Category: Ministers

More Opportunities To Enjoy Victoria’s Great Outdoors

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and make it easier for Victorians to get out and take advantage of our beaches, forests and bushland. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio will today introduce a bill into Parliament to create a new Marine and Coastal Park […]

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

New Road Safety Camera Commissioner Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of former Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner for Road Safety Stephen Leane as the state’s new Road Safety Camera Commissioner. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville congratulated Mr Leane, saying he’s one of Victoria’s leading road safety experts and would bring a wealth of knowledge and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Four Preston Level Crossings To Go

Early works to remove four dangerous and congested level crossings, build two new stations and a two kilometre stretch of elevated rail in Preston will start next year. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today confirmed the Andrews Labor Government will build a two-kilometre rail bridge to remove level crossings at […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

It’s Official – Melbourne Is Australia’s Most Innovative City

Melbourne was today named as Australia’s most innovative city, leapfrogging Sydney to claim 11th place overall in the annual 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global Index. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula welcomed the release of the index, now in its 12th year, which ranked 500 cities across the world. Melbourne jumped from 16th place […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Retail Shopping Strip Forum Listening To Locals

The Andrews Labor Government is working with local communities to better understand the trading conditions for small businesses in local shopping strips in metropolitan and regional Victoria. A forum co-hosted by Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek and Minister for Suburban Development Marlene Kairouz today heard from business owners, traders, industry experts and councils on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

First Peoples To Shape Victoria’s Creative Future

For the first time, Victoria’s First Peoples will have a formalised leadership role when creative and cultural policies are developed, with the appointment of Creative Victoria’s new First Peoples Partnership Group. Eleven positions on the First Peoples Partnership Group will embed Aboriginal self-determination and community voice throughout the development and delivery of Victoria’s next creative […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Backing Local Groups To Keep Our History Alive

Community organisations across Victoria can now apply for a share in $350,000 available for projects that preserve and share stories of Victoria’s local history. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the Local History Grants Program, managed by Public Record Office Victoria, is now accepting applications for allocations of up to $15,000. The last round of […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Communities To Win Through Sports Facilities Grants

The Andrews Labor Government will help communities provide more opportunities for people to participate in sport and active recreation through a new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that applications for the fund’s inaugural round were open. Councils and Alpine Resort Boards can apply […]

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

Keeping The Legacy Of Our Veterans Alive

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive with a round of new grants to support and bolster the community. Marking Remembrance Day, Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced 84 projects right across the state that will share in $1.4 million as part of a range of grants to support […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

VCAL Review To Improve Learning And Pathway Options

The Andrews Labor Government will review the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Victorian schools, to ensure all students can choose a path through senior secondary school that offers a high-quality qualification providing the technical and practical skills that our economy needs. This major review of VCAL and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education