Category: 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

Getting It Done: New Police Call Centre In Ballarat

Victoria’s first state-wide 24-hour Police Assistance Line will be based in Ballarat – creating around 250 new jobs in the area and giving all Victorians better access to police and emergency services. The Andrews Labor Government has provided $210 million to fund the creation and operation of the hotline and a new online police reporting […]

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

Investment To Improve The Health Of The Moorabool River

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a more than $2.1 million waterway investment as part of The Living Moorabool project to protect and improve the health of the river. The investment will be delivered in partnership with Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and Barwon Water, and will improve river banks and land surrounding the river though […]

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

Getting People Back Into Training And Jobs In Ballarat

People living in Ballarat will have more access to the training and support they need to get a job thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Skills First Reconnect program. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard to announce that Federation University is receiving […]

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

Getting It Done: More Community Projects For Melton

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $8.1 million in grants for community infrastructure projects across Melton through its Growing Suburbs Fund (GFS). Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the next round of the Labor Government’s $150 million GSF allocations at the completion of Stage 3 works for the Pride of Melton Project. The eight […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Western Victoria Region

Boost For Ballarat’s Premier Cup Meeting

More than 14,000 people are expected to flock to the Dowling Forest Racecourse tomorrow for the 2017 Ballarat Cup. The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $48,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program to support the event. It will include the return of the hugely popular ‘Hothouse’ enclosure which offers a […]

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

Christmas Comes Early For Racegoers In Ballarat

The Ballarat & District Trotting Club will celebrate Christmas early this year thanks to a $64,000 festive-themed raceday and infrastructure upgrade. The Andrews Labor Government is providing almost $18,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the Family Christmas Trots Night this Friday, 24 November, and almost $14,000 for an upgrade of the owners’ […]

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