Category: Location

The Bass Just Keeps Getting Bigger And Better In Gippsland

Recreational anglers in Gippsland have welcomed in the New Year with a record stocking of more than 454,000 Australian bass fingerlings into 19 rivers and lakes. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford was in Orbost today and said the new record would deliver long-lasting benefits for freshwater fishers, nearly tripling the previous record of 162,000 bass […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Turkey Expansion In Bairnsdale A Win For Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $1.13 million investment in Bairnsdale by Leadoux Turkeys to relocate and build a new production and processing facility that will create 17 new full time jobs. Leadoux Turkeys is a family business that has operated in Bairnsdale since 1982 and currently supplies around 45 butcher outlets and […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Renewable Energy To Power Stawell Farm In World-First

The Andrews Labor Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility the world’s first ever crop farm to be completely powered by renewable energy. The 15-year Support Agreement between the Labor Government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Western Victoria Region

Ballarat Line Upgrade Bringing Extra Benefits For Locals

Thousands of regional Victorians will get more reliable services every day with a major upgrade of Wendouree Station in Ballarat to be complete by 2019. A second platform and new tracks will be built at Wendouree as part of the $551.7 million Ballarat Line Upgrade. This will create enough space for trains to pass each […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Ministers, Western Victoria Region

$14.6 Million To Build A New School At Warrnambool

Students at Warrnambool Special Developmental School are getting an early Christmas present this year with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $14.6 million to build a brand new school. Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor Party made an election commitment to provide $5 million to relocate the school to a new site given the […]

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

Administrators To Oversee Central Goldfields Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed three long-term administrators to restore good governance and operations at Central Goldfields Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the appointments today to address a wide range of failures within council. Mr Noel Harvey, the Hon Hugh Delahunty and Ms Karen Douglas have been appointed until the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Northern Victoria Region

Landmark Legislation To Protect The Macedon Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to protect the iconic and historic Macedon Ranges region. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne will today introduce a Bill into Parliament that will allow Macedon to be declared a distinctive area, strengthening planning controls and protecting Macedon Ranges from inappropriate development. The Macedon Ranges boasts […]

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

Hoddle Street Shuts To Kick Off Massive Construction Blitz

Victoria’s busiest arterial road will be closed for eight days in January as part of a massive summer construction blitz to reduce congestion, remove level crossings and deliver the major transport projects Victoria needs. Hoddle Street will be closed in both directions between the Eastern Freeway and Victoria Parade from 12:30am Sunday 7 January 2018 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Metropolitan Region

Municipal Monitor Appointed To Frankston City Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a municipal monitor to investigate and report on the governance of Frankston City Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today announced the appointment of Prue Digby for an 18 month term, ending in June 2019. The Labor Government flagged the need to appoint a monitor in September, following […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Glenelg Estuary Nominated For Ramsar Site Accolade

Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay has been nominated for a Ramsar listing – an acknowledgement of the significance of this stunning site to the region. Minister for Water Lisa Neville endorsed the nomination, which has been submitted to the Federal Government for consideration. Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance listed by Australia under the […]

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