Topic: Victorian Government

Victoria’s new kilojoule labelling laws

Information is now available for families to make healthier food choices, with new kilojoule labelling laws coming into effect this week.
From 1 May, large Victorian fast food and supermarket chains are required to display the kilojoule content of ready-to-eat food and drinks, along with the average adult daily energy intake of 8,700 […]

Wimmera’s New AgTech Skills Initiative

The Victorian Government will partner with Birchip Cropping Group and Longerenong College to deliver an agricultural skills and training initiative in the heart of the Wimmera.
Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced $578,000 for the first stage of the Agriculture Technology Innovation, Development and Extension program (AgTIDE) – a […]

Plastics and glass diverted from landfill to construct road

Image courtesy of Waste Management Review
Source: Waste Management Review
Soft plastics from plastic bags and packaging and glass bottle equivalents will be diverted from landfill to construct a Victorian road in an Australian-first trial.
Integrated infrastructure organisation Downer and Hume City Council have partnered with resource recovery and recycling companies Close the Loop […]

Refurbished Mildura Abattoir set to reopen

Image courtesy of Agriculture Victoria
The Victorian Government is supporting Meatco’s $2 million refurbishment and recommissioning of the Mildura Abattoir facility, creating 80 new jobs and driving economic growth in the region through exports of up to $32 million a year.
Construction of the new facility is well advanced and Meatco expects to […]

Victorian Horticulture Gets Innovation Fund Boost

The Victorian Government’s Horticulture Innovation Fund is supporting another six organisations across regional Victoria to help horticulture businesses innovate, expand and employ more people.
The latest recipients of the Fund will receive grants of up to $50,000 to help grower businesses test and adapt new technologies and processes to boost production, exports into […]

Recycling Industry Transition Support Grants open

Victoria’s recycling industry has been provided a $1 million funding package as part of the State Government’s response to China’s National Sword policy.
The move is part of the Victorian Government’s $13 million package towards councils and industry to support the ongoing collection of household recyclable waste.
Funding will be available to […]

Victoria, The Ag Tech Hub Of Australia

Victoria’s farmers have been given a digital boost with the Victorian Government today announcing $15 million to enhance agricultural technology on farm.
It brings the government’s total investment in digital agriculture to $27 million, following $12 million for the Internet of Things (IoT) on farm demonstration trial in 2016-17.
Read the full press release here