Category: Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Next Steps For Western Highway Duplication Project

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the Federal Government’s decision which allows work to resume on the Western Highway duplication. The Labor Government has worked with the Federal Government, the local community and Traditional Owner groups for many years to deliver this urgently needed safety upgrade. There have been more than 100 crashes and 11 fatalities […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Western Victoria Region

Part-Closure Of Flinders Street For Metro Tunnel Work

One side of Flinders Street will be closed to traffic for up to three years to build an underground connection from Flinders Street Station to the new Town Hall Station as part of the Metro Tunnel construction. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan announced the extended closure today, which will enable major work to start […]

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Metro Tunnel’s First Breakthrough At State Library Station

Three massive machines – each weighing more than 100 tonnes – have met 30 metres underground, in the first major breakthrough of the Metro Tunnel. Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan was given a rare look under the city today, where she met the men and women whose hard work made the breakthrough possible. It’s a […]

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Transport Jobs On The Move To Bendigo Gov Hub

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of people working in Central Bendigo with Bendigo-based Department of Transport staff, including VicRoads, moving into the new Bendigo Gov Hub. The move would bring the 115 people strong Transport workforce in as the latest tenants of the new GovHub, which will bring together up to 1000 […]

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Community Input Helping To Shape North East Link

Victoria’s biggest ever road infrastructure project, the North East Link, has received 850 submissions to the Environment Effects Statement (EES). The Andrews Labor Government encouraged the community to make submissions to the EES during the 40-day exhibition period, to have their views considered as part of planning approvals for the project. The EES was on […]

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New Bridge Mural Unveiled At Chandler Highway Upgrade

A huge new collaborative art piece, painted by local and Wurundjeri artists, has been unveiled along the Chandler Highway bridge underpass as the finishing touches continue on this important upgrade. The continuous 60-metre-long artwork is now complete which reflects the cultural heritage of the Yarra River and its ongoing importance to the Aboriginal community. Primary […]

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Contract Signed For Toorak Road Level Crossing Removal

The Andrews Labor Government’s removal of the level crossing at Toorak Road, Kooyong is a step closer with the contract for the works now signed. The Toorak Road level crossing is one of the most dangerous and congested in Victoria and a major bottleneck for tens of thousands of people travelling to the Monash Freeway […]

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Improving Reliability And New Stations For Bendigo

The Victorian Budget 19/20 delivers more funding to improve the reliability of train services for Bendigo locals. The Andrews Labor Government has allocated $5 million for V/Line to build a new bio-wash facility in the Bendigo Station precinct, which will be used to inspect and clean trains after animal strikes and other incidents. Currently, there […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Northern Victoria Region

Designers On Board For Historic Bendigo Station

Local Bendigo company e+ Architecture has been appointed to design the refresh of Bendigo’s iconic station building as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $15.8 million Bendigo and Eaglehawk Station upgrades. Operating for more than 40 years in Bendigo, e+ Architecture has delivered a range of local projects including the award-winning Epsom Primary School redevelopment, […]

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North East Link Fully Funded In Suburban Transport Blitz

The Andrews Labor Government has fully funded the biggest road project ever built in Victoria as part of a Suburban Transport Blitz that will get Victorians home sooner. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 delivers every single cent needed to build North East Link – the missing connection between the Eastern Freeway and the M80 Ring Road […]

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