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New Victoria Legal Aid Office For Central Victoria

Victorians in the Central Highlands will now have improved access to justice after the Andrews Labor Government unveiled a new Victoria Legal Aid office to service the region. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy officially opened the new open-plan office at a virtual ceremony, which is located in..

New Midland Highway Technology To Warn Of Black Ice

A newly installed black ice detection and warning system will help to keep drivers safe on the Midland Highway near Ballarat in time for winter thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new system is part of a major safety upgrade on the Midland Highway..

Helping Keep Jobs In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has worked with unions, Alstom and Bombardier to secure a jobs transfer between two major manufacturers, retaining highly skilled train builders in Ballarat. The majority of Alstom’s permanent manufacturing staff will be redeployed to work on the VLocity train maintenance program..

BALLARAT SCHOOLS TO BENEFIT FROM EDUCATION BUILDING BLITZ

Four schools in Ballarat will benefit from of a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs and kickstart Victoria’s economy. Ballarat High School will receive $7.2 million to upgrade major upgrade to the ground floor of the J. J. Sheehan Wing and the..

BUILDING WORKS: MORE JOBS FOR WESTERN VICTORIANS

The Victorian Government will get shovels in the ground and thousands of people back to work, building the projects that matter to Victoria – and creating the jobs that matter to Victorians. As we face the biggest economic challenge in generations, and as industry and..

Major Works On The Ballarat Line

A crew of more than 90 workers will carry out major upgrades to infrastructure along the Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines from Wednesday thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The $3.9 million package of maintenance and improvement works will run from Wednesday 22 April until..

More Grants To Boost Road Safety

Football clubs across Victoria that want to work with their local communities to educate the importance of road safety will be able to apply for their share of the $1.3 million Toward Zero Club grants program. Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford..

SAFER HOSPITAL ACCESS FOR BALLARAT

The Andrews Labor Government is making it safer and easier for pedestrians to move around Ballarat’s busy medical precinct with a range of upgrades getting underway. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced a package of..

PLANS RELEASED FOR STURT STREET SHARED PATH

Plans for the shared path that will make it safer and easier for people walking and cycling along Ballarat’s Sturt Street have been released as works progress on major safety upgrades at the Raglan and Ascot Street intersections. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the..

BALLARAT BUSINESSES SAVING BIG ON PAYROLL TAX

Businesses in Ballarat are saving millions thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s regional payroll tax cuts, with more savings on the horizon. New data out today shows 422 Ballarat businesses are forecast to share in $14.8 million in savings just this financial year, after the..

Plans Released To Keep Ballarat Moving

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Ballarat moving with plans released to bust congestion and increase safety at some of Ballarat’s most notorious traffic chokepoints. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree..

Lucas Primary School Opens Doors

Students in Ballarat have a brand-new school to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today..

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..