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..
Archives for August, 2016
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..
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 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’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..
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)..
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..
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…
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Agribusiness owners with generations of experience will team up with tourism, health, community and regional development advocates to form the new Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford congratulated the six successful applicants who were today appointed the community members of..
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..
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..
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..
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..