Topic: Transport

Two Level Crossing Removals Fast Tracked In The West

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the Victorian Government is getting on with projects to boost local jobs and keep Victorians moving, with two more level crossings in Melbourne’s west fast-tracked for removal by 2023. After months of site investigations and engineering assessments, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced the dangerous and congested level […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Western Metropolitan Region

Major Works Underway On Massive Cranbourne Line Upgrade

The Victorian Government is delivering safer, more reliable journeys for Melbourne’s growing south-east, with major work kicking off to duplicate the track along the Cranbourne Line as part of the $1 billion line upgrade. With 11 level crossings already removed on the Cranbourne line, work is now underway to duplicate eight kilometres of track between […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

More Services To Keep Victorians Safe On Public Transport

The Victorian Government is adding hundreds of new train and tram services to the state’s busiest lines every week to give passengers more choice on when they travel and help maintain physical distancing across the network. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll today announced further measures as part of the Government’s public transport response to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Getting On With Next Stage Of Suburban Roads Upgrades

The Victorian Government will streamline a $2.2 billion road construction blitz as part of the biggest suburban road upgrade program in Victoria’s history, boosting our economy and creating hundreds of jobs. Recognising the important role the construction industry will play in driving Victoria’s economy, the Government will accelerate the massive Suburban Roads Upgrade, using an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Free TAFE Expansion To Boost Skills And Drive Economic Recovery

The Victorian Government will expand its signature Free TAFE program as part of a major new package of investments to boost skills, create jobs and drive the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today announced $163 million in targeted investments that will make it […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Skills and Training

Funding Boost For The Bendigo And Echuca Line

Bendigo and Echuca are set to benefit from faster and more frequent train services as part of a $300 million regional rail funding boost from the Victorian and Federal governments. The extra funding for the Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade will help to deliver a modernised electronic train ordering system – the first of its […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Major Road And Rail Investment For Gippsland

The Victorian Government is providing more than $50 million for a major road upgrade as part of a huge transport boost from both Victoria and the Commonwealth to help Gippsland communities impacted by the summer’s bushfires and coronavirus. The final two sections of the Princes Highway East duplication at Flynn and Kilmany will soon get […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Bypass Opening Returns Local Roads To Drysdale

The Bellarine Peninsula’s biggest road infrastructure project, the Drysdale Bypass opens to traffic today. The new $117 million bypass, stretching 6 kilometres from Jetty Road to the north of Whitcombes Road, will significantly reduce traffic congestion through the centre of Drysdale and will ensure safer, more efficient journeys on the Bellarine Peninsula. The bypass will give local […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

New Plans For North Melbourne Jobs Hub

The Victorian Government has unveiled detailed plans for the new Arden precinct, confirming North Melbourne as a major inner-city hub for thousands of jobs, affordable housing and transport links. The Draft Arden Precinct Structure Plan, released in partnership with the City of Melbourne, outlines a thriving new neighbourhood for Melbourne’s inner north-west centred around the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Meeting Of The Roadheaders At The New Town Hall Station

Workers have excavated deep under Swanston Street to create a space longer than a city block and as deep as a five-storey building for the Metro Tunnel Project’s new Town Hall Station. A huge excavating machine known as a roadheader will break through today into the central cavern, where another two roadheaders have been excavating […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure