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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 5 Visits For 25 May 2018 With Day Incomplete 1,255 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,838 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal […]

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New Proserpine Fire And Rescue Station Opened By Minister

New Proserpine Fire And Rescue Station Opened By Minister

25 May 2018

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford New Fire And Rescue Station For Proserpine Victor P Taffa Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford today (Thursday) officially opened a new purpose-built $3.15 Million Fire and Rescue Station in Proserpine. Minister Crawford also handed over a $575,000 fire appliance and $70,000 State Emergency Services […]

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New Townsville Hospital Children’s Ward Opened By Premier

New Townsville Hospital Children’s Ward Opened By Premier

25 May 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszscuk Queensland Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Cameron Dick Queensland Minister for Health Steven Miles Premier Officially Opens Townsville Hospital Children’s Ward Victor P Taffa Improved care for Townsville’s young people is a reality after Premier Annastacia Palaszscuk today opened Townsville Hospital’s new $8 Million children’s ward. New Children’s Ward has […]

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Funding Enables Orchard Expansion And Jobs At The Goulburn Valley

Funding Enables Orchard Expansion And Jobs At The Goulburn Valley

25 May 2018

Victoria Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford Orchard Expansion Brings Jobs To The Goulburn Valley Victor P Taffa A family owned and operated orchard in the Goulburn Valley is set to thrive, with funding announced today to expand, bringing new local jobs to the community. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced that Vigliaturo […]

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Andrews Govt Introduces Local Government Act 2018

Andrews Govt Introduces Local Government Act 2018

25 May 2018

Victoria Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz New Local Government Act To Improve Victoria’s Councils Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will modernise Victoria’s local councils with new laws to lift standards of governance and make councillors more accountable to the ratepayers they represent. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today introduced the Local Government Bill […]

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Tasmanian Health Service Bill 2018 Passes Through Parliament

Tasmanian Health Service Bill 2018 Passes Through Parliament

24 May 2018

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Strengthening Healthcare With THS Bill Passing Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is getting on with the job of reforming the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) to deliver improved healthcare to Tasmanians, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said. Tasmanian Health Service Bill has been passed, delivering stronger local decision-making in our […]

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Hodgman Govt To Increase Public Sector Wages Between 3-5%

Hodgman Govt To Increase Public Sector Wages Between 3-5%

24 May 2018

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Public Sector Wages Victor P Taffa Tasmania has an excellent, dedicated and professional public sector. They deserve to be, and are, paid well, especially in comparison to the private sector, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said. “Average wage in Tasmania is around $70,000. However, public servants, on average, earn around $110,000 per year, […]

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Mackay Police Communications Centre Upgrade Now Complete

Mackay Police Communications Centre Upgrade Now Complete

24 May 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan Upgraded Police Communications Centre Opens In Mackay Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Police Minister Mark Ryan today visited the new Mackay Police Communications Centre following the facility’s $800,000 upgrade to improve the safety of locals and staff. Premier Palaszczuk said the opening of […]

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Darling Range State By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Darling Range State By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

24 May 2018

Polling Day Saturday 23 June 2018 Western Australia Electoral Commission Darling Range State By-Election Announcement Victor P Taffa A State By-Election for Darling Range District will be held on Saturday 23 June 2018. This will be an attendance election. Electoral Event    Date                          […]

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New Specialist SkillsPoint Facility Launched By Minister

New Specialist SkillsPoint Facility Launched By Minister

23 May 2018

New South Wales Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall State Government Launches Supply Chain And E-Commerce Facility In Dubbo Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has today opened a new TAFE NSW facility in Dubbo to advance training delivery in e-commerce and Supply Chain logistics. Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall today joined […]

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Wear Orange Wednesday Recognises Important Role Of SES Volunteers

Wear Orange Wednesday Recognises Important Role Of SES Volunteers

23 May 2018

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant Thank You To Our Heroes In Orange Victor P Taffa Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today joined in the chorus of support, thanking State Emergency Service (NSW SES) volunteers from across the State for their tireless work preparing and helping the community when storms and […]

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Southern River Hockey Club Facilities To Be Upgraded For International Standard

Southern River Hockey Club Facilities To Be Upgraded For International Standard

23 May 2018

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray Local Hockey Brought To International Standard In Southern River Victor P Taffa New synthetic field and LED lighting for Southern River Hockey Club following State Government support Southern River Hockey Club will soon have International Hockey Federation accreditation, with construction of a synthetic field and new […]

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Trevor Darge Appointed To The Magistrates Court

Trevor Darge Appointed To The Magistrates Court

23 May 2018

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Appointment To The Magistrates Court Announced Victor P Taffa New metropolitan appointment to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia Trevor Gordon Darge will fill the metropolitan position effective from May 28, 2018 Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Trevor Darge as a magistrate […]

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Mackay Receives Funding For Disaster Relief Repairs

Mackay Receives Funding For Disaster Relief Repairs

22 May 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk $13.42 Million To Fix Disaster Damage Around Mackay Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced $13.42 Million to fix disaster damage around Mackay. Money will be spent at Lambert’s Beach, St. Helens Beach, Midge Point Beach and for the Mackay Bluewater Trail and Queens Park. $4.562 Million is being provided […]

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Mackay’s New Fire And Rescue Station Opened By Premier

Mackay’s New Fire And Rescue Station Opened By Premier

22 May 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier Opens Mackay’s New $7 Million Fire And Rescue Station Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today officially opened Mackay’s new $7.2 Million Fire and Rescue Station, ensuring the growing city has the emergency services infrastructure it needs well into the future. Premier Palaszczuk was joined by Fire and Emergency Services […]

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Eastern Health Breast And Cancer Centre Opened By Minister

Eastern Health Breast And Cancer Centre Opened By Minister

22 May 2018

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy Better Quicker Breast Cancer Care In Melbourne’s East Victor P Taffa Thousands more women in Melbourne’s east now have easier access to life-saving breast cancer screening and care on their doorstep thanks to the Andrews Government. “We’re proud to have delivered on our election pledge to build a first-class […]

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Kevin Lyons QC Appointed As Judge Of The Supreme Court

Kevin Lyons QC Appointed As Judge Of The Supreme Court

22 May 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Judge Appointed To Supreme Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of leading commercial barrister Kevin Lyons QC as a judge of the Supreme Court. “Mr. Lyons brings a wealth of legal experience to his new role, after a distinguished career as a barrister working in contract, […]

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Total Crop Values In 2016-17 Up By 20 % Compared With Previous Year

Total Crop Values In 2016-17 Up By 20 % Compared With Previous Year

21 May 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Bumper Crop Production For 2016-17 Victor P Taffa Australian agriculture had a bumper year in 2016-17, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which showed a 9 % increase in value to $60.8 Billion. ABS Director of Environment and Agriculture Statistics, Lauren Binns, said the data […]

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Agricultural Water Use Up By 4% In 2016-17

Agricultural Water Use Up By 4% In 2016-17

21 May 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Increased Agricultural Water Use In 2016-17 Victor P Taffa Australian farmers increased their water use in 2016-17, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “Compared with the previous year, the total agricultural area watered increased by 4 % to 2.2 Million ha.” ABS Director of Environment […]

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Applications For Darwin Arts Round 3 Funding Open Until 18 June 2018

Applications For Darwin Arts Round 3 Funding Open Until 18 June 2018

21 May 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Turbocharging Live Darwin Arts Program Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government, through the Turbocharging Tourism $103 Million stimulus package, is investing an additional $500,000 to enrich and activate the Darwin CBD. Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss announced today the additional funding for Live Darwin […]

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EOI For Darwin Water Park Open Until 22 August 2018

EOI For Darwin Water Park Open Until 22 August 2018

21 May 2018

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner More Tourists And Jobs As Darwin Water Park Takes A Big Step Forward Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government’s Darwin CBD-revitalising, job-creating investments have taken another major leap forward with a preferred site nominated and Expressions of Interest (EOI) called for the development of an international standard water theme […]

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