Topic: Transport

Leadership Test Looms For Liberals On The West Gate Tunnel

As construction powers ahead on the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel, the Liberals are today faced with a test of leadership following the Greens again trying to revoke planning permission for this vital project. The Liberals now have a clear choice – do they support jobs, getting trucks off local roads and relieving traffic […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Thousands Of Jobs On The Metro Tunnel With More To Come

Almost 2,000 jobs for Victorians have already been created by the Metro Tunnel, and there are more to come with new people starting every week as work to take the project underground ramps up. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll at A’Beckett Street […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Express Services Return For Gippsland Passengers

Gippsland V/Line passengers will have express and semi-express coaches to get them to their destination during planned disruptions this winter. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing today announced select express coaches will run to Parliament Station via the Eastern Freeway, providing significant travel time savings for passengers. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Metro Tunnel Digs To Reveal Melbourne’s Past

The largest archaeological digs in Victorian history are underway in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD as work continues to deliver the $11 billion Metro Tunnel. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today visited the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets to mark the start of digs in the area – one of the most important […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Box Hill Transit Interchange Chair Announced

The Andrews Labor Government today appointed an independent chair to the passionate committee of local representatives, who will deliver a redevelopment plan for Box Hill station and bus interchange. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced Knowles Tivendale as chair of the Box Hill Transit Interchange Steering Committee, who will work towards producing a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Mordialloc Freeway Another Step Closer

Drivers in Melbourne’s south-east are a step closer to the congestion busting Mordialloc Freeway, with two contractors now shortlisted to start works on the new freeway. CPB/Seymour Whyte Joint Venture and McConnell Dowell/Decmil Joint Venture have been shortlisted to submit tenders for the $375 million project. The Andrews Labor Government has listened to the community […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Melbourne To Host World’s Biggest Public Transport Summit

Melbourne will host the world’s biggest public transport event – a major acknowledgement of our city’s place as a global leader in public transport. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed the announcement that Melbourne has been selected to host the UITP Global Public Transport Summit […]

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Hydrogen To Fuel Transport Manufacturing Innovation

Game changing hydrogen fuel cell technology has the potential to boost innovation in Victoria’s vibrant transport manufacturing industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today helped unveil the Hyundai Nexo, a hydrogen fuelled car making its Australian debut, and the Toyota Mirai, one of the first hydrogen cars sold commercially. The clean fuel cell […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Plenty Valley Buses Link Up With New Stations

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding bus coverage and adjusting services across Plenty Valley to ensure the community has quick and easy links to the three new train stations on the Mernda line opening this year. Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan announced extra bus routes will be introduced, and times on existing routes adjusted, […]

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New TAFE Pathway To Work On The West Gate Tunnel

Victoria University Polytechnic will train hundreds of workers in the skills they need to take up jobs on the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel under a new TAFE partnership announced today. Under the new partnership, the TAFE division of Victoria University will offer civil construction Certificate II, III and IV courses to meet the […]

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