Category: Media Release

Builder For World-Class School Facilities In Shepparton

Shepparton families are one step closer to having the state-of-the-art secondary school facilities they deserve, with the Andrews Labor Government appointing a builder to commence work on the new Greater Shepparton Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd has been appointed to begin early works on the new school. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Northern Victoria Region

Great Ocean Road Now Accessible To All Victorians

The Great Ocean Road is now more accessible to Victorians with high support needs after the opening of Victoria’s latest Changing Places facility. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan today opened Anglesea’s new Changing Places facility, which was supported by $100,000 from the Andrews Labor Government. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

New Gatehouse To Boost Security And Keep People Safe

A new purpose-built, state-of-the-art gatehouse at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre will help keep Victoria’s maximum security women’s prison safe and secure. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll today opened the new gatehouse, which is significantly larger than the original gatehouse which has been used since the prison opened in 1996. It features stronger security including […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Independent Investigation Into Fire Season

The Victorian Government has today announced an independent investigation into the 2019-2020 Victorian fire season. With significant fires continuing to burn across a large part of the North East, Gippsland and Alpine regions, the Government has asked the Inspector General for Emergency Management (IGEM), Tony Pearce, to lead an inquiry into Victoria’s preparedness for and […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Landfill Levy Waived For Bushfire Victims

As Victorians begin returning to their homes and land following the recent bushfires, the Andrews Labor Government will make sure people can dispose of their bushfire waste without paying the landfill levy. Bushfire waste includes the debris from homes, businesses, sheds, stock, fencing and equipment that have been damaged. The levy waiver will also make […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Making Kindergarten Enrolment Easier For Families

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to secure a kindergarten place for three and four-year-old children by supporting councils to develop central enrolment schemes and simplify enrolment processes. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced eight councils in the areas rolling out Three-Year-Old Kinder first have been awarded grants to develop […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Tax Relief And Council Support For Communities Devastated By Bushfire

Businesses, families, and individuals in bushfire affected communities will get immediate tax relief, with local people at the heart of the recovery and rebuilding efforts, the Victorian Government has announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Corryong today, alongside Bushfire Recovery Victoria Chair Ken Lay, to announce these initial support measures for local residents and local […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Australian Open 2020 – The Grand Slam For Everyone

Melbourne Park is primed to deliver the most open Australian Open in history, putting Victoria in the global spotlight and delivering accessible and inclusive Grand Slam action to hundreds of thousands of fans. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Marlene Kairouz joined Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan at Melbourne Park […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Case Support Program For Fire Affected Communities

The Victorian Government is standing with fire affected communities across Victoria, providing dedicated support coordinators to help affected families access the services and information they need to recover and start rebuilding their lives. Premier Daniel Andrews and Bushfire Recovery Victoria Chair Ken Lay today announced a $14.4 million Victorian Bushfires Case Support Program will immediately […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Boosting Safety On Dunkeld-Cavendish Road

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting safety at a notorious narrow road in Victoria’s south-west with a major upgrade to deliver a better journey for drivers on Dunkeld-Cavendish Road. Acting Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jacinta Allan today announced that works are set to begin on the $4.5 million project that will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads