Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Protecting Victorian Horticulture From Fruit Fly Impacts

Victoria’s key fruit production regions will continue to be protected from the destructive impacts of Queensland fruit fly with an extension of funding from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced a further $1.72 million in grants in a one-year extension of the Managing Fruit Fly in Victoria Action Plan 2015-20, allowing […]

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Game Management Authority To Broaden Board Expertise

Three new board members have been appointed to the Game Management Authority (GMA), bringing new skills and experience to the independent regulator. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the appointment of Dr Bronwyn Orr, Corrie Goodwin and Owen Cavanough for a term of three years. Ian Maxfield has also been reappointed to the GMA […]

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More Soil Moisture Information At Farmers’ Fingertips

The Victorian Government has announced improvements to the Soil Moisture Monitoring Program as it continues to support farm businesses impacted by drought and dry seasonal conditions. The new set-up will mean easier and quicker access and the improved search function will allow farmers to distinguish between crop types being monitored, pasture and soil types and […]

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Standing With Farmers Against Biosecurity Threats

The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect our biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes tabled the Government’s response to the Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture in parliament today, […]

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Building Farm Business Resilience For Challenging Times

Farm businesses are being supported to build their resilience against economic challenges through a range of tools and webinars being offered by the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes encouraged Victorian farmers to sign up for the webinar series and seek relevant support to ensure their business continuity in the face of challenges. The […]

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New Grants Keeping Critical Food Supply Businesses Going

Food production businesses and farms in Victoria will be supported in making their workplace safe and keeping supply chains uninterrupted thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the Business Adaptation grants program – part of the Working for Victoria Agriculture Workforce Plan – to support […]

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Working With Regional Communities To Shape The Future

The Andrews Labor Government will use a series of roundtables hosted by the state’s Regional Partnerships to help understand the local impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and pave the way for recovery. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the virtual Regional Roundtables to help the Government identify the unique challenges and opportunities local […]

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A Buzz – Backing Victorian Apiarists On World Bee Day

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to back the state’s $17.5 million apiary industry by ensuring that Victoria’s beekeepers have the tools they need to tackle any biosecurity threats and protect our vital horticulture sector. Keeping Victoria secure and free from pests and diseases is a major priority for the Labor Government – as demonstrated […]

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Backing Mount Buffalo Tourism And Jobs – Year Round

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of Mount Buffalo as a 12-months-a-year tourism destination through support for new “eco pod” accommodation. Part of the Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package, the Mount Buffalo community and its visitors will benefit from the $1.5 million injection to build the luxury Alpine pods. Building Works is backing shovel-ready […]

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Virtual Country Market To Showcase Regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is supporting our regional producers, makers and entertainers with the launch of the Victorian Country Market – bringing an online market direct to homes across the state. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the new e-commerce platform will launch at the Recharge 2020 Festival, hosting a range of small businesses […]

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