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Benambra is a great part of Victoria. Working together we can ensure the great quality of life we enjoy in this great part of Victoria remains into the future. I am passionate about developing our community for the future.

Infrastructure, combating crime, improving safety on our roads, tackling weeds and pests in our farming areas and of course protecting our community from the threat of bushfire are key issues which I am focused on improving for the benefit of all of us.

Both my staff and I are available and always willing to assist you with your concerns and together we can build a stronger, safer Benambra.
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Friday July 21st

Bill Tilley MP

Perfect winter's day for a sports carnival with primary schools from across the electorate at Kelly Park today playing netball and soccer, while there was also footy and T-ball competitions played in Wodonga today. #getoutdoors ... See MoreSee Less

Perfect winters day for a sports carnival with primary schools from across the electorate at Kelly Park today playing netball and soccer, while there was also footy and T-ball competitions played in Wodonga today. #getoutdoors

Friday July 21st

Bill Tilley MP

CHILTERN

Back in Chiltern on Tuesday as part of our Tell Tilley tour.

My role is to lobby the state government and champion the causes that affect the people within the electorate.

“In the past 12 months in Chiltern there have been several issues where we have had wins, some coming from our visit last year, others through people coming to the office in Wodonga. But not everyone has the time or the means to get to the electorate office and that’s why these visits are so important.”

Phone the office or email if you want to meet up and have a chat
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CHILTERN

Back in Chiltern on Tuesday as part of our Tell Tilley tour.

My role is to lobby the state government and champion the causes that affect the people within the electorate.

“In the past 12 months in Chiltern there have been several issues where we have had wins, some coming from our visit last year, others through people coming to the office in Wodonga. But not everyone has the time or the means to get to the electorate office and that’s why these visits are so important.”

Phone the office or email if you want to meet up and have a chat

Thursday July 20th

Bill Tilley MP

Looking forward to the "lambassador" being back on the Border with my federal colleague and huge Carlton Football Club fan Senator Jane Hume at Huon Hill next month. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to the lambassador being back on the Border with my federal colleague and huge Carlton Football Club fan Senator Jane Hume  at Huon Hill next month.

Wednesday July 19th

Bill Tilley MP

Chilly day in Rutherglen and Wahgunyah today talking Wahgunyah Mens Shed and big trees with Alan Pleitner and Len Carlson, Rutherglen Cats and Rutherglen United Cricket Club plans for Barkly Park and of course the Main Street truck bypass, or deviation route, with a whole range of people. #buildingabetterBenambra ... See MoreSee Less

Chilly day in Rutherglen and Wahgunyah today talking Wahgunyah Mens Shed and big trees with Alan Pleitner and Len Carlson, Rutherglen Cats and Rutherglen United Cricket Club plans for Barkly Park and of course the Main Street truck bypass, or deviation route, with a whole range of people. #buildingabetterBenambra

Falls Creek
It's dumping snow at Falls. Here's Sophie with big news - SUMMIT'S OPENING!! 🏂⛷
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Headed to Rutherglen on Wednesday as part of the Tell Tilley Tour. Might even pop into Parker Pies to see whether I can get the secret to 21 years in a great local business ...

Prime7 News Border
A pie institution in Rutherglen has celebrated its 21st birthday.
Parker Pies has shared its secrets of success, with owner Fred Parker hoping to notch up another 21 years in business.
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SUMMER MOUNTAIN BOOM
Great report on WIN News Albury last night about the tourism dollars generated by Falls Creek and the snow season but I'm really excited to see the summer numbers in the Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council studies.

The number of people heading to the Victorian alps in summer is up more than 20 per cent in the past five years and most notably Falls Creek accounts for more than a third of the visitor days in all alpine resorts. People stay longer at Falls Creek – on average about two nights compared to just one at Mt Buller.

Anecdotally the lift in numbers is in part due to the incredible mountain bike trails that we were able to champion and fund when in government – a summer weekend at Falls is now buzzing with mountain bike riders, shuttles running to the top of runs and all complemented by new and established events.

It’s a credit to Falls Creek who have always pushed the message of its future lying in being a year-round resort.

WIN News Albury
Victoria's Alpine Resorts are booming, delivering economic growth every year. The resort's say a new State Government report is rewarding but they've bigger plans for the future.
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Bill, we are always happy over the border to support the ski fields and bring all those maroon supporters down for their holidays...

This current socialist union influenced government couldnt give a rats a**e about the Nth East. Their CFMEU masters have shown how little they care about business' that employ the majority of people up here, when we saw just how bloody minded they were with the Myrtleford fiasco. They were prepared to let the major employer in that town move out rather than accept a wage offer only 1% less than they demanded. Worse still this government run by the boy Andrews and his band of fools were prepared to sit back and let it happen, rather than show leadership. Or buck their Union masters. Falls Creek is powering ahead without any input from Dopey Dan.

Thursday July 13th

Bill Tilley MP

CORRYONG

The latest Census data makes for interesting comparisons with the 2011 numbers across the electorate and in our latest snapshot of towns in the Benambra we look at Corryong.

While population figures across the Towong Shire rose marginally, Corryong suffered the biggest decline in the entire electorate – down more than 6% while the average age increased to 50, the oldest in Benambra.

Better news with household income up almost $200 between Census nights and mortgages, almost unbelievably, exactly the same as 2011.
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CORRYONG

The latest Census data makes for interesting comparisons with the 2011 numbers across the electorate and in our latest snapshot of towns in the Benambra we look at Corryong.

While population figures across the Towong Shire rose marginally, Corryong suffered the biggest decline in the entire electorate – down more than 6% while the average age increased to 50, the oldest in Benambra.

Better news with household income up almost $200 between Census nights and mortgages, almost unbelievably, exactly the same as 2011.

Wednesday July 12th

Bill Tilley MP

RUTHERGLEN

Back on the road again next week and looking forward to catching up with the people of Rutherglen and the surrounding district as part of our ongoing Tell Tilley tour.

Phone the office or email if you want to meet.
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RUTHERGLEN

Back on the road again next week and looking forward to catching up with the people of Rutherglen and the surrounding district as part of our ongoing Tell Tilley tour.

Phone the office or email if you want to meet.

Wednesday July 12th

Bill Tilley MP

BRIDGES of BENAMBRA

At the end of the school holidays it is always tough to find something to do -- especially for free. So I thought why not have a look at some of the beautiful old, and new bridges, around Wodonga. It is a Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat post just waiting to happen and something that the kids can really get into ...

Why not send your best pix from across the electorate to us on Facebook ...
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BRIDGES of BENAMBRA

At the end of the school holidays it is always tough to find something to do -- especially for free. So I thought why not have a look at some of the beautiful old, and new bridges, around Wodonga. It is a Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat post just waiting to happen and something that the kids can really get into ...

Why not send your best pix from across the electorate to us on Facebook ...

Tuesday July 11th

Bill Tilley MP

HOLIDAY HIT A SNAG?

Looking for something to do with the kids in the final week of holidays? Why not dangle a line in one of the local waterways.

The Victorian Fishing Authority has been stocking lakes and dams with Rainbow Trout including Les Stone Park (200), Sumsion Gardens (250) and Felltimber Creek Wetlands (400) all in Wodonga. The authority has also restocked Beechworth’s Lake Sambell (300) and Chiltern’s Anderson Lake (300).
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HOLIDAY HIT A SNAG?

Looking for something to do with the kids in the final week of holidays?  Why not dangle a line in one of the local waterways. 

The Victorian Fishing Authority has been stocking lakes and dams with Rainbow Trout including Les Stone Park (200), Sumsion Gardens (250) and Felltimber Creek Wetlands (400) all in Wodonga. The authority has also restocked Beechworth’s Lake Sambell (300) and Chiltern’s Anderson Lake (300).

Thursday July 6th

Bill Tilley MP

BEECHWORTH

The latest Census data makes for interesting comparisons with the 2011 numbers across the electorate and we will take a look over the coming weeks at all the towns in Benambra.

Beechworth is second only to Wodonga in growth with an increase of about 8 per cent in population but it also topped the electorate for rental increases up a whopping 30% in five years.

Better news with household income up almost $200 between Census nights and mortgages down on average $70.
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BEECHWORTH

The latest Census data makes for interesting comparisons with the 2011 numbers across the electorate and we will take a look over the coming weeks at all the towns in Benambra.

Beechworth is second only to Wodonga in growth with an increase of about 8 per cent in population but it also topped the electorate for rental increases up a whopping 30% in five years.

Better news with household income up almost $200 between Census nights and mortgages down on average $70.

Wednesday July 5th

Bill Tilley MP

Falls Creek
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Tuesday July 4th

Bill Tilley MP

Just a reminder that written submissions for the Fire Services Bill Select Committee close this Friday.

A large number of CFA volunteers, branches and people from throughout the electorate have contacted me to voice their concerns about proposed changes and I am encouraging submissions to the Select Committee to ensure your views are heard.

Visit www.parliament.vic.gov.au/fireservicesbill/article/2571 to learn about how to make a submission.
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Just a reminder that written submissions for the Fire Services Bill Select Committee close this Friday.

A large number of CFA volunteers, branches and people from throughout the electorate have contacted me to voice their concerns about proposed changes and I am encouraging submissions to the Select Committee to ensure your views are heard.

Visit http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/fireservicesbill/article/2571 to learn about how to make a submission.

Monday July 3rd

Bill Tilley MP

It was so cold on the weekend, when Sharon Wallis left her sprinkler on the -6 temps in Gundowring created this ice wall. How cold did it get where you were? Send us your cold weather pics. ... See MoreSee Less

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July 14, 2017

MEMBER for Benambra Bill Tilley MLA says the foresight of Falls Creek management and businesses to push the resort towards a year-round destination has...


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May 24, 2017

In a member's statement in parliament recently I raised the issue of the ongoing cost to councils of maintaining sealed and unsealed roads.

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