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Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways To Be Upgraded Litchfield National Park Receives A $12.1 Million Boost Northern Territory Govt Awards Final Construction Tender For PET Scanner Project 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
 
Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways To Be Upgraded

Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways To Be Upgraded

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Facelift For Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways Victor P Taffa Flinders Street Station’s historic Degraves and Elizabeth Street subways will undergo their biggest makeover in more than 100 years as part of the Andrews Government’s improvements at Victoria’s busiest station. “New Yarra entrance and upgrades to the subways […]

Litchfield National Park Receives A $12.1 Million Boost

Litchfield National Park Receives A $12.1 Million Boost

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss $12.1 Million Boost For Litchfield Adventure Park Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss announced today a $12.1 Million boost to open up new areas of Litchfield National Park to visitors, working with key stakeholders. Investment will open up 5 stunning new swimming […]

Northern Territory Govt Awards Final Construction Tender For PET Scanner Project

Northern Territory Govt Awards Final Construction Tender For PET Scanner Project

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Pet Scanner Project Steps Ahead Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is delivering high quality cancer treatment and diagnosis services with the final construction tender for the PET Scanner Project awarded. Minister for Health Natasha Fyles today announced Sitzler had been awarded the $10.5 Million contract to expand […]

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 […]

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

14 March 2018

ISPUT (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa Statistics courtesy of Google Analytics ISPUT Website (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Contains And Supports: Heavy Rail that connects with all other lines, 3 Light Rail routes, National Network Page, Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail aka Japan’s Bullet […]

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The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

14 March 2018

The Southern Thunderer (TST) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa Statistics courtesy of Google Analytics 27 Visits For 20 July 2018 With Day Incomplete 1,358 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,898 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal […]

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Plans To Upgrade Monbulk Primary School Unveiled

Plans To Upgrade Monbulk Primary School Unveiled

21 July 2018

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Delivering A Great Local School For Monbulk Victor P Taffa Monbulk families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Government to deliver a massive upgrade to Monbulk Primary School. Labor will invest $7.1 Million to build a brand-new library, a new grade 5 […]

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An Additional Platform Included With Ballan Station Upgrade

An Additional Platform Included With Ballan Station Upgrade

21 July 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack Victoria Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects Jacinta Allan Ballan Station Upgrade Plans Unveiled Victor P Taffa Locals have had their first glimpse of plans for the improved Ballan Station, which will be transformed as part of the half-a-billion-dollar Stage One Ballarat Line Upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister […]

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QFES Receives Six New Motorised Swiftwater Rescue Craft

QFES Receives Six New Motorised Swiftwater Rescue Craft

21 July 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford QFES Swiftwater Rescue Fleet Bolstered By Six New Motorised Craft Victor P Taffa Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) rescue capabilities have been bolstered by the arrival of Six new Motorised Swiftwater Rescue Craft (MSRC), Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said today (Friday). Minister […]

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Gladstone SES Receives Two New Storm Damage Trailers

Gladstone SES Receives Two New Storm Damage Trailers

21 July 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Gladstone SES Volunteers Receive New Lifesaving Equipment Victor P Taffa Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford handed over new equipment worth thousands of dollars including two Storm Damage Trailers to the Gladstone area State Emergency Service (SES). Minister Crawford presented the two partially-enclosed Pantech trailers […]

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Opposition Searching To See The Light For Andrews Govt Energy Policy

Opposition Searching To See The Light For Andrews Govt Energy Policy

20 July 2018

Victoria Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources David Southwick Failing Energy Networks? Here’s A Movie Ticket To Switch-Off Victor P Taffa Today’s announcement by the Andrews Government demonstrates that once again Labor has passed-the-buck on energy and continues to blame everyone but itself for our failing energy networks, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources David […]

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Answers Demanded From Premier Regarding Electorate Office Staffing Matters

Answers Demanded From Premier Regarding Electorate Office Staffing Matters

20 July 2018

Victoria Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto What Did Daniel Andrews Know And When Did He Know It? Victor P Taffa Premier Daniel Andrews must front up to the Privileges Committee Inquiry into Matters Relating to the Misuse of Electorate Office Staffing and answer questions under oath, Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto said.   “There are too many […]

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Esperance Reassured By Premier On Iron Ore Exports

Esperance Reassured By Premier On Iron Ore Exports

20 July 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Premier Visits Esperance On The Back Of MinRes Deal Victor P Taffa Mineral Resources’ acquisition of Koolyanobbing iron ore mine to allow iron ore exports from Esperance to continue State Government working towards a positive outcome for Esperance Premier Mark McGowan has moved to reassure Esperance that iron ore exports […]

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Broome Sporting Facilities To Receive Greater Funding

Broome Sporting Facilities To Receive Greater Funding

20 July 2018

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray McGowan Government Delivers $3.3 Million Of Quality Sporting Projects For Broome Victor P Taffa Local sport boosted with $3.3 Million allocated to important Broome sporting initiatives Projects to support healthy, active communities; local jobs; and local small businesses Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray today […]

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Queensland Chamber Orchestra Receives Greater Funding

Queensland Chamber Orchestra Receives Greater Funding

19 July 2018

Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch New Funding Hits The Right Chords With Queensland Chamber Orchestra Victor P Taffa Camerata, Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, will be able to further build its national profile and realise greater artistic and growth ambitions thanks to a $300,000 funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government. Investment, to be delivered over […]

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Evans Landing Wharf Deck To Be Replaced

Evans Landing Wharf Deck To Be Replaced

19 July 2018

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Evans Landing Wharf To Undergo Face-Lift Victor P Taffa North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) will refurbish a popular recreational fishing and operational wharf in Far North Queensland. $2.6 Million project, being undertaken on behalf of Rio Tinto, will include replacing the wharf deck at Evans […]

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Northern Territory Library Hosts Exhibition Of A Great Top End Story

Northern Territory Library Hosts Exhibition Of A Great Top End Story

19 July 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism & Culture Lauren Moss A Territory Story Exhibition Now Open Victor P Taffa After 3 years of planning, curating and construction, an exhibition sharing the incredible stories of Territorians has come to life at the Northern Territory Library. Minister for Tourism & Culture Lauren Moss said A Territory Story delves […]

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Top End Dry Season Brings In Boutique Cruise Ships

Top End Dry Season Brings In Boutique Cruise Ships

19 July 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism & Culture Lauren Moss Boutique Cruise Ships Arrive In The Top End Victor P Taffa Top End’s stunning Dry Season weather is set to provide a warm welcome to two expedition cruise ships this week, with the arrival of L’Austral and the Coral Discoverer. Ships’ arrival is a win for […]

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Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court Upgrade Now Complete

Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court Upgrade Now Complete

18 July 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Safer Courthouse Delivered In Bairnsdale Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is delivering safer courthouses in regional Victoria with a major safety and security upgrade to the Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court complete. Bairnsdale Courthouse now has a private waiting area and interview room as part of an $800,000 investment, improving the safety of […]

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Mansfield Courthouse To Be Upgraded

Mansfield Courthouse To Be Upgraded

18 July 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Delivering More Modern Court Facilities In Mansfield Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is upgrading the Mansfield Courthouse to provide a safer and more modern facility. “These important upgrades at the Mansfield Courthouse are about making sure that people attending court can access more secure, and more modern facilities closer to home.” […]

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Applications Open For Grants To Community Organisations

Applications Open For Grants To Community Organisations

18 July 2018

South Australia Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink Applications Open For Grants Of Up To $50,000 In Strengthening Communities Victor P Taffa Community organisations can apply for grants of up to $50,000 through the State Government’s Grants SA program from today. Grants SA will provide about $3 Million in grants in 2018-19 to improve community […]

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Temporary Throw Screens To Be Installed On All Bridges

Temporary Throw Screens To Be Installed On All Bridges

18 July 2018

South Australia Minister for Police Corey Wingard Temporary Throw Screens To Tackle Rock Throwing Victor P Taffa State Government has continued to roll out its plan to tackle rock throwing on the Southern Expressway with the installation of temporary throw screens. First of the 2.2-metre-high throw screens will be installed on the Honeypot Road Bridge […]

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Deputy Premier Views Site Of Proposed Flood Mitigation Works In Lismore

Deputy Premier Views Site Of Proposed Flood Mitigation Works In Lismore

17 July 2018

New South Wales Acting Premier John Barilaro Deputy Premier Inspects Proposed Flood Mitigation Plans For Lismore Victor P Taffa Acting Premier, Minister for Regional New South Wales, Small Business and Skills John Barilaro today toured the site of the proposed flood mitigation works in Lismore. Acting Premier Barilaro said his visit was prompted by the […]

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West Side Story Comes To Sydney From 22 March To 21 April 2019

West Side Story Comes To Sydney From 22 March To 21 April 2019

17 July 2018

New South Wales Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall West Side Story Bound For Sydney Victor P Taffa Sydney will play host to one of the world’s greatest pieces of theatre, the much-loved West Side Story, when it takes to the stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour next year. Minister for Tourism […]

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Grants Program Open For Sporting Championship Event Held Before November 2019

Grants Program Open For Sporting Championship Event Held Before November 2019

17 July 2018

Tasmania Minister for Sport and Recreation Jacquie Petrusma Championship Grants Open Victor P Taffa Tasmanian organisations looking to host National or International sporting championships could receive a helping hand with a grants program now open, Minister for Sport and Recreation Jacquie Petrusma said. Hodgman Government is encouraging eligible Tasmanian organisations to apply for funding to […]

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New Breeding Bonus Scheme For Tasmanian Racing Begins On 1 August 2018

New Breeding Bonus Scheme For Tasmanian Racing Begins On 1 August 2018

17 July 2018

Tasmania Minister for Racing Sarah Courtney New Breeding Bonus Scheme To Boost Tasmanian Racing Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s thoroughbred owners and the broader racing industry will benefit from a new breeding bonus scheme which starts next month, Minister for Racing Sarah Courtney said. New TasBred Incentive Scheme will replace the current tasBonus Scheme and will […]

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