Grants to Improve WA Bike Paths Ahead of Bike Week

Cycling will get a boost in WA with grants to improve biking infrastructure as the state gets set to kick off Bike Week. The State Government will provide $6.4 million for infrastructure as part of the Western Australian Bike Network Grants scheme, matching funding for 50 local cycling projects over two years. The grant funding…

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…

Midland TAFE to be transformed into Metronet Training Centre

Midland TAFE will become a training centre to equip young Western Australians with the skills to build Metronet, the State Government has announced. Premier Mark McGowan revealed on Thursday that the government will transform the campus into the Metronet Trade Training Centre that will provide specific technical and support skills for railcar manufacturing and Metronet…

McGowan, Saffioti Need to Abandon Huawei Rail Comms Contract: Opposition

The State Opposition has stated that the McGowan government needs to leave its $136 million 4G rail communications deal with Chinese telco Huawei, following criminal charges being laid against the company and its CEO. Shadow transport spokesperson Liza Harvey said there were concerns about the suitability of the contract and Premier Mark McGowan needed to…

McGowan Government Reveals Changes to Cabinet

The State Government has announced minor changes to its Cabinet in an effort to continue government stability. Premier Mark McGowan revealed the portfolio adjustments on Thursday that will strengthen the focus of Government’s agenda, balance workloads for Ministers, highlight the importance of the budget and Metronet. The changes include Treasurer Ben Wyatt passing the Energy…

Westport Report Reveals Forward Planning Required for Outer Harbour

Forward planning for an outer harbour is needed, an initial report into a potential harbour has revealed. The first part of Westport Taskforce’s independent strategy for the outer harbour was released on Wednesday, providing the progress of the consultation for the project for the WA community. “This report lays out all of the constraints that…

Calls for Drivers to Calm Down Following Road Rage Shooting

WA drivers have been advised to curb their anger on the roads, following a road rage shooting in Perth’s southern suburbs last week. Defensive Driving School instructor Steve Quartermain said that drivers were unnecessarily putting themselves in danger by angrily reacting to other motorists, with rage behind the wheel still prevalent on the roads. The…

Two METRONET projects gain approval

Infrastructure Australia has granted two more METRONET projects approval after months of consultation, allowing the Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link will be delivered under a single alliance contract. Infrastructure Australia evaluated both projects and confirmed they will deliver a positive return on investment for the community. Rita Saffioiti, Transport Minister, said the government has…

Heavy Vehicle Initiatives To Be Implemented in Funding Boost

WA’s roads will be getting a boost, with the State Government devoting funding to improve safety for heavy vehicles. A funding pool of $30 million will be created between local, State and Federal governments, with the WA government contributing more than $6 million to improve roads, rest stops and road train assembly areas in joint…