Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Tackling The Digital Divide In Central Highlands

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new plan to improve digital connectivity in central Victoria as part of a commitment to give regional Victorians equal access to the infrastructure and services available in Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today launched the Central Highlands […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

Have Your Say On Preventing Cruelty To Animals

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Victorians to provide feedback on proposed new regulations to prevent cruelty to animals in Victoria. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes announced the opening of consultation on the proposed Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (POCTA) Regulations 2019, which will make improvements on important animal welfare issues including: Animal transportation and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Showing Victoria’s Global Table To The World

Victoria will host world leaders in sustainability, agriculture and trade this week, with the Andrews Labor Government’s Global Table event tackling the big discussions on climate change and building an innovative food sector. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today opened Global Table at the Melbourne Showgrounds, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Victorian Hemp Industry Set To Grow

The Andrews Labor Government has convened a cross-party taskforce to investigate the industrial use of hemp and identify opportunities to grow the industry and create jobs for regional Victorians. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the new taskforce alongside Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Fiona Patten and Member for Mildura Ali Cupper, with support […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Fast-Tracking Jobs To Ballarat GovHub

The Andrews Labor Government’s Ballarat GovHub is delivering local jobs ahead of schedule, with the Department of Justice and Community Safety moving into town while construction continues on the new site. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today announced that over 30 workers from the DJCS Consumer Affairs […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Nagambie Brewing For Success On The Waterfront

A new brewery and distillery located on the pristine shores of Lake Nagambie is set to attract local and international craft-beer enthusiasts to regional Victoria and grow local jobs. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today attended the official opening of Nagambie Brewery and Distillery, owned by businessman Gerry Ryan. Nagambie Brewery and Distillery opened […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Young Farmer Bootcamp Seeks New Recruits

A new group of Sunraysia farmers will soon join the latest batch of recruits to the Andrews Labor Government’s Young Farmers Business Bootcamp program, giving young farmers an opportunity to innovate and build on their business skills. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced that Agriculture Victoria will run two two-day agribusiness skills courses in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

New Plan To Attract Investment To Victoria’s North West

The Andrews Labor Government will back a new plan for a key region in North West Victoria, aiming to set a path to attract more investment into the farming towns of Buloke Shire. The Buloke Industry, Product and Services Gap Analysis project will be led by Buloke Shire Council in collaboration with consultant Urban Enterprise, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

New Vet Board Members To Deliver Expert Care

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed new members to the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria to oversee the performance of Victoria’s veterinarians, ensuring animals across the state have access to the best possible care. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the new appointments to the board, which provides public confidence and protects the welfare of animals by making sure […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Planning The Future Of Echuca’s Entertainment Precinct

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to further activate Echuca, supporting a new plan for the redevelopment of the Riverfront Entertainment Precinct. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Echuca to announce the Labor Government will provide $150,000 for a business case and design work to redevelop the precinct, which is home to community events such as Carols by Candlelight, the Winter Blues and the Riverboats […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development