Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Shaping The Tourism Economy Across Macedon Ranges

Representatives from the local tourism industry, councils and the Andrews Labor Government will come together in Macedon tonight for the Daylesford, Hepburn and Macedon Ranges Visitor Economy Symposium. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said the Symposium was an important opportunity for the Labor Government to discuss ways to strengthen and create new opportunities for […]

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

Jobs Victoria Helps 2,000 Victorians On A New Path

The Andrews Labor Government has helped more than 2,000 Victorian jobseekers find stable employment in the first 12 months of the flagship Jobs Victoria program. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today celebrated the milestone with Jobs Victoria participants and partners from the Aboriginal communities in Thornbury including specialist employment provider […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Dredge To Boost The Gippsland Lakes Economy

Gippsland’s new purpose-built dredge has started work to deliver safe and reliable ocean access for the thousands of recreational and commercial vessels that cross the Lakes Entrance bar every year. Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan launched the new $23m dredge at Lakes Entrance today. The Tommy Norton will safeguard recreational boating and commercial fishing in, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ports

Warneet Fish Cleaning Tables Open With Grants Program

Saltwater anglers can now return home with fresh fish fillets ready for the table thanks to two new fish cleaning tables at the Warneet boat ramp on Western Port. The tables were funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s Recreational Fishing Grants Program, which invests revenue from the sale of fishing licences into worthwhile projects. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Funding Boost For Regional Waste Initiatives

Businesses and local government in regional Victoria will get a major infrastructure boost to help them drive economic growth, create jobs and keep problem waste products out of landfills. $5 million will go towards regional initiatives so groups can expand their operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill. Round two of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Ballarat Station Upgrade Given The Green Light

The revitalisation of the Ballarat Station Precinct can now be realised, thanks to development approval and the issuing of a Heritage Victoria permit. Heritage Victoria issued the permit today which will see key heritage features of the Goods Shed preserved at an estimated cost of $4 million. Existing railway tracks from the east of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Have Your Say On The Future Of The Great South Coast

Those living and working in the Great South Coast are being encouraged to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, with community consultation kicking off today ahead of the Great South Coast Regional Assembly to be held in Portland on 12 October 2017. The Labor Government established nine Regional Partnerships last July to enable […]

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

Creating A Stronger TAFE In Mildura

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all Victorians have access to high quality training through our Skills First TAFE Community Service funding. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today joined staff and students at SuniTAFE’s Mildura campus, to announce the institute is receiving $1.52 million from the fund. Community Service funding helps TAFEs support […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

New Report Identifies Workforce Needs In The Mallee

A new report identifying and highlighting the skills and training needs of the Mallee region’s industries now and into the future has been officially launched. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson to launch the Mallee Regional Skills Demand Profile at Olam Orchards Australia in Carwarp this morning. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Help For Murray Darling Farmers To Plan For The Future

The Andrews Labor Government is helping farmers in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) adapt their businesses to a rapidly changing environment with additional funding for the Plan2Farm program. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green renewed the Labor Government’s support for the project and announced an $800,000 grant from the Murray Darling Economic Diversification […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria