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Get on Board - #59minuteballarat

20 Sep 2017

To highlight the importance of a fast and reliable rail connection with Melbourne, Committee for Ballarat will launch its #59minuteballarat campaign at 0700 on 21 September 2017 adjacent to the Ballarat Railway Station.


LeadWest Puts Airport Link as Top Priority, Advocates for Future Western Stop

08 Sep 2017

Ballarat stands among the major winners from a push to ensure the future Tullamarine airport link stops in Melbourne's rapidly expanding western suburbs.


Being Left 'on the Scrap Heap': The Harsh Reality for Some Older Jobseekers

29 Aug 2017

Social and employment groups have cautiously welcomed the trial of a new jobs program aimed at helping older Australians find work.


Leadership Boss Moves to Hospital

25 Aug 2017

A newly created position in hospital management has lured Leadership Ballarat Western Region chief Jennie Courtney to Ballarat Health Services.


Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund

26 Jul 2017

The Australian Government has created the $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund to support firms to invest in capital projects to establish and expand advanced manufacturing activities in Victoria and South Australia.


Thought leadership and strong partnerships have produced a successful formula

20 Jul 2017

We take time to celebrate and reflect on our achievements. We could not be more pleased with the recent announcements. seeing long term vision becoming a reality


Regional rail revival back in play

28 Jun 2017

The federal government announced on Monday it would handover $1.42 billion including just over half a billion dollars for upgrades to the Ballarat line


Finkle Review needed for business

15 Jun 2017

Committee for Ballarat has urged the federal government to give business certainty and support the chief scientist's energy market review.


Freight Hub is vital for the future of BWEZ

13 Jun 2017

The Freight Hub is absolutely vital for the future of BWEZ and will be pivotal for creating new jobs and encouraging entrepreneurs to invest here


Victorian budget: Hundreds of government jobs to move to Ballarat

04 May 2017

The Victorian Government will move 600 public sector jobs to Ballarat at a cost of $47.8 million as part of a four-year plan to decentralise the workforce.


City's white-collar future

03 May 2017

After years of speculation, Ballarat's public sector jobs push has finally been answered, with the state government committing to shifting 600 roles to the Civic Hall site.


Old concept with new jobs

29 Apr 2017

As Ballarat lobbies Canberra and Spring Street for a public service jobs boon, it's timely to look at what's needed to ensure a successful department shift.