Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Listening To Locals On Wandong Interchange

Following extensive consultation with the communities of Wandong and Heathcote Junction, the Andrews Labor Government confirms that Stage 2 of the proposed Kilmore Wallan Bypass will not proceed. Earlier this year, the Labor Government announced $750,000 to finalise the planning requirements and business case for the bypass Stage 1 to improve the amenity of Kilmore’s […]

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Geotech Works Start On Mordialloc Bypass

The Andrews Labor Government is building the long-awaited Mordialloc Bypass, with important geotechnical investigations to start within the Waterways estate wetlands. The $300 million Bypass, will see a new 9 kilometre road link from the Mornington Peninsula Freeway in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass. Five 35-50 metre deep boreholes will this week be drilled […]

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Metro Tunnel Works Ramp Up On St Kilda Road

Work on new tracks that will carry trams around the massive Domain construction site will ramp up next month as part of the Andrews Labor Government $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan announced the start of major work on the new Toorak Road West tram route today, which will be used […]

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Getting On With It: Streamlining Hoddle

330,000 commuters will benefit from faster and more reliable travel, by upgrading four key intersections along Hoddle Street. The Andrews Labor Government has closed Expressions of Interest this week for the first package with the successful contractor expected to be appointed in late 2017. Construction will begin later this year. The Streamlining Hoddle Street project […]

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Landmarks Light Up To Raise Awareness Of Road Trauma

Some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks will be illuminated yellow this week, to raise awareness and support the thousands of people across the state impacted by road trauma. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined the Member for Albert Park Martin Foley, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Victoria Police and Road Trauma Support […]

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Getting on with the job of building better regional roads

The Andrews Labor Government will continue rebuilding Victoria’s regional roads, improving safety and creating more jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 allocates more than $500 million to rebuild the state’s regional road network, doubling road maintenance investment, upgrading bridges, and constructing new bypasses. More than 850 kilometres of deteriorating roads in regional Victoria will benefit from […]

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More roads, more jobs, less congestion

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of upgrading Victoria’s road network, with new road construction, upgrades and maintenance across the state set to create thousands of new jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 invests almost $2 billion to upgrade regional roads, build roads for Victoria’s growing communities, reduce congestion, and improve safety […]

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Stay Safe On The Roads This Easter Holidays

As Victorians prepare to visit family and friends these Easter holidays, drivers are reminded to slow down, stick to the speed limit and take regular breaks. With drowsy driving a factor in one-in-ten road deaths, Easter is a particularly dangerous time with thousands of Victorians driving to holiday destinations around the state, often travelling long […]

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Motorcyclist Safety In The Spotlight

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting motorcyclist safety along eight high-risk routes in regional Victoria as part of a package of road safety improvements. The Motorcycle Safety Levy-funded upgrade work includes the installation of new rub-rail protective barriers, sealing driveways and roads, better surfaces, signage and roadside improvements to create a safer and more rider-friendly […]

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Better And Safer Cycling Paths For Melbourne’s West

The West Gate Tunnel Project will make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to get around Melbourne, with over 14km of new and upgraded cycling and walking paths, including a new 2.5km veloway above Footscray Road. For the first time, cyclists and pedestrians will be separated from cars and trucks for the entire […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Western Metropolitan Region