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Jaala Pulford goes in to bat for Kooka’s Country Cookies

Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford has won an agreement from Woolworths to review a decision to remove Donald-produced Kooka’s Country Cookies products from its supermarket shelves. Representatives from the supermarket giant confirmed after a meeting with Ms Pulford they would review the move to withdraw the products from Australian stores outside Victoria and Tasmania. Ms […]

Plotting for extra support for Hopetoun community garden

Hopetoun’s community garden is ready for plants and a small group in charge of the project is looking for people keen to get involved. With support from partner Anita, Hopetoun builder Paul Fischer built garden infrastructure that includes a gazebo and several raised boxes. He has also completed a fence so young children can roam […]

Jaala Pulford announces funding for Wimmera grains centre probe

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has used a visit to the Wimmera to confirm a State Government budget commitment to fund a business case for a Networked Grains Centre of Excellence. Ms Pulford said the government had allocated $250,000 for the project. She said the grains industry in the Wimmera and southern Mallee had a proud […]

State investment in Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal, Horsham North Children’s and Community Hub

The State Government has announced funding for Wimmera projects.

Premier Daniel Andrews to attend Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly in Horsham

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, government ministers and advisors will join community and industry leaders in Horsham tonight to explore ways to drive and stimulate the regional economy.

Johnson Asahi shift to Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal reflects progress

Wimmera development leaders expect the redevelopment of a major agricultural export business at Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal at Dooen to provide a trigger for ‘things to come’.

Money for Wimmera groups to help with rabbit control

A Victorian organisation dedicated to eradicating pest rabbits has encouraged Wimmera groups to apply for money through a 2017 grants program. Victorian Rabbit Action Network, VRAN, announced the grant program, designed to arm communities with rabbit-management programs throughout spring and summer. Network chairman Gerald Leach encouraged community groups involved in landscape restoration works such as […]

Horsham exporter Johnson Asahi to expand to Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal

Horsham export hay processing company Johnson Asahi has confirmed its plans to relocate to the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal at Dooen. Johnson Asahi will become the first business to relocate to the WIFT precinct on Freight Terminal Road. Johnson Asahi Director, Mark Johnson, said Stage 1 of the development would start soon with three major […]

Planning starts for energy, food hub at Bulgana near Great Western

People across Australia and possibly beyond will soon be eating fresh fruit and vegetables grown with the aid of renewable power generated and stored at Bulgana near Great Western.

Speed’s Mallee Machinery Field Days offers day out for whole family

“The population in the area might be declining a bit but we seem to be reaching out further and further afield. This year we have exhibitors coming from as far as New Zealand, Western Australia and Queensland. We’ve pretty much got all the states covered” – Andrew McLean Mallee Machinery Field Days committee members are […]

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