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Rebates helping Ballarat residents reduce water bills

Two innovative community rebate programs funded by the Andrews Government are helping Victorians doing it tough to reduce their water bills. Since July 2015, Victorian urban water corporations have delivered the government funded Community Rebate Program to assist their vulnerable and customers and those experiencing..


It is now safer and easier to travel through the interchange of the Midland Highway and Western Freeway at Mount Rowan, with construction of a new roundabout now complete. The new $2.5 million roundabout has drastically reduced the risk of crashes at the interchange, which..

Free TAFE courses still open as enrolments skyrocket

More than 13,500 Victorians are on their way to getting the skills they need for the most in-demand jobs, as the Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative sends enrolment numbers skyrocketing. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said that February saw a 60 per cent increase..

Applications open for graffiti prevention grants

The Andrews Government is helping local communities to protect their neighbourhoods from illegal graffiti, with applications now open for the Graffiti Prevention Grants program. Community groups across the Ballarat region can team up with their local council to apply for a grant of up to..

Helping Ballarat seniors to keep healthy and connected

The Andrews Government is helping improve the health and wellbeing of senior Victorians in Ballarat who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is encouraging local community groups to apply for funding as part of the Labor Government’s..

Nominations now open for Victorian Disability Awards

Inspirational Ballarat locals promoting the rights and participation of people with a disability could be recognised for their service through the state-wide Victorian Disability Awards. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today encouraged Ballarat locals to apply for the awards, which celebrate hardworking individuals and..

Ballarat Turf Club welcomes Autumn Raceday Series

The Ballarat Turf Club will stage a series of events involving people from across the region thanks to support from the Andrews Government. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced the Government will provide $14,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program..

Ballarat schools encouraged to enter sustainability awards

Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is encouraging schools across Ballarat to enter the 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. ResourceSmart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to promote sustainability across school facilities, school curriculums and the wider community. Since..

First Steps Towards Victoria’s Free Baby Bundle

Free Baby Bundles for first-time parents being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government are a step closer – and Victorians are being urged to nominate their favourite children’s books. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today called on locals to have their say over which books..

Ensuring Every Worker Makes It Home Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to make workplace manslaughter a criminal offence, with work kicking off on the development of the tough new laws. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today met families whose loved ones died..

Boosting Kindergarten Services In Ballarat

Work is now underway to upgrade the Girrabanya Children’s Centre due to investment by the Andrews Labor Government. This expansion will see Ballarat families have access to more kindergarten and childcare places. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the centre to tour the construction..

New Ballarat Station car park now open

The first stage of the massive redevelopment of Ballarat’s Station Precinct has now been completed with the opening of the new Ballarat Station car park and access road. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle, representing the Minister for Regional Development..

Addison congratulates local winners in Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize

A group of Ballarat students have been chosen to trace the steps of those who served in the Vietnam War and reflect on the spirit of those who fought. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited Ballarat Grammar to congratulate three students who..

New CFA Station For Ballarat West Region

A new state-of-the-art CFA station has opened in Ballarat West to service the growing suburb of Lucas and neighbouring communities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today officially opened the station, located in the Ballarat West emergency..

$63,500 solar boost for Ballarat region

Three Ballarat organisations are set to make big savings on their electricity bills thanks to funding from the Andrews Government’s Renewable Communities Program. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited McCallum Disability Services in Alfredton to announce a $49,500 grant to install a 40-kilowatt..

Free TAFE Kicks Off At Federation University

The number of Ballarat region students enrolling in priority courses has more than doubled, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative. More than 500 students have already enrolled in Free TAFE courses at Federation University, a jump of 135 per cent compared to..

Don’t be sidelined – get active this April

The Andrews Government has opened registrations for the 11th annual Premier’s Active April campaign, and Labor MP Juliana Addison is challenging Ballarat residents to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Active April has gone from strength to strength since it was introduced in..

More Rehab Beds For Western Victorians

Western Victorians will now have better access to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services closer to home, thanks to a new service built and opened by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley opened the new $12.7 million cutting-edge Grampians alcohol and other..