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From the Deputy Premier

Peter Ryan



The Hon Peter Ryan MP


More than 1,400 homes and businesses in Bannockburn will soon have access to cheaper and cleaner energy, with the Victorian Coalition Government and SP AusNet reaching an agreement to connect the town to the state’s natural gas network.

Marysville has taken another big step on the road to bushfire recovery.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan has written to all Victorian Coalition Government Ministers, asking that they “ensure government departments and agencies, where possible and practical, purchase Victorian and Australian produced food products”.

The Victorian Coalition Government is building for growth in regional Victoria, with the 2013-14 Victorian State Budget investing hundreds of millions into regional cities and country communities. 
 

The Victorian Coalition Government has today announced $16 million to kickstart a major modernisation of the Macalister Irrigation District (MID).

More than 700 properties and businesses in Avoca will have access to natural gas for their cooking, heating and hot water needs for the first time.

Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan today visited Lightfoot and Sons winery at Calulu to inspect important work being undertaken to slow down river bank erosion.

The Loddon Mallee, in Victoria’s north-west, is a top location for career opportunities in public administration, trade and tourism, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

The Goulburn, Ovens and Murray regions, in Victoria’s north-east, are top locations for career opportunities in education, healthcare and agriculture, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

Gippsland is a prime location for career opportunities in tourism, administration and professional services, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

Ballarat and the Central Highlands are top locations for career opportunities in tourism, arts and retail, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

Victoria’s south-west region is a top location for career opportunities in the retail, professional and construction services, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

Vintage train enthusiasts will make tracks to Donald on Saturday with more than 200 people set to board a diesel locomotive for a special trip to celebrate the town’s 150th birthday.

The first of five new Victorian-based Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refuelling stations for heavy vehicles was opened in Wodonga today by Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan.

Wodonga’s Gateway Island will receive a major upgrade, enabling it to host bigger and better events, with the Victorian Coalition Government today announcing it will provide $330,000 to complete the $520,000 Gateway Events and Cultural Precinct Project.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development and Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today met with regional business leaders in Geelong about the economic opportunities and challenges facing the region and wider Victoria.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today announced Coles Supermarkets as one of the official sponsors of the 2013 Regional Victoria Living Expo in Melbourne on Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April.

Stage One of the $6.4 million Mildura Airport Terminal Redevelopment project is complete, with Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan inspecting the completed works today, paving the way for Stage Two of the project to take off.

North eastern Victoria is primed for business over the upcoming Easter period, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

A collaboration between Regional Development Victoria (RDV) and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) has produced valuable insights into doing business in the state’s regional and rural areas.