Category: Ministers

Innovation – The Key To Tackling Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $4.7 million for Climate Change Innovation Challenge grants and workshops across Victoria. The grants will support innovative projects and promote local action on climate change as we work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s part of the Labor Government’s $5.6 million investment in the Virtual Centre for Climate Change […]

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

New Base For Corrections’ Specialist Operations Staff

Corrections Victoria’s specialist emergency response unit have a new home at the Metropolitan Remand Centre. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney officially opened the operational base for the Security and Emergency Services Group (SESG) today. Thanks to $4.6 million from the Andrews Labor Government, the hub includes a state-of-the-art armoury, a new kennel complex, purpose-built carports […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Building The Hepburn Waste To Energy System

Hepburn Shire Council has received $650,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to implement the first stage of an innovative waste to energy system. In the first stage of the $2.4 million project, Hepburn Shire will divert more than 2,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill sites each year – leading to a $280,000 reduction in […]

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

We’re In This Together: Promoting Harmony In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is using a new grants program to build greater community harmony and social cohesion, and ensure every Victorian feels valued. The Community Harmony Grants Program supports partnerships, projects and initiatives that address the root causes of racial, ethnic and religious intolerance. It aims to build respectful relationships and reaffirm the shared […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Locals To Help Shape Warrnambool Hospital Revamp

The Warrnambool community will help shape an expansion of Warrnambool Base Hospital that will best meet local healthcare needs and deliver world-class care into the future. Visiting the south-west today, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed that Member for Western Victoria James Purcell will chair a newly-formed Community Advisory Group for the project, which thanks to the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

A Healthy Future For Port Fairy

Port Fairy now has a community health centre, which locals can be proud of, thanks to support from the Victorian Government and the fundraising efforts of the local community. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined the community to officially open the new health facility, which is the centrepiece of the $11 million Port Fairy health precinct. […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

New Trains And More Services For The Warrnambool Line

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival will upgrade track, signalling and more level crossings to run new trains and extra services to Warrnambool. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Warrnambool station today, where stabling will be upgraded as part of a $114 million upgrade that will pave the way for VLocity trains to travel to Warrnambool […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

More Services And More Choice For Regional Passengers

The Andrews Labor Government is getting more regional passengers to all their favourite weekend and evening events, with 151 new train services to start next month. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today unveiled the new V-Line timetable that will begin on 27 August and boost services across the state. The new timetable will add […]

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

Monitor Appointed To Central Goldfields Shire

The Andrews Labor Government will appoint a monitor to examine the governance at Central Goldfield Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has re-appointed Bill Jaboor as municipal monitor of the Central Goldfields Shire Council. Mr Jaboor’s appointment follows an earlier stint at the council in October 2016, where he identified governance issues and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

More Support For Global Creative Partnerships

Victoria’s global reputation as a creative leader will be bolstered thanks to the latest round of grants from the Andrews Labor Government designed to take local creative content and expertise around the globe. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced more than $380,000 in International Engagement grants which will help 17 small to medium […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries