Topic: Agriculture and regional development

A Modern Plan To Better Protect Our Animals

The Andrews Labor Government has released Victoria’s first ever Animal Welfare Action Plan. The extensive Plan covers all animals, including pets, livestock, native animals, aquatic animals, those for research and teaching, and animals in tourism and recreation. The Plan recognises the sentience of animals, reflecting strong evidence that animals experience sensations such as pleasure, comfort, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Setting A New Trout Stocking Record In Victoria

Recreational anglers in Victoria are celebrating the release of more than a million trout in 2017 – a new record that will substantially improve freshwater fishing opportunities for keen anglers and their families. Increasing fish stocking is a cornerstone of the Andrews Labor Government’s Target One Million plan, which aims to grow participation in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

$30 Million For Farmers To Manage On Farm Energy

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $30 million to help Victoria’s farmers manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford visited Boomaroo Nurseries in Lara today to launch the new Agriculture Energy Investment Plan. The plan will help local farmers reduce energy costs, maintain competitiveness and create local jobs […]

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

Giving Young Farmers That Winning Edge

Thirteen young farmers from across Victoria have received scholarships of up to $10,000 to undertake agricultural training and study thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the winners of the third Young Farmers Scholarship Awards in a ceremony at Parliament today. Recipients will receive grants of up to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Regional And Rural Communities Set To Fight Fruit Fly

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to help growers and the horticulture industry tackle fruit fly head on with Round 2 of the Managing Fruit Fly Regional Grants Program opening today. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford encouraged regional and rural communities across the state to apply for funding through the $6.7 million Labor Government program. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Golden Dawn For New Rocklands Fishery

Victoria’s newest recreational fishery is off to a golden start with the release of 130,000 golden perch and 95,000 Murray cod fingerlings at Rocklands Reservoir in western Victoria today. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said these golden perch complemented the 120,000 Murray cod fingerlings released earlier this month at Rocklands. The stocking plan this summer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Regional Passengers Say Goodbye To Mobile Black Spots

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines are set to see major improvements in mobile coverage following the successful testing of mobile signal repeaters, which will be used in Australia for the first time. The successful pilot clears the way for the rollout of the $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project, which will boost […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Getting It Done: Ending Puppy Farming Once And For All

The Andrews Labor Government has made history, with Victoria becoming the first state in Australia to ban puppy farming once and for all. Puppy farms in Victoria will be a thing of the past with the Labor Government’s Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 successfully passing Parliament. The amended Bill was […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Victorian Saleyards Get Sheep Tagging Funding Win

Thirteen Victorian saleyards are set for major changes with the Andrews Labor Government providing assistance in the move towards mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the grants today, which will support Victorian saleyards transition to the new system. Saleyards in Pakenham, Leongatha, Sale, Bairnsdale, Colac, Warrnambool, Wycheproof, Ouyen, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Latrobe Valley’s New Dental Prosthetics Lab Now Open

The Latrobe Valley University Training Clinic and Dental Prosthetic Laboratory is now complete, providing 38 new jobs and generating a new high-value manufacturing industry in the Valley. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford officially opened the $5.3 million facility in Churchill today. Local company, BFN Developments, built the new facility and engaged 20 Gippsland-based sub-contractors […]

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