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New Facilities For Woodmans Hill Secondary Unveiled

Students across Ballarat’s north-eastern suburbs now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities, thanks to investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison at Woodmans Hill Secondary College today to inspect the..

Growing Our Regional Health Services

More regional Victorians will be able to get the world-class care they need closer to home with grants now open for the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF). Premier Daniel Andrews officially launched the latest round of the RHIF..

Solar Homes delivers clean energy and savings to Ballarat

The Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program is continuing to drive Victoria’s transition to more affordable household energy, with 46,000 installations of solar PV, solar hot water and solar batteries completed across Victoria since the program’s launch. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited the home..

Tapping into craft produce in Ballarat

The Andrews Government is backing Ballarat’s small-scale and craft producers to grow – creating new jobs and attracting more visitors from interstate and overseas to enjoy our locally-made food, beer and spirits. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today launched the Government’s $10 million Small-Scale..

New grants for animal welfare organisations

The Andrews Government is encouraging animal shelters, foster carers, not-for-profit organisations and community vet clinics to apply for grants that will improve the welfare of animals across Victoria. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today welcomed the opening of applications for round eight of the..

Half price travel for carers in Ballarat

Carers across Ballarat will now be able to enjoy more of what Victoria has to offer with half price weekday travel, free weekend travel and extra concessions, thanks to a massive funding boost from the Andrews Government. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced..

Kids across Ballarat encouraged to Walk to School

Families in Ballarat are encouraged to hit the streets and walk, ride or scoot to school this October as part of VicHealth’s Walk to School program. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said it was great to see many local schools had registered for the..

Kicking goals for women and girls in Ballarat

Applications are now open for the Andrews Government’s 2019-20 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program, which provides women and girls with opportunities to participate in grassroots sport and active recreation. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said the Change Our Game Community Activation..

MAKE ROAD SAFETY THE WINNER THIS GRAND FINAL LONG WEEKEND

Victorians hitting the road over the AFL grand final long weekend are being urged to leave the thrills and spills to the footballers. Following a horror weekend on the roads with four people killed in country Victoria Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC..

Funding to protect a Ballarat icon

Ballarat’s historic Mechanics Institute will share in $3 million of grants to protect some of Victoria’s most important cultural landmarks and buildings. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced a $175,000 grant from this year’s Living Heritage Program for conservation works to the basement..

Starting Work On Sturt Street Intersection Upgrades

 The first of a package of intersection upgrades along Sturt Street in Ballarat are set to begin soon, as consultation continues on the proposed bike path ahead of designs being finalised. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said two new sets..

Work begins to upgrade historic tram tracks

Work is underway to replace a section of Lake Wendouree’s historic tram tracks following funding from the Andrews Government and Ballarat City Council. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, and Ballarat Mayor, Samantha McIntosh, joined volunteers from Ballarat Tramway Museum today to inspect the replacement of..

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the start of the trout and other freshwater fishing season with the Ballarat Fishing Festival. The free and family-friendly event will have something for everyone and will run from 10am until 4pm on 7 September at Lake Wendouree, north..

Massive Maintenance Blitz To Upgrade Ballarat Schools

Every single Victorian government school will get a share of $515 million in the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Schools Tim Richardson and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison..

Bringing Ballarat’s Historic Theatre Back To Life

Works are underway to restore Ballarat’s nearly 150-year-old Her Majesty’s Theatre, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas today visited the theatre to announce $10 million for stage three of restoration works, which will bring the theatre up to modern standards,..

Support for Ballarat schools to roll out mobile phone ban

Government schools across Ballarat will soon be able to apply for grants to deliver the resources they need to securely store student mobile phones, ahead of the state-wide ban starting next year. The Government announced in June that from Term 1, 2020, all students at..

Night Works To Boost Ballarat Line Reliability

Essential maintenance works will be carried out overnight on the Ballarat line this week as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing investment to boost reliability. Ballarat line passengers who use late evening services are asked to plan ahead with weeknight works scheduled from Monday..