Archives for June, 2020

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Funding for BIRCH

The Ballarat community has received $150,000 for BIRCH, the Ballarat Innovation and Research Collaboration for Health as part of the Victorian Government’s ongoing commitment to support regional communities through the impacts of coronavirus. Member for Wendouree, Ms Juliana Addison, today announced the additional funding for..

Name change for Ballarat school

A Ballarat school is changing its name as it moves forward toward a new era of providing a first-class education for local students. Minister for Education James Merlino this week approved a request for Urquhart Park Primary School to change its name to Newington Primary School, to better reflect the school’s location and help build..

New Victoria Legal Aid Office For Central Victoria

Victorians in the Central Highlands will now have improved access to justice after the Andrews Labor Government unveiled a new Victoria Legal Aid office to service the region. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy officially opened the new open-plan office at a virtual ceremony, which is located in..


The Ballarat African Association has received $50,000 under the Victorian Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced funding for the project which will deliver a series of 10 workshops that the African community has..

New Midland Highway Technology To Warn Of Black Ice

A newly installed black ice detection and warning system will help to keep drivers safe on the Midland Highway near Ballarat in time for winter thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new system is part of a major safety upgrade on the Midland Highway..


Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced 15 grants of $1,000 have so far been approved in the electorates of Buninyong and Wendouree from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. Local sports clubs are an integral part..

Helping Keep Jobs In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has worked with unions, Alstom and Bombardier to secure a jobs transfer between two major manufacturers, retaining highly skilled train builders in Ballarat. The majority of Alstom’s permanent manufacturing staff will be redeployed to work on the VLocity train maintenance program..