Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Regional Women Leading The Way

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging women making a difference in regional Victoria to apply for a place on the Victorian Rural Women’s Network to develop their leadership skills and advocate for country communities. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the 2020 intake of the Victorian Rural Women’s Network Leadership and Mentoring Program, with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

United Nations Award For Victorian Rabbit Program

The Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Rabbit Action Network is set to be recognised with a prestigious United Nations Public Service award. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the program, delivered by Agriculture Victoria, will receive an award for ‘delivering more inclusive and equitable services’ on United Nations Public Service Day. The program has taken […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Notify Now For Healthier Animals

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new mobile phone app, Notify Now, to make it easier to report animal diseases and strengthen Victoria’s biosecurity. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the new app, which can be used by veterinarians, farmers and animal owners to report notifiable animal diseases and play their part in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

More Support For Northern Dairy Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more support to help farmers in Northern Victoria manage the effects of dry seasonal conditions and secure their long-term future. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced an additional $2.7 million in support for northern dairy farmers who continue to be affected by seasonal conditions and high input costs. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Stronger Communities, Safer Farms And Regional Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitments to the regions, with a massive biosecurity boost for Victorian farmers, and supporting the infrastructure and jobs to ensure regional and rural Victoria continues to be a great place to live, work and invest. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes a landmark $2.6 billion Delivering for Regional […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Resources

Keeping Our Promises And Delivering For Regional Victoria

We took a positive plan to the people of Victoria. With this year’s Budget, we’re delivering on that plan and keeping our promises. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 establishes the brand-new $2.6 billion Delivering for Regional and Rural Victoria Program, ensuring that every community and every corner of our state shares in Victoria’s success, while also […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Retail Pioneer Expands Victorian Operations

One of Australia’s most successful food and beverage exporters is set to expand in Victoria, with Lawand Trade opening a new facility. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today officially opened and toured Lawand Trade’s new warehouse facility in Westmeadows, which will create new local jobs for people in Melbourne’s north-west. Lawand Trade has been instrumental […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Ministers

Supporting Victorian Producers To Shine

Small-scale and craft producers across Victoria are now better equipped to grow their businesses and spread local produce more widely, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Strathbogie Meatsmiths near Euroa to announce that the Labor Government is backing almost 250 food, drink and produce companies from […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

New Chief Executive For Regional Development Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Beth Jones as the new Chief Executive of Regional Development Victoria. Regional Development Victoria is the state’s lead agency for rural and regional economic development, building stronger communities by supporting business investment, local jobs and infrastructure that local people need. As the first female CEO of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Major Works Underway At Ballarat GovHub

Work on the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Ballarat GovHub is progressing, with major demolition and excavation works underway. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited the site to inspect progress on the demolition of the Lower Hall and excavation works, meeting with the local construction team Kane and Nicholson and Ballarat-based McPherson Commercial Plumbing, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development