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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 […]

Tenders open for Midland Highway upgrade

Tenders are now open to deliver the 11km Epping Forest to Powranna upgrade, the next major project in Tasmania’s $500 million Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan to improve safety and the road’s AusRAP rating. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the package of works would reduce injuries and save lives on […]

Launceston Airport Terminal Reconfiguration moves forward

The Launceston Airport Terminal Reconfiguration Project is nearing the completion of stage 1, with the level 1 lift access changed and a new lift waiting area constructed. Vos Construction will be starting Stage 2 of the Terminal Reconfiguration works in late May, beginning with demolition of the wall and glass doors adjacent to the Wilderness […]

Launceston gets road revamp

A $1 million program of road resealing projects is being undertaken in the City of Launceston before the end of April 2017. The program comprises a mix of spray sealing and bituminous concrete sealing, designed to prolong the life of roads by up to 30 years. More than a dozen roads will be re-sealed around […]

Perth Link Roads project to begin in late 2017

The largest single project in the 10-year $500 million Midland Highway Action Plan is being brought forward by two years, resulting in the Northern Tasmanian economy receiving a $120 million economic boost. Construction on the Perth Link Roads project will start before the end of 2017, according to the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. Federal Minister […]

$2 million investment in Launceston Airport

Launceston Airport is investing in terminal improvements with a $2 million reconfiguration project due to commence in mid-March 2017. Local Tasmanian construction firm, VOS Construction, has been awarded the contract for the building works. The project builds on the recent transformation and expansion of the airport’s shopping and dining precinct.   The aim is to […]

$2 billion to build new water infrastructure

Applications have opened for the federal government’s $2 billion National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility which will fund priority water infrastructure projects across Australia. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the loans would fast-track construction of the water infrastructure needed to support economic growth and prosperity, and strong and […]

Tasmania Marlborough Road to receive upgrade

A 4km sealed section of Marlborough Road between Lyell Highway and Bronte Park in Central Highlands, Tasmania, will be repaired and have its intersection upgraded. Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure and Liberal Member for Lyons, Rene Hidding, said, “These works are preliminary and necessary due to the degraded nature of the road following the heavy rains […]

$12 million funding for positioning technology

The Federal Government will invest $12 million in a two-year program exploring the use of positioning technology in Australian industries including aviation, maritime, rail and road. The funding will be used to test instant, accurate and reliable positioning technology that could provide future safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits across transport, agriculture, construction, and resources, […]

Rail freight movements increase in Australia

Rail freight movements have grown in Australia by 11 per cent over 2014-15, highlighting the increasing significance of Australia’s rail network. Data released in Trainline 4, a report that documents growth in passenger journeys and freight movements across Australia in 2014-15, shows 1.23 billion net tonnes transported throughout the year, up from 1.11 billion tonnes […]

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