Harsher Penalties Proposed for Public Transport Property Trespassers

West Australians could face harsher fines if found trespassing on Public Transport Authority (PTA) property, in a State Government effort to curb risky behaviour on WA’s rail network. The State Government will seek to increase penalties for people caught without authorisation on the property, following a train surfing incident in Fremantle. “There has been a…

Perth Cycling and Pedestrian Paths Boosted With New Funding

The State Government will invest in new bike and pedestrian paths in a bid to provide a safe and accessible cycling and walking network in WA. $134 million will be provided as part of an integrated transport plan including $67 million over the next four years to create an integrated transport plan, building on the…

Federal Funding Frenzy To Make Up For WA’s GST Shortfall

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s trip to Perth saw the announcement of a record amount of Federal funding for our State. A major $3.2 billion dollars has been committed for the 2018-2019 Federal budget, with hopes of rectifying WA’s unfair share of the GST. “We’ve never made any bones about the fact that the current arrangements…

Swan River foot bridge central arch underway

The Swan River foot bridge has hit a milestone today, with one of the central wishbone arches being lifted into place. This arch will sit 72 metres above sea level, with the second half of the arch expected to be lifted in the coming weeks, subject to weather conditions and operational requirements. The central arch…

Telecommunications Tower removed from Ellenbrook town centre

The Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline telecommunications tower has been moved from Ellebrook town centre to make way for a future METRONET precinct. A collaboration between Main Roads WA, the WA Planning Commission and the Public Transport Authority will see the removal and disposal of the tower, at a cost of $5 million, which was…

Morley-Ellenbrook METRONET plans under way

The first community information session for the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook, led by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw, saw 170 residents attend in support of the project. “It is clear from the information session and survey that residents along the future Morley-Ellenbrook Line corridor are excited about this project,” said Ms Saffioti.…

Road Jobs Boost Indigenous Employment

Indigenous Australians will be given new employment opportunities following a record funding for roads in the last State Budget. 170 Aboriginal employment opportunities will be created in the State’s road building industry, developed by Main Roads as part of the Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy beginning from July 1. “I am pleased that Main Roads has…

Free Flowing Traffic From Perth Airport as Southern Northlink Section Nears Completion

Motorists can expect free flowing traffic from Perth Airport to Reid Highway, after redirection of Tonkin Highway traffic under Collier Road. Motorists travelling along the southern section of the State and Federally funded road infrastructure project will be able to travel from the airport to Reid Highway without encountering a traffic light, in the state’s…

Planning Process Maps Geraldton Port Future

Geraldton Port will be redesigned for the future through a new planning process, mapping out is role for the next 30 years. The process will plan the port’s role and infrastructure needs up to 2050 under the Port Master Plan, beginning with a public survey launched by the State Government. “We want to identify future…

WA government encourages public transport use to new stadium

The WA government is launching a campaign that seeks to get more people to use public transport to and from the new Optus Stadium for events. The ‘Game Changer’ campaign will seek to educate people about the public transport options, the cost of which are included in event ticket prices. Patrons will have access to…