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Great Northern Highway upgrade receives funding

The Australian Government has approved $105.34 million to upgrade a three section, 37.6km length of road between Muchea and Wubin on the Great Northern Highway in Western Australia. The Western Australia Government will contribute $26.34 million to the $131.68 million project. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said improving safety and freight productivity […]

Plan to boost freight and reduce congestions at Fremantle Port

Tuck congestion to Fremantle Port in Western Australia will be reduced following an increase to the freight on rail subsidy in the 2017-18 State Budget. An allocation of $19.4 million over four years – equating to an additional $9.8 million – will enable the container rail subsidy to increase from $30 to $50 per Twenty-foot Equivalent […]

Taskforce established to deliver Westport vision

A team of experts has been established to investigate location, size and timing for a future port that will complete the planning for the Western Australia Government’s long-term Outer Harbour freight vision. The multi-agency Westport Taskforce will outline a long-range vision to guide the planning, development and growth of both the Inner Harbour at Fremantle, […]

Transport ticketing system upgrade for Perth

The Western Australian Government is investing $33.8 million to modernise TransPerth’s cashless ticketing system as part of the 2017-18 State Budget. A new ticketing system will be introduced to upgrade the current SmartRider service to cater for future patronage growth expected as part of METRONET and to accommodate advances in technology. All SmartRider readers across […]

Three new projects for Perth’s northern corridor

Three new road projects to beat congestion are planned for Perth’s northern corridor as part of the Commonwealth and Western Australian State Government’s $2.3 billion investment in road and rail infrastructure. The projects will remove bottlenecks from Wanneroo Road, leading to safer and more efficient journeys. The Wanneroo road widening from Joondalup Drive to Flynn […]

Business cases submitted for two METRONET projects

Infrastructure Australia has received business cases for two key METRONET projects – the Joondalup line extension to Yanchep and the Thornlie Line Extension –  which will help support Perth’s continued population growth and create local jobs. The METRONET team is working on detailed project definition plans for the 13.8km extension of the Joondalup Line to […]

Smart technology introduced on Perth freeways

Perth’s 300,000 daily freeway commuters now have access to real-time estimates of journey times on overhead electronic signs. The live travel time estimates aim to inform motorists of traffic conditions ahead and reduce driver frustration. The time estimates are calculated using existing in-road vehicle detection sensors and a new smart technology system. Every few minutes, […]

Expressions of interest for fixing Perth Freeways

The Western Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest to complete three major upgrades on Perth freeways aimed at fixing congestion. The freeway improvements are part of the $2.3 billion package of road and rail projects announced in May 2017, and will coincide with the State Government’s METRONET strategy for Perth to create better networks […]

Forrestfield-Airport Link tunneling commences

Tunneling has begun for the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link Project, marking the first component of the METRONET rail plan for Perth. In the project’s biggest milestone to date, the first of two tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) began its 8km subterranean trip to Bayswater from the future Forrestfield Station site. The Forrestfield-Airport Link will be comprised of […]

Three new road projects for Perth

There are three new road projects planned for Perth’s northern corridor as part of the Commonwealth and State Government’s $2.3 billion investment in road and rail infrastructure. The projects will remove bottlenecks from Wanneroo Road, leading to safer and more efficient journeys. Wanneroo Road Widening – Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive This involves converting the […]

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