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From the Deputy Premier

Peter Ryan



The Hon Peter Ryan MP


Sirens will be used as an additional warning tool across 13 local government areas this summer fire season, as part of a Victorian Coalition Government pilot program .

Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister Peter Ryan today officially opened the $5.57 million upgrade of Ballarat Airport.

The Victorian Coalition Government has launched a new ad campaign highlighting that speed cameras save lives.

A new advertising campaign by the Coalition Government urges Victorians to leave their homes early if they’re in any doubt during a fire situation this summer.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan has warned Victorian motorists that unsafe driver behavior will not be tolerated on the state’s roads this holiday season.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan has congratulated the Victorian winners of the 2012 Resilient Australia Awards celebrating innovation in emergency management.

The townships of Toolangi and Castella today marked significant milestones on their journey to recovery, following the 2009 Victorian bushfires, with the opening of several new and redeveloped public facilities in Murrindindi Shire.

The Victorian Coalition Government will accept in principle all four recommendations from Victoria’s independent Road Safety Camera Commissioner’s Report into amber light phasing at eight red light camera intersections.

The Victorian Coalition Government’s Banksia Working Group has announced a series of measures to provide immediate assistance to communities impacted upon by the collapse of the Banksia Finance Group.

Reticulated natural gas is a step closer for communities across country Victoria with the Coalition Government seeking industry interest in delivering innovative Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) technologies to expand access to natural gas.

The redevelopment of Mildura’s riverfront is a step closer with the appointment of Places Victoria to progress the Mildura Riverfront Precinct Redevelopment Stage 2 plan, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said today.

Premier Ted Baillieu today announced a government working group, headed by Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, to work with Victorians affected by the Banksia collapse.

The Victorian Coalition Government has received a positive response to its voluntary Bushfire Buy-back Scheme with more than 100 landowners choosing to sell properties in some of Victoria’s worst affected bushfire areas.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan joined Member for Seymour Cindy McLeish in Marysville today to announce the winning consortium that will develop and operate the new Marysville Hotel and Conference Centre.

The final phase of the Country Fire Authority’s (CFA) radio replacement rollout is underway with the distribution of more than 1,700 Transportable Bag Radios (TBR) to brigade members across Victoria.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan joined Member for Benalla Bill Sykes and members of the community to officially open the restored Benalla Showgrounds grandstand today.

Tough new laws targeting ‘hoon’ drivers have led to a significant increase in vehicle impoundments, sending a strong message that Victorians will no longer tolerate dangerous and anti-social driving behavior.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Development Damian Drum joined representatives of communities and businesses from across regional and rural Victoria in Bendigo last night at the 2012 Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan has congratulated Victoria’s youngest heroes for their courage and bravery during life-threatening emergencies.

The Victorian Coalition Government has today announced a $5 million program to restore flood damaged catchments and improve environmental conditions for tourism businesses and irrigators in flood affected areas.