Category: Minister for Regional Development

Live Streaming Festival Helping Connect Victoria

Communities across Victoria and the world will be able to enjoy a night of livestreamed music and comedy this Saturday — keeping people connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the Delivered, Live Streaming Festival will stream live music and comedy acts into the homes everywhere, including those in country communities doing it tough through periods […]

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Forrest Mountain Bike Trail On Track With Funding Boost

Mountain bike enthusiasts will soon have new tracks and trails in Forrest thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government that will rejuvenate existing tracks and establish new world-class tracks. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes was in Forrest today to announce $500,000 for the first stage of the town’s Mountain Bike Revitalisation Project under […]

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Activating Timboon Town Centre With Funding Grant

Timboon will have a new and improved town centre thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government that will improve traffic flow, functionality and accessibility of the south west Victorian town. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes was in Timboon this morning to announce $300,000 for a new town centre activation plan under the Labor […]

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Making Digital Connections Across The Great South Coast

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better digital connections across the Great South Coast with funding announced today to improve infrastructure, connectivity and coverage across the region. The new strategy is a direct response to recommendations of the Great South Coast Regional Partnership which identified digital connectivity as a priority issue. Minister for Regional Development […]

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Garvoc Community Wins Big With Backing For New Hub

The Garvoc community is celebrating today, with funding flowing from the Andrews Labor Government towards a new hub that will be a vital local meeting place and focal point of the town. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes announced that Garvoc Hall would receive $400,000 from the Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund. The Hub will provide […]

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Tapping Into Local Hops Production

One of the oldest hop producers in the world will double the size of its production in regional Victoria, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes said the funding would help Hop Products Australia to build a new processing facility at its 300-hectare site at Buffalo River Valley. […]

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Funding For Bushfire Recovery Concert In Cudgewa

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered its first funding grant today under the special Regional Events Fund Bushfire Recovery Round, supporting The Rise from The Ashes concert next weekend in Cudgewa. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the first grant from the dedicated Bushfire Round which help bring visitors back to Cudgewa and […]

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Regional Jobs Remain Strong Despite Economic Headwinds

Amid continued economic headwinds, regional Victoria remains ahead of the rest of regional Australia on jobs growth, having recorded the nation’s lowest regional unemployment rate. New Australian Bureau of Statistics data confirms more than 23,000 people found a job in regional Victoria in the three months to December – an increase of 3.3 per cent, […]

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Taking High Country To The City For Bushfire Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is helping fire-affected producers and tourism operators get back on their feet by backing the High Country Comeback farmer’s market, aimed at bringing the best of the region’s produce to Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced $26,000 in funding to support the initiative, led by a team of […]

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Upper Murray Events Centre Construction Underway

The Andrews Labor Government will provide an additional $200,000 towards the construction of the Upper Murray Events Centre at Corryong Recreation Reserve, following bushfires in the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today toured the construction site to view progress on the $2.4 million project, which will deliver a purpose-built modern event space for Towong […]

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