Topic: Transport

Australian-First Technology To Remove Nine Level Crossings

A massive 60 metre-long wheeled carrier is about to start work on the Andrews Labor Government’s Caulfield to Dandenong project, which will remove nine of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today to inspect the ‘straddle carrier’ – a high-tech machine that will pick […]

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West Gate Tunnel To Deliver More 24/7 Truck Bans

The Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel will deliver two more truck bans in the inner west, to stop rat runs through local streets. Building the project will allow the Labor Government to ban trucks day and night on Blackshaws Road in Altona North and Hudsons Road in Spotswood. Bans will apply 24 hours a […]

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

Make Your Mark – Name Our Five New Stations

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorians a once-in-a-generation chance to make their mark on Melbourne by naming the five new underground stations to be built as part of the Metro Tunnel Project. Premier Daniel Andrews and Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan opened the station naming competition today while inspecting a “mini” Tunnel Boring Machine […]

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Only The Best For The West With The Best Noise Walls In Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government will build even more noise walls as part of the West Gate Tunnel project to reduce noise at local sporting clubs and parks. In direct response to community feedback, three additional noise walls to be built along the busy West Gate Freeway to the benefit of local families, dog walkers and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Expert Panel Recommends More Open Space

An expert panel headed by Botanic Gardens chief Tim Entwisle has released proposals for the 11 MCGs of open space that will be created by the Andrews Labor Government’s Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project. The $1.6 billion project will elevate sections of the Cranbourne-Pakenham line, removing nine of Victoria’s worst level crossings forever. […]

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Port Rail Shuttle To Ease Congestion And Boost Productivity

The Australian and Victorian Governments are investing in projects to take trucks off local roads and connect the Port of Melbourne to major freight hubs using the existing rail network. Expressions of interest will soon to be sought to deliver a series of rail freight ‘shuttle’ initiatives on the existing rail network by connecting the […]

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Seventh Heaven For The World’s Most Liveable City

Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City for an incredible seventh-straight year. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Index ranks 140 of the world’s best cities and once again, Melbourne has come out on top – securing perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure. Melbourne pipped Vienna for the top ranking, and finished well […]

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Remember – Play It Safe Around Our Railways

With more train services than ever before, and biggest pipeline of major projects in the state’s history – it’s never been more important to be safe around our rail network. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined the CEO of Public Transport Victoria and Inspector John Felton from Victoria Police at Southern Cross Station today […]

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Getting On With The West Gate Tunnel – Public Hearings Begin

A comprehensive, independent inquiry into the West Gate Tunnel gets underway today, giving community a chance to have their say on the congestion busting project. The West Gate Tunnel Inquiry and Advisory Committee will spend the next six weeks hearing submissions from experts, engineers, councils, community groups, kindergartens, sporting clubs and local residents, looking at […]

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Victoria Leading The Way On Automated Vehicles

An automated vehicle trial is underway on the Monash-CityLink-Tullamarine corridor to help Victoria prepare for the future of driverless vehicles. The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with VicRoads, RACV and Transurban, to trial connected and automated vehicles from manufacturers BMW, Mercedes, Tesla and Volvo. The study will look at how to prepare road infrastructure, regulations […]

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