Category: Western Victoria Region

Ararat Community To Have A Voice In New Secure Facility

The Community Advisory Group set up to oversee community consultation for a new secure facility in Ararat will meet for the first time tonight. The group will be chaired by former Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Bill Jones and includes current Mayor, Paul Hooper, local residents and business owners, as well as senior members of […]

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

Armstrong Creek Education Precinct Principal Announced

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Armstrong Creek Education Precinct in the booming area south of Geelong. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney have announced that Evan Savage will be the first principal of the brand new school. Opening in 2018, Armstrong Creek Education Precinct will comprise […]

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

LGBTI Equality Roadshow Hits The Highways

Over the coming months the LGBTI Equality Roadshow bus will visit 17 towns across Victoria to meet and hear views and ideas on how we improve the lives of LGBTI Victorians. Minister for Equality, Martin Foley today joined Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Ro Allen at the Chill Out Festival to commence the Roadshow. The aim […]

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

50 New Jobs To Boost Portland’s Economy

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Portland prosper by securing a $1.97 million expansion of Keppel Prince Engineering’s wind tower fabrication facility, creating 50 new jobs and retaining 80 local wind tower manufacturing jobs. In Portland today, Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford made the announcement which will increase manufacturing capacity and boost staff training […]

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

Sky-High Crowds As Airshow Breaks All The Records

Victoria has once again proven it’s the events capital of the nation after a record attendance at this year’s Australian International Airshow at Avalon. The 2017 Australian International Airshow smashed its 2015 attendance by an impressive 40,000, with 210,664 people turning out to watch the world’s best aircraft take to the skies. The Airshow – […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Western Victoria Region

Racing Returns To Birchip With Top New Facilities

Harness racing will return to Birchip for the first time in more than a decade this weekend, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labour Day long weekend race meeting this Sunday, 12 March, marks the first time that the Birchip Pacing Cup has been held at the Hunter Park Raceway since 2005. […]

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

Apostles Lead On Visitor Investment Boost

Visitor figures from Parks Victoria show a record daily peak of 11,000 national and international visitors made the trip to the Twelve Apostles during Chinese New Year celebrations. The thirty per cent jump in visitor numbers comes ahead of a call for contractors this week to bid for work to design three new pieces of […]

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

White Night is coming to Ballarat – tonight.

White Night is coming to Ballarat – tonight.

Categories: Instagram, Western Victoria Region

Record Ambulance Investment To Put Ararat And St Arnaud Patients First

The Andrews Labor Government will boost ambulance resources in Ararat and St Arnaud, giving paramedics the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined paramedics in Ararat to announce that Ararat will receive a new peak period unit with seven […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

First Home Owner Grant To Double In Regional Victoria

The First Home Owner Grant will be doubled in regional Victoria, helping thousands of Victorians buy their first home. Expected to help up to 6,000 first home buyers, the Grant will increase from $10,000 to $20,000, commencing 1 July 2017. The changes from the Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for young people in […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Premier, Western Victoria Region