On 14 October I joined the Member for Ripon in Ballarat to speak to small businesses about the urgency of relocating VicRoads headquarters to Ballarat. The relocation of VicRoads to the civic hall site in Ballarat was instituted by the Coalition government in March last year.
It will involve employing 600 people and inject $60 million into the local economy. Ballarat business owners are urging the Andrews government to get on with it.
Ballarat has been deliberately misled by the Premier, who had been denying that any work had been done by the coalition in readiness for this relocation until an embarrassing leak from his own government revealed he had been covering up the significant preparatory work that had been completed.