Category: Northern 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

Capacity Doubled For Two Peak Bendigo Trains

Bendigo passengers are set to benefit from added capacity on their regional rail service, with three new VLocity carriages allocated to two peak services today. Passengers will see a more comfortable journey on the 7:00am weekday service from Epsom to Southern Cross as well as the 5:53pm from Southern Cross Station to Bendigo, in addition […]

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

Christmas Cheers In The Macedon Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at Passing Clouds Winery in Musk today to announce the funding from […]

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

Go Goldfields Helps Central Goldfields To Shine

The Andrews Labor Government’s $2 million support for the Go Goldfields program is making a positive impact in the local community. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford met participants in Maryborough today to hear first-hand how the program is helping some of the most vulnerable in the Central Goldfields Shire. Go Goldfields is an alliance […]

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

Backing The Committee For Maryborough

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the Committee for Maryborough with a $50,000 grant to help the new organisation get established and make a positive impact on the economic and social well-being of the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding in Maryborough today while meeting with members of the community and […]

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

Transforming Mount Buffalo Into A Year-Round Destination

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new plan to transform Mt Buffalo from one of Victoria’s winter wonderlands to a year-round tourism drawcard. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green today announced $200,000 from the Labor Government for a feasibility study on development of year-round tourism experiences. Alpine Shire Council will use the funding […]

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

Getting It Done: Better Roads For Country Victoria

Country Victorians will have unprecedented access to information about the condition of country roads, road works and upgrades as part of a massive overhaul of the way VicRoads manages the road network. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined VicRoads Chief Executive John Merritt today to announce a bold plan of action based […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Record Rail Investment Boosts Bendigo Jobs

Sixteen Bendigo locals have secured full-time work at Southern Shorthaul Railroad over the past six months thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in new trains. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today toured the Bendigo workshop and met staff recently employed on a permanent basis thanks to an ongoing pipeline of work. The […]

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

Community To Help Shape New Bendigo Station Precinct

The Bendigo community is being invited to help shape the Andrews Labor Government’s revitalisation of the Bendigo Station precinct. Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan, and the Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, today encouraged the locals to head along to community workshops next month and provide their input on […]

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