The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads by fixing a number of the most treacherous Tasmanian roads through the Black Spot Programme. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, alongside Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding, today announced $4.2 million in funding for 29 Black Spot projects across Tasmania.
The Chairman of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Mr Jeff Boyd, has advised the Government today of the resignation of the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety Mr Mark Skidmore AM.
Work is progressing well on the construction of a new six-lane bridge over the Bruce Highway as part of a major upgrade of the Boundary Road interchange in Narangba on the northern outskirts of Brisbane.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today confirmed a commitment of $3 million for the development of a business case for the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor (TEARC) project.
Contracts have been awarded to seal an additional 35 kilometres of the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) this year at Coen South and Archer to Wolverton as part of the Cape York Region Package (CYRP) of works.
The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester issued a reminder to airline passengers to carefully consider items in their carry-on luggage after a lithium battery in a passenger's carry-on bag caught fire at Sydney Airport.
The significance of Australia's aviation industry to the economy has been highlighted today, with Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester visiting Avalon Airport in support of its push to become a regional arrival point for international visitors.
Australia's vision for developing smart cities and thriving regions, and utilising new technologies to revolutionise our transport networks was strengthened today with a collaboration announced between Australia and the United States on driving the next generation of transport infrastructure.