Artist's impression of West Gate Tunnel project

Contracts signed for Melbourne's $6.7bn West Gate Tunnel project

CONSTRUCTION of Melbourne's West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, after Transurban last week finalised its contract with the Victorian Government to build and operate the $6.7 billion project that will provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge.

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Guidelines for the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation

Updated native vegetation removal rules released by Victorian Government

THE Victorian Government last week said it is delivering on an election commitment to improve native vegetation removal regulations, with the release of updated 'Guidelines for the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation' and associated amendments to all Victorian planning schemes.

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Draft Macedon Ranges Localised Planning Statement

Legislation introduced to protect Victoria's Macedon Ranges

VICTORIAN Planning Minister Richard Wynne last week introduced a Bill into Parliament that will allow Macedon to be declared a distinctive area and provide strengthened planning controls and protect the Macedon Ranges from inappropriate development.

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Victorian Cladding Taskforce Interim Report - November 2017

Victorian Cladding Taskforce Interim Report released

WITH the release of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce Interim Report, the Victorian Government this month said it will take action to prevent the use of combustible cladding on Victorian buildings as part of the most significant overhaul of the building sector in decades.

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Artist's impression of Town Hall Station platforms

Names for Melbourne's five new Metro Tunnel stations revealed

THE Victorian Government has revealed the names of the five new stations that will transform Melbourne's train network as part of the Metro Tunnel Project, following an extensive public submission process that attracted over 50,000 suggestions.

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Young people and walking in Victoria

'Young people and walking in Victoria' report released

NEW research released this month has delivered new insights into why young people are pounding the pavement and not embracing driving like older generations, with only 57 per cent of respondents stating it was important to them to be able to drive anywhere they wanted to go.

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Artist's impression of open space at Noble Park Station

Final designs released for open space along Caulfield to Dandenong rail corridor

AS work continues on the removal of every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong, the Victorian Government this month released final designs for 22.5 hectares of landscaped parks, paths and recreation facilities to be created as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.

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