Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel to cost state extra $1.9 billion

“The deal we have reached means that both Transurban and the state will make a significant additional contribution to the project, Transurban will forego years of toll revenue and CPB-John Holland give up all of its profit margin and make significant losses,” Mr Pallas said in a statement. The long-running dispute centres on the handling …

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Garden State Hotel adds Italian hangout Tippy Tay (plus three other Melbourne restaurant makeovers to know about)

Re-brands, venues within venues and completely new dining experiences are becoming more common among Melbourne restaurants as they emerge from lockdown.  With many owners reporting that reopening takes as much effort as getting a new restaurant off the ground, it makes sense that some are using the opportunity to launch new concepts or rethink what their …

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Victoria Covid update: Melbourne lockdown to end on Friday after state reaches 70% vaccination rate | Melbourne

Melbourne’s lockdown will end five days earlier than anticipated – and with a greater easing of restrictions than planned – as Victoria races to its 70% fully vaccinated target. The state’s premier, Daniel Andrews, made the announcement on Sunday and said Victorians could celebrate the imminent end of their sixth lockdown. “As of 11.59pm Thursday …

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