Labor Makes More Promises On Metronet

In a press conference this morning, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, announced the Labor commitment to allocate $700 million to build the Ellenbrook Morley railway line. “We’re doing this because we’re very committed to making sure Perth has the best possible public transport system,” “It’s good news for jobs, it’s good news for commuters, good news…

Transport and Road Infrastructure Upgrade for Northern Suburbs

The State Government is making a significant $800 million investment, to upgrade transport and road infrastructure in Perth’s Northern suburbs. The METRONO plan will create thousands of jobs, with construction companies being invited to get involved. The construction of Thornlie and Yanchep rail extensions are at the forefront and other upgrades include improvements to Wanneroo…

McGowan’s Bid To Make Rotto Family Friendly

Premier Mark McGowan has made moves to boost tourism in Rottnest Island with a new ferry contract awarded to Captain Cook Cruisers. The new service will commence in November this year, ferrying tourists and visitors between Rotto and Fremantle CBD. It’s a move that Rottnest Island Authority hopes will increase visiting numbers and boost business competition. There were a…

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…

AvonLink Train to Continue With Limited Schedule Following Funding Cuts

The AvonLink train will continue to serve Avon Valley communities on a limited schedule despite the previous Liberal National Government ending funding for the service. AvonLink will be restored to one return service a weekday following an unsuccessful trial of a significantly expanded trial. A shortage of funding beyond June 2017 and poor patronage has…

WA Labor Seeks National Rail Fund Money for MetroNet

The WA State Government is looking to secure some of the $10 billion dollar National Rail Program the Federal Government has on offer to help pay for MetroNet. This funding would add to the $2.3 billion that was re-allocated from the Perth Freight Link project into MetroNet and other infrastructure projects. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti…

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…

Special Walk To Understand What’s At Stake

CLICK on the player and watch video report on the “Evening News” Almost 25 local residents in Cockburn gathered for a special walk for a cause. Every week, residents joined together to walk along the proposed route for the Roe highway stage 8. No Roe 8 campaigner Kate Kelly said the weekly event’s aim is…

Delayed Airport Rail Plan Angers Opposition

The Labor Party has questioned the Barnett Government’s ability to deliver transport infrastructure after the Premier revealed possible changes to the airport rail route. It was one of the major election promises made by the Barnett Government during the state election campaign, but with their failing to reveal plans to the public it could now…

Roe 8 Construction Is A Travesty: Fran Logan

EXCLUSIVE: Approximately 100 Cockburn residents gathered at Bibra Lake to discuss their next move against Roe 8. Local residents are furious with the State and Federal government’s decision to spend $1.6 billion to extend the Roe Highway to Fremantle. Participants discussed methods of protests which include demonstrations, emailing politicians, and social media campaigns. State and Federal…