News from Lisa Neville MP – November

Geelong set to host Toast to the Coast

I was recently pleased to announce that Geelong’s premier wine tour, Toast to the Coast, will again happen in November. The Toast to the Coast showcases the best local wines, including of course from the Bellarine, along with local produce and entertainers.

Supported by the Government’s Regional Events Fund, Toast to the Coast celebrates the vast differences in Geelong’s three wine sub-regions and allows the public access to wineries that may not regularly open.

The two day event offers exclusive winery tours, new wine releases, rare back vintage tastings, luncheons, dinners and functions, gourmet food sales, live music and children’s activities.

Importantly the event attracts many new visitors to the region who, having discovered the Bellarine, I am sure will return on a regular basis. Of course I would also encourage locals to also to get out to enjoy the event and all the peninsula and our region has to offer.

Toast to the Coast works to raise the profile of the region and promote the Geelong Wine brand both locally and nationally.

Toast to the Coast will run from 4 to 5 November 2017. For more information visit http://www.winegeelong.com.au/toast-tothe- coast/.

Change of our Sporting Seasons

With the footy and netball season now well behind us I take this opportunity to commend the Drysdale Football and Netball Club for another great season.

Although senior sides may not have featured in grand finals, the success of any club in my opinion is based on fielding competitive sides, providing a game of sport, especially to the juniors, and importantly bringing a local community together.

And it is why as local member I have been pleased to have worked hard with all clubs involved in establishing the new Drysdale Sports Precinct where in the near future many local sporting clubs and their members will participate on first class facilities.

My congratulations and thanks go to all those club members who have volunteered their time and effort over the winter in contributing to the operation of their club.

Of course with winter now behind us, the summer sporting season is underway and all those who participate will have dusted off their gear and equipment and are now focusing on the months ahead. I wish all our summer sports participants good luck for the coming season.

It is very true that it is taking part that really counts, not whether you win, lose or draw. If you would like more information please go to the website or contact my office.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or call my office if there are any matters that I may be able to assist you with directly.

Hon Lisa Neville MP
Member for Bellarine

lisa.neville@parliament.vic.gov.au
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