Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Protecting Agricultural Land Around Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to permanently tighten controls to better protect Melbourne’s green wedges against overdevelopment. Consultation is now open for communities, councils, farmers and agricultural industries around Melbourne’s green wedge and peri-urban areas to help identify and protect vital agricultural land. This is part of the Labor Government’s comprehensive […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Bendigo Showgrounds Set For Modern Upgrade

The historic Bendigo Showgrounds is set for major redevelopment with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing funding for a new Masterplan to be undertaken by Urban Enterprise. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes was in Bendigo today to announce a $50,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Plan to support development of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Silo Art Bringing Tourists To Town

The Andrews Labor Government’s iconic Silo Art Trail in Victoria’s Wimmera Southern Mallee region is attracting more than 570 extra visitors to the region every month, delivering tourist dollars to small towns across the area. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Rupanyup at the southern end of the 200km art trail to hear […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Ministers

Tomatoes Ripe For The Picking In Central Goldfields

More tomatoes will be making their way to supermarket shelves and wholesalers across Victoria thanks to a $7 million expansion of Mortlock Hydroponics’ Carisbrook Glasshouse. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Mortlock Hydroponics to announce a grant towards the expansion from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs Fund. The project will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Ministers

New Rupanyup Community Retail Hub On The Way

A new retail precinct is underway in Rupanyup, with designs released today for the project that will breathe new life into the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited the site to view designs for the precinct. Last year Rupanyup faced losing its only supermarket, a move which did not reflect the needs […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Ministers

Victorians Shine At Farmer Of The Year Awards

Victorian farmers have taken two top gongs at the Weekly Times Coles 2018 Farmer of the Year Awards, winning the categories of Dairy and Innovation Farmer of the Year. Clint Theodore and Brooke Lane from Alvie in the state’s southwest took the dairy honour, crediting their scientific and economic approach that has seen them not […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

More Support For Drought Affected Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a cash injection to farmers who have been hit hardest by drought and dry conditions. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes was in Giffard today to announce an additional $13 million to help ease the financial burden of the unprecedented conditions. The relief package is in addition to the $29.69 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Victorian Produce Shines At Gulfood In Dubai

Premium Victorian produce will be on show this week when more than 35 dynamic Victorian food and beverage companies lead a reinvigorated trade push to the Middle East. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes officially opened the Victorian Government stand at Gulfood in Dubai, which attracts up to 100,000 visitors across five days. Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Ministers

Supporting Northern Victoria’s Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting our farmers through drought, helping them prepare for and manage the effects of dry conditions through the On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grant program. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Mark and Annette Radford, who were one of more than 2300 applicants for the Labor Government’s grant program after […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

More Trains And Better Services On The Shepparton Line

Shepparton will soon benefit from the introduction of new train services thanks to works completed on the Shepparton Line Upgrade delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. From Monday 1 April, passengers will get 10 extra weekly services that have been made possible by stabling upgrades at Shepparton Station. Early works have also kicked off this […]

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