Main Road unveils new central hub for traffic and road management

Main Roads WA has unveiled its new high tech operations system today, and will be capable of managing traffic flow across the entire metropolitan area. The Road Network Operations Centre (RNOC) features sophisticated technology and improved data feedback to help improve congestion on our roads. Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said one of the priorities of…

State Government Devotes New Funding For Safer Roads

Rural WA roads will get the chance for improvement, with a funding boost to the Safer Roads Program. The State Government has renewed its commitment to the program by investing $28.4 million originally launched by the Gallop Labor Government in 2004. “People travelling on our regional roads have just as much right to safe road…

Consultation Open For Noise Reforms to Protect Northbridge

The State Government has opened for public comment reforms protecting Northbridge venues against noise complaints from neighbouring residents. The reforms will provide protections for the entertainment district’s vibrant nightlife culture, following concerns about noise levels from entertainment premises including pubs and clubs. “Northbridge’s unique entertainment district is a textbook example of an area with a…

Alkimos Metronet Project Promotes Community in Rail Development

Alkimos is set to become the focus of the State Government’s first Metronet project to be built on a railway, with plans to develop the community around the railway network. The McGowan Government unveiled project as part of the $3.6 billion public transport revamp on Thursday, revealing the suburb as the location of the first…

New Ranford Road Bus Lanes Cut Travel Times, Improve Road Congestion

Bus passengers on Ranford Road are set to experience improved travel times, following the completion of new peak-period bus lanes. The lanes will service passengers on routes operating to Murdoch Station, providing a safe and efficient alternative for commuters. “Bus priority lanes reduce travel times for people doing the right thing and using public transport…

Pindan Wins Bus Depot Construction Tender

A local WA building company has won the tender to build a new bus depot in Mount Claremont. Pindan Constructions will build the $7.8 million project planned for a 1.2 hectare site west of Brockway Road. The new depot will include a four-bay workshop, administration building, refuelling facilities, bus wash and hardstand parking areas for…

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…

State Government Calls Views 2015 Huawei Sponsored China Trip Improper “Ludicrous”

The State Government has denied that there has been a conflict of interest over a multi-million-dollar telecommunications contract with Chinese telco Huawei, despite revelations of travel and gifts to two government ministers while in opposition. Current Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Education Minister Sue Ellery received an all-expenses paid tour of China and free mobile…

Optus Stadium Footbridge Testing Begins as Construction Nears Completion

Optus Stadium’s new footbridge has faced its biggest structural test, as it begins the final stages before it is opened to the public. Construction workers were the first to walk across the bridge along with Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti on Wednesday, as part of tests leading to the project’s completion. “The…