Archives for September, 2020

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Securing Ballarat’s manufacturing future

Alstom workers have started their first shifts on the VLocity train maintenance program under a job-saving deal supported by the Victorian Government to retain highly skilled transport manufacturing jobs in Ballarat. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll today welcomed workers from Alstom’s permanent manufacturing staff,..

Agribusinesses Supported To Adapt To Pandemic Conditions

More than 100 food businesses, farmers and suppliers across Victoria are keeping workers safe and supply chains going thanks to support from the Victorian Government, helping workplaces adapt to physical distancing and hygiene measures. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Springhill..

Ballarat’s Bigger Hearts Dementia Alliance digital inclusion project

Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree today announced a $20,000 grant for the Digital Inclusion Social Connection (DI-SC) Project, helping people living with dementia and their carers address social isolation through digital technology. With the closure of many formal and informal meeting..

Survival grants for Ballarat‘s live music industry

Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison announced survival grants for five local live music venues and new initiatives to protect music jobs on stage and behind the scenes. These grants and initiatives will help local music venues, businesses, musicians and other..

Boosting women’s facilities at Mars Stadium

Ballarat may soon be home to elite AFLW games, with work to begin shortly to redevelop competition-level female friendly change facilities at Mars Stadium. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle joined City of Ballarat Councillor Samantha McIntosh today to announce..

Ballarat hospitality is open for business

Ballarat and other regional communities across the state took the third step along the roadmap to COVID Normal today. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle joined with CEO of Committee for Ballarat, Michael Poulton to enjoy the offerings at Ballarat..

Preventing Youth Crime Through Sport

The Victorian Government is using the power of community sport to connect with disengaged young people across the state with an early intervention program led by Football Victoria. Parliamentary Secretary for Crime Prevention Frank McGuire today announced $150,000 in funding for the Empowering Lives through..

Safety boost for White Flat Recreation Reserve

Safety and landscape upgrades have revitalised Ballarat’s popular White Flat Recreation Reserve thanks to a grant of almost $188,000 from the Victorian Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund. Five new CCTV cameras have been installed to improve surveillance across sporting facilities, clubrooms and public restrooms. The..

Agile Manufacturers Create New Ventilator Industry

Victoria’s world-leading manufacturers have created a ventilator production industry from scratch with Ballarat’s Gekko Systems to start making the country’s first Australian-designed machines within weeks. Gekko has made its name as a manufacturer of mining equipment since its establishment by Sandy Gray and Elizabeth Lewis-Gray..

Building a safer future based on Ballarat’s past

Upgrades to Ballarat’s Sturt Street are revisiting the city’s past to build a safer future on one of its busiest roads. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said as part of upgrades currently under way at the intersection of Sturt and Talbot streets, construction crews have..