Calls for concessional loans and rates relief for farmers

The Victoria Liberal-Nationals Coalition has urged the Andrews Labor Government to finalise a concessional loans package and consider offering municipal rates rebates and other practical support to Victoria’s drought affected farm communities. Comments from Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh: “On behalf of our struggling farmers, we strongly urge the Andrews…

O’BRIEN CALLS FOR GREATER GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR POLWARTH EXPORTERS

Nationals Candidate for Polwarth David O’Brien has called for Greater Government support for Victorian Regional Exporters. He has called on the State Government to respond to and support the recommendations from a parliamentary inquiry into rural exports that completed its report last year.  The Andrews Government is six months overdue in providing its response to the…

Coalition commits $8 million to health of Gippsland Lakes

$8 million to extend Gippsland Lakes Environmental Fund Re-elected Coalition will further protect the health of the iconic Gippsland Lakes Coalition committed to the economic development of regional Victoria The health of the Gippsland Lakes will continue to be protected and enhanced under a re-elected Victorian Coalition Government, Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan announced…

Help on the way for Victorian farmers

$30 million in Drought Concessional loans will be made available to Victorian farmers following agreement between the Australian and Victorian governments. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said now that the high-level settings were agreed, the focus would shift to finalising the scheme guidelines and the delivery arrangements to allow farm businesses to apply. “I am pleased to…

$12.5 million to upgrade Grains Centre of Excellence

$12.5 million to upgrade and expand Grains Centre of Excellence at Horsham Research capacity boosted with new laboratories, greenhouses & infrastructure Napthine Coalition is building a better agriculture industry for Victoria A re-elected Coalition Government will invest $12.5 million to upgrade Victoria’s Grains Centre of Excellence, Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh announced…