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EastLink awarded top five star sustainability rating

Melbourne’s EastLink has been awarded a top five star sustainability rating for the second consecutive year by the GRESB Infrastructure Assessment. The internationally recognised GRESB Infrastructure Assessment covers the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of 160 infrastructure assets located around the world. EastLink spokesperson Doug Spencer-Roy said, “To be awarded GRESB’s top five star […]

Victorian self-drive survey underway

EastLink is working in partnership with VicRoads, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), La Trobe University and RACV to conduct the first major survey of Victorian motorists’ attitudes to self-driving vehicles. Self-driving vehicle technologies, such as highway autopilot, are increasingly offered by the latest production vehicles in Australia. Further advances will continue to occur, with […]

Tougher penalties announced for Melbourne train and tram operators

The Victorian Government has announced new contracts have been signed to operate Melbourne’s trains and trams, mandating higher performance targets and enforcing tougher penalties if these targets are not met. Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Keolis Downer (KDR) will continue to operate Melbourne’s train and tram networks for […]

Funding for greener hospitals in Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced $26 million in funding through the Greener Government Buildings program to boost solar power supplies and energy efficiency at hospitals and regional health services across the state. The Greener Government Buildings program funds energy efficient upgrades in government buildings and was reinstated by the State Government in August 2016. Minister […]

Stage one of Melbourne Quarter completed

Stage one of a new development linking Melbourne’s CBD with the Docklands is now complete, creating jobs, inner-city housing and new open space. Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, said, “Melbourne Quarter is a once-in-a-generation transformation of the CBD. It’s creating thousands of jobs, new open space for all Melburnians to enjoy, and it’s the missing […]

Altona level crossing removal reaches next stage

Construction has begun on the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal and partial duplication of the Altona Loop in Melbourne. The Altona Loop partial duplication will enable trains to pass or to wait off the main Werribee line. This will significantly improve reliability and reduce the probability of trains bypassing the loop. The Kororoit Creek […]

New vision of our urban future

A Victorian Council faced with rapid growth is embracing new technologies to deal with the challenges that come with a booming population. Wyndham City Council, in Melbourne’s outer west, has employed holographic mixed technology to provide stakeholders with a first-hand three- dimensional vision of what the future holds for the city. Dubbed WynLens, the headsets […]

New designs for Melbourne’s busiest intersections

The Victorian Government has released new designs of major intersections and 24/7 clearways to cut traffic jams, reduce delays and improve travel times on Hoddle Street and Punt Road in Melbourne. Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan, said the initiatives will improve traffic flow, boost reliability and deliver longer green lights on Victoria’s busiest arterial road. […]

Innovative technology used for Melbourne level crossing removal

In an Australian rail industry first, a 60m wheeled straddle carrier is being used at Murrumbeena as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong project, which will remove nine of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings. Preparation for the go-live has been rigorous, involving 4D computer simulation modelling along with stringent tests on the ground […]

More truck bans in Melbourne’s inner west

The Victorian Government has announced two more truck bans will be in place in Melbourne’s west following the completion of the West Gate Tunnel. Building the project will allow the State Government to ban trucks day and night on Blackshaws Road in Altona North and Hudsons Road in Spotswood. Bans will apply 24 hours a […]

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