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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Torrens Rail Junction Track And Signalling Works Gets Underway

Torrens Rail Junction Track And Signalling Works Gets Underway

14 November 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Temporary Rail Closures For Torrens Rail Junction Works Victor P Taffa First steps to major upgrades on Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) tracks and signalling will commence this weekend as part of the Torrens Rail Junction Project. Unfortunately, these works are unable to be performed safely […]

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Flinders Street Railway Station Facade Restoration Project Well Underway

Flinders Street Railway Station Facade Restoration Project Well Underway

09 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan First Glimpse Of Historic Flinders Street Station Facade Victor P Taffa Victorians will soon get their first glimpse of the restored façade of Flinders Street Station, lovingly repaired as part of the Andrews Government’s $100 Million upgrade of the iconic building. Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan today […]

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Toolern To Get A New Railway Station

Toolern To Get A New Railway Station

04 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan New Railway Station For Melbourne’s Growing West Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will build a brand new railway station at Toolern to service Melbourne’s booming outer-western suburbs. Toolern station between Rockbank and Melton will be funded by the State Government’s Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) and ready to […]

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Minister Gets A Sneak Peek Of Southland Railway Station

Minister Gets A Sneak Peek Of Southland Railway Station

04 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll Southland Railway Station Set For A Festive Opening Victor P Taffa Andrews Government’s new railway station at Southland will open just in time for the busy Christmas period. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos were today given a special tour […]

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Adelaide To Get 400 New Buses Over The Next 10 Years

Adelaide To Get 400 New Buses Over The Next 10 Years

20 October 2017

South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill $300 Million Investment In Modernising Adelaide’s Bus Fleet Victor P Taffa State Government will invest $300 Million over the next 10 years for 400 new buses to service the Adelaide Bus network. “Upgrading Adelaide Metro’s fleet with 400 new buses has the potential to provide a boost to local manufacturing, […]

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TasPorts Delivers A Profit Of $4.8 Million For 2016/17

TasPorts Delivers A Profit Of $4.8 Million For 2016/17

19 October 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding Great Year For TasPorts Victor P Taffa TasPorts has delivered a profit of $4.8 Million for 2016/17 more than triple the previous year’s result of $1.5 Million, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said. Hodgman Government came to office with a commitment to turn around those state owned companies that […]

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Spanning The Continent By Railway

Spanning The Continent By Railway

17 October 2017

Connecting Port Augusta To Broken Hill Victor P Taffa On 26 September, 1855 the Western Line in New South Wales opened between Sydney and Parramatta that would go all the way to Perth, Western Australia. There were 6 Railway Stations when the line opened in 1855. These were as follows: Sydney, Newtown, Ashfield, Burwood, Homebush […]

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100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

17 October 2017

100 Years Since Completion Of The Transcontinental Railway Line Victor P Taffa Transcontinental Railway Line was completed at Ooldea on 17 October 1917 and on 22 October 1917 the first train left Port Augusta, South Australia for Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.   Prime Minister Billy Hughes opened the line which was a remarkable surveying and engineering […]

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9-Day Hurstbridge Line Construction Blitz Gets Underway

9-Day Hurstbridge Line Construction Blitz Gets Underway

06 October 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Hurstbridge Line Construction Blitz Begins Tonight Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is fast tracking work on the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade, with a massive 9-day construction blitz beginning tonight. Premier Daniel Andrews joined local community representatives and construction workers at the Grange Road level crossing in Alphington today, where a 37 tonne […]

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West Gate Bridge To Be Completely Repainted

West Gate Bridge To Be Completely Repainted

28 September 2017

Victoria Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan Painting The West Gate Bridge Victor P Taffa For the first time in 40 years, the West Gate Bridge is set to get a fresh coat of paint. However footy fans hoping to see the bridge painted in their team’s colours will be disappointed, durability requirements will restrict the […]

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Free Trams To Punt Road Oval When Richmond Tigers Wins 2017 AFL Grand Final

Free Trams To Punt Road Oval When Richmond Tigers Wins 2017 AFL Grand Final

26 September 2017

Acting Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan Free Trams And More Trains To The AFL Grand Final Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is putting on more train and tram services than ever during Grand Final week to help footy fans celebrate and get to the Grand Final week events in Melbourne. Free Tram Zone will again be […]

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Surfboard Racks To Be Included On FLEXITY 2 Gold Coast Trams

Surfboard Racks To Be Included On FLEXITY 2 Gold Coast Trams

25 September 2017

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad New Trams On Track For Gold Coast Light Rail Stage Two Victor P Taffa 2 new trams have arrived at the Port of Brisbane, following a 6-week, 14,000 plus nautical mile sea journey. Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said these were the first of 4 additional trams […]

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Accessibility Upgrade Now Complete For Nambour Railway Station

Accessibility Upgrade Now Complete For Nambour Railway Station

21 September 2017

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Access For All At Nambour Railway Station Victor P Taffa A multi-million-dollar accessibility upgrade is now complete at Nambour station, a key transport hub and the third busiest station for commuters on the Sunshine Coast line. Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said the Palaszczuk Government’s Nambour station […]

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Garry Bailey Appointed As Chair Of Road Safety Advisory Council

Garry Bailey Appointed As Chair Of Road Safety Advisory Council

13 September 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding New Chair Of The Road Safety Advisory Council Victor P Taffa Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding announced that Mr. Garry Bailey has been appointed as the Chair of the Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) for the next 3 years. RSAC fulfils a very important role in the development of […]

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Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Tram Testing Underway

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Tram Testing Underway

11 September 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Trams On The Track For Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Victor P Taffa Power is on, the track is done and last night Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 reached a new milestone with testing of trams beginning last night. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who was […]

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Downer EDI Confirmed For Pipeline Of Projects At Maryborough Workshop

Downer EDI Confirmed For Pipeline Of Projects At Maryborough Workshop

11 September 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Maryborough Wins With Downer In Line For $70 Million Of Projects Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has today confirmed a $70 Million pipeline of projects for Downer EDI’s Maryborough workshop. Visiting Downer’s Maryborough workshop today Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this was a huge boost to the […]

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Security To Be Improved For Salisbury Railway Station Ticket Gates

Security To Be Improved For Salisbury Railway Station Ticket Gates

11 September 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Ticket Gates Boost Security At Salisbury Railway Station Victor P Taffa New ticket gates have been installed at the Salisbury Railway Station as part of a $2.1 Million package to reduce fare evasion which costs the public transport network millions of dollars each year. “Our Government […]

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Works On Koumala-Bolingbroke Road To Start Next Month

Works On Koumala-Bolingbroke Road To Start Next Month

04 September 2017

Queensland Acting Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Steven Miles Detour Due To Cyclone Debbie Soon To See Safety Upgrade Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is working hard to make life easier for residents impacted by Cyclone Debbie, with works worth $4.5 Million expected to start next month on Koumala-Bolingbroke Road to improve safety. […]

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Last 8 Of 190 Km Diamantina Developmental Road Paved And Sealed

Last 8 Of 190 Km Diamantina Developmental Road Paved And Sealed

04 September 2017

Queensland Acting Minister for Roads Road Safety and Ports Steven Miles Diamantina Development Paves Way For Better Outback Experiences Victor P Taffa One of Queensland’s most remote roads has had a major safety upgrade, with locals and tourists alike now set to benefit. Palaszczuk Government has just completed $5 Million worth of works on the […]

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