The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a new fleet of more accessible, reliable and energy efficient trains built locally to create a better public transport network and support jobs in Victoria’s world-class manufacturing sector. The Victorian Budget 2021/2022 will invest $986 million to build 25..
A team of Ballarat artists is preparing to take to the stage for the world premiere of their play Coconut Womanas part of Melbourne’s Yirramboi festival, backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Writer, director and producer Maryanne Sam, actors Deb Lowah Clarke and Tobi Sam..
The Ballarat GovHub building officially opened its doors to Victorian customers today, as VicRoads became the first tenant to move into the Andrews Labor Government’s new purpose-built building. About 220 VicRoads staff members are now working from the new VicRoads Customer Hub located in the..
Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians now have a safer journey through the heart of Ballarat thanks to an Andrews Labor Government investment to improve safety and accessibility in the city’s CBD. Works are now complete on upgrades at six high-risk intersections along Sturt Street as part..
The Lydiard Street rail crossing in Ballarat will be upgraded and reopened following detailed development design that will ensure the safety and reliability of the crossing. The Victorian Budget 2021/2022 will invest $10.5 million to reopen the Lydiard Street level crossing safely, with a half-boom barrier..
Trains have returned to the Ballarat line following an 11-day maintenance blitz featuring infrastructure renewals as part of works to support Victoria’s economic recovery. The crucial upgrades to the bridge over Ironbark Road, Ingliston and Melton Station were completed during the works as part of..
Teachers from Ballarat will benefit from a brand-new multi-site academy of teaching and leadership excellence, as Victoria leads the way in raising the bar on teacher quality. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle welcomed the announcement that the Andrews Labor..
Victorian stroke survivors in Ballarat will receive world-leading support to help them regain function and return to work, with the Andrews Labor Government establishing new support centres across the state. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced two new stroke support centres will be established..
Ballarat-based community services are reaping the benefits of installing solar systems on their buildings as part of the Victoria Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package. The new solar systems were funded under Victoria Government’s $10.3 million Solar on Public Buildings Program announced in May 2020..
Dozens of schools across Victoria will receive a funding boost to help get kids moving as they return to school for term two, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today congratulated Principal Seona Murnane and students from Mt Rowan Secondary..
The Andrews Labor Government has announced the 16-person committee that will drive a new approach to gender equality in the local government sector. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane and Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams established the Gender Equality Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Labor Government..
The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its jobs promise to Ballarat, with workers in hundreds of new and relocated positions at the completed GovHub to boost the local economy and help revitalise the city’s CBD. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas was today joined..
The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind Victoria’s brewers, winemakers and distillers with a new program aimed at getting more locally produced drinks into bars and restaurants. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today announced $1.5 million of funding for the Drink Victorian..
Ballarat’s keen walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders have access to a new nature trail in Woowookarung Regional Park, made possible through key funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and representatives of..
The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring food aid is accessible for all Victorians in need during the coronavirus pandemic with the establishment of a specialist Food Relief Taskforce. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced that senior representatives of the food relief..
Ballarat students and pedestrians will be safer thanks to a range of road safety improvements getting underway in high-risk areas this month. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said vital safety improvements had started rolling out in Delacombe,..
Aboriginal Victorians in Ballarat will help guide the development of a new plan to boost training and job opportunities, thanks to an Aboriginal employment round table being held today. The meeting in Ballarat is one of nine happening across the state, which bring together each..
A new Expression of Interest process will be offered to provide another opportunity for non-government schools to take part in the Andrews Labor Government’s Respectful Relationships program. Respectful Relationships is a whole-school approach, supporting schools to embed respect and gender equality in all aspects of..