Category: Western Victoria Region

Shaping The Tourism Economy Across Macedon Ranges

Representatives from the local tourism industry, councils and the Andrews Labor Government will come together in Macedon tonight for the Daylesford, Hepburn and Macedon Ranges Visitor Economy Symposium. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said the Symposium was an important opportunity for the Labor Government to discuss ways to strengthen and create new opportunities for […]

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

Have Your Say On The Future Of The Great South Coast

Those living and working in the Great South Coast are being encouraged to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, with community consultation kicking off today ahead of the Great South Coast Regional Assembly to be held in Portland on 12 October 2017. The Labor Government established nine Regional Partnerships last July to enable […]

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

A Brand New School For Portland Families

Portland will receive a brand new specialist school and improved school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. During his visit to inspect construction at Portland Primary School today, Treasurer Tim Pallas announced that $8 million will be invested in new school facilities. $7 million is being invested in a new specialist Portland Bay School […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer, Western Victoria Region

Father’s Day Fun For Families At The Stawell Trots

Dads will enjoy a day out at the Stawell harness races this Father’s Day thanks to $6,500 from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is supporting the annual Father’s Day Trots Meeting tomorrow through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program. The Stawell Harness Racing Club is also contributing more than $9,000 towards […]

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

Next Steps Forward For Grampians Rehab Facility

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery has been named as the service provider for the Andrews Labor Government’s new Grampians alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facility. The new facility will offer 20 rehabilitation beds to give people the support they need to help end their drug addiction and rebuild their lives. Windana has 30 years’ […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health, Western Victoria Region

Invisible DNA To Crack Down On Crime In Geelong

A six-month synthetic DNA trial is about to get underway in Geelong as part of a crime prevention plan by the Andrews Labor Government to reduce residential burglaries. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and other members of Safety Alliance Victoria in Norlane to launch Protect | Prevent. Kits of synthetic DNA […]

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

Reducing The Risk From The Stawell Tyre Stockpile

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) continues to make progress on removing millions of tyres from the Stawell stockpile. Removal works on Saleyards Road began on 9 August, and nearly 2000 tonnes of tyres have already been removed from the site and sent to a Melbourne facility for processing. While this is a significant number of […]

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

Securing Lake Toolondo For Summer

An extra 5,000 megalitres of water is being transferred to Toolondo Reservoir, boosting one of Western Victoria’s premier trout fishing spots. The allocation builds on the 5,000 megalitres announced earlier this month and is expected to keep the levels in Toolondo to above the minimum level for fisheries until late in 2018. Grampians Wimmera Mallee […]

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

Road Upgrades To Cut Costs For South West Dairy Farmers

Local Roads to Market projects across the state’s south-west are upgrading intersections, strengthening pavements and widening and re-aligning the roads our dairy industry relies on. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $480,000 toward the cost of upgrading 18 intersections in the Glenelg Shire, paving the way for more efficient dairy pickups. The local dairy industry […]

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

Putting St Arnaud First With New Ambulance Station

The Andrews Labor Government is giving paramedics in St Arnaud the modern ambulance station they need to respond to emergencies and save lives. Premier Daniel Andrews today met with local paramedics to discuss the facilities and support they need to respond to life threatening medical emergencies, as work continues to acquire a site for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region