Archives for November, 2015

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Getting On With Regional Partnerships In Wimmera Southern Mallee

Following the launch of Victoria’s Regional Statement, the Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today met with community leaders, business and local government in Horsham at a Regional Partnerships Stakeholder Forum. The discussions focused on the centrepiece of the Statement, the establishment of nine new..

Warrnambool Maritime Village Upgrades On Track

The Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford inspected progress on a major revitalisation project for one of Warrnambool’s key tourist attractions – the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. In Warrnambool today to attend a Regional Partnerships Forum, Minister Pulford toured the maritime village’s recently completed restaurant..

Legislation Passed To Phase Out Commercial Netting In Bay

Legislation to end commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay has been passed through Parliament. The Fisheries Amendment Bill 2015 delivers on a key commitment of the Andrews Labor Government’s Target One Million plan for recreational fishing, which aims to get more people fishing, more often,..

Getting On With Protecting Exports And Market Access

Access to international markets and improved productivity is critical to growing Victoria’s $11.6 billion food and fibre sector, boosting the economy and creating jobs. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, confirmed Victoria’s desire to work collaboratively with the Commonwealth and States and Territories to ensure support..

New Campaign Shows The Moment Is Now For Ballarat

A new campaign designed to put Ballarat on the map and attract new residents, visitors, students and new industries to the city was unveiled today. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today officially launched the ‘Ballarat – The Moment Is Now’ media campaign, which aims..

Ballarat West Employment Zone Civil Works Begin

In a boost for local jobs, Ballarat’s largest civil construction company, Pipecon, has won the tender to deliver internal roads and services as part of the first stage of works at the Ballarat West Employment Zone. Announcing the contract at a sod-turning ceremony to mark..

Moving Forward To Secure Jobs In Stawell

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to create new jobs and boost the local economy in Stawell, with the second meeting of the Stawell Jobs Taskforce taking place today. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, attended a meeting of the Stawell Jobs Taskforce to..

Architect For Ararat Arts Project Announced

Design work on Ararat’s landmark arts precinct is underway with Williams Boag Architect announced today as the designer of the project. The Minister for Regional Development and Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the $5.2 million project supported the Andrews Labor Government’s program to..

Funding Go Ahead For Stawell Physics Lab

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced an Andrews Labor Government grant of $1.75 million towards the development of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory – Stage 1. The project delivers on an election commitment to deliver a world class low background radiation underground physics..

Shepparton’s New Three Day Festival Will Get You Mooving

Shepparton residents will be on the move this weekend, thanks to $40,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government to support the new three day ‘Shepparton Get Mooving Festival.’ The new festival builds on a very successful single day triathlon event has which has run for..

Full Steam Ahead For Ballarat Station Precinct

The Andrews Labor Government’s $25 million investment to revive the Ballarat Station precinct has taken another step forward today with the launch of Expressions of Interest to the market. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today opened the project for Expressions of Interest and invited..

New Community Facilities Opened In Pyrenees Shire

Pyrenees Shire residents will benefit from improved community facilities, with a new community centre in Amphitheatre and upgraded facilities at Avoca Town Hall officially opened by the Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today. Ms Pulford said the Andrews Labor Government was proud to support..