22 Apr 2017
Representatives from the City of Ballarat, Commerce Ballarat and Committee for Ballarat have all listed an influx of government jobs at the top of the their wishlist ahead of the 3 May Budget, with council putting the desired figure at 1000 positions.
In The Courier on 22 April 2017, Committee for Ballarat Chair Janet Dore said any potential department move should encourage further private sector investment in the Ballarat CBD as well as the wider region.
"The relocation of the East Melbourne-based Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, for instance, which already has a small presence in Ballarat, would complement the region’s growing reputation as the home of wind energy in Victoria," Ms Dore said.
“The government and Premier have indicated there will be relocated new jobs for Ballarat and while it started as VicRoads, I don’t mind as long as they are new jobs which give us the opportunity to have complementary businesses.”
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