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Automated vehicle trials on Eastlink receive commendation

One of Australia’s largest tollways, EastLink, has received a Special Commendation from the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) for the trials of automated vehicle technologies underway on EastLink. The trials are being undertaken by EastLink in partnership with VicRoads, ARRB, La Trobe University and RACV, and with the assistance of major vehicle […]

New name for game changing Vacuworx attachment

Introducing the SL 2 Subcompact Vacuum Lifting System from Vacuworx. The new name for the popular SS 2, which debuted in February 2016, is a small change but the company feels it is best for positioning the product as it continues to gain interest around the world and is being utilised with more diverse host […]

Kennedy developmental road upgrade begins

Works have begun on the $53 million Kennedy Developmental Road Upgrade, designed to improve freight reliability and efficiency for North Queensland. The project is funded under the $600 million Northern Australia Roads Programme. Works officially kicked off in late July 2017 on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and […]

Cairns receives road infrastructure boost

The Queensland Government has announced $152 million in funding for  a new bypass road at Smithfield in Cairns with construction set to begin in 2018. Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, made the announcement at the Smithfield roundabout along with Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety, Mark Bailey, Member for Barron River, Craig Crawford and Minister Assisting […]

Road safety improved at Buchanan

Work to improve motorist safety on John Renshaw Drive at Buchanan in New South Wales is now complete. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government allocated $1.17 million in 2016/17 to improve safety for motorists and help reduce the risk of crashes on a curve 350m west of Avery’s Lane. “Roads […]

Three sections now open on Midland Highway

Three stages along the Midland Highway in Tasmania, between Kempton to Melton Mowbray and Mangalore to Bagdad, are now open to motorists. The Australian Government invested $400 million and the Tasmanian Government $100 million towards the Midland Highway Upgrade Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said, “The Midland Highway Ten Year Action Plan […]

New investment in Victorian roads and rail

The Federal Government has announced a new $1.52 billion investment in Victorian infrastructure to ease congestion and provide better rail services right across the state. It will invest $1.42 billion to improve services on most regional lines in the state. Victoria has offered to provide $150 million towards these works, which altogether will create over […]

Transport blueprint for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games partners have released the transport blueprint to deliver safe, secure, reliable and accessible transport services for the Games. Minister for Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones, said the Transport Operations Plan (TOP) outlined the best way for spectators and thousands more workforce, volunteers, athletes, officials and media to get to venues. “We […]

New Road Safety Commissioner for WA

Western Australian Minister for Road Safety, Michelle Roberts, has announced a new Road Safety Commissioner. Iain Cameron will take over the role from outgoing commissioner Kim Papalia. “Mr Cameron has very strong credentials in road safety which are recognised nationally and internationally,” Ms Roberts said. “He was instrumental in the development of the Towards Zero […]

QLD unveils electric superhighway

The Queensland Government has announced the first fast-charging station at The Esplanade in Cairns for what will be the world’s longest electric vehicle superhighway in one state. The Queensland Electric Super Highway is being developed through a collaboration between Energy Queensland and several State Government Departments and local councils. Minister for Energy, Mark Bailey, said, […]

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