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Taking More Trucks Off Busy Local Roads

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to get more trucks off busy local roads Victorians rely on every day, as part of a massive Suburban Transport Blitz. Over the past four years, the Labor Government has been rebuilding Victoria’s suburban road and rail network and as our suburbs grow. From upgrading the […]

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Delivering More Trains, Trams And Buses

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting public transport services and getting trucks off local roads to get Victorians where they need to go. In just four years, the Labor Government has invested $46.7 billion to overhaul our state’s transport system – removing level crossings, building the Metro Tunnel and upgrading suburban and regional lines across […]

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Warrnambool Harbour Design Studies A Step Closer

Important design studies needed as part of the Warrnambool Harbour Master Plan have been given the green light thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The 2018/19 Victorian State Budget provided $330,000 for the Warrnambool Harbour Sand Movement Study, with the Labor Government and Council working together closely since the release of the Warrnambool Harbour Master […]

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Delivering For St Kilda: A Rebuilt Pier And A Safer St Kilda Road On The Way

The Andrews Labor Government will completely rebuild St Kilda Pier and deliver new separated bike lanes to boost safety for cyclists and pedestrians along St Kilda Road. The Victorian Budget 2019/2020 will invest $50.3 million to deliver a rebuilt St Kilda pier, boosting tourism, adding more green space and preserving the iconic landmark for generations […]

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Victorian Coastal Shipping Review Underway

Plans are now underway to develop the Victorian Ports Strategy, which will include an industry-led review into Victorian coastal shipping aimed at maximising opportunities for local jobs and further investment in the industry The decision to develop a new Victorian Ports Strategy was made last year as part of the Victorian Freight Plan – Delivering […]

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Work To Get Underway To Fix Kerferd Road Pier

The Andrews Labor Government is fixing a much-loved Albert Park icon, with work to get underway next week to restore the Kerferd Road Pier to its former glory. The Labor Government is investing $1.6 million to overhaul the historically significant pier. Built in 1889, the Kerferd Road Pier is of enormous significance to the local […]

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Port Rail Projects To Take Trucks Off Local Roads

The Andrews Labor Government will take tens of thousands of trucks off local roads in the inner west, with two new projects to shift more Victorian freight on the rail network. Major freight hubs in Melbourne’s north and west will be connected to the Port of Melbourne, with a $25.7 million investment that will see […]

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New Dredge To Boost The Gippsland Lakes Economy

Gippsland’s new purpose-built dredge has started work to deliver safe and reliable ocean access for the thousands of recreational and commercial vessels that cross the Lakes Entrance bar every year. Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan launched the new $23m dredge at Lakes Entrance today. The Tommy Norton will safeguard recreational boating and commercial fishing in, […]

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Marine Radio Victoria Goes Live

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting safety for Victorian boaters by turning on Marine Radio Victoria – an emergency radio monitoring service that covers all of Victoria’s coastline for the first time. Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan today welcomed the new service that operates all day, every day across Victorian waters, giving commercial and recreational […]

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Donnellan To Visit Tianjin And Shanghai Ports

Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan today departed for China where he will meet with the operators of the world’s busiest container port in Shanghai. Mr Donnellan is the 11th Andrews Government Minister to travel to China and will visit Melbourne’s Sister City Tianjin, where he will meet with the Tianjin Port Authority, before heading to […]

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