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Save the South East Green Wedge Parkland – Have your say!

Background: The Andrews Labor Government has proceeded with early works for its “Suburban Rail Loop” including intrusive proposed stabling yards in Heatherton near Old Dandenong Road and Kingston Road without: (i) a business case; (ii) a full Environmental Effects Statement and where the cost is unknown but likely more than […]

Save Our Stations – Sign the Petition

A December 2nd media release by Daniel Andrews was the first anyone had heard of Labor’s plans to “consolidate” Surrey Hills Station (opened in 1883) and Mont Albert Station (opened in 1890) into a single station to be located some 150 metres from the current Surrey Hills Station and some […]

MEDIA RELEASE – East West Link must be on the Andrews Labor Government’s budget agenda

There is $4 billion of Federal Government funding waiting to be matched with state funding as well as funding from tenderers to connect the Eastern Freeway with CityLink. Despite Labor promising at the 2014 election to build a $500 million slip road from the West Gate Bridge toward the Port […]

MEDIA RELEASE – Catch up train services for fast-growing centres must be a priority for Labor in State Budget

Labor is too focussed on pie in the sky mega projects like the Suburban Rail Loop that will not be started for years and not completed for decades. The Andrews Labor Government needs to focus on infrastructure projects that will generate new jobs in the next two years and deliver […]

MEDIA RELEASE – Duplicating single metropolitan train tracks must be a priority for Labor in upcoming State Budget

Duplication of existing single-track sections of the network is the most cost-effective and efficient way to increase much-needed capacity on our trains. Labor’s Suburban Rail Loop announcement this week is yet another example of Daniel Andrews being too focussed on pie in the sky mega projects that will not start […]

MEDIA RELEASE – Completing the “missing links” in the metropolitan tram network must be a priority for Labor in the State Budget

The State Budget should include a “missing links” package of key tram line cross-links and upgrades.  This package has been singled out by the respected Rail Futures Institute in its Melbourne Rail Plan 2020-2050. Fixing “missing links” in the tram network is the type of project Daniel Andrews should be […]

Back to Work and Back in Business – November Update

Download our plan here The Liberal Nationals have released a blueprint to get the Southern Metropolitan Region businesses back to work and back in business. The new plan is centred on four pillars that will be critical to Victoria’s recovery and the survival of jobs and small businesses by helping […]

Weak, incompetent Small Business Minister fails to support our critical events sector

It is apparent from weak answers in State Parliament that Small Business Minister Jaala Pulford has not engaged with or met small businesses in the events sector.  Given the great significance for the Victorian economy of the events sector and the sector’s large number of small businesses and jobs, she should have.  It […]

3AW interview with Neil Mitchell – Amendment to knock out the 5km rule.

Listen to my interview with Neil Mitchell where I discuss the Opposition’s amendment to knock out the 5km rule in Parliament today. Listen here.