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Brand-New Trains To Improve Travel And Back Victorian Jobs

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..

Ballarat Team Prepares To Take The Stage

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..

Govhub Opens Its Doors To Ballarat

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..

Delivering A Safer Sturt Street For Ballarat

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..

Getting Lydiard Street Back Open Again

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..

Building Works Continues With Train Maintenance Blitz

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..

Australian-First Academy For Our Best Teachers

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..

More Support For Stroke Survivors In Ballarat

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..

Grampians Renewable Energy Projects Complete

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..

2021 Active Schools Grants To Help Get Kids Moving

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..

Gender Equality Advisory Committee Named

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..

Landmark GovHub Opens Doors for New Jobs in Ballarat

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..

Drink Victorian: New Backing For Local Brewers, Bars

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..

Mt Clear Benefits For All: Nature Trail Opens In Ballarat

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..

Food Relief Taskforce To Serve Victorians In Need

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..

Safer Students and Pedestrians Across Ballarat

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,..

Ballarat Round Table Advancing Aboriginal Jobs Strategy

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..

Non-Gov Schools Urged To Take Up Respectful Relationships

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..