Category: Ministers

A New Parkland Precinct To Transform Olinda

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Olinda families and visitors the community parkland they deserve, transforming a former golf course into a new public precinct. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced more than $4.72 million for the Olinda Precinct Project. This picturesque site, which […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Playgroups Recognised In Annual Awards

A community playgroup that helps families connect with each other, first-time parents and the natural environment has won this year’s Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Victoria Annual Playgroup Awards 2017. Woodend Playgroup – part of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council – received the award from the Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Quad Bike Scheme Making Farmers Safer and Saving Lives

Hundreds of quad bikes across Victoria have been fitted with rollover protection since the Andrews Labor Government’s $6 million scheme came into effect. More than 1,580 quad bikes have had rollover protection devices fitted since October 2016, with a further 1,034 grants to help farmers buy more terrain-appropriate vehicles. More than $2.3 million in rebates […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Victoria’s Economy Leading The Nation

Victoria’s economy leads the nation with gross state product for 2016-17 growing 3.3 per cent in real terms, the highest growth of all Australian states. Victoria’s State Final Demand was the strongest in the nation at 3.9 per cent – a direct reflection of the power of Victoria’s booming economy, aided by the strong financial […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Timboon Upgrades Never Tasted So Sweet

It’s going to be a sweet summer in Timboon with new features for visitors at Timboon Fine Ice Cream and upgrades to the local streetscape now complete thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green visited Timboon today to celebrate two projects funded by the Regional Jobs and […]

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

Cricket Victoria Pads Up For Towards Zero

More than 1,100 Victorian cricket clubs will be bowling up road safety messages to players and spectators, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Toward Zero Road Safety Strategy. The Transport Accident Commission has recruited Cricket Victoria to be part of its plan to create a future where no one dies or is seriously injured […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Ararat Students To Enjoy Modern New Classrooms

Work will begin to replace classrooms recently damaged in a fire at Ararat West Primary School thanks to a $2.1 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting the school today, Minister for Education James Merlino announced a new modular building would be constructed to replace Block B which was damaged by the fire. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

$13 Million Boost For Victoria’s Emergency Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers across the state will share in $13 million in grants to help them keep Victorian communities safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Stawell SES unit today to announce the outcome of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, delivering grants to 300 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Ararat Ready To Harness Land 400 Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing BAE Systems’ bid for the multi-billion dollar LAND 400 defence project which would bring new jobs and investment to regional Victoria. Ararat manufacturer AME Systems is one of the Victorian supply chain companies that will build components for new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles should BAE Systems win the contract for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Warrnambool’s Flagstaff Hill Upgraded

The revitalisation of Warrnambool’s Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is complete, backed by a $1.95 million grant from the Victorian Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Danielle Green opened the upgraded $2.95 million popular tourist attraction last night that draws in thousands of visitors every year. Established in 1974, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village provides an immersive experience […]

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