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GETTING ON WITH SEYMOUR LINE SLEEPER WORKS

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with Seymour line sleeper replacement works and giving greater certainty to passengers with the introduction of a temporary timetable in July. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said V/Line crews would work through the night to replace more..

United Nations Award For Victorian Rabbit Program

The Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Rabbit Action Network is set to be recognised with a prestigious United Nations Public Service award. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the program, delivered by Agriculture Victoria, will receive an award for ‘delivering more inclusive and equitable services’..

International Visitors Flock To Victoria’s Regions

Victorian tourism is breaking records, bolstered by unprecedented growth in international visitors drawn to country and regional areas. Tourism Research Australia today reported that in the year to March, Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists – up 5 per cent on the previous year –..

FREE OPEN DAYS AT SNOBS CREEK HATCHERY

The Snobs Creek hatchery built by the Andrews Labor Government will be opening its doors during the school holidays – welcoming visitors to free open days on July 11 and 12. The two open days will provide keen freshwater anglers, locals and tourists with the..

CALL FOR COMMUNITY VIEWS ON BUSHFIRE CENTRE PROPOSAL

The Mitchell Shire community is being invited to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes..

CALL FOR COMMUNITY VIEWS ON BUSHFIRE CENTRE PROPOSAL

The Murrindindi Shire community is being invited to have their say on a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, as well as other significant fires. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes..

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO WANGARATTA AND MYRTLEFORD

Small business operators in Wangaratta and Myrtleford will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on 25th and 26th June. This is part of the assistance offered by the Andrews Labor Government, from cuts to payroll tax..

Fake Tradies Target Residents In The North East

Residents in Victoria’s North East are being warned to be vigilant against a group of fake tradies after they scammed homeowners in the area out of $41,000. The warning comes after record losses experienced by consumers at the hands of fake tradies — over $2.5 million..

Find Your Happy Space In Regional Victoria This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government’s tourism campaign Your Happy Space is urging Melburnians to cosy up to winter in regional Victoria, supporting tourism businesses and boosting regional jobs. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today launched the winter campaign, which showcases the drama..

$75,000 FOR STATEWIDE PLANNING ASSESSMENT TOOL

Wodonga City Council has received $75,000 in funding from the Victorian Government to co-deliver a framework for state wide sustainable design planning processes for subdivisions. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced that the proposal led by Wodonga City Council was one of the..

Supporting Regional And Rural Councils

The Andrews Labor Government has accepted key recommendations from a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Victoria’s rural and regional councils. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today tabled the Labor Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and..

Don’t Risk It: Smarter And Safer On Quad Bikes

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to protect and educate farmers and workers with a renewed call for vigilance on and around all-terrain vehicles or quad bikes. The campaign launched today by the Labor Government and WorkSafe Victoria is part of an ongoing push..

More Support For Northern Dairy Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more support to help farmers in Northern Victoria manage the effects of dry seasonal conditions and secure their long-term future. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced an additional $2.7 million in support for northern dairy farmers who continue..

Water Market Improvements For Northern Irrigators

Significant changes to the way water is managed in Northern Victoria have been flagged today in a bid to support struggling irrigators and dairy farmers facing dry conditions and high prices for water and fodder. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn..

DELIVERING FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises and delivering for the people of Northern Victoria, with major investments in our community, health, local schools, roads and sporting clubs in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. As part of a massive $1.8 billion investment in schools..

THE SMILE SQUAD – FREE DENTAL VANS TO HIT WODONGA SCHOOLS SOON

Wodonga school students will have brighter smiles and hard-working local families will avoid hefty dental bills, thanks to free dental care being rolled out at all public primary and secondary schools. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 provides $321.9 million for the Andrews Labor Government’s free dental..

NEW COURTS LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR CHILTERN NETBALLERS

Chiltern’s netball courts have been transformed, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today officially opened Chiltern’s two new netball courts, made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Country Football and Netball Program…