Archives for August, 2019

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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..

Tuna Champions Caring For Prized Catch

Recreational game fishers in Portland will be encouraged to properly handle their Southern bluefin tuna catch as part of the national Tuna Champions campaign. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined members of the Portland Sports Fishing Club to announce a $5,000 grant to..

Safer Rural Intersections Across Gippsland

Nineteen of Gippsland’s highest-risk intersections will be made safer as part of the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s state-wide blitz targeting rural and regional Victoria’s most dangerous intersections. In a move that will prevent crashes and save lives, each intersection will receive a..

New Pull-Over Areas To Boost Safety On Princes Highway

Eight new roadside stopping areas will be constructed on the Princes Highway between Stratford and Bairnsdale where safety barriers have been installed, to give drivers more dedicated areas to pull over safely. In response to community feedback, Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety..

Boat Ramp Fees Scrapped Across The Mornington Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to get more people out on the water by scrapping parking and launching fees on the Mornington Peninsula. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford and Member for Nepean Chris Brayne visited the Rye boat ramp..

Ballarat Set To Light Up As White Night Program Revealed

A stunning White Night Ballarat program promises to wow crowds when the town’s historic centre is transformed in a light and sound spectacular on Saturday, 21 September. On behalf of Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and..

More Waters For Boating And Fishing In Central Victoria

Four more lakes in central Victoria are now open to recreational fishers in canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined fishers, paddlers and..

Boost For Free TAFE As Enrolments Surge In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a major funding package to support the growth in enrolments that its landmark Free TAFE initiative is driving across Victoria. Representing the Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, the Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today visited FedUni TAFE’s..

Abolishing Ramp Fees To Get More Victorians Out On The Water

The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper and easier for more Victorian families to get out on the water by abolishing parking and launching fees at public boat ramps. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford visited the Warmies boat..

Victoria Takes Action Against Offensive Wicked Campers

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce new laws to ban vehicles displaying offensive images or slogans from travelling on Victorian roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford announced the new laws at a meeting with other Australian Transport Ministers today in Adelaide today…

Boosting Safety When Entering Western Victorian Towns

People walking, riding and driving into towns across Western Victoria will be safer with improvements rolling out at town entrances thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said that ‘gateway improvements’ including eye-catching signage and unique road markings..