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What a Merry Christmas this family had!
Mother Ashleigh Melhuish had Ravi on
Christmas Day, joining siblings Layla and
BABY Ravi was the unexpected Christmas
present for Phillip Island’s Melhuish family last
Born on Christmas Day, following a pre-
Christmas rush of baby girls at Bass Coast
Health, Ravi Jacks Ambler made his debut at
Ravi waited for his sisters, including eight-
year-old Layla and two-year-old Lexi, to un-
wrap their presents before making his mark on
And it was just in time for Christmas lunch
Dr Rick Whitehouse and Midwives Ruth Har-
vey and Chantelle Noonan were on hand for
this special Christmas delivery.
Despite an expected January due date, Ash-
leigh’s family, including Ravi’s dad Ben, have
been taking bets that he would arrive on Christ-
Ashleigh was not convinced, but Ravi had
Ashleigh and Ben are delighted with their sur-
prise present and could not be happier with the
care they have received from Bass Coast Health
Christmas present of a lifetime
GIPPSLAND businesses, workers and ap-
prentices will benefit from the State Govern-
ment’s revamp of one of Victoria’s most popu-
lar attractions, the Penguin Parade at Phillip
Minister for Industry and Employment Ben
Carroll visited the Penguin Parade Visitor
Centre last Friday to announce the local con-
tent requirements for the $58 million project,
which will create more than 200 jobs during
Through the State Government’s ‘Local Jobs
First’ policy, the project will be required to use
at least 89 per cent local content, and maximise
the use of local steel products made from lo -
cally milled steel.
“By setting local content requirements, we’re
making sure Gippsland businesses and work-
ers benefit from this $58 million redevelop-
ment,” he said.
“The Penguin Parade is one of our most popu-
lar attractions for local and international tour-
ists alike – we’re making sure it stays that way.”
His colleague, the Minister for Energy, Environ-
ment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio was
just as effusive.
“As well as an exciting new look – the new
visitor’s centre will provide important environ-
mental benefits, including 6.7 extra hectares of
The project is also subject to the Major Proj-
ects Skills Guarantee which will see apprentic-
es, trainees and engineering cadets make up at
least 10 per cent of total labour hours.
Once complete, the parade will feature a
larger and better equipped Visitor Centre to re-
place the outdated 1988 centre, improving the
experience of visitors and reducing the impacts
As one of Australia’s most popular wildlife
attractions, the Penguin Parade welcomed over
700,000 visitors last year, and over 1.4 million
visitors to all of the Nature Parks’ attractions.
This investment will ensure that Victoria re-
mains at the forefront of tourism, with a fore-
cast visitation increase of up to 20 per cent over
the next ten years. Local businesses interested
in being part of this project should register
with the Industry Capability Network, which is
taking expressions of interest from businesses
looking to be part of the project.
To register with the Industry Capability Net-
work, visit icn.org.au or www.goo.gl/ZEtEZc for
information about the project or to express an
interest in being part of the project.
Since November 2014, the Labor Govern-
ment has set local content requirements
for 80 Strategic Projects, valued at more
than $50 billion and supporting more than
Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing
has welcomed the initiative: “The redevelop-
ment of this iconic site on Phillip Island will
provide jobs for local workers and local busi-
nesses, and I strongly encourage local suppli-
ers to get involved.”
Employment Minister hails local
jobs in penguin revamp
Phillip Island Nature Parks Board Member Kevin Love indicates to the State Employment
Minister Ben Carroll where the new $58 million penguin centre will be built. Also pictured
front, PINP CEO Catherine Basterfield and, back middle, PINP Chair Jeff Floyd.
How the new $58 million penguin centre will look.
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