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Thursday, November 6, 2014


Liberal Candidate for Bendigo East Greg Bickley today announced that under a re-elected Napthine Government the 1st Eaglehawk Scout Group will receive $30,000 to upgrade their scout hall.
Mr Bickley said a re-elected Napthine Government will invest $15,000 with Scouts Victoria to match the amount.
“I’m proud to be part of Denis Napthine’s team, making an election commitment to support this wonderful community space,” Mr Bickley said.
“Having been in Cubs years ago, I understand the importance of Cubs, Scouts and Guides. The values and principles that are taught through Scouts and Guides are more important today than ever before.”
The funding will be used to refurbish the kitchen facilities at the 1st Eaglehawk Scout Hall at Simpsons Road, Eaglehawk.
“This funding will upgrade an important community facility. The current kitchen is run down and is need of an upgrade,” Mr Bickley said.
As well as the scout groups, the hall is available to the local community for hire, and plays an important role within the Eaglehawk community.
“This is great news for the 1st Eaglehawk Scout Group and the wider community who will have access to much better local facilities,” Mr Bickley said.
“This commitment is a partnership between the Napthine Government and Scouts Victoria, with Scouts Victoria contributing 50 per cent of funds towards the project.”

This announcement builds on the $4 million the Napthine Government has already invested in updating 96 ageing scout and guide halls across Victoria.

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For more information please contact Greg Bickley on: (03) 5444 2845 or at

Greg Bickley - Liberal Candidate for Bendigo West
PO Box 123, Bendigo VIC 3552 | T. (03) 5444 2845 | E.

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