Category: Western Victoria Region

More Training For TAFE Students In Ballarat

Students at Federation University’s Ballarat campus will soon have access to a range of new training and courses to boost their skills and get a job, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited Federation University’s Ballarat campus to announce $4.6 million in funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills, Western Victoria Region

Helping Frewstal Create Jobs And Boost Production

Stawell’s biggest private sector employer is set to take on even more workers, boost its energy efficiency and expand production thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Frewstal in Stawell to announce the company’s $7.83 million energy efficiency project that will help create 50 new jobs and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Western Victoria Region

A New Operating Theatre For Ararat Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government is building a new operating theatre at Ararat Hospital to give patients the world-class care they need, closer to home. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the $2.93 million project, made possible by the Labor Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The project will mean Ararat Hospital will become home to […]

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

Cutting-Edge Patient Record Keeping For Stawell Hospital

Patient record keeping at Stawell Regional Health will be brought into the 21st century thanks to cutting-edge new IT equipment. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced a $293,000 grant for the Electronic Medical Record Project, made possible by the Labor Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The Andrews Labor Government’s investment will mean the health […]

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

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns Next Week

The Andrews Labor Government will celebrate the opening of the trout season with a free fishing festival on the banks of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat next Saturday, 1 September. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the family-friendly event would have something fun for everyone from 10:00am until 4:00pm north of Windmill Drive on Lake Wendouree. […]

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

Putting Ballan Patients First

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Ballan patients and their families first by providing urgent assistance to ensure Ballan District Health & Care can continue to provide the services the community needs. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced an urgent $500,000 assistance package to help the service, which is a privately-run not-for-profit organisation. The […]

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

Regional Victoria… Your Happy Space

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a major intrastate tourism campaign to bring more Melburnians to regional Victoria – supporting jobs and boosting local businesses. Your Happy Space showcases our stunning regions, diverse experiences and world-class food, art, music, nature and culture Victoria has to offer. The Grampians region features heavily in the campaign, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

New Design For Horsham Intersection Unveiled

A new intersection design was unveiled today to ease congestion and boost road safety along the Western Highway at Horsham in regional Victoria. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the new design for the McPherson Street and O’Callaghans Parade intersection would significantly increase safety for all road users and […]

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

Wheels In Motion For Ballarat Cycling Connections

Works are set to begin on a new off-road path along the northern edge of Victoria Park later this month, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to deliver safer cycling connections for Ballarat. The 500 metre path will run parallel to Sturt Street between Russell and Gillies streets, and connect missing links in Ballarat’s cycling […]

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

Connecting People To Jobs In Ararat And Stawell

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new project that will address local industry and employment needs in Ararat, Stawell and the surrounding region. Treasurer Tim Pallas visited AME Systems in Ararat today to announce $228,000 from the Regional Skills Fund to establish an Industry Skills Coordinator, which will link job seekers to industry, and […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer, Western Victoria Region