Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Regional Passengers Say Goodbye To Mobile Black Spots

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines are set to see major improvements in mobile coverage following the successful testing of mobile signal repeaters, which will be used in Australia for the first time. The successful pilot clears the way for the rollout of the $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project, which will boost […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Getting It Done: Ending Puppy Farming Once And For All

The Andrews Labor Government has made history, with Victoria becoming the first state in Australia to ban puppy farming once and for all. Puppy farms in Victoria will be a thing of the past with the Labor Government’s Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 successfully passing Parliament. The amended Bill was […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Victorian Saleyards Get Sheep Tagging Funding Win

Thirteen Victorian saleyards are set for major changes with the Andrews Labor Government providing assistance in the move towards mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the grants today, which will support Victorian saleyards transition to the new system. Saleyards in Pakenham, Leongatha, Sale, Bairnsdale, Colac, Warrnambool, Wycheproof, Ouyen, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Latrobe Valley’s New Dental Prosthetics Lab Now Open

The Latrobe Valley University Training Clinic and Dental Prosthetic Laboratory is now complete, providing 38 new jobs and generating a new high-value manufacturing industry in the Valley. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford officially opened the $5.3 million facility in Churchill today. Local company, BFN Developments, built the new facility and engaged 20 Gippsland-based sub-contractors […]

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

Christmas Cheers In The Macedon Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at Passing Clouds Winery in Musk today to announce the funding from […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Northern Victoria Region

Fishing Just Keeps Getting Better In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting fishing opportunities on Victoria’s surf coast, with new fish attracting devices (FADs) to be installed on the artificial reef in Torquay this summer. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced today that the five yellow FADS would be attached to the reef by divers to attract kingfish – a highly […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Go Goldfields Helps Central Goldfields To Shine

The Andrews Labor Government’s $2 million support for the Go Goldfields program is making a positive impact in the local community. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford met participants in Maryborough today to hear first-hand how the program is helping some of the most vulnerable in the Central Goldfields Shire. Go Goldfields is an alliance […]

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

Backing The Committee For Maryborough

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the Committee for Maryborough with a $50,000 grant to help the new organisation get established and make a positive impact on the economic and social well-being of the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding in Maryborough today while meeting with members of the community and […]

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

Transforming Mount Buffalo Into A Year-Round Destination

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new plan to transform Mt Buffalo from one of Victoria’s winter wonderlands to a year-round tourism drawcard. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green today announced $200,000 from the Labor Government for a feasibility study on development of year-round tourism experiences. Alpine Shire Council will use the funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria

Delivering More Water For Farmers In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering greater water security to farmers as part of irrigation modernisation works in the Macalister Irrigation District in Gippsland. The $32 million Phase 1A project was completed in June this year and has provided water savings by modernising infrastructure and reducing water losses. Because of the modernisation works, approximately 6GL […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Water