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Friday, 27 November 2015 13:29

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:00

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.

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.

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.

Emissions from cars and trucks have a big impact on our environment – about 10 per cent of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions came from cars and light trucks in 2013.

Monday, 23 November 2015 13:40

$3.5 billion funding secured for WestConnex

Federal Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher and NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay today announced the financial close on $1.5 billion in private sector debt and signing of a $2 billion Australian Government concessional loan for a new world class motorway network for Sydney.

The Australian Government today announced a change to the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) for motorcycles - which will save costs with no risk to safety.

The Australian Government has provided $6.1 million to the ACT Government. This is the second quarterly instalment for 2015–16 under the local government Financial Assistance Grant programme.

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