Category: 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

Ballarat’s Nurses, Doctors And Paramedics Rise To The Challenge

Victoria’s hospitals and paramedics are rising to the challenge of record demand caused by a busy flu season, the latest performance data shows. Across the state, ambulances recorded the best ever response for the quarter, despite responding to more than 8,500 extra Code 1 emergency patients than the same quarter a year earlier. In the […]

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

Next Steps For Western Highway Duplication Project

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the Federal Government’s decision which allows work to resume on the Western Highway duplication. The Labor Government has worked with the Federal Government, the local community and Traditional Owner groups for many years to deliver this urgently needed safety upgrade. There have been more than 100 crashes and 11 fatalities […]

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

Massive Boost To Cyber Security Training In Ballarat

Students in Ballarat will soon have access to state-of-the-art technology and training to get the skills they need for the jobs they want in the booming IT sector, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited FedUni TAFE’s Mount Helen campus […]

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

Wider And Safer Roads Thanks To Vital Upgrade Package

Drivers in Victoria’s south west can now enjoy a smoother and safer journey with a package of road rebuilding and widening works now complete. The Andrews Labor Government have invested $40 million to upgrade narrow roads across south-western Victoria – with the final three roads under that package recently completed. The final roads to be […]

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

Warrnambool Racing Club Gets May Carnival Upgrade

The Warrnambool Racing Club is set to entertain even more racing enthusiasts with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing funding towards the Matilda Room extension project. The Labor Government will provide $300,000 to ensure the project can start immediately following this year’s May Carnival, with works planned to be completed in time for the famous […]

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

Improving The Mental Health Of Ballarat Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing residential aged care workers in Ballarat through a new program designed to support their mental health. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today announced $1.27 million for a new Wellbeing Track and Change program, a partnership between Prevention United and Federation University Australia, who will work with staff and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety, Western Victoria Region

First Meeting Of Workplace Manslaughter Taskforce

The Andrews Labor Government’s new workplace manslaughter taskforce has today held its inaugural meeting – to discuss tough new laws to keep workers safe. The Workplace Manslaughter Implementation Taskforce was announced earlier this month as the first step in developing new legislation to make workplace manslaughter a criminal offence. Led by the Member for Sydenham […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety, Western Victoria Region

New CFA Station For Ballarat West Region

A new state-of-the-art CFA station has opened in Ballarat West to service the growing suburb of Lucas and neighbouring communities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today officially opened the station, located in the Ballarat West emergency services hub. The $5.8 million facility was funded by the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Western Victoria Region