Archives for February, 2019

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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..

BOOSTING WANGARATTA’S RACING, FOOD AND WINE CARNIVAL

The Wangaratta Turf Club is set to have its best Racing, Food and Wine Carnival yet, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced that as part of a $100,000 funding package, the Labor Government will provide over..

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..

DELIVERING A GREAT LOCAL SCHOOL FOR BENALLA

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..

LABOR CONNECTS EUROA COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 LABOR CONNECTS EUROA COMMUNITY FACILITIES Euroa residents and visitors will be able to enjoy easy access to Seven Creeks, Memorial Reserve and Friendlies Oval, thanks to a $200,000 investment by the Andrews Labor Government. The funding, secured by Labor Upper House..

Supporting Farmers With Drought And Flood Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging farmers to attend a series of Agriculture Victoria workshops in March, targeted at supporting producers recovering from the December flash flooding and ongoing dry conditions. Two workshops will be held in March in collaboration with the North East Catchment..