FUNDING BOOST TO FUEL REGIONAL STARTUPS

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.4 million to boost access and participation in the state’s booming startup sector, with a focus on regional Victorian communities. The funding will be invested through LaunchVic and will support 15 projects across 26 local government areas in Victoria – ranging from from $50,000 to $400,000 to support startup…

HELPING LAKE BOGA & HOPETOUN KIDS BECOME MATHS MASTERS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping pre-schoolers and their families in Lake Boga and Hopetoun improve their maths skills through a new early years program. Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced that early childhood educators at Lake Boga Preschool and Hopetoun Preschool will participate in Let’s Count training, where they will learn…

UPGRADES ON TRACK FOR FRANK RYAN RACEWAY

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to keep Echuca harness racing patrons warm this winter, as part of a new heating and cooling system in the function room at the Frank Ryan Raceway. The Labor Government has partnered with the Echuca Harness Racing Club to provide almost $3400 each towards the new system.…

5 MILLION BREAKFASTS SERVED UP TO SCHOOL KIDS

The Andrews Labor Government’s School Breakfast Clubs have served five million meals to students across Victoria, ensuring they start their school day on a full stomach, ready to learn. Minister for Education James Merlino this morning joined students at Morwell Park Primary School, one of the 500 schools that serve up free and healthy Victorian-produced…

PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO FARM IN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is making planning fairer, simpler and easier to understand for Victoria’s animal industries with the launch of significant reforms to Victoria’s planning scheme. The Labor Government announced the sweeping reforms today, which includes a $450,000 training and education initiative targeted to pig and poultry producers. The Government consulted extensively to develop…

Giving Indigenous Business The Support It Deserves

The Andrews Labor Government is helping grow Aboriginal businesses and employment across the Goulburn Valley. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Rumbalara Football and Netball club in Shepparton to announce $630,000 for the Kaiela Institute to set up the Algabonyah Business Development Unit. The program, an initiative of the Algabonyah Community…

Boosting Regional Manufacturing In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Shepparton manufacturers grow, innovate and create jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Rubicon Water to announce the Shepparton Manufacturing Cluster – part of a $5 million state-wide scheme to boost the capability of regional manufacturers. The initiative will give local manufacturers access to programs that…