Category: Media Release

More Support To Unearth Future Sporting Heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with strengthening the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and ensuring Victoria remains the nation’s top breeding ground for elite athletes. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced a $300,000 funding boost for a new VIS outreach program to unearth sporting talent in our regions and update its computer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Protecting Our Unique Plants And Animals

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered $7.7 million for large-scale regional partnership projects to protect threatened plants and animals as part of the Biodiversity On-Ground Action initiative. The funding will go towards twenty-six large-scale projects that address major risks to threatened species and ecosystems in priority areas including: removal of woody weeds and other pest […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Turnbull Government Confirms It’s Ripping Off Victorians

The Turnbull Government this morning confirmed that it is ripping off Victorians when it comes to funding vital infrastructure. Giving testimony at Senate Budget Estimates hearings this morning, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development confirmed that the recent federal budget does not include a single extra dollar for Victorian infrastructure. This is despite the […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Building A Stronger, Brighter Future For Students

The Andrews Labor Government is providing support to make sure young people at risk of disadvantage can continue their education and face a brighter future. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley announced today that students who live in public or community housing or who are at risk of homelessness are eligible to apply […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Innovation Fund Targets Better Health Outcomes

The Andrews Labor Government’s Public Sector Innovation Fund will support a crucial project to make the most of our world-class medical research so that we can make that next new breakthrough to improve patient care. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today joined health professionals and researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital to announce grant […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Preserving The Integrity Of Grassroots Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with protecting the integrity and fairness of grassroots sporting competitions across Victoria. Minister for Sport John Eren today released the new Victorian Integrity in Sport Action Plan that addresses risks and sets out clear strategies to maintain integrity in the state and community sports sector. Grassroots sports competitions […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Education Week Celebrated Across Victoria

Victorian schools will be showcasing the link between good health and a great education as the 73rd annual Education Weeks kicks off this week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body”, and many of Victoria’s schools are expected to join the celebrations and showcase the work they are doing to help […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety