Smart Farms Small Grants boost for soil in North East Victoria

Individuals and organisations in North East Victoria can apply for a share of $13 million in Australian Government Smart Farms Small Grants funding for activities to assist farmers and land managers improve their understanding and management of their soil. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the round provided an exciting opportunity for…

Boost for Ballarat through new research funding

Image source: Good Universities Guide The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $2.4 million to link Federation University with local businesses to advance hydrogen research and explore other new forms of energy in Ballarat and regional Victoria. Federation University will establish the Research Centre for New Energy Transition to greatly increase the university’s research capability…

Supporting Local Government In Bendigo

Local governments in Bendigo have received their first 2021-22 quarterly payment through the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the funding is untied, allowing councils to spend the grant according to their own local priorities. “Local governments are vital to building safer and stronger communities.…

Supporting Local Government In North East Victoria

Local governments in the electorate of Indi have received their first 2021-22 quarterly payment through the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the funding is untied, allowing councils to spend the grant according to their own local priorities. “Local governments are vital to building safer…

Paying Bendigo farmers to improve native remnant vegetation

The Liberal and Nationals Government’s Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot will see farmers, including those from Bendigo being paid for biodiversity benefits from the management of existing native vegetation. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said farmers have been managing biodiversity on their farms for decades and it was time they were paid for…