Category: Media Release

Scott Morrison Out Of Excuses On Locked Box Funding

The current Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is running out of excuses for why his minority Liberal government continues to keep $3 billion of Victorian infrastructure funding in a locked box, instead of providing it to hard working Victorians. The funding is being kept in a locked box for a project that doesn’t stack up and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Ministers

Delivering A Strong Economy For Victorian Families

The 2018-19 Budget Update released today shows Victoria remains the engine room of the national economy, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and ensuring the state’s growing prosperity is shared by all Victorians. The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises – building new schools and hospitals, investing in public transport and roads, making […]

Categories: Media Release, Ministers, Treasurer

Bendigo Set For The Sky As Qantas Touches Down

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a historic Qantas service between Bendigo and Sydney. Treasurer Tim Pallas, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards were at Bendigo Airport today for the inaugural touchdown of the Q300 turboprop aircraft. The return service will operate six days a week and […]

Categories: Media Release, Ministers, Treasurer

Work Underway To Fix Notorious Birregurra Intersection

Early works are now underway on a new roundabout to improve safety at a notorious intersection near Birregurra. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford visited the intersection of Birregurra-Forrest Road, Colac-Lorne Road and Deepdene Road where fencing, vegetation removal and service relocation works are underway. These early works will pave the way for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads, Ministers

Massive Tunnel Boring Machines Headed For Melbourne

The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will dig the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel will begin its journey to Melbourne next week. Melbournians have talked about an alternative to the West Gate Bridge for decades, and the Labor Government will deliver it. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Transport […]

Categories: Media Release, Ministers, Premier

Protecting Children From Drowning This Summer

As the weather warms up Victorians are reminded to check on their backyard pool and spa fences, ahead of new regulations that will be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government next year. The Victorian Building Authority has prepared a voluntary register and new self-assessment tool for owners to check their fences, with a mandatory register […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

A Healthy Way To Keep Passengers Moving

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to better protect passengers who become sick or injured on Victoria’s trains. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today joined Victoria’s Chief Paramedic Officer Alan Eade at Richmond Train Station to announce a landmark new policy for managing and treating sick or […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Bendigo Station’s New Bridge Open For Business

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of upgrading Bendigo Station and the Bendigo Line, with passengers now able to use the new pedestrian bridge at the station. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today visited Bendigo Station to inspect the new bridge, while joining Guide Dogs Victoria as they team up […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Next Step For Victoria’s Bigger, Better Trains

The first of Victoria’s new bigger and better trains is another step closer to being in service, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Last week, the new train was transported from the manufacturing facility at Newport to the new Pakenham East depot using 4 locomotives, 22 freight wagons and one power car. Victoria’s bigger trains […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorian Retailers Power Into Christmas Shopping Season

Victorian retailers are powering into the busy Christmas trading period, recording the highest retail trade growth in the nation. The Andrews Labor Government’s strong economic management is delivering more jobs, strong growth for businesses and record levels of goods exports. The Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirmed Victoria’s retail trade increased by 6.4 per cent […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer