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ALEXANDRA SET TO ROCK AT THE RACES

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..

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..

Engaging Victoria’s Youth To Manage Invasive Species

More young people will be at the forefront of efforts to manage invasive species, thanks to new grants from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced 12 recipients across Victoria will share in a total of more than $130,000 towards engaging..

Family-Friendly Boost For Mansfield Cup

Top racing and enhanced family entertainment will be on offer at the Mansfield Cup in April, thanks to a funding boost provided by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula was at the Mansfield racecourse today where he announced a  $20,000 allocation from..

Victoria’s 2020 Rural Women’s Finalists Announced

Four Victorian women have been nominated for the 2020 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award to be announced in March in recognition of their innovative ideas to support Australia’s rural and regional communities. The award encourages Australian women to develop their skills to benefit their industries and..

UPGRADED CLASSROOMS AND FACILITIES FOR SEYMOUR COLLEGE

Seymour students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria today visited Seymour College to open its $6.7 million upgrade, which includes a new middle and senior school learning hub with specialist..

LOCALS TO BENEFIT FROM MANSFIELD SECONDARY COLLEGE FACILITIES AS WORKS GET UNDERWAY

Local people will join students in benefiting from the new, state-of-the-art sports facilities at Mansfield Secondary College, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Blairgrange Pty Ltd, trading as Browns, Wangaratta, has been appointed to construct the new dual..

New Network For On-Farm Technology

Agricultural communities in country Victoria will be able to better manage their crops thanks to a new digital network being administered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Internet of Things trial. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced NNNCo will work with Agriculture Victoria to provide network connectivity to trial sites in the Maffra, Tatura, Serpentine and Birchip regions. The..

Bushfire Recovery Boost For Victoria’s Regional Events

The Andrews Labor Government will launch a special events booster fund to help kickstart the recovery of regions affected by the summer’s devastating bushfires. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said that the dedicated Bushfire Recovery round of Regional Events Fund would..

Regional Jobs Remain Strong Despite Economic Headwinds

Amid continued economic headwinds, regional Victoria remains ahead of the rest of regional Australia on jobs growth, having recorded the nation’s lowest regional unemployment rate. New Australian Bureau of Statistics data confirms more than 23,000 people found a job in regional Victoria in the three..

Taking High Country To The City For Bushfire Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is helping fire-affected producers and tourism operators get back on their feet by backing the High Country Comeback farmer’s market, aimed at bringing the best of the region’s produce to Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced $26,000 in..

Supporting Victoria’s Wine Industry With Bushfire Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the state’s world-class wine industry with a new $2.5 million package to help growers and producers impacted by the recent bushfires with technical advice to help make the best decisions for their business. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today..

Upper Murray Events Centre Construction Underway

The Andrews Labor Government will provide an additional $200,000 towards the construction of the Upper Murray Events Centre at Corryong Recreation Reserve, following bushfires in the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today toured the construction site to view progress on the $2.4 million project,..

MORE COMFORT AND SAFETY FOR AGED CARE IN BENALLA

Benalla Health’s public residential aged care residents are enjoying the benefits of significant upgrades thanks to a massive funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today joined Benalla Health to officially open the recently refurbished Morrie Evans Wing, a..

Fencing Upgrades To Help Landholders Recover From Fire

The Victorian Government will help landholders in bushfire-affected communities repair damaged or destroyed fences between private land and National Parks, State Parks and State forests. The funding announced today by Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes gives farmers the flexibility to not just replace their boundary..