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Archives for February, 2017

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Major Overhaul Of Bus Contracts To Put Passengers First

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul the contracts that run Melbourne’s huge bus network to improve services and put passengers first. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that the Government will negotiate new contracts with 12 metropolitan bus operators which together run 70..

Call To Honour Victoria’s Dedicated Health Volunteers

Victorians are being urged to recognise local volunteer champions whose inspiring work has made a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today called for nominations for the 2017 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards. The awards will be presented at..

Building Victoria’s First High Capacity Train Line

Work has begun to prepare the Cranbourne-Pakenham line for the 65 new High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) being built in Victoria by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today outlined $660 million worth of upgrades that will be carried out along the..

BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN EASTERN METRO

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds  of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across..

Economic Activity And Jobs Growth The Best In The Nation

Victoria’s economy is now the only state in Australia with above trend economic growth and improving momentum, according to the latest ANZ Stateometer Report. The December report, published today by ANZ, highlights the on-going strength in the Victorian labour market which is continuing to support..

SUPPORTING EASTERN METROPOLITAN REGION WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS

SUPPORTING EASTERN METROPOLITAN REGION WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS Wednesday, 15 February 2017 The Andrews Labor Government is delivering $179,388 in funding, including $14,242 in Eastern Metropolitan Region to help Victoria’s Wildlife Rehabilitators continue to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate..

TENTH LEVEL CROSSING GONE AFTER SUMMER CONSTRUCTION BLITZ

Monday 6 February, 2017 TENTH LEVEL CROSSING GONE AFTER SUMMER CONSTRUCTION BLITZ The dangerous and congested level crossings at Blackburn and Heatherdale Road in Melbourne’s east are gone – the ninth and tenth crossings removed by the Andrews Labor Government. Shaun Leane MP joined commuters..

MAROONDAH HOSPITAL RISES TO THE CHALLENGE UNDER RECORD DEMAND

Issued: Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 MAROONDAH HOSPITAL RISES TO THE CHALLENGE UNDER RECORD DEMAND Victorian hospitals have experienced unprecedented demand with 443,084 patients presenting at emergency departments across Victoria over the summer months the latest health performance data shows. This is a 24 per cent..

BOX HILL HOSPITAL RISES TO THE CHALLENGE UNDER RECORD DEMAND

Issued: Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 Victorian hospitals have experienced unprecedented demand with 443,084 patients presenting at emergency departments across Victoria over the summer months the latest health performance data shows. This is a 24 per cent increase in the last six years, with more than..