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Six Months Of Orange Door In Central Highlands

The Central Highlights Orange Door network has helped more than 6000 people including more than 2000 children and young people since opening six months ago. The Orange Door in Central Highlands was one of two Orange Door Networks to open in October last year during..

New Traffic Lights Get Underway to Keep Ballarat Moving

Works to keep Ballarat moving is now underway with major construction to install traffic lights at the intersection of Gillies and Gregory streets in Lake Gardens. Aimed at reducing congestion and improving safety for tens of thousands of drivers each day, Member for Wendouree Juliana..

Welcoming The Bulldogs Back To Mars Stadium

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the return of AFL to Mars Stadium, one of the state’s premier regional stadiums, for the first time today since 2019. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Mary-Anne Thomas acknowledged a sold-out crowd of 7000 for the..

Supporting Victorian Councils To Promote Growth

The Andrews Labor Government is stimulating investment in towns and cities across the state by helping local councils unblock or fast-track planning projects and speed up the delivery of residential land. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced $2.7 million in grants have been provided..

Supporting Aboriginal Students in Ballarat

Some of Victoria’s highest achieving Aboriginal students are being supported to complete Year 11 and 12, thanks to the Marrung Education Scholarships program. Juliana Addison MP today congratulated Marrung Education Scholarship recipient Latoya Gadd from Ballarat High School, who was among the 20 recipients of..

Supporting Aboriginal Children And Young People

The Andrews Labor Government is investing nearly $12 million in culturally specific services and programs to help change the lives of Aboriginal young people and children. The funding boost will provide essential services and support for Aboriginal children and young people in contact with the..

Honouring Fallen Workers And Preventing Workplace Deaths

The Andrews Labor Government will support the Ballarat community to pay tribute to Victorians who have lost their lives at work – while continuing to improve workplace safety and keep more families together. Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Workplace Safety Ingrid Stitt joined..

Criminal Jury Trials On Track To Resume In Regions

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting regional courtroom capacity, enabling criminal jury trials to resume – keeping the justice system moving while improving the safety of communities. The Victorian Budget 2020-21 provided nearly $6 million to modify courtrooms across seven sites to better accommodate COVIDSafe..

Thank You to Ballarat Aged Care Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to ensure the Ballaract community has access to high quality care in a suitable and safe environment in public sector aged care facilities. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison this week..

Support for Next Generation of Women on Councils

Women elected to their first term on council will have the chance to develop skills and learn from experienced and capable mentors over the next three years, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane this week welcomed participants to the..

Aboriginal Organisations To Lead Child Protection Support

Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) will lead the response to child protection reports from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, as part of an Australian-first pilot led by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan announced at today’s Aboriginal Children’s..

$478,805 of Solar Panels for Government Schools

Eight Government schools in the Ballarat region are set to become greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing their electricity costs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced that eight schools in the..

Vaccine Rollout Continues To Ramp Up Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is working with the Commonwealth to ramp up its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination program across regional Victoria with the launch of hospital vaccination hubs in Bendigo and Ballarat. Minister for Health Martin Foley today visited Bendigo Health to thank local frontline health..

Free Public Transport For Senior And Carer Card Holders

Senior Victorians and Carer Card holders will be able to enjoy free public transport from 21 to 28 March 2021. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll today visited Southern Cross Station to announce the eight days..

Helping Parents Choose The Best Kinder

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for parents and carers to find quality kindergarten programs. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today visited Federation Children’s Centre in Ballarat to launch the Kinder Tick initiative. The new initiative being rolled out across Victoria makes..

More housing and job support for women leaving prison

Women leaving prison will now have more support for housing security, financial independence and improved employment prospects. The Andrews Labor Government has expanded the services provided by registered housing provider Women’s Housing Limited at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre to include a $2.8 million program..

Big Boost For Victorian Health Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations with $320 million in funding to upgrade vital health infrastructure. Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced submissions for the new $200 million Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund (MHIF)..

Creating more jobs to benefit local communities

The Andrews Labor Government is creating new jobs in 13 key community organisations which will help people most affected by the pandemic, including women, young people, people with disability and Aboriginal Victorians. As part of the Government’s $500 million Working for Victoria fund, a further..