Beams lift for new bridge over Malaga Drive
Bridge beams for the new Reid Highway Bridge over Malaga Drive will be installed this weekend, heralding a major milestone in a month in this joint Federal/State funded project.
Community invited to comment on New M5 EIS
The Australian and New South Wales governments today invited the community to comment on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the New M5, which will double capacity of the M5 East corridor.
The New M5 is the second major tunnel section of WestConnex and will run between the existing M5 East at Kingsgrove and new interchange at St Peters, transforming access to surrounding employment hubs and growth centres north of the airport.
Government accepts Harper Review recommendation on road pricing
In its response to the Harper Review, the Turnbull Government today announced that it will accelerate work with states and territories on heavy vehicle road reform and investigate the benefits, costs and potential next steps of options to introduce cost reflective road pricing for all vehicles.
Vehicle Emissions Ministerial Forum Seeks Public Comment
The first meeting of the Turnbull Government’s Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, attended yesterday by Major Projects Minister Paul Fletcher, Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg and Environment Minister Greg Hunt, has agreed to hold a first public consultation meeting on 7 December and to issue a discussion paper seeking public feedback in 2016.
The Importance of Local Government
Recently Prime Minister Turnbull appointed me as Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government. This is the first time for some years that there has been a Minister whose title includes specific reference to local government.