Category: Eastern Victoria Region

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

Strengthening Air Monitoring In The Latrobe Valley

New air monitoring equipment is being trialled for six weeks in the Latrobe Valley to provide more information about air quality and improve the Environment Protection Authority’s ability to locate and watch smoke plumes. EPA is currently testing smoke and gas sensors at its Traralgon station and the equipment will also measure sulphur dioxide – […]

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

Driving Down Energy Bills In The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is helping up to 1,000 low income households in the Latrobe Valley access energy efficient upgrades to drive down their energy bills. Warragul-based company Hills Energy Solutions will deliver $5 million in energy efficiency upgrades to homes in the greatest need in Latrobe City, Wellington and Baw Baw regions – with […]

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

Delivering More Water For Farmers In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering greater water security to farmers as part of irrigation modernisation works in the Macalister Irrigation District in Gippsland. The $32 million Phase 1A project was completed in June this year and has provided water savings by modernising infrastructure and reducing water losses. Because of the modernisation works, approximately 6GL […]

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

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

A Boost For Jobs With Burra Foods Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $24.5 million expansion of Burra Foods in Korumburra in a project that will increase exports and create another 39 jobs across the dairy supply chain. The investment will develop an infant formula canning and packing line at Korumburra, representing a significant new investment in manufacturing and value […]

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