate this remarkable milestone, the bank is planning to fund another significant project in Beaufort and district.


Steps to reduce mobile blackspots

Local residents could
benefit from a new partnership  to reduce mobile telephone blackspots.

The Andrews Government has partnered with Telstra to make a joint bid to the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spots Program. 

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Adem Somyurek, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Telstra, in what is a first step to reducing mobile black spots in Victoria. 

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