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Landmark GovHub Opens Doors for New Jobs in Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its jobs promise to Ballarat, with workers in hundreds of new and relocated positions at the completed GovHub to boost the local economy and help revitalise the city’s CBD. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas was today joined..

Drink Victorian: New Backing For Local Brewers, Bars

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind Victoria’s brewers, winemakers and distillers with a new program aimed at getting more locally produced drinks into bars and restaurants. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today announced $1.5 million of funding for the Drink Victorian..

Mt Clear Benefits For All: Nature Trail Opens In Ballarat

Ballarat’s keen walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders have access to a new nature trail in Woowookarung Regional Park, made possible through key funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and representatives of..

Food Relief Taskforce To Serve Victorians In Need

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring food aid is accessible for all Victorians in need during the coronavirus pandemic with the establishment of a specialist Food Relief Taskforce. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced that senior representatives of the food relief..

Safer Students and Pedestrians Across Ballarat

Ballarat students and pedestrians will be safer thanks to a range of road safety improvements getting underway in high-risk areas this month. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said vital safety improvements had started rolling out in Delacombe,..

Ballarat Round Table Advancing Aboriginal Jobs Strategy

Aboriginal Victorians in Ballarat will help guide the development of a new plan to boost training and job opportunities, thanks to an Aboriginal employment round table being held today. The meeting in Ballarat is one of nine happening across the state, which bring together each..

Non-Gov Schools Urged To Take Up Respectful Relationships

A new Expression of Interest process will be offered to provide another opportunity for non-government schools to take part in the Andrews Labor Government’s Respectful Relationships program. Respectful Relationships is a whole-school approach, supporting schools to embed respect and gender equality in all aspects of..

Six Months Of Orange Door In Central Highlands

The Central Highlights Orange Door network has helped more than 6000 people including more than 2000 children and young people since opening six months ago. The Orange Door in Central Highlands was one of two Orange Door Networks to open in October last year during..

New Traffic Lights Get Underway to Keep Ballarat Moving

Works to keep Ballarat moving is now underway with major construction to install traffic lights at the intersection of Gillies and Gregory streets in Lake Gardens. Aimed at reducing congestion and improving safety for tens of thousands of drivers each day, Member for Wendouree Juliana..

Welcoming The Bulldogs Back To Mars Stadium

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the return of AFL to Mars Stadium, one of the state’s premier regional stadiums, for the first time today since 2019. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Mary-Anne Thomas acknowledged a sold-out crowd of 7000 for the..

Vaccination Program Continues To Expand In Victoria

The rollout of the Victorian-led component of the COVID-19 vaccination program is on time, on target and on track to deliver 300,000 total doses by 16 May. This figure, which forecasts vaccine delivery at state commissioned vaccination sites, will ensure Victorians can be confident in..

Supporting Victorian Councils To Promote Growth

The Andrews Labor Government is stimulating investment in towns and cities across the state by helping local councils unblock or fast-track planning projects and speed up the delivery of residential land. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced $2.7 million in grants have been provided..

Supporting Aboriginal Students in Ballarat

Some of Victoria’s highest achieving Aboriginal students are being supported to complete Year 11 and 12, thanks to the Marrung Education Scholarships program. Juliana Addison MP today congratulated Marrung Education Scholarship recipient Latoya Gadd from Ballarat High School, who was among the 20 recipients of..

Supporting Aboriginal Children And Young People

The Andrews Labor Government is investing nearly $12 million in culturally specific services and programs to help change the lives of Aboriginal young people and children. The funding boost will provide essential services and support for Aboriginal children and young people in contact with the..

Honouring Fallen Workers And Preventing Workplace Deaths

The Andrews Labor Government will support the Ballarat community to pay tribute to Victorians who have lost their lives at work – while continuing to improve workplace safety and keep more families together. Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Workplace Safety Ingrid Stitt joined..

Criminal Jury Trials On Track To Resume In Regions

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting regional courtroom capacity, enabling criminal jury trials to resume – keeping the justice system moving while improving the safety of communities. The Victorian Budget 2020-21 provided nearly $6 million to modify courtrooms across seven sites to better accommodate COVIDSafe..

Thank You to Ballarat Aged Care Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to ensure the Ballaract community has access to high quality care in a suitable and safe environment in public sector aged care facilities. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison this week..

Support for Next Generation of Women on Councils

Women elected to their first term on council will have the chance to develop skills and learn from experienced and capable mentors over the next three years, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane this week welcomed participants to the..