Category: 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

Changes To Western Highway Duplication

The Andrews Labor Government will make changes to the Western Highway duplication alignment between Buangor and Ararat, responding to concerns of the Aboriginal community. The Labor Government has worked with the Aboriginal community on these localised design changes that will ensure two significant trees are retained along the alignment. Work has been undertaken with the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, 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