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Funding for BIRCH

The Ballarat community has received $150,000 for BIRCH, the Ballarat Innovation and Research Collaboration for Health as part of the Victorian Government’s ongoing commitment to support regional communities through the impacts of coronavirus. Member for Wendouree, Ms Juliana Addison, today announced the additional funding for..

Name change for Ballarat school

A Ballarat school is changing its name as it moves forward toward a new era of providing a first-class education for local students. Minister for Education James Merlino this week approved a request for Urquhart Park Primary School to change its name to Newington Primary School, to better reflect the school’s location and help build..

FUNDING FOR BALLARAT AFRICAN ASSOCIATION

The Ballarat African Association has received $50,000 under the Victorian Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced funding for the project which will deliver a series of 10 workshops that the African community has..

HELPING BALLARAT’S SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced 15 grants of $1,000 have so far been approved in the electorates of Buninyong and Wendouree from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. Local sports clubs are an integral part..

FREE TAFE AT FEDERATION TAFE SUPPORTS VICTORIA’S RECOVERY

The Victorian Government is leading a rapid, coordinated response to ensure TAFE continues to provide the skills Victoria needs to respond to coronavirus and prepare for recovery. Data released today shows the Free TAFE program has helped Federation TAFE students start the training they need..

DELIVERING NEW HOMES FOR VICTORIANS WHO NEED SUPPORT

More Victorians escaping family violence, homelessness and life on the streets will have a stable home thanks to the Victorian Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced the latest tranche of Social Housing Growth Fund funding announced by the Victorian Government will deliver more..

BUILDING WORKS: JOBS AND BETTER SCHOOLS IN BALLARAT

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..

GRAND DESIGNS TAKING SHAPE AT BALLARAT SPORTS EVENTS CENTRE

The multi-million-dollar expansion of Ballarat Sports Events Centre (B.SEC) is a step closer, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said final funding arrangements for the projects were now complete, and final design guidelines were being drawn up. It’s hoped construction..

LATEST VICTORIAN HEALTH PERFORMANCE DATA RELEASED FOR BALLARAT

Victoria’s health system performance data has been released for the first three months of the year – a period marked by fluctuations in activity caused by the coronavirus pandemic and wide-spread bushfires. Despite the significant interruptions caused by the pandemic, hospitals and ambulances continued to..

HONOURING THE LEGACY OF OUR VETERANS IN BALLARAT

Just in time for ANZAC Day, Victorian communities are being given more opportunities to remember and honour veterans through various projects to build and repair memorials, preserve stories and ensure their wellbeing. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced $700,000 for 63 projects across the..

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..