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…

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,…