Category: 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

Barwon Water Opens Five-Star Green Office

Barwon Water’s refurbished head office has opened its doors in Geelong for the first time. Minister for Water and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today officially opened the new headquarters in Ryrie Street, which can now house all of Barwon Water’s Geelong employees under one roof. The $32 million project saw the original building built […]

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

Ballarat’s Heritage Goods Shed Takes Flight

Ballarat Station’s bluestone goods shed is a step closer to being restored and reopened to the public, with the Heritage Victoria application for redevelopment works now under consideration. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford inspected the crumbling 19th Century building today and reaffirmed the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to breathe new life into the goods shed. As part of the Labor Government’s $51 million […]

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

Cadel Evans Women’s Race Riding High In 2018

More of the world’s best women’s teams and riders are set to pedal their way to Victoria for the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Aussie Tour de France hero Cadel Evans today to announce an increased ranking for next year’s Deakin University Elite Women’s […]

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

It’s Time For Wimmera Southern Mallee Locals To Have Their Say

Wimmera Southern Mallee locals have a chance to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, as community consultation leading up to the next Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly kicks off. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford encouraged local residents to engage with the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership ahead of the 2017 Regional Assembly […]

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

Ballarat Line Upgrade Kick Starts Regional Rail Revival

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival starts today with Lendlease, Coleman Rail and SMEC now the preferred bidder to transform the Ballarat line. Premier Daniel Andrews announced today that the experienced consortium has been chosen to build the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade, following a competitive evaluation process. The half-a-billion upgrade will duplicate 18 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region