Archives for January, 2020

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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,..


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..

Albury Wodonga Health Redevelopment To Begin

The New South Wales and Victorian governments are working together to build a new emergency department and the first short stay unit at Albury Wodonga Health to meet the future health needs of the community. NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard, Victorian..

Supporting Bushfire-Affected Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing assistance to farmers affected by bushfires in East Gippsland and north-east Victoria to make sure they have the support they need during and after the disaster. The Agriculture Victoria Relief and Recovery Incident Management Team has been established and..