Category: Minister for Regional Development

New Regional Jobs To Support Agriculture

More than 80 full-time equivalent jobs benefitting the agriculture industry will be created in regional Victoria, backed with funding from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced funding from the Agriculture Workforce Plan will be put towards job creation projects for five Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) across Victoria. These […]

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Working With Regional Communities To Shape The Future

The Andrews Labor Government will use a series of roundtables hosted by the state’s Regional Partnerships to help understand the local impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and pave the way for recovery. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the virtual Regional Roundtables to help the Government identify the unique challenges and opportunities local […]

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Backing Mount Buffalo Tourism And Jobs – Year Round

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of Mount Buffalo as a 12-months-a-year tourism destination through support for new “eco pod” accommodation. Part of the Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package, the Mount Buffalo community and its visitors will benefit from the $1.5 million injection to build the luxury Alpine pods. Building Works is backing shovel-ready […]

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Virtual Country Market To Showcase Regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is supporting our regional producers, makers and entertainers with the launch of the Victorian Country Market – bringing an online market direct to homes across the state. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the new e-commerce platform will launch at the Recharge 2020 Festival, hosting a range of small businesses […]

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Delivering Projects And Creating Jobs In Regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is continuing to back community projects in regional Victoria that create jobs and make our regions even better places to live and work. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced 35 projects in rural and regional communities that will share in more than $16 million from the Regional Infrastructure Fund to […]

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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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