Solar cars help WA schoolers fall in love with science

By Vesh Arumugam, Picture: Supplied  76 students to take part in Synergy Schools Solar Challenge Grand Final today at Optus Stadium. The 2019 Synergy Schools Solar Challenge has taken place over the past six weeks, with students in Years 6 and 8 building and racing solar-powered cars against other school teams. The purpose of this…

Continual Hay Street Bridge Truck Strikes Force Upgrade

The Hay Street Bridge over the Mitchell Freeway will get an upgrade, with its clearance to be increased to prevent trucks striking the bridge. The State Government has called for expressions of interest to modify the height of the 50-year-old bridge, following a series of over-height trucks hitting the bridge in recent years. Data has…

Better cycling infrastructure for WA is underway

By Vesh Arumugam, File Photo As WA’s iconic Bike Week 2019 is approaching, the Government announced that it has started developing blueprint for the future cycling infrastructure across Perth and Peel regions. The aim of the project is to ensure that both tiers of government are working towards the delivery of an interconnected system providing…

“Bob the Builder” not a good enough disguise in Japan

By Helene Fung Carlos Ghosn, the former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Motors alliance, was arrested in November 2018 for a number of charges, including falsifying financial reports, under-reporting his income, and breach of trust in having Nissan Motor shoulder personal investment losses, and also making payments to a Saudi businessman. When he was released on bail…

Pro Roe 8 petition gains momentum with more than 9000 signatures

As momentum continues to build, the latest Roe 8 petition has attracted over 9000 signatures fighting to keep the project alive. The State Government plans to permanently delete the road reserve, but public response has indicated a strong support for the construction of Roe 8. Russel Aubrey, City of Melville Mayor, believes Roe 8 should…

Driving too slow a risk for WA motorists

Tackling speeding has always been a priority for WA police, but a recent infringement for going too slow saw a Perth driver cop a $50 fine. Police Minister, Michelle Roberts, said if you’re having issues with your capacity to drive at the speed limit, you need to choose an alternate route. “Clearly if you’re not…

Kwinana Freeway To Get Smart Tech Upgrade

Perth’s first smart technology freeway will be coming within months after the State Government awarded a major contract. Tender for the new extra lane for the Kwinana Freeway northbound has been awarded to SmartWay Alliance. This alliance is formed a three companies including BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, Ventia Pty Ltd and Arup Pty Ltd, working…

Reid Highway Duplication Project Explore Bridge Possibility

The government will call for designs and construction proposals for the Reid Highway duplication project. The $70 million project opportunity came about after City Of Swan’s funding contributions for the bridge project. New suburbs including Caversham and Dayton will be given alternative bus lanes to cross-over Reid Highway, pedestrian and emergency vehicles will also be…

Saudi women allowed into stadium for first time

Saudi Arabian women have been allowed to attend a football match in Jeddah as part of reforms being made by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. This step was made as part of an initiative to integrate women into society, in efforts to reduce strict gender segregation. The Saudi government also announced plans to allow women…