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Extra services will run on the Ballarat line giving regional passengers more options to get where they need to go over one of the busiest weekends on the state’s events calendar. Ballarat residents will find it easier to enjoy everything Victoria has to offer this..

Boost To School Breakfasts Across Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students can thrive at school by expanding the School Breakfast Clubs Program to offer lunches and school holiday supplies to children who need them. Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle today visited Sebastopol Primary School on behalf of the..

Helping Ballarat residents to stay safe in the sun

People from across the Ballarat region will be better protected from the sun’s damaging rays thanks to new grants being made available by the Andrews Government. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced the School Shade Grants Program and the Community Shade Grants Program..

Upgrading Ballarat High School brick by brick

Students in Ballarat will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they need, with work underway upgrading Ballarat High School. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today turned the first sod to start construction on Ballarat High School’s $4 million upgrade, which will help..

Ballarat Set To Light Up As White Night Program Revealed

A stunning White Night Ballarat program promises to wow crowds when the town’s historic centre is transformed in a light and sound spectacular on Saturday, 21 September. On behalf of Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and..

Have your say on volunteering in Ballarat

Ballarat residents are encouraged to share their experiences and ideas about community life and volunteering in the region, to help develop Victoria’s new Volunteer Strategy. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is inviting everyone in Ballarat to participate by taking a survey that will help inform..

Small business experts head for Ballarat

Small businesses in Ballarat will have access to reliable and affordable information on how to grow their networks and sales when the Andrews Government’s Small Business Workshop comes to town later this month. Last year more than 5,400 people participated in Small Business Victoria workshops..


The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a major funding package to support the growth in enrolments that its landmark Free TAFE initiative is driving across Victoria. Representing the Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, the Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today visited FedUni TAFE’s..

Ballarat’s Nurses, Doctors And Paramedics Rise To The Challenge

Victoria’s hospitals and paramedics are rising to the challenge of record demand caused by a busy flu season, the latest performance data shows. Across the state, ambulances recorded the best ever response for the quarter, despite responding to more than 8,500 extra Code 1 emergency..

Baby bundles arrive in Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government’s free baby bundles for first-time parents are being delivered to new families across Ballarat from today. Labor MPs Michaela Settle and Juliana Addison made a special delivery of baby bundles to new parents welcoming their first baby at Ballarat Base Hospital..

New Principal appointed at Lucas Primary School

Families living on Ballarat’s western outskirts are one step closer to accessing the education they deserve with the appointment of Sue Sawyer to lead Lucas Primary School (interim name), which is set to open in 2020. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, has welcomed..

New Disability Home Brings Ballarat Families Together

People living with a disability in Ballarat are now receiving care closer to home and closer to family and friends, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today visited a new disability home in Brown Hill – part..

Elderly Victorians Getting The Care They Deserve

Elderly Victorians in public aged care will have access to better facilities to ensure they’re receiving the best possible care, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced $9.5 million in grants to upgrade services..

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..