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Delivering support for Ballarat’s veterans

The Victorian Government is continuing to support veterans and their families with the announcement of more than $1.1 million in funding for veterans’ organisations throughout the state. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane this week announced the recipients of three separate veterans’ grants programs; Victoria Remembers..

Plan Ahead For Service Changes As Ballarat Line Upgrade Final Works Get Underway

Passengers on Victoria’s second busiest regional rail line are asked to plan ahead in December and January while work on the Ballarat Line Upgrade’s final phase of works and safety testing is underway. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael..

New Sturt Street signals switched on

Two new sets of traffic lights along Ballarat’s Sturt Street are being switched on as part of the Victorian Government’s multi-million-dollar investment in improving safety and accessibility in the city’s CBD. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said new traffic lights at the Ascot Street and..

A brand new modular building for Urquhart Park Primary School

Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison was today welcomed by Principal Janet Hillgrove and student leaders at Urquhart Primary School in Newington, to open the school’s new $1.503 million permanent modular building. This project involved the replacement of an older building containing asbestos with a new..

Victorians urged to prepare for fire season

Victorians are being urged to prepare for the upcoming summer fire season, with Fire Action Week starting today. Fire and rescue agencies have started their preparations under a COVIDSafe plan this year to ensure burns and fuel reduction activity can be conducted safely, and all..

St Patrick’s College upgrade funded to boost economy

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced St Patrick’s College in Ballarat..

Construction underway for Delacombe PS new gym

Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today joined with Delacombe Primary School Principal Scott Phillips to inspect the initial construction works on the school’s $6.5 million competition grade gymnasium. The project includes the construction of a competition grade indoor gymnasium along with associated facilities such as..

The Orange Door opens in Ballarat and Western Victoria

Local women and children impacted by family violence will find it easier to access the support and services they need, with the opening of the Victorian Government’s newest Orange Door in Ballarat. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today announced..

A new-look Miners Rest Primary unveiled

Students in Miners Rest are closer to getting the upgraded and modern learning facilities they deserve, thanks to the Victorian Government. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today turned the sod for Miners Rest Primary School’s $17.1 million upgrade…

Supporting Aboriginal Communities Through Coronavirus

The Victorian Government is supporting Aboriginal organisations to lead local responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams today announced more than $500,000 in grants under the first round of the $10 million Aboriginal Community Response and Recovery Fund. The Fund –..

Commerce Ballarat receives vital recovery funding

Commerce Ballarat members, and the broader Ballarat business community, will benefit from $50,000 awarded through the Victorian Government’s Grants for Business Chambers and Trader Groups program. Commerce Ballarat provides critical advice, connections and resources to Ballarat businesses and this grant will be crucial in helping..

New Early Parenting Centre for Ballarat

A partnership between Ballarat Health Services and the Queen Elizabeth Centre will deliver more parenting supports for new parents and their young children giving them the best possible start to life, with the establishment of an Early Parenting Centre in Ballarat by 2022. The Victorian..

Bringing more clean energy to Ballarat

The Victorian Government is helping more Ballarat businesses use renewable energy technologies to reduce electricity costs, create local jobs and support clean power. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today announced..

New Careers And Pathways For Regional Students

The Victorian Government is boosting access to mentoring, role models and information about post-school options for regional and rural students through a range of new programs. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $2.5 million investment to help raise rural and regional students’ understanding..

Skills for Victoria’s thriving mining industry

The TAFE and training sector is giving Victorians the skills they need to take up jobs in the booming mining industry. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited Ballarat Goldmine, part of an industry which enjoyed a 41 per cent..

Securing Ballarat’s manufacturing future

Alstom workers have started their first shifts on the VLocity train maintenance program under a job-saving deal supported by the Victorian Government to retain highly skilled transport manufacturing jobs in Ballarat. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll today welcomed workers from Alstom’s permanent manufacturing staff,..

Agribusinesses Supported To Adapt To Pandemic Conditions

More than 100 food businesses, farmers and suppliers across Victoria are keeping workers safe and supply chains going thanks to support from the Victorian Government, helping workplaces adapt to physical distancing and hygiene measures. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Springhill..