Category: Media Release

A Real Plan For Fast Regional Rail For Ballarat

Only a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will overhaul our rail network for fast rail to Ballarat. We said we’d repair the damage from successive Liberal Governments taking the axe to regional rail, and we are. We’re building new modern trains, and our Regional Rail Revival is fixing the unreliability on our regional lines, and providing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Retail Home In Melbourne Secures 1,500 Jobs

Melbourne’s position as the fashion and retail capital of Australia was reinforced today as Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) officially opened its new Australasian head office in Burnley, securing 1,500 jobs for Victoria. The purpose-built corporate campus houses the headquarters of iconic retailers David Jones and Country Road Group – including Country Road, Mimco, Trenery, Witchery […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Building New Homes To Fight Homelessness

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will help more Victorians escape from family violence, homelessness and life on the streets with 1,000 new public housing properties across the state. The Andrews Labor Government has already delivered more than 1,500 additional community and public housing properties, putting a roof over the head of Victorians who have nowhere […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Funding For Multicultural Community Infrastructure

More than 45 culturally diverse community organisations across Victoria will share in more than $7.5 million from the Andrews Labor Government to support restoration and construction of community facilities. The Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund supports Victoria’s communities to feel connected with their traditional culture as they participate in and contribute to our wider society. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Building Capacity In Multicultural Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening multicultural organisations to better engage and support their communities through the Capacity Building and Participation grants program. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced more $7.1 million over two years for 303 projects supporting organisations including multicultural, seniors, faith-based groups and community language schools. The funding will support […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Community Harmony Program To Boost Social Cohesion

The Andrew Labor Government has announced $2 million in new funding to strengthen relationships between diverse communities in Victoria. The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced 44 projects that will be supported through the 2018-19 Community Harmony program. The grants will support community organisations to identify and respond to social cohesion challenges, and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

$105,000 To Help Pakenham Locals Make A Splash

Even more people in the Pakenham area will be able to enjoy the local pool thanks to $105,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced the pool will receive an accessibility upgrade, including new ramps, thanks to the Labor Government’s Community Support Fund. The fund is helping local […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Smashing Upgrade For Koo Wee Rup Tennis Club

The Koo Wee Rup Tennis Club will be serving up tennis for the whole community thanks to a $250,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced that the Cochranes Park club will soon double its number of courts thanks to the Labor Government’s Community Support Fund. Due to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Local History Grants Program Now Open

Community organisations can now apply for a share of $350,000 to support projects that seek to preserve and share local history for the benefit of all Victorians. The Local History Grants Program, managed by Public Record Office Victoria, is now accepting applications of up to $15,000. The program is about putting our dedicated community organisations […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Delivering A Great Local School For Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove families will have the great local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to contribute $2 million towards an upgrade at Our Lady Star of Sea School. The $3 million project will include the construction of multi-purpose centre including three general learning areas, collaborative area, staff work space, small hall […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education