New Penalties For Drivers Who Pass Too Close To Cyclists

The recent social media outrage triggered policy changes where new WA laws require motorists to allow a one meter space when overtaking cyclists. Over the last year, 7 cyclists have lost their lives on our roads. Those who don’t leave adequate space will now face a fines of $400 and the loss of 4 demerit…

Top Cop Calls For More Cyclist Acknowledgement Following Road Legislation

WA’s Police Commissioner claims motorists need to acknowledge cyclists on the road following new legislation requiring motorists to keep one metre away from cyclists on the state’s roads. Chris Dawson said cyclists have a right to be on the road and driver habits had resulted in road tragedies involving bike riders. “At times, cars just…

Road Upgrade To Ease Congestion in Perth’s North

As of today, work is underway on the $31 million Wanneroo Road dual carriageway upgrade, set to relieve congestion for motorists travelling along Perth’s northern corridor. This upgrade will take place from Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive, which stretches approximately 3km. This is the first of three major upgrades on Wanneroo Road, with construction on…

New Funding for Neurotrauma Research to Improve Rehab After Car Crashes

Neurotrauma research programs in Western Australia will receive new funding to improve rehabilitation and independence for people injured in car crashes. The Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide two neurotrauma research projects up to $100,000 through the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research’s Neurotrauma Research Program for neurotrauma research. The first project will focus…

Rehabilitation Underway At Roe 8 Reserve

By Taylah Hanna A State Government lead rehabilitation program for the Roe 8 reserve is underway, in alliance with the City of Cockburn. The program commenced on May 22nd and saw the decontamination and removal of asbestos, the relocation of extensive piles of mulch to a temporary location, and the spraying of weeds. The 10…

Pair arrested for stealing car, evading police

A 42 year old Balcatta man and a 39 year old Eden Hill woman have been arrested after stealing a car and trying to escape police. The pair allegedly stole a white BMW X5 SUV from Cardwell Avenue in Noranda, then when spotted by police on Wanneroo Road in Balcatta, refused to stop for police.…

Fatal Crash on Great Eastern Highway

A man was killed and a woman injured after their cars collided on Great Eastern Highway yesterday. The crash occurred around 10:25am, 48 kilometres east of Merredin, when the driver of a ute attempted to overtake a truck marked with a “KalTire” logo. The silver Great Wall ute left the road and crashed into trees…

Opposition Argues Roe 8 Despite Metronet Grants

Opposition Leader Mike Nahan and Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey attended a pro-Roe 8 rally this Thursday, where  supporters of the project gathered to protest the cancellation of the project. The protest’s petition gathered over 8000 signatures in support of starting the project up again. Mr Nahan attacked a number of the reasons that the McGowan…

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…