Dangerous South West WA Roads Targeted in Black Spot Initiative

Dangerous roads in South West WA will be upgraded and repaired under a McGowan Government initiative to improve regional road safety. The State Government will invest $3.65 million dollars to the State Black Spot Program as part of a $25 million investment in WA’s most dangerous roads, targeting roads that are identified as high-risk. “The…

Transport Network Work to Boost Services for Remote Bidyadanga Community

Connectivity for services in the remote Bidyadanga community is set to improve with upgrades to the transport network. The State Government will seal the final 5.45 kilometres of Bidyadanga Access Road connecting Great Northern Highway south of Broome to the community, along with improving the local airstrip to boost access to the community. “Sealing the…

Regional Enforcement Unit To Target Country Roads

The announcement of the Regional Enforcement Unit to join police operations comes just before Easter, with hopes it will strengthen traffic enforcement efforts. “Our country roads are regularly over-represented in road fatalities and serious injury crashes,” said Road Safety and Police Minister, Michelle Roberts. The REU will be deployed to country highways, targeting unsafe driving…

SLOMO Rules To Create Safer Environment For Emergency Workers

A new law will take effect on March 2 to ensure a safer environment for WA emergency and roadside workers. The SLOMO or Slow Down, Move Over law will require drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 40kmh when approaching and passing a stationary incident response vehicle. Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said it…

New Penalties For Drivers Who Pass Too Close To Cyclists

The recent social media outrage triggered policy changes where new WA laws require motorists to allow a one meter space when overtaking cyclists. Over the last year, 7 cyclists have lost their lives on our roads. Those who don’t leave adequate space will now face a fines of $400 and the loss of 4 demerit…

Transport and Road Infrastructure Upgrade for Northern Suburbs

The State Government is making a significant $800 million investment, to upgrade transport and road infrastructure in Perth’s Northern suburbs. The METRONO plan will create thousands of jobs, with construction companies being invited to get involved. The construction of Thornlie and Yanchep rail extensions are at the forefront and other upgrades include improvements to Wanneroo…

Work Begins on Central NorthLink WA Road to Halve Travel Times

The State Government has broken ground to officially announce the start of construction on the central section of the NorthLink WA road initiative. Work will begin on the $1.12 billion project from Thursday to provide a non-stop transport route between Morley and Muchea that is expected to halve travel times and reduce congestion. Construction will…

Murray Street Two Way Conversion

Murray Street in Perth’s CDB is currently being converted to two way traffic to improve accessibility into and out of the city. Preliminary works have already begun on Murray Street West (Elder Street to William Street) In order to accommodate the ever increasing flow of traffic in and out of the city, City of Perth…