Bike Week Runs From 16-25 March 2018

Bike Week Runs From 16-25 March 2018

19 January 2018

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Grants To Give Bike Riding A Go Victor P Taffa A total of $30,000 shared between 38 events across Western Australia Bike Week 2018 will run from March 16-25 Bike Week 2018 is set to be one of the most diverse and exciting to date, with grants totalling […]

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Long Distance Rail Travel Is The Way To Go

Long Distance Rail Travel Is The Way To Go

09 January 2018

Great Southern Rail 2018/19 Journeys Now Open For Sale Victor P Taffa Despite recent negative media coverage regarding the popularity of long distance rail travel nothing could be further from the truth. Truth is people want Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail at 500 km/h along with The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Overland. Fact is […]

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North Terrace/ King William Street Tram Diamond Junction On Schedule

North Terrace/ King William Street Tram Diamond Junction On Schedule

09 January 2018

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Tram Extension Creating Jobs For Local SA Businesses Victor P Taffa State Government’s record infrastructure investment and policies to maximise the use of local businesses and local workers is driving the creation of jobs in South Australia. “Our record investment in South Australia is driving the […]

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Road Construction Contracts Awarded To Repair Damage Caused By Cyclone Debbie

Road Construction Contracts Awarded To Repair Damage Caused By Cyclone Debbie

04 January 2018

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Road Repair Ramps Up In Defiance Of Debbie Damage Victor P Taffa Works to repair major damage caused to state roads across the Gold Coast hinterland as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie are set to ramp up with the award of 2 major construction […]

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3 Tiered System For Roadwork Penalties To Be Introduced In June 2018

3 Tiered System For Roadwork Penalties To Be Introduced In June 2018

04 January 2018

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Improvement To Traffic Flows Delivered With Government’s New Laws Victor P Taffa New penalties for roadworks which cause unnecessary traffic delays have been gazetted, enabling the introduction of the laws from June 2018. Under the Operation Moving Traffic initiative agencies and contractors undertaking works on prescribed […]

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Caulfield Junction Signalling To Be Upgraded

Caulfield Junction Signalling To Be Upgraded

02 January 2018

Acting Victoria Minister for Public Transport Philip Dalidakis New Year Construction Blitz Gets Underway Victor P Taffa A 14-day construction blitz to prepare the network for high-tech new trains and to remove 9 of Victoria’s worst level crossings starts today. Acting Minister for Public Transport Philip Dalidakis said the works are part of the State […]

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Warrnambool Line Level Crossings Upgraded

Warrnambool Line Level Crossings Upgraded

30 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Warrnambool Crossings Upgraded Victor P Taffa Warrnambool passengers will get safer, more reliable train services following upgrades to 22 level crossings along the line. “We’ve improved the journey times for Warrnambool line passengers, but most importantly we’ve made their train journey safer by upgrading 22 level crossings along […]

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Sunshine Coast Boating Projects Completed In Time For Busy Holiday Period

Sunshine Coast Boating Projects Completed In Time For Busy Holiday Period

29 December 2017

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Sunshine Coast Boaties Reaping Rewards In Time For Christmas/ New Year Period Victor P Taffa Christmas/New Year holidays have arrived for Sunshine Coast boaties with 2 recreational boating projects delivered in time for the busy period. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said upgrades to […]

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West Tamar Community To Receive New Jetty Facilities

West Tamar Community To Receive New Jetty Facilities

29 December 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding New Jetty To Benefit The West Tamar Community Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government’s Community Infrastructure Fund is helping local communities around Tasmania update vital infrastructure to the benefit of everyone in the community. Residents of the West Tamar and Tamar River boat users are the latest to feel the […]

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Darwinbus New Year’s Eve Special Event Buses Operate Until 7 am On 1 January 2018

Darwinbus New Year’s Eve Special Event Buses Operate Until 7 am On 1 January 2018

28 December 2017

Acting Northern Territory Chief Minister Nicole Manison Free New Year Buses For Safer Territorians Victor P Taffa Acting Chief Minister Nicole Manison is encouraging Territorians to stay safe this festive season, and make use of the free special event buses operating on New Year’s Eve. Northern Territory Government is working hard to deliver safer, more vibrant […]

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Subsidy For Freight On Rail Increases

Subsidy For Freight On Rail Increases

26 December 2017

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Subsidy Increased For Freight On Rail Victor P Taffa Container rail subsidy to increase from $30 to $50 from January 1, 2018 Incentive to increase freight on rail and reduce congestion to Fremantle Port Part of McGowan Government’s election commitment and alternative to the flawed Perth Freight Link […]

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Isolated Metro Tunnel Fails To Integrate With Heavy Rail Network

Isolated Metro Tunnel Fails To Integrate With Heavy Rail Network

22 December 2017

Victoria Shadow Minister for Public Transport David Davis Metro Tunnel Consortium Put On Notice For A South Yarra Interchange Victor P Taffa We need a Metro Tunnel interchange at South Yarra station to cater for projected growth in demand for public transport, Shadow Minister for Public Transport David Davis said. “Liberal Nationals have today written […]

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Second Platform For Wendouree Railway Station On Busy Ballarat Line

Second Platform For Wendouree Railway Station On Busy Ballarat Line

20 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Ballarat Line Upgrade Bringing Extra Benefits For Locals Victor P Taffa Thousands of regional Victorians will get more reliable services every day with a major upgrade of Wendouree Railway Station in Ballarat to be complete by 2019. “We’re getting things done, delivering more frequent, reliable services to people […]

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Prospect Road Tram Depot Saved From Demolition

Prospect Road Tram Depot Saved From Demolition

18 December 2017

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter State Government Offers To Purchase Prospect Tram Barn To Preserve Historic Site Victor P Taffa State Government has made a $3 Million offer to purchase the State-heritage listed Prospect Tram Barn to ensure the historic values of the 1883 site are preserved.   “State Government […]

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Bendigo Line Patronage Up By 4 % In 2016/17 Compared To Previous Financial Year

Bendigo Line Patronage Up By 4 % In 2016/17 Compared To Previous Financial Year

11 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Capacity Doubled For Two Peak Bendigo Trains Victor P Taffa Bendigo passengers are set to benefit from added capacity on their regional rail service, with 3 new VLocity carriages allocated to 2 peak services today. “New train carriages will double capacity on 2 busy Bendigo services and passengers […]

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30% Increase In Size For Next Generation Spirits Of Tasmania

30% Increase In Size For Next Generation Spirits Of Tasmania

08 December 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding Next Generation Spirits Of Tasmania Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government will deliver 2 new, purpose-built Spirit of Tasmania vessels in 2021, 2 years ahead of schedule. Next generation vessels will be more than 30 % larger than the current Spirits, with an even bigger increase […]

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New Lifejacket Laws Focuses On Reducing Drownings

New Lifejacket Laws Focuses On Reducing Drownings

02 December 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan New Lifejacket Laws To Improve Safety For All Out On The Water Victor P Taffa South Australian lifejacket laws are changing to improve safety on the water and reduce the risks of drowning on South Australian waterways and coastal waters. Changes coincide with a new voucher […]

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Southland Railway Station Officially Opened By Minister

Southland Railway Station Officially Opened By Minister

26 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan New Station Provides Better Access And More Local Jobs Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today opened Southland Railway Station providing better access to one of Melbourne’s largest shopping precincts, easing traffic congestion and providing an economic boost to the area. “This station has been talked about for more […]

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Four Level Crossings Upgraded On Warrnambool Line

Four Level Crossings Upgraded On Warrnambool Line

21 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Another Four Level Crossings Upgraded Victor P Taffa Four more level crossings on the Warrnambool line have been upgraded as part of the Andrews Government’s $10 Million investment to boost safety and make trains more reliable for local passengers. “Upgrading these crossings will boost safety for locals, passengers […]

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Tender Released For Midland Line Extension

Tender Released For Midland Line Extension

16 November 2017

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Government Progress On Bellevue Extension And Midland Station Relocation Project Victor P Taffa Tender released for concept planning for METRONET project Part of the Government’s commitment in the 2017-18 State Budget Follows recent release of tender for planning and engineering services for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line METRONET continues to […]

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