Topic: "Media Release"
World attention will turn to Melbourne once more when the major events capital hosts the Australian Open. Minister for Employment Jacinta Allan today joined event organisers at Birrarung Marr, where the Australian Open Festival is taking shape. Some of Melbourne’s top culinary institutions are set to serve up a treat to spectators. The free, family-friendly Festival will run every day and night of the first Grand Slam of 2016.
Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis today announced the appointment of Deborah Beale as the new Chairperson of Fed Square Pty Ltd. Ms Beale will bring a wealth of leadership and governance experience to the delivery of world-class events and exhibitions as Federation Square looks to rejuvenate and capitalise on its great location by the Yarra in the heart of Melbourne.
“Getting rid of these congested and unsafe level crossings is what our local community needs. The notorious Reservoir level crossing is rated by the RACV as the worst in Melbourne and its removal will be a lasting legacy of the Andrews Labor Government for the people of Reservoir and Preston.”
Victorian council rate rises will be capped to the rate of inflation, 2.5%, for 2016/17. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins announced the Fair Go Rates cap today, keeping an election commitment to cap council rate rises to theConsumer Price Index (CPI).
Thousands of Victorian families accessing the School Bus Program are set to save hundreds of dollars a year in student bus fares.
A new grants program is open to provide support to community organisations and groups to run multicultural celebrations, festivals and events across Victoria.
Our Watch and the AFL Players’ Association today issued a challenge to Australian leaders and personalities to encourage their young fans to share an important message on social media that there is #NoExcuse4Violence.
Students and staff will again have a say on university councils and TAFEs boards after the Andrews Labor Government reversed laws implemented by the previous Liberal Government that silenced their views.
Trains will stop at Flagstaff Station on weekends from 1 January 2016, opening up the north west corner of the city for the first time.
The Andrews Labor Government will provide free public transport on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve across Victoria.
The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Victorian householders to install solar power panels and take up the use of renewable energy technology.