Water for Victoria - Water Plan

'Water for Victoria' blueprint released by State Government

VICTORIAN Water Minister Lisa Neville last week announced the release of 'Water for Victoria' – a framework to guide smarter water management, bolster the water grid and support more liveable Victorian communities.

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Fishermans Bend Vision

Final Fishermans Bend Vision released by Victorian Government

NEW standards of innovation and sustainability will drive development of Fishermans Bend, with the release of the 2050 vision document establishing a clear direction for future planning work and delivery, the Victorian Government announced earlier this month.

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Launch of Chadstone Shopping Centre's $660m development

First stage of Chadstone Shopping Centre's $660m expansion opens

MORE than 60 new retail stores, two new dining precincts and a new state-of-the-art HOYTS cinema complex were unveiled last week following the opening of the first and most significant phase of Chadstone Shopping Centre's $660 million development.

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Victoria's Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy

Infrastructure Victoria releases draft 30 Year Strategy

Infrastructure Victoria last week released a draft of Victoria's first ever state-wide, cross-sector infrastructure strategy for the next 30 years, with recommendations including increased densities in established areas, a network-wide road pricing scheme and high-capacity signalling upgrades on Melbourne's metropolitan rail network.

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Artist's impression of level crossing removal project at Main Road, St Albans

St Albans level crossing removals to be completed by end of year

VICTORIAN Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan last week announced that a construction blitz will allow the level crossings at Main Road and Furlong Road, St Albans, to be removed by the end of the year – more than six months ahead of schedule.

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Parliament of Victoria

Victoria's new planning and subdivision fees welcomed by MAV

THE Victorian Government's announcement that new planning and subdivision fees will apply from 13 October 2016 has been welcomed by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) as a way to create a fairer system for communities following a decade of inequity.

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Melbourne skyline at dusk

First stage of free CBD Wi-Fi network launched in Melbourne

VICTORIAN Small Business, Innovation and Trade Minister Philip Dalidakis last week joined City of Melbourne's Chief Digital Officer Michelle Fitzgerald at Southern Cross Station to announce the first of many Wi-Fi access points to be rolled-out across Melbourne as part of an $11 million Victorian Free Wi-Fi Pilot.

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