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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 17 Visits For 19 June 2018 With Day Incomplete 1,305 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,850 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal […]

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Central Queensland Infrastructure Projects Wins From State Budget 2018-19

Central Queensland Infrastructure Projects Wins From State Budget 2018-19

21 June 2018

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Car Park Concrete Poured For Rockhampton Hospital Victor P Taffa $25.5 Million Rockhampton Hospital car park has had its first floor of concrete poured, marking a key milestone in the construction of the project. Inspecting the site today, Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the Palaszczuk Government’s investment in […]

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Glen Cash QC Appointed As Judge At Maroochydore District Court

Glen Cash QC Appointed As Judge At Maroochydore District Court

21 June 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New District Court Judge For Maroochydore Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the new judge to be based at Maroochydore District Court. Attorney-General D’Ath said that Glen Cash QC will take up his appointment on July 2. “Glen Cash is a highly regarded and experienced […]

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Test Train Arrives At Mernda For First Time In Nearly 60 Years During July 2018

Test Train Arrives At Mernda For First Time In Nearly 60 Years During July 2018

21 June 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Test Train On Track To Mernda Next Month Victor P Taffa A train will arrive in Mernda for the first time in nearly 60 years next month thanks to the Andrews Government, with the first test train on track in preparation for passenger trains running later this year. […]

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New Laws Ensure That Coroners Court Can Set Findings Aside

New Laws Ensure That Coroners Court Can Set Findings Aside

21 June 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Laws Clarify Coroners Court Appeals Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is making it easier for families to have coronial findings reviewed with new laws introduced into Parliament to ensure the Coroners Court has the power to set aside findings in and reopen historical cases. Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018, […]

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Megafauna Central To Open On 5 July 2018

Megafauna Central To Open On 5 July 2018

20 June 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Megafauna Central Nearing Completion Victor P Taffa $4.26 Million Alcoota Megafauna display, part of the Northern Territory Government’s revitalisation of the Alice Springs CBD, is nearing completion, with the finishing touches being installed in the next fortnight. Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said that […]

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2 Tenders Released For Remediation Works At Abandoned Open Mine Workings

2 Tenders Released For Remediation Works At Abandoned Open Mine Workings

20 June 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Creating Jobs And Securing Legacy Mines In Tennant Creek Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government has released 2 tenders for remediation works at abandoned open mine workings as part of its development of Tennant Creek as a mining services hub. Minister for Primary Industry and […]

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28 Queensland Police Officers Recognised In Awards Ceremony

28 Queensland Police Officers Recognised In Awards Ceremony

20 June 2018

Queensland Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan Far North District Police Officers Recognised In Awards Ceremony Victor P Taffa Mr. Michael Healy MP and Chief Superintendent Brett Schafferius have congratulated Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers and staff, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Australian Federal Police members who received medals and […]

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Posted in Law & Order

Funding For Mooloolah River Interchange Announced By Minister

Funding For Mooloolah River Interchange Announced By Minister

20 June 2018

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Funding For Mooloolah River Interchange Flows Thanks To Budget Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is delivering for Sunshine Coast commuters with $7.4 Million allocated in this year’s budget to advance a major road project that will improve safety and reduce travel time. Transport and Main Roads […]

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Posted in Transport

Industry Priority Qualifications Survey Open Until 15 July 2018

Industry Priority Qualifications Survey Open Until 15 July 2018

19 June 2018

South Australia Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni South Australia Employers Encouraged To Participate In Major Skills Survey Victor P Taffa South Australian industry and people working in the vocational education and training sector are urged to have their say about the state’s future skills needs in a major survey launched today. Minister for […]

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Older Person Mental Health First Aid Showcase Course Begins In Adelaide

Older Person Mental Health First Aid Showcase Course Begins In Adelaide

19 June 2018

South Australia Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade Mental Health First Aid For Older South Australians Victor P Taffa A specialised mental health first aid training course for families and carers living and working with older people has been launched in South Australia. An Older Person Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) showcase course […]

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Soft-Shell Clam Discovered In Southern Hemisphere

Soft-Shell Clam Discovered In Southern Hemisphere

19 June 2018

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Sarah Courtney Soft-Shell Clam Detected In South East Tasmania Victor P Taffa Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is investigating the detection of an introduced soft-shell clam on a beach at the Prosser River, at Orford, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Sarah Courtney said. […]

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Residential Property Prices Down 0.7 % March Quarter 2018

Residential Property Prices Down 0.7 % March Quarter 2018

19 June 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Sydney And Melbourne Drive Property Price Fall Victor P Taffa Residential property prices fell 0.7 % in the March quarter 2018, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Sydney recorded the third consecutive quarter of falling property prices (-1.2 %) and the first annual price fall […]

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Wheatstone LNG Project Gets Underway

Wheatstone LNG Project Gets Underway

18 June 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Start Of LNG Production From Wheatstone Train 2 Delivers Long-Term Jobs Victor P Taffa Chevron Australia announces the start of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from the second train of the Wheatstone Project Project responsible for hundreds of permanent Western Australia jobs and delivers a major boost to the economy […]

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Armadale Line To Extend 8 Km South Into Byford

Armadale Line To Extend 8 Km South Into Byford

18 June 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti METRONET Extension To Byford Reaches New Milestone Victor P Taffa Government forging ahead with METRONET Byford Rail Extension Project proposes to extend the Armadale Line about 8 km south to Byford Tenders for business case work, transport and land use planning and design […]

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Decathlon Sports Retailer Runs Into Melbourne

Decathlon Sports Retailer Runs Into Melbourne

18 June 2018

Victoria Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis World’s Biggest Sports Retailer Coming To Melbourne Victor P Taffa World’s biggest sports retailer, Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. Decathlon today announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with 4-5 stores to be […]

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Warragul Greyhound Racing To Benefit From Upgrades

Warragul Greyhound Racing To Benefit From Upgrades

18 June 2018

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula Upgrades For Warragul Greyhound Racing Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is improving integrity and animal welfare at the Warragul and District Greyhound Racing Club with the installation of a new digital PA system and catching pen CCTV. “We’re investing in racing at Warragul because the industry helps to create […]

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Vaccine Research Hub To Open In Western Australia

Vaccine Research Hub To Open In Western Australia

17 June 2018

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook New Vaccine Research Hub To Open In Perth Victor P Taffa World-leading Human Vaccines Project bases a major new research hub in Western Australia Recognition for the State as an international leader in paediatric research Canadian Professor Tobi Kollmann recruited to lead the ground breaking development of new […]

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State Govt Announces Conclusion Of Middleton Beach Hotel Operator EOI

State Govt Announces Conclusion Of Middleton Beach Hotel Operator EOI

17 June 2018

Western Australia Minister for Lands Rita Saffioti Big Brand Hotel Chains Respond To Middleton Beach Opportunity Victor P Taffa Successful conclusion to Middleton Beach Hotel Operator EOI with submissions received from local, national and international hotel chains Success of Hotel Operator EOI will help underpin efforts to attract a quality hotel developer for the site […]

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Posted in Planning

Queensland Skin Cancer Hero Takes Out Clunies Ross Award

Queensland Skin Cancer Hero Takes Out Clunies Ross Award

17 June 2018

Queensland Minister for Environment and Science Leeanne Enoch Clunies Ross Award Goes To Queensland Skin Cancer Hero Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has congratulated Queensland scientist Dr. Jim Aylward who was awarded this year’s Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Award at a special ceremony in Melbourne last night (13 June). Environment and Science Minister Leeanne Enoch […]

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Research Fellowship Awarded For Bauxite Mining Project

Research Fellowship Awarded For Bauxite Mining Project

17 June 2018

Queensland Minister for Innovation Kate Jones Bauxite Mining Innovation A Win For North Queensland Victor P Taffa A collaborative project between researchers and industry to develop an innovative mining process could unlock massive, previously untapped, bauxite deposits in North Queensland within the next 5 years. Innovation Minister Kate Jones said University of Queensland researcher Dr. […]

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