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Supporting Our Kids To Be Healthy And Happy

Media Release from Minister for Education James Merlino Our kids deserve to grow up healthy and happy. And after their family and friends, our schools are one of the biggest supports in a young person’s life. As we build our mental health system from the..

Funding for Ballarat Tramway Museum

The much-loved Ballarat Tramway Museum has received $1,200,000 under the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced funding for the project, which is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to build the things that matter..

Brand-New Trains To Improve Travel And Back Victorian Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a new fleet of more accessible, reliable and energy efficient trains built locally to create a better public transport network and support jobs in Victoria’s world-class manufacturing sector. The Victorian Budget 2021/2022 will invest $986 million to build 25..

Ballarat Team Prepares To Take The Stage

A team of Ballarat artists is preparing to take to the stage for the world premiere of their play Coconut Womanas part of Melbourne’s Yirramboi festival, backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Writer, director and producer Maryanne Sam, actors Deb Lowah Clarke and Tobi Sam..

New Online Learners’ Test Rolling Out Statewide

Thousands more young Victorians can now take their learner permit tests without waiting for an appointment date or travelling to a VicRoads Service Centre, as the roll-out of the Andrews Labor Government’s new online test scales up. As the online test rolls out across the..

Govhub Opens Its Doors To Ballarat

The Ballarat GovHub building officially opened its doors to Victorian customers today, as VicRoads became the first tenant to move into the Andrews Labor Government’s new purpose-built building. About 220 VicRoads staff members are now working from the new VicRoads Customer Hub located in the..

Delivering A Safer Sturt Street For Ballarat

Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians now have a safer journey through the heart of Ballarat thanks to an Andrews Labor Government investment to improve safety and accessibility in the city’s CBD. Works are now complete on upgrades at six high-risk intersections along Sturt Street as part..

Getting Lydiard Street Back Open Again

The Lydiard Street rail crossing in Ballarat will be upgraded and reopened following detailed development design that will ensure the safety and reliability of the crossing. The Victorian Budget 2021/2022 will invest $10.5 million to reopen the Lydiard Street level crossing safely, with a half-boom barrier..

Building Works Continues With Train Maintenance Blitz

Trains have returned to the Ballarat line following an 11-day maintenance blitz featuring infrastructure renewals as part of works to support Victoria’s economic recovery. The crucial upgrades to the bridge over Ironbark Road, Ingliston and Melton Station were completed during the works as part of..

Australian-First Academy For Our Best Teachers

Teachers from Ballarat will benefit from a brand-new multi-site academy of teaching and leadership excellence, as Victoria leads the way in raising the bar on teacher quality. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle welcomed the announcement that the Andrews Labor..

More Support For Stroke Survivors In Ballarat

Victorian stroke survivors in Ballarat will receive world-leading support to help them regain function and return to work, with the Andrews Labor Government establishing new support centres across the state. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced two new stroke support centres will be established..

Doors Open For 50+ At Vaccination Centres Across Victoria

Following the success of expanded access at Victoria’s six high-volume vaccination centres, a raft of additional vaccination centres managed by Victorian health services will now be open to the eligible public from next week. In addition to high-volume vaccination centres at the Royal Exhibition Building,..

Backing Multicultural Community Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting multicultural communities to celebrate and build strength through shared culture with a new round of grants under the Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund. More than 40 projects will share in $5.75 million to help community organisations remain connected to their..

Grampians Renewable Energy Projects Complete

Ballarat-based community services are reaping the benefits of installing solar systems on their buildings as part of the Victoria Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package. The new solar systems were funded under Victoria Government’s $10.3 million Solar on Public Buildings Program announced in May 2020..

2021 Active Schools Grants To Help Get Kids Moving

Dozens of schools across Victoria will receive a funding boost to help get kids moving as they return to school for term two, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today congratulated Principal Seona Murnane and students from Mt Rowan Secondary..

Gender Equality Advisory Committee Named

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the 16-person committee that will drive a new approach to gender equality in the local government sector. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane and Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams established the Gender Equality Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Labor Government..

More High-Volume Centres For More Eligible Victorians

Following National Cabinet’s expansion of population groups eligible to receive the vaccine and the success of day one of expanded access at high-volume vaccination centres, three further high-volume centres will open their doors to the eligible public in Victoria. Victorians eligible under the Commonwealth-led rollout..