Topic: Budget 2016/17

$200 Million Convention And Exhibition Expansion Boosts Victoria’s Visitor Economy

Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren today announced the next steps to deliver an expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The project will add nearly 20,000 square meters of flexible, multi-purpose event space, including 9,000 square metres of new exhibition halls, and additional meeting and banquet rooms. It […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

$2.1 Million To Transform Six Small Towns

Creativity is set to make a big impact on some of Victoria’s smallest towns with each receiving $350,000 to undertake an ambitious two-year project to transform their communities. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today congratulated the towns of Birregurra, Lake Tyers Beach, Narrawong, Rainbow, Girgarre and a collective of Western Port waterline townships, whose […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

A New Roof For Fitzroy Primary School

Students and teachers at Fitzroy Primary School are celebrating a new roof, thanks to a $353,000 contribution from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today visited Fitzroy Primary School to join in the celebrations,  tour the facilities and discuss school priorities. Established in 1855, Fitzroy Primary […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Northern Metropolitan Region

Preserving Geelong’s Industrial Heritage

Geelong’s Sunnyside Wool Scour will be protected and maintained as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s support for heritage assets. The wool scour – which dates from 1867, making it almost 150 years old – is largely intact but needs urgent stabilisation works. A $1 million grant from the Labor Government will fund bracing works, […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer, Western Victoria Region

Healthier Catchments, Healthier Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting greater community involvement in managing our catchments to provide a healthier environment for all Victorians. Visiting Beaufort yesterday, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville launched Our Catchments, Our Communities – Victoria’s first state-wide strategy to integrated catchment management. The strategy reaffirms the Labor Government’s regionally focused […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region

Family Violence Steering Committee Unveiled To Overhaul Our Broken System

Victims, Victoria Police and the state’s peak service groups will work with the Andrews Labor Government to overhaul our family violence system from the ground up. The announcement today of the membership of the Family Violence Steering Committee marks the next phase of the reform agenda, with the Government working with the community to review […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Warrnambool College Gets Funding Boost

Planning for construction at Warrnambool College will soon get underway following a $4.6 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government in the Victorian Budget 2016/17. Treasurer Tim Pallas today met students and staff at Warrnambool College to discuss plans for the school’s upgrade, which will modernise and upgrade the school’s ageing buildings. The funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Building The Education State In Frankston And Carrum

Students in Frankston and Carrum were big winners in Victorian Budget 2016/17 and will now enjoy the facilities they deserve thanks to an unprecedented investment in Victorian schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Frankston schools with Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke to meet staff and students, and discuss plans following the funding injection. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Securing The Future Of Victoria’s Rural Kinders

The Andrews Labor Government is securing the future of kinders across regional Victoria with a $4.4 million funding boost as part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited the Waubra Children’s Service in Waubra – one of approximately 100 Victorian kinders set to benefit from the investment Until […]

Categories: Media Release

Victoria Exports Digital Expertise To Vietnam

Victoria is exporting its innovation and expertise in digital technology to South East Asia with a new digital centre of excellence to be established in Vietnam. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today officially opened RMIT’s Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE) in Ho Chi Minh City. The Centre will build capacity in Vietnam and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills