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Fixing Country Roads As Maintenance Blitz Ramps Up

Regional and rural councils can now apply for a share in more than $70 million for safer and more reliable roads thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Second round grants of up to $1.5 million are now available to eligible councils to carry out important..

Safety Boost For Victorian Kids Returning To School

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up efforts to keep Victorian kids, parents and teachers safe with reduced speed limits and new electronic signage in school zones. Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today visited Napoleons Primary School..

Lowest Ever Regional Road Deaths, But Still Far Too Many

Regional Victoria has recorded its lowest number of road deaths since records began, but the 109 lives lost on country roads last year is still 109 too many. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today joined representatives from the Transport Accident..

Delivering Safer Streets In The Heart Of Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is making the Ballarat CBD safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, unveiling new options to fix six notorious intersections along Sturt Street. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said that everyone in the community will get a chance to..

Boost For Western Victorian Aboriginal Organisations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination by improving the community facilities of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings today announced a series of grants for Aboriginal organisations across Western Victoria to improve their facilities. The Labor Government will provide: $1.5..

Leading The Way In Connected And Automated Vehicles

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in connected and automated vehicles to make Victorian roads safer and less congested. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford today announced a $3.5 million grant to Telstra and Lexus Australia to run Australia’s first connected vehicle field..

Keeping The Great Ocean Road Safe This Summer

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to protect one of Victoria’s best loved tourist attractions, building a temporary wall to keep drivers safe on the Great Ocean Road this summer. As many Victorians look forward to a holiday down the coast, work is underway..

Work Underway To Fix Notorious Birregurra Intersection

Early works are now underway on a new roundabout to improve safety at a notorious intersection near Birregurra. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford visited the intersection of Birregurra-Forrest Road, Colac-Lorne Road and Deepdene Road where fencing, vegetation removal and service relocation works..

New Campaign Urges Victorians To Drive Safely This Christmas

Victorians are being urged to keep each other safe on our roads this festive season with the Andrews Labor Government and road safety authorities today launching a pre-Christmas appeal to drivers. The devastating ‘death knock’ that police make when a person is killed on Victorian..

A Strong Team To Keep Delivering For All Victorians

For the first time in the state’s history, half the Victorian Cabinet will be women. Premier Daniel Andrews has today unveiled the new Andrews Labor Government’s Cabinet, which will have 50 per cent women, and 50 per cent of the lead Ministers of Government departments..

Supporting Victorian Farmers And Preparing For Drought

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting drought affected communities in East and Central Gippsland and helping farmers across Northern Victoria prepare for tougher conditions ahead. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced a $25 million Drought Preparedness and Support Package with targeted support for mental..

Regional Unemployment Rate Falls To Lowest In The Country

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped once again and is now at its the lowest point in seven years – with 8,400 new jobs created in the September quarter. New data released today by the Australia Bureau of Statistics shows the regional unemployment rate dropped..

Omeo Pedals Towards Multi-Million Mountain Bike Trail

The Andrews Labor Government is helping regions hit hard by drought to grow and diversify their local economies. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today joined East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Joe Rettino at the National Drought Summit in Canberra to announce $1 million for..

Cutting Edge CT Scans For Maryborough Patients

The Andrews Labor Government will install a cutting-edge new CT scanner to ensure more patients at Maryborough District Health Service get the diagnosis they need faster. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Maryborough Hospital today to announce $1.3 million to replace the Computed Tomography unit..

Gigabit Broadband A Game Changer For Horsham

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.7 million to better connect Horsham with high-speed broadband that will deliver internet speeds 10 times faster than what is currently available through the Liberal and Nationals botched NBN. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a partnership..

New Design For Horsham Intersection Unveiled

A new intersection design was unveiled today to ease congestion and boost road safety along the Western Highway at Horsham in regional Victoria. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the new design for the McPherson Street and O’Callaghans Parade..

Wheels In Motion For Ballarat Cycling Connections

Works are set to begin on a new off-road path along the northern edge of Victoria Park later this month, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to deliver safer cycling connections for Ballarat. The 500 metre path will run parallel to Sturt Street between Russell..