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Grant to bring big acts to Ballarat

Ballarat’s diverse creative scene has received a boost thanks to a $13,689 grant to Ballaarat Mechanics Institute through the Andrews Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said Ballaarat Mechanics Institute is one of 13 community groups across the state that..

Massive Boost To Cyber Security Training In Ballarat

Students in Ballarat will soon have access to state-of-the-art technology and training to get the skills they need for the jobs they want in the booming IT sector, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and the Member for..

Funding Boost For Councils In The Central Highlands

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in the Central Highlands save millions of dollars and deliver better outcomes for their communities. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the successful recipients of the $20 million Rural Councils Transformation Program (RCTP). Ballarat, Ararat, Central..

Extra resources for end of life care in Ballarat

The Andrews Government is giving Ballarat Hospice and Ballarat Health Services extra support to assist them in their care of local patients nearing the end of their lives. The Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced a $212,500 grant to help the two organisations in..

Language Program Kicks Off In 100 Kindergartens

One hundred kindergarten services across the state have recruited teachers and educators to start delivering language programs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Wendouree Children’s Services in Ballarat to celebrate the milestone for the $17.9 million Early Childhood..

First Of Ballarat-Built Buses Rolls Off Production Line

The first of 50 new buses being assembled in Ballarat thanks to the Andrews Labor Government rolled out of the OzPress Industries factory today ready for service on Melbourne’s public transport network. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited automotive manufacturer OzPress Industries, to..

Wendouree Station turns ten

Former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks AC and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today led a community celebration marking ten years since Wendouree Railway Station opened to the public. The Wendouree Railway Station was officially opened by the former Minister for Transport, the late Lynne..

Fighting Gambling Harm Across Victoria

Individuals experiencing gambling harm will be able to continue accessing critical support services, with the Andrews Labor Government investing more in Gambler’s Help providers across the state. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today visited Ballarat to announce $49 million funding for the..

Delivering for Wendouree

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises and delivering for the people of Wendouree, with major investments in education, sport and transport in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. As part of a massive $1.8 billion investment in schools around the state, this year’s Budget..

Nominations open for Victoria’s volunteer awards

Volunteers who selflessly give up their time to help others will be recognised across the state, with nominations now open for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is inviting everyone in Ballarat to nominate volunteers who are making a..

Track Brings Year-Round Benefits For Ballarat

Ballarat’s premier thoroughbred racing and training venue will now be able to operate no matter the weather, with the launch of Ballarat Turf Club’s new synthetic training track. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today officially opened the $10 million track at Ballarat Racecourse, which has..

White Night To Shine On Ballarat This September

Ballarat will this year host the famous night of lights for a third year, before it moves to Bendigo and then Geelong over the next two years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and..

Major Works Underway At Ballarat GovHub

Work on the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Ballarat GovHub is progressing, with major demolition and excavation works underway. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited the site to inspect progress on the demolition of the Lower Hall and excavation works, meeting with the local..

Preventing Ballarat Locals Falling Through NDIS Cracks

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping in to make sure Ballarat locals living with severe mental illness and psychosocial disabilities don’t fall through the cracks of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced $2.3 million over two years..

Ballarat Boost To Emergency Ambulance Arrival

Ambulances arrived at the scene of emergencies on average more than two minutes quicker in the March quarter than at the height of the ambulance crisis under the former Liberal Government, new data shows. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today released the..

Fighting for Ballarat’s fair share

The Andrews Government is standing up for Ballarat patients who are being hit hard by Canberra’s cuts to Victoria’s hospitals. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said the Morrison Government has clawed back $305 million from Victoria’s hospitals – cuts that are hurting patients,..

Reid’s Guesthouse gets a new lease on life

Ballarat’s historic Reid’s Guesthouse has been restored to its former glory after extensive heritage works funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Andrews Government. Representing Planning Minister Richard Wynne, the Labor Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today marked the completion of works to the..

Encouraging Ballarat locals into kindergarten teaching

The Andrews Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support them to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Labor MP, Juliana Addison, today encouraged Ballarat residents to consider pursuing careers in early..