Category: Ministers

Working With Industry On Regional Rail Freight

The Andrews Labor Government continues to work alongside industry on the next stages of the Murray Basin Rail Project and the new Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project. Leading rail freight and farming industry representatives came together last week to provide advice and input to enhance rail freight operations and alignment between the remaining stages of work […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

HEY Grants Open For LGBTIQ Youth Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people through the latest round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) Project Grants. The $6 million program aims to raise awareness, promote diversity, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve the overall mental health of LGBTIQ+ young people in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Inclusive Education Equipment Boost For Schools

Victorian schools will receive extra resources to strengthen inclusive education for every student, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced government schools across the state will share in the Labor Government’s $12 million Equipment Boost for Schools. Schools will receive an additional $5,000 to invest in specialised equipment and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Preventing Graffiti With Education In Greater Geelong

More than 200 young people in Ocean Grove have helped design anti-graffiti murals to tackle graffiti vandalism at Shell Road sporting precinct as part of a project funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today visited the Bellarine Sport and Aquatic Centre, where 16 of the boards designed by local students […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Ministers

Cheaper Car Rego For Thousands More Victorian Tradies

Thousands of trade apprentices who rely on their car to travel to work every day will be hundreds of dollars better off, with the Andrews Labor Government extending its registration discount program. Under the scheme, eligible apprentice tradies can apply for a 50 per cent discount on their vehicle’s registration fee and Transport Accident Charge. […]

Categories: Media Release, Ministers, Premier

Students Performing With The Beat

Thousands of Victorian students are perfecting their dance moves, memorising their lyrics and tuning their instruments to prepare for this year’s Victorian State Schools Spectacular. The annual performance brings together 3000 students from over 200 government schools in a musical phenomenon at Hisense Arena in September. Minister for Education James Merlino said the 2018 Spectacular […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Ministers

Safer Courthouse Delivered In Bairnsdale

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering safer courthouses in regional Victoria with a major safety and security upgrade to the Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court complete. The Bairnsdale Courthouse now has a private waiting area and interview room as part of an $800,000 investment, improving the safety of people impacted by family violence attending court. The upgrade […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Delivering Great Local Schools For Echuca

Echuca families will get the world-class local schools their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to finish the entire Echuca Regeneration Project. Labor will invest $16.7 million to build the final two stages of the project, which includes more facilities at the new Echuca Twin Rivers Primary School and a new Echuca P-12 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Getting On With The Job Of Building The Metro Tunnel

Contractors have been selected to build the twin tunnel entrances of the Andrews Labor Government’s Metro Tunnel Project, which will see dozens of high capacity trains pass through them each hour as part of Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan was at the future site of Parkville Station today […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Lanes Another Boost For Drivers On Hoddle Street

Drivers will have an extra lane to get onto the Eastern Freeway from Hoddle Street, as the Andrews Labor Government’s Streamlining Hoddle Street project reaches another major milestone. The new third lane along the Hoddle Street bridge and Eastern Freeway on-ramp opened early this morning boosting capacity, improving access and reducing delays for drivers heading […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety