Archives for November, 2016

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Helping Local Communities Tackle Fruit Fly

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local communities manage fruit fly in Victoria’s key horticultural areas with targeted grants announced today. The $6.7 million Managing Fruit Fly – Regional Grants Program will support projects to manage fruit fly activities across the areas of Greater Sunraysia,..

Backing Local Produce And Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced an upgrade to King Valley Dairy (KVD) to increase milk and butter production, provide a unique tourism experience, and create 10 new local jobs. It involves the redevelopment of the former Moyhu Butter Factory and the construction of butter..

Banning Fracking For Good

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced legislation to permanently ban fracking in Victoria, protecting our agricultural sector and giving certainty to regional communities. In a national first, the Resources Legislation Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2016 will: permanently ban all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development,..

Putting People First In Our Central Highlands Region

The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first across our Central Highlands Region as the community gathers in Ballarat tonight to discuss its top issues. The Regional Assembly is the next step in the Central Highlands Regional Partnership’s engagement with community, industry and government –..

Victoria Leads The Country In Food And Fibre Exports

Victoria is exporting more food and fibre than any other state in Australia, representing a total value of $11.9 billion in 2015-16. According to the 2015-16 Food and Fibre Export Performance Report released today, Victoria takes up only 3 per cent of the country’s land..

Mount Elephant Community Centre Now Open

Derrinallum has celebrated the completion of a new community centre and eco-tourism centre that will support a greater range of community activities, drive tourism to the region and help boost the local economy. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green officially opened the Mt Elephant..

Shaping The Future Of Our Mallee Region

Mallee locals now have an unprecedented chance to shape the future of their region. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today announced the start of online consultation for the Mallee Regional Partnership community ahead of their first Regional Assembly to be held in Mildura on..

$46 Million In Critical Regional Rail Works Complete

Major maintenance and renewal works on the Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines are complete, and trains are now back up and running. Over the past four weeks, more than 1500 V/Line staff and contractors worked around-the-clock upgrading track, strengthening bridges and removing mud holes..

Setting A Roadmap For Growth In Our Barwon Region

Barwon locals will come together tonight with Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford to discuss and debate the region’s top priorities at its first Regional Assembly, to be held in Torquay. The Regional Assembly is the next step in the Barwon Regional Partnership’s engagement with..