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Jobs Boost For Local Communities And Young People

The Victorian Government will create more than 3,000 jobs in critical community-support organisations through its landmark Working for Victoria scheme – getting people left unemployed by the coronavirus pandemic back to work.

Major Pier Upgrades To Create Jobs And Boost Economy

A construction blitz on piers and jetties around the state will create vital new jobs as the state rebuilds from the coronavirus pandemic and provide a long term boost the fishing, aquaculture and tourism industries.

Face Coverings And Masks For Metro Schools

Schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be one of the first priority areas to receive reusable face masks in coming weeks as remote learning returns.

Support for aged care residents and aged care workers across Victoria

The Australian and Victorian Governments, in collaboration with representatives from the aged care sector, are today announcing additional measures to ensure aged care providers are equipped to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and can continue providing quality care.

Funding Boost To Improve Freight And Passenger Rail

Regional Victoria can look forward to better freight and passenger rail services thanks to a $126 million rail investment from the Victorian Government, as part of the economic response to the coronavirus crisis.

Face Coverings Mandatory For Melbourne And Mitchell Shire

People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will now be required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons, following a concerning increase in coronavirus cases in recent days.

Escalating The Coronavirus Fight In Regional Victoria

Coronavirus testing will be stepped up across regional Victoria this week and a new Geelong-based public health team will be established to help slow the spread of the virus and provide the data we need to inform decisions about restrictions – as the Chief Health Officer expands his recommendation to wear a mask.

Victorian Hospitals Ready To Fight Coronavirus

The Victorian Government will pause all Category 3 elective surgery in Metro Melbourne, as it continues to prepare the state’s health system to protect Victorians from coronavirus.

Cleaning Blitz For Melbourne Waterways

A small army of Victorians will clean up litter, remove weeds and help make local rivers and creeks more beautiful as part of the Victorian Government’s plan to keep Victorians working through the coronavirus pandemic.

Grants Program To Help Councils Improve Road Safety

The Victorian Government is giving local councils across Victoria the chance to receive up to $100,000 for projects focussed on making local roads safer, through a Transport Accident Commission grants program.

New Online Training For Horticulture Workers

New workers starting at Victorian horticulture businesses will be quickly brought up to speed to get to work quicker thanks to an online training package supported by the Victorian Government.

Growing Forestry Jobs Through Innovation

The Victorian Government is supporting our timber industry and securing future jobs by establishing a centre for timber and forestry innovation in Gippsland.

Landmark Report Into The On-Demand Workforce

A landmark report into the on-demand workforce commissioned by the Victorian Government has made a host of recommendations to make sure gig economy workers get the fair deal they deserve.

Coronavirus Testing For Elective Surgery Patients

Public and private patients from metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will now be tested for coronavirus before their elective surgery to help better protect patients and healthcare workers from the risk of infection.

New Appointments To Support Victims Of Crime

The Victorian Government has today announced the appointment of six community members to serve as representatives on the Victims of Crime Consultative Committee.