RURAL AND REGIONAL NEWS AND ARTICLES

Regional investment to help grow Victoria’s potential

  • April 16, 2019
  • FENCiT
Infrastructure Victoria has called for infrastructure investment in regional Victoria to target local strengths and address disadvantage, rather than ease Melbourne’s population growth pressures. Releasing a discussion paper titled Growing...

Free biodiversity field days prove popular with landholders

  • April 11, 2019
  • FENCiT
Lismore City Council’s first Rural Landholder Initiative field day for 2019 has proven popular with local landholders and is booked out. The Rural Landholder Initiative is a major project within...

Tough choices to reach $100 billion by 2030

  • April 10, 2019
  • FENCiT
Making tough choices will be central to Australian agriculture’s continued success, according to ABARES Executive Director, Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds. Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds has listed five key areas that are vital...

7.5M investment for SA livestock industry

  • April 10, 2019
  • FENCiT
Livestock SA has welcomed the South Australian Government's $7.5 million into South Australia’s red meat sector in a bid to grow productivity in the industry and further strengthen biosecurity. Funds...

Carnarvon cell fence funding boost

  • April 10, 2019
  • FENCiT
$986,000 of funding towards a cell fence to protect sheep stations in the West Gascoyne from wild dogs has been announced by the WA Government. The proposed 362 kilometre Carnarvon...

$1M funding for Esperance vermin extension fence

  • April 10, 2019
  • FENCiT
WAFarmers welcomed the Federal Agricultural Minister, David Littleproud's, decision to allocate $1 million towards the construction of the Esperance vermin extension fence. "This is a great result; given it has...

Game-changing $6M wild dog fencing

  • April 10, 2019
  • FENCiT
AgForce has applauded the Queensland Government's latest commitment of $6 million toward further exclusion fencing to protect Queensland's sheep flock from wild dog predation as 'game-changing'. Queensland Agriculture Minister Mark...

Victorian first to create six new native fisheries

  • March 21, 2019
  • FENCiT
In a Victorian first, 120,000 golden perch have been stocked into the Malmsbury, Coliban, Lauriston, Tullaroop and Barkers Creek Reservoirs and Lake Bellfield to improve native fishing opportunities thanks to...

Fixing mobile black spots in regional communities

  • March 21, 2019
  • FENCiT
The Victorian Government will partner with the Federal Government to build dozens of new mobile towers across regional Victoria – eliminating black spots, boosting coverage and improving safety for local...

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