Category: Western Victoria Region

Greyhounds To Rock Wannon Park In Warrnambool

The greyhound Warrnambool Cup Rock & Race night is set to attract more than 1800 racegoers, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The Government is providing more than $21,000 towards the event through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program. The Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club is matching the contribution. The feature races […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release, Western Victoria Region

Torquay North Principal Announced

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Torquay North Primary School. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Darren Roskosch as the principal of the new school. Opening in 2018, Torquay North Primary has capacity for 400 students. The school has been designed with the local community […]

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

Investing In Geelong Schools And Geelong Kids

23,000 students in Geelong will get the best start in life, with a huge funding injection in local school infrastructure. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $19.28 million to upgrade 11 schools across Geelong. The funding will include $2.84 million for Ashby Primary School in Geelong West, $2.41 million for Chilwell Primary School in Newtown, […]

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

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