Category: Ministers

Road Users Urged To Put Safety First This Long Weekend

Victorians are urged to take extra care on our roads with the Australia Day long weekend and end of school holidays presenting a busy and high-risk period on the state’s roads. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today joined TAC Acting CEO Liz Cairns to urge road users to heed the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Road Safety and the TAC, Minister for Roads

Prep Bags To Help Kids Thrive On First Day At School

Every Prep student in government schools will start their education with a new library bag and bundle of books to spark the joy of reading, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled the new Prep bags, which are being delivered to almost 60,000 Preps in more than 1200 schools. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Boosting Community Facilities In Our Growing Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is helping build new and improved community facilities across Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the 32 successful projects that will receive funding from the latest ground of the Growing Suburbs Fund. The Fund is delivering $50 million towards community facilities, better services and more […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Road To Bushfire Recovery Leads To Regional Victoria

Victorians are being encouraged to travel to regional Victoria to support bushfire-affected businesses and kick-start the road to recovery. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was in the Gippsland Lakes region yesterday and today, meeting with tourism operators and hearing about the impact of the fires and how the community could help. […]

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

Melbourne Racing Carnival Backs Bushfire Relief Effort

Racegoers and the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) will kick in for bushfire relief during the club’s Australia Day long weekend meetings – today at Mornington and tomorrow at Caulfield. The first weekend of the MRC’s Summer Racing Carnival of events will send fundraising proceeds the way of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Minister for Racing Martin […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

Supporting Victorian Schools Through Bushfire Recovery

Families, children, students and teachers affected by the ongoing bushfires will get the additional support they need as they head back to school and kindergarten in 2020 thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $13.45 million package to support communities most impacted by the bushfires. This includes a focus […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Key Intersection On Plenty Road Blitz Wraps Up Early

A major part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Plenty Road works have finished ahead of schedule, with traffic flowing smoothly through the reopened intersection at McDonalds and Gorge roads in South Morang. Crews worked around the clock to complete three months of work in less than three weeks to widen the intersection and build a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Immediate Support For Victoria’s Wildlife And Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government is taking immediate action to support Victoria’s bushfire impacted wildlife and biodiversity with a $17.5 million initial rescue package to assist in recovery efforts. The recent bushfires have had an unprecedented impact on Victoria’s flora and fauna. The funding announced today will support a range of urgent actions necessary to give […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Toorak Road Level Crossing Will Be Gone For Good Early

The dangerous and congested Toorak Road level crossing will be gone for good more than six months ahead of schedule, with traffic set to flow freely and trains traveling over the new rail bridge in April. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today visited the site, where teams have been working around the clock on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Successful Community Safety Fund Recipients Announced

Over 63 new crime prevention initiatives will be rolled out across Victoria, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Safety Fund. The Labor Government is investing over $700,000 from the fund across 45 not-for-profit groups and 16 local councils, with the Hindmarsh Shire and Brimbank City councils each receiving grants for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Crime Prevention