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Shaping The Future Of Our Wimmera Southern Mallee

Wimmera Southern Mallee locals now have an unprecedented chance to shape the future of their region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford opened online consultation for the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership members, ahead of its first Regional Assembly to be held in Horsham on..

Colac Pipeline To Secure Future Water Supply

Construction of a new 11-kilometre pipeline to help secure Colac’s water supply is another step closer after the contract was awarded to a local company. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced R Slater & Sons as the successful tenderer for the pipeline portion of..

Victoria Bans Fracking To Protect Farmers

In a national first, the Andrews Labor Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in Victoria, including hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and coal seam gas. The permanent legislative ban, to be introduced to Parliament later this year,..

Victorian Milk And Baked Beans For School Students

Victorian milk will be served up to thousands of Victorian school students from next year, under a new deal to boost the state’s struggling dairy industry and help support regional jobs. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton to announce..

Victoria: A New State Of Momentum

Victoria’s newest and boldest trade and investment campaign will spruik the benefits of doing business in our state. Launched today by Premier Daniel Andrews, during his economic address at Jobs for Victoria, the $2.5 million ‘Victoria: A State of Momentum’ campaign showcases the state’s strengths..

Electronic ID Tags To Strengthen Livestock Biosecurity

Sheep and goats born in Victoria after 1 January 2017 will require an electronic identification tag. From mid-2017, all saleyards, abattoirs and knackeries will be required to scan electronic tags of sheep and goats and upload the information to the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)..

Quad Bike Rollover Rebate To Kick In From September

Victorian farmers who buy rollover protection for their quad bike or an alternative work vehicle will be eligible to claim a rebate from 1 September thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $6 million subsidy scheme. The Labor Government’s scheme is designed to reduce the number..

Ararat To Take A Closer Look At Becoming A Freight Hub

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced the next step in the Ararat freight and logistics hub, with the appointment of strategic consulting firm WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will undertake a feasibility study on developing a freight and logistics hub in Ararat…

Boosting Our Leadership With New Mallee Partnerships

Tireless advocates for regional education, training and healthcare, hard-working local business people and champions of diversity and creativity are among the new members of the first Mallee Regional Partnership. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford congratulated the seven successful applicants who were today appointed the..

Fresh Faces, Broad Skills For Great South Coast Partnership

A passionate advocate for regional Victorian women and families will head up the new 15 member Great South Coast Regional Partnership. Ms Emily Lee-Ack, Executive Officer of Women’s Health Barwon South West, has been appointed Chair of the Partnership. She will be joined by a..

Fresh Faces, Broad Skills For Central Highlands Partnership

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today congratulated the seven inaugural community members of the Andrews Labor Government’s new Central Highlands Regional Partnership. Regional Partnerships are being established in Barwon, Goulburn, Gippsland, Great South Coast, Mallee, Loddon Campaspe, Ovens Murray and Wimmera Southern Mallee and..

Barwon Regional Partnership Puts Local Issues First

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today congratulated the seven inaugural community members of the Andrews Labor Government’s new Barwon Regional Partnership. Regional Partnerships are being established in Barwon, Central Highlands, Gippsland, Goulburn, Great South Coast, Loddon Campaspe, Ovens Murray, Mallee and Wimmera Southern Mallee..

Fresh Faces, Broad Skills For Loddon Campaspe Partnership

Inspiring volunteers, passionate regional education and health advocates, hard-working local business people and champions of cultural diversity are among the new members of the first Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford congratulated the nine successful applicants who were today appointed the..

Diverse New Regional Partnerships Members Announced

Visionary volunteers and Aboriginal leaders, regional health advocates and education champions, innovators and entrepreneurs are among the inaugural members of the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Partnerships. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today launched the Labor Government’s Regional Partnerships and congratulated..

Golden Plains Farmers Market Set To Sprout

Bannockburn’s Golden Plains Farmers’ Market is set to be upgraded thanks to a $30,000 investment from the Andrews Labor Government that will improve the market infrastructure and shopping experience for visitors. The project will also support the growth of the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market by..

More Support For Dairy Farmers And Their Families

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced further support for dairy farmers with $6.7 million of new programs to help them get through the dairy crisis and improve the long term resilience of dairy farm businesses. The total support package has been boosted from the..

Purring Along With Online Cat Course

The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to boost responsible pet ownership and good animal welfare took another step forward today with the launch of the Responsible Cat Ownership Course. The Responsible Cat Ownership Course is a comprehensive guide for all Victorian cat owners, with information about..