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More Kindergarten Places for Alfredton Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping families get their kids into early childhood learning by creating more three-and four-year-old kindergarten places across Victoria. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced a $2.25 million Building Blocks capacity building stream grant for the City of Ballarat to create three kinder rooms at a brand new Alfredton (Ballymanus) Community Hub.

Gender Equality Advisory Committee Named

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the 16-person committee that will drive a new approach to gender equality in the local government sector. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane and Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams established the Gender Equality Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Labor Government..

Supporting Victorian Councils To Promote Growth

The Andrews Labor Government is stimulating investment in towns and cities across the state by helping local councils unblock or fast-track planning projects and speed up the delivery of residential land. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced $2.7 million in grants have been provided..

Support for Next Generation of Women on Councils

Women elected to their first term on council will have the chance to develop skills and learn from experienced and capable mentors over the next three years, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane this week welcomed participants to the..

Advancing gender equality in local government

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new effort to drive gender equality across Victoria’s 79 councils. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today announced the formation of the Gender Equality Advisory Committee, which will be co-chaired by Labor MPs Juliana Addison and Kat Theophanous…

Expanded Living Libraries Program Launched

The Andrews Labor Government is modernising and upgrading libraries across the state, with councils now able to apply for dedicated new funding. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today announced applications for this year’s round of the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program were open. The $10..

Trial lights up at Lake Wendouree over summer

Ballarat residents now have the chance to see firsthand the improvements the new Lake Wendouree lighting system will have on their lives, thanks to an investment from the Victorian Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today viewed two trial lights installed at the Steve Moneghetti..

$94,000 to keep Western Victoria safe

The Andrews Government has awarded $94,677 to a number of councils and organisations across Western Victoria to address local crime and safety issues under the Community Safety Fund. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison joined Ballarat Councillor Belinda Coates at Delacombe’s Doug Dean Stadium today to..

Funding to expand Ballarat Library

Ballarat’s main library will be renewed and expanded thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Government. The Government is investing $500,000 towards the Ballarat City Council’s Library Refurbishment Project through the 2019-20 Living Libraries Infrastructure program. Funding will see the Ballarat Library on Doveton..

Helping Ballarat families to enrol their children in kinder

The Andrews Government is making it easier for families in Ballarat to secure a place in kindergarten for their child, by supporting the City of Ballarat to provide a one-stop-shop for kindergarten enrolments. Council has been awarded a $24,000 grant to support their central enrolment..

Funding Boost For Councils In The Central Highlands

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in the Central Highlands save millions of dollars and deliver better outcomes for their communities. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the successful recipients of the $20 million Rural Councils Transformation Program (RCTP). Ballarat, Ararat, Central..

Applications open for graffiti prevention grants

The Andrews Government is helping local communities to protect their neighbourhoods from illegal graffiti, with applications now open for the Graffiti Prevention Grants program. Community groups across the Ballarat region can team up with their local council to apply for a grant of up to..