Category: Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Supporting Gippsland Passengers During Autumn Blitz

Free travel will once again be offered to passengers on the Gippsland line during a statewide Autumn transport construction blitz in April. Free replacement coaches will be available to passengers travelling to and from Gippsland as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with an unprecedented investment in transport infrastructure across the state. Power, signalling and […]

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Drivers To Get More Go Time On Hoddle Street

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to educate drivers on how to navigate Victoria’s first continuous flow intersection, which will open at the corner of Punt Road and Swan Street from Sunday, 17 March. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan confirmed the opening date for the new intersection today, which will move […]

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Major Works To Kick Off In Carrum

Major works to remove three dangerous and congested level crossings, build a brand-new station, and create a better connection throughout Carrum will start this week. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced the Andrews Labor Government’s works are ramping up which will see trains running on a rail bridge through the suburb by early […]

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Changes To Western Highway Duplication

The Andrews Labor Government will make changes to the Western Highway duplication alignment between Buangor and Ararat, responding to concerns of the Aboriginal community. The Labor Government has worked with the Aboriginal community on these localised design changes that will ensure two significant trees are retained along the alignment. Work has been undertaken with the […]

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Drilling Underway To Shape Airport Link

Soil testing to help inform the detailed Business Case for Melbourne Airport Rail Link has begun as preliminary planning works ramp up. Geotechnical drilling is the latest stage of preparatory work for the project that will boost connectivity between Melbourne and the regions. Geotechnical investigations are used to establish ground conditions and soil quality, and […]

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First Automated Vehicle To Hit The Road

Cutting-edge automated vehicle technology will be tested in rural Victoria this year in the first on-road trial approved under the new Automated Driving System (ADS) permit scheme. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan today announced that Bosch has been awarded $2.3 million from the Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Trial Grants Program and granted the state’s first […]

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Metro Tunnel Sets Minds In Motion

The first of four-massive tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will build Melbourne’s future rail network is nearing Australian waters. Hot on the heels of the arrival of a TBM for the Westgate Tunnel Project, the Metro Tunnel’s mega machine – which measures 100 metres long – is due to arrive at the Port of Melbourne […]

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Thompsons Road Upgrade Reaches New Heights

Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are another step closer to better journeys on a duplicated Thompsons Road through Carrum and Cranbourne as the Andrews Labor Government’s project forges ahead following several major construction milestones. Construction crews working on the 10.7 kilometre Thompsons Road duplication have finalised a mammoth task that involved lifting 21 concrete beams […]

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Works Continue On The Gippsland Line

Due to last week’s extreme wet weather, coaches will continue to replace all V/Line trains on the Gippsland line for the entire journey until mid-January while works are underway. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said that free travel would also be extended to cover this period recognising the additional disruption Gippsland passengers now face […]

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Better Journeys For Melbourne’s Sporting Fans

New walkways and pedestrian operated signals will welcome event goers to the Olympic Park precinct from Friday and throughout the busy summer event season. The much-needed improvements around Richmond Station will improve access and safety for tens of thousands of pedestrians that pass through Punt Road and Olympic Boulevard every time an event is held […]

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