Solar cars help WA schoolers fall in love with science

By Vesh Arumugam, Picture: Supplied  76 students to take part in Synergy Schools Solar Challenge Grand Final today at Optus Stadium. The 2019 Synergy Schools Solar Challenge has taken place over the past six weeks, with students in Years 6 and 8 building and racing solar-powered cars against other school teams. The purpose of this…

Better cycling infrastructure for WA is underway

By Vesh Arumugam, File Photo As WA’s iconic Bike Week 2019 is approaching, the Government announced that it has started developing blueprint for the future cycling infrastructure across Perth and Peel regions. The aim of the project is to ensure that both tiers of government are working towards the delivery of an interconnected system providing…

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…

Crane driver critically injured in highway transportation

Written by Jerry Wu A 25 tonne articulated crane flipped over after a tyre blew out causing the driver to lose control. The incident happened at around 2.50pm on Thursday 15 November, a 41-year-old man was driving a 25-tonne articulated crane in a westerly direction along the North West Coastal Highway in Mount Anketelle. The 41…

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…

Tax Cuts the Centrepiece as Scott Morrison Hands Down Federal Budget

Australian taxpayers are set to become big winners, under new measures announced in the Federal Budget. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down his third budget promising “essential services that Australians rely on” while aiming to return the country to a $2.2 billion surplus in 2019-20, cutting its $14.5 billion debt in 2018-19. “This is…

Federal Funding Frenzy To Make Up For WA’s GST Shortfall

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s trip to Perth saw the announcement of a record amount of Federal funding for our State. A major $3.2 billion dollars has been committed for the 2018-2019 Federal budget, with hopes of rectifying WA’s unfair share of the GST. “We’ve never made any bones about the fact that the current arrangements…

Swan River foot bridge central arch underway

The Swan River foot bridge has hit a milestone today, with one of the central wishbone arches being lifted into place. This arch will sit 72 metres above sea level, with the second half of the arch expected to be lifted in the coming weeks, subject to weather conditions and operational requirements. The central arch…