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Protecting The Great Ocean Road In Its Centenary Year

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting and improving the Great Ocean Road to ensure the historic coastal route remains strong and safe for future generations. It has been 100 years since construction first began on the Great Ocean Road, with returned World War One soldiers..

Boat Ramp Boost For Lake Bullen Merri

Boaters and fishers will have better access to the water at Lake Bullen Merri with an upgrade of the boat ramp facility thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford announced today that the Labor Government will invest $25,000 to..

Upgrading Rye Pier For Better Boating And Fishing

Boaters, fishers and other recreational water users can look forward to safer and better access at Rye Pier thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government will invest $500,000 to restore the existing low-landing, build a new ramp to boost access, install more casual..

Boating And Fishing Bonanza At Tullaroop

Freshwater fishers with kayaks, canoes and boats with electric motors will have more opportunity to get out on the water, with access to Tullaroop Reservoir now open thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said expanding on-water access for..

Landmarks Light Up And Hundreds Walk For Road Safety

Hundreds of people have converged on Albert Park Lake and Iconic Victorian landmarks will glow yellow this week in memory and support of people impacted by road trauma. Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and TAC Jaala Pulford today joined the Transport Accident..

Focus On Pedestrian Safety As People Head To The City

Pedestrians and motorists are being urged to be more cautious in Melbourne, with new data raising safety concerns for people who travel to the city these school holidays. Already this year 10 pedestrians have been killed in Victoria with six of those people dying on..

Helping More Young Victorians Learn To Drive

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more disadvantaged young Victorians get the support they need while learning to drive. Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced the successful Learner Driver Mentor Program (L2P) will continue for a..

Victorians Urged To Play Their Part In Keeping Roads Safe

Victorians are being asked to take extra care on the roads these school holidays after a tragic start to the year. Already this year 90 people have died on Victoria’s roads, with 59 of those deaths happening in regional areas across Victoria. This time last..

Fatigue Test Trial To Keep Drowsy Drivers Off The Road

n an Australian-first trial, the Andrews Labor Government is testing new technology that will detect fatigued drivers. Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced that trials will get underway at a controlled test facility in Kilsyth. As..

First Meeting Of Workplace Manslaughter Taskforce

The Andrews Labor Government’s new workplace manslaughter taskforce has today held its inaugural meeting – to discuss tough new laws to keep workers safe. The Workplace Manslaughter Implementation Taskforce was announced earlier this month as the first step in developing new legislation to make workplace..

Locals Help Shape Vital Suburban Road Upgrades

Drivers who rely on Melbourne’s busiest suburban roads in the north and south-east are helping to shape their transformation, as the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade hits a major new milestone. The Labor Government today released the Request for Proposal (RFP) to deliver the..

Technology Trial To Bust Number Plate Theft

The Andrews Labor Government is trialing new technology to crack down on number plate theft and cloning. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford was in Bundoora today to announce the start of new trails that will aim to improve vehicle identification, and combat number plate theft..

New Traffic Light Trial Gets Green Light

The Andrews Labor Government is starting a new trial to make tram rides quicker and more reliable for passengers. New traffic light technology will soon be introduced to better balance the needs of trams, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists at busy intersections. Under the trial, trams..

Keeping Motorcyclists Safe On Our Roads

The Andrews Labor Government is working to keep motorcyclists safer and better equipped with a package of new initiatives, following a devastating start the year on Victoria’s roads. Motorcyclists are over-represented in road trauma — they make up less than four per cent of registered..

New CFA Station For Ballarat West Region

A new state-of-the-art CFA station has opened in Ballarat West to service the growing suburb of Lucas and neighbouring communities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today officially opened the station, located in the Ballarat West emergency..

Truck Curfew To Ease Congestion On Beach Road

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to reduce traffic congestion in the bayside area by extending truck restrictions along Beach Road. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford joined Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today to announce 24/7 truck restrictions along Beach Road between Port Melbourne..

New Fishing Custom Plates A Reel Catch

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging anglers to go hook, line and sinker and proudly show everyone on the road how much they love fishing. Minister for Roads and Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today encouraged anglers to get creative and develop a..

Next Round Of Road Safety Upgrades To Save More Lives

Another sixteen roads will be upgraded across the state as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record road safety investment. Last year Victoria recorded its lowest number of road deaths since records began, but 214 lives lost are still 214 too many. Minister for Roads..