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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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New Chief For Victorian Regional Channels Authority

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of experienced maritime and resources executive Michael Harvey as Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA). Mr Harvey brings an extensive knowledge of the shipping industry and commercial port operations, as well as proven excellence in senior management and leadership roles. He is a […]

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Have Your Say On The Future Of Victoria’s Waterways

Victorians can have their say on how to improve safety and access around the recreational use of waterways across the state. Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan today launched a discussion paper to help shape the development of a Safe and Accessible Victorian Waterways Strategy. Victoria’s 2,500 kilometres of coastline, 85,000 kilometres of rivers and 13,000 […]

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New Board To Steer Victorian Ports Corporation

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a new board of directors to the Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPCM), following the announcement of Lonsdale Consortium as the leaseholders of the Port of Melbourne. Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan today announced the inaugural board members of the VPCM, which include Mr James Cain as Chair and Ms […]

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Victorian Liberals In Hiding As Malcolm Turnbull Rips Off Our State Yet Again

Federal Liberal MPs across Victoria are in hiding as their Sydney-centric bosses Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison blatantly rip off Victoria and spend our taxpayer dollars in New South Wales. The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its election commitment to lease the port and use the funding to remove 50 of our most dangerous […]

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Victorian Liberals Side With Sydney Over Victoria On Port Lease Cash

Victorian Liberals are happy for our state to miss out on our fair share of infrastructure funding, following the lease of the Port of Melbourne. They’re siding with their Sydney-centric mates Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison, who are blatantly ripping off Victoria and lining the streets of New South Wales with Victorian taxpayer dollars. Victoria […]

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