Category: Northern Victoria Region

Governance Failings At Central Goldfields Shire

Victoria’s local government auditor today released a report identifying a series of governance concerns at Central Goldfields Shire Council, including lack of transparency, policy failures and financial mismanagement. The report followed an investigation by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate and it has been provided to the Council and Minister for Local Government. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Northern Victoria Region

Funding Boost For Bendigo Racecourse

Racegoers at the Bendigo Jockey Club will get uninterrupted views of all the on-course action, thanks to a new $320,000 big screen funded with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited Bendigo Racecourse today to announce the Labor Government will provide more than $160,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund […]

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

Government Assistance For Murray Goulburn Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting retrenched dairy workers in the Indigo and Campaspe Shires affected by Murray Goulburn’s down-sizing. Following recent discussions with impacted workers, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $50,000 for each council to undertake community economic development planning. The Labor Government will also allocate $80,000 to allow […]

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

Central Highlands Region, It’s Time To Have Your Say

Locals living in the Central Highlands region have a chance to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, with community consultation leading up to the next regional assembly kicking off today. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford encouraged local residents to engage with the Central Highlands Regional Partnership ahead of the 2017 Regional Assembly […]

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

Woomelang Shopping Precinct Upgrade Open For Business

The Andrews Labor Government-backed upgrade to the Woomelang Shopping Precinct is complete – creating new opportunities for local businesses and more reasons to visit the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford officially announced the completion of the project in Parliament today. Yarriambiack Shire Council identified the Woomelang Shopping Precinct Upgrade as a priority project […]

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

Bendigo’s Billion Dollar Gold Rush

More than a billion dollars’ worth of gold has been discovered near Bendigo – setting the scene for a 21st century gold rush in Central Victoria. Minister for Resources Wade Noonan toured Fosterville Gold Mine this week, where Kirkland Lake Gold has discovered more than a million ounces of gold, worth more than $1.1 billion. […]

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

Local Roads And Bridges Funding For North West Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in better roads and bridges across north west Victoria to enable primary producers to get their goods to market more efficiently. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced more than $1.4 million in upgrades through the Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market Program. The funding will […]

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

Continuing The Conversation In Wimmera Southern Mallee

Horsham will tonight play host to the next Regional Assembly, giving those living and working in the Wimmera Southern Mallee the opportunity to speak directly to the Andrews Labor Government. Representatives of the local community and industry will have their voices heard, with members of the Labor Government at the Regional Assembly to hear exactly […]

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

New Life Saving Barriers On The Goulburn Valley Highway

New wire rope barriers on the Goulburn Valley Highway are already saving lives, with seven recorded hits to the new centreline barrier since March. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan visited Molesworth today to inspect the $18.5 million project, which has installed 10 kilometres of barrier down the centre of the Highway between […]

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

Euroa Saleyards Upgraded And Better Than Ever

Euroa has an upgraded and modernised saleyard thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today officially opened the completed Stage Two of the Euroa Saleyards Redevelopment project, delivered thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Labor Government. The upgrade protects the future of the Euroa Saleyards including the […]

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