Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Supporting Young People Into Jobs In Loddon Campaspe

Young Victorians, their teachers and future employers have come together with the Andrews Labor Government in the Loddon Campaspe region today to build better pathways between school and work. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes, Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Securing The Future For Forestry Industry Workers

The Andrews Labor Government has today acted to ensure a long-term and sustainable future for Victoria’s forestry industry – and for the Victorian workers who rely on it. As Australian Paper moves away from using native timber in its paper production and with a reduction in available native timber resources due to fire and wildlife […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

More Jobs And Infrastructure For Country Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering for rural and regional Victoria – with funding ready to help regional businesses and communities expand, grow jobs and attract investment. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today released updated guidelines for the Labor Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund – with more than $30 million available to make […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Tapping Into Victorian Craft Produce

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s small-scale and craft producers to grow – creating new jobs and attracting more visitors from interstate and overseas to enjoy our locally-made food, beer and spirits. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited King River Brewing in Whitfield to launch the Labor Government’s $10 million Small-Scale and Craft […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

New Life For Historic Goldfields Tourism Attractions

The historic towns of Maldon and Castlemaine in the Goldfields region are being reinvigorated with support from the Andrews Labor Government to bring their significant tourism assets back to life. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited the Maldon Streetscape project and the Victorian Goldfields Railway in Castlemaine, both popular tourism offerings in the region. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Plan in place for Geelong City Deal rollout

A clear path toward economic diversification, tourism growth and a thriving city centre has been laid out today with the launch of the Geelong City Deal Implementation Plan. Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the City Deal would inject $370 million into Geelong and the broader Great Ocean Road region. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Supporting Our Drought-Affected Farmers

Farmers facing drought and dry conditions will get the extra support they need, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing new dedicated funding to help farming families and communities doing it tough. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today to announce more than $31 million in targeted support for areas hit hardest by […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Chair Ensuring Meat And Seafood Safety

Victoria’s meat and seafood safety regulator is in good hands with the Andrews Labor Government’s appointment of a new chair to the industry’s regulatory body as of today. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced Alison Stone will take on the position of PrimeSafe Chair. PrimeSafe regulates the red meat, poultry, seafood and pet food […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

New Kangaroo Harvesting Program Begins

The Andrews Labor Government’s permanent Kangaroo Harvesting Program begins today, helping to better manage kangaroo populations around the state and support Victoria’s kangaroo pet food industry. Accredited shooters will now be able to harvest kangaroos and have carcasses processed for pet food by licensed businesses – making it easier for farmers, minimising waste and supporting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Language Programs Breaking Barriers For Migrant Families

A pilot program to help migrant families move to regional Victoria and build their language skills is making its mark on the community, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes visited Hamilton today to meet some of the families involved in the Great South Coast Economic Migration pilot […]

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