Category: Western Victoria Region

Western Victoria’s Road Maintenance Blitz To Begin

The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway across western Victoria to give drivers a safer, smoother and stronger roads. Minister for Roads and Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today announced $58.9 million was being invested into rebuilding, resurfacing and repairing around 378 kilometres of roads across western Victoria as part […]

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

Language Programs Breaking Barriers For Migrant Families

A pilot program to help migrant families move to regional Victoria and build their language skills is making its mark on the community, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes visited Hamilton today to meet some of the families involved in the Great South Coast Economic Migration pilot […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

Make Road Safety The Winner This Grand Final Long Weekend

Victorians hitting the road over the AFL grand final long weekend are being urged to leave the thrills and spills to the footballers. Following a horror weekend on the roads with four people killed in country Victoria Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today reminded Victorians heading away for the long […]

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

Courting Success In Horsham, Kalkee And Natimuk

Four sporting precincts in and around Horsham have been upgraded, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The projects were made possible thanks to more than $390,000 in support from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and Country Football and Netball Program. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula […]

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

Starting Work On Sturt Street Intersection Upgrades

 The first of a package of intersection upgrades along Sturt Street in Ballarat are set to begin soon, as consultation continues on the proposed bike path ahead of designs being finalised. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said two new sets of traffic lights will be installed at the Raglan and […]

Categories: Media Release, Western Victoria Region

New Facilities Boost For Dimboola Roos, Nhill Skaters

The Dimboola Football Netball Club has welcomed new female-friendly facilities as the Roos seek to provide first-rate sporting opportunities for women and girls in the Wimmera. At nearby Nhill, young people are enjoying the benefits of a sparkling new skate park – the projects backed by more than $196,000 support from the Andrews Labor Government’s […]

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

Safety Boost Complete For Western Freeway Drivers

People driving between the Western Ring Road and Ballarat will now have a safer journey with the completion of a package of safety upgrades along the Western Freeway. The final safety upgrades between Bacchus Marsh and Leigh Creek are now complete and are part of around 230 kilometres of flexible safety barrier installed on the […]

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

Tackling The Digital Divide In Central Highlands

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new plan to improve digital connectivity in central Victoria as part of a commitment to give regional Victorians equal access to the infrastructure and services available in Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today launched the Central Highlands […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, 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