Boost to Forde through local government grants – Media Release 20th February 2015

Councils in Forde have welcomed their third quarterly payment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme. Federal Member for Forde said the Australian Government is providing $575 million to local councils nationwide, including $7,402,023 in Forde. “Councils in the Electorate of Forde will receive a total of $29,608,095 this financial year,” Mr van Manen…

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Keeping Forde Kids Safe in the Water

Families living in Forde will benefit from a new initiative aimed at increasing water safety for young children. The initiative is aimed at children under five and teaching them about water safety. The new programme consists of songs, videos and books which communicate the water safety message in a fun and engaging format for youngsters.…

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National Broadband Network coming to Forde

Homes and businesses in Forde are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network, with build to commence on the network by June 2016. The NBN Co today released its national rollout plan to June 2016, which includes parts of the following suburbs in Forde where the fixed-line build will commence: • Chambers Flat • Munruben…

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Shop Local For Christmas

  Local Federal MP Bert van Manen and the Small Business Minister Bruce Billson are preparing for the holiday season by shopping local.   van Manen is committed to supporting small and local business across Forde and encourages everyone in the community to do the same.   “Small businesses and family enterprise are the economic…

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2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize

Call for nominations Do you know any students who have demonstrated outstanding skills and commitment in achieving their vocational training while at school? Nominations for the nationally recognised 2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) opened on 15 October 2014 and close on 28 November 2014. Reward your Year 12 students who have excelled at practical,…

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Green Army Round Two now open for applications in Forde

Applications are now open for community-led Green Army projects that support practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation activities across Forde. The Australian Government is providing additional opportunities in the 2014/15 financial year for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to apply for Green Army projects. Projects must run for 20-26 weeks and may be…

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Nominate now for 2015 National Youth Awards

Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP is encouraging young people in Forde to nominate for the 2015 National Youth Awards. This is the third annual series of the Awards, which celebrate the achievements and contributions of young Australians aged 12-25. Mr van Manen urged those thinking about nominating to act now.    “It’s…

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