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From the Deputy Premier

Peter Ryan



The Hon Peter Ryan MP


Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today announced Coles Supermarkets as one of the official sponsors of the 2013 Regional Victoria Living Expo in Melbourne on Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April.

Stage One of the $6.4 million Mildura Airport Terminal Redevelopment project is complete, with Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan inspecting the completed works today, paving the way for Stage Two of the project to take off.

North eastern Victoria is primed for business over the upcoming Easter period, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

A collaboration between Regional Development Victoria (RDV) and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) has produced valuable insights into doing business in the state’s regional and rural areas.

Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh have congratulated retiring Federal Nationals Member for Mallee John Forrest on his outstanding political career.

The Victorian Coalition Government will increase funding to improve the state’s highest risk roads and intersections to $1 billion over the next 10 years.

The Victorian Coalition Government has today announced new measures to deal with those who risk the lives of others by taking a combination of drugs and alcohol before driving.

The Victorian Coalition Government today announced funding for community recovery events in the state’s Alpine regions, following the recent devastating bushfires in the area which continue to threaten towns.

The Victorian Coalition Government will toughen drink driving laws to significantly increase the number of drink driving offenders who have alcohol interlocks fitted to their vehicles.

A year after the first deployment, PSOs are already making a real difference across the rail network, Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan said today.

Improvements to Hopetoun’s Poulton Park Community Precinct were officially unveiled yesterday by Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty and Member for Mildura Peter Crisp, including a new pergola, toilets and barbeque, built with the assistance of $135,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding.

Victoria’s largest hardwood saw mill, Heyfield’s Australian Sustainable Hardwoods, will expand its operations with the support of $650,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Bushfire Response Peter Ryan today released the Victorian Bushfire Recovery Four Year Update.

A new Productivity Commission report shows more Victorians are feeling safe on public transport at night for the first time in three years, Deputy Premier and Police and Emergency Services Minister Peter Ryan said today.

A leadership development program for regional university students was announced today by Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister Peter Ryan.

The Victorian Coalition Government has streamlined funding paperwork for not-for-profit organisations, replacing more than 30 forms of funding agreements with one standard form.

Melbourne and Olympic Park's new National Tennis Centre has been delivered one year ahead of schedule, on budget and in time for the 2013 Australian Open, Acting Premier Peter Ryan said at last night's official opening.

Community alerting sirens are now in place across the Dandenong Ranges, ready to warn residents of life-threatening emergency incidents, Acting Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan announced today.

Victorians need to remain on alert for bushfires tomorrow and Friday as the mercury again begins to rise, Acting Premier Peter Ryan has warned today.

Dunolly residents will soon enjoy modernised facilities at the Dunolly outdoor pool following the announcement of a $48,067 splash in Victorian Coalition Government funding to upgrade the ageing change rooms.