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Supporting Much-Loved and Lost Pets in Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a record investment in the welfare of pets in Ballarat with $11.5 million from the Victorian Budget 2022/23 for a new purpose-built animal shelter.

Delivering Critical Health Care For Ballarat Patients

Ballarat and Grampians patients will have better treatment closer to home for cancer therapy, surgery and mental health as part of the major expansion of health care announced in the Victorian Budget 2022/23.

Supporting Women To Lead Their Local Communities

Women aspiring to become a local councillor are being encouraged to apply for a new program as the Andrews Labor Government continues the push for gender equity in the local government sector.

Jobs Boost For Ballarat As Train Works Get Underway

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a major boost for local jobs in Ballarat with recruitment underway for skilled manufacturing, procurement, testing, and factory fit-out roles as part of the X’Trapolis 2.0 train build.

Road Blitz Putting Apprentices On Track For The Future

Encouraging young Victorians to pursue a career in the civil construction industry, the Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz is making a significant investment into supporting apprentices across the state.

Ballarat Regional Hub Prepares for Victoria 2026

With Ballarat officially announced as one of four regional hubs for Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games, the Andrews Labor Government is getting on with plans to deliver this global sporting event. 

New Entry to Transform Ballarat Base Hospital

In addition to building state-of-the-art theatres, a women and children’s hub and a new emergency department, the Andrews Labor Government will boost accessibility and safety at the Ballarat Base Hospital by creating two new entrances separating emergency vehicles and the public.

Ballarat to Host the 2026 Commonwealth Games

Ballarat is set to shine on the world sporting stage in 2026, with the city being confirmed as one of the four regional hubs to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

New Platform to Support Major Safety Upgrade

A busy Sebastopol intersection will become the first of its kind in Ballarat to feature a new safety-boosting design as part of an Andrews Labor Government investment.

Ballarat Tramway Upgrades On Track

The historic Ballarat Tramway Museum is on track to be bigger and better with upgrades underway to bring more visitors to the region thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.

New Nurse Training Ward in Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government’s new nursing training ward has officially opened at Australian Catholic University in Ballarat, ensuring local graduates have the skills they need to hit the ground running in healthcare jobs in regional Victoria and across the state.

World-Class Facilities Now Open at Mount Rowan SC

The Andrews Labor Government’s multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Mount Rowan Secondary College is now officially open, giving local students access to more world-class learning facilities at their local school.

More Projects to Boost Regional Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a suite of new projects across regional and rural Victoria to deliver the infrastructure that locals and visitors need.

Helping More Regional Victorians Overcome Drug Use

More regional Victorians recovering from drug and alcohol dependency now have specialised court services and support closer to home with the opening of a dedicated new Drug Court in Ballarat.