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St Anne’s Winery Awarded A Wine Growth Grant Fund

24th May 2019 CHEERS TO THE WINE GROWTH FUND AND ST ANNE’S WINERY Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle today announced that St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong will receive a grant of $10,000 as part of the $2 million, third round of the Labor Government’s Wine..

New Competition Lights For Rokewood Oval

29th March 2019 NEW LIGHTS FOR ROKEWOOD OVAL The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Rokewood/Corindhap Hoppers Football and Netball Club to have their best season yet, with a boost to construct new lighting at Rokewood Oval. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today announced..

$650K Boost for Advanced Welding at Fed Uni

28th March 2019 $650,000 BOOST TO TRAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF WELDERS Welding students in Ballarat now have access to state-of-the-art technology and training thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today announced more than $650,000 in funding for augmented reality..

Sebastopol Library

22nd March 2019 DELIVERING A GREAT LIBRARY FOR SEBASTOPOL The Sebastopol Library is now open to the public after undergoing a major makeover to update facilities and improve accessibility. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Mayor of the City of Ballarat Samantha McIntosh today officially..


A WINDOW TO THE FUTURE ON THE WESTERN FREEWAY More than 500 tonnes of crushed glass is being used in repair works on the Western Freeway at Pykes Creek, in a first for regional Victoria. The $2.4 million project will use around 540 tonnes of..

Sebastopol Revitalisation Members Statement

Members Statement – Sebastopol Revitalisation Today Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle gave a Members Statement in the Victorian Parliament outlining the community consultation process and her plan for the revitalisation of Sebastopol. Her full statement is below: Ms SETTLE (Buninyong) (09:53): At the heart of my..


BUILDING A SAFER MIDLAND HIGHWAY AT BUNINYONG The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade the Midland Highway between Buninyong and Meredith as part of its unprecedented investment in road safety. Michaela Settle, the Member for Buninyong today announced that the road had been selected for upgrades..


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 65TH VICTORIAN TRAINING AWARDS Apprentices, students, teachers, employers and training providers can now nominate for the 65th Victorian Training Awards. Today the Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle encouraged locals to submit nominations for the awards, which recognise and honour the outstanding achievements..


  Applications open tomorrow for Good Music Neighbours, an Andrews Labor Government program to help Victoria’s live music venues be better neighbours by managing the sound that goes to their local neighbourhoods. Michaela Settle, Member for Buninyong is encouraging all local venues to apply for..

World Cancer Day

Ballarat residents urged to get screened to reduce the impact of cancer To mark World Cancer Day, 4 February 2019, the Andrews Government is encouraging all Victorians to make a commitment to themselves and their loved ones and get screened. New statistics show an alarming..

Regional Unemployment Levels

  Employment figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this week have shown that regional unemployment in Victoria is at its lowest level since records have been taken. Under the previous Coalition government the regional unemployment levels had blown out to 6.6%. In the..