Category: Western Victoria Region

Improving Apollo Bay Harbour For Locals To Enjoy

The Andrews Labor Government will improve the Apollo Bay Harbour – keeping it safe for boaters, fishers and tourists. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today visited the harbour to announce $1.3 million to carry out works including the dredging of the main harbour channel to improve access for boats. The works will also […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ports and Freight, Western Victoria Region

Three-Year-Old Kinder Around The Corner For Hindmarsh

Three-year-old Kindergarten is just around the corner for children living in Hindmarsh, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark early childhood education reform. Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education Sonya Kilkenny today joined children, educators and teachers at Dimboola Kindergarten to mark the first enrolments for funded three-year-old kinder programs. In an Australian first, the […]

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

Massive Maintenance Blitz To Upgrade Ballarat Schools

Every single Victorian government school will get a share of $515 million in the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Schools Tim Richardson and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited Ballarat High School – which will receive just […]

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

Extra Ballarat Services For Bumper Events Weekend

Extra services will run on the Ballarat line giving regional passengers more options to get where they need to go over one of the busiest weekends on the state’s events calendar. Ballarat residents will find it easier to enjoy everything Victoria has to offer this weekend as they head to Melbourne’s White Night, the Australian […]

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

Technology To Boost Safety At High Risk Intersection

New technology is being installed at a high-risk intersection at Ecklin South to make driving easier and safer for people travelling in south western Victoria. Side Road Activated Speed technology which helps slow traffic for drivers entering busy roads will be installed at the intersection of Cobden-Warrnambool Road and Ayresford Road. In the past five […]

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

Boosting Energy Savings For Northern Grampians Shire

Northern Grampians Shire Council is taking charge of their energy bills and helping tackle climate change, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today unveiled Stawell Senior Citizens Centre’s energy project, featuring an 11-kilowatt solar PV system and a new heating, ventilation LED […]

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

New Ballarat Solar Project To Drive Down Energy Costs

A local disability service provider in Ballarat is set to save thousands on their power bills thanks to a new solar system. The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with Ballarat Community Power Hub to deliver a cost-saving solar system to power the McCallum Disability Services, Disability Industries factory in Ballarat. The 40-kilowatt system was made […]

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

Tuna Champions Caring For Prized Catch

Recreational game fishers in Portland will be encouraged to properly handle their Southern bluefin tuna catch as part of the national Tuna Champions campaign. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined members of the Portland Sports Fishing Club to announce a $5,000 grant to spread the ‘Care for your Tuna catch’ message to visiting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Fishing and Boating, Western Victoria Region

Ballarat Set To Light Up As White Night Program Revealed

A stunning White Night Ballarat program promises to wow crowds when the town’s historic centre is transformed in a light and sound spectacular on Saturday, 21 September. On behalf of Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle joined artistic director David Atkins […]

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

Boost For Free TAFE As Enrolments Surge In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a major funding package to support the growth in enrolments that its landmark Free TAFE initiative is driving across Victoria. Representing the Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, the Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today visited FedUni TAFE’s Ballarat campus to meet with students and teachers who will […]

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