Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events; Minister for Outdoor Recreation Steve Dimopoulos also becomes environment minister, replacing Ingrid Stitt who is in charge of mental health, aging and multicultural affairs as Premier Jacinta Allan unveils her first ministry.
Tim Pallas, who vied for the deputy premier role, stays on as treasurer after speculation he could follow Mr Andrews out the door.
Victoria’s mammoth transport infrastructure pipeline has a new minister at the helm since Ms Allan was responsible for transport infrastructure and Suburban Rail Loop portfolios but vacated the roles after she was made premier following Daniel Andrews’ shock resignation last week.
As the new ministry was sworn in at Government House on Monday, Assistant Treasurer Danny Pearson was handed the reins to oversee the state’s multi-billion dollar construction program.
Ms Allan has held the transport infrastructure portfolio for almost five years amid budget blowouts on signature projects such as the West Gate Tunnel and Melbourne Metro Tunnel.
Deputy Premier Ben Carroll has become minister for education and medical research, declaring he picked the education role.
His move to education is a return of the portfolio to the deputy premier, previously held by James Merlino until he stepped down from cabinet before retiring last year.
Mr Carroll’s replacement as public transport minister is Gabrielle Williams, while Natalie Hutchins swapped education for jobs and industry, women and returns to the treaty and first peoples portfolio.
Colin Brooks has become minister for Development Victoria, precincts and creative industries.
In a major promotion, Harriet Shing takes over from Mr Brooks as housing minister after Labor released its housing statement last month.
Ms Allan denied it was a demotion for Mr Brooks and said her new-look ministry would have a strong focus on building more homes.
“We’ve got a massive job here,” she told reporters.
“This is the number one issue here in Victoria.”
Lizzie Blandthorn has taken charge of the expanded portfolio for children, bringing together the work across government on education and the protection system.
Eltham MP Vicki Ward was elevated into cabinet, filling Mr Andrews’ vacant spot, as minister for prevention of family violence and employment.
Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas adds ambulance services to her responsibilities.
Ms Allan was last week sworn in as Victoria’s second woman leader and the first Labor premier from regional Victoria in almost 100 years.
Victorian Opposition Leader John Pesutto almost simultaneously revealed his new shadow ministry on Monday, prompted by Matthew Bach stepping down to take a teaching role in the United Kingdom.
Under the shake-up, former opposition leader Matthew Guy returns to the frontbench as shadow public transport minister after leading the coalition to a second election drubbing in November.
Mr Guy, who was referred to the corruption watchdog by the electoral commission last year over a donor scandal involving his former chief of staff Mitch Catlin, suggested he would stay in parliament until at least the next election.
He cited his love of trains, instilled in him by his father, as a reason for taking the opposition public transport role.
“It’s in the blood,” he said.
In other moves, opposition finance spokeswoman Jess Wilson picked up early childhood and education as the coalition’s new upper house deputy leader Evan Mulholland replaced her as shadow home ownership and housing affordability minister.
First Allan ministry
Jacinta Allan: Premier
Ben Carroll: Deputy Premier; Minister for Education; Minister for Medical Research
Jaclyn Symes: Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council; Attorney-General; Minister for Emergency Services
Tim Pallas: Treasurer; Minister for Industrial Relations; Minister for Economic Growth
Lizzie Blandthorn: Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council; Minister for Children; Minister for Disability
Colin Brooks: Minister for Development Victoria; Minister for Precincts; Minister for Creative Industries
Steve Dimopoulos: Minister for Environment; Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events; Minister for Outdoor Recreation
Anthony Carbines: Minister for Police; Minister for Crime Prevention; Minister for Racing
Lily D’Ambrosio: Minister for Climate Action; Minister for Energy and Resources; Minister for the State Electricity Commission
Enver Erdogan: Minister for Corrections; Minister for Youth Justice; Minister for Victim Support
Melissa Horne: Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation; Minister for Local Government; Minister for Ports and Freight; Minister for Roads and Road Safety
Natalie Hutchins: Minister for Jobs and Industry; Minister for Treaty and First Peoples; Minister for Women
Sonya Kilkenny: Minister for Planning; Minister for the Suburbs
Danny Pearson: Minister for Transport Infrastructure; Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop; Assistant Treasurer; Minister for WorkSafe and the TAC
Harriet Shing: Minister for Housing; Minister for Water; Minister for Equality
Ros Spence: Minister for Agriculture; Minister for Community Sport; Minister for Carers and Volunteers
Ingrid Stitt: Minister for Mental Health; Minister for Ageing; Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Natalie Suleyman: Minister for Veterans; Minister for Small Business; Minister for Youth
Mary-Anne Thomas: Leader of the House; Minister for Health; Minister for Health Infrastructure; Minister for Ambulance Services
Gayle Tierney: Minister for Skills and TAFE; Minister for Regional Development
Vicki Ward: Minister for Prevention of Family Violence; Minister for Employment
Gabrielle Williams: Minister for Government Services; Minister for Consumer Affairs; Minister for Public and Active Transport
Steve McGhie: Cabinet Secretary