Category: Minister for Public Transport

Labor Government Wins Fight For Bendigo To Echuca Line Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the money Victoria is owed by the Federal Government and will deliver a $91 million upgrade to the Bendigo and Echuca lines. The Commonwealth has confirmed that they will provide Victoria the almost $1.5 billion it is owed through the Asset Recycling Initiative for the Regional Rail Revival package […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Victoria Region

Revitalising the Murray Basin Rail Network

Works to revitalise more than 1,000 kilometres of Victoria’s rail freight network will be underway within weeks, with the McConnell Dowell Martinus Rail joint venture announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Acting Victorian Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan today announced the contract […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

More Choice, Cheaper Fares And Certainty For The Industry

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reforms to Victoria’s taxi and hire car industry have passed the Legislative Council, paving the way for cheaper fares, more choice and safer, more responsive services for passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the reforms which will regulate ride share services and provide certainty to the taxi industry. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

More Island Services With New Ferry

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more frequent, reliable ferry services between the mainland and French and Phillip Islands. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that Searoad Ferries (trading as Western Port Ferries) has been awarded the contract to run the Western Port Ferry Service between French Island, Phillip Island and Stony Point. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Southern Metropolitan Region

Winter Construction Blitz To Fast Track Major Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up work on its major transport projects these school holidays, and drivers and public transport users are being warned to plan ahead. Crews will take advantage of the quieter holiday period to get Melbourne ready for the Metro Tunnel, as part of a 16 day construction blitz on road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Premier

Ballarat Line Upgrade Ramps Up

Some of Australia’s biggest construction companies are vying to deliver the Andrews Labor Government’s transformation of the Ballarat line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that there were five experienced construction firms competing to build the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade: John Holland, Arcadis, KBR Laing O’Rourke, AECOM Lendlease, Coleman Rail, SMEC CPB […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Labor Government Unveils Even More Services For Ararat

The Andrews Labor Government will add a further nine new train services every week for the Ararat line, on top of the 10 announced last month. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that 19 new weekday and weekend services will start running on the Ararat line in August – reducing waiting and providing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region

Thirty New Metro Peak Trains Every Week From August

The Andrews Labor Government will add 30 new Metro train services in the peak, every week – to get people in Melbourne’s north and west home safer and sooner. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced the new services today, which will be introduced as part of a new metropolitan timetable that will start on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Only Labor Will Give Victoria Its Fair Share

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment to give Victoria its fair share of infrastructure funding. Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects Jacinta Allan joined Federal Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Anthony Albanese today in Melbourne today to highlight just how much Malcolm Turnbull is ripping Victoria off. In […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Western Victoria Short-Changed By Liberals

The Sydney-centric Turnbull Government has gutted the biggest package regional rail upgrade in Victoria’s history, and abandoned the $39 million upgrade of the Ararat line. Last night’s Federal Budget pours money into projects for Sydney, while the Turnbull Government continues to rip off regional Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government recently announced it would use the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport