Category: Northern Victoria Region

Major Goulburn-Murray Water Works This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $100 million of critical works in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District as part of the Connections Project – Victoria’s largest water modernisation project. The works, which will be carried out over winter, will: Upgrade 33 kilometres of channel across 17 sites Install automation at 271 sites Install 35 kilometres of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Northern Victoria Region

Apprentices Help Drive The Shepparton Law Courts Revamp

Apprentices, trainees and cadets are bringing the Shepparton Law Courts redevelopment to life, as the Andrews Labor Government puts young Victorians to work on the state’s major projects. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan met apprentices and trainees today during a special tour of the construction site for the $73 million project. Construction is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Northern Victoria Region

Kyneton’s Campaspe River Trail Peddles Ahead

Kyneton’s popular walking and cycling trail along the Campaspe River will undergo major improvement works thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF). Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the grant with Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas while meeting with Macedon Ranges Shire Council on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Nature-Based Tourism Hub Connects Gannawarra Towns

Towns in Gannawarra Shire will benefit from a new tourism hub to be developed in Koondrook thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. When complete, the $1.2 million Nature-Based Tourism Hub will connect iconic natural assets around Koondrook, Cohuna and Kerang, including the Gunbower State Forest, Murray River and Kerang Lakes. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Huge Upgrade To Run More Trains, More Often To Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a massive upgrade of the Shepparton line and new coach services as part of an ongoing revival of public transport in regional Victoria. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Independent Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed at Shepparton Station today to outline […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Victoria Region

Connecting regional Victoria

Regional Victoria will be connected like never before, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing better broadband, mobile coverage and Wi-Fi hubs across our state. The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $45 million for the Connecting Regional Communities Program (CRCP), which is in direct response to all nine Regional Partnerships calling for improvements to digital […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Giving our regional communities certainty on gas

The Andrews Labor Government is giving farmers and regional communities the certainty they deserve by banning fracking and getting on with a geoscience program to better understand Victoria’s gas supplies. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $42.5 million over four years to fund the Victorian Gas Program – a comprehensive study spearheaded by the state’s Lead […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Resources, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

You spoke, we listened: Funds flow for regional community priorities

Victoria’s regional communities have spoken and the Andrews Labor Government has listened, delivering funds for key projects identified by local residents. The Labor Government will invest $29 million, as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, to meet specific priorities identified by Regional Partnerships, including projects in health, education, transport, housing and digital connectivity. The Labor […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Boost for agriculture jobs and rural women

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s international reputation as a clean, green producer of food and fibre and securing jobs in regional Victoria. A commitment of $44.4 million, included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will maintain the state’s crucial agricultural biosecurity over the next two years, protecting access to international markets and […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Getting on with the job of building better regional roads

The Andrews Labor Government will continue rebuilding Victoria’s regional roads, improving safety and creating more jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 allocates more than $500 million to rebuild the state’s regional road network, doubling road maintenance investment, upgrading bridges, and constructing new bypasses. More than 850 kilometres of deteriorating roads in regional Victoria will benefit from […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region