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…

Western Australians Recognised for Championing Active Transport

Local governments, workplaces, schools and individuals have been recognised for leading the charge towards active transport. Nine people from metro and regional WA have won awards as part of the 2018 Your Move Awards, as part of a campaign to encourage sustainable transport. The grassroots campaign supported schools, local communities and workplaces to choose more…

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…