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Western Highway works ramp up after winter

* * - Friday, September 26, 2014


WINTER is over and works on the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell are ramping up.

 

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss joined Deputy Premier of Victoria Peter Ryan outside Buangor today to inspect the progress of construction.

 

“Drivers will soon notice excavation equivalent to 300 Olympic-sized swimming pools of earth from Box’s Cutting, building a flatter dual carriageway to help trucks maintain a more constant speed and bring down freight costs,” Mr Truss said.

 

“These works aren’t the only progress being made on the Western Highway — residents will be extremely pleased to know that planning for the Buangor bypass is progressing well, and we expect to award the contract to design and build the bypass next month.”

 

Mr Ryan said both governments were also wasting no time in getting on with the planning studies for the Ararat and Beaufort bypasses that were announced in May this year.

 

“Consultation with local residents, councils and stakeholders around the Ararat and Beaufort communities will kick off in the next couple of months, with a consultant coming on board to investigate any environmental, heritage, social, economic or traffic impacts of the bypasses,” Mr Ryan said.

 

“This will ensure we get the planning right on the bypasses to get the best result for local residents as well as the industries that rely on moving freight along the Western Highway.”

 

Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan said the Western Highway was the main freight link between Victoria and South Australia, with up to 5,500 vehicles, including 1,500 trucks, taking the route every day.

 

“The highway supports Victoria’s thriving western district, with its farming, grain production, tourism and manufacturing sectors,” Mr Tehan said.

 

“That is why the Australian and Victorian Governments have dedicated more than half a billion dollars to its upgrade.”

 

The Australian Government has committed $404 million to the Western Highway upgrade between Ballarat and Stawell, and the Victorian Government committed $101 million. The Australian and Victorian Governments have also committed $3 million and $1 million respectively to the Ararat and Beaufort bypasses planning study.

 

Media Contacts

For Mr Truss:                      Kate Barwick                         0408 072 809

For Mr Ryan:                        Ben Bulmer                           0437 547 731

For Mr Tehan:                       John Harris                            0400 192 205


Deputy Premier announces jobs boost for Nathalia

* * - Thursday, September 25, 2014

 

  • Victorian Coalition Government invests $1.37 million to deliver 70 new jobs
  • $5.5 million project will boost exports from Ryan Meat Company
  • Benefits of GVIIF begin flowing through to the Goulburn Valley

Seventy new jobs will be created in Nathalia and local lamb exports will be boosted as the benefits of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $5 million Goulburn Valley Industry and Infrastructure Fund begin to flow through to the region.

Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan today joined The Nationals candidate for Shepparton Greg Barr in Nathalia to announce that the Coalition Government would invest $1.37 million to support a $5.5 million expansion of Ryan Meat Company (RMC).

Mr Ryan said this project was the first to be funded through the Coalition Government’s $5 million Goulburn Valley Industry and Infrastructure Fund, developed to support the region’s economy through a period of transition, diversification and growth.

Mr Ryan said the investment would enable RMC to double production, from 7,500 head of lamb and mutton per week to 15,000, and more than double its workforce, from 66 full time employees to 136. It would also create a further 77 full-time jobs in the supply chain.

Mr Ryan said the expansion project would deliver a full export-oriented meat processing plant to cut, bone and pack chilled and frozen product, and included:

  • An expansion to the processing floor and installation of a new processing line and equipment;
  • Construction of new carcass chillers;
  • Construction of a new boning/cutting room;
  • Upgrades to the computerised processing system;
  • Expansion of the stockyards;
  • An increase of the company’s water and gas capacity; and
  • Construction of new staff amenities.

“This investment will see RMC double production, double its workforce and double its exports from the region, which is a win for Nathalia, a win for local suppliers and a win for the Goulburn Valley,” Mr Ryan said.

“This project is a terrific example of why we as The Nationals, working as part of a Coalition Government, fought so hard to secure an initial $5 million for the Goulburn Valley Industry and Infrastructure Fund.

“There are many great companies and businesses operating right across the Goulburn Valley, and through this fund we are co-investing to secure their future, create new local jobs and deliver a strong, resilient and diverse local economy.”

Mr Barr welcomed the Coalition Government’s $1.37 million investment, describing it as vital to ensuring RMC continued to meet international demand for locally produced and processed lamb and mutton.

“In March 2013, RMC commenced exporting lamb to the Middle East. This was so successful that production doubled and 20 new jobs were created, however, this growth has meant the current factory is now at maximum capacity,” Mr Barr said.

“By helping RMC to expand, it is no longer limited by size and can resume growing local exports of quality Australian produced lamb and mutton.

“By growing our exports we are creating new local jobs, new local investment and a stronger region.”

Mr Barr said today’s announcement continues the Coalition Government’s strong support for RMC, which included $200,000 to enable the company to build a new offal processing facility following the devastating 2012 floods.

“The Coalition Government rolled up its sleeves to help RMC during the difficult times and that investment is now paying off in spades, with its future not only secure, but flourishing,” Mr Barr said.”

Media contact: Ben Bulmer 0437 547 731

Mitchelton Wines Estate announcement

* * - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The following comments can be attributed to Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan following today’s announcement by Gerry Ryan:

It is a red-letter-day for Mitchelton Wines Estate, Nagambie and Victoria.

I congratulate Gerry Ryan and the Ryan family on their $22 million investment which will deliver a first-class visitor destination rivalled by few.

This development will draw visitors to the region, grow local jobs and support local businesses.

To have a diverse tourism offering such as this within an hour’s drive of Melbourne Airport is a great thing for Victoria and is the type of investment the Victorian Coalition Government is keen to support.

It will add to other great visitor attractions within Melbourne’s reach including the Dandenong Ranges and Healesville, the Morning Peninsula and Phillip Island, Torquay and the Great Ocean Road, and Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

Mitchelton Wines Estate already has a strong reputation for producing some of Victoria’s finest wine, with its Cellar Door and gourmet food of the highest order.

The addition of a 70-room hotel and day spa, a new chocolate factory and a further 90 cabins at the Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park will further cement Mitchelton Wines Estate’s reputation as an industry leader.

The 70-room hotel and day spa will attract high-paying guests from Melbourne, regional and rural Victoria, interstate and overseas, for a day, a weekend or even longer, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.

The new $2 million chocolate factory will encourage motorists to venture off the highway and through Nagambie, providing a valuable shot-in-the-arm for local businesses following the completion of the Nagambie bypass.

The $8 million investment at Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park will further add to the accommodation offerings of this region, and has the potential to attract hundreds of additional visitors, mostly families, to Nagambie during peak holiday periods.

Media contact: Ben Bulmer 0437 547 731

Garry Lyon supports Regional Victoria Living Expo at Royal Melbourne Show

* * - Monday, September 22, 2014

 

  • AFL great Garry Lyon drops in to Royal Melbourne Show stand in support of next year’s Regional Victoria Living Expo
  • Expo offers information on regional housing, career, education, health, lifestyle
  • Expo to be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1-3 May

Former AFL champion and media personality Garry Lyon has dropped in on the Regional Development Victoria stand at the Royal Melbourne Show, helping promote the Regional Victoria Living Expo.

Mr Lyon, raised in Kyabram in northern Victoria, joined Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan at the Regional Development Victoria stand to promote the three-day Regional Victoria Living Expo, which will run from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 May 2015.

Mr Lyon, a long-time supporter of the Regional Victoria Living Expo, gave a passionate speech at last year’s event, telling listeners his heart had never left his home town.

“Regional Victoria is a great place to grow up and a great place to raise kids,” Mr Lyon said.

“The space and sense of community is great for children and adults too. The country lifestyle has many advantages the city can't offer – like a 10 minute commute to work.”

Mr Ryan said the Royal Melbourne Show, which attracts half a million visitors, was a great opportunity to promote the advantages of regional living.

“The Royal Melbourne Show showcases the best on offer from regional Victoria and is one of Melbourne’s premier events with a genuine connection to country living,” Mr Ryan said.

“The RDV stand at the Show will give people considering relocating to regional Victoria access to the right information to plan their move, while entertaining the kids with plenty of activities including fishing games, rock climbing and finger painting.

“The Regional Victoria Living Expo will showcase Victoria’s 48 regional councils as well as information on career, housing, health, education and lifestyle opportunities in regional Victoria. It allows attendees to speak directly with regional real estate agents and to sample Victoria’s great food and wine, with regional food tastings.

“Almost 10,000 people attended last year’s expo and it’s easy to see why. On-stage performers will provide entertainment for all ages, while the Kids' Interactive Zone and Sports in the Community Precinct will engage children with interactive and educational games.

“An Arts and Culture Program will feature at the 2015 Expo, curated by Arts Victoria, in conjunction with Regional Arts Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria and Public Galleries Association of Victoria.

“I am also pleased to note that major sponsor First National Real Estate – a company founded in regional Victoria – will continue its support in 2015,” Mr Ryan said.

For more information about the 2015 Regional Victoria Living Expo, visit www.regionalliving.vic.gov.au

Media contact: Les White 0409 805 122

Celebrating the big difference small business makes in Heyfield

* * - Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Ryan and Bull encourage Gippslanders to buy local in the lead-up to Support Small Business Day
  • Thousands of gift cards for local small businesses up for grabs
  • Coalition Government supporting small business in regional Victoria

Gippslanders are being encouraged to buy local to support small businesses across the region in the lead-up to Support Small Business Day on Saturday 4 October.

Deputy Premier and The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan today joined The Nationals Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull at CAFÉ 3858 in Heyfield to promote Support Small Business Day.

“Businesses such as Café 3858 in George Street Heyfield, run by Jamie Riley and Zac Stamos, contribute a great deal to our local economies,” Mr Ryan said.

“Jamie, originally from Heyfield, and Zac moved to Heyfield almost four years ago, purchasing the business and bringing with them a slice of Melbourne Café culture.

“They have grown the business which can now seat around 70 people inside, with room for another 40 in their courtyard.

“Their cafe has won several awards including Best Cafe twice and Best Coffee in the Wellington People Choice Awards and they have received numerous positive reviews in newspapers such as the Herald Sun and the Age.

“Jamie and Zac are a great example of our dedicated local small businesses owners investing in our local communities and I encourage locals to continue to support them by purchasing a coffee, cake or and some of the other delicious food they have on offer.”

Mr Bull said it was important locals supported small businesses such as Café 3858.

“Local small businesses employ local staff, which creates local jobs, they purchase local goods and services and reinvest in our local communities,” Mr Bull said.

“Whenever $100 is spent in a local small business, $50 is retained in the local economy.

“Whether it is purchasing the day’s milk for coffee, bread for sandwiches, or dropping into Tryhorn Supermarket for supplies, businesses like Jamie and Zac’s Café 3858 are reinvesting in our local communities and making your dollar go further.

“Local businesses are also the first to give back to their communities by putting up their hands to sponsor local sports clubs, charities or other local initiatives.”

Mr Bull said to further encourage locals to support local small businesses in the lead-up to Support Small Business Day, the Victorian Coalition Government and Bendigo Bank had partnered to give locals the chance to win gift cards that can be spent at participating businesses.

“There are thousands of gift cards be won as part of this initiative which runs throughout the month of September,” Mr Bull said.

“I encourage shoppers and businesses to visit the Support Small Business Day website to see some of the great competitions and initiatives which are on offer.

“Last year more than 4,000 small businesses and consumers participated in the inaugural event and it would be great if we could boost those numbers this year.”

Mr Bull said to participate, small businesses and shoppers across Gippsland could register at www.supportsmallbusinessday.vic.gov.au.

Media contact: Kate Lancaster 0428 921 404

Redeveloped Marysville Golf Club swings into action

* * - Monday, September 08, 2014

 

  • $2 million refurbished Golf and Bowls Club set to boost Marysville economy
  • Victorian Coalition Government invested $1.45 million towards project
  • Victorian Coalition Government continues to support fire affected communities

Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan today officially opened the redeveloped Marysville Community Golf and Bowls Club, completed with a $1.45 million investment from the Victorian Coalition Government.

Mr Ryan, who was joined by Member for Seymour Cindy McLeish, said the completion of the $2 million redevelopment was a positive milestone for the Marysville community following the devastating 2009 bushfires.

“The Marysville Community Golf and Bowls Club was one of the few buildings that survived the tragic events of Black Saturday, and as a result became a key community meeting point in the months following the fires,” Mr Ryan said.

“The Coalition Government was keen to support the redevelopment of this important local facility as part of our commitment to supporting the town during its recovery.

“The redevelopment has created a truly wonderful facility that the whole community can be proud of.

“These new facilities will encourage more people to visit Marysville, particularly those keen to play a round of golf on this magnificent course.”

Mr Ryan said the $2 million restoration included construction of a new a function room that accommodated up to 300 people, a new members’ lounge, meeting room, bar, lobby, kitchen, restrooms, outdoor timber deck, landscaping and a remodelled pro shop.

Mr Ryan said more than 50 construction jobs were created during the redevelopment, and a further five new full-time jobs had been created at the club on an ongoing basis.

Ms McLeish paid tribute to the Marysville and Triangle Community Bushfire Relief Fund for its $523,213 contribution to the project, as well as the Marysville Community Golf and Bowls Club which contributed the balance of the funding.

“The overall construction has created a new-look club that, along with other projects such as the $28 million Vibe Hotel & Conference Centre, will stimulate revenue and bring a much-needed economic boost to the Marysville area,” Ms McLeish said.

“Encouraging economic activity in Marysville and other bushfire affected communities has been a key focus of the Coalition Government as part of the ongoing recovery efforts.”

Following the official opening of the Marysville Community Golf and Bowls Club, Mr Ryan joined Club President Ken Whittingham, along with other members and guests, for a round of golf.

“The course certainly played a lot better than I did,” Mr Ryan said after his round.

Media contact: Ben Bulmer 0437 547 731

Deputy Premier visits ATC ahead of IMARC

* * - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

 

  • Manufacturing and mining make significant contribution to Bendigo economy
  • Local success story ATC supplies turntables to Asia, Europe and Middle East
  • IMARC in Melbourne joins the ‘Grand Slam’ of global mining conferences

Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan visited Australian Turntable Company (ATC) in Kangaroo Flat today to highlight the significant contribution the manufacturing and mining industries make to the region.

Mr Ryan also used his visit to promote the upcoming the 2014 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) to be held in Melbourne.

Mr Ryan, who was joined by Liberal candidate for Bendigo West Michael Langdon, said ATC was a strong example of mining investment flowing through to regional communities such as Bendigo.

“From humble beginnings in 1987, ATC has grown to become one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of turntables and revolving floors,” Mr Ryan said.

“This includes commercial truck turntables for loading docks and construction sites, residential vehicle driveway turntables, revolving restaurants and showroom display turntables.

“ATC exports to the Middle East, Asia and Europe, with its most notable achievement being the manufacture and installation of the world’s largest revolving restaurant at Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran.

“More recently ATC has begun servicing the mining industry, delivering a second 100 ton capacity turntable to Rio Tinto earlier this year.

“ATC will continue to develop new ways to service the mining industry through the use of turntables, ensuring the company has a bright future here in Bendigo.”

Mr Langdon said Bendigo was home to many other leading mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies.

“The manufacturing and mining industries are the largest economic contributor to Bendigo’s economy, with an annual economic output of $2.8 billion,” Mr Langdon said.

“It employs more than 1,000 people locally with many national and international companies based here including Bendigo Engineering, Deepcore Drilling, Gordon Brothers Industries, Hofmann Engineering, Keech Australia, Mancala Mine, Quarry and Mining Engineering, UME Australia, Universal Manufacturing Australia and many others.”

Mr Ryan encouraged local METS companies to register for IMARC, which he said was among the ‘Grand Slam’ of global mining conferences.

Mr Ryan said the first IMARC would be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 22-26 September and had secured almost 200 speakers and more than 1,000 delegates from across the local and global mining and resources sector.

“IMARC sits alongside the world’s other major mining conferences including PDAC in Canada, Expomin in Chile, Mining INDABA in South Africa and China Mining,” Mr Ryan said

“I strongly encourage Victorian companies that are directly involved in mining, are current suppliers to the mining industry, or those interested in becoming mining suppliers, to attend this high profile international event.

“IMARC will provide an ideal platform for Victorian businesses to gain new market exposure and develop new relationships in the mining sector.

“For local companies like Australian Turntable Company, it will help them raise their profile and attract new investment.”

Mr Ryan announced today that the Victorian Coalition Government was offering Victorian companies a special deal to attend IMARC, with free entry to the exhibition hall and a discounted rate of $495 for a full day conference pass to the Technical Stream.

Mr Ryan said local companies could find out more by visiting www.imarcmelbourne.com.

Media contact: Ben Bulmer 0437 547 731

The Nationals are fixing country roads to save country lives

* * - Friday, August 15, 2014

 

 $1.35 million for highway upgrades between Morwell and Traralgon
• Additional signage, lighting and resurfacing works to improve safety
• Victorian Coalition Government is fixing country roads to save country lives

The Princes Highway near Latrobe Regional Hospital will be safer for motorists thanks to a $1.35 million Victorian Coalition Government investment for a number of key safety initiatives.

Deputy Premier and The Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan was alongside The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Danny O’Brien to announce the Coalition Government’s investment.

Mr Ryan said the works would be focussed around the Princes Highway between Morwell and Traralgon, with works starting this week.

“This investment will fund new kerbing and channelling near the Village Avenue intersection, as well as the installation of safety barriers along the stretch of highway,” Mr Ryan said.

“Much-needed road resurfacing will also be undertaken, with these resurfacing works to be staged over the next 12 to 18 months.

“To grab drivers’ attention, the existing electronic warning signs will be upgraded to display ‘slow down’ messaging if drivers are going too fast.

“Additional streetlights will also be installed in the centre median to improve visibility at night time.

“This investment is another example of The Nationals, working as part of a strong Coalition Government team, delivering vital safety improvements for key Gippsland roads.”

Mr Northe welcomed the investment and said this important work would reduce the number of crashes on the highway between Traralgon and Morwell.

“Over the past five years there were 16 crashes in this area, including one fatality and six serious injuries,” Mr Northe said.

“In most cases the driver involved was either speeding through the area, not paying attention or didn’t fully notice the intersection.

“These works will help motorists to pay attention, provide better visibility and a quality road surface, ensuring the road is safer for locals or those travelling through the region.”

The Nationals Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester welcomed the Coalition Government’s investment and passed on his support for the initiatives which were announced today.

“The Nationals have a strong team of dedicated local members in Gippsland at both the state and federal level who continue to deliver for the region,” Mr Chester said.

“We have jointly funded a number of key road initiatives throughout the region, including the ongoing duplication of the Princes Highway between Sale and Traralgon, a new passing lane for the Hyland Highway between Morwell and Mirboo North, and key works on the Princes Highway in East Gippsland.

“By fixing country roads we are saving country lives and I will continue to be a strong voice for Gippsland in the Federal Parliament to secure further roads funding for our region.”

Mr O’Brien said the $1.35 million investment would be provided through the Victorian Coalition Government’s Safer Roads Infrastructure Program.

“Through the Safer Roads Infrastructure Program we are investing $1 billion over ten years for key safety upgrades on Victorian roads,” Mr O’Brien said.

“We’ve had successive, record yearly low road tolls in Victoria and we will continue working hard to ensure that we are doing everything we can to save country lives on country roads.”

Media contact: Kate Lancaster 0428 921 404  kate.lancatser@minstaff.vic.gov.au

Coalition Government creates double the regional jobs Labor did

* * - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

  • Victorian Coalition Government creates 21,200 regional jobs in 3.5 years
  • Labor created just 8,800 regional jobs in its last 3.5 years in office
  • Coalition Government building a better regional Victoria

The Victorian Coalition Government is building stronger regional and rural communities, having created 21,200 regional jobs in its first three and a half years in office.

Speaking at the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia regional development lunch today, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said Victoria’s regional employment rate was second only to mining boom state Western Australia.

“Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show the Coalition Government has created 21,200 regional Victorian jobs in its first three and a half years in office,” Mr Ryan said.

“In the 12 months to May, Victorian regional employment grew by 11,300, and our regional unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent is below the all-states regional average of 6.5 per cent.

“In comparison, the Labor Party created just 8,800 jobs in its last three and a half years in office, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

“We’re not surprised to have created more than twice as many jobs as the Labor Party did for regional Victoria – we’ve invested far more in regional Victoria than Labor did. Upon winning office, we immediately got to work investing in rural and regional Victoria.

“The Coalition’s $1 billion Regional Growth Fund has invested around $130 million a year into rural and regional Victoria – more than $400 million into 1,440 projects with a total value of $1.6 billion in just three and a half years.

“Labor’s own glossy brochures tell us its Regional Infrastructure Development Fund spent just $61 million a year – $611 million over an entire decade, on just 393 projects, taking three times as long to leverage the same total project value of $1.6 billion,” Mr Ryan said.

“Labor’s record shows how little it cares about the country.”

Media contact:
Les White 0409 805 122 

Better passenger services a step closer

* * - Thursday, July 03, 2014

  • Deputy Premier announces Shepparton Passenger Services 
  • Working Group Working Group to present views directly to Minister for Public Transport 
  • Victorian Coalition Government committed to delivering better public transport for regional communities

The Victorian Coalition Government is set to establish a Shepparton Passenger Services Working Group.

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan joined Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell, The Nationals candidate for Shepparton Greg Barr and the Member for Northern Victoria Region Wendy Lovell to announce the creation of the working group.

Mr Ryan said Jeanette Powell would chair the working group and the Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder would provide specialists from Public Transport Victoria, V/Line and the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure to assist her in that role.

Mr Ryan said the working group would also include representatives from the Greater Shepparton City Council, the Committee for Shepparton, as well as community representatives, particularly those who are regular V/Line passengers.

“This is a major step forward for Shepparton and an opportunity for the community to work together as one and present a united view to government about what public transport services they want,” Mr Ryan said.

Mr Barr said the establishment of the working group was an important first step and he encouraged the entire community to get involved.

“I‘ve had many people in the Shepparton community express to me their desire to see more public transport options available to them,” Mr Barr said.

“As a community we need a strong public transport network to ensure that those who cannot or do not wish to drive are provided with appropriate options so they too can access Melbourne for work, study, appointments, shopping or to watch the footy.

“I will continue to advocate for our community to ensure Shepparton’s voice is heard.”

Mrs Powell said she was honoured to chair the working group, which would undertake the following tasks: consult with the community and special interests groups about service levels, timetabling and the public transport needs of the Shepparton community; gain a broader understanding of the transport network and demand levels; and consider all potential options, including additional train and bus services.

“We understand that the Shepparton community wants more convenient and reliable public transport services, however there are differing views about how this can best be achieved,” Mrs Powell said.

“I am proud to be part of a Coalition Government team that is taking the lead on this issue.”

Ms Lovell said the full terms of reference for the working group, as well as its membership, would be finalised shortly.

“It is expected the working group will look at all options over the coming three months, before reporting back to the Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder,” Ms Lovell said.

Media contact: Ben Bulmer 0437 547 731

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