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Backing Agriculture For Victoria’s Strong Future

20 November 2020 The Andrews Labor Government is backing a stronger, more innovative and sustainable agriculture industry with a new strategy to drive Victoria’s recovery from coronavirus and bolster the economy. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the Victorian Budget 2020/21 will provide $65..

More Kilometers For The Murray To Mountains Rail Trail

19th November 2020 19th Nov 2020 The extension of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is on track to deliver 25 kilometres of pristine trail by autumn next year and help the North East region’s economic recovery, thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Minister..

Backing Projects That Bring Visitors Back To Gippsland

  The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Gippsland after a devastating year of bushfires and coronavirus with a budget boost that will bring more visitors to Victoria’s east to spend money and support local businesses. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will provide $18.5 million to build..

Visit Victoria: Experiencing The Best At Home

18 November 2020 Regional restaurants, pubs, hotels, wineries and small businesses will be at the forefront of our recovery, with a major Budget boost to attract more visitors to regional Victoria – supporting local jobs and making sure more Victorian families can experience the best..

Skills And Support For The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers

18 November 2020 The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the next generation of Victorian farmers, with a major budget boost to improve facilities and teaching at agricultural colleges and training providers across the state. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the Victorian Budget..

Boost For Tourism On Great Ocean Road

17 November 2020 The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier to see more of Victoria’s beautiful surf coast, unveiling a major upgrade to facilities and infrastructure along the Great Ocean Road to boost visitation and support jobs. The major Budget commitment ensures that the..

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR VICTORIAN EARLY YEARS AWARDS

Monday, 16 November 2020 Dianne Berton has been named as a finalist in the Victorian Early Years Awards for her outstanding achievement in creating positive opportunities and educational outcomes. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Dianne Berton from Harrietville Bush Kinder is among the..

Budget Backs Murray, Mallee Tourist Trails – And Jobs

16 November 2020 The Andrews Labor Government has announced a budget boost for the Murray River Adventure Trail and the Mallee Silo Art Trail – to attract more visitors and grow jobs in Northern Victoria. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest $10.3 million to upgrade..

Helping More Victorian Pets Get The Care They Need

13 November 2020 More vets will be supported to offer the very best care to Victorian pets, with the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Animal Welfare Fund Grants. The program has already provided more than $2.9 million to not-for-profit animal shelters, foster care organisations..

SAFETY BOOST ON NORTHERN HIGHWAY

Monday, 9 November 2020 The Victorian Government is taking an important step towards delivering a safer Northern Highway, with construction of a roundabout at the intersection of the Northern Highway and Wandong Road. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the Government is upgrading the..

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT SCHOOL KIDS IN THE OVENS VALLEY FROM SKIN CANCER

Friday, 6 November 2020 More Ovens Valley students will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Victorian Government installing more sunshades in school playgrounds and outdoor areas. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced four schools in Ovens Valley will receive..

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT SCHOOL KIDS IN ALEXANDRA FROM SKIN CANCER

Friday, 6 November 2020 More Alexandra students will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Victorian Government installing more sunshades in school playgrounds and outdoor areas. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Alexandra Primary School will receive $25,000 as part..

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT SCHOOL KIDS IN HEATHCOTE FROM SKIN CANCER

Friday, 6 November 2020 More Heathcote students will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Victorian Government installing more sunshades in school playgrounds and outdoor areas. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced Heathcote Primary School will receive $14,915 as part..

Helping Victoria’s Native Food Industry Grow

05 November 2020 The Victorian Government’s partnership with the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations is harnessing the power of Victoria’s native food with significant grants to boost Aboriginal Victorian-owned businesses working to develop the industry. The Djakitjuk Djanga program, which translates to “Country’s Food”..

Minerals Development A Gold Mine For Regional Jobs

05 November 2020 Victoria’s resurgent resources sector is continuing to go from strength to strength off the back of increased gold production and record interest in minerals exploration, delivering benefits across our regions. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today visited a site at Fosterville North..

Key Revitalisation Projects Underway In Central Victoria

05 November 2020 Works on important projects revitalising the central Victorian communities of Avoca and Maryborough are underway, boosting local economies, creating jobs and making our country towns better places to live, work and visit. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes was today joined by..

SUPPORT FOR CREATIVE RECOVERY IN FIRE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES

Monday, 2 November 2020  Creative workers affected by the summer bushfires will soon start to rebuild their businesses, tell their stories and contribute to community recovery through the first round of the Victorian Government’s Creative Recovery program. Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson today announced..

MORE JOBS RIPE FOR PICKING AT PREMIER FRUITS

Thursday, 22 October 2020 More than 40 new jobs will be created at Lancaster-based tomato growers Premier Fruits, thanks to support from the Victorian Government for the business to increase production. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited the Lancaster facility to announce the..