An $825 million infrastructure injection in Tuesday's state Budget will fuel a forecast boom in Central Queensland's resources industry, Premier Peter Beattie has revealed today.
THE heat is on the Bracks Government to spend millions to save Victoria's privately owned country rail network after the government regulator finalised state policy on third-party rail access.
All change for Wodonga? Moving the tracks from central Wodonga is a good thing but don’t curse the railway. It hasn’t been a bad thing for Wodonga.
Federal and state governments are being urged to act to prevent more level crossing accidents.
A COUNTY Court jury at Wangaratta is expected to retire on Monday to reach verdicts in the trial of a Wodonga truck driver charged with three counts of culpable driving after a collision with a steam train at Benalla.
A LIGHT RAIL system could be built in central Sydney within two years, move more than 10 million people a year and turn Castlereagh Street into a vibrant pedestrian and retail precinct, independent reports have found.
There were only 71 sightings for this week, which were 12 sightings more than last week, due to the derailment of AM3 near Lismore Victoria at 0730 Thursday 25th June. Making a total of 2532 sightings for this year to date. On day 154 last year we had seen 2061* sightings (* 1 weeks sightings missing March 2005).
One of Lithgow's most significant 19th Century heritage buildings, sadly neglected in the past, is to gain a new lease of life as the administration centre for a newly emerging railway heritage and tourism operation.
A merged Toll-Patrick is not anti-competitive, and may even increase competition, competition authority boss Graeme Samuel says.
There were 101 sightings for this week, which were 30 sightings more than last week. Making a total of 2633 sightings for this year to date. On day 161 last year we had seen 2157* sightings (* 1 weeks sightings missing March 2005).
A rail line in the Pilbara is set to become a test of the Federal Government's competition policy credentials. The Perth-based mining company Fortescue says it needs access to the line to exploit an iron ore deposit. But BHP Billiton, which owns the line, has refused to let them use it.
AFTER taking on the world's biggest mining company in its fight for railway access, Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group is now targeting the Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello.
The $340 million contract for Sydney's long-awaited travel smartcard is in legal limbo amid claims the cash-strapped company behind it needs a multi-million-dollar rescue payment.
ERG Group is developing software specific to Sydney, but is
Police are treating a man's death as suspicious, after he died shortly after being thrown out of a club in Sydney's west overnight.
WHEN Christine Ludmon's husband Andrew perished in the Waterfall tragedy, she instantly became a sole parent to their two children, while struggling with the knowledge that their youngest, a son who she was pregnant with at the time, would grow up without meeting his father.
The Ballarat and Moorabool councils are being urged to take action now to eliminate rail as the method of transport for waste to the proposed Nowingi toxic waste dump in north-west Victoria.
There were 95 sightings for this week, which were six sightings less than last week, which included the "Queens Birthday" public holiday. Making a total of 2728 sightings for this year to date On day 168 last year we had seen 2248* sightings (* 1 weeks sightings missing March 2005).
Darwin has been the country's standout industrial market with the resources boom pushing rents for sheds and warehouses up 50 per cent over the past year, McGees' property report says.
The new Spencer Street Station redevelopment has an innovative roof designed to naturally extract internal air and fumes out of the station, without the use of electric fans.
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Plans to promote the small Central Darling Shire town of Ivanhoe as a major transportation hub linking road and rail between Adelaide and north eastern Australia, are being canvassed by Local Government and farming groups in the area.
The Liberal candidate for Ballarat West wants to stop rail transport being used for taking toxic waste from Melbourne to the Mallee.
The New South Wales Government says it will spend $75 million to reopen the Casino-to-Murwillumbah rail line on the state's north coast, but only if the Federal Government agrees to match the funding.
As the Sunshine Coast looks forward to the development of a railway service through to Maroochydore, a new study is to be undertaken into rail services north of the Maroochy River.
The NSW Government says it can reopen the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line in 19 months, but only if the Federal Government agrees to take on a half share of the cost.
The sale of the Goulburn railway Workshops to private enterprise promised so much. Now, with United Group Rail moving in for a July 3 start up, some staff say they have been disadvantaged by the sale.
Federal Transport Minister Warren Truss isn’t talking about it, but his department restated a Federal Government promise of $30 million for our train as recently as a year ago.
COLLIE resident Henny Earnshaw is fighting the government to protect a part of South West history.
Ms Earnshaw said she was disturbed by Planning and Infrastructure Minister Allanah MacTiernan's plans to faze out part of the Australind train service.
The New South Wales Government is denying claims it has grossly overestimated the cost of returning rail services to the Casino to Murwillumbah line in the state's north.
The Queensland Premier says he is looking forward to co-chairing a new cross-border partnership with New South Wales.
NSW election time is on the way and already the pork barrels are coming out of storage.
Four years ago the promises included things like completion of the Alstonville bypass in 2006. The town is still choking on Bruxner Highway traffic and not one step towards construction has been taken.
Meanwhile, everyone remains exasperated by the bickering between state and federal governments about how much each should contribute to upgrading the deadly Pacific Highway.
Last Monday a collective cynical sigh echoed over the Northern Rivers as NSW Transport Minister, John Watkins, announced $75 million for the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, which his government trashed two years ago. But of course it wasn’t without a catch – the federal government had to come up with the other half of the $150 million needed to put trains back on the tracks.