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  • Bruce Highway Upgrades Continue

    Infrastructure | 23 July 2014

    Traffic is flowing for the first time on the new northbound Stuart Creek Bridge as part of the $137.5 million Vantassel to Cluden Upgrade. The upgrade is one of 45 new projects or programmes which make up the $6.7 million Bruce Highway Upgrade.

  • Heywire Youth Competition Now Open

    Regional | 17 July 2014

    Entries for the 2014 Heywire competition are now being sought from young Australians living in rural or remote communities. The competition encourages those aged 16–22 to share their stories about growing up in a rural setting with the winning entries to be featured on the ABC.

  • New Report into Domestic Airfares

    Policy&Research | 17 July 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has today released a report into the price of domestic airfares for the month of July. The report examines the prices of airfares over the country's top 70 routes which are served by more than one airline.

  • Inquiry into Public Infrastructure Report Released

    Infrastructure | 15 July 2014

    The Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Public Infrastructure looked at ways to reduce Infrastructure costs in Australia. The inquiry report makes a number of wide-ranging recommendations about the future assessment, governance and financing of public infrastructure.

  • Local Roads Package Driving Forward

    Infrastructure | 07 July 2014

    The Implementation Plan for the $200 million Western Sydney Local Roads Package has been released. The Package will seek submissions from eligible councils for projects that improve the productivity and safety performance of Western Sydney's road networks.

  • Strengthening Indonesian Transport Safety

    Transport Security | 03 July 2014

    The Australian Government has committed $4.6 million to extend the Indonesia Transport Safety Assistance Package for 2014–15. Building on the $43 million already allocated since 2007, the funding will be used to further strengthen transport safety in the region through the training of transport officers and the undertaking of joint search and rescue exercises.

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Last Updated: 23 July, 2014