Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Raising A Glass To Victoria’s Wine Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s premium wine industry with more than $1.18 million already delivered for 65 projects that will increase local and international markets, boost wine tourism and grow wine businesses. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced the funding from the second round of the Wine Growth Fund, […]

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Boosting Skills And Creating Jobs In The Mallee

  The Andrews Labor Government is funding a new regional skills program to support vulnerable workers, boost skills and create more jobs across the Mallee region. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development announced $395,454 through the Regional Skills Fund to help Shaping Futures deliver the Innovative Workforce Cluster – Sunraysia Employment Program project. The project […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

New Jobs And A Funding Boost For Kooka’s Cookies

One of Victoria’s most loved regional businesses, Kookas Country Cookies, is set to expand with important funding being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. With the expansion, Kookas will relocate within Donald to a larger facility in a win for the Wimmera, local jobs and the Victorian economy. The Labor Government is supporting the iconic […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

‘Connect U’ To Link Skills And Training In The Mallee

The Andrews Labor Government is funding a new regional project to address skills and workforce shortage issues in the Mallee. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a $270,000 grant to Murray Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network’s ‘Connect U’ project, through the Labor Government’s Regional Skills Fund. ‘Connect U’ will develop a customised […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Revitalising Stawell’s Central Business District

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major revitalisation of Stawell’s Central Business District. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a $550,000 Labor Government grant towards the project, which will boost economic activity and business opportunities by increasing accessibility and attracting more visitors to Stawell. The CBD revitalisation project will open opportunities in […]

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

Turning The Tide On Ag Tech Skills In The Wimmera

The Andrews Labor Government will partner with Birchip Cropping Group and Longerenong College to deliver an agricultural skills and training initiative in the heart of the Wimmera. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced $578,000 for the first stage of the Agriculture Technology Innovation, Development and Extension program (AgTIDE) – a key priority […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Ballarat Construction Blitz Supports Local Jobs

Local workers and businesses are benefitting from the Andrews Labor Government’s multi-million dollar investment in key infrastructure projects that are transforming the Ballarat CBD. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford met local workers on the Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment today where major excavation work on the 405-space commuter car park is now complete, and installation […]

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Listening And Delivering In Ovens Murray

People living and working in the Ovens Murray region are invited to register for this year’s Regional Assembly in Wangaratta on 27 June. The Regional Assemblies began in 2016 and are the cornerstone of the Andrews Labor Government’s year-round consultation with regional Victorians through its nine Regional Partnerships. In 2017, more than 2,000 people attended […]

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Orchard Expansion To Bring Jobs To The Goulburn Valley

A family owned and operated orchard in the Goulburn Valley is set to thrive, with funding announced today to expand, bringing new local jobs to the community. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced that Vigliaturo Orchards will receive a grant from the Andrews Labor Government that will see the company expand, upgrade and employ more […]

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Making Renting Fair For Victorian Pet Owners

The Andrews Labor Government will end the discrimination against tenants with pets as part of its unprecedented reforms to make renting fair for all Victorians. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Dr Chris Brown today to back a national campaign to make it easier for people to rent a house and own a pet. As […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture