Archives for February, 2020

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More Support For Fire-Affected Businesses And Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is backing bushfire affected communities, with new funding for projects across East Gippsland and North East Victoria that will attract visitors and support local jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville at Buchan Caves today to announce..


Travellers to the ski fields at Mount Buller and Mount Stirling will have a safer, smoother journey with vital maintenance works kicking off thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said works would begin soon to rebuild just over a..

Nurturing Victoria’s Native Food Industry

The Andrews Labor Government will partner with the Federation of Victoria Traditional Owner Corporations to support the development of a native food and botanicals industry in Victoria and support local jobs. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the Djakitjuk Djanga program, which will offer..


Australia’s biggest freshwater fishing festival is set to reel in a new catch of visitors and boost businesses in the Goulburn Valley once again when GoFish Nagambie returns from 2 – 5 April 2020. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the 2020 GoFish..

Funding For Bushfire Recovery Concert In Cudgewa

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered its first funding grant today under the special Regional Events Fund Bushfire Recovery Round, supporting The Rise from The Ashes concert next weekend in Cudgewa. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the first grant from the dedicated..


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..


The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reform to early childhood education has arrived, as hundreds of children in regional Victoria start Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today joined early childhood staff, children and families at Nagambie Preschool and Childcare Centre to mark the..


Sports fans in Nagambie are in for a double treat with a new synthetic bowling green and female friendly pavilion upgrades launched today thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the Nagambie Bowls Club and Nagambie..

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..


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..

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..