Wendouree Electorate Funding – Member Statement
Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (09:59): The Andrews Labor government is backing Ballarat as a great place to play, live, learn and work, with many wins for Wendouree. Our government is investing in our city and our community.It was fantastic to start the week with the Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Regional Development at Harwood Grains and Stockfeeds to announce funding for their business growth from the Regional Jobs Fund.
On Tuesday I visited Federation University with the Minister for Workplace Safety to encourage more casual workers from eligible industries to sign up for the Victorian sick pay guarantee, and then we officially opened the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative’s Yirram Burron kinder in Sebastopol.
On Wednesday the Minister for Health and Minister for Equality was in Ballarat to promote the $3.2 million in funding to support LGBTIQ+ safe space services in western Victoria as well as unveil the impressive facade and internal spaces of the new $80 million Ballarat Base Hospital building on Drummond Street.
On Thursday I joined with the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers at the Ballarat Foundation to discuss volunteering, and then we met with Uniting at BreezeWay to see the great work they are doing providing meals for people who are homeless.
And on Friday I announced a grant of $186 000 alongside the City of Ballarat to develop a new sensory-friendly play zone at Ballarat’s Victoria Park before getting a sneak peak of our $3.5 million upgrade of the Alfredton Recreation Reserve.