Archives for November, 2019

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The Andrews Labor Government will accept each and every recommendation handed down by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, as part of its interim report. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited the Sebastopol Men’s Shed today and met..


Ballarat drivers can look forward to safer and smoother roads as maintenance crews undertake a widespread resurfacing program as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today visited Ballarat’s Victoria Street, which is the first of 12..

Health innovation and research on show

The Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, Frank McGuire and the Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, have been given a hands on tour of Ballarat’s medical research community during a visit to BIRCH (Ballarat Innovation & Research Collaboration for Health) Associate Professor Mark Yates joined the..

Roads Blitz Supporting Local Jobs In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz is supporting local jobs across regional Victoria and injecting millions back into the economy. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today visited Sprayline Road Services in Ballarat to meet with VicRoads’ in-house works team who have delivered over..

Keeping the legacy of our veterans alive

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support several key projects in Ballarat and Western Victoria. Minister for Veterans, Robin Scott, and Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced $43,500 towards five projects in Ballarat. They’re amongst..

Mobile Therapy Bus Helping Recovery From Family Violence

A mobile therapy bus based in Ballarat and Moorabool Shire is helping children and young people recover from family violence as part of a $21 million investment in therapeutic interventions for victim survivors. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said the Van Go..

Helping Ballarat families to enrol their children in kinder

The Andrews Government is making it easier for families in Ballarat to secure a place in kindergarten for their child, by supporting the City of Ballarat to provide a one-stop-shop for kindergarten enrolments. Council has been awarded a $24,000 grant to support their central enrolment..

Floor curling boost in Ballarat

A new sport is taking off in Ballarat with some financial help from the Andrews Labor Government. The Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited Ballarat Badminton Stadium to announce a $5,000 grant for all abilities floor curling. Floor Curling is a modified version of..

Leading Staff Recruited For Ballarat Orange Door

The Orange Door in Ballarat is another step closer to opening its doors, helping women, children and families in Central Highlands to escape family violence and get the help and support they need. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said senior staff have..

World class baking facilities for Ballarat

Baking students are gaining hands-on experience in an industry-standard environment and world-class facilities following an investment by the Labor Government. Labor Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison visited Federation University’s SMB campus in Ballarat today to officially open the new Baking Training Centre. The Government invested..

New Roundabout Boosting Safety At Mt Rowan

Works to construct a new roundabout at a high-risk Mt Rowan intersection are now complete, giving people driving through the area a safer journey thanks to the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the..

Bag ban begins today in Ballarat

The Victorian Government has delivered on its promise to ban lightweight plastic shopping bags to reduce plastic pollution and help protect the environment. The Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said from today, all lightweight plastic shopping bags are banned from local retailers including supermarkets, fashion..

New Facilities For Woodmans Hill Secondary Unveiled

Students across Ballarat’s north-eastern suburbs now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities, thanks to investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison at Woodmans Hill Secondary College today to inspect the..

Growing Our Regional Health Services

More regional Victorians will be able to get the world-class care they need closer to home with grants now open for the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF). Premier Daniel Andrews officially launched the latest round of the RHIF..