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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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Monday January 22nd

Bill Tilley MP

MELBOURNE RD
More than 40 people from businesses and community groups here to hear about VicRoads plans for Wodonga entrances and exits from Hume Freeway and possible closure at Melbourne Rd.
A lot of people not happy, VicRoads reps say this is all part of community engagement process and this is just the start.
Business owners say not one of them knew about the original information night.
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MELBOURNE RD
More than 40 people from businesses and community groups here to hear about VicRoads plans for Wodonga entrances and exits from Hume Freeway and possible closure at Melbourne Rd. 
A lot of people not happy, VicRoads reps say this is all part of community engagement process and this is just the start. 
Business owners say not one of them knew about the original information night.

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Can we just focus on building an overpass at visy first? Stop this 80km/h business?

Pity not everyone got an invite. Public Transport must not rate anymore? Thanks for the invite that didn’t arrive.

How much research did Vic Roads conduct before coming to this option? The section of Melrose Drive that connects to the Hume Freeway (and back to the roundabout on Melbourne Road) would have to be nearly one of the busiest roads in Wodonga and at certain times of the weekday will be backed up due to the traffic in both directions. As I understand Vic Roads is suggesting to close the connection to/from the Hume Freeway at Melbourne road and change this to Melrose Drive. The amount of traffic on the Melrose Drive intersection would then be increased significantly by school buses, cars and trucks that would normally be on Melbourne Road. Are Vic Roads planning on adding more lanes to the Melrose Drive Freeway Overpass as currently its single lane. I think the money would be better spent on fixing black spots etc and not wasting money on something that is not an issue to Wodonga residents

Like VicRoads knows anything about traffic flow... added lanes to the Westgate, just created a bigger car park for all that fall into the trap. I'm sure Citylink would prefer to have traffic moving, so that could be making more money, not have half the possible volume of traffic crawly through it's tunnels.

I wonder i these VicRoads people know what a road is for. Some of the designs they come up with beggar belief

Monorail 💙

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Monday January 22nd

Bill Tilley MP

Great photos from the Kiewa Fire Brigade this morning showing that the volunteers are always on the job.Some pics from our early morning call out for a lightning strike in Sandy Creek. ... See MoreSee Less

Great photos from the Kiewa Fire Brigade this morning showing that the volunteers are always on the job.

Friday January 19th

Bill Tilley MP

Great news earlier today with Deputy Leader Peter Walsh MP announcing a Coalition Government would appoint a Cross Border Commissioner to tackle the red tape and duplication that continues to frustrate our community. #BuildingabetterBenambra ... See MoreSee Less

Great news earlier today with Deputy Leader Peter Walsh MP announcing a Coalition Government would appoint a Cross Border Commissioner to tackle the red tape and duplication that continues to frustrate our community. #BuildingabetterBenambra

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I don't quite get this. The answer doesn't seem to be more government as it's government, not people, that create the different red tape. Eg. In 1998, after much effort and expense (junkets) we got national road rules.... Immediately state governments started making them different again. Now when we drive through wadonga.... We have to slow to 40 if we see a cop handing out a ticket in the stupid 80 zone..... And if it was SA we'd need to slow to 25.... And we have to hope the truck behind us slows too....

The Coalition is promising to get tough on crime and Matthew Guy's latest election commitment to Victoria is yet another innovative way we will get the job done if elected in November.

Matthew Guy
Mobile CCTV to make our streets safer.

A government I lead will work with Victoria Police to establish a mobile CCTV camera surveillance unit to monitor major events and be deployed in emergency response situations.

Each van serves as a hub for up to 48 mobile CCTV cameras, including thermal cameras and infra-red and can beam pictures back live to a central command centre so tactical decisions can be made in real time.

Today I announced a Liberal Nationals government will purchase and operate four of these cutting-edge vans.

#enoughisenough
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Any word on fixing the judiciary?

Thursday January 18th

Bill Tilley MP

IT'S HOT, REAL HOT
We are in for close to 40 degrees for the next 10 days so please take care and just as importantly ...
* Take heed of fire warnings
* Hydrate
* Slip,Slop, Slap
* Check on frail neighbours
* Look after pets
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ITS HOT, REAL HOT
We are in for close to 40 degrees for the next 10 days so please take care and just as importantly ...
* Take heed of fire warnings   
* Hydrate
* Slip,Slop, Slap                      
* Check on frail neighbours
* Look after pets

Wednesday January 17th

Bill Tilley MP

LET THE GAMES BEGIN ...
Less than three weeks out from the 2018 Winter Olympics and good news for Mt Beauty's Phil Bellingham. Last weekend in Dresden he reached the final of a World Cup Sprint for the first time. Along with coach and fellow upper Kiewa Valley resident Valerio Leccardi, he now seems assured of a spot on the team for PyeongChang.
Our region will also be represented by Britt Cox.
How good is this video of the team at Falls Creek?

Ski & Snowboard Australia
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: The Aussies are back in action at the 2nd World Cup this weekend at Toblach.

We caught up with the squad earlier this year as they prepared for the northern winter season.

For full details, including broadcast details of the second World Cup - click here bit.ly/2C8huSb

Australian XC Ski Team Australian Olympic Team Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Australian Institute of Sport
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Monday January 15th

Bill Tilley MP

DEER CULL WARNING
As part of managing the significant expansion of the deer on the Bogong High Plains, near Falls Creek, and their threat to endangered peatland bogs, experienced shooters are being used in a control trial by Parks Victoria. This is the final week of the trial that began on January 4.

The areas are well signed and shooters will be readily identifiable. Outside of this Deer Control Trial hunting remains prohibited on the Bogong High Plains.
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DEER CULL WARNING
As part of managing the significant expansion of the deer on the Bogong High Plains, near Falls Creek, and their threat to endangered peatland bogs, experienced shooters are being used in a control trial by Parks Victoria. This is the final week of the trial that began on January 4.

The areas are well signed and shooters will be readily identifiable. Outside of this Deer Control Trial hunting remains prohibited on the Bogong High Plains.

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Be easier if the cattle go back up there. Wont be as much food for the deer that way and the cattlemen would be able to thin them out also

Cupple years back they spent seven days 80,000 four guys from NZ in a choppa flying round was stoked when they told me they shot 9 deer..putting a dint in them money well spent parks

Friday January 12th

Bill Tilley MP

OUR BUSINESSES NEED YOUR BUSINESS
From Monday works will begin in the northern end of High St.
The stretch between South and Bond streets will be closed to vehicles for 12 weeks. Traders in this general area have been affected by a series of major roadworks in the past year and so, if you can, please support them.
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OUR BUSINESSES NEED YOUR BUSINESS
From Monday works will begin in the northern end of High St. 
The stretch between South and Bond streets will be closed to vehicles for 12 weeks. Traders in this general area have been affected by a series of major roadworks in the past year and so, if you can, please support them.

Thursday January 11th

Bill Tilley MP

I think we are blessed to live in this part of the world and even more so when you hear the horrendous stories about crime in Melbourne. But as Matthew Guy says, we can't escape from the fact that Victoria is still beholding to a "flip-flop" Premier whose commentary on these and other issues changes from day to day.

Sky News Australia
Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy is accusing the Victorian government of changing its story when it comes to gang violence. MORE: bit.ly/2AOVvP6
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Crime in this state needs to be adressed as well as the court system to many low lifes getting parole for serious offences

What's the difference from south africa to melbourne these days? Nothing.... They kill us in droves there and thanks to our naive pro 3rd world immigration fans who couldn't care how many of our innocent citizens become the collateral damage for their misguided diversity dogma it will only get worse. Piracy on the seas and amputations and lawlessness can't be breed out or changed by merely changing the location they live in. The fairfax owned bordermail would never bring up those last points which are just facts of life. Denial is the order of the day. How many of our innocent must be robbed,car jacked or home invaded and seriously hurt for this diversity i ask?

Frontline is tired mate.....😳

WODONGA ACES CHAMPIONSHIP
Had the great privilege to launch the 2018 Inter-Regional Country Championship for Tennis Victoria in Wodonga last weekend. More than 250 players from around the state braved the 40 degree temperatures and it looked like it was a winner for all involved judged on the video below. Well done all involved.

Tennis Victoria
What a weekend! Great to see so many people at the Wodonga Tennis Centre for the 2018 Inter-regional Country Championships. Congratulations to Goulburn on winning back-to-back titles. Already looking forward to next year! Take a look at all the fun from an action-packed three days of competition.
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Tuesday January 9th

Bill Tilley MP

PUPPY LOVE

How good are our new Hume Street neighbours Ray White Wodonga with their pit stop for pets in the summer heat. #gottalovedogs
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PUPPY LOVE

How good are our new Hume Street neighbours Ray White Wodonga with their pit stop for pets in the summer heat. #gottalovedogs

Little more than a month out from the Winter Olympics and it's great to see Falls Creek's Britt Cox back on top of the podium after another World Cup round win yesterday. #superstar #local

FIS Freestyle Skiing
Britt Cox (AUS) is back on top of the podium, taking the win and reclaiming the yellow bib World Cup leader's bib with this buttery-smooth run in today's Freestyle Canada moguls World Cup in Calgary!

Watch all three of the top ladies' runs here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHfG5YN9q6k
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ABC Goulburn Murray
Temps are reaching 40 degrees this week so Fire Lookout Observers like Reg Hodge will have their eyes peeled.
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Hey Bill welcome to 2018

Friday December 22nd

Bill Tilley MP

MERRY XMAS

It may be a time of winding down but we have been winding up as we head into an election year. From the high plains to the Chiltern rodeo, Mt Beauty community radio to Bandiana Primary, it’s been a great December.
Happy holidays.

Here's our latest newletter ...
campaignmonitor.billtilley.com.au/t/ViewEmailArchive/i/24F0D0330842D2582540EF23F30FEDED/C67FD2F38...
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Merry Christmas, Billy. Keep fighting the battles mate!!

Back at ya mate

Thursday December 21st

Bill Tilley MP

SCHOOLS, GLORIOUS SCHOOLS

Took the opportunity to show Shadow Education Minister Tim Smith MP - Member for Kew through several of the schools in the electorate that desperatley need funding. Thanks to Principals at Melrose Primary School, Let's Build Up Beechworth Secondary College, Wodonga Middle Years College and Bandiana Primary School for taking the time out of the hectic end of year activities. #buildingabetterBenambra
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SCHOOLS, GLORIOUS SCHOOLS

Took the opportunity to show Shadow Education Minister Tim Smith MP - Member for Kew through several of the schools in the electorate that desperatley need funding. Thanks to Principals at Melrose Primary School, Lets Build Up Beechworth Secondary College, Wodonga Middle Years College and Bandiana Primary School for taking the time out of the hectic end of year activities. #buildingabetterBenambra

Wednesday December 20th

Bill Tilley MP

What a fantastic ambassador for her sport, her generation and born and raised in Falls Creek. How good would it be to see Britt Cox on top of the podium at the Winter Olympics?

7Olympics
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ICYMI | Britt Cox continued her 🔥🔥🔥🔥 form from last season by winning the opening FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup meet in Ruka!

Get to know the 🇦🇺 ️champ!

#7Olympics #Pyeongchang2018
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