Inland Rail supporting Victoria’s future supply chains

A new study has identified investment opportunities in Victoria’s agricultural, manufacturing, freight and logistic sectors arising from the operation of the Inland Rail. The biggest winners will be food processing, transport logistics and manufacturing facilities – a welcome boost to the future of Victoria’s economy. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional…

$1M federal funding for community projects across Moira Shire

From Yarrawonga to Yarroweyah, Numurkah to Nathalia, communities across the entire Moira Shire will benefit from $1 million in Federal Government funding that will support infrastructure upgrades and other projects through its expanded Drought Communities Program. The funding will assist the delivery of $2.34 million in projects, including the: Replacement of change rooms at Tungamah…

Federal funds results in laser focus for family business

Fifth-generation Goulburn Valley manufacturing business J Furphy & Sons has expanded its offerings in an Australian-first investment thanks to $675,000 of funding from the Federal Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Program. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, this morning unveiled the family business’s new pillow plate heat exchanger laser welding machine at its Shepparton headquarters.…

Backing small regional businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) could support hundreds of regional small businesses. “This announcement is…

$8.5 million federal funding for Shepparton mall redevelopment

The redevelopment of Shepparton’s Maude St Mall is one step closer with the project receiving $8,575,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the mall’s redevelopment would play a key role in revitalising Shepparton’s central business district. “This funding is a significant investment in…