Mildura’s riverfront isn’t the only place going through a transformation. Meet Michael Shipsides, owner of Shippy’s café.
Regional Development Victoria
Regional Development Victoria is the lead agency helping regional and rural Victoria to thrive. Our work includes supporting regional businesses and communities to grow jobs, enriching the social fabric of our regional towns and cities and helping manage life-changing events such as bushfires and floods.
New skate park in Rawson a hit with the locals
The small Baw Baw community of Rawson has been the driving force behind a new skate park that local kids and visitors to the region will love.
Memory of Gunditjmara people soars high above Heywood
Heywood’s famous sky-high water tower has transformed into a towering tribute recognising Gunditjmara war heroes.
‘Retrospective’: Forging the future for Ballarat’s arts scene
Ballarat is fast becoming a hub for creatives, turning lanes into art galleries, bank buildings into studios and cul-de-sacs into exhibition spaces.
Tiny Talbot is big on active community
New outdoor gym equipment in Talbot in Victoria’s north-west is being taken up enthusiastically by the community, improving health and connections.
Growing together – Buchan Caves after the fires
VIDEO: Traditional Owners of Buchan Caves Reserve were severely affected by the 2019/20 bushfires, but rebuilding has embedded cultural practices.
The small homes making a big difference
A Geelong-based manufacturer, a university and a men’s crisis accommodation are paving the way in creating sustainable housing.
Women’s business incubator fostering new beginnings
Women from culturally diverse communities are being empowered through a business incubator, funded by the Victorian Government.
Ode to Morwell: building the Latrobe Valley GovHub
The new Latrobe Valley GovHub embodies the essence and history of the rich industrial past of Morwell. Find out what makes the building so unique.
Sailors Grave sets sail on new adventure
VIDEO: After the 2019 bushfires, the couple behind Sailors Grave brewery are finally about to realise their ambition of building a tourist destination
Dreams come true for Mallacoota’s Greek Soul Food
VIDEO: The Mallacoota bushfires destroyed Carol & Paul family business, but a grant from the Victorian Government helped them get back on their feet.
Meet the Phillip Island engineer delivering free 3D-printed hands to the world
Phillip Island based engineer, Mat Bowtell, made an unusual choice after he was retrenched from the automotive industry – he decided to work for free.
Swooping in to improve healthcare access in regional Victoria
Where fast & safe medical testing has become more important than ever, now is the time to improve how we deliver medical supplies. Why not use drones?