Category: Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Works Underway To Reduce Congestion And Improve Connections In Melbourne’s North

Drivers in Melbourne’s north will soon experience safer, quicker and more reliable journeys, as construction begins on the second stage of the O’Herns Road Upgrade in Epping. The Australian and Victorian governments are investing $103 million in this vital upgrade, which will improve traffic flow and reduce travel times for tens-of-thousands of drivers who use […]

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Construction Of Victorian Tunnelling Centre Set To Commence

Thousands of Victorian workers will get the skills they need to build the Metro Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel and other major transport projects at an Australian-first tunnelling training centre to be built in Melbourne.   The state-of-the-art Victorian Tunnelling Centre (VTC) will be located at Holmesglen Institute’s Drummond Street campus in Chadstone and will take […]

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Upgrading The Cranbourne Line To Run More Services

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with vital upgrades to the Cranbourne line, with works to remove the remaining level crossings and duplicate track starting next year. The Labor Government has today announced the timeline for the Cranbourne Line Upgrade, which will remove the last four level crossings along the line and fully duplicate […]

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World’s Best Builders Compete To Build North East Link

Three consortiums featuring the world’s leading construction companies have been shortlisted to build the North East Link’s twin road tunnels. Following a worldwide search, the Andrews Labor Government today announced the three bidders vying for the $7-9 billion major works contract, as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The three shortlisted consortia include some […]

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New And Improved Rockbank Station

Rockbank locals will soon have access to a new and improved train station, as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade. Locals got an early look at the station today, ahead of its official reopening to passengers and train services tomorrow. The station’s transformation, which began more than 18 months ago, involved demolishing its short platforms […]

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Removing Level Crossings And Creating New, Green Open Space

The Andrews Labor Government will create 2.5 kilometres of parkland and open space in Melbourne’s north as it gets on with removing four dangerous and congested level crossings on the Upfield line. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan joined Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today to reveal designs for the rail bridge that will […]

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Spring Road And Rail Work Blitz Across Victoria

Power, signalling and track upgrades, and ongoing major work the Metro Tunnel and West Gate Tunnel projects will cause major disruptions to Melbourne’s road and rail network, and regional train services in spring. Major works on the Andrews Labor Government’s record pipeline of major transport infrastructure projects will be carried out during the quieter school […]

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Getting On And Removing The Clyde Road Level Crossing

The Andrews Labor Government is removing the dangerous and congested Clyde Road level crossing in Berwick by building a road underpass beneath the Pakenham line, improving safety and easing congestion. Around 22,000 vehicles use the crossing every day, with the boom gates down for around a third of the two-hour morning peak, delaying people travelling […]

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Oakleigh Station Upgrade Underway To Benefit Commuters

Works to improve Oakleigh Station will start this month as a part of a transformation that will provide better facilities and greater accessibility for the community. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today announced the start of work on the Oakleigh Station Upgrade, which is designed to reinvigorate the […]

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Work On Massive Sunbury Line Upgrade Set To Start

Work will start within weeks on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive upgrade of the Sunbury line to prepare the corridor for new high-capacity trains when the Metro Tunnel is built. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan announced today that John Holland, CPB Contractors, AECOM and Metro Trains Melbourne have been awarded the contract for the […]

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