Topic: Transport

Right-Hand Lane Truck Ban Trial On Monash Freeway

Trucks are to be banned from the far right-hand lane on the Monash Freeway in a trial to improve safety. From Monday 5 February, restrictions will apply to trucks travelling in both directions on the Monash Freeway between Huntingdale Road, Mount Waverley and Jacksons Road, Noble Park. Truck lane restrictions improve safety by reducing the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Year Construction Blitz Gets Underway

A 14-day construction blitz to prepare the network for high-tech new trains and to remove nine of Victoria’s worst level crossings starts today. Acting Minister for Public Transport Philip Dalidakis said the works are part of the Labor Government’s $30 billion program to boost capacity and reduce congestion across the transport network. From 2-9 January, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Making Victoria’s Roads Safer For Visiting Drivers

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to help international visitors to Victoria drive with confidence and stay safe on our roads. The Visiting Driver Road Safety Program was unveiled by Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren and will focus on visiting drivers travelling during the busy holiday period on unfamiliar […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

New Reporting Service To Protect TAC Clients

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Transport Accident Commission (TAC) clients to report incidents of abuse and neglect with the introduction of a new hotline. The TAC’s new Abuse and Neglect Report line is a telephone service providing advice and referral to clients concerned about abuse and neglect by TAC funded services. […]

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Turnbull Slammed Again For Dudding Victoria

Extraordinary comments from Coalition MPs in today’s Herald Sun show that even Malcolm Turnbull’s mates think that he’s dudding Victoria. One MP said, “Everyone (is) trying to work out why we’re backing him if he’s not backing us in Victoria. Everyone’s pretty pissed off at the moment” and accused the Prime Minister for Sydney of […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Getting Things Done: Warrnambool Crossings Upgraded

Warrnambool passengers will get safer, more reliable train services following upgrades to 22 level crossings along the line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the completion of the level crossing upgrades – part of the $50 million Safer Country Crossings Program and an additional $10 million package of works announced early this year. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Victorian Minister Says She Won’t Fight For Our Fair Share

Hopes of Victoria finally getting a fair share of federal infrastructure funding are fading fast with newly-promoted Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie saying she won’t stick up for her home state in Cabinet. When asked in her first interview since joining Cabinet whether she would advocate for an increase in infrastructure funding for Victoria, Senator […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Bendigo And Eaglehawk Station Upgrade – One Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government is one step closer to delivering its $15.8 million transformation of Bendigo and Eaglehawk train stations to provide better and more comfortable access for passengers. The Labor Government today released the request for tender to upgrade Bendigo and Eaglehawk train stations, improving access to one of Victoria’s fastest growing regional areas. […]

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Ballarat Line Upgrade Bringing Extra Benefits For Locals

Thousands of regional Victorians will get more reliable services every day with a major upgrade of Wendouree Station in Ballarat to be complete by 2019. A second platform and new tracks will be built at Wendouree as part of the $551.7 million Ballarat Line Upgrade. This will create enough space for trains to pass each […]

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

Getting It Done: Removing Frankston Line Level Crossings

Construction to remove nine more dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line will get underway in 2018, beginning in Carrum and Seaford. A Lendlease, Acciona Coleman and WSP consortium will remove four level crossings at Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach, Station Street and Eel Race Road in Carrum, and Seaford Road, Seaford with revitalisation works […]

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