Category: Minister for Regional Development

New Life For Historic Goldfields Tourism Attractions

The historic towns of Maldon and Castlemaine in the Goldfields region are being reinvigorated with support from the Andrews Labor Government to bring their significant tourism assets back to life. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited the Maldon Streetscape project and the Victorian Goldfields Railway in Castlemaine, both popular tourism offerings in the region. […]

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Plan in place for Geelong City Deal rollout

A clear path toward economic diversification, tourism growth and a thriving city centre has been laid out today with the launch of the Geelong City Deal Implementation Plan. Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the City Deal would inject $370 million into Geelong and the broader Great Ocean Road region. […]

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Language Programs Breaking Barriers For Migrant Families

A pilot program to help migrant families move to regional Victoria and build their language skills is making its mark on the community, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes visited Hamilton today to meet some of the families involved in the Great South Coast Economic Migration pilot […]

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

Tackling The Digital Divide In Central Highlands

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new plan to improve digital connectivity in central Victoria as part of a commitment to give regional Victorians equal access to the infrastructure and services available in Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today launched the Central Highlands […]

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

Fast-Tracking Jobs To Ballarat GovHub

The Andrews Labor Government’s Ballarat GovHub is delivering local jobs ahead of schedule, with the Department of Justice and Community Safety moving into town while construction continues on the new site. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today announced that over 30 workers from the DJCS Consumer Affairs […]

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Regional Partnerships Building For Now And The Future

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Partnerships are evolving to deliver for regional Victorians, with more than 100 people attending the Regional Partnership Conference in Marysville to discuss future opportunities. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes attended the conference to hear from the Partnerships and those who have benefited from investment in their regions. The Labor […]

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Nagambie Brewing For Success On The Waterfront

A new brewery and distillery located on the pristine shores of Lake Nagambie is set to attract local and international craft-beer enthusiasts to regional Victoria and grow local jobs. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today attended the official opening of Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, owned by businessman Gerry Ryan. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery opened […]

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New Plan To Attract Investment To Victoria’s North West

The Andrews Labor Government will back a new plan for a key region in North West Victoria, aiming to set a path to attract more investment into the farming towns of Buloke Shire. The Buloke Industry, Product and Services Gap Analysis project will be led by Buloke Shire Council in collaboration with consultant Urban Enterprise, […]

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Planning The Future Of Echuca’s Entertainment Precinct

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to further activate Echuca, supporting a new plan for the redevelopment of the Riverfront Entertainment Precinct. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Echuca to announce the Labor Government will provide $150,000 for a business case and design work to redevelop the precinct, which is home to community events such as Carols by Candlelight, the Winter Blues and the Riverboats […]

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Designs Released For Latrobe Valley GovHub

Final designs for the Andrews Labor Government’s Latrobe Valley GovHub are now available, as local businesses and contractors get up to speed on the local work opportunities on the construction of the new facility. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today released the artist impressions of the $30 million GovHub, a purpose-built regional employment hub […]

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