Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Bush Food Trials To Explore A New Agricultural Industry

Some of Victoria’s oldest flavours will soon be accessible to dining tables across the world, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government grant to expand the bush food industry on the Great South Coast. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the $30,000 Food Source Victoria grant, which will allow WG Enterprises to start supply […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Tails Wagging With Seymour Greyhound Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering for much loved Greyhounds with funding announced today for the Greyhound Adoption Centre in Seymour. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes was in Seymour to announce the Labor Government’s $50,000 grant for the Greyhound Adoption Centre which will see the centre completely refurbished. The funds will contribute […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Supporting Animal Welfare Groups Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our hardworking and valued animal shelters and rescue organisations with increased funding announced today. The funding has been awarded as part of the first round of grants administered by Animal Welfare Victoria and is the sixth round of grants supported by the Government’s Animal Welfare Grants […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Metropolitan Region, Western Victoria Region

Funding Boost To Keep Game Hunting Safe And Sustainable

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to the Game Management Authority to ensure hunting remains safe, responsible and sustainable this hunting season, and in future seasons. The Game Management Authority (GMA) is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation of game hunting in Victoria. It promotes sustainability and responsibility in game hunting and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Backing Our Dairy Farmers In Northern Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our dairy farmers in Northern Victoria with funding for an industry-led project aimed at boosting jobs, training and skills across the sector. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes visited a dairy farm in Mooroopna today with representatives from Dairy Australia and Murray Dairy to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Grants Boost For Victoria’s Artisanal Producers

Victoria’s best artisanal producers will be supported to employ more staff, upgrade equipment and grow their businesses to take Victorian produce to the world, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Blue Tongue Berries in Seymour, who received support through the first round of the Labor Government’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

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 […]

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

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Supporting Our Drought Affected Farmers In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support drought affected farmers in the Gippsland region, with ongoing assistance for on-farm infrastructure grants, education, family and mental health support. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes visited farms today in the Wellington and East Gippsland Shires to hear first-hand how farming businesses and communities are managing the drought […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture