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Preserving A Ballarat Icon

Works to preserve, protect and open up one of Ballarat’s most historic buildings has begun, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Ballarat Mechanics Institute will receive $175,000 from round four of the Living Heritage Program for works to the basement of the iconic building,..

Supporting Ballarat Young People With Stable Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure young people at risk of homelessness in Ballarat have a roof over their heads. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne visited five new townhouses built by the Labor Government, and met the tenants who have begun moving into the..

Expanding Victoria’s Dedicated Family Violence Courts

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence through the creation of a dedicated Specialist Family Violence Court in Ballarat. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams visited Ballarat today to..

BUILDING OUR MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP

The Andrews Labor Government will accept each and every recommendation handed down by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, as part of its interim report. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited the Sebastopol Men’s Shed today and met..

RESURFACING WORKS SWEEPING ACROSS WESTERN VICTORIA

Ballarat drivers can look forward to safer and smoother roads as maintenance crews undertake a widespread resurfacing program as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today visited Ballarat’s Victoria Street, which is the first of 12..

Roads Blitz Supporting Local Jobs In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz is supporting local jobs across regional Victoria and injecting millions back into the economy. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today visited Sprayline Road Services in Ballarat to meet with VicRoads’ in-house works team who have delivered over..

Mobile Therapy Bus Helping Recovery From Family Violence

A mobile therapy bus based in Ballarat and Moorabool Shire is helping children and young people recover from family violence as part of a $21 million investment in therapeutic interventions for victim survivors. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said the Van Go..

Leading Staff Recruited For Ballarat Orange Door

The Orange Door in Ballarat is another step closer to opening its doors, helping women, children and families in Central Highlands to escape family violence and get the help and support they need. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said senior staff have..

New Roundabout Boosting Safety At Mt Rowan

Works to construct a new roundabout at a high-risk Mt Rowan intersection are now complete, giving people driving through the area a safer journey thanks to the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the..

New Facilities For Woodmans Hill Secondary Unveiled

Students across Ballarat’s north-eastern suburbs now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities, thanks to investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison at Woodmans Hill Secondary College today to inspect the..

Growing Our Regional Health Services

More regional Victorians will be able to get the world-class care they need closer to home with grants now open for the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF). Premier Daniel Andrews officially launched the latest round of the RHIF..

MAKE ROAD SAFETY THE WINNER THIS GRAND FINAL LONG WEEKEND

Victorians hitting the road over the AFL grand final long weekend are being urged to leave the thrills and spills to the footballers. Following a horror weekend on the roads with four people killed in country Victoria Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC..

Starting Work On Sturt Street Intersection Upgrades

 The first of a package of intersection upgrades along Sturt Street in Ballarat are set to begin soon, as consultation continues on the proposed bike path ahead of designs being finalised. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said two new sets..

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the start of the trout and other freshwater fishing season with the Ballarat Fishing Festival. The free and family-friendly event will have something for everyone and will run from 10am until 4pm on 7 September at Lake Wendouree, north..

Massive Maintenance Blitz To Upgrade Ballarat Schools

Every single Victorian government school will get a share of $515 million in the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Schools Tim Richardson and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison..

Bringing Ballarat’s Historic Theatre Back To Life

Works are underway to restore Ballarat’s nearly 150-year-old Her Majesty’s Theatre, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas today visited the theatre to announce $10 million for stage three of restoration works, which will bring the theatre up to modern standards,..

Night Works To Boost Ballarat Line Reliability

Essential maintenance works will be carried out overnight on the Ballarat line this week as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing investment to boost reliability. Ballarat line passengers who use late evening services are asked to plan ahead with weeknight works scheduled from Monday..