Topic: Transport

Search Underway For Mammoth Tunnel Boring Machines

An international search is underway for a supplier to build the four massive Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) that will build Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project – the Metro Tunnel. The four TBMs needed for the $11 billion project will be more than 100 metres long, weigh up to 1,000 tonnes and be custom-built to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Nationals Silent As Liberals Plan Cuts To Regional Services

Matthew Guy and the Liberals have let the cat out of the bag today by confirming they will undertake a ‘Commission of Audit’ if they win the next election, which would once again see funding ripped out of Victoria’s schools, hospitals, transport and other services. A recent media report states: “If Matthew Guy wins the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Liberals Secret Plan To Cut Vital Services

Matthew Guy and the Liberals have let the cat out of the bag today by confirming they will undertake a ‘Commission of Audit’ if they win the next election, which would once again see funding ripped out of Victoria’s schools, hospitals, transport and other services. A recent media report states: “If Matthew Guy wins the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Major Projects, Minister for Public Transport

Expert Body To Improve Victoria’s Freight Rail Network

Leading industry representatives will come together this week to provide advice to V/Line regarding proposed rail heat restrictions for this summer. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the establishment of a Rail Freight Advisory Council to share information and make recommendations to improve Victoria’s rail freight network. The Council will be chaired by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Ballarat Gets On Board A Better Bus Network

Bus patronage in Ballarat is booming, with hundreds of extra passengers every day since the Andrews Labor Government delivered more frequent, reliable and direct services early this year. New data released today shows an average of 5,768 passengers used Ballarat’s bus network every weekday in August – up 15.6 per cent from the same time […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Local Businesses Gear Up For The West Gate Tunnel Project

Victorian businesses, big and small, are being called on to join the team to build the West Gate Tunnel Project. Construction will start in early 2018 with the project expected to create more than 6000 jobs. Information sessions for businesses who will supply materials and services for the project will kick off this week in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Funding Approved To Steer Trucks Clear Of Local Rutherglen Streets

The Australian and Victorian Governments are investing $4 million in a project to take trucks and heavy vehicles off local roads in central Rutherglen in Victoria’s north east. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said redirecting heavy vehicles would improve safety after 13 crashes between January 2012 and December 2016. “The project delivers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Victoria Leading The Way In Children’s Road Safety

Victoria is leading the way in road safety with more than 75,000 children benefiting from an Australian-first road safety education program delivered through early learning centres. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $1.51 million over three years to maintain the Starting Out Safely program for children across the state. Starting Out Safely supports families and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Volunteer Driver Trial For The Wimmera Takes Off

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Wimmera locals get to medical appointments with a new local transport service run by volunteer drivers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the start of the Wimmera Southern Mallee Community Transport Service Kaniva to Horsham route. Locals in Kaniva, Nhill, Dimboola and Pimpino who require transport assistance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region

Work Kicks Off On The Ballarat Line Upgrade

Construction is now underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive upgrade of the Ballarat line, to  deliver more frequent and reliable services for thousands of passengers every day. Construction work has started at Hopkins Road in Rockbank, marking a major milestone for the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade. Work at Hopkins Road will include building […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport