Media Centre

Safety Boost For High-Risk Intersections In Mildura

Three of Mildura’s highest-risk intersections will be made safer as part of the first round of a state-wide blitz targeting rural and regional Victoria’s most dangerous intersections thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the..

New Facilities Boost For Dimboola Roos, Nhill Skaters

The Dimboola Football Netball Club has welcomed new female-friendly facilities as the Roos seek to provide first-rate sporting opportunities for women and girls in the Wimmera. At nearby Nhill, young people are enjoying the benefits of a sparkling new skate park – the projects backed..

Starting Work On Sturt Street Intersection Upgrades

The first of a package of intersection upgrades along Sturt Street in Ballarat are set to begin soon, as consultation continues on the proposed bike path ahead of designs being finalised. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said two new sets..

Courting Success In Horsham, Kalkee And Natimuk

Four sporting precincts in and around Horsham have been upgraded, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The projects were made possible thanks to more than $390,000 in support from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and Country Football and Netball..

Safety Boost Complete For Western Freeway Drivers

People driving between the Western Ring Road and Ballarat will now have a safer journey with the completion of a package of safety upgrades along the Western Freeway. The final safety upgrades between Bacchus Marsh and Leigh Creek are now complete and are part of..

Australia-First Road Safety Technology Trial Gets Green Light

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victorian roads safer with a trial of Australia-first technology at one of Melbourne’s high-crash intersections. Minister for Roads, Roads Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced new connected and automated vehicle technology will be fitted at the intersection..

Improving Apollo Bay Harbour For Locals To Enjoy

The Andrews Labor Government will improve the Apollo Bay Harbour – keeping it safe for boaters, fishers and tourists. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today visited the harbour to announce $1.3 million to carry out works including the dredging of the main harbour..

Tackling The Digital Divide In Central Highlands

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new plan to improve digital connectivity in central Victoria as part of a commitment to give regional Victorians equal access to the infrastructure and services available in Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes and Minister for Jobs,..

No More Boat Ramp Fees At Frankston

Boat Ramp fees have been scrapped for boaters using Kananook Creek and Olivers Hill boat ramps in Frankston, giving Victorians even more reasons to celebrate the start of the boating and fishing season. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined Member for Frankston Paul..

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the start of the trout and other freshwater fishing season with the Ballarat Fishing Festival. The free and family-friendly event will have something for everyone and will run from 10am until 4pm on 7 September at Lake Wendouree, north..

Three-Year-Old Kinder Around The Corner For Hindmarsh

Three-year-old Kindergarten is just around the corner for children living in Hindmarsh, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark early childhood education reform. Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education Sonya Kilkenny today joined children, educators and teachers at Dimboola Kindergarten to mark the first enrolments..

Massive Maintenance Blitz To Upgrade Ballarat Schools

Every single Victorian government school will get a share of $515 million in the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Schools Tim Richardson and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison..

Tigers Fans Show Their True Colours With Custom Plates

Tigers fans will be proudly barracking from their bumper bar this September with Richmond topping the ladder for the highest number of AFL themed Custom Plates sold. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford said nearly 900 AFL fans purchased number plates with their club logo and..

Gippsland Lakes Commercial Netting Ban Another Step Closer

Commercial netting in the Gippsland Lakes is another step closer to being banned, with the Andrews Labor Government introducing legislation today that will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the unique lake system. The Marine and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 will phase out the..

Gippsland Trail Blazes In Motorbike Safety

Trail bike riders will see a significant boost to their safety with a new pilot project for riders using the popular Neerim State Forest in Gippsland thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced $2.8..

New Ballarat Solar Project To Drive Down Energy Costs

A local disability service provider in Ballarat is set to save thousands on their power bills thanks to a new solar system. The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with Ballarat Community Power Hub to deliver a cost-saving solar system to power the McCallum Disability Services,..

Boosting Energy Savings For Northern Grampians Shire

Northern Grampians Shire Council is taking charge of their energy bills and helping tackle climate change, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today unveiled Stawell Senior Citizens Centre’s energy project, featuring an..

Technology To Boost Safety At High Risk Intersection

New technology is being installed at a high-risk intersection at Ecklin South to make driving easier and safer for people travelling in south western Victoria. Side Road Activated Speed technology which helps slow traffic for drivers entering busy roads will be installed at the intersection..