Taxi Drivers Support Reforms For Industry Fairness

A Perth taxi driver believes the Western Australian government are finally supporting the industry’s drivers, after it introduced new legislation to reform to the taxi and on-demand transport industry. Zoran Jankulovski said drivers he spoke to had accepted the proposed reforms which were designed to make the industry fairer between taxis and on-demand services such…

Belmont or Redcliff? Voting Open to Name New Station

Local community will have the chance to vote on the name of a new train station being built as part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link. The survey asks community members whether they prefer the name Belmont or Redcliff for the first station on the line. In July, the City of Belmont unanimously voted to change the…

State Government Renews Pastoral Lands Reform

WA’s pastoral lands reform will receive a renewed focus in a bid to boost new economic opportunities and income streams across the State’s rangelands. The renewed focus on the reform will aim to drive economic diversification and jobs in the region. Engagement in the rangelands will build on consultation undertaken by the Pastoral Lands Board…

Toodyay Road Upgrades Planned For Road Safety

Work will begin on Tooday Road this year as part of State Government plans to improve driver safety. $17.2 million in funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account will be provided for the work, which will begin immediately. “These are exactly the sorts of projects this fund was set up for – initiatives which improve…

PM Cuts Ribbon to Open Mitchell Freeway Road Extension

An extension of Mitchell Freeway has been officially opened, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull cutting the ribbon to the long-awaited road project. The $236 million project will extend the freeway from Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue in Clarkson, easing congestion for Perth’s northern suburbs residents. Along with the future Metronet rail line to Yanchep,…

Work Begins on Central NorthLink WA Road to Halve Travel Times

The State Government has broken ground to officially announce the start of construction on the central section of the NorthLink WA road initiative. Work will begin on the $1.12 billion project from Thursday to provide a non-stop transport route between Morley and Muchea that is expected to halve travel times and reduce congestion. Construction will…

EXCLUSIVE: Roe 8 Ramifications A Disaster For Murdoch Precinct

A new development in the Roe 8 saga has occurred. Murdoch University have revealed a plan to further develop the university site, but there may not be any access to the future site. The Mayor of Melville, Russell Aubrey says, “What we’re interested in is to be able to be free and live our lives…

Saffioti Recommits to Not Widening Guildford Road

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 have made a clear election…