Topic: Agriculture and regional development

New Services Heap Further Pressure On Turnbull To Pay Up

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver more than 140 new regional train services in August, heaping further pressure on the Turnbull Government to give Victoria the money it’s owed in tonight’s Federal Budget. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan at Southern Cross Station today to announce a new timetable that will […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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

Of Course We’re Tackling Gorse (And Other Weeds)

The Andrews Labor Government continues to support rural and regional councils in managing weeds along Victorian roadsides. The Victorian Budget 2017-18 provides $5.39 million for local councils to manage roadside weeds and pests. This includes $2.66 million for the 2017-18 financial year, with a further $2.73 million for 2018-19. Roadsides can be a breeding ground […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Getting On With The Job: Government Jobs For Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job by creating hundreds of public sector jobs at a new GovHub office to be built in Ballarat in a major boost to the local economy. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined the Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and Member for […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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