Decision Maker Response

Catherine King’s response

May 3, 2019 — Dear petition signers,

Exciting news! This week Labor’s Shadow Minister for the Arts Tony Burke and I announced that a Shorten Labor Government will invest $5 million to finish the job and set Her Majesty’s up for the future.

As you know, one of Ballarat’s best loved and most iconic buildings, Her Majesty’s is currently undergoing much needed repairs.

Labor’s investment will set the building up for the future, installing the lifts, ramps and other facilities needed to ensure that all members of the Ballarat community can access the facilities.

These changes will mean that patrons of all abilities will be able to enjoy the performances and events at Her Majesty’s, while performers and guests of all abilities will have easy access to the stage.

At the announcement of the funding, Tony and I heard from disability advocates just how important these upgrades will be.

Her Majesty’s is where we in Ballarat tell our story – and now the whole community will be able to share in the joy and excitement that that can bring.

This is a project that has united the community – as shown by thousands of locals just like yourself who signed a petition in favour of the works.

I know how important your support was in helping me to advocate for this funding.

Without the support of the entire Ballarat community this funding commitment could not have been secured.

Unfortunately the Liberals are yet to commit to matching Labor’s commitment.

Only Labor is prepared to invest in Her Majesty’s and the future of our community.

Thank you again for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine King
Federal Member for Ballarat