A record of more than 844,000 trout and salmon were stocked into Victorian waterways during 2016 to improve recreational fishing opportunities for freshwater anglers and boost participation. A wetter than average spring helped beat the previous record of 706,000 set in 2010 – also a..
Archives for January, 2017
Residents and visitors in the Landsborough West area will see significant improvements in mobile coverage and connectivity from today after the launch of a new mobile base station to eliminate blackspots in the area. The service is one of 109 new mobile base stations that..
The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new program to strengthen Portland’s ability to attract and retain a skilled workforce, with a $100,000 grant from its new Regional Skills Fund. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford announced today the Labor Government’s investment in the Jobs..
Nationals Leader Peter Walsh has admitted that an elected Liberal-Nationals Coalition would privatise wild dog control in Victoria, sending control efforts back decades. Mr Walsh promised the Coalition would use private companies to deliver aerial baiting. Mr Walsh incorrectly claimed the new Wild Dog Management..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping Portland in its efforts to build and diversify the local economy with a $45,000 grant towards the Portland Futures project. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, announced Regional Development Australia (RDA) Barwon South West’s funding contribution towards the Committee..
Mortlake today welcomed a streetscape upgrade that will revitalise the town’s central business area, improve safety and provide attractive public spaces for locals and visitors to catch up, shop and relax in. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, officially opened the completed streetscape works which..
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a new skills training program at Porthaul’s Portland facility which will create 50 new jobs and safeguard another 40. The Labor Government’s investment will allow the delivery of an intensive in-house training program for new truck drivers which will..
Twelve young farmers from across Victoria have received scholarships of up to $10,000 to go towards agricultural training and study thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, announced the winners of the second Young Farmers Scholarship Awards in a ceremony at..
The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to prevent animal abuse in hot weather by updating its animal welfare legislation to ensure Inspectors can crack down on cruelty even faster this summer. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, is also sounding a warning to pet owners..
The Andrews Labor Government is bringing more jobs and businesses to Ballarat, marking a major milestone in the progress of the Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWEZ). Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, announced the completion of the initial sub-division works for the game-changing project in..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping local employers connect with jobseekers affected by the recent mine closure in Stawell, with the launch of the Jobs4Stawell website. Jobs4Stawell will be a central portal for both businesses and job seekers to use not only to ﬁll jobs..
Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today officially launched construction of the $4.3 million Horsham North Hub. It signalled the start of a new community centre that will generate 24 jobs during construction and ensure the retention of up to 10 full time jobs once..
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the creation of 70 new jobs in Stawell, announcing funding for Nectar Farms that will see the development of a large-scale, high-tech hydroponic glasshouse facility. The project will provide job opportunities for affected workers from the closed Stawell Gold..