Awards and funding announcements

Published on 29 April 2022


April has been ma-packed with achievements with two funding announcements totalling $5.68 million from the Federal Government plus the much anticipated 2022 Australia Day Awards, rescheduled from January due to the pandemic health restrictions.

Kotupna's Deb Fowler was named Moira Shire Citizen of the Year at a ceremony held last week in Cobram.

Deb voluntarily runs the Bohollow Wildlife Shelter, manages the Numurkah Community Learning Centre, is a voluntary Community Visitor with the Office of the Public Advocate and volunteers with the Kotupna CFA.

Congratulations Deb, you are truly deserving of this award.

For a full list of winners in all the categories go to our website.

Minister for Emergency Management Bridget McKenzie visited Numurkah earlier in April to announce $2.38 million in dedicated funding for the town's flood mitigation project.

Minister McKenzie met with Deputy Mayor Peter Lawless and Chair of the Numurkah Flood Mitigation Committee Cr Wayne Limbrick to talk through the funding details.

Another fantastic funding announcement came with a visit to Yarrawonga from Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who confirmed $3.3 million for the Multisport Stadium.

And lastly, we now have our full complement of executive officers with the appointment of Matt Jarvis as Chief Financial Officer - he has the skills and attitude to make Finance and Investment functions the most high-performing in Victoria.

Welcome Matt!