Category: Minister for Regional Development

A Brighter Future For Great South Coast Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding for the Beyond the Bell program, to keep young people in the Great South Coast region in school and engaged in their education. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced today in Parliament that the Labor Government will provide more than $1 million over the next three years […]

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Backing Booth Transport’s Bulk Milk Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $8.65 million investment from Booth Transport in a new milk logistics and distribution hub in Strathmerton, creating 77 new jobs. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford toured the recently opened new facility today, which is supporting Victoria’s dairy industry. Established in 1936, Booth Transport is […]

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Mount Alexander Mountain Bike Park Wheels In Action

Mountain bike riders will have a new word-class trail network to explore Harcourt and the Mount Alexander region thanks to a $1.99 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Harcourt today to announce the multi-million investment, which is a win for […]

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Revitalised Cowes Precinct To Attract More Visitors

The Andrews Labor Government will partner with Bass Coast Shire Council to revitalise central Cowes, grow the visitor economy, improve business confidence, and enhance community pride in Phillip Island. A Request for Quote will soon be put to market to upgrade the Jetty Triangle and create a Transit Centre –  boosting the number of visitors, […]

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Broadford’s Motorcycle Sports Complex Revvs Up

Broadford could be the next big thing in motor sports by expanding the State Motorcycle Sports Complex (SMSC) to attract larger events and even more visitors to the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $50,000 towards the development of a feasibility study to expand the existing complex – to attract visitors and boost the local […]

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New Seats And Scoreboard Unveiled At Eureka Stadium

Ballarat is one step closer to seeing AFL football with thousands of extra seats and a brand new scoreboard unveiled today at Eureka Stadium. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Western Bulldogs CEO Garry Kent and Ballarat Engagement Manager Brett Goodes  to flick the switch on the new scoreboard and inspect the new seating. […]

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More Sweet Jobs For Cobram In Fruit Packing Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government has today helped  secure family owned and operated Cobram fruit packing operation JV Orchards, creating an additional 15 jobs and safeguarding the existing workforce. With assistance from the Labor Government, JV Orchards will invest $900,000 in the expansion of its Cobram fruit packing and export facility in a win for local […]

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Kyneton’s Campaspe River Trail Peddles Ahead

Kyneton’s popular walking and cycling trail along the Campaspe River will undergo major improvement works thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF). Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the grant with Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas while meeting with Macedon Ranges Shire Council on the […]

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Rural Women Rightly Get Their Voice Back

The much loved Victorian Rural Women’s Network (RWN) will be re-established on 1 July, 2017 with funding secured in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. The Network began in 1986 to support women living in rural and often isolated areas, raising their profile and allowing them to connect and share information. Victoria’s first female Minister for Agriculture […]

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Nature-Based Tourism Hub Connects Gannawarra Towns

Towns in Gannawarra Shire will benefit from a new tourism hub to be developed in Koondrook thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. When complete, the $1.2 million Nature-Based Tourism Hub will connect iconic natural assets around Koondrook, Cohuna and Kerang, including the Gunbower State Forest, Murray River and Kerang Lakes. The […]

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