Category: Minister for Regional Development

Land Sales, Jobs Boom At Ballarat West Employment Zone

In a landmark day for Ballarat, the Andrews Labor  Government  announced two land purchasers at the Ballarat West Employment Zone and released another parcel of industrial land to meet strong market demand. The announcements represent a jobs boom for Ballarat with the most recent purchasers, Broo and Athlegen, having the ability to generate significant new […]

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Sovereign Hill By Day And By Night To Bring More Visitors

Sovereign Hill is set to host more students in overnight stays with the completion of a new 32 bed accommodation facility, delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $8 million investment in the By Day and By Night project. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard to formally open […]

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New Mobile Services In Landsborough West

Residents and visitors in the Landsborough West area will see significant improvements in mobile coverage and connectivity from today after the launch of a new mobile base station to eliminate blackspots in the area. The service is one of 109 new mobile base stations that was selected as part of the Andrews Labor Government and […]

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

Portland Prepares For The Future

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Portland in its efforts to build and diversify the local economy with a $45,000 grant towards the Portland Futures project. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, announced Regional Development Australia (RDA) Barwon South West’s funding contribution towards the Committee for Portland’s $110,000 initiative. The project will use research and […]

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

Backing Portland, Boosting Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a new skills training program at Porthaul’s Portland facility which will create 50 new jobs and safeguard another 40. The Labor Government’s investment will allow the delivery of an intensive in-house training program for new truck drivers which will focus on the areas of logistics, rostering, basic mechanics and […]

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

Campaign To Help Portland Attract And Retain Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new program to strengthen Portland’s ability to attract and retain a skilled workforce, with a $100,000 grant from its new Regional Skills Fund. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford announced today the Labor Government’s investment in the Jobs 4 Portland – Workforce Attraction, Retention and Ambassador Pilot Program, […]

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Mortlake Welcomes Streetscape Makeover

Mortlake today welcomed a streetscape upgrade that will revitalise the town’s central business area, improve safety and provide attractive public spaces for locals and visitors to catch up, shop and relax in. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, officially opened the completed streetscape works which were supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s $300,000 investment from […]

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Swan Hill Abattoir Expansion Means More Local Jobs

Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today toured the $15 million upgrade and expansion of Swan Hill Abattoir in a show of the Andrews Labor Government’s support for the project which is creating 75 new jobs. The Labor Government helped secure Swan Hill Abattoir’s $15 million investment in the expansion, which will also […]

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Swan Hill Riverfront Set To Sparkle

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major redevelopment of Swan Hill’s riverfront that will create jobs, boost the local economy and bring even more tourists to the region. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today joined Swan Hill Rural City Councillors to walk the length of the Swan Hill Riverfront project, taking in the […]

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

New Wharf To Bring More Visitors To Koondrook

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today visited Koondrook to inspect the recently completed wharf redevelopment that will see more visitors flock to the region. The project has opened up business and investment opportunities that will boost the local economy, and has created 27 new full time jobs and secured 50 existing jobs. The $2 […]

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