Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Setting The Record Straight On Ag Planning Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to consult with farmers, landowners and residents about the proposed planning reforms to Victoria’s animal industries that will slash the red tape burden placed on farmers. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford is encouraging rural and regional Victorians to find out more about the proposed reforms to ensure they have […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Guy Shamed Into Recognising Regional Victoria

In a stunning about face, Leader of the Opposition Matthew Guy has backflipped and caved to community pressure on his plan to axe regional Victoria from government. Under the cover of the Voluntary Assisted Dying debate, Mr Guy today quietly announced that Regional Victoria will once again be a Shadow Cabinet portfolio. This humiliating backflip […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Victorian Aquaculture Mussels Up With New Sites

Victoria’s mussel growing industry in Port Phillip and Western Port is set to expand following the allocation of 65 hectares of water to six operators. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the recent public tender process, managed by the Victorian Fisheries Authority, saw significant interest from local mussel growers keen to take on more sites […]

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Drought-Proofing Facilities For Stronger Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is building drought resilience in Maryborough by investing in alternative water supplies to ensure local sport and recreation facilities have access to water all year round. Minister for Water Lisa Neville inspected the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre Rainwater Harvesting Project today after it received a $34,000 grant from the Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Support For Aboriginal Tourism In South West Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the growth of Aboriginal cultural tourism in the Great South Coast. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Portland today to announce that First Australians Capital have been appointed to deliver the Aboriginal Tourism Product Development Planning Project. The project will be led by Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism […]

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Turning On The Tap: New Pipeline For Farming Businesses

More than 80 landowners without access to a steady water supply will be given much needed respite with the opening of the first stage of the South West Loddon Pipeline Project. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today visited the region to meet with local farmers to open the first completed stage of the project, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

New Employment Precinct For Portland Creates Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $1.5 million in critical infrastructure at the Henty Employment Precinct to help grow the local economy and create more than 50 new jobs in four years. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding boost today while in Portland at the Great South Coast Regional Assembly. The Henty […]

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Early Work Set To Begin On Shipwreck Coast Master Plan

The Andrews Labor Government is improving one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations with $5 million to implement early works on the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan –  the Great South Coast Regional Partnership’s top priority. Visiting the Twelve Apostles today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said maximising tourism opportunities was key to the […]

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Funding Boost For Tower Hill Visitor Centre

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $92,000 in infrastructure improvements at Tower Hill to attract more visitors, boost local jobs and give more people the opportunity to explore the ancient volcano and nature reserve.    Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Tower Hill in Koroit today to announce funding for Worn Gundidj […]

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Continuing The Conversation In The Great South Coast

Locals, industry representatives and the Andrews Labor Government will come together tonight in Portland for the Great South Coast Regional Assembly – the final Assembly of 2017. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said the Assembly was an important opportunity to discuss the future of the region, its priorities and the Labor Government’s ongoing partnership […]

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