Archives for May, 2020

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New Grants Keeping Critical Food Supply Businesses Going

Food production businesses and farms in Victoria will be supported in making their workplace safe and keeping supply chains uninterrupted thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the Business Adaptation grants program – part of..

SUPPORTING MANSFIELD AGRICULTURE AND PASTORAL SOCIETY

Victorian agricultural and pastoral societies will be supported to continue putting on events and upgrade infrastructure through support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced Mansfield Agricultural and Pastoral Society will share in $300,000 in funding amongst 39 societies..

Ballarat Manufacturers Rising To Global Challenge

A business that manufactures mine plant equipment and started in a back shed in Avoca is now playing a crucial role in Australia’s global response to the coronavirus pandemic, turning its focus to creating ventilators. Following this international success story, Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes..

CLEAN ENERGY BOOST TO CREATE JOBS AND SAVE MONEY IN NORTHERN VICTORIA

The Victorian Government is powering communities through local renewable energy projects that promote regional investment, create jobs, and help lower electricity costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the latest round of funding for the New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF)…

Support For Victoria‘s Vital Mining And Quarry Businesses

The Victorian Government is taking action to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Victoria’s resources sector and help businesses to safely continue their operations. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced Earth Resources Regulation will defer the collection of rent and annual fees..

Working With Regional Communities To Shape The Future

The Andrews Labor Government will use a series of roundtables hosted by the state’s Regional Partnerships to help understand the local impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and pave the way for recovery. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the virtual Regional Roundtables to..

A Buzz – Backing Victorian Apiarists On World Bee Day

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to back the state’s $17.5 million apiary industry by ensuring that Victoria’s beekeepers have the tools they need to tackle any biosecurity threats and protect our vital horticulture sector. Keeping Victoria secure and free from pests and diseases is..

Parliament To Return To Scheduled Sittings From June

Victorian Parliament will return to scheduled sittings from the start of June, as restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus are cautiously lifted. Parliament last sat on Thursday, 23 April to pass emergency legislation to keep government services operating and..

Backing Mount Buffalo Tourism And Jobs – Year Round

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of Mount Buffalo as a 12-months-a-year tourism destination through support for new “eco pod” accommodation. Part of the Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package, the Mount Buffalo community and its visitors will benefit from the $1.5 million injection..

Virtual Country Market To Showcase Regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is supporting our regional producers, makers and entertainers with the launch of the Victorian Country Market – bringing an online market direct to homes across the state. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the new e-commerce platform will launch at..

Ancient Geology Reveals Future Tech Materials

Beneath the plains of Western Victoria, known geologically as the Stavely Arc, could lie the minerals needed to boost the State’s supply of advanced technologies. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced that Earth Resources Regulation (ERR) has issued Victorian-based Westrock Minerals a Minerals Exploration..

Delivering Projects And Creating Jobs In Regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is continuing to back community projects in regional Victoria that create jobs and make our regions even better places to live and work. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced 35 projects in rural and regional communities that will share in..

Upskilling Workers To Boost Victoria’s Dairy Workforce

Job seekers matched with Victorian dairy farmers looking for help will be brought up to speed with specific training as part of a new program run by Dairy Australia and backed by the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced $715,000 for the..

Online Cuppa And Chat Making A Connection

An online support network is encouraging rural women to put the kettle on or have a splash of wine whilst having a virtual chat to share ideas and experiences in staying connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the Virtual..

Digital Gains For Grains And Ag Students At Longerenong

Longerenong College near Horsham is ploughing ahead with providing agricultural students access to the latest in agriculture technology, backed by the Victorian Government. New machinery and other equipment including a new airseeder, self-propelled boomspray, variable rate fertiliser spreader and remote sensing equipment has arrived in..

Upskilling The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers

Young farmers across Victoria are being encouraged to take advantage of an opportunity to expand their skills, knowledge and agricultural expertise through the latest program backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched this year’s Upskill and Invest Young Farmers..