Topic: Agriculture and regional development

A New Plan To Boost Tourism And Jobs In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a new Destination Management Plan to boost visitors, investment and jobs in Gippsland. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren at the Port of Sale to launch the plan, which will investigate options to increase visitors and invest in infrastructure at […]

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

Continuing The Conversation With Gippsland Locals

Representatives from the local community, industry and the Andrews Labor Government will come together tonight in Sale for the second annual Gippsland Regional Assembly. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said the Assembly was an important opportunity to discuss the future of the region, its priorities, and the Labor Government’s ongoing partnership with local communities. […]

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

Government Assistance For Murray Goulburn Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting retrenched dairy workers in the Indigo and Campaspe Shires affected by Murray Goulburn’s down-sizing. Following recent discussions with impacted workers, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $50,000 for each council to undertake community economic development planning. The Labor Government will also allocate $80,000 to allow […]

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

Victorian Submissions To Shape Greyhound Code

Public submissions on the draft Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds closed yesterday, with  more than 1200 submissions received over the 60 day public comment period. The Andrews Labor Government  will now carefully consider the submissions and respond to key issues raised in them –including making any necessary changes to the draft […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Central Highlands Region, It’s Time To Have Your Say

Locals living in the Central Highlands region have a chance to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, with community consultation leading up to the next regional assembly kicking off today. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford encouraged local residents to engage with the Central Highlands Regional Partnership ahead of the 2017 Regional Assembly […]

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

Doors To Kaniva Community Hub Officially Open

The residents of Kaniva in the state’s Wimmera-Mallee region now have a new community hub thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced in Parliament today the completed project, following the Labor Government’s contribution of $495,000 from its Drought Response Package. Ms Pulford said construction of the Kaniva […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Have Your Say On The Future Of The Goulburn Region

Goulburn locals have a chance to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, with community consultation leading up to the next Goulburn Regional Assembly kicking off today. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford encouraged local residents to engage with the Goulburn Regional Partnership ahead of its 2017 Regional Assembly, which will be held in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Calls For Independent Public Inquiry Into Basin Plan

Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville has called for an independent Public Inquiry, and an earlier Ministerial Council with all Basin Ministers, to address the serious allegations of water misappropriation in New South Wales. The allegations made on the 4 Corners program are deeply concerning and urgent action is needed to restore public confidence in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

V/Line Back On Track After Liberal And National Neglect

A report tabled by the Victorian Auditor General today shows the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment has got V/Line back on track after years of cuts and neglect from the former Liberal and National Government. The former Coalition Government slashed $120 million out of V/Line, hurting services and ultimately passengers. These cuts would have seen […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Woomelang Shopping Precinct Upgrade Open For Business

The Andrews Labor Government-backed upgrade to the Woomelang Shopping Precinct is complete – creating new opportunities for local businesses and more reasons to visit the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford officially announced the completion of the project in Parliament today. Yarriambiack Shire Council identified the Woomelang Shopping Precinct Upgrade as a priority project […]

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