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Lamington National Park Roads To Be Upgraded St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original 1927 Colours High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains NPWS Undertakes Shameful Slaughter Of Brumbies Transport Chaos Looms Large For Newcastle Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Untangle The Network Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel? Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains Connecting Our Community Is Merely A Matter Of Dollars And Sense
 
Lamington National Park Roads To Be Upgraded

Lamington National Park Roads To Be Upgraded

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey Lamington National Park Road Funding Secured Victor P Taffa Funding for accelerated maintenance and sealing works worth $787,000 has been allocated to Lamington National Park Road, about 5 km from Canungra. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said this was a win for […]

St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original 1927 Colours

St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original 1927 Colours

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley Palais Theatre To Be Repainted In Original Colour Victor P Taffa St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre will be repainted in its original colour a sand tone consistent with the building’s 1927 finish as part of the $20 Million restoration of the local icon to secure its long-term future as […]

High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains

High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains

Case For Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR) Stacks Up Victor P Taffa Arguments that Capital City-Capital City HSR operating at speeds of 515 km/h does not stack up are wrong and unfounded. HSR Corridors enables faster and more profitable Freight Train operations to every Capital City. To then turn around and say that […]

NPWS Undertakes Shameful Slaughter Of Brumbies

NPWS Undertakes Shameful Slaughter Of Brumbies

Save The Brumbies President Jan Carter Cull Of Brumbies By NPWS Victor P Taffa The NPWS plans to engage in a mass slaughter of Brumby Horses. At the very same time the NPWS fails to adequately manage to control bushfires in National Parks. It is with dismay and disgust that we read the National Parks […]

Transport Chaos Looms Large For Newcastle

Transport Chaos Looms Large For Newcastle

Newcastle Save Our Rail President Joan Dawson SWAP A HERITAGE STATION FOR A CARPORT? Victor P Taffa That’s what Newcastle is being asked to accept for an interchange at Wickham!  It’s a third world pre-fab without walls or adequate platforms and certainly won’t give the sort of welcoming presence you get at Newcastle Station.   […]

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

SAY YES TO HEAVY RAIL: SAY NO TO METRO RAIL Victor P Taffa         Country New South Wales had many Branch Railway Lines closed and replaced by more costly bus services. The Newcastle Line is next and it would seem that this policy is driven by Baron Richard Beeching in the U.K. […]

Untangle The Network

Untangle The Network

The Case For Third Live Rail Metro Rail Is Just A Con On The Public Victor P Taffa What is happening in Victoria in Railway Expansion makes a lot of sense. What is happening in New South Wales in Railway Expansion is just a con on the Public. In Victoria the Regional Line separates Suburban […]

Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel?

Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel?

Bass Strait Rail Transport Options Victor P Taffa Currently the Car Ferry that operates across Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania is full during peak season. A Rail Ferry that also operates across Bass Strait would increase investment in Tasmania and build the economies of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. When discussing the idea of […]

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Victor P Taffa The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932 catering for 6 undivided road lanes and 4 Railway Lines. The 2 Western side Railway Lines continue to take trains to and from the North Shore. The 2 Eastern side Railway Lines were intended initially for a Railway to the Northern Beaches that […]

Connecting Our Community Is Merely A Matter Of Dollars And Sense

Connecting Our Community Is Merely A Matter Of Dollars And Sense

Victor P Taffa “Government of the people for the people by the people” When was the last time that this occurred especially in the provision of services? In the case of Willow Tree, Cardiff and Newcastle the needs of the local communities are ignored and of course there is a denial that a Government neglects […]

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

02 July 2017

ISPUT (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa 7 Visits For 23 July 2017 With Day Incomplete 556 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,070 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days ISPUT Website (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Contains And Supports: Heavy Rail that connects with […]

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The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

02 July 2017

The Southern Thunderer (TST) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa 16 Visits For 23 July 2017 With Day Incomplete 1,046 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 2,016 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal Elections Period 24 June-23 July […]

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Travel Times Between Warrnambool And Melbourne Cut By Up To 20 Minutes

Travel Times Between Warrnambool And Melbourne Cut By Up To 20 Minutes

23 July 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews New Trains And More Services For The Warrnambool Line Victor P Taffa Andrews Government’s Regional Rail Revival will upgrade track, signalling and more level crossings to run new trains and extra services to Warrnambool. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Warrnambool station today, where stabling will be upgraded as part of a $114 […]

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Minister Opens Operational Base For Security And Emergency Services Group

Minister Opens Operational Base For Security And Emergency Services Group

23 July 2017

Victoria Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney New Base For Corrections’ Specialist Operations Staff Victor P Taffa Corrections Victoria’s specialist emergency response unit to have a new home at the Metropolitan Remand Centre. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney officially opened the operational base for the Security and Emergency Services Group (SESG) today. “We’re investing in our […]

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New South Wales Govt Calls For Feedback On Short-Term Holiday Letting

New South Wales Govt Calls For Feedback On Short-Term Holiday Letting

23 July 2017

New South Wales Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts New South Wales Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean Exploring Options For Short-Term Holiday Letting Victor P Taffa New South Wales (NSW) Government is calling on community and stakeholder feedback after the release of an Options Paper on short-term holiday letting (STHL) today. […]

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Thoroughbred Racehorses To Be Given A New Retirement Home

Thoroughbred Racehorses To Be Given A New Retirement Home

23 July 2017

New South Wales Minister for Racing Paul Toole Home For Retired Racehorses Welcomed Victor P Taffa New South Wales (NSW) Government has welcomed the purchase of an equestrian property by Racing NSW to care for retired racehorses, Minister for Racing Paul Toole said today. “This new facility will ensure thoroughbred horses continue to receive the […]

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Premier Announces Members For Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce

Premier Announces Members For Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce

22 July 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Members Announced For Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to fixing Tasmania’s failing water and sewerage infrastructure to improve our waterways, Premier Hodgman said. “As part of the City Deal we negotiated with local government and the Federal Government, we have established the Tamar Estuary Management […]

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Minister Officially Opens Triabunna Marina And Wharf Extension

Minister Officially Opens Triabunna Marina And Wharf Extension

22 July 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding Triabunna Marina And Wharf Extension Open Victor P Taffa Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding officially opened Stages 3 and 4 of the Triabunna Marina and Wharf Extension today. This is vital infrastructure for the East Coast as not only will it ensure better amenities for residents, it will also […]

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Attorney-General Appoints Peta Stilgoe OAM To The Land Court Of Queensland

Attorney-General Appoints Peta Stilgoe OAM To The Land Court Of Queensland

22 July 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New Land Court Member Appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has appointed Peta Stilgoe OAM as the new member of the Land Court of Queensland. Attorney-General D’Ath said as a current Senior Member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Ms. Stilgoe brought a wealth of expertise to the Land […]

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Logan Central Community Health Centre Expansion Officially Opens

Logan Central Community Health Centre Expansion Officially Opens

22 July 2017

Queensland Minister for Health Cameron Dick $4.3 Million Public Dental Clinic Upgrade To Deliver 15,000 Extra Appointments Victor P Taffa Logan residents now have access to an additional 15,000 dental appointments following the opening of a $4.3 Million expansion of public oral health services at the Logan Central Community Health Centre. Minister for Health and […]

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Initial Contracts Awarded For Bendigo And Eaglehawk Railway Stations Upgrade

Initial Contracts Awarded For Bendigo And Eaglehawk Railway Stations Upgrade

21 July 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Upgrade Of Bendigo And Eaglehawk Railway Stations A Step Closer Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is taking the next step to upgrade Bendigo and Eaglehawk railway stations with the award of two contracts for the preliminary design of the $15.8 Million redevelopments. Minister for Public Transport and Member […]

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New V-Line Timetable Includes 151 Additional Services

New V-Line Timetable Includes 151 Additional Services

21 July 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan More Services And More Choice For Regional Passengers Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is getting more regional passengers to all their favourite weekend and evening events, with 151 new train services to start next month. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today unveiled the new V-Line timetable that […]

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East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

21 July 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Contract Awarded For East End Tram Extension Victor P Taffa Night works for the City Tram Extension Project will begin this weekend, after the major contract was awarded to Downer York Joint Venture a consortia consisting of Downer EDI Works and South Australian company, York Civil. […]

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Free Wi-Fi To Be Extended Across Entire Public Transport Network

Free Wi-Fi To Be Extended Across Entire Public Transport Network

21 July 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Expression Of Interest Called For Free Wi-Fi On Adelaide Metro Network Victor P Taffa State Government is calling for expressions of interest to operate a free Wi-Fi network on Adelaide’s public transport network. “We are always looking for ways to improve the public transport experience and […]

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McGowan Govt Releases Review Into Health Services In Western Australia

McGowan Govt Releases Review Into Health Services In Western Australia

20 July 2017

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook Safety And Quality Top Of Agenda For Western Australia Health System Victor P Taffa International expert, Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor, commissioned to review safety and quality across WA’s public health system Quality and safety a top Government priority, fundamental to delivering world-class healthcare Review’s findings and recommendations made public […]

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Sally Malone Appointed To Heritage Council Of Western Australia

Sally Malone Appointed To Heritage Council Of Western Australia

20 July 2017

Western Australia Minister for Heritage David Templeman New Members Appointed To The Heritage Council Of Western Australia Victor P Taffa Sally Malone, from Albany, appointed to the Heritage Council of Western Australia New appointments and reappointments to the Heritage Council’s Register and Development committees An Albany-based public place designer specialising in landscapes, urban design, trails […]

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Work To Strengthen Victoria Highway Commences Soon

Work To Strengthen Victoria Highway Commences Soon

20 July 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison New Bridges Ensure A Dry Track Over Big Horse And Little Horse Creeks Victor P Taffa Contract awarded to deliver $35.5 Million bridge replacement at Big Horse and Little Horse Creeks on the Victoria Highway, near Timber Creek New raised bridges will slash annual highway […]

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Gunner Govt’s Remote Housing Program To Be Driven By Local Decision Making

Gunner Govt’s Remote Housing Program To Be Driven By Local Decision Making

20 July 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerald McCarthy Gunner Government’s Remote Housing Program And Redfern Statement Victor P Taffa Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy today congratulated The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples for holding the ‘National Indigenous Housing Peak Workshop’ in Adelaide, to improve housing for Aboriginal people. Mr. […]

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Funding Injection For Victorian Hospitals

Funding Injection For Victorian Hospitals

19 July 2017

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy Record Funding Boost For Better Patient Care Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 Billion across the health system over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need sooner. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the […]

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Funding Injection For Cardinia Schools

Funding Injection For Cardinia Schools

19 July 2017

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Funding Boost For Cardinia Schools Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will invest $4.15 Million to improve facilities at 3 schools in the Shire of Cardinia. Education Minister James Merlino visited Pakenham Hills Primary School today to announce the funding from the $50 Million Shared Facilities Fund. “Our Shared Facilities […]

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Specialist Tasmania Fire Service Personnel Deployed To Canada

Specialist Tasmania Fire Service Personnel Deployed To Canada

19 July 2017

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding TFS Personnel To Assist Canada In Bushfire Fight Victor P Taffa 2 specialist Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) personnel will be deployed to Canada for the next 42 days to assist in the region’s fight against the current severe wildfires in British Columbia, Minister for Police […]

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Hodgman Govt Determined To Fix Water And Sewerage Infrastructure

Hodgman Govt Determined To Fix Water And Sewerage Infrastructure

19 July 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Infrastructure Tasmania Confirm Government’s Plan To Fix TasWater Will Work Victor P Taffa Treasurer Peter Gutwein said that the Hodgman Government wants to fix Tasmania’s failing water and sewerage infrastructure, keep prices down and improve services. “One of the key components of our plan is accelerating TasWater’s 10 year infrastructure program, […]

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