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2018/19 Victorian Budget outcomes for Central Highlands


Central Highlands Partnership priorities supported in the Victorian Government Budget 2018/19 include:

  • $0.5 million to build and activate the Prevention Lab brand, a community-based project to encourage healthy eating and exercise
  • $0.3 million for a Housing First Response pilot feasibility study to identify locally-appropriate responses to homelessness in the Central Highlands
  • $130 million for rail infrastructure upgrades from Maryborough and Ararat to Ballarat
  • $0.55 million for a workforce planning project to address skill development, housing and transport connections currently impacting the Ararat, Pyrenees and Northern Grampians Shires
  • $32 million for the water security for East Grampians project, building 1600km of pipeline to provide a secure water supply to 530,000 hectares of unserviced land
  • $0.05 million towards developing a hub for premium produce in the region.

Download the Central Highlands Regional Partnership 2018/19 Budget Fact Sheet for more information. (PDF 319.2 KB)

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