Pacific Highway duplication done by decade’s end

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has dismissed Labor’s scare campaign on the Pacific Highway as ‘pathetic’. “True to form, in the dying days of the NSW election campaign Labor is resorting to desperate last ditch attempts to confuse people about the Pacific Highway,” Mr Truss said. “Federal and…

Senate Election 2014

The coming Senate Election is an important opportunity for Western Australians to choose a Senate team that will ensure our State has a strong, legitimate voice to get our fair share. Western Australia has been forced to go back to the polls to elect its Federal Senate representatives. Nobody wanted this but it does give…

Mackay Ring Road moving to next stage

PROGRESS continues on the Mackay Ring Road Stage 1, with AECOM announced as the preferred contractor to carry out the detailed design of the $565 million project. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said these works were part of the $8.5 billion investment in partnership with the Queensland Government…

Acting Prime Minister opens new dam in Nambucca Valley

ACTING Prime Minister Warren Truss today officially opened a new dam in the Nambucca Valley which will secure the shire’s future water needs. The $56 million Bowraville Off-River Storage Dam will source its water from an aquifer and have the capacity to store 4,640 megalitres. The dam’s construction was funded by the Nambucca Shire Council…

Australia leads oceanic trial to improve aircraft tracking

IN the wake of the tragic disappearance of Malaysian flight MH 370, Australia’s Air Traffic Control manager, Airservices Australia, will conduct a trial with its regional partners in Malaysia and Indonesia to more closely track aircraft through the skies over oceanic areas. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said…

Works start on Great Western Highway safety upgrades

WORKS on a $96 million Forty Bends and $70 million Hartley Valley Safety package have begun, forming part of a $250 million Great Western Highway – Katoomba to Lithgow upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the works will improve safety for all motorists using the highway. “The Great…

Approval granted for Bankstown Airport Master Plan

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss announced his approval of the Bankstown Airport’s 2014 Master Plan recently. “The Master Plan sets out Bankstown Airport’s strategic direction for the next 20 years and provides information for the community about site operations and future development,” Mr Truss said. “Bankstown Airport submitted…

Pacific Highway upgrades steaming ahead

UPGRADES to the Pacific Highway are forging ahead, with construction starting on the 20 kilometre Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads section. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads upgrade will deliver major safety and efficiency improvements to the area. “For freight operators that means…