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Lydiard Street Plans Given Heritage Approval

Work to re-open Ballarat’s Lydiard Street level crossing will begin next month following Heritage Victoria’s approval of plans for the installation of temporary boom gates. Crews will commence major works at the level crossing at the earliest available opportunity following Thursday’s decision from Heritage Victoria…

Rolling On With New Jobs For Ballarat

The Victorian Government is supporting local jobs with a new train-building contract with Alstom to design and build 25 new X’Trapolis 2.0 trains in Ballarat. The partnership with Alstom will support around 750 jobs in manufacturing and the supply chain – including a 60 per cent local content quota to support local skilled manufacturing jobs including trainee and apprenticeship positions.

Switching On for Safer Travel along Sturt Street

New pedestrian-operated traffic lights at a busy Ballarat intersection have been switched on, keeping hundreds of school students safe on their journey to and from school. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said the new lights at the intersection of Sturt, Russell and Morrison streets are part of a broader $4.8 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government in boosting safety along the western end of Sturt Street.

More Car Parks On the Way for Ballarat CBD

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to create 1,000 free car parks for Ballarat locals, with works set to begin on three sites across the city. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited Market Street, which is one of the three sites to undergo construction of new car parks, expected to be complete by mid next year.

Brand-New Trains To Improve Travel And Back Victorian Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a new fleet of more accessible, reliable and energy efficient trains built locally to create a better public transport network and support jobs in Victoria’s world-class manufacturing sector. The Victorian Budget 2021/2022 will invest $986 million to build 25..

New Online Learners’ Test Rolling Out Statewide

Thousands more young Victorians can now take their learner permit tests without waiting for an appointment date or travelling to a VicRoads Service Centre, as the roll-out of the Andrews Labor Government’s new online test scales up. As the online test rolls out across the..

Delivering A Safer Sturt Street For Ballarat

Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians now have a safer journey through the heart of Ballarat thanks to an Andrews Labor Government investment to improve safety and accessibility in the city’s CBD. Works are now complete on upgrades at six high-risk intersections along Sturt Street as part..

Getting Lydiard Street Back Open Again

The Lydiard Street rail crossing in Ballarat will be upgraded and reopened following detailed development design that will ensure the safety and reliability of the crossing. The Victorian Budget 2021/2022 will invest $10.5 million to reopen the Lydiard Street level crossing safely, with a half-boom barrier..

Building Works Continues With Train Maintenance Blitz

Trains have returned to the Ballarat line following an 11-day maintenance blitz featuring infrastructure renewals as part of works to support Victoria’s economic recovery. The crucial upgrades to the bridge over Ironbark Road, Ingliston and Melton Station were completed during the works as part of..

Free Public Transport For Senior And Carer Card Holders

Senior Victorians and Carer Card holders will be able to enjoy free public transport from 21 to 28 March 2021. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll today visited Southern Cross Station to announce the eight days..

More Choices For Victorian Train Passengers

Victorians now have 450 extra train services every week, as the biggest timetable change since the opening of the City Loop comes into place from today. The Andrews Labor Government has added 280 metropolitan and 170 regional services to the network every week, alongside new..

More Trains Than Ever For The Ballarat Line

Ballarat line passengers will have more travel options than ever before, with 125 new services added to the timetable every week as the Victorian Government’s Ballarat Line Upgrade delivers major improvements to the rail corridor. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced as part..