Kyneton’s Campaspe River Trail Peddles Ahead

  Kyneton’s popular walking and cycling trail along the Campaspe River will undergo major improvement works thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF). Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the grant with Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas while meeting with Macedon Ranges Shire Council on … Read More

Nature-Based Tourism Hub Connects Gannawarra Towns

Towns in Gannawarra Shire will benefit from a new tourism hub to be developed in Koondrook thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. When complete, the $1.2 million Nature-Based Tourism Hub will connect iconic natural assets around Koondrook, Cohuna and Kerang, including the Gunbower State Forest, Murray River and Kerang Lakes. The … Read More

Urban Myth Settled: Happy Campers Really are Happier

The phrase “happy campers” is used in everyday conversations, everywhere.  But are campers really that happy?  Well, the stats are in and it looks like the saying “happy campers” is founded in fact.  Campers are happy!  Or at least, happier than those who don’t go camping. Caravan Industry Association of Australia conducted a “Real Richness” … Read More

National Fraud Week targets social media scams

Consumer Affairs Victoria is encouraging Victorians to find out how to avoid social media scams during National Consumer Fraud Week, running from 15-19 May. This year’s Fraud Week theme is Scams through social media, and reflects the growing number of scam reports in this area. In 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch resource … Read More

Mallee Locals Have A Chance To Shape Their Future

Mallee locals have another chance to speak directly to the heart of the Andrews Labor Government, with  consultation for the Mallee Regional Partnership kicking off. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, urged the community to have its say in shaping the future of the region ahead of the Mallee Regional Partnership’s next Regional Assembly to … Read More

The Victorian Caravan Parks Association Applauds the State Budget’s Support for Tourism

The Victorian Caravan Parks Association has been encouraged by the provision for an expansion of funding available in the State Budget to support tourism activities across the state. “The State Budget handed down this week by the Victorian Treasurer,  the Hon Tim Pallas,  has recognised the need to develop key tourism destinations and attractions to … Read More

Footy And Farming Kick Goals For Regional Victoria

Aussie Rules football and our farming communities will come together this weekend in a celebration of our primary producers, regional communities and volunteer organisations. The Round 8 match between Essendon and Geelong will be dedicated to country football and netball clubs and the people behind the clubs – so often the lifeblood of regional communities. … Read More

Victorian tourism and events receive much needed funding in State Budget

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes today’s announcement of an additional $25 million over two years for the state’s marketing agency Visit Victoria and an additional $20 million funding boost to the Major Events Fund. Victoria Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive Brad Ostermeyer said; “Following the creation of Visit Victoria, the tourism and events … Read More