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First Steps Towards Victoria’s Free Baby Bundle

Free Baby Bundles for first-time parents being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government are a step closer – and Victorians are being urged to nominate their favourite children’s books. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today called on locals to have their say over which books..

Ensuring Every Worker Makes It Home Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to make workplace manslaughter a criminal offence, with work kicking off on the development of the tough new laws. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today met families whose loved ones died..

Boosting Kindergarten Services In Ballarat

Work is now underway to upgrade the Girrabanya Children’s Centre due to investment by the Andrews Labor Government. This expansion will see Ballarat families have access to more kindergarten and childcare places. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the centre to tour the construction..

New Ballarat Station car park now open

The first stage of the massive redevelopment of Ballarat’s Station Precinct has now been completed with the opening of the new Ballarat Station car park and access road. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle, representing the Minister for Regional Development..

Addison congratulates local winners in Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize

A group of Ballarat students have been chosen to trace the steps of those who served in the Vietnam War and reflect on the spirit of those who fought. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited Ballarat Grammar to congratulate three students who..

New CFA Station For Ballarat West Region

A new state-of-the-art CFA station has opened in Ballarat West to service the growing suburb of Lucas and neighbouring communities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today officially opened the station, located in the Ballarat West emergency..

$63,500 solar boost for Ballarat region

Three Ballarat organisations are set to make big savings on their electricity bills thanks to funding from the Andrews Government’s Renewable Communities Program. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited McCallum Disability Services in Alfredton to announce a $49,500 grant to install a 40-kilowatt..

Free TAFE Kicks Off At Federation University

The number of Ballarat region students enrolling in priority courses has more than doubled, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative. More than 500 students have already enrolled in Free TAFE courses at Federation University, a jump of 135 per cent compared to..

Don’t be sidelined – get active this April

The Andrews Government has opened registrations for the 11th annual Premier’s Active April campaign, and Labor MP Juliana Addison is challenging Ballarat residents to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Active April has gone from strength to strength since it was introduced in..

More Rehab Beds For Western Victorians

Western Victorians will now have better access to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services closer to home, thanks to a new service built and opened by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley opened the new $12.7 million cutting-edge Grampians alcohol and other..

Community Climate Change Adaption grants now open in Ballarat

A further $1 million is being invested by the Andrews Government to help regional communities prepare for the real impacts of climate change. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said the new Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program will fund local projects that..

GovHub Gets Off The Ground In Ballarat

Construction is kicking off on the new Ballarat GovHub project – a key milestone for the purpose-built facility for up to 1,000 Victorian Government employees, including 600 roles relocating from Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes welcomed the erection of timber safety hoarding around..

Delivering More Free Car Parks For Ballarat Locals

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the delivery of 1,000 free car parks in Ballarat, taking the pressure off local streets and making it easier to get in and out of the city. Work has begun to map potential locations for the car..