Category: Eastern Victoria Region

New Avon River Bridge Out To Market

The replacement of the Avon River Bridge in Stratford is one step closer to commencing. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the beginning of the Advance Tender Notice (ATN) and pre-qualification process to deliver the new rail bridge. Mr McCormack said this […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New skills, good jobs, more schools, better roads in Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is getting things done, investing in the big projects that Gippsland needs and the people we need to deliver them. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 delivers $4.3 billion for regional Victoria, making sure regional communities have reliable roads and rail, good schools and quality healthcare. As we build our state, thousands of […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Premier

O’Brien Votes For Exploitation Of Vulnerable Workers

Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has joined mobsters’ mate Matthew Guy and his Liberal and National colleagues to abandon some of the state’s most vulnerable workers, opposing ground-breaking Andrews Labor Government legislation to stop exploitation in the Victorian labour hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins slammed Danny O’Brien and the Opposition for […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Bull Votes For Exploitation Of Vulnerable Workers

Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull has joined mobsters’ mate Matthew Guy and his Liberal and National colleagues to abandon some of the state’s most vulnerable workers, opposing ground-breaking Andrews Labor Government legislation to stop exploitation in the Victorian labour hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins slammed Tim Bull and the Opposition for […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Blackwood Votes For Exploitation Of Vulnerable Workers

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has joined mobsters’ mate Matthew Guy and his Liberal and National colleagues to abandon some of the state’s most vulnerable workers, opposing ground-breaking Andrews Labor Government legislation to stop exploitation in the Victorian labour hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins slammed Gary Blackwood and the Opposition for voting […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

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

Latrobe Valley’s New Dental Prosthetics Lab Now Open

The Latrobe Valley University Training Clinic and Dental Prosthetic Laboratory is now complete, providing 38 new jobs and generating a new high-value manufacturing industry in the Valley. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford officially opened the $5.3 million facility in Churchill today. Local company, BFN Developments, built the new facility and engaged 20 Gippsland-based sub-contractors […]

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

Jobs Boost For Gippsland With New Mine Investment

More than 500 new jobs are set to be created in East Gippsland on the back of a new multi-million dollar investment in the Stockman zinc-copper mine project near Benambra. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas welcomed the announcement, which will see new owners revitalise plans for its development. Copper is a key input for Victoria’s […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Treasurer

Supporting Pakenham’s Premier Race Day

Racegoers are set to flock to the Pakenham Racing Club this Saturday, 9 December, as the Pakenham Cup takes centre stage. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $49,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the race day, and a further $8,000 to upgrade the veterinary facilities at the club’s home at Racing.com Park. […]

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