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…

Perth’s southern suburbs job creating, congestion tackling combo fix

ROAD UPGRADES – Residents in the southern suburbs will shortly be experiencing traffic relief upon the completion of Armadale Road and Kwinana Freeway upgrades. Works on the three main road projects in the area are underway, with the doubling of Armadale Road from Tapper to Anstey Roads in process. It also include major milestones such…

Metronet Level Crossing Removal Design for Kelmscott Road Revealed

The State Government has revealed the design for the first Metronet level crossing removal project. The project has been slated for Denny Avenue in Kelmscott, a 170 metre road that has been considered to be WA’s most dangerous in RAC’s Risky Roads survey in 2017. An underpass and elevated rail line at the parallel Davis…

Optus Stadium’s New Jetty Opens Today

Perth’s Optus Stadium gets a new $5 million Burswood Jetty to provide alternative transport options for stadium goers. Three berths have been constructed with Captain Cook Cruises secured one of the berth with an exclusive use license. Private ferry services by Captain Cook Cruises to Optus Stadium will be available from the first weeknight fixture…

Harsher Penalties Proposed for Public Transport Property Trespassers

West Australians could face harsher fines if found trespassing on Public Transport Authority (PTA) property, in a State Government effort to curb risky behaviour on WA’s rail network. The State Government will seek to increase penalties for people caught without authorisation on the property, following a train surfing incident in Fremantle. “There has been a…

Perth Cycling and Pedestrian Paths Boosted With New Funding

The State Government will invest in new bike and pedestrian paths in a bid to provide a safe and accessible cycling and walking network in WA. $134 million will be provided as part of an integrated transport plan including $67 million over the next four years to create an integrated transport plan, building on the…