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Giving The Stawell Community A Say On Big Hill Mine

The Stawell community will have a greater voice on any proposal to revive the open-cut gold mine along Big Hill ridge under a new assessment process announced by the Andrews Labor Government. The process ensures that any new plan from Stawell Gold Mines Pty Ltd..

Victorian Regional Jobs Growth Leads The Nation

Victoria’s rate of regional job creation during the past 12 months continues to lead the nation, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The latest ABS figures show employment in regional Victoria has continued to increase in the past three months, with 22,500 more..

Victoria’s Produce On Show To The Middle East

Premium Victorian produce will be on show when more than 50 local companies lead a reinvigorated trade push to the Middle East at the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show, Gulfood 2017 in Dubai. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford arrived today with a..

Grant gives Bealiba’s Mini Pumas a great start

A small group in Bealiba has successfully applied for funds to continue providing a playgroup for local kids. Bealiba’s Mini Pumas is amongst 59 recipients of funding under the Great Start Community Playgroup Grants Program. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said funding..

Helping Disadvantaged Job Seekers Find Work

Ballarat employment providers, businesses and community groups have put their heads together at a networking conference to get thousands of disadvantaged Victorians into work. The conference was part of Jobs Victoria – the state’s biggest-ever employment drive to help more than 4,000 disadvantaged Victorians find..

Grants to help Western Victoria get healthy and active

Sporting clubs in Western Victoria looking to accommodate more female participants  are being urged to apply for a VicHealth funding grant. Labor MP Jaala Pulford today announced applications for VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program are now open to community sports clubs in Western Victoria. The..

Grants to drought proof local sport

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to drought-proof sport and recreation facilities in the Wimmera by ensuring there is reliable access to water – even during drier times. Twenty-five projects across 11 municipalities will share in $2.3 million from the Sustainable Water Fund’s Community Sport..

Walking Tracks Opened In Yarriambiack

A new network of walking tracks in Yarriambiack Shire is now open for use, giving visitors even greater reason to stop and enjoy the beauty of the region. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green, today officially opened the new tracks which were completed with..

Land Sales, Jobs Boom At Ballarat West Employment Zone

In a landmark day for Ballarat, the Andrews Labor  Government  announced two land purchasers at the Ballarat West Employment Zone and released another parcel of industrial land to meet strong market demand. The announcements represent a jobs boom for Ballarat with the most recent purchasers,..

Airport Upgrades A Boon For Yarriambiack Agribusiness

Yarriambiack Shire today welcomed the completion of infrastructure upgrades to Warracknabeal and Hopetoun aerodromes, which are set to benefit the region’s agricultural businesses. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green today celebrated the completed upgrades at both aerodromes, which included the installation of new runway..

Boost for Dunolly emergency volunteers

Dunolly SES are getting a well-deserved funding boost from the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. The..

Tackling family violence in Aboriginal communities in the Wimmera

The Andrews Labor Government is working to reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities in the Wimmera by investing in projects that focus on cultural strengthening and building more resilient communities. Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said three separate projects had received funding in the..

Sheep And Goat Producer Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government has approved another round of grants worth more than $400,000 to help sheep and goat producers and the supply chain transition to the electronic identification traceability scheme. It takes the total amount of approved grants to more than $1.2 million. Sixty-one..

Boost for Wedderburn emergency volunteers

Wedderburn SES are getting a well-deserved funding boost from the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. The..

Boost for local emergency volunteers in the Wimmera

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost from the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the..

Boost for Snake Valley and Skipton CFA

CFA units in Snake Valley and Skipton are getting a well-deserved funding boost from the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer..

Sovereign Hill By Day And By Night To Bring More Visitors

Sovereign Hill is set to host more students in overnight stays with the completion of a new 32 bed accommodation facility, delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $8 million investment in the By Day and By Night project. Minister for Regional Development Jaala..

Clunes to put on another show for booklovers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australia’s only annual event celebrating book production from old, new, rare and limited editions to book binding, paper making and printing methods. Clunes Booktown attracts around 18,000 visitors to central Victoria in the first weekend in May and sees..