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More Victorians In Work To Protect State This Fire Season

Aboriginal Victorians are among those donning the greens in new jobs to prepare the state for this fire season as part of an Andrews Labor Government employment program. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford today visited the Sebastopol Depot to announce the creation of 50 new..

Nation’s First Wind Turbine Training Tower In Ballarat

Federation University will build the nation’s first wind turbine training tower to prepare Victorian students for jobs in the booming renewable energy sector.Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today turned the first sod at the Mount Helen campus, the gateway to wind farms across Western Victoria.

Grampians Renewable Energy Projects Complete

Ballarat-based community services are reaping the benefits of installing solar systems on their buildings as part of the Victoria Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package. The new solar systems were funded under Victoria Government’s $10.3 million Solar on Public Buildings Program announced in May 2020..

Mt Clear Benefits For All: Nature Trail Opens In Ballarat

Ballarat’s keen walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders have access to a new nature trail in Woowookarung Regional Park, made possible through key funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and representatives of..

$478,805 of Solar Panels for Government Schools

Eight Government schools in the Ballarat region are set to become greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing their electricity costs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced that eight schools in the..

Putting people first in Wendouree

When the Andrews Labor Government was elected, we promised to put people first. As our state begins its recovery from the global pandemic, people will continue to be our priority. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover –..

Bringing more clean energy to Ballarat

The Victorian Government is helping more Ballarat businesses use renewable energy technologies to reduce electricity costs, create local jobs and support clean power. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today announced..

SUPPORTING BUSHFIRE AFFECTED ANIMALS AT BALLARAT CUP

Ballarat harness racing enthusiasts are set for a racing bonanza on Saturday 18 January, with 100 per cent of gate takings going towards Wildlife Victoria to support bushfire affected animals. It will be spectacle for the whole family, with the pace picking up at 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..

Solar Homes delivers clean energy and savings to Ballarat

The Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program is continuing to drive Victoria’s transition to more affordable household energy, with 46,000 installations of solar PV, solar hot water and solar batteries completed across Victoria since the program’s launch. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited the home..

New grants for animal welfare organisations

The Andrews Government is encouraging animal shelters, foster carers, not-for-profit organisations and community vet clinics to apply for grants that will improve the welfare of animals across Victoria. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today welcomed the opening of applications for round eight of the..

New Ballarat Solar Project To Drive Down Energy Costs

A local disability service provider in Ballarat is set to save thousands on their power bills thanks to a new solar system. The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with Ballarat Community Power Hub to deliver a cost-saving solar system to power the McCallum Disability Services, Disability..

Ballarat schools encouraged to enter sustainability awards

Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is encouraging schools across Ballarat to enter the 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. ResourceSmart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to promote sustainability across school facilities, school curriculums and the wider community. Since..

$63,500 solar boost for Ballarat region

Three Ballarat organisations are set to make big savings on their electricity bills thanks to funding from the Andrews Government’s Renewable Communities Program. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited McCallum Disability Services in Alfredton to announce a $49,500 grant to install a 40-kilowatt..

Community Climate Change Adaption grants now open in Ballarat

A further $1 million is being invested by the Andrews Government to help regional communities prepare for the real impacts of climate change. The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said the new Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program will fund local projects that..