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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 15 Visits For 17 July 2018 With Day Incomplete 1,356 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,887 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal […]

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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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Physical Exercise Beats Drug Use

Physical Exercise Beats Drug Use

16 July 2018

Australian Institute Of Health And Welfare 1 In 3 Young People Receive Treatment For Alcohol And Other Drug Use Victor P Taffa Young people under youth justice supervision are 30 times as likely to receive an alcohol or other drug treatment service as young Australians generally, according to a new report from the Australian Institute […]

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Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champions 1913-2018

Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champions 1913-2018

16 July 2018

Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won A Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Tournament Since 1991 Victor P Taffa There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam. Grand Slam itinerary consists of Australian Open in mid January, […]

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Wimbledon Ladies Doubles Champions 1913-2018

Wimbledon Ladies Doubles Champions 1913-2018

16 July 2018

Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won A Wimbledon Ladies Doubles Tournament Since 1978 Victor P Taffa There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam. Grand Slam itinerary consists of Australian Open in mid January, […]

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Wimbledon Gentleman’s Doubles Champions 1884-2018

Wimbledon Gentleman’s Doubles Champions 1884-2018

16 July 2018

Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won A Wimbledon Gentleman’s Doubles Tournament Since 2000 Victor P Taffa There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam. Grand Slam itinerary consists of Australian Open in mid January, […]

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Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Champion 1884-2018

Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Champion 1884-2018

16 July 2018

Australia Has Not Won A Wimbledon Ladies Singles Tournament Since 1980 Victor P Taffa Australian Open Male Singles Tennis Champions Before And After Introduction Of Open Era In May 1968 3 is Number Of Australian Women To Win Wimbledon Ladies Singles 1969-2018 2 is Number Of Australian Women To Win Wimbledon Ladies Singles 1884-1968 48 […]

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Wimbledon Gentleman’s Singles Champion 1877-2018

Wimbledon Gentleman’s Singles Champion 1877-2018

16 July 2018

Australia Has Not Won A Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Tournament Since 2002 Victor P Taffa Australian Open Gentleman’s Singles Tennis Champions Before And After Introduction Of Open Era In May 1968     6 is Number Of Australian Men To Win Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles 1969-2018 15 is Number Of Australian Men To Win Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles […]

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Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2018-19 Goes To The Holidays

Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2018-19 Goes To The Holidays

15 July 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch The Holidays Wins Queensland Premier’s Drama Award Victor P Taffa A Brisbane writer and composer has won the 2018-19 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. The Holidays, a drama exploring dementia, by David Megarrity was announced as the Award winner this evening. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said […]

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Emergency Services Cadets Receives $1.8 Million From Palaszczuk Govt

Emergency Services Cadets Receives $1.8 Million From Palaszczuk Govt

15 July 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Palaszczuk Govt Announces $1.8 Million Funding For Emergency Services Cadets Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has struck a new agreement to continue funding the Emergency Services Cadets Program (ESCP) and help build the next generation of fire and emergency service personnel and community volunteers. Fire and […]

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Purkiss Reserve Masterplan Receives $4 Million From Northern Territory Govt

Purkiss Reserve Masterplan Receives $4 Million From Northern Territory Govt

15 July 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss $4 Million For Purkiss Reserve At Tennant Creek Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government continues to invest in Local Government sporting and entertainment facilities. Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said this extra funding will help to create jobs, support businesses and ensure these vital […]

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Barkly Streetscape Project Receives $1.45 Million From Northern Territory Govt

Barkly Streetscape Project Receives $1.45 Million From Northern Territory Govt

15 July 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler $1.45 Million For Tennant Creek Streetscape Victor P Taffa Tennant Creek will receive a significant revamp to its town centre thanks to a $1.45 Million grant from the Northern Territory Government for the Barkly Streetscape Project. Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler said […]

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Design Team Appointed For New Wyndham Police Station

Design Team Appointed For New Wyndham Police Station

14 July 2018

Victoria Minister for Police Lisa Neville Wyndham Super Station To Fight Crime In The West Victor P Taffa State-of-the-art Wyndham Police hub is a step closer after Police appointed a consultant project team to spearhead design and construction of the new facility. $45 Million Wyndham Police Complex will be one of the largest Victoria Police […]

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Police Academy To Remain Full For At Least Next 4 Years

Police Academy To Remain Full For At Least Next 4 Years

14 July 2018

Victoria Minister for Police Lisa Neville A Growing Force And More Police On The Way Victor P Taffa Biggest recruitment drive in the history of Victoria Police is delivering a record boost to Police numbers, with more Police officers in the community preventing crime and catching offenders. “Our record investment is delivering more Police officers […]

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