Topic: Transport

Huge Cranes To Widen EJ Whitten Bridge

Major widening works to the EJ Whitten Bridge ramps up with two large remotely controlled cranes being assembled ahead of works starting next week. The assembly of the 13-metre-tall gantry cranes marks the start of significant works to widen the bridge from three to five lanes in each direction, improving safety and slashing travel times. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Six Months On And Turnbull Is Still Shortchanging Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is demanding that the Turnbull Government immediately pay the $1.4 billion it promised to Victorians from the lease of the Port of Melbourne. In September 2016, the Turnbull Government went back on its word to Victorians, and refused to fulfil its commitment as part of the Asset Recycling Initiative National Partnership […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Metro Tunnel Work To Ramp Up In April Construction Blitz

Major work is set to ramp up next month on Australia’s biggest public transport project – the Metro Tunnel – with extensive geotechnical investigations now complete. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan at the project’s huge storage facility in West Melbourne, where nearly 10 kilometres of soil and rock samples are […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Australia’s First Plan To Get The Most Out Of Our Projects

The Andrews Labor Government has set out a new strategy to create the maximum value for Victorians from its multibillion-dollar pipeline of major projects. Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan today released the Labor Government’s Value Creation and Capture Framework – an Australian first that centres on realising and creating value, rather than taxing beneficiaries. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Major Projects

In A Class Of Their Own: Melbourne’s Next-Gen Trams

The first of 20 new trams ordered by the Andrews Labor Government and built in Melbourne, for Melbourne, has rolled off the production line. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan at Bombardier’s Dandenong factory today to get a look at the new E-Class tram, which will soon enter service on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Premier

Getting It Done: New Lanes Open On Citylink

Drivers will be able to access nearly nine kilometres of new lanes from 1 April 2017 as part of the widening CityLink Tulla project. From the early hours of Saturday morning, drivers heading to or from the CBD on CityLink between Flemington Road and the West Gate Freeway will now have an additional traffic lane […]

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

Skilled Jobs Bringing High Capacity Metro Trains To Life

Victoria’s future engineers and skilled tradespeople will play a crucial role in building Melbourne’s 65 next generation High Capacity Metro Trains, as the Andrews Labor Government puts more young people to work. Visiting Downer EDI’s Newport Rail Yard today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced 15 per cent of work on the $2 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Construction Begins On Massive Hurstbridge Line Upgrade

Work has now begun to remove two dangerous and congested level crossings, duplicate the track and run more trains, more often on the Hurstbridge line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines in Heidelberg today, where work to build a second track to Rosanna has begun. The second track will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

What should we do with 11 MCGs worth of new open space?

We’re ‘unlocking’ the equivalent of 11 MCGs worth of open space by elevating the Cranbourne-Pakenham line. The question is, what should we put there? Futsal pitches? Car parks? Rock climbing walls? Outdoor gyms? Dog parks? Community veggie patches? BBQ areas with built-in Eskys? It’s your call. Let me know your ideas in the comments…then visit […]

Categories: Facebook, South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Video

Heinz Street Crossing Upgrade Fast-Tracked

The upgrade of the Heinz Street level crossing in Bendigo will be fast-tracked to boost safety and save lives. Minister for Public Transport and local Member Jacinta Allan has announced that the Heinz Street crossing will now be upgraded by the end of this year, six months sooner than originally planned. The Andrews Labor Government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport