Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Omeo Pedals Towards Multi-Million Mountain Bike Trail

The Andrews Labor Government is helping regions hit hard by drought to grow and diversify their local economies. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today joined East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Joe Rettino at the National Drought Summit in Canberra to announce $1 million for the Shire to develop a business case and build the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Regional Unemployment Rate Falls To Lowest In The Country

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped once again and is now at its the lowest point in seven years – with 8,400 new jobs created in the September quarter. New data released today by the Australia Bureau of Statistics shows the regional unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.5 per cent last quarter – […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Expanding Mental Health Support To Ballarat Students

Ballarat government secondary schools will soon have access to a mental health professional, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a new Mental Health in Schools program, which will ensure students are receiving quality mental health care when they need it most. One in seven Victorians between the […]

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Supporting Victorian Farmers And Preparing For Drought

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting drought affected communities in East and Central Gippsland and helping farmers across Northern Victoria prepare for tougher conditions ahead. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced a $25 million Drought Preparedness and Support Package with targeted support for mental health, small business planning and support for parents in farming […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Creating More Jobs In Horsham

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering new technology to an iconic Horsham manufacturing business and creating local jobs, with a grant from the Regional Jobs Fund. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced that Horsham-based business Smallaire will invest $500,000 in new technology and expand their operations with support from the Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Improving Skills And Safety For Victorian Farmers

Victorian farmers will get the support they need to work smarter and more safely with the Andrews Labor Government delivering a new program to improve safety across agricultural industries and support workers to adopt new and emerging technology. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $20 million in funding for the Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Backing Our Artisanal Sector In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is backing our artisanal sector across Victoria, today announcing the first of many grants to support producers to expand their businesses. Pink Muesli will benefit from a $5,000 grant from the Labor Government, which will help the business upgrade their production equipment from household grade to industrial. Minister for Agriculture Jaala […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Helping Victorian Farmers’ Markets Grow And Sprout

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting farmers’ markets grow and thrive with a $100,000 Food Source Victoria grant to provide a network facilitator to the Victorian Farmers Market Association (VFMA). Victoria has 48 accredited markets across the state, from Mildura in the northwest to Leongatha in the southeast with huge potential to grow in number […]

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Delivering A New Park For Families In Romsey

Families in the Macedon Ranges will have more spaces to relax and unwind, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to invest $718,000 towards the Romsey Ecotherapy Park. Already, the former Romsey Primary School and its two acres of open space have been transformed with the establishment of an Active Nature Space. But right now, the […]

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Gigabit Broadband A Game Changer For Horsham

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.7 million to better connect Horsham with high-speed broadband that will deliver internet speeds 10 times faster than what is currently available through the Liberal and Nationals botched NBN. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a partnership with Spirit Telecom that will close the digital divide in […]

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