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Excavation Kick Starts Major Parkville Station Construction

Workers have begun excavating around 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of rock and soil as they build the new underground Parkville Station, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan at the Metro Tunnel’s Parkville worksite, where crews are […]

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Massive Tunnel Boring Machine Arrives In Melbourne

The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel has arrived in Melbourne. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Acting Minister for Transport Infrastructure Melissa Horne at the Port of Melbourne today as parts of the huge machine were being unloaded. Bella, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) which arrived […]

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No Jab, No Play Laws Keeping Victorian Kids Healthy And Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping kids safe from serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses, with tough new No Jab, No Play laws now in place. Acting Premier Tim Pallas and Acting Minister for Health Luke Donnellan visited a childcare centre in Northcote today to remind parents they must comply with the rules aimed at keeping […]

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Making Car Rego Easier For 1.3 Million Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has made paying car rego easier for 1.3 million Victorians over the first year of short term vehicle registration. Since the Labor Government launched short term registration on 1 January 2018, a quarter of all vehicle registrations have been processed using the flexible three-month and six-month registration options. Three month registration […]

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Celebrate Safely This New Year’s Eve

Victoria Police will saturate New Year’s Eve hotspots across Melbourne and regional areas, as Victorians prepare to ring in 2019. Around 350,000 people are expected to flock to Melbourne’s CBD to watch more than 14 tonnes of fireworks light up the skyline during the two displays at 9.30pm and midnight. Uniform and plain clothes police […]

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Huge Boxing Day Test With Some Indian Spice

  The Andrews Labor Government is expecting a huge crowd inside the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a carnival atmosphere outside the ground at this year’s Boxing Day Test. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts to welcome cricket goers and check out […]

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1,100 New Nurses And Midwives To Deliver Better Care

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to give nurses and midwifes the support they deserve to give Victorians the care they need. Legislation will be introduced on the first day of the 59th Parliament today to enshrine once and for all improved minimum nurse and midwife to patient ratios. The new legislation will finish […]

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Worlds Best Lining Up To Build Airport Rail

More than 100 local and global organisations have put their hand up to deliver the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today to announce the outcomes of the Registration of Interest (ROI) – the market engagement process to find the world-leading rail experts that will deliver the […]

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Massive Tunnel Boring Machines Headed For Melbourne

The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will dig the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel will begin its journey to Melbourne next week. Melbournians have talked about an alternative to the West Gate Bridge for decades, and the Labor Government will deliver it. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Transport […]

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Next Step For Victoria’s Bigger, Better Trains

The first of Victoria’s new bigger and better trains is another step closer to being in service, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Last week, the new train was transported from the manufacturing facility at Newport to the new Pakenham East depot using 4 locomotives, 22 freight wagons and one power car. Victoria’s bigger trains […]

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