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The Seymour community now has access to new toilet facilities and other amenities at Kings Park, thanks to $600,000 in funding from the Victorian Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today helped open the upgraded amenities at Kings Park Pavilion, part of the $780,000..

Kicking In For Towong At Time-Honoured Cup Meet

The 149th running of the Towong Cup on Saturday will be a celebration for the community as it recovers from the summer bushfires that raged in the Upper Murray. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Andrews Labor Government was backing the Towong..

Gold Standard Growth For Mining In Victoria

Spending on minerals exploration in Victoria is at its highest level since records began, with new data showing growth reaching $34.7 million. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) statistics show exploration spending growth is now almost seven times more than when the Andrews Labor Government..

Tapping Into Local Hops Production

One of the oldest hop producers in the world will double the size of its production in regional Victoria, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes said the funding would help Hop Products Australia to build a new..

Groundbreaking Work To Store Carbon And Create Jobs

A groundbreaking way to help store carbon dioxide (CO2) is a step closer to reality with rock samples from beneath the seabed off Gippsland’s Ninety Mile Beach indicating the geology is suitable for the technology. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes said the successful drilling of..

Future Is Bright: Katy Perry Backs Fire Recovery With Show

Thousands of Victorians from bushfire-affected parts of the state and emergency service workers will get the chance to hear international superstar Katy Perry roar as part of a free concert to be held in Bright next week. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin..

More Support For Fire-Affected Businesses And Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is backing bushfire affected communities, with new funding for projects across East Gippsland and North East Victoria that will attract visitors and support local jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville at Buchan Caves today to announce..


Travellers to the ski fields at Mount Buller and Mount Stirling will have a safer, smoother journey with vital maintenance works kicking off thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said works would begin soon to rebuild just over a..

Nurturing Victoria’s Native Food Industry

The Andrews Labor Government will partner with the Federation of Victoria Traditional Owner Corporations to support the development of a native food and botanicals industry in Victoria and support local jobs. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the Djakitjuk Djanga program, which will offer..


Australia’s biggest freshwater fishing festival is set to reel in a new catch of visitors and boost businesses in the Goulburn Valley once again when GoFish Nagambie returns from 2 – 5 April 2020. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the 2020 GoFish..

Funding For Bushfire Recovery Concert In Cudgewa

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered its first funding grant today under the special Regional Events Fund Bushfire Recovery Round, supporting The Rise from The Ashes concert next weekend in Cudgewa. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the first grant from the dedicated..


Alexandra Racecourse will be alive with great racing and fun for the kids at the popular Alex Races Rock 2020 race meet on Saturday 29 February thanks to a funding package worth more than $10,000. Member for Northern Vicoria Jaclyn Symes announced the Andrews Labor..

Wine Down, Pop Up For Vineyard Stays In Regional Victoria

Wine enthusiasts and lovers of unique getaway experiences will have the chance to sleep amongst the vines as part of a luxury pop-up to be delivered at three wineries across the state. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was at Federation Square..

Track Project Boost For Wodonga Racing

Work will start today on major irrigaton improvements at Wodonga racecourse, enabled by significant support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced that the Government was providing $300,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the works, with the Wodonga..

Premium Victorian Produce Leads The World At Gulfood

Victoria’s world-class produce will be showcased to an international audience this week in the Middle East as more than 25 leading food and beverage companies continue a growing presence in the global food market. Consumer Affairs and Suburban Development Minister Marlene Kairouz today officially opened..


The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reform to early childhood education has arrived, as hundreds of children in regional Victoria start Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today joined early childhood staff, children and families at Nagambie Preschool and Childcare Centre to mark the..


Sports fans in Nagambie are in for a double treat with a new synthetic bowling green and female friendly pavilion upgrades launched today thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the Nagambie Bowls Club and Nagambie..

A Second Chance For Staffies With New Foster Facility

The Andrews Labor Government continues to improve the wellbeing of Victorian pets by supporting the rehoming of Staffordshire Bull Terriers through a new community foster care facility in Carlsruhe. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today opened the new facility in Carlsruhe, built with the support..