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Spanning The Continent By Railway 100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel? Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
Spanning The Continent By Railway

Spanning The Continent By Railway

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 […]

100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

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 […]

To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong

To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong

Rapid Transit Metro Rail Is The Odd Man Out Victor P Taffa Rapid Transit Metro Rail uses a different technology that has a Third Live Rail which is essentially old technology. Third Live Rail does not power trains by an overhead wire and as such the system is incompatible with Heavy Rail or Suburban Trains. […]

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

High Speed Rail Operates On Heavy Rail Tracks Victor P Taffa Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR Aka Japan’s Bullet Train) is essentially a Heavy Rail Train that operates at 500 km/h. Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail includes a Roll-on Roll-off Rail Ferry across Bass Strait. HSR travels on Heavy Rail Tracks that […]

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railway Facts And Figures Victor P Taffa Railway Planners and Politicians who do not know or ignore the Past cannot Plan for the Present let alone the Future. Given what has gone on with closure of Branch Railways throughout New South Wales it would seem rather mad capped for the North West Railway Line under […]

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North West Heavy Rail Line As A Through Line From Day 1 Victor P Taffa North West Railway Line that is under construction will provide a far more effective Railway Line with many more services for commuters as a Through Line than a Branch Line. East Hills Line until 1984 was a Branch Line. Population […]

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

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. […]

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. […]

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

Public Comments On Outer Harbour Development Plans Open Until 31 January 2018

Public Comments On Outer Harbour Development Plans Open Until 31 January 2018

16 December 2017

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Opportunity To Shape The Approach To Plan For Outer Harbour Victor P Taffa Westport: Preparing for the Strategy discussion paper released for public comment Comment period open until January 31, 2018 Feedback received will shape the approach taken to develop the Westport Strategy McGowan Government is seeking community […]

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Winner Of Infill Housing Design Competition Announced By Minister

Winner Of Infill Housing Design Competition Announced By Minister

16 December 2017

Western Australia Minister for Housing Peter Tinley Fremantle Firm Wins Hilton Infill Housing Design Competition Victor P Taffa Design competition challenge was to conserve heritage character while delivering innovative infill public housing solutions Hilton revitalisation part of McGowan Government’s urban renewal vision for Fremantle and surrounding areas Bernard Seeber Architects took centre stage on Thursday […]

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TAFE Courses Provide Practical Outcomes For School Leavers

TAFE Courses Provide Practical Outcomes For School Leavers

15 December 2017

New South Wales Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall School Leavers Look No Further Than TAFE New South Wales Victor P Taffa School leavers considering their next move following the release of HSC results and ATAR’s should look no further than TAFE New South Wales to gain the skills they need for a job of […]

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New South Wales Public School Playgrounds To Be Utilised Over Summer Break

New South Wales Public School Playgrounds To Be Utilised Over Summer Break

15 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Education Rob Stokes School Playground Gates Thrown Open For Summer Holiday Fun Victor P Taffa Playgrounds of dozens of New South Wales public schools will be available for everyone to use for the summer holidays under a New South Wales Government initiative to broaden community recreation and open space options. […]

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ABS Data Has Near Record 245,500 Tasmanians In Work

ABS Data Has Near Record 245,500 Tasmanians In Work

15 December 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Job Numbers Steady Near Record High Levels Victor P Taffa Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today show that the trend of near record employment continues with 245,500 Tasmanians in work, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said. “Since the Hodgman Government was elected 10,300 jobs have been created.” “We have put in […]

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Upgraded Shellfish Biotoxin Testing Facility Open By Minister

Upgraded Shellfish Biotoxin Testing Facility Open By Minister

15 December 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff New Shellfish Biotoxin Testing Facility Open Victor P Taffa Tasmanian shellfish industry will have access to the best possible testing facilities with the opening of the upgraded biotoxin testing facility at Analytical Services Tasmania, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said. Hodgman Government has […]

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25 Northern Territory Medical Students Graduate

25 Northern Territory Medical Students Graduate

15 December 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Caps Off To 25 New Northern Territory Medical Graduates Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is delivering high quality health care with 25 Students graduating from the NT Medical program (NTMP). Minister for Health Natasha Fyles attended today’s ceremony congratulating the graduates, who will spend the next 4 […]

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Consultation Results Released For Barneson Boulevard

Consultation Results Released For Barneson Boulevard

15 December 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison Greening Barneson Boulevard Consultation Results Released Victor P Taffa Iconic third entry into Darwin’s CBD got one step closer and a few shades greener today, with the release of the landscaping and public art consultation results for the $39.5 Million project. Barneson Boulevard is a […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Cuts Regional Power Bills By 40%

Palaszczuk Govt Cuts Regional Power Bills By 40%

15 December 2017

Queensland Minister for Energy Anthony Lynham Regional Businesses Plug Into Power Cost-Cutter Victor P Taffa Local manufacturer Dobinsons Spring and Suspension has the chance to cut their power bill by up to 40 % under a $16 Million Palaszczuk Government energy initiative. Energy Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham said Dobinsons had been selected to get free […]

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Doors Thrown Open To Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Merchandise Store

Doors Thrown Open To Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Merchandise Store

15 December 2017

Queensland Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Kate Jones Fans To Take Piece Of GC2018 Action Home Victor P Taffa Doors have been thrown open to Queensland’s largest-ever event merchandise store.   Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Superstore at Victoria Park at Broadbeach is the third and largest GC2018 Official Shop after outlets […]

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Victoria Fine Tunes Planning For White Night 2018

Victoria Fine Tunes Planning For White Night 2018

14 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren Taking White Night Up Another Notch Victor P Taffa Melbourne and Ballarat will shine more brightly than ever next year, with new projections, more live music and some old crowd favourites highlighting White Night 2018. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today launched the […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Ivanhoe Library To Be Upgraded

Ivanhoe Library To Be Upgraded

14 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz Millions Of Dollars For Victoria’s Libraries Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is backing local libraries, with another $4.5 Million in grants to help them flourish. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Ivanhoe today to announce a $750,000 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) grant toward the development of […]

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Sydney Residential Property Prices Down 1.4% In September Quarter 2017

Sydney Residential Property Prices Down 1.4% In September Quarter 2017

14 December 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Sydney Drives Property Price Fall In September Quarter Victor P Taffa Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) for Sydney fell 1.4 % in the September quarter 2017 following positive growth over the last 5 quarters, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Sydney established house prices fell […]

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Unemployment Rate Remains Steady At 5.4 % During November 2017

Unemployment Rate Remains Steady At 5.4 % During November 2017

14 December 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Continued Strength In Employment Growth Victor P Taffa Employment And Hours Monthly trend full-time employment increased for the 14th straight month in November 2017 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Full-time employment grew by a further 15,000 persons in November, while part-time employment increased by 7,000 persons, underpinning a […]

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Redevelopment Of Dock 1 At Port Adelaide Gets Underway

Redevelopment Of Dock 1 At Port Adelaide Gets Underway

14 December 2017

South Australia Minister for Housing and Urban Development Stephen Mullighan Green Light For $280 Million Private Investment In Port Adelaide Waterfront Victor P Taffa Construction has begun on the redevelopment of Dock 1 at Port Adelaide into a thriving residential, commercial and tourist precinct, after contracts for more than 21 ha of waterfront land were […]

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Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station To Install An Odour Management System

Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station To Install An Odour Management System

14 December 2017

South Australia Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter Contract Awarded For Upgrades To Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station Victor P Taffa South Australian company Waternish Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded a contract in excess of $2 Million to install a multi-layered odour management system at SA Water’s Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump […]

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9 Senior Specialist YOREO’s Graduate From Training

9 Senior Specialist YOREO’s Graduate From Training

13 December 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield Specialist Senior YOREO’s to Help Stop Reoffending Victor P Taffa 9 Senior Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Officers (YOREO’s) with new and expanded responsibilities have graduated from training today and will join the Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Teams (YORET), as part of the Territory Government’s overhaul of the […]

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Minister Officially Opens New RDH Foyer

Minister Officially Opens New RDH Foyer

13 December 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles $72 Million RDH Redevelopment Milestone Completed Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is improving health services, reaching a major milestone in the $72 Million Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) Redevelopment Project. Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the official opening of the new RDH foyer marks the completion of […]

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Andrews Govt Appoints Administrators To Central Goldfields Shire Council

Andrews Govt Appoints Administrators To Central Goldfields Shire Council

13 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz Administrators To Oversee Central Goldfields Shire Council Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has appointed 3 long-term administrators to restore good governance and operations at Central Goldfields Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the appointments today to address a wide range of failures within council. “This […]

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Julie Condon QC Appointed As A Judge Of The County Court

Julie Condon QC Appointed As A Judge Of The County Court

13 December 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New County Court Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of Julie Condon QC as a judge of the County Court. “Ms. Condon brings a wealth of knowledge in criminal law advocacy to her new role as a judge of the County Court and I congratulate her […]

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