Category: Western Victoria Region

Night Of Racing Fun Helps Sports Groups In Ballarat

NIGHT OF RACING FUN HELPS SPORTS GROUPS IN BALLARAT Hundreds of racegoers are expected to head to Morshead Park tomorrow night for the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club’s premier race meeting. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing almost $9,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards this year’s greyhound Ballarat Cup. The event will help support […]

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

Geelong Gets Festive For 2017 Pacing Cup

Geelong Harness Racing Club is gearing up to celebrate its 2017 Pacing Cup this Saturday, 9 December, thanks to a joint funding package of $104,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is contributing more than $25,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to the night race and a further $13,000 for a […]

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

Getting It Done: Port Fairy’s New Health Centre Expansion

Port Fairy patients are getting an expanded community health centre that will provide a one-stop-shop for health assessments and dental services, following the opening of the centre earlier this year. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Port Fairy today to announce a further $2.1 million would be provided so that level one of the community […]

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

Protecting Wetlands Across The Bellarine Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a new draft plan and continuing to invest to protect wetland areas along Port Phillip Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. The Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site Management Plan will provide greater protections to ensure the environmentally significant wetlands are properly cared for. The draft […]

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

Getting It Done: Better Roads For Country Victoria

Country Victorians will have unprecedented access to information about the condition of country roads, road works and upgrades as part of a massive overhaul of the way VicRoads manages the road network. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined VicRoads Chief Executive John Merritt today to announce a bold plan of action based […]

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

Getting It Done: A Better Day Surgery For Geelong Patients

Adults and children waiting for and recovering from surgery at University Hospital Geelong will have a better experience in a relaxing, modern and comfortable environment officially opened today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Member for Lara John Eren in Geelong today to open […]

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

Second Cardiac Cath Lab To Save More Lives In Ballarat

More people living across Western Victoria will receive urgent heart assessment, treatment and care closer to home thanks to a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and the local community to officially open […]

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

Geelong To Showcase A Summer Of Racing

Geelong is gearing up to host a series of feature race days this summer, thanks to a joint funding package of $134,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is contributing more than $64,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program towards the Geelong Racing Club’s 2017–18 Summer of Racing. The […]

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

Hamilton Saleyard In The Fast Lane For Electronic ID

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $460,000 for Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange to install new sheep electronic identification scanning technology to boost traceability and efficiency across the supply chain. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the major grant today, which will be used to purchase and install new state-of-the-art laneway and draft readers as well […]

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

Getting It Done: 40 Safer Country Crossings Delivered

Forty dangerous rail crossings across regional Victoria have now been upgraded as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Safer Country Crossings program, with a further 37 expected to be complete by the end of next year. The $50 million program is now more than halfway complete, with another 10 crossings slated for upgrades before the […]

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