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Tourists Set To ‘Flock’ To Creswick Woollen Mills

Creswick Woollen Mills is set to attract more international tourists with support from the Andrews Labor Government for the development of a range of visitor experiences for Asian visitors. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced with Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard a..

Hitting the right note in Western Victoria

More Victorian students will get the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced that round two of the $400,000 Musical Instruments Grants program is now open. Round one of the Music Instrument..

Nominations open for Protecting Children Awards

The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, has announced nominations are now open for awards celebrating the dedicated individuals and teams who work to improve the lives of vulnerable children. The Victorian Protecting Children Awards (formerly Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards) recognise the valuable..

Industrial Land Opportunities Beckon For Hamilton

Hamilton’s economy is on track for a major boost with the creation of a new industrial land estate, which will secure local jobs and create new regional business opportunities. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, was in Hamilton today to tour the site of the..

Fixing Mobile Blackspots On State’s Busiest V/Line Routes

The Andrews Labor Government will fix mobile blackspots along the state’s five busiest regional rail corridors by partnering with our largest mobile carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – in an Australian first project. The $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project will significantly improve mobile..

A Breakthrough For Maryborough’s Princes Park

Maryborough’s Princes Park, the home of the RACV Energy Breakthrough challenge, has been upgraded and is better than ever thanks to a $367,000 investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green visited the completed project, which was delivered in partnership..

More shade for the Western District

Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Society and Victoria Valley Hall are about to receive some much needed protection from the sun thanks to the Andrews Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced the recipients of grants from the second round of the Government’s..

Funding to help commemorate the service of veterans in the Wimmera

The Andrews Government has provided a funding boost to help Western Victoria  commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans and educate the wider community about their service. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said Horsham Cemetery Trust and Rupanyup RSL would share in almost..

Extra Jobs Boost For Ballarat Manufacturer

Albins Performance Transmissions will be able to expand its operation creating 20 new jobs, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. It comes on top of funding announced last week by the Labor Government, bringing the total number of new jobs at the iconic..

Waubra Football Club to benefit more from shade

Waubra Football Club is about to receive some much needed protection from the sun thanks to the Andrews Government. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced the recipients of grants from the second round of the Government’s Community Shade Grants Program. Ms Pulford..

Protecting Victoria’s biodiversity for future generations

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, has today welcomed the release of a long term strategy to protect Victoria’s environment. Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 is a new plan which uses latest scientific modelling to enable Victoria to adapt to the challenges faced..

Opportunities to grow great school gardens

Labor MP, Jaala Pulford, has encouraged students across Western Victoria to roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty in their own school garden. The search for Victoria’s best and most innovative school gardens is on again with the launch of the this year’s..

Nominations open for Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, is today encouraging Victorians to recognise the contributions made to our community by senior Victorians. Nominations are now open for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards, celebrating older Victorians who support and inspire others through their volunteer..

Wimmera students kick off Premiers Reading Challenge

Eager young readers in the Wimmera are getting ready to rise to the challenge of reading more books. The Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said since the program began in 2005, more than 2.2 million students across Victoria have read nearly 42 million books…

More support for LGBTI organisations in the Wimmera

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today congratulated Wimmera Uniting Care for successfully applying for two grants to promote equality. Ms Pulford said the grants are aimed at building the capacity of community organisations and develop the leadership and management skills of current and..

Inglewood students kick off Premiers Reading Challenge

Eager young readers in Inglewood are getting ready to rise to the challenge of reading more books. The Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said since the program began in 2005, more than 2.2 million students across Victoria have read nearly 42 million books. “I’m..