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Mine cements new jobs

13 Mar 2019 • McIvor Times, Heathcote VIC (General News) FOSTERVILLE Gold Mine, just east of Bendigo, is set to expand thanks to support from the state government – creating 60 jobs during construction of a new cement plant and 30 new, ongoing, full-time jobs…

Rebates for water works

12 Mar 2019 • Country News insert, Shepparton VIC (General News) Victorian livestock farmers hit by drought can now claim up to a quarter of the cost of putting in more efficient water infrastructure. The Federal Government has pledged to invest $5 million in Victoria’s..

Culture and entertainment comes to valley

11 Mar 2019 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) COMMUNITY members and visitors in King Valley will be treated to world class music, magic, comedy and children’s shows, thanks to the State Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) announced the..

The future of the showgrounds

09 Mar 2019 • Bendigo Advertiser, Bendigo VIC (General News) by Tara Cosoleto THE Bendigo Showgrounds are set for an upgrade, with state and local government coming together to fund a master plan for development of the venue over the next 10 years. Victorian Minister..

Victoria’s Largest Gold Mine Just Keeps Growing

Fosterville Gold Mine, just east of Bendigo is set to expand thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government – creating 60 jobs during construction of a new cement plant and 30 new, ongoing, full time jobs. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes was at Fosterville..

Bendigo Showgrounds Set For Modern Upgrade

The historic Bendigo Showgrounds is set for major redevelopment with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing funding for a new Masterplan to be undertaken by Urban Enterprise. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes was in Bendigo today to announce a $50,000 grant from the Labor..

Tomato farm to expand

07 Mar 2019 • Carisbrook Mercury, Carisbrook, VIC (General News) $7 million project planned Mortlock Hydroponics, in Carisbrook, is undertaking a $7 million expansion that will see the greenhouses cover a further three hectares. The State Government has provided a $300,000 grant through its Regional..

Support For Communities Affected By The Recent Bushfires

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with Victorians affected by fires across the state. More than 2,000 firefighters are still working to manage fires burning across the state, including in Bunyip, Yinnar South, Dargo, Licola and Cambarville in the Yarra catchment. Emergency Relief Assistance grants..

New Rupanyup Community Retail Hub On The Way

A new retail precinct is underway in Rupanyup, with designs released today for the project that will breathe new life into the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited the site to view designs for the precinct. Last year Rupanyup faced losing its..

Silo Art Bringing Tourists To Town

The Andrews Labor Government’s iconic Silo Art Trail in Victoria’s Wimmera Southern Mallee region is attracting more than 570 extra visitors to the region every month, delivering tourist dollars to small towns across the area. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Rupanyup at..

Tomatoes Ripe For The Picking In Central Goldfields

More tomatoes will be making their way to supermarket shelves and wholesalers across Victoria thanks to a $7 million expansion of Mortlock Hydroponics’ Carisbrook Glasshouse. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Mortlock Hydroponics to announce a grant towards the expansion from..

Victorians Shine At Farmer Of The Year Awards

Victorian farmers have taken two top gongs at the Weekly Times Coles 2018 Farmer of the Year Awards, winning the categories of Dairy and Innovation Farmer of the Year. Clint Theodore and Brooke Lane from Alvie in the state’s southwest took the dairy honour, crediting..

More Support For Drought Affected Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a cash injection to farmers who have been hit hardest by drought and dry conditions. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes was in Giffard today to announce an additional $13 million to help ease the financial burden of the unprecedented..

Supporting Northern Victoria’s Farmers

14th Feb 2019 The Andrews Labor Government is supporting our farmers through drought, helping them prepare for and manage the effects of dry conditions through the On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grant program. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Mark and Annette Radford, who were..

More Trains And Better Services On The Shepparton Line

Shepparton will soon benefit from the introduction of new train services thanks to works completed on the Shepparton Line Upgrade delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. From Monday 1 April, passengers will get 10 extra weekly services that have been made possible by stabling upgrades..

Southern Aurora Memorial Garden Officially Opened

A memorial garden to the Southern Aurora train accident and community response is now open in Violet Town, with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today officially opened the Southern Aurora Memorial Garden in Violet Town, 50 years after..

Putting Climate Change Action On The National Agenda

The Andrews Labor Government has put climate change back on the national agenda, announcing a special Agricultural Ministers’ forum to take place in August this year. Minister for Agriculture Jacyln Symes welcomed the decision by State and Federal Agriculture Ministers to start a national consultation..


Thursday, 8 November 2018 DELIVERING A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL FOR BENALLA Benalla families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to Benalla P-12 College. Labor will invest $12.1 million to transform the..