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More Projects to Boost Regional Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a suite of new projects across regional and rural Victoria to deliver the infrastructure that locals and visitors need.

Helping More Regional Victorians Overcome Drug Use

More regional Victorians recovering from drug and alcohol dependency now have specialised court services and support closer to home with the opening of a dedicated new Drug Court in Ballarat.

Major Upgrades at Federation TAFE, Supporting Jobseekers

The Andrews Labor Government will refurbish Federation TAFE’s training restaurant and invest in Australia’s first apprenticeship for wind turbine blade technicians, under a raft of investments to provide better training options for Ballarat jobseekers.

New Mental Health Service for Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that a Local Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Service will be established in Ballarat and its doors will be open from mid-2023.

Selkirk Stadium Opens Stage Two

Ballarat’s impressive Eureka Sports Precinct has been given a further boost with the opening of Stage Two of Selkirk Stadium.

More Victorians In Work To Protect State This Fire Season

Aboriginal Victorians are among those donning the greens in new jobs to prepare the state for this fire season as part of an Andrews Labor Government employment program. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today visited the Sebastopol Depot to announce the creation of 50 new..

Bright Future for Social Housing in Ballarat

More Victorians will have a place to call home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s social housing investment in the Ballarat and wider Grampians area.

Basketball Bonanza Bound for Regional Victoria

More basketball games are bouncing into regional Victoria in January 2022 as part of a festival of women’s basketball, with seven additional WNBL fixtures confirmed for Ballarat and Traralgon.

Storm Set to Cause a Sensation in Ballarat in 2022

Ballarat will host a NRL pre-season match for the first time when Melbourne Storm take on Newcastle Knights on 27 February 2022 at Mars Stadium in a win for rugby league fans and local businesses.

Wendouree BMX Track Officially Open

Ballarat’s growing ranks of BMXers and skaters can now take their riding to the next level thanks to the completion of a new BMX pump track complete with skate elements, the latest new sport and recreation facilities to open at the fast-developing Strengthening Wendouree Community Recreation Precinct.

Western Bulldogs to Bark in Ballarat until 2024

Ballarat will remain the regional home of the Western Bulldogs until 2024, thanks to a new three-year partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and the football club.