Category: Western Victoria Region

Ballarat-Maryborough Road Upgrades Underway

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with rebuilding works on Ballarat-Maryborough Road to deliver a smoother and more reliable journey for thousands of drivers each day. Acting Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jacinta Allan said the 1.5-kilometre section of road north of Miners Rest will be rebuilt, with the existing road […]

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

Preserving A Ballarat Icon

Works to preserve, protect and open up one of Ballarat’s most historic buildings has begun, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Ballarat Mechanics Institute will receive $175,000 from round four of the Living Heritage Program for works to the basement of the iconic building, which was built in 1860. The Mechanics Institute […]

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

Making Kinder Buildings And Playgrounds More Inclusive

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading buildings and playgrounds across Victorian kindergartens to create more inclusive environments for children of all abilities. Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education Sonya Kilkenny today visited Miners Rest Kindergarten and Creswick and District Preschool to announce the next round of successful applicants in the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program. Creswick […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education, Western Victoria Region

Driving Jobs In Regional Victoria With Waste To Energy

A waste to energy facility in Creswick is transforming organic waste and boosting local job and business opportunities, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.   A biodigester that turns organic waste into valuable products in Creswick is helping to remove waste from the environment while creating opportunities for new jobs and […]

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

Upgrades On The Way For Horsham College

Horsham College will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the college to announce the upgrade, with $270,000 allocated for new outdoor shade sails and upgrades to relocatable classrooms. The new shade sails will be located in the courtyard and will help the […]

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

Faster Broadband Speeding Into Horsham

Businesses and regional communities around Horsham now have access to faster and more reliable broadband services with the launch of the Andrews Labor Government’s enhanced broadband network across the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the Horsham Enhanced Broadband network at Horsham-based farm equipment machinery franchise Emmetts. The Labor Government provided $1.7 […]

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

Making Farms Smart In Horsham

Victoria’s grains industry and the Wimmera’s wider agriculture sector are set to be at the forefront of farm technology with the opening of the Horsham SmartFarm, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today officially launched the SmartFarm at the Horsham Grains Innovation Centre, which will focus on fast-tracking the development […]

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

Mobile Therapy Bus Helping Recovery From Family Violence

A mobile therapy bus based in Ballarat and Moorabool Shire is helping children and young people recover from family violence as part of a $21 million investment in therapeutic interventions for victim survivors. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said the Van Go Therapy bus was staffed by therapists and travelled to schools […]

Categories: Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Western Victoria Region

Leading Staff Recruited For Ballarat Orange Door

The Orange Door in Ballarat is another step closer to opening its doors, helping women, children and families in Central Highlands to escape family violence and get the help and support they need. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said senior staff have been recruited and a site chosen in central Ballarat, with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Western Victoria Region

Major Works Underway As Ballarat Line Upgrade Construction Nears Completion

Ballarat line passengers are being asked to plan ahead for service changes as work continues on the massive pipeline of investment for passengers on one of Victoria’s busiest regional train lines. During a 23-day Ballarat Line Upgrade works blitz from Saturday 9 November to Sunday 1 December, coaches will replace trains for the entire journey […]

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