Archives for November, 2017

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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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Ballarat Looks To The Sky To Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Ballarat jobseekers into meaningful work thanks to Jobs Victoria. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today visited the Ballarat Municipal Observatory Museum to meet a young Victorian who has secured work through Jobs Victoria…

Ballarat Finds Its Manufacturing Sweet Tooth

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Ballarat manufacturers grow their operations, create new jobs and take their products to the world. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited Ferndale Confectionery to announce a grant from the..

Timboon Upgrades Never Tasted So Sweet

It’s going to be a sweet summer in Timboon with new features for visitors at Timboon Fine Ice Cream and upgrades to the local streetscape now complete thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green visited Timboon today..

Transformation Of Ballarat Station Precinct Set To Begin

Plans and approvals for the new Ballarat Station Precinct are finalised and work is commencing on the massive redevelopment this week. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined the project consortium representatives from Pellicano and Quest Apartment Hotels on site today to mark the start..

Ararat Ready To Harness Land 400 Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing BAE Systems’ bid for the multi-billion dollar LAND 400 defence project which would bring new jobs and investment to regional Victoria. Ararat manufacturer AME Systems is one of the Victorian supply chain companies that will build components for new..

Warrnambool’s Flagstaff Hill Upgraded

The revitalisation of Warrnambool’s Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is complete, backed by a $1.95 million grant from the Victorian Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Danielle Green opened the upgraded $2.95 million popular tourist attraction last night that draws in thousands of visitors every year. Established..

Stawell Students To Benefit From New Learning Hub

Students at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Stawell now have a new senior learning hub, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School to officially open the $1.2 million facility for year three to..

Murray Basin Rail Project Supporting Local Job

Communities in central Victoria are already seeing the benefits of the Murray Basin Rail Project, with more than 40 businesses engaged as regional suppliers now on board. Maryborough-based organisation Asteria Business Services is just one of the suppliers that has directly benefited from being involved..