Topic: Transport

More Choice, Cheaper Fares And Certainty For The Industry

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reforms to Victoria’s taxi and hire car industry have passed the Legislative Council, paving the way for cheaper fares, more choice and safer, more responsive services for passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the reforms which will regulate ride share services and provide certainty to the taxi industry. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

More Island Services With New Ferry

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more frequent, reliable ferry services between the mainland and French and Phillip Islands. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that Searoad Ferries (trading as Western Port Ferries) has been awarded the contract to run the Western Port Ferry Service between French Island, Phillip Island and Stony Point. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Southern Metropolitan Region

Rosedale Highway Intersection Set For Much-Needed Fix

A dangerous intersection in Rosedale that has seen trucks crash into the barrier surrounding the local pub on numerous occasions is set to be completely redesigned. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the upgrade of the Princes Highway/Lyons Street roundabout would improve freight efficiency and make the […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

New Truck Stop To Help Fight Driver Fatigue Around Moe

Heavy vehicle and motorist safety will be improved around Moe with the construction of a new truck stop at the western end of the town. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project was part of a strategy to provide truck rest areas as a way to reduce the risk of crashes […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Winter Construction Blitz To Fast Track Major Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up work on its major transport projects these school holidays, and drivers and public transport users are being warned to plan ahead. Crews will take advantage of the quieter holiday period to get Melbourne ready for the Metro Tunnel, as part of a 16 day construction blitz on road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Premier

Work on Wonthaggi’s first traffic signals get the green light

Works to install Wonthaggi’s first traffic lights and new pedestrian crossing will start in July, with the project expected to reduce congestion and crashes at the Bass Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road intersection. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said this intersection is the primary freight access point to the commercial precinct and these […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Ballarat Line Upgrade Ramps Up

Some of Australia’s biggest construction companies are vying to deliver the Andrews Labor Government’s transformation of the Ballarat line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that there were five experienced construction firms competing to build the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade: John Holland, Arcadis, KBR Laing O’Rourke, AECOM Lendlease, Coleman Rail, SMEC CPB […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Have Your Say On Hyland And Monaro Highway Upgrades

The Gippsland community has been invited to have its say on the upgrades of the Hyland and Monaro Highways. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the feedback will provide valuable insights that will contribute to the upgrades of the two key election commitments. “What we want to do is create a road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

First New E-Class Trams On Melbourne Streets

The first of 30 new E-Class trams ordered by the Andrews Labor Government will begin operating on the world’s biggest tram network today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan in Wellington Parade to inspect tram 51, before it and tram 52 enter passenger service later this week. The low-floor E-Class trams […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Labor Government Unveils Even More Services For Ararat

The Andrews Labor Government will add a further nine new train services every week for the Ararat line, on top of the 10 announced last month. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that 19 new weekday and weekend services will start running on the Ararat line in August – reducing waiting and providing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region