Category: Western Victoria Region

$1.45 Billion To Continue Labor Regional Rail Revival

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a massive package of regional rail upgrades that will improve services and create more than 1,000 jobs across Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that the Victorian Budget 2017/18 would include a $1.45 billion Regional Rail Revival package of upgrades on every […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Premier, Western Victoria Region

A Stronger TAFE For Geelong

Geelong locals will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job, thanks to $6.6 million for The Gordon from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, today visited The Gordon’s Geelong City Campus to announce funding from the Stronger TAFE Fund, which allows TAFEs […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills, Western Victoria Region

Ballarat Bus Interchange: A Big Win For Commuters

In a win for commuters and residents alike, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to build a new bus interchange at the revamped Ballarat Station Precinct. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford made the $5 million announcement in Ballarat today, alongside Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard. […]

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

Labor Kick Starts Next Upgrade Of Geelong’s Kardinia Park

The Andrews Labor Government will transform Geelong’s Kardinia Park into the best sporting arena in regional Australia by completing its world class redevelopment. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $3.9 million to kick-start planning and design for Stage 5 of the redevelopment of Geelong Football Club’s iconic home. This new work will take place at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport, Western Victoria Region

Tourists Set To ‘Flock’ To Creswick Woollen Mills

Creswick Woollen Mills is set to attract more international tourists with support from the Andrews Labor Government for the development of a range of visitor experiences for Asian visitors. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced with Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard a $500,000 grant from the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) at […]

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

Fixing Mobile Blackspots On State’s Busiest V/Line Routes

The Andrews Labor Government will fix mobile blackspots along the state’s five busiest regional rail corridors by partnering with our largest mobile carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – in an Australian first project. The $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project will significantly improve mobile coverage and connectivity for commuters along the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, […]

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

Industrial Land Opportunities Beckon For Hamilton

Hamilton’s economy is on track for a major boost with the creation of a new industrial land estate, which will secure local jobs and create new regional business opportunities. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, was in Hamilton today to tour the site of the proposed industrial estate and to meet with business and community […]

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

Labor’s Central Park Upgrade A Gift For Stawell

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a major power upgrade for Central Park, home of Victoria’s oldest and most prestigious footrace – the Stawell Gift. Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria Danielle Green announced the project today ahead of the running of the 136th Stawell Gift Carnival. Each year on Easter Monday, […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria, Western Victoria Region

Ararat Arts Precinct On Track To Shine

The Ararat Arts Precinct has taken a major step forward with  building firm, Nicholsons, appointed to deliver the cultural hub, with construction set to begin this month. The news comes as Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced a further $1.5 million  for the project, on top of the Andrews Labor Government’s existing $5.2 million investment. Ms Pulford […]

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

Easter Racing Set To Delight Families At Warracknabeal

The 2017 Warracknabeal Cup will be bigger than ever this year, thanks to a funding boost of more than $77,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is providing more than $38,000 towards the event this Easter Saturday through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program. The club is contributing almost $16,000 […]

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