Category: Ministers

Administrators Appointed To South Gippsland Shire

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a panel of three administrators to run the South Gippsland Shire Council, which was dismissed in June. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced Ms Julie Eisenbise as Chairperson and Mr Rick Brown and Mr Christian Zahra AM as the administrators on the panel who will be stepping […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Victorian Racing Tribunal To Hit The Ground Running

Victoria’s racing industry will be further strengthened following the establishment of a new tribunal that will enhance and streamline the disciplinary and appeals process for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing. Acting Minister for Racing Jaclyn Symes today announced appointments to the Victorian Racing Tribunal, which will hear and determine serious charges made against licensed persons by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

Supporting Community Legal Centres To Reach More People

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the work of Victoria’s Community Legal Centres with more funding to help them support more Victorians. The second round of Integrated Services Fund grants, worth $1.8 million, will support the extension of partnerships between Community Legal Centres and other service providers like health services, and consumer groups. Integrated services […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Suburban Rail Loop Site Investigations Start

The next stage of Suburban Rail Loop is now underway with geotechnical work beginning at Box Hill. Premier Daniel Andrews and Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan visited the site where the drilling has started, which marks another step towards transforming Victoria’s public transport system. Site investigations at Box Hill signal the start of a program […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Investing In Aboriginal Community Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal organisations by helping fund new building projects, repair works or maintenance. Aboriginal groups are invited to apply for the third round of the $14.6 million Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program, delivering the facilities and equipment they need to support their communities. Groups can apply under three different categories for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Gippsland’s Foodbowl Safe As Farmers Win Certainty

Prime agricultural land in Gippsland will be permanently safeguarded, with the Andrews Labor Government exempting almost 4000 hectares from mining and minerals exploration. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced protection for the Mitchell River floodplain near Glenaladale – a prime irrigated horticultural area producing a wide variety of fresh vegetables including lettuce, cabbage, peas, capsicum and sweet corn. The exempted area – stretching from Glenaladale to Hillside – is highly valued for its produce, with farm gate […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Ditching The Dreaded Double-Drop Off In Docklands

Families living in inner city Melbourne will soon be able to ditch the dreaded ‘double-drop off’ as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with building kindergartens at all new primary schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Docklands to announce a new $10 million kindergarten would be added to the the new Docklands Primary […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Next Steps For Western Highway Duplication Project

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the Federal Government’s decision which allows work to resume on the Western Highway duplication. The Labor Government has worked with the Federal Government, the local community and Traditional Owner groups for many years to deliver this urgently needed safety upgrade. There have been more than 100 crashes and 11 fatalities […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Western Victoria Region

Victoria’s Longest-Serving Educators Recognised

More than 400 teachers and staff from the Department of Education and Training are being recognised for their long careers dedicated to public education, at a ceremony for employees who have reached 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2019. Minister for Education, James Merlino, congratulated teachers, principals, school administrative and department staff […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Part-Closure Of Flinders Street For Metro Tunnel Work

One side of Flinders Street will be closed to traffic for up to three years to build an underground connection from Flinders Street Station to the new Town Hall Station as part of the Metro Tunnel construction. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan announced the extended closure today, which will enable major work to start […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure