Topic: Transport

Infrastructure Plan Provides Certainty For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has responded to Victoria’s historic independent infrastructure blueprint, releasing the first five-year Victorian Infrastructure Plan, laying out the government’s infrastructure priorities over the coming years. The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today released the Labor Government’s response to Infrastructure Victoria’s inaugural 30-year infrastructure strategy that was presented to government in […]

Categories: Media Release, Special Minister of State

Cheaper, Safer Services For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce the second tranche of legislation to pave the way for better services, cheaper fares and more choice for Victorian passengers. The Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Amendment (Further Reforms) Bill 2017 replaces Victoria’s complex licencing regime with a simple, low-cost registration system that will provide a level playing field […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Princes Highway at Heywood Receives Vital Rebuild

Major work is underway to rebuild a deteriorated section of the Princes Highway at Heywood to provide a safer and more reliable route for drivers. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today inspected the $2.9 million overhaul of the Princes Highway north of the Fitzroy River bridge to the Princes Highway and Henty […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Construction Blitz To Fix Portland Ring Road

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with fixing the Portland Ring Road, with Stage Two of major reconstruction and the summer season of works on the Green Triangle roads about to begin. The $12 million upgrade will reconstruct key intersections and two kilometres of the Ring Road over six locations, from Kalina Court to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

New Employment Precinct For Portland Creates Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $1.5 million in critical infrastructure at the Henty Employment Precinct to help grow the local economy and create more than 50 new jobs in four years. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding boost today while in Portland at the Great South Coast Regional Assembly. The Henty […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Midland Highway Upgrade Supports Local Jobs

Work is underway on a major upgrade to the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Creswick, turning the notorious stretch of road into one of the region’s safest. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight near Ballarat today, where the Andrews Labor Government’s $12 million safety upgrade is creating […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Yan Yean Road Construction Contract Awarded

The Andrews Labor Government has taken a major step towards reducing travel times and improving safety on Yan Yean Road in Plenty and Diamond Creek. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green today announced BMD Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to design and build the 3.9km upgrade. Yan Yean Road will be widened from two to four lanes, between Diamond Creek […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Cutting Rego Costs For Drivers With Disabilities

The Andrews Labor Government is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who have had their vehicles significantly modified to allow them to drive. Disabled drivers will now be able to apply for a 100% concession on their vehicle registration fee. For many of the 2,500 Victorians that own vehicles modified to suit a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Young Drivers Safer With Graduated Licensing

Victoria’s Graduated Licensing System is reducing the risk of crashes for young drivers and saving lives, according to an independent review. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today released the study that found drivers who had been through the new system are 20 per cent less likely to have a serious crash in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Princes Highway East Safety Upgrade Underway

Work is underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s $51.5 million safety upgrade on the Princes Highway East between Sale and Bairnsdale. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today to inspect early works on the Princes Highway East at Sale. The project will upgrade 62 kilometres of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety