Category: Eastern Victoria Region

New GovHub Creates A Jobs Boost For The Valley

More jobs are coming to the Latrobe Valley with a dedicated government hub to provide a base for up to 300 staff, including 150 public sector jobs. Visiting Morwell today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan, Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced plans for a new GovHub […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Building The Education State Brick By Brick In The Yarra Ranges

Families in the Yarra Ranges will benefit from upgrades to local schools, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Monbulk College and Upwey High School to announce an almost $18 million funding boost for school upgrades that will benefit near 1,300 students. Upwey High School will receive $10 million […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

Connecting regional Victoria

Regional Victoria will be connected like never before, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing better broadband, mobile coverage and Wi-Fi hubs across our state. The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $45 million for the Connecting Regional Communities Program (CRCP), which is in direct response to all nine Regional Partnerships calling for improvements to digital […]

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

Giving our regional communities certainty on gas

The Andrews Labor Government is giving farmers and regional communities the certainty they deserve by banning fracking and getting on with a geoscience program to better understand Victoria’s gas supplies. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $42.5 million over four years to fund the Victorian Gas Program – a comprehensive study spearheaded by the state’s Lead […]

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

You spoke, we listened: Funds flow for regional community priorities

Victoria’s regional communities have spoken and the Andrews Labor Government has listened, delivering funds for key projects identified by local residents. The Labor Government will invest $29 million, as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, to meet specific priorities identified by Regional Partnerships, including projects in health, education, transport, housing and digital connectivity. The Labor […]

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

Boost for agriculture jobs and rural women

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s international reputation as a clean, green producer of food and fibre and securing jobs in regional Victoria. A commitment of $44.4 million, included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will maintain the state’s crucial agricultural biosecurity over the next two years, protecting access to international markets and […]

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

Government jobs move out to the regions

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing hundreds of public sector jobs to the regions with new GovHub offices to be built in Ballarat and the Latrobe Valley. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 secures a major jobs boost for these regional centres and will also kick off planning for a third GovHub in Bendigo. Development Victoria will […]

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

Getting on with the job of building better regional roads

The Andrews Labor Government will continue rebuilding Victoria’s regional roads, improving safety and creating more jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 allocates more than $500 million to rebuild the state’s regional road network, doubling road maintenance investment, upgrading bridges, and constructing new bypasses. More than 850 kilometres of deteriorating roads in regional Victoria will benefit from […]

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

Labor government’s Regional Rail Revival continues

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its record investment in regional public transport to create jobs, connect communities, and deliver public transport that Victorians can count on, wherever they live. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 builds on a record investment in regional rail last year, and includes the $1.45 billion Regional Rail Revival package of major upgrades […]

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

Getting on with the job in regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job, delivering on the things that really matter to people in regional Victoria. With $4 billion specifically dedicated to our regions, the Labor Government is making sure regional communities have the schools, hospitals, roads, transport and jobs they need. The Budget includes: $1.12 billion in regional […]

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