New report finds regional Victoria “highly under-serviced” by public transport

Many communities in regional Victoria are “highly under-serviced” by public transport, with flow on effects to liveability acting as a handbrake on potential population growth, a new report has found. Infrastructure Australia released the 2022 Regional Strengths and Infrastructure Gaps report last week, shining a light on the poor state of transport infrastructure across regional…

Public transport network not fit for growing regions, Infrastructure Australia finds

Many communities in regional Victoria are “highly under-serviced” by public transport, with flow on effects to liveability acting as a handbrake on potential population growth, a new report today has found. Infrastructure Australia released the 2022 Regional Strengths and Infrastructure Gaps report today, shining a light on the poor state of transport infrastructure across regional…

Labor forced to back down on regional newspaper attack

The Andrews Labor Government has backtracked on its plan to take revenue from regional newspapers after strenuous opposition from The Nationals and the community. Labor’s Regulatory Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2021, introduced in Parliament earlier in February, sought to remove a requirement for the state government and local councils to communicate changes and consultation opportunities…

No more lockdowns, fixing health waitlists in The Nationals’ plan for Shepparton’s recovery

Skyrocketing surgery waiting lists will be halved under an elected Liberals and Nationals Government so people in Shepparton can get the treatment they need, sooner. The Code Brown that has stopped surgeries in Shepparton is finally being wound back today, but the Labor Government’s ban means more delays for Victorians who have already endured multiple…