Category: Western Victoria Region

Supporting Animal Welfare Groups Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our hardworking and valued animal shelters and rescue organisations with increased funding announced today. The funding has been awarded as part of the first round of grants administered by Animal Welfare Victoria and is the sixth round of grants supported by the Government’s Animal Welfare Grants […]

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

GovHub Gets Off The Ground In Ballarat

BALLARAT  Construction is kicking off on the new Ballarat GovHub project – a key milestone for the purpose-built facility for up to 1,000 Victorian Government employees, including 600 roles relocating from Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes welcomed the erection of timber safety hoarding around the site, ahead of construction works beginning on the […]

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

Delivering Safer Streets In The Heart Of Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is making the Ballarat CBD safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, unveiling new options to fix six notorious intersections along Sturt Street. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said that everyone in the community will get a chance to have their say on the options for the Sturt Street […]

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

Cutting Edge CT Scans For Maryborough Patients

The Andrews Labor Government will install a cutting-edge new CT scanner to ensure more patients at Maryborough District Health Service get the diagnosis they need faster. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Maryborough Hospital today to announce $1.3 million to replace the Computed Tomography unit with the latest state-of-the-art model. The new CT scanner will […]

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

New Health Research Centre To Boost Jobs In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new collaborative health research centre in Ballarat – to support local jobs and bring the region’s best minds together to tackle some of medicine’s most difficult problems. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a $300,300 grant at the St John of God Hospital to deliver the […]

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

Works Start At Ballan Station

The Ballan community will soon have a more accessible train station with upgrades starting during last weekend’s construction blitz on the line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that crews and equipment were now on site at the station and preparatory work was underway. The work is a key part of the Ballarat […]

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

More Services For Stawell, Horsham And Halls Gap

The Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for Stawell, Horsham and Halls Gap locals to get to work, school and medical services thanks to a major boost in bus and local transport services. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the introduction of a second daily return coach service between Halls Gap and […]

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

Kinder For Every Three-Year-Old Across Victoria

Every Victorian child born under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will start kindergarten a year earlier, with Ararat families to be among the first to benefit. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited the Ararat Learning Centre on McNeill St to herald this ambitious reform, which will see three-year-old kinder rolled out across […]

Categories: Media Release, 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 Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Western Victoria Region