Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Boosting The Valley’s Community Facilities

Eleven projects across the Latrobe Valley are set to become a reality, with support from the Andrews Labor Government to continue making the region a great place for the whole community. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Morwell Junior Football Club, to announce allocations of more […]

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New Home For GARDS Volunteers And Members

Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support Inc. now has a new home to continue doing their important work supporting Latrobe Valley workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today officially opened the new home of GARDS in Moe, following a refurbishment project supported […]

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Concerts And City Escapes Give Our Farmers A Break

The Andrews Labor Government is helping farmers take a break from the stresses caused by drought and dry seasonal conditions through a series of weekends away in Melbourne and on-farm music gigs. Farmers from Wellington and East Gippsland shires, two communities that have been hit hardest by drought, have been supported to travel to Melbourne […]

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A New Blueprint For Melbourne’s Much-Loved Showgrounds

Work will begin immediately on a new plan for the Melbourne Showgrounds to ensure the much-loved precinct can best serve the needs of Victorians now and for generations to come. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today confirmed the Andrews Labor Government will provide $1.5 million to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) to develop the masterplan. The Melbourne Showgrounds has hosted the Royal Melbourne Show since 1883. […]

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Pioneering Technology For Victorian Farmers

An innovative trial testing the potential of Internet of Things technology on farms is now open to Victorian horticulture, dairy, sheep and grains farmers, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited the Southern Mallee, which will be home to the grains industry trial, to open expressions of interest […]

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Wimmera Forecast Improves As Rainbow Radar Rises

More accurate weather information will soon be available to farmers and communities in the Wimmera, with the construction of a new weather radar under way with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the beginning of construction for the radar near Rainbow, which will be constructed with $5 million […]

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Delivering Jobs For The Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley GovHub is a step closer with planning approvals now in place and local businesses being encouraged to register their interest in working on the landmark project. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced new planning controls have been approved for the site in Church Street, […]

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Cheers To The Wine Growth Fund

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s world-class wine industry, with a grants program to support the growth of the state’s wineries, increase visitors to wine regions, boost exports and support local jobs. Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Bass River Winery in Glen Forbes to announce it will share in […]

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Virtual Reboot For Livestock Feeding Books

The Andrews Labor Government’s sheep and beef drought feeding books have gone virtual, alongside a range of online management tools to help farmers respond to drought and dry seasonal conditions. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the books as a set of online practical tools, now available in farmers’ pockets through the Agriculture Victoria […]

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Skilling The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government’s Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships are now open to young farmers looking to access study and training, and then invest on-farm or in further professional development. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today opened the 2019 program during a visit to former scholarship recipient Kate Kirk’s Bass Coast Dairy Farm in […]

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