Delivering for Ballarat

More local jobs

The Morrison Government is committed to boosting economic growth and job creation across the Ballarat electorate as a key focus of our COVID economic recovery.


With $10.1 million from the Morrison Government, Sovereign Hill will deliver a new master plan and construct the Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades and establish the new Gold Pavilion and the Australian Centre for Gold Rush Collections.


The Morrison Government is supporting Ballarat workers and employers with the following economic measures:

  • The JobKeeper program that has supported 5,500 businesses in Ballarat;
  • Cash Flow Boost Payments that have helped 5000 Ballarat Businesses stay afloat;
  • The tax relief package that has benefited 64,800 taxpayers in Ballarat;
  • The instant asset write-off scheme benefits will allow 17,100 businesses in Ballarat to write off the full value of any eligible asset in 2020-21.

Apart from Morrison Government’s vital economic support programs such as JobKeeper, the cash flow boost payments and the instant asset write off scheme, the government is investing in projects to create jobs in Ballarat including:

  • Delivering $665,000 under the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund to support a range of local Ballarat electorate manufacturers;
  • Public Interest News Gathering grants for the Moorabool News and The Local;
  • Funding to support the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale.


The Morrison Government is proud to have delivered $5 million for vital upgrades to Ballarat airport under the Australian Government’s Regional Airports Program.  This investment will provide a boost to the Ballarat economy and increase Ballarat’s access to the domestic and international markets and tourists.

Media Releases

More live music coming to venues in Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat

The Morrison Government is reactivating live music across Australia, with venues across Victoria sharing in more than $2.5 million, in round two of the Live Music Australia Program. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the grants would support the immediate needs

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