Category: Media Release

More Firefighting Aircraft To Keep Victorians Safe

Two of the world’s biggest firefighting aircraft will be back in Victoria this summer to support our fire fighters and keep communities safe from bushfires. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $11.1 million to secure two fixed wing large air tankers, an extra […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

St Albans Station In Place After Journey Across Melbourne

The new St Albans station is on site in Melbourne’s west after being constructed more than 50 kilometres away in Kilsyth. Acting Public Transport Minister Luke Donnellan visited St Albans today, where the station building has been lowered into place over the past week. The new St Albans Station – as well as the new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Future For Top Music Competitions

Australia’s most prestigious chamber music competitions are set for an exciting future, backed by a new consortium of leading music organisations and supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and its sister event for the Asia Pacific region, will be delivered by Musica Viva in partnership with the Melbourne Recital […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Geelong Convention Centre A Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering jobs and development opportunities for Geelong with a new Geelong Action Plan and the business case for the much talked about convention centre. Deakin University’s waterfront car park site will be the focus of a business study for a 1000-seat convention centre, which would stimulate tourism […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

More Rural Patients Logging On To Telehealth

The Andrews Labor Government is better connecting patients across rural Victoria with top medical specialists via the internet thanks to a $5 million investment in telehealth to improve access to health care. Metropolitan and regional health services are being invited to apply for funding to set up or expand telehealth services that enable their specialist […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Victorian Defence Capabilities A Perfect Fit For LAND 400

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the announcement that BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall Landsysteme have been shortlisted by the Commonwealth to proceed to the test and trials phase of the LAND 400 Phase 2 selection process. The Labor Government has had discussions with both companies and offered support to them to locate their LAND […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

New Water Main Keeps Bacchus Marsh Flowing

Bacchus Marsh agribusinesses will grow and strengthen the town’s economy after the replacement of an ageing water main on one of Victoria’s cultural and historic treasures. Visiting the Avenue of Honour today, Minister for Water Lisa Neville marked the official commissioning of the new water main. The avenue is one of Victoria’s preeminent World War […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Red Tape Review Launched With Small Business Festival

Speaking at the launch of Victoria’s 11th Small Business Festival, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today announced a government-wide review to cut red tape and reduce the regulatory burden on Victoria’s small businesses. With the average small business in Australia spending around five hours per week on red tape, regulatory barriers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Strengthening Multicultural Affairs And Social Cohesion

The Andrews Labor Government is building on Victoria’s reputation as a leader in multicultural affairs and social cohesion by bringing together three key agencies to form one dedicated office. The new Multicultural and Social Cohesion Division will work to address the needs of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and the wider community into the future. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Harvesting A Better Water Future For Melton South

Melbourne’s booming western suburbs and local irrigators will benefit from a new stormwater harvesting project which hopes to capture a valuable water source and protect local waterways. Visiting the Atherstone wetlands today, Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the Toolern Stormwater Harvesting Pilot Project will create long term benefits for the area, which is expected […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Ministers, Western Victoria Region