Category: Minister for Regional Development

Southern Aurora Memorial Garden Officially Opened

A memorial garden to the Southern Aurora train accident and community response is now open in Violet Town, with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today officially opened the Southern Aurora Memorial Garden in Violet Town, 50 years after one of the worst train accidents in Australian history. The […]

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Boosting Visitors For Geelong’s International Students

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Geelong’s visitor economy grow by supporting a plan to increase the number of people travelling to the region to visit international students. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the Labor Government will provide $50,000 from the Stronger Regional Communities Plan to Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine […]

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GovHub Gets Off The Ground In Ballarat

BALLARAT  Construction is kicking off on the new Ballarat GovHub project – a key milestone for the purpose-built facility for up to 1,000 Victorian Government employees, including 600 roles relocating from Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes welcomed the erection of timber safety hoarding around the site, ahead of construction works beginning on the […]

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Keeping Sharp Airlines In The Air In Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has provided a vital lifeline to Sharp Airlines to keep flights between Essendon, Warrnambool and Portland in the air. After close to thirty years of successful operation, Sharp Airlines was due to fly its last service this Friday. The Labor Government has been working with the company on concerns over patronage […]

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Delivering More Free Car Parks For Ballarat Locals

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the delivery of 1,000 free car parks in Ballarat, taking the pressure off local streets and making it easier to get in and out of the city. Work has begun to map potential locations for the car spaces and the Labor Government will seek input from the […]

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Omeo Pedals Towards Multi-Million Mountain Bike Trail

The Andrews Labor Government is helping regions hit hard by drought to grow and diversify their local economies. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today joined East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Joe Rettino at the National Drought Summit in Canberra to announce $1 million for the Shire to develop a business case and build the […]

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Expanding Mental Health Support To Ballarat Students

Ballarat government secondary schools will soon have access to a mental health professional, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a new Mental Health in Schools program, which will ensure students are receiving quality mental health care when they need it most. One in seven Victorians between the […]

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Creating More Jobs In Horsham

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering new technology to an iconic Horsham manufacturing business and creating local jobs, with a grant from the Regional Jobs Fund. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced that Horsham-based business Smallaire will invest $500,000 in new technology and expand their operations with support from the Labor […]

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Helping Victorian Farmers’ Markets Grow And Sprout

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting farmers’ markets grow and thrive with a $100,000 Food Source Victoria grant to provide a network facilitator to the Victorian Farmers Market Association (VFMA). Victoria has 48 accredited markets across the state, from Mildura in the northwest to Leongatha in the southeast with huge potential to grow in number […]

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Delivering A New Park For Families In Romsey

Families in the Macedon Ranges will have more spaces to relax and unwind, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to invest $718,000 towards the Romsey Ecotherapy Park. Already, the former Romsey Primary School and its two acres of open space have been transformed with the establishment of an Active Nature Space. But right now, the […]

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