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Victorian Tourism Recovery Package to encourage more to Visit Victoria
The $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package to help the sector bounce back after a year of bushfires and necessary health restrictions to protect Victoria from coronavirus was announced today.
A new vaccine facility for Melbourne
The Victorian Government has helped secure the construction of a major new biotech manufacturing facility in Melbourne, to help protect against future influenza pandemic threats and safeguard hundreds of jobs.
New Australian Institute for Infectious Disease for Parkville biomedical precinct
The Victorian Government will establish an Australian Institute for Infectious Disease in the heart of Melbourne’s renowned Parkville biomedical precinct to lead the fight against future pandemics.
Melbourne set to become Australia’s new education-technology capital
Announced earlier this week, from 2021, Melbourne will host the EduTECH International Congress and Expo, the largest education technology exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, held in Sydney for the last nine years.
A golden opportunity: Melbourne Cup taps Victorian gold
For the first time in the event’s 160-year history, the thriving Fosterville Gold Mine in the state’s north has produced the 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup, marking the first time the gold for the Cup has come from Victoria.
Victorian Forestry Plan plantations and timber innovation underway
The plan will support the forest industry’s transition out of native timber harvesting to a plantation-based supply by 2030.
Grants help Yackandandah distillery
A family-owned and operated distillery in the North East will be able to open their doors to more visitors thanks to support from the Victorian Government.
Youth encouraged to apply for public service roles
The Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria Youth Employment Program (YEP) will create jobs for young Victorians across government departments and agencies, including the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
New national horse traceability system
The Victorian Government is co-leading the development of a national horse traceability register, which will improve biosecurity and tracking measures for all horses across Australia.
Funding for Victorian agribusinesses
More than 100 food businesses, farmers and suppliers across Victoria are keeping workers safe and supply chains going thanks to support from the Victorian Government.