Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Cricket Victoria Pads Up For Towards Zero

More than 1,100 Victorian cricket clubs will be bowling up road safety messages to players and spectators, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Toward Zero Road Safety Strategy. The Transport Accident Commission has recruited Cricket Victoria to be part of its plan to create a future where no one dies or is seriously injured […]

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Connecting Alphington To The Darebin Trail

The Andrews Labor Government will build a new link to give cyclists and walkers in Alphington a safe and smooth connection to the Darebin-Yarra Trail. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the Farm Road Link – a local extension of the Darebin Trail to be built as part of the Labor […]

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Safer Crossings For St Georges Road

The Andrews Labor Government will reopen all of the median crossings on St Georges Road by the end of the year and conduct a comprehensive safety review of the key arterial route. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced that as work is completed on Melbourne Water’s M40 pipeline upgrade, all five […]

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Victorias’s First Driverless Bus Now On The Road

Victoria’s first driverless shuttle bus will transport students around La Trobe University in Bundoora following support from the Andrews Labor Government. The Autonobus has brought together world-leading experts in automated vehicle technology in a trial which will help shape Victoria’s transport future. The trial will run until July 2018, examining all aspects of safety, operations, […]

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Western Roads Upgrade A Step Closer

Work is set to get underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.8 billion upgrade to slash congestion for drivers on eight key arterial routes through Melbourne’s west. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan has announced the Netflow consortium has been selected as the preferred tender to build the Western Roads Upgrade. The Western […]

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Tougher Penalties To Keep Victorians Safe On Our Roads

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a comprehensive package of driver safety reforms to toughen penalties for dangerous drivers and keep Victorians safe on our roads. Under the proposed changes, full licence holders detected with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05-0.069 will face licence cancellation and disqualification for three months for a first offence. […]

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Local Businesses Gear Up For The West Gate Tunnel Project

Victorian businesses, big and small, are being called on to join the team to build the West Gate Tunnel Project. Construction will start in early 2018 with the project expected to create more than 6000 jobs. Information sessions for businesses who will supply materials and services for the project will kick off this week in […]

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Funding Approved To Steer Trucks Clear Of Local Rutherglen Streets

The Australian and Victorian Governments are investing $4 million in a project to take trucks and heavy vehicles off local roads in central Rutherglen in Victoria’s north east. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said redirecting heavy vehicles would improve safety after 13 crashes between January 2012 and December 2016. “The project delivers […]

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Victoria Leading The Way In Children’s Road Safety

Victoria is leading the way in road safety with more than 75,000 children benefiting from an Australian-first road safety education program delivered through early learning centres. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $1.51 million over three years to maintain the Starting Out Safely program for children across the state. Starting Out Safely supports families and […]

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Victorian First Technology To Make Napier Street Safer

The Andrews Labor Government will install a new high-tech detection system to stop trucks and other tall vehicles hitting Footscray’s Napier Street Bridge. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined Member for Footscray Marsha Thomson today to announce $1.2 million to build new warning systems at the notorious bridge. Automatic detection systems will […]

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