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New Home For GARDS Volunteers And Members

Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support Inc. now has a new home to continue doing their important work supporting Latrobe Valley workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today officially opened the new..

A New Way Forward For Tourism In Regional Victoria

Victoria’s regional communities are invited to have their say on the future of tourism across the state following the release of the Regional Tourism Review Discussion Paper. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Review Special Adviser and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne..

A New Blueprint For Melbourne’s Much-Loved Showgrounds

Work will begin immediately on a new plan for the Melbourne Showgrounds to ensure the much-loved precinct can best serve the needs of Victorians now and for generations to come. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today confirmed the Andrews Labor Government will provide $1.5 million to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) to develop the masterplan. The..

Pioneering Technology For Victorian Farmers

An innovative trial testing the potential of Internet of Things technology on farms is now open to Victorian horticulture, dairy, sheep and grains farmers, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited the Southern Mallee, which will be home..

Wimmera Forecast Improves As Rainbow Radar Rises

More accurate weather information will soon be available to farmers and communities in the Wimmera, with the construction of a new weather radar under way with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the beginning of construction for the..

BOOST FOR PALLIATIVE CARE PROVIDERS

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Seymour Health a boost to assist them in their care of local patients nearing the end of their lives. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced a $248,000 grant to help the hard-working service in their critical role of..

BOOST FOR PALLIATIVE CARE PROVIDERS

The Andrews Labor Government is giving North East Health Wangaratta a boost to assist them in their care of local patients nearing the end of their lives. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced a $483,000 grant to help the hard-working service in their critical..

BOOST FOR PALLIATIVE CARE PROVIDERS

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Albury Wodonga Health a boost to assist them in their care of local patients nearing the end of their lives. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced a $124,000 grant to help the hard-working service in their critical role..

New Register Brings Peace Of Mind For Pet Owners

Victorians can now find out where their new pet has come from, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Pet Exchange Register which comes into effect on 1 July. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited the RSPCA’s headquarters to detail how the new system will..

Delivering Jobs For The Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley GovHub is a step closer with planning approvals now in place and local businesses being encouraged to register their interest in working on the landmark project. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced new planning..

Cheers To The Wine Growth Fund

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s world-class wine industry, with a grants program to support the growth of the state’s wineries, increase visitors to wine regions, boost exports and support local jobs. Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Bass River..

Virtual Reboot For Livestock Feeding Books

The Andrews Labor Government’s sheep and beef drought feeding books have gone virtual, alongside a range of online management tools to help farmers respond to drought and dry seasonal conditions. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the books as a set of online practical..

Skilling The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government’s Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships are now open to young farmers looking to access study and training, and then invest on-farm or in further professional development. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today opened the 2019 program during a visit to..

PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE WITH WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES

More Victorians will be trained in preventing family violence with new funding to teach people how to call out sexism and create gender equality policies in schools, health services, councils and workplaces. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced $1.2 million to..

CHILDREN’S FACILITIES CAPITAL PROGRAM GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government is providing grants for state-of-the-art kindergarten facilities across Victoria ahead of the three-year-old kindergarten roll-out next year. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes welcomed the opening of the 2019/20 Children’s Facilities Capital Program from the Minister for Education James Merlino. Applications..

Regional Women Leading The Way

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging women making a difference in regional Victoria to apply for a place on the Victorian Rural Women’s Network to develop their leadership skills and advocate for country communities. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the 2020 intake of..

BOOSTING SAFETY AND ACCESS ON LAKINS ROAD

A newly completed dual lane bridge has opened up heavy vehicle access over Black Creek on Lakins Road, Mansfield, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program. Previously a single lane bridge with a 3-tonne load limit, the new Lakins Road bridge can..

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..