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Supporting renters in Ballarat

The Andrews Government is making life easier for caravan and residential park residents, who now may be eligible to receive compensation in the event of a park closure, under new reforms coming into effect today. There has been a spate of park closures in the..

Honouring Ballarat’s inspiring seniors

Residents and community groups across Ballarat are being encouraged to recognise the contributions made to our community by seniors by nominating them for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced nominations are open for the awards that..

Improving The Mental Health Of Ballarat Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing residential aged care workers in Ballarat through a new program designed to support their mental health. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today announced $1.27 million for a new Wellbeing Track and Change program, a partnership between Prevention United..

New Bus Fleet Order Creates 20 Ballarat Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is creating up to 20 new jobs in Ballarat, as it delivers a more reliable and comfortable fleet of buses to run across Melbourne’s public transport network. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited Ballarat automotive manufacturer OzPress Industries, which..

More Support For Thousands Of Sexual Assault Survivors

An extra 2,800 survivors of sexual assault across Victoria will receive crisis support and counselling as a result of a five-million dollar funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the new funding during a visit to..

Support helps Ballarat students thrive

More than $4 million has been allocated to Ballarat students from the Victorian Government’s Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund – making sure disadvantaged students don’t miss out on vital activities with their peers. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said $4.4 million in payments have been..

Grants open for Ballarat’s football and netball clubs

The Andrews Government is giving football and netball clubs in Ballarat another chance to secure funding to upgrade grounds, courts and pavilions to welcome more members than ever before. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today encouraged local clubs to consider applying for the next..

Building the facilities our veterans deserve

Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is inviting local organisations that support veterans to apply now for grants of up to $200,000 to spruce up their buildings and facilities. The Veterans Capital Works Grant Program helps eligible organisations fund facility improvements so they can provide..

More Funding To Support Ballarat Local Business

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local small businesses to grow, providing $30,000 in funding to Commerce Ballarat’s B31 Ballarat Business Festival. The funding is double the amount provided in 2018 and will support the running of the month-long festival, which will take place in..

Backing all-abilities sports in Ballarat

The Andrews Government is supporting people of all abilities to participate in local sports, with a major upgrade of the Minerdome to provide a venue fit for everyone. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced the Minerdome will be upgraded to support athletes of all..

Rebates helping Ballarat residents reduce water bills

Two innovative community rebate programs funded by the Andrews Government are helping Victorians doing it tough to reduce their water bills. Since July 2015, Victorian urban water corporations have delivered the government funded Community Rebate Program to assist their vulnerable and customers and those experiencing..

SAFER TRAVEL THROUGH MT ROWAN INTERCHANGE

It is now safer and easier to travel through the interchange of the Midland Highway and Western Freeway at Mount Rowan, with construction of a new roundabout now complete. The new $2.5 million roundabout has drastically reduced the risk of crashes at the interchange, which..

Free TAFE courses still open as enrolments skyrocket

More than 13,500 Victorians are on their way to getting the skills they need for the most in-demand jobs, as the Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative sends enrolment numbers skyrocketing. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said that February saw a 60 per cent increase..

Applications open for graffiti prevention grants

The Andrews Government is helping local communities to protect their neighbourhoods from illegal graffiti, with applications now open for the Graffiti Prevention Grants program. Community groups across the Ballarat region can team up with their local council to apply for a grant of up to..

Helping Ballarat seniors to keep healthy and connected

The Andrews Government is helping improve the health and wellbeing of senior Victorians in Ballarat who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is encouraging local community groups to apply for funding as part of the Labor Government’s..

Nominations now open for Victorian Disability Awards

Inspirational Ballarat locals promoting the rights and participation of people with a disability could be recognised for their service through the state-wide Victorian Disability Awards. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today encouraged Ballarat locals to apply for the awards, which celebrate hardworking individuals and..

Ballarat Turf Club welcomes Autumn Raceday Series

The Ballarat Turf Club will stage a series of events involving people from across the region thanks to support from the Andrews Government. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced the Government will provide $14,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program..

Ballarat schools encouraged to enter sustainability awards

Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is encouraging schools across Ballarat to enter the 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. ResourceSmart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to promote sustainability across school facilities, school curriculums and the wider community. Since..