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06 May 2013

The Government Response to the Taxi Industry Inquiry

The Victorian Government has announced major reforms for Victoria's taxi industry, following the Taxi Industry Inquiry led by Professor Allan Fels.

The reforms are outlined in the Victorian Government Response to the Taxi Industry Inquiry.

29 Apr 2013

$73,000 taxi rank safety boost for Melton residents

Melton residents will see significant improvements to their Palmerston Street taxi rank thanks to a $73,000 Victorian Coalition Government funding boost announced by Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder.

"The funding injection will go towards overhauling the existing rank to include improved signage, seating and shelter," Mr Mulder said.

The grant allocation is part of the Taxi Rank Safety Program (TRSP) where councils can apply for funding for new taxi ranks or improve infrastructure and amenities on existing facilities.

Find out more about the Taxi Rank Safety Program.

25 Apr 2013

Sydney Road leads $780,000 taxi rank safety blitz

Two new taxi ranks will be built on Sydney Road in Brunswick and another upgraded nearby thanks to more than $100,000 in Victorian Government funding, announced today by Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder.

"The Coalition Government is boosting taxi rank safety by providing $786,000 to 11 councils across Victoria," Mr Mulder said.

Mr Mulder said the new facilities would help improve community safety.

The new ranks will be located between Brunswick Road and Glenlyon Road, servicing the many late-night venues along the popular Sydney Road strip.

Find out more about the Taxi Rank Safety Program.

02 Oct 2012

New late night taxi ranks boost Chapel Street safety

Safety around one of Melbourne's most popular entertainment areas has received a massive boost with the installation of 18 new late night taxi ranks throughout the Chapel Street precinct. Launching the new ranks with Stonnington Mayor Cr John Chandler today, Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said the new ranks made catching a taxi safer and more convenient.

05 Jul 2012

New protection screens to combat violence against our cabbies

The safety of up to 3,000 taxi drivers has received a massive boost with the approval of new driver protection screens for cabs with side-curtain air bags.

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