Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Better Weather Data To Give Farmers More Certainty

Farmers across the Wimmera and Southern Mallee can now make vital management decisions with more confidence, as the new Rainbow weather radar begins to transmit real-time data across the region. The new Doppler radar fills a gap in the radar network, giving farmers more accurate data so they can make more informed, time-critical decisions about […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Knowledge Is Power For Drought-Affected Farmers

Victorian farming communities impacted by drought and dry seasonal conditions will have more access to the information and expertise they need, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The $650,000 Farming and Community Group Drought Funding program, which is now open, provides grants of up to $25,000 for groups to engage technical experts or specialists to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Forrest Mountain Bike Trail On Track With Funding Boost

Mountain bike enthusiasts will soon have new tracks and trails in Forrest thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government that will rejuvenate existing tracks and establish new world-class tracks. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes was in Forrest today to announce $500,000 for the first stage of the town’s Mountain Bike Revitalisation Project under […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Activating Timboon Town Centre With Funding Grant

Timboon will have a new and improved town centre thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government that will improve traffic flow, functionality and accessibility of the south west Victorian town. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes was in Timboon this morning to announce $300,000 for a new town centre activation plan under the Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Tracing Local Oranges Back To Their Roots

Victoria’s $162 million citrus export industry will be strengthened by a new program backed by the Andrews Labor Government to encourage better traceability in fruit supply chains. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes announced Citrus Australia will head the new traceability program with partnership support of $200,000 from Agriculture Victoria. The trial will improve determining the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Young Farmers Shaping The Future Of Agriculture

Young farmers are again being invited to help shape the future of Victoria’s vibrant agriculture sector, with applications now open to join the Young Farmers Advisory Council. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes encouraged young people from all agricultural industries to apply. The council is seeking six members with a balance of representation by gender, industry […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Tapping Into Local Hops Production

One of the oldest hop producers in the world will double the size of its production in regional Victoria, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes said the funding would help Hop Products Australia to build a new processing facility at its 300-hectare site at Buffalo River Valley. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

More Support For Fire-Affected Businesses And Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is backing bushfire affected communities, with new funding for projects across East Gippsland and North East Victoria that will attract visitors and support local jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville at Buchan Caves today to announce $2 million to rebuild the campground, develop a new masterplan […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Nurturing Victoria’s Native Food Industry

The Andrews Labor Government will partner with the Federation of Victoria Traditional Owner Corporations to support the development of a native food and botanicals industry in Victoria and support local jobs. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the Djakitjuk Djanga program, which will offer Aboriginal Victorian-owned businesses and organisations grants of up to $200,000 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Funding For Bushfire Recovery Concert In Cudgewa

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered its first funding grant today under the special Regional Events Fund Bushfire Recovery Round, supporting The Rise from The Ashes concert next weekend in Cudgewa. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the first grant from the dedicated Bushfire Round which help bring visitors back to Cudgewa and […]

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