Archives for February, 2016

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Ballarat To Showcase Gold Diggers’ Bling In New Exhibition

The Andrews Labor Government is helping attract more visitors to Ballarat by assisting the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) market their exhibition, 19th Century BLING – Goldfields Jewellery. In Ballarat today alongside Minister for Tourism John Eren to promote the Government’s new tourism..

Warrnambool Aviation Businesses Set For Take Off

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today opened the Warrnambool Regional Aviation Park, which will create at least 20 new jobs and support further expansion in regional businesses. In Warrnambool today, Ms Pulford said expanding Warrnambool Regional Aviation Park will stimulate investment and employment in..

Grass Is Greener At Ballarat’s Eureka Stadium

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today joined Member for Wendouree, Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard to celebrate the commencement of the turf-laying on the newly redeveloped oval at Ballarat’s Eureka Stadium. The project is expected to create 38 construction jobs, attract..

Hook, Line And Sinker On Fishing In The Bay

The Andrews Labor Government today celebrated a major milestone in its work to end commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today joined fishing and media icon Rex Hunt at Albert Park Angling Club to announce that 33 of the 43..

Victorian Farmers Take Top Gong In Farmer Of The Year

Eighteen of southeast Australia’s most outstanding farmers took centre stage tonight as they were recognised for their innovation and excellence in agriculture at The Weekly Times Coles 2015 Farmer of the year awards at Crown Casino in Melbourne. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford presented the..

Pedal Power Funding Boost For North East Victoria

Victoria’s North East is a step closer to becoming one of the world’s premier destinations for trail cycle tourism, with a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced funding of $205,000 to support projects to enhance and..

Grants For Great Ocean Road Tourism In Lead Up To Holidays

The Andrews Labor Government is helping businesses bounce back along the Great Ocean Road following the Wye River fires with funding now available to stimulate tourism and attract visitors to the area. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today approved $425,000 in funding from the..

Have Your Say On Netting Of Gippsland’s River Mouths

Fisheries Victoria is now consulting stakeholders about how best to deliver the Andrews Labor Government’s Target One Million commitment to ban commercial netting at river mouths in the Gippsland Lakes. In Lakes Entrance today, Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said commercial and recreational fishing both..

Help Shape The Future Of Your Region

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford today called for nominations from business and community leaders to join the Andrews Labor Government’s new Regional Partnerships. The Regional Partnerships will provide a platform for communities to have a greater say in issues that matter and ensure their..

Grants Help Great Ocean Road Communities Bounce Back

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with economic recovery activities for communities affected by the Wye River fires with the announcement today of $50,000 in grants to drive immediate local events. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford  today approved funding from the $1.4 million Great Ocean Road..

Horsham’s New Town Hall And Art Gallery Opened

Horsham is set for a cultural revitalisation, thanks to the opening today of the redeveloped Town Hall and Art Gallery by Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford. Ms Pulford said the redeveloped Horsham Town Hall and Regional Art Gallery will provide high-quality cultural facilities for..

Winton Motor Raceway To Drive Benalla’s Tourism Economy

Victoria’s premier regional motorway was today opened by Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes in Benalla. Ms Symes joined members of the Benalla Auto Club to celebrate the completion of track upgrades and safety improvements at the Winton Motor Raceway. In Benalla today representing the..

Anglers Rejoice Boost In Murray Cod Stockings

Nearly a third of the 30 Victorian waters being stocked with Murray cod stockings this summer will receive more fingerlings than last year as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to increase fish stocking to five million. The Target One Million plan for recreational..

Getting On With Regional Partnerships In The Mallee

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today met with community leaders, businesses and local government in Mildura at a Regional Partnerships Stakeholder Forum. The discussions focused on the establishment of nine new Regional Partnerships to direct local priorities straight into the heart of State Government..

Mildura’s Shared Working Space Supports Economic Growth

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today officially opened the UpStart Enterprise and Innovation space in Mildura, which will help grow the local economy by supporting up and coming businesses in the region. A first of its kind in Mildura, UpStart will provide a fully..