Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Victorians Urged To Have Their Say On Greyhound Welfare

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to provide their feedback on the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds, which aims to improve animal welfare. Greyhound racing is a popular pastime and an industry that supports many jobs, and it’s important that animal welfare is a top priority to ensure it is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

New Committee Members To Manage Wild Dogs In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the newly appointed Chairperson and members to the Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee. The new Committee will be chaired by Mr Ron Harris and comprise six members that have knowledge and expertise in wild dog and biodiversity management. Mr Harris is a sheep and cattle farmer, and previously held […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

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, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Raising A Glass To The Future Of Victorian Wine

Victoria produces some of the best wine in the world, and thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, even more tourists, connoisseurs and locals will get the opportunity to try the perfect glass. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford  visited Yering Station winery in the Yarra Valley today to launch the Wine Industry Development Strategy and round […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Major Goulburn-Murray Water Works This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $100 million of critical works in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District as part of the Connections Project – Victoria’s largest water modernisation project. The works, which will be carried out over winter, will: Upgrade 33 kilometres of channel across 17 sites Install automation at 271 sites Install 35 kilometres of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Northern Victoria Region

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Staying The Course On Puppy Farm Crackdown

The Andrews Labor Government today reaffirmed its commitment to reforming the dog and cat breeding and pet shop industries in Victoria. The report of the Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee’s Inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 tabled today makes it clear that the Bill is unlikely to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Helping Gippsland Beef Brand Expand To New Markets

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting  beef producers in Gippsland to find export markets to expand their business. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced today that Gippsland Natural Meats has been awarded a Food Source Victoria Planning and Growth Grant to move the business to the next stage in its development. The grant will allow […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

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. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Precinct Breathes New Life Into Pyrenees Shire

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the revitalisation of the Landsborough community precinct and a new plan to investigate a more secure water supply for local agri-businesses to help the Pyrenees Shire bounce back from drought and secure its future. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green today opened the ‘Living Landsborough’ Community Precinct, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria