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Suburban Rail Loop Site Investigations Start

The next stage of Suburban Rail Loop is now underway with geotechnical work beginning at Box Hill. Premier Daniel Andrews and Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan visited the site where the drilling has started, which marks another step towards transforming Victoria’s public transport system. Site investigations at Box Hill signal the start of a program […]

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Tackling High-Risk Cladding To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a world-first program to tackle high-risk cladding and keep Victorians safe. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Planning Richard Wynne to announce a $600 million package to fix buildings with combustible cladding. The grants will fund rectification works on hundreds of buildings, found to have high-risk cladding, to make […]

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Building The Best Mental Health Care For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has released its submission to the Royal Commission into the Mental Health System, which highlights the need for people to get better care in the community, earlier. Acting Premier Lisa Neville and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today released the Labor Government submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental […]

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Regional Train Revamp To Improve Services And Support Jobs

Passengers in regional Victoria and Melbourne’s west will soon enjoy a more comfortable and accessible journey, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million refresh of Victoria’s entire fleet of VLocity trains. Acting Premier Lisa Neville and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today announced the first three-carriage train has been recently refurbished at Bombardier’s […]

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Major Metro Tunnel Works In Winter Construction Blitz

Work is underway on the ramp that will carry trains from the Sunbury line into the Metro Tunnel, as part of a massive winter work blitz on Melbourne’s rail network. Acting Premier Lisa Neville joined Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne in Kensington today, where workers have begun building the ‘decline structure’ that will eventually […]

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Victoria’s Army Of Smartphone Lifesavers To Grow

A revolutionary smartphone app that is making a big difference saving lives when a cardiac arrest occurs is being expanded. Acting Premier Lisa Neville and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos joined Ambulance Victoria paramedics today to announce the expansion of the cutting-edge GoodSAM app, which helps nationally accredited and trained good samaritans get to the […]

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Getting On With Removing Glenroy Road Level Crossing

The Andrews Labor Government will remove the next dangerous and congested level crossing on the Craigieburn line by building a rail trench under Glenroy Road in Glenroy. Acting Premier Lisa Neville joined Acting Minister for Transport Infrastructure Melissa Horne and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn at Glenroy Station today to announce the project design […]

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Governor Of Victoria’s Term Extended

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has accepted the advice of the Premier, Daniel Andrews, to extend the term of the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, for a further three years. The Governor will remain in her role until 30 June 2023. This will enable Her Excellency, supported by her husband […]

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Rail Upgrades In State’s West Taking Shape

The Ballarat Line Upgrade is about to clock up one million hours of work as construction on the project heads towards completion by the end of the year – enabling more frequent and reliable services for passengers. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Melton Steve McGhie to inspect progress on the new Cobblebank Station, […]

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Berrybank Wind Farm Construction Underway

Work is now underway on the Berrybank Wind Farm, which will generate enough energy to power around 138,000 homes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET). Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle to mark the start […]

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