Local solutions key to North East bushfire recovery

A $448.5 million Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program will provide North East Victorian communities with additional funding and expertise to revive the economy following the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season.The program is being funded as part of a broader $650 million package for impacted communities announced by the Government today. The package is included under…

MANUFACTURING FUNDING GIVES ICONIC BEECHWORTH BUSINESSES A BOOST

Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers will be able to expand their craft beer production line and Beechworth Honey will expand its creamed honey operation thanks to a $100,000 investment each from the Federal Government’s Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF). 200 projects worth more than $215 million dollars are being supported through the fund as the Government backing…

Visa Changes Bring Workforce Certainty For Farmers

Victorian orchardists and horticulture farm businesses and communities stand to benefit from an announcement made by the Australian Government to extend working holiday maker and other visas amid the COVID-19 crisis with requirements to support the on-going health of regional communities. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed confirmation that visa changes will allow Pacific…