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…

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…

Top Cop Calls For More Cyclist Acknowledgement Following Road Legislation

WA’s Police Commissioner claims motorists need to acknowledge cyclists on the road following new legislation requiring motorists to keep one metre away from cyclists on the state’s roads. Chris Dawson said cyclists have a right to be on the road and driver habits had resulted in road tragedies involving bike riders. “At times, cars just…

Government to use interactive map in road safety review

The WA Government is using an interactive map open to the public as part of its safety review for Indian Ocean Drive, after the deaths of six people this year. The map enables drivers and local residents to point out areas that they have safety concerns about. Users are able to upload a photograph of…

Booklets To Promote Road Safety for Cyclists and Motorists

A series of booklets called “The Best Practice Guides” has been released to promote responsible road sharing between cyclists and motorists. The booklets were funded by a $52,000 grant from the Road Trauma Trust Account, and were produced as a collaboration between WestCycle and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts. Ms Roberts said that it is…

Extra hours for WA Learner Drivers?

The way learner drivers get their P-Plates is set to change later this year. WA leaners will now have to complete 50 hours of supervised driving before sitting the practical assessment to get their P-Plates. They are also required to pass the hazard perception before sitting their practical assessment. Learners need 5 hours of night…

Rehabilitation Underway At Roe 8 Reserve

By Taylah Hanna A State Government lead rehabilitation program for the Roe 8 reserve is underway, in alliance with the City of Cockburn. The program commenced on May 22nd and saw the decontamination and removal of asbestos, the relocation of extensive piles of mulch to a temporary location, and the spraying of weeds. The 10…

Saffioti Recommits to Not Widening Guildford Road

Guildford Road Won’t Be Widened Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands, Rita Saffioti, has recommitted to WA Labor’s election pledge to not widen Guildford Road. Ms Saffioti has urged the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to submit their formal recommendation as quickly as possible, as required by law, so she can give landowners certainty. “We…