Category: Media Release

Kicking Goals In The Early Years Reading Game

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging parents to read more books with their young children to inspire a love of reading and set them up for success later in life. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early Years, which encourages reading to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education

Work Begins On Baxter Extension Business Case

The Andrews Labor Government has commenced the business case and is doing the planning work for a future extension of the Frankston line to Baxter. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today joined Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke to make the announcement at Patterson River where works are underway […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Improving Animal Welfare For Greyhounds

Non-racing greyhounds will no longer be required to be muzzled in public under reforms announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. From 1 January 2019, non-racing greyhounds won’t need a muzzle in public, but will still need to be leashed. The Labor Government also today approved and released the final Code of Practice for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Calling For New Approaches To End Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is testing new approaches to end family violence and keep perpetrators accountable with a fund available for innovative programs. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced $4.83 million will be made available to support trials of family violence perpetrator interventions that target diverse groups. These trials move away from […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Revving Up Jobs And Investment In Melbourne’s South East

An automotive design and engineering company in Melbourne’s South East is transforming its operations and creating new jobs, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton South to announce a $1.5 million Local Industry Fund for Transition grant. The grant is helping […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Glenelg Estuary Listed As 12th Victorian Ramsar Site

Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay has been approved for listing as the state’s 12th Ramsar site – an international accolade that will ensure this important wetland is protected into the future. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the listing was a great accomplishment of local agencies and communities that have invested in the conservation of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

28 New Schools For Growing School Communities

Twenty-eight new schools accommodating more than 15,000 students will be built and planned for in the fastest growing parts of the state, giving families peace of mind that their kids will be able to go to a great local school, close to home. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $353.2 million to build 12 new schools […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Joint Management Plan For Dja Dja Wurrung People

The Andrews Labor Government has released the first draft management plan for the Dja Dja Wurrung People – central to the cultural identity and well-being of Victorian Traditional Owner communities. The Draft plan translates the aspirations of the Dja Dja Wurrung People for their Country, and incorporates their traditional knowledge, culture and practices into the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Construction On South West Loddon Pipeline Stage Two

Construction is underway for the second stage of the South West Loddon Pipeline Project, which will deliver vital water to communities, households and farmers in north west Victoria. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced commencement of construction of stage two, following final environmental and cultural heritage approvals. The Labor Government is putting $40 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Latest Design Released For Melbourne’s Missing Link

Residents in Melbourne’s North East have had the first look at updated designs for Victoria’s biggest ever transport infrastructure project – the North East Link. Land bridges, express lanes and new ramp signals are included in the new designs, showing how local roads will connect to North East Link through new interchanges, where lanes will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety