More mobile coverage for Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the locations of its latest round of mobile phone towers as part of the Victorian Mobile Black Spot Project (VMBSP). The Labor Government is partnering with Optus and Telstra to build 28 new mobile towers across Victoria, with the towers set to cover around 2,000 square …

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 – …

$1.2m To Extend Shepparton WiFi

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.2 million to connect more residents, visitors and businesses in the Shepparton region by partnering with the City of Greater Shepparton to extend the free public Wi-Fi network beyond the central business district. The project will help boost the region’s visitor …

Creating jobs & growing businesses in regional Victoria

Thousands of new jobs will be created in regional Victoria, with the Andrews Labor Government slashing payroll tax for regional businesses making it the lowest in Australia. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 builds on last year’s tax cuts and further reduces tax for regional businesses, cutting the regional payroll …

Mobile coverage for regional train passengers

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines will start to experience better mobile coverage on their journeys as the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Connectivity Project (RRCP) gathers pace. About a quarter of V/Line’s Vlocity trains are now fitted with mobile signal boosters, with …

Latrobe Valley businesses tap e-commerce markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Latrobe Valley businesses affected by the closure of the Hazelwood power station and Carter Holt Harvey saw mill tap into the massive e-commerce market to find new customers. Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis today visited Morwell workwear business Ausworkwear …

Gippsland study to help grow jobs and fight climate change

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new scientific study offshore from the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland that could help combat climate change and create the jobs of the future. The joint state and federally funded study is being conducted by CarbonNet to advance the science of carbon capture and storage …

Regional passengers say goodbye to Mobile Black Spots

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines are set to see major improvements in mobile coverage following the successful testing of mobile signal repeaters, which will be used in Australia for the first time. The successful pilot clears the way for the rollout of the $18 million Regional Rail …

Backing regional startups to boost business and create jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is giving councils across Victoria, particularly those in regional and rural areas, the tools they need to support local startups and entrepreneurs. Speaking at successful startup accelerator Runway Geelong, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the …

Jobs, tech and culture as Premier visits Israel & Greece

Cutting-edge technology, medical research, jobs, education and culture are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews visits Israel and Greece – the first Victorian Premier to visit Israel since Steve Bracks in 2005. Mr Andrews will visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Athens during the five day official …