Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Orchard Expansion To Bring Jobs To The Goulburn Valley

A family owned and operated orchard in the Goulburn Valley is set to thrive, with funding announced today to expand, bringing new local jobs to the community. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced that Vigliaturo Orchards will receive a grant from the Andrews Labor Government that will see the company expand, upgrade and employ more […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development

Making Renting Fair For Victorian Pet Owners

The Andrews Labor Government will end the discrimination against tenants with pets as part of its unprecedented reforms to make renting fair for all Victorians. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Dr Chris Brown today to back a national campaign to make it easier for people to rent a house and own a pet. As […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Cutting Costs For Farmers: Managing Energy Efficiently

Farmers who are seeking to better manage their energy costs are now able to apply for an on-farm assessment with the commencement of the Andrews Labor Government’s Agriculture Energy Plan. The on-farm assessments form a key part of the Labor Government’s $30 million Agriculture Energy Investment Plan and are aimed to help farmers better manage […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Grants To Boost Animal Welfare Across Victoria

Non-profit animal welfare organisations across Victoria can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to turn their great ideas into reality. The Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program is seeking grant applications that benefit creatures great and small. Consideration will be given to applications covering a range of areas including: Community education programs on responsible […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Kicking Goals For Regional Victoria At The ‘G

Regional Victoria will take centre stage at the home of footy, when the Essendon and Geelong Football Clubs meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the AFL Country Festival. The Andrews Labor Government is proudly sponsoring the celebration of regional communities, farmers and volunteer organisations as part of the AFL’s Country Festival. The match between […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Supporting Eco Tourism On The Great Ocean Road

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in an eco-tourism project on the Great Ocean Road to broaden the range of experiences and encourage visitors to stay longer in one of the state’s most beautiful destinations. In Apollo Bay today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced a $1.5 million grant to the Conservation Ecology Centre’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Liberals Let Fracking Cat Out Of The Bag

Newly endorsed Liberal candidate for Buninyong has let the cat out of the bag and confirmed that the Liberals will reverse Victoria’s ban on fracking the first chance they get. Speaking to the Ballarat Courier, Liberal candidate Andrew Kilmartin said of a Liberal National Government – ‘We’re going to allow gas fracking, which is going […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Making Geelong And The Bellarine More Accessible

Tourism businesses in Geelong and the Bellarine will be given the skills to make their businesses more accessible and fair with vital funding made possible by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today announced funding of $1.04 million from the Regional Skills Fund towards the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Future Fishing Leader Recognised For Mako Shark

Fourteen year-old Warrnambool angler, Xavier Ellul, has been recognised for his contribution to the sustainable management of mako sharks in Victoria. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined other fishers and club members plus staff from the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) at the Torquay Angling Club to present Xavier with a certificate of appreciation for his […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Ministers

Growing Jobs For Locals In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is backing jobseekers in Ballarat with a new program that creates jobs by encouraging businesses to use local products and services. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard to announce funding for Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network to deliver […]

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