Category: Media Release

Boosting Victoria’s Renewable Energy Exports

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major new solar power plant that will support local jobs and the development of Victoria’s renewable energy technology exports. Minister Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that the Labor Government will put $1 million towards solar company RayGen’s new 0.5MW commercial power plant in Newbridge. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Labor Government Wins Fight For Bendigo To Echuca Line Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the money Victoria is owed by the Federal Government and will deliver a $91 million upgrade to the Bendigo and Echuca lines. The Commonwealth has confirmed that they will provide Victoria the almost $1.5 billion it is owed through the Asset Recycling Initiative for the Regional Rail Revival package […]

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

Victoria’s 50th New Mobile Tower Launched At Moonambel

Residents and visitors in the Moonambel area will see significant improvements in mobile coverage and connectivity from today, after the launch of a new mobile base station to eliminate black spots in the area. It’s the 50th base station built as a result of the Andrews Labor Government and Telstra’s successful joint bid under round […]

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

A New Future For Jobseekers In Aged And Disability Care

The Andrews Labor Government is helping jobseekers from migrant and refugee backgrounds find jobs in Melbourne’s aged and disability care sector. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn announced today that the Labor Government will give not-for-profit organisation VICSEG New Futures $550,000 in additional funding to place an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Ararat Wind Farm Powering Ahead

Ararat’s new wind farm – the third largest in Australia – was officially opened today. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the 240MW wind farm, which is generating enough electricity to power over 120,000 Victorian homes. Unlike the former Liberal Government who tried to close down Victoria’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

More Than 1,300 Sweet Jobs For Stawell’s Nectar Farms

More than 1,300 new jobs are set to be created in Western Victoria with a massive expansion of Nectar Farms, powered by wind energy and backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has now been formalised for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Helping Koorie Kids Shine

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing the number of Koorie children attending kindergartens by expanding a successful campaign that is keeping kids engaged and in kinder, longer. The campaign reinforces to Koorie families that it is never too late to enrol their children and ensure they benefit from free, high quality learning programs in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Cutting Red Tape For Tourism And Visitor Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for feedback on its second Small Business Regulation Review (SBRR), which aims to reduce red tape and regulatory burden for tourism and visitor-focused small businesses in Victoria. The second SBRR focuses on the visitor economy and has identified five focus areas to prompt discussion Licensing processes for tour operators […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

New Community Projects To Prevent Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government will provide almost $4 million to 14 community organisations to help prevent gambling related harm across Victoria. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz announced $3.87 million for a range of projects over two years funded through the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s (VGRF) Prevention Partnership Program. The successful projects include: […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Victorians Win Fight For Regional Rail Revival

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the funding owed to Victorians to revive our regional rail network including the creation of over 1000 jobs in regional Victoria. The Commonwealth have confirmed that they will provide almost $1.5 billion owed to Victoria under the Asset Recycling Initiative for the Regional Rail Revival program announced as part of […]

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