Category: Western Victoria Region

Avalon Airport Precinct Propels To New Heights

The Avalon Airport Precinct took a major step forward with works starting on the industrial precinct, which will eventually be home to 750 new jobs, and the Cotton On Group’s purpose built distribution centre. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Lara John Eren, and representatives from the Cotton On Group and Avalon Airport today […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Funding Boost For Apsley Cup Racing Tradition

Victoria’s oldest surviving racing club will add another page in the history books with the running of the 2017 Apsley Cup at Hamilton this Sunday. The Andrews Labor Government is providing almost $19,000 to support the 162nd running of the Cup through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program. While the Cup is usually […]

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

Labor Government Unveils Even More Services For Ararat

The Andrews Labor Government will add a further nine new train services every week for the Ararat line, on top of the 10 announced last month. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that 19 new weekday and weekend services will start running on the Ararat line in August – reducing waiting and providing […]

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

Giving Geelong the council it wants and deserves

Geelong will have the council structure it wants with the passage of City of Greater Geelong Amendment Bill 2017. The Legislative Council passed the Bill last night, bringing about the new structure for the City of Greater Geelong following the Council’s dismissal in April 2016. In an Australian first, the Geelong Citizen’s Jury process put local residents at the forefront of the decision-making process, letting them determine how their new council should be designed. […]

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

Work Underway To Upgrade Halletts Way Interchange

Road works to provide better access for drivers entering the Western Freeway at Bacchus Marsh is underway, with construction starting on new access ramps. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project would support traffic growth around Bacchus Marsh and support commuters travelling between Melbourne and Ballarat. “The project will improve the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Western Victoria Region

Building A New Portland Bay School Brick By Brick

Families in Portland are a step closer to having the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod on the brand new Portland Bay School site. The $7 million project will build new classrooms, arts and crafts spaces, a library, and […]

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

Big Boost For Burrumbeet Racecourse

Burrumbeet racecourse is set to receive more than $173,000 in upgrades as part of a significant renovation project supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited Burrumbeet Park & Windermere Racing Club today to announce that the Labor Government will contribute almost $87,000 to the project through the Victorian Racing Industry […]

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

Ararat Racecource On Track For Upgrades

Ararat racecourse will undergo a major facelift with more than $112,000 spent on infrastructure and safety upgrades supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula travelled to the Ararat Turf Club today to announce the Labor Government will provide $56,000 towards refurbishing the ambulance track, betting ring, broadcast area and entrance. The […]

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

All Signs Point To Improvements For Ballarat Trots

The Ballarat and District Trotting Club is benefitting from a major overhaul of its track and racecourse signage thanks to a $40,000 boost supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula inspected the first stage of the surface conditioning program at Bray Raceway today, which will see about 10,000 litres of canola […]

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

Massive Infrastructure Boost For Ballarat Races

The Ballarat Turf Club will receive more than $247,000 to support three major infrastructure projects and key racing days at the Dowling Forest Racecourse this year. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited the racecourse today to announce the Andrews Labor Government will contribute more than $124,000 to the initiatives through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund. […]

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