Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Slam Dunk For Ballarat’s New Sports And Event Centre

The upgraded Ballarat Sports and Events Centre will host the 2019 Under 14 National Club Basketball Championships and the 2019 Basketball Australia National Coaches’ Conference, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today formally announced the events, both of which have received funding from the Labor Government’s Significant […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

New Advisory Council Steps Forward For Young Farmers

A dynamic and multi-talented group of young agricultural leaders met for the first time this week as the Young Farmers Advisory Council was revealed. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford addressed the eight-member council on the importance of engaging with young farmers across regional Victoria, as well as continuing discussions on dry conditions in East and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Lexton Scores New Community Hub

The Lexton community is getting a boost thanks to the Andrews Labor Government with the construction of a new community hub including female friendly sports facilities at Lexton Recreation Reserve. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced a Labor Government funding package of $800,000 including $300,000 from the Female Friendly Facilities Fund to make the hub […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Creating A New Super Food From Abalone Production

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a Port Fairy based abalone producer to explore how waste abalone product can be transformed into a nutraceutical – a medicinally or nutritionally functional food. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a $144,000 Food Source Victoria grant for Southern Ocean Mariculture to take part in a Commonwealth […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Regional Unemployment Hits A Seven Year Low

Regional Victoria’s jobs boom continues with the regional unemployment rate dropping to its lowest level in almost seven years. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows 6,500 jobs were created in regional Victoria in the three months to July alone. This has sent the regional unemployment rate down 0.8 percentage points in the three […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Local Learning To Boost Skills In The Wimmera

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting migrants and employers in the Wimmera to meet current and future workforce needs. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced a $480,000 grant in the Victorian Parliament for Nhill Learning Centre to deliver the Wimmera CALD Workforce Industry Partnership project. The grant will allow Nhill Learning Centre to employ […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns Next Week

The Andrews Labor Government will celebrate the opening of the trout season with a free fishing festival on the banks of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat next Saturday, 1 September. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the family-friendly event would have something fun for everyone from 10:00am until 4:00pm north of Windmill Drive on Lake Wendouree. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Victoria Region

Hook, Line And Sinker On Research And Education

Six projects funded by fishing licence fees have been announced today that will benefit salt and freshwater fisheries in southwest Victoria and children’s education across the state. Four projects are research focused and will provide information to better manage target species. The other two will see new fish habitat and fishing access created on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Planning For Great Ocean Road Jobs Growth

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Great Ocean Road communities plan for investment and jobs growth with a $220,000 grant from the Regional Skills Fund to develop workforce planning and development strategies. In Warrnambool today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding for Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism (GORRT) to deliver the project. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Work Almost Done On Warrnambool CBD Upgrade

Warrnambool businesses are set to thrive and grow with works almost complete on the CBD revitalisation project. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford was in Warrnambool today to inspect the near complete second stage of the project, which will support up to 260 retail, hospitality, tourism and business services jobs. The Andrews Labor Government backed […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development