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Bringing More Events And Jobs To Regional Victoria

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos today visited Ballarat to announce the new Food, Fire and Light Festival which will light up Sovereign Hill this October and announce the latest round of the Labor Government’s $38 million Regional Events Fund.

Helping Families in Wendouree

The Allan Labor Government’s first Budget is dedicated to helping families in Wendouree. Whether it’s helping with the cost of living, making sure our kids can be their best, record funding for our healthcare system or continuing to invest in more of the services families rely on – the Victorian Budget 2024/25 invests in our community.

Preventing Violence Against Women In Ballarat

All women have a right to feel safe in their community but for too many this isn’t the case – that’s why the Allan Labor Government will provide immediate support to the City of Ballarat to implement initiatives to prevent violence against women.

New Kinder Delivers For Kids In Ballarat’s West

Children and families in Ballarat’s fast-growing western suburbs now have access to a great new kindergarten and community hub, thanks to the Allan Labor Government. Minister for Children Lizzie Blandthorn joined Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison yesterday to officially open the Alfredton Community Hub (interim name) with the help of some of Ballarat’s littlest learners.

New Community Hub In The Heart Of Ballarat

A new community hub in the heart of Ballarat will assist not-for-profit service providers support locals in need, backed by the Allan Labor Government. Acting Minister for Regional Development Steve Dimopoulos today announced the start of works at the old Chatham House building in Lydiard Street South, supported by a $1 million investment from the Labor Government.

Lake Wendouree Lights Up

Ballarat’s iconic Lake Wendouree will now light up at night with the support of the Allan Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today represented Minister for Regional Development Gayle Tierney to turn the lights on for the first time.

QHub Safe Spaces Celebrate Wear It Purple Day

Victoria’s young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer communities will have more safe spaces and crucial mental health supports with QHub in Geelong and Ballarat with outreach to Surf Coast.

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Reeling In New Anglers

Newcomers to freshwater fishing will catch tips and tricks from experts next month at the Ballarat Fishing Festival on Saturday 2 September. Minister for Outdoor Recreation Sonya Kilkenny today announced the free festival will mark the opening of the trout fishing season and celebrate all that fishing in the Central Highlands has to offer.

Doing What Matters for Ballarat and Surrounds

The Andrews Labor Government is doing what matters for regional Victorians - delivering cost of living relief, upgrading schools and hospitals and creating thousands of jobs across the state. Since we came to government, we have invested an average of $4.6 billion in each and every Budget in regional Victoria – and this year goes above and beyond to deliver for Victorians in every corner of our state.

Supporting Aboriginal Storytelling in Ballarat

A new gallery dedicated to First Nations art and storytelling is officially open to locals and visitors in Ballarat, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison represented Minister for Regional Development Harriet Shing to formally open the Perridak Arts Gallery on Mair Street.

Sebastopol’s New Accessible Park Ready for Play

The Sebastopol community and visitors will now come together to play, socialise and be active in a new accessible park, made possible by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today represented Minister for Regional Development Harriet Shing to officially open Sebastopol’s transformed MR Power Park.

Transforming Ballarat’s Historic Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat will be safer and more accessible for all theatre goers thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison visited the theatre to mark the start of Stage 3 restoration work on the nearly 150-year-old landmark, supported by a $10 million Labor Government investment through the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

A Stronger Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will support Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre with an $80,000 grant, ensuring our hardworking volunteers can continue to provide the services that our community needs.

Victoria’s Pride Celebrated in Ballarat

Ballarat is set to enjoy a a four-day whole-of-community Pride festival of LGBTIQA+ events this Summer as part of Victoria’s Pride – a statewide celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTQIA+) communities.M ember for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today announced that Ballarat’s Frolic Festival will receive a $10,000 grant to support the running of the 2023 Frolic Festival program.