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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 3 Visits For 11 August 2018 With Day Incomplete 1,353 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,919 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal […]

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Works Get Underway For New Mountain Bike Trails In Darwin

Works Get Underway For New Mountain Bike Trails In Darwin

15 August 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Creating Jobs And Investing In New Mountain Bike Trails In Darwin Victor P Taffa Works have begun on the re-development and expansion of the popular mountain bike and shared-use trails at Casuarina Coastal Reserve and Charles Darwin National Park. This is a key component of the […]

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Entertainment At 2018 Alice Springs Masters Games Unveiled

Entertainment At 2018 Alice Springs Masters Games Unveiled

15 August 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Entertainment For 2018 Alice Springs Masters Games Victor P Taffa 2018 will mark the fourth decade of the running of the Games. The Alice Springs Masters Games (ASMG) are as popular as ever drawing back thousands of people to the Centre for the week-long festivities. An […]

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Planning For Ferry Service On River Derwent Gets Underway

Planning For Ferry Service On River Derwent Gets Underway

15 August 2018

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff Metro Tasmania Begins Planning For Ferry Service Victor P Taffa Metro Tasmania has commenced planning for a ferry service on the River Derwent, Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff said. Hodgman Government understands that public transport is a critical element of successful transport outcomes for Hobart and we support a […]

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Meningococcal Vaccination Clinic To Be Held From 18-19 August 2018

Meningococcal Vaccination Clinic To Be Held From 18-19 August 2018

15 August 2018

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Meningococcal Vaccination Program Update Victor P Taffa More than 43,000 vaccines have been delivered to general practitioners and councils around Tasmania as part of the Government’s expanded meningococcal disease vaccination program, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said. Public Health Services vaccinated over 5,000 at the Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC) […]

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Applications For Best Of Wine Tourism Awards Open Until 31 August 2018

Applications For Best Of Wine Tourism Awards Open Until 31 August 2018

10 August 2018

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Celebrating South Australia’s Shining Lights In Wine Tourism Victor P Taffa South Australia’s wineries, cellar doors and restaurants are being encouraged to apply to South Australia’s Best of Wine Tourism Awards which opened for applications today. Best of Wine Tourism Awards, which celebrate leadership and innovation in […]

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Year 1 Phonics Checks Introduced For All South Australia Government Schools

Year 1 Phonics Checks Introduced For All South Australia Government Schools

10 August 2018

South Australia Minister for Education John Gardner South Australia Leads The Nation With Year 1 Phonics Check Victor P Taffa South Australia is the first state in the country to deliver Year 1 Phonics Checks for all Government schools, fulfilling a Marshall Government election commitment. Over 14,000 students will undertake the check, which began in […]

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Fair Trading Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 Comes Before Parliament

Fair Trading Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 Comes Before Parliament

10 August 2018

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Fair Trading Reforms Set To Deliver Big Benefits For New South Wales Consumers Victor P Taffa Consumers are set to save big on time and money, and have disputes with businesses resolved quicker, thanks to new Fair Trading powers. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said […]

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100% Of New South Wales Now Drought Declared

100% Of New South Wales Now Drought Declared

10 August 2018

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair All Of New South Wales Now In Drought Victor P Taffa As farmers continue through the one of the driest winters on record, the latest seasonal update shows that New South Wales is now 100 % in drought. June and July have been much drier than […]

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Plans For Swan Hill Arts And Culture Precinct Receives A Boost

Plans For Swan Hill Arts And Culture Precinct Receives A Boost

09 August 2018

Victoria Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford Developing A Plan For Swan Hill Arts And Culture Precinct Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has awarded a $300,000 grant to Swan Hill Rural City Council to design concept plans for the proposed Swan Hill Regional Arts, Indigenous and Cultural Precinct. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced […]

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Trial Of Ferry Service Between Geelong And Melbourne To Start In 2019

Trial Of Ferry Service Between Geelong And Melbourne To Start In 2019

09 August 2018

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Ferry Good News For Geelong So Time To Get Onboard Victor P Taffa Residents in Geelong will have another transport option to Melbourne, with the Andrews Government backing a trial of a ferry service between Geelong and Melbourne. “A ferry service between Geelong and Melbourne doesn’t just benefit commuters it’s a […]

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Dolphin Discovery Centre Receives Lotterywest Grant For Redevelopment Works

Dolphin Discovery Centre Receives Lotterywest Grant For Redevelopment Works

09 August 2018

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan Lotterywest Boost To Dolphin Discovery Centre Works Victor P Taffa $600,431 Lotterywest grant presented to Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre Inc Funding to complement the State Government’s existing $12.3 Million investment in the redevelopment of the centre Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Bunbury MLA Don Punch today […]

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Geraldton’s Two High Schools To Start The 2019 School Year With New Names

Geraldton’s Two High Schools To Start The 2019 School Year With New Names

09 August 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan New Era To Begin For Secondary Students In Geraldton Victor P Taffa New school names, uniforms and logos for expanded secondary schools Students to begin 2019 in expanded schools Specialist facilities at both schools to set students up for jobs of the future McGowan Government infrastructure investment at Geraldton schools […]

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Picnic Creek State School Officially Opened By Premier And Minister

Picnic Creek State School Officially Opened By Premier And Minister

08 August 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Education Grace Grace Giving Coomera’s Kids A Great Start Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Grace Grace have officially opened the $34.5 Million Picnic Creek State School on the Gold Coast. Premier Palaszczuk and Minister Grace visited the Coomera school today, one of four that […]

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New Facilities At Two Gold Coast Schools Inspected By Minister

New Facilities At Two Gold Coast Schools Inspected By Minister

08 August 2018

Queensland Minister for Education Grace Grace Two Gold Coast Schools Benefit From New Facilities Victor P Taffa Education Minister Grace Grace has congratulated Southport Special School and Pacific Pines State High School on the official opening of new and refurbished centres. Minister Grace today inspected the new $10.37 Million two-storey Learning Centre at Southport and […]

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Report Released On Australians Sleeping Rough

Report Released On Australians Sleeping Rough

08 August 2018

Australian Institute Of Health And Welfare First-Of-Its-Kind Report Shines A Spotlight On Australia’s ‘Rough Sleepers’ Victor P Taffa On Census night in 2016, around 8,200 Australians were ‘sleeping rough’ living on the streets, sleeping in parks, squatting, staying in cars or living in improvised dwellings. For the first time, a new report by the Australian […]

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Wagga Wagga State By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Wagga Wagga State By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

08 August 2018

Polling Day Saturday 8 September 2018 New South Wales Electoral Commission Wagga Wagga State By-Election Announcement Victor P Taffa A State By-Election for Wagga Wagga District will be held on Saturday 8 September 2018. This will be an attendance election. Key Dates Time Schedule Monday, 6 August Open candidate registration Open Third-party campaigner registration Friday, […]

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Tender For Stage 1 Of Zuccoli Primary School Released By Minister

Tender For Stage 1 Of Zuccoli Primary School Released By Minister

07 August 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Education Selena Uibo New Government School For Palmerston Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government has brought forward construction of a new primary school in Palmerston by 2 years, Education Minister Selena Uibo announced today. “Territory Government will always invest in education to help every child engage in their learning, grow and […]

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2018-19 Environment Grants Launched By Minister

2018-19 Environment Grants Launched By Minister

07 August 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler 2018-19 Environment Grants Open Victor P Taffa Environment Minister Eva Lawler today launched this year’s Environment Grants, calling for applications from organisations wanting to make a positive contribution to their communities. “Northern Territory’s natural environment is one of our greatest assets and a big part […]

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VLocity Train Carriage Bogies To Be Upgraded For Standard Gauge Track

VLocity Train Carriage Bogies To Be Upgraded For Standard Gauge Track

07 August 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Work Starts To Get VLocity Trains For The North East Line Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has reached an agreement with Bombardier Transportation Australia to complete the design of the bogies for the new standard gauge VLocity trains for the North East Line. Bombardier is doing this job […]

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Dandenong Rail Junction To Be Upgraded

Dandenong Rail Junction To Be Upgraded

07 August 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Works Continue On The Cranbourne Line Victor P Taffa Cranbourne line passengers will experience a more robust, reliable and frequent service thanks to one of Melbourne’s biggest ever upgrades to a working rail line. We know there are delays and cancellations on the Cranbourne line, which is why […]

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