Category: Minister for Ports and Freight

Planning For The Future Of The Williamstown Maritime Precinct

The Andrews Labor Government is planning for the future of the Williamstown Maritime Precinct so it can be enjoyed by locals and visitors for decades to come. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today announced $200,000 to create a Williamstown Maritime Precinct Framework – to support future investment and development decisions along the iconic […]

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Gem Pier Repairs During Quiet Times

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting and preserving the iconic Gem Pier with repair works to ensure the pier can continue to be enjoyed for years to come. The $650,000 worth of works are scheduled to begin this week and will see piles beneath the pier repaired and replaced. The works are expected to take […]

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Full Steam Ahead For On-Dock Rail

The Andrews Labor Government is getting more freight onto trains and taking trucks off local roads with the approval of new on-dock rail to be built at the Port of Melbourne. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today approved a proposal by Port of Melbourne Operations that will see an investment of $125 million […]

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Expression Of Interest Open For Melbourne Markets Site

The Andrews Labor Government has today opened an expression of interest process to lease the former Melbourne Markets site on Footscray Road in West Melbourne. The former Melbourne Markets site is owned by VicTrack, and much of it is currently occupied by the West Gate Tunnel and other major transport projects. Approximately 55,000 square metres […]

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Ultima Terminal Delivers Jobs For Northern Victoria

A new rail freight terminal in Victoria’s north is delivering jobs for locals and exporting Victorian hay to the booming Asian market. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne officially opened the QUBE Ultima Intermodal Terminal today, which will remove 4,000 truck trips annually from Victorian roads. Hay from local farms is compressed and loaded […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ports and Freight, Northern Victoria Region

Heavy Vehicle Operators On Notice In Safety Operation

Heavy vehicle operators are being warned to ensure their fleets comply with road safety regulations and National Heavy Vehicle Laws, under a new crack down by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today announced Transport Safety Services (TSS) Officers will carry out random and targeted checks across Victoria to ensure […]

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Upgrading The Lakes Entrance Eastern Training Wall

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading the Lakes Entrance Eastern Training Wall to make it safer for locals and visitors, delivering vital repairs for important local port facilities across the state. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today announced $780,000 for works to reinstate the breakwater to secure access through Lakes Entrance. The entrance […]

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Final Works Taking Place On Geelong Freight Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government is carrying out final improvements to important rail freight infrastructure to ensure this year’s grain harvest can make its way to the Port of Geelong quickly and efficiently. From today, works will be taking place on signalling systems in the North Geelong and North Shore area, the final stage of upgrades […]

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Improving Barwon Heads Main Jetty For Locals

The Andrews Labor Government is improving the treasured Barwon Heads Main Jetty for boaters, fishers and pedestrians to enjoy. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today joined Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville in Barwon Heads to announce more than $200,000 to improve the jetty. The investment will mean major maintenance works can be carried […]

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Improving Apollo Bay Harbour For Locals To Enjoy

The Andrews Labor Government will improve the Apollo Bay Harbour – keeping it safe for boaters, fishers and tourists. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today visited the harbour to announce $1.3 million to carry out works including the dredging of the main harbour channel to improve access for boats. The works will also […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ports and Freight, Western Victoria Region