Category: Western Victoria Region

Road Upgrades To Cut Costs For South West Dairy Farmers

Local Roads to Market projects across the state’s south-west are upgrading intersections, strengthening pavements and widening and re-aligning the roads our dairy industry relies on. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $480,000 toward the cost of upgrading 18 intersections in the Glenelg Shire, paving the way for more efficient dairy pickups. The local dairy industry […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Victoria Region

Putting St Arnaud First With New Ambulance Station

The Andrews Labor Government is giving paramedics in St Arnaud the modern ambulance station they need to respond to emergencies and save lives. Premier Daniel Andrews today met with local paramedics to discuss the facilities and support they need to respond to life threatening medical emergencies, as work continues to acquire a site for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Continuing The Conversation In Wimmera Southern Mallee

Horsham will tonight play host to the next Regional Assembly, giving those living and working in the Wimmera Southern Mallee the opportunity to speak directly to the Andrews Labor Government. Representatives of the local community and industry will have their voices heard, with members of the Labor Government at the Regional Assembly to hear exactly […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Ararat Commission Of Inquiry Report Received

Acting Minister for Local Government Lily D’Ambrosio has today received the Ararat Commission of Inquiry’s report into Ararat Rural City Council’s rating strategy and administrative capacity. The Commission of Inquiry was appointed on June 29 and was tasked with consulting the local community on the councils rating strategy and proposing a better way forward. Council’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Western Victoria Region

Mars Stadium Ballarat Now Open And Ready To Kick Goals

Ballarat is now AFL ready with its premiere sporting complex, Mars Stadium Ballarat officially opened today. In an historic day for Ballarat, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight marked the occasion in the lead up to the stadium’s first AFL match. The opening coincides with a community event launched […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

Locals To Help Shape Warrnambool Hospital Revamp

The Warrnambool community will help shape an expansion of Warrnambool Base Hospital that will best meet local healthcare needs and deliver world-class care into the future. Visiting the south-west today, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed that Member for Western Victoria James Purcell will chair a newly-formed Community Advisory Group for the project, which thanks to the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

A Healthy Future For Port Fairy

Port Fairy now has a community health centre, which locals can be proud of, thanks to support from the Victorian Government and the fundraising efforts of the local community. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined the community to officially open the new health facility, which is the centrepiece of the $11 million Port Fairy health precinct. […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

New Trains And More Services For The Warrnambool Line

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival will upgrade track, signalling and more level crossings to run new trains and extra services to Warrnambool. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Warrnambool station today, where stabling will be upgraded as part of a $114 million upgrade that will pave the way for VLocity trains to travel to Warrnambool […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

More Services And More Choice For Regional Passengers

The Andrews Labor Government is getting more regional passengers to all their favourite weekend and evening events, with 151 new train services to start next month. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today unveiled the new V-Line timetable that will begin on 27 August and boost services across the state. The new timetable will add […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

New Aboriginal Name For Ballarat Park

A new Aboriginal park name for Ballarat’s new 641ha regional park was announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Canadian Regional Park will be given the new name of Woowookarung Regional Park, to acknowledge the deep engagement of the Wadawurrung people with the park and local area. Woowookarung means ‘Place of Plenty’ which highlights […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Western Victoria Region