Archives: February 2017

Electricity Safety Amendment (Bushfire Mitigation Civil Penalties Scheme) Bill 2017

February 23, 2017

We are looking ahead to all fire seasons to see how we can improve our legislation and tighten up the requirements for power companies in this case. We also want to work through processes within Parks Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and other areas of the state to ensure that we are continuing to be active in seeking to keep this state safe against further bushfire risks.

Sovereign Hill

February 22, 2017

With more projects being funded, including a new sound and light experience, an enhanced play space, an Indigenous experience and other new attractions, Sovereign Hill is assured of a healthy future.

Ballarat Rail Line

February 22, 2017

Our government's half-billion-dollar investment will see over 20 kilometres of track duplication, as well as upgrades to the Ballan and Bacchus Marsh railway stations, which will increase the capacity of the Ballarat rail line allowing for more rail services with greater reliability.

Victorian Planning Authority Bill 2016

February 21, 2017

We know why this bill is so important, and we see that the predictions for growth in this state for the next 35 to 40 years, up until 2051, mean that the population of Melbourne is likely to double, or nearly double, from the 4.6 million people that we have now to about the 8 million people predicted by 2051.