Category: Minister for Regional Development

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 […]

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

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development

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 […]

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

Mallee Locals Have A Chance To Shape Their Future

Mallee locals have another chance to speak directly to the heart of the Andrews Labor Government, with  consultation for the Mallee Regional Partnership kicking off. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, urged the community to have its say in shaping the future of the region ahead of the Mallee Regional Partnership’s next Regional Assembly to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Statement Regarding Carter Holt Harvey

The Andrews Labor Government is deeply disappointed by the news that Carter Holt Harvey Building Supplies Group (CHH) intends to close its Morwell softwood sawmill, resulting in the loss of 160 jobs. Our thoughts are with the workers and their families during this difficult time. The New Zealand based company advised government officials of its […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development

Footy And Farming Kick Goals For Regional Victoria

Aussie Rules football and our farming communities will come together this weekend in a celebration of our primary producers, regional communities and volunteer organisations. The Round 8 match between Essendon and Geelong will be dedicated to country football and netball clubs and the people behind the clubs – so often the lifeblood of regional communities. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Unlocking The Value Of Straw In New Ag Study

A group of enterprising grain growers in the Central Highlands will investigate the potential of converting industry waste into bio-energy fuel and other value-adding products, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Backed with $60,000 in funding from the Labor Government’s Food Source Victoria Program, the project will involve a feasibility study and business […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

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

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