Category: Media Release

Addressing Yellingbo Conservation Area Concerns

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a number of changes to its implementation of the extended Yellingbo Conservation Area. The new approach comes in response to community concern regarding revegetation and bushfire risk in the north east corner of the area, including the townships of Yarra Junction, Launching Place, Don Valley, Millgrove and Wesburn. It […]

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

Grants Available For Storm Hit Sunraysia Growers

Growers in Victoria’s Sunraysia region are being urged to apply for a Clean Up and Restoration Grant if they were directly affected by the Remembrance Day storms in November 2016. Grants of up to $25,000 are being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The Grants are available to all […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Victoria: More New Jobs In 2016 Than Rest Of The Nation Combined

There are more people employed in Victoria than ever before, and there have been almost 200,000 extra jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government came to office in November 2014. The latest data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that there were an extra 13,600 people in a job in December. […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

South Melbourne Vertical School Gets First Principal

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Victoria’s first vertical government school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley congratulated Noel Creece on being appointed principal of the new $44 million award-winning Ferrars St South Melbourne Primary School. Mr Creece will start work in February, one year ahead of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Funding Boost For Harness And Show Horses At Boort

Horse enthusiasts in the northern Victorian town of Boort will benefit from two funding initiatives announced today by the Andrews Labor Government today. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced a funding package of more than $16,000 for the Central Victorian Pacing & Trotting Championships race meeting in the town on Friday 27 January. In addition, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

Safety Upgrade For Lakeside Track At Sandown

Sandown Racecourse has received an $85,000 safety upgrade to its Lakeside track, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Government has provided more than $42,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund and the Melbourne Racing Club has matched the contribution. Sandown has two tracks, Lakeside and Hillside, which were rebuilt in December 2013. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

New $40 Million Fund To Help Train More Victorians

Victorian industries will receive more support to train their current and new workforce through the Andrews Labor Government’s new $40 million Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF). Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today launched the fund at Melbourne-based John Holland Group which is one of Australia’s leading engineering and contracting service providers. The fund […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

New Wheels To Bolster Police Public Order Unit

A fleet of nine new vehicles for Victoria Police’s Public Order Response Team (PORT) will strengthen responses to violent protests, rallies and other events, as the Andrews Labor Government works to build a police force for the future. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Assistant Commissioner Andrew Crisp to unveil the new vehicles which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Solar Trams Transporting Victoria To A Brighter Future

Melbourne’s tram network will be powered by a new large scale solar plant to be built in regional Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government will run a tender to help build 75MW of new large scale solar farms, delivering $150 million in new capital investment and 300 new jobs. Around 35MW of the new solar farms will be linked to […]

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

Reviewing Our Electricity Network Safety Framework

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a review of Victoria’s electricity network safety framework, to be headed by Dr Paul Grimes. The main objective of the review is to enhance the safety of our electricity supply and reduce the risk of fires created by electrical assets. It has been more than a decade since the […]

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