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Ballarat Station Precinct Upgrade On Track

The Andrews Labor Government’s $25 million investment to transform Ballarat Station took a major leap forward today, with the planning approval to deliver the project. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne approved an amendment to the Ballarat Planning Scheme in response to recommendations from the Ballarat..

Three Ballarat Secondary schools To Get A Doctor

Ballarat students will have regular access to a doctor and the healthcare they need at school. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 100 schools taking part in the Doctors in Schools Program, with Ballarat Secondary College’s Mount Rowan campus, Mount Clear College and Phoenix..

Ballarat’s Pitcha Makin Fellas To Light Up Portugal

They’ve exhibited across the country, transformed the Royal Exhibition Building for White Night Melbourne and designed an AFL guernsey. Now Ballarat art collective Pitcha Makin Fellas are set to make their international debut at Portugal’s LUMINA Light Festival. Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard visited the..

New Strategy To Drive Down Waste

Helping Victorians keep more waste out of landfill, reduce the amount of waste generated and boosting recycling is the focus of the new Victorian Waste Education Strategy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially launched the strategy as educators from across..

Skills First: Real Training For Real Jobs In Ballarat

Local MPs Sharon Knight and Geoff Howard welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s Skills First reforms which will deliver increased funding to secure the future of TAFE at Federation University. The changes will result in a high quality, stable TAFE system that restores the confidence of..

Ballarat Builder Scores Eureka Construction Contract

Local firm Nicholson Construction has won the contract to build Ballarat’s much anticipated Eureka Stadium. Nicholson Construction boasts more than 120 years’ experience, positioned as the industry leader in construction across regional Victoria. In 2015, it won the highly coveted Master Builders Association of Victoria,..


Sharon Knight and Geoff Howard welcoming the announcement that 5 additional X'Trapolis trains are to be built by Alston in Ballarat

Boosting Flexible Support For Families And Children

Funding for flexible early intervention and support services will be rolled out across Victoria to help more vulnerable families and children, with the Andrews Labor Government allocating an additional $9.3 million over four years. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced the funding today..

Full Steam Ahead For Ballarat Station Precinct

The Andrews Labor Government’s $25 million investment to revive the Ballarat Station precinct has taken another step forward today with the launch of Expressions of Interest to the market. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today opened the project for Expressions of Interest and invited..


Young people in Ballarat will lead the planning and staging of live music and cultural events thanks to $73,500 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to support ‘Sonika’ – Ballarat’s FReeZA committee.