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SIZZLING SUMMER OF RACING LOCKED IN FOR BENALLA

Racing fans in Benalla are in for a triple treat this summer at the Benalla Racing Club, thanks to a funding package worth more than $62,000. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the Andrews Labor Government is tipping in $25,000 from its Victorian Racing..

NEW FISHING PLATFORM FOR SEYMOUR

A new fishing platform has been built on the banks of the Goulburn River in Seymour to improve access for families and make it easier for everyone to wet a line. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined the Victorian Fisheries Authority and recreational fishing..

UPGRADED SEYMOUR URGENT CARE CENTRE OPENS

Better and safer care will be provided to the people of Seymour and surrounding communities with the completion of $1.62 million revamp of Seymour Hospital. Member for Northern Victorian Jaclyn Symes MP today officially opened the redeveloped urgent care facility that delivers better comfort for..

Latrobe Valley Leading The Way In Transition

Three years on from its establishment, the Andrews Labor Government’s Latrobe Valley Authority is leading the way in helping the Gippsland community through industry transition and keeping the region thriving. The launch of the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Transitioning to a strong future report outlines its..

Victoria Strikes Gold With Mining Jobs Growth

Victoria’s resources boom is producing a massive rise in local jobs, with the Andrews Labor Government’s support of the minerals exploration sector leading to huge investment by companies in Victoria. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show Victorian mining employment rose 41 per cent..

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY FROM SKIN CANCER

More of the community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the four community organisations who will receive a share in..

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY FROM SKIN CANCER

More of the community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the three community organisations who will receive a share in..

Regional Focus For Mental Health System Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government will accept each and every one of the recommendations handed down by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, as part of its interim report. Minister for Regional Development and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited Broadford Living..

New Drought Assistance Now Rolling Out

Victorian farmers affected by drought and dry seasonal conditions are encouraged to apply for the Andrews Labor Government’s new grants programs offering on-farm assistance and household financial relief. The $15 million Farmers’ Drought Fund is part of the Labor Government’s $31 million support package announced..

Big Rig Brings Rock-Solid Promise Of Low-Emissions Future

A 150-metre tall drilling rig has arrived in Port Phillip Bay before heading along the coast to spend the summer in Gippsland, testing rocks that could store carbon dioxide and reduce Victoria’s emissions. The Noble Tom Prosser rig will soon be drilling in Bass Strait..

Investing In The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers

Thirteen young farmers from across Victoria have received the Andrews Labor Government’s Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships, supporting the state’s future agriculture leaders to shine. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the winners of the fifth round of scholarships, delivering on the Labor..

Broadford Ambulance Station Opens Its Doors

The Andrews Government have proudly built and funded the new state-of-the-art Broadford ambulance branch staffed by a dedicated paramedic team to provide faster response times and save lives. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined local paramedics and members of the..

App Maps Give Victorian Hunters More

It’s now easier for Victorian hunters to find out where they can legally hunt across the state with the release of the Andrews Labor Government’s new electronic hunting maps. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes launched the new maps on Victoria’s already popular More To Explore..

Small-Scale And Craft Grants Help Agribusinesses Thrive

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian small-scale agricultural businesses to grow – boosting jobs, attracting visitors and making sure regional communities are vibrant destinations to live and visit. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes visited Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods..

Big Savings For Families As The Smile Squad Hits Wodonga

Students across north-east Victoria have brighter, healthier smiles thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s free dental care program for school kids. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes visited Melrose Primary School today, one of the first schools in Victoria to be..

Faster Broadband Speeding Into Horsham

Businesses and regional communities around Horsham now have access to faster and more reliable broadband services with the launch of the Andrews Labor Government’s enhanced broadband network across the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the Horsham Enhanced Broadband network at Horsham-based..

Making Farms Smart In Horsham

Victoria’s grains industry and the Wimmera’s wider agriculture sector are set to be at the forefront of farm technology with the opening of the Horsham SmartFarm, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today officially launched the SmartFarm at the Horsham..

Sleeper Replacement Works Move To Shepparton Line

The Andrews Labor Government’s sleeper line replacement has moved to the next phase, with crews working through the night to replace tens-of-thousands of sleepers between Seymour and Shepparton. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited Seymour where..