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Skyrail to be built over notorious Toorak Road bottleneck

Skyrail to be built over notorious Toorak Road bottleneck

A skyrail up to nine metres high will be built over Toorak Road in Kooyong, next to the Monash Freeway, to replace one of Melbourne's most congested rail crossings.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Benjamin Preiss

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Labor's 'sea to summit' hike trail being clearfelled before it's built
Environmental Protection

Labor's 'sea to summit' hike trail being clearfelled before it's built

A promised world-class hiking trail linking Victoria's alpine forests with its wild coast is being logged before the walking route has even been established.

  • by Adam Carey
Victorian Liberal infighting threatens to derail election campaign
Liberal Party

Victorian Liberal infighting threatens to derail election campaign

With the federal election looming, party's Victorian division is once again beset by internal woes as conservatives accuse officials of dysfunction.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Benjamin Preiss
Trucks to be banned from busy bayside road
Roads

Trucks to be banned from busy bayside road

Trucks to be banned along Beach Road between Port Melbourne and Mordialloc.

  • by Staff reporters
Are complaints against architects falling on deaf ears?
Architecture

Are complaints against architects falling on deaf ears?

Victoria's regulator has averaged two investigations a year in the past decade.

  • by Clay Lucas
'It strikes at your soul': building ministers agree to flammable cladding ban
Construction

'It strikes at your soul': building ministers agree to flammable cladding ban

The nation's building ministers have reached an in-principle agreement to ban dangerous cladding that caught fire in Melbourne's CBD this week.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
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Premier confident in Commissioner Ashton despite Informer 3838 scandal
Victoria Police

Premier confident in Commissioner Ashton despite Informer 3838 scandal

This week's damaging revelations about the use of secret informers have not swayed Premier Daniel Andrews who says he remains confident in Victoria’s police chief.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Federal population meeting a 'sham', says Victorian Treasurer
Roads

Federal population meeting a 'sham', says Victorian Treasurer

Victoria is still being badly short-changed on fedreal infrastructure funding despite being home to a soaring population, Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas says.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Labor claims Ripon recount was unlawful as it hunts shadow treasurer
Victorian election

Labor claims Ripon recount was unlawful as it hunts shadow treasurer

Labor will argue the recount in the electorate of Ripon was unlawful, in its court bid to knock senior state Liberal MP Louise Staley out of her marginal seat.

  • by Adam Carey
Crown asks state for more time to build nation's tallest skyscraper
Development

Crown asks state for more time to build nation's tallest skyscraper

Crown Resorts has asked for another special deal from the Planning Minister, requesting more time to build its controversial skyscraper in Southbank.

  • by Clay Lucas and Nick Toscano
Informer 3838: The task of restoring faith in Victoria's justice system just got harder
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Informer 3838

Informer 3838: The task of restoring faith in Victoria's justice system just got harder

The Informer 3838 scandal is a mess, not of the Andrews government's making, but one it is scrambling to clean up, and it just got much bigger.

  • by Adam Carey