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Tuna Champions Caring For Prized Catch

Recreational game fishers in Portland will be encouraged to properly handle their Southern bluefin tuna catch as part of the national Tuna Champions campaign. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined members of the Portland Sports Fishing Club to announce a $5,000 grant to..

Safer Rural Intersections Across Gippsland

Nineteen of Gippsland’s highest-risk intersections will be made safer as part of the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s state-wide blitz targeting rural and regional Victoria’s most dangerous intersections. In a move that will prevent crashes and save lives, each intersection will receive a..

New Pull-Over Areas To Boost Safety On Princes Highway

Eight new roadside stopping areas will be constructed on the Princes Highway between Stratford and Bairnsdale where safety barriers have been installed, to give drivers more dedicated areas to pull over safely. In response to community feedback, Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety..

Boat Ramp Fees Scrapped Across The Mornington Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to get more people out on the water by scrapping parking and launching fees on the Mornington Peninsula. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford and Member for Nepean Chris Brayne visited the Rye boat ramp..

Ballarat Set To Light Up As White Night Program Revealed

A stunning White Night Ballarat program promises to wow crowds when the town’s historic centre is transformed in a light and sound spectacular on Saturday, 21 September. On behalf of Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and..

More Waters For Boating And Fishing In Central Victoria

Four more lakes in central Victoria are now open to recreational fishers in canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined fishers, paddlers and..

Boost For Free TAFE As Enrolments Surge In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a major funding package to support the growth in enrolments that its landmark Free TAFE initiative is driving across Victoria. Representing the Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, the Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today visited FedUni TAFE’s..

Abolishing Ramp Fees To Get More Victorians Out On The Water

The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper and easier for more Victorian families to get out on the water by abolishing parking and launching fees at public boat ramps. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford visited the Warmies boat..

Victoria Takes Action Against Offensive Wicked Campers

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce new laws to ban vehicles displaying offensive images or slogans from travelling on Victorian roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford announced the new laws at a meeting with other Australian Transport Ministers today in Adelaide today…

Boosting Safety When Entering Western Victorian Towns

People walking, riding and driving into towns across Western Victoria will be safer with improvements rolling out at town entrances thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said that ‘gateway improvements’ including eye-catching signage and unique road markings..

Victorians Hooked On Fishing With New Custom Plates

The Andrews Labor Government has released a new fishing-themed custom plate to give all recreational fishers the chance to show everyone on the road how much they love fishing. ‘Hooked on Victoria’ was chosen as the winner of the fishing custom plates slogan competition, suggested..

12 New Projects Funded By Your Fishing Licence Fees

Fishing in Victoria will become easier and more accessible with 12 new projects across the state to be funded with fishing licence fees. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined recreational fishers at the Snobs Creek hatchery near Eildon today to announce the 12..

Massive Boost To Cyber Security Training In Ballarat

Students in Ballarat will soon have access to state-of-the-art technology and training to get the skills they need for the jobs they want in the booming IT sector, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and the Member for..

Footy And Netball Clubs Show Support For Road Safety

Football and netball clubs throughout Ballarat will join clubs from across Victoria to show their support for road safety in the inaugural Towards Zero round next month. Football captains will wear a zero on their jumpers while netballers and junior players don Towards Zero socks..

Final Touches On First Round Of Upgrades To Halls Gap

Residents and visitors to the iconic Halls Gap will soon have a better and safer experience with upgrades to the Halls Gap Village Centre and School Road nearing completion. Minister for Roads and Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today joined members of the Northern..

32,000 Fish Stocked In Time For School Holidays

Families and children can catch a new hobby these school holidays with the stocking of more than 32,000 catchable size rainbow trout into almost 80 waters across Victoria. The stocking bonanza has been made possible by recreational fishing licence fees, the Andrews Labor Government’s $35..

Crossing Works To Get Ararat Students To School Safely

Hundreds of Ararat schoolkids will have a safer journey to and from school with upgrades to pedestrian crossings on the city’s busy Barkly Street thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. A new painted median and dedicated pedestrian crossing points will provide a safer path for..