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From the Deputy Premier

Peter Ryan



The Hon Peter Ryan MP


Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan has called on the Commonwealth to end delays in decision making around the provision of vital flood assistance for Victorian communities impacted by severe floods in late 2011 and throughout 2012.

The Australian Government will provide a $9.5 million grant towards a $90 million project to construct a de-inked pulp plant at Australian Paper’s pulp and paper mill at Maryvale in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan announced $700,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding for major renovations to the historic Ballarat East Fire Station today.

A new women’s networking event in Bendigo to complement the annual Elmore Field Days activities is being supported with $5, 000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan announced today.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan has welcomed the announcement of a $17 million investment in major infrastructure improvements for Tynong’s apple industry that will create up to 100 jobs in the region.

The latest information about Victoria's farmers' markets will be available via iPhone following the release of the first Famers' Market iPhone app today by Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today teamed up with triple premiership Geelong ruckman Brad Ottens to announce the date for the 2013 Regional Victoria Living Expo in Melbourne.

Acting Premier Peter Ryan put his cooking skills to the test with celebrity chef Guy Grossi at the official launch the 157th Royal Melbourne Show today.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Victoria's Paralympic champions will be congratulated for their inspiring achievements during the AFL Preliminary Final in Melbourne on Saturday 22 September 2012.

The Victorian Coalition Government has announced $500,000 in funding to establish a central secretariat to support the work of nine Regional Community Leadership Programs currently operating across the state.

Victoria Police Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will experience real life scenarios of working on Melbourne train platforms even before they graduate, with the construction of a purpose-built training railway station at the Glen Waverley Police Academy.

A prime location has been selected for a $10 million 24-hour police complex to be built at Somerville, Acting Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan announced today.

Acting Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today announced a study to examine the feasibility of supplying natural gas to Cannons Creek, Blind Bight, Warneet and Tooradin.

The location of the new 24-hour police station at Forest Hill has been chosen with community consultation to commence in the coming weeks, Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan announced today.

A recent survey by the Victorian Coalition Government shows that a large majority of people who lost their principal (owner-occupied) place of residence during the 2009 bushfires have now moved into permanent accommodation, Deputy Premier and Minister for Bushfire Response Peter Ryan announced today.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

More than 8,000 Victorians have responded to the Victorian Coalition Government's Road Safety Survey a week since its launch, Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Peter Ryan said today.

Community Fire Refuges will be piloted at three sites in the Yarra Ranges this fire season as the Victorian Coalition Government continues to implement measures to better prepare Victoria for the threat of bushfires.

In another embarrassing blunder, Labor's Deputy Opposition Leader James Merlino has been caught out fabricating fictional Bushfires Royal Commission (VBRC) recommendations in an attempt to mislead Victorians over bushfire safety.

Federal Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Nicola Roxon and Victorian Deputy Premier Peter Ryan today announced that an agreement has been reached with Vodafone Hutchison Australia to provide location-based emergency warnings during disasters.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today officially unveiled the new look Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE).