LABOR TO GET BALLARAT BACK ON TRACK
An Andrews Labor Government will get Ballarat back on track with a plan to create jobs, boost tourism, support hospitals and rebuild local schools.
Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, joined Labor Candidate for Buninyong, Geoff Howard, Labor Candidate for Ripon, Daniel McGlone, and Labor Candidate for Wendouree, Sharon Knight, to announce the plan. Labor will:
- Establish a $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund to create local jobs and support regional industries, both emerging and existing.
- Rebuild the Wendouree ambulance station, end Denis Napthine’s war on paramedics and expand heart services at Ballarat Hospital with an extra ‘cath lab’.
- Upgrade the Eureka Precinct and local sports facilities – a $31.5 million investment to support community sport and bring AFL to Ballarat.
- Boost local tourism with an $8 million upgrade for Sovereign Hill and establishing the Canadian State Park, complete with walking trails and picnic areas.
- Rebuild local schools including $10 million for Phoenix P-12, $6 million for Ballarat Secondary College, a new Early Years Centre in Sebastopol and a new Tech School.
- Create more jobs by upgrading the Ballarat Station precinct to kickstart the hotel and convention centre plan, and investing in new locally built trains, because workers at Alstom deserve a future.