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Investing in Aboriginal community infrastructure in Ballarat

The Andrews Government is supporting Ballarat’s Aboriginal community by boosting and investing in local infrastructure. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced that Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation is among eight groups across the state that will share in more..

$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..

Community Road Safety grants now open

The Andrews Government is calling for community groups and Ballarat City Council to apply for grants to boost road safety awareness in the region. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said that applications for this year’s $1.5 million Community Road Safety Grants Program are now open…

Local Ballarat businesses saving big on payroll tax

Businesses across regional Victoria are saving millions thanks to the Andrews Government’s regional payroll tax cuts, with more savings on the horizon. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said more than 4,400 businesses in regional Victoria – including 422 businesses in Ballarat – are forecast..

Book Bags gifted to new preps

With the new school year underway, the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison dropped in to Caledonian Primary School today to present new preps with a special gift. Each year, the Andrews Government provides every prep student starting at Victorian government schools with a bag of..

Safety first as students start new school year

Drivers are urged to take extra care around Ballarat schools, as thousands of students return to the classroom this week. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, is urging parents and carers to be extra vigilant during drop-off and pick up times, obey parking restrictions and keep..

T20 WORLD CUP TROPHY TOUR ARRIVES IN BALLARAT

With just over 40 days to go until the Australian Women’s Cricket Team kick start their campaign at Junction Oval against New Zealand to secure the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, cricket fever is rising with the arrival of the T20 Trophy Tour in Victoria…

Grants available to turn up the volume on local music

Musicians in Ballarat looking to amp up their latest projects are being urged to get their applications in for the latest round of the Andrews Government’s Music Works program. Labor MP, Juliana Addison, said Ballarat’s vibrant music scene plays an important role in Victoria’s standing..

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..

More shade to protect Ballarat from skin cancer

More of the Ballarat community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited Victoria Bowling Club to announce four community organisations in..

Boosting early years facilities for Wendouree families

The Andrews Government is building new and upgrading early learning facilities across the state, as it gets on with delivering universal Three-Year-Old Kinder. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced Ballarat City Council will receive a $50,000 grant to upgrade facilities at Goodstart Early..

Sporting clubs in Ballarat set to benefit from VicHealth funding

There are more opportunities for people living in Ballarat to get active and healthy with six local sporting clubs sharing in over $737,000 in funding from VicHealth for sports clubs across the state. Through VicHealth’s funding, local sports clubs have created more opportunities for women..

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..

Health innovation and research on show

The Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, Frank McGuire and the Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, have been given a hands on tour of Ballarat’s medical research community during a visit to BIRCH (Ballarat Innovation & Research Collaboration for Health) Associate Professor Mark Yates joined the..

Keeping the legacy of our veterans alive

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support several key projects in Ballarat and Western Victoria. Minister for Veterans, Robin Scott, and Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced $43,500 towards five projects in Ballarat. They’re amongst..

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..

Floor curling boost in Ballarat

A new sport is taking off in Ballarat with some financial help from the Andrews Labor Government. The Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited Ballarat Badminton Stadium to announce a $5,000 grant for all abilities floor curling. Floor Curling is a modified version of..

World class baking facilities for Ballarat

Baking students are gaining hands-on experience in an industry-standard environment and world-class facilities following an investment by the Labor Government. Labor Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison visited Federation University’s SMB campus in Ballarat today to officially open the new Baking Training Centre. The Government invested..