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Creating jobs to support regional galleries

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs in regional Victoria and working to protect gallery and museum collections as part of the Working for Victoria initiative. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today visited the Art Gallery of Ballarat to announce 20 jobseekers will be employed..

Nation First Initiative For Aboriginal Child Protection

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to help vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children remain connected with their community and country, as more Aboriginal children in care transition to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan today attended the online..

New Quest to boost Ballarat tourism

Visitors to Ballarat will enjoy a new place to say with today’s opening of the new Quest Hotel at the Ballarat Station Precinct, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison was today joined by representatives from the City of..

Technology Park And IBM Celebrate 25 Years In Ballarat

Back when the dot-com boom began and Javascript was launched, Ballarat was kicking off its own digital tech revolution with the opening of the IBM Ballarat Regional Delivery Centre and the Ballarat Technology Park. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford..

More investment in a bigger, better Ballarat Base Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting investment in the redevelopment of Ballarat Base Hospital, ensuring the region’s families and dedicated hospital staff get the world-class facilities they deserve and need to treat thousands more patients a year. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 includes $178.2 million for..

Supporting small-scale school building projects in Ballarat

Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $70 million Minor Capital Works Fund. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced that Dana St Primary School has been allocated $500,000 as part of the..

More Trains Than Ever For The Ballarat Line

Ballarat line passengers will have more travel options than ever before, with 125 new services added to the timetable every week as the Victorian Government’s Ballarat Line Upgrade delivers major improvements to the rail corridor. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced as part..

Putting people first in Wendouree

When the Andrews Labor Government was elected, we promised to put people first. As our state begins its recovery from the global pandemic, people will continue to be our priority. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover –..

Upgrading Ballarat Specialist School brick by brick

This year, Ballarat families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve. The Andrews Labor Government has built and upgraded..

Building a National Centre for Photography in Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a National Centre for Photography in Ballarat in a major Budget boost that will attract visitors, support jobs and strengthen the city’s standing as a leading cultural hub. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest $6.7 million to create the..

Big Housing Build for Ballarat region

The Victorian Government is making sure more Victorians have the security and stability of a home, with our state’s – and Australia’s – biggest ever investment in public and community housing. The program will deliver secure, modern, and affordable homes throughout Victoria – with 25..

$1.156 million school readiness funding for Ballarat region in 2021

Australian research shows that one in five Victorian children start school developmentally vulnerable and once behind, they tend to stay behind. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited Phoenix Kindergarten Sebastapol to announce that early childhood services in the..

Delivering support for Ballarat’s veterans

The Victorian Government is continuing to support veterans and their families with the announcement of more than $1.1 million in funding for veterans’ organisations throughout the state. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane this week announced the recipients of three separate veterans’ grants programs; Victoria Remembers..

Plan Ahead For Service Changes As Ballarat Line Upgrade Final Works Get Underway

Passengers on Victoria’s second busiest regional rail line are asked to plan ahead in December and January while work on the Ballarat Line Upgrade’s final phase of works and safety testing is underway. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael..

New Sturt Street signals switched on

Two new sets of traffic lights along Ballarat’s Sturt Street are being switched on as part of the Victorian Government’s multi-million-dollar investment in improving safety and accessibility in the city’s CBD. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said new traffic lights at the Ascot Street and..

A brand new modular building for Urquhart Park Primary School

Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison was today welcomed by Principal Janet Hillgrove and student leaders at Urquhart Primary School in Newington, to open the school’s new $1.503 million permanent modular building. This project involved the replacement of an older building containing asbestos with a new..

Victorians urged to prepare for fire season

Victorians are being urged to prepare for the upcoming summer fire season, with Fire Action Week starting today. Fire and rescue agencies have started their preparations under a COVIDSafe plan this year to ensure burns and fuel reduction activity can be conducted safely, and all..

St Patrick’s College upgrade funded to boost economy

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced St Patrick’s College in Ballarat..