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Representatives from industry and all three levels of government today convened for the forum on Maximising Western Sydney Airport Tourism Opportunity.

Chaired by Dr Andy Marks, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University, the forum included speeches from Commonwealth Ministers Fletcher & Taylor as well as NSW Minister for Western Sydney, the Hon Stuart Ayres MP, tourism operators and representatives from Austrade.

The Turnbull Government is continuing to deliver vital infrastructure that is improving transport in Western Sydney, creating local jobs and growing the regional economy.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 08:36

Driving Australia Towards New Technology

The Turnbull Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will provide a $390,000 grant to Climateworks to support the uptake of electric vehicles as part of the Government’s technology neutral approach to emissions reduction.

Speaking at the launch of the Electric Vehicle Council in Canberra today Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg said increasing the uptake of electric and lower emissions vehicles was an important part of the Turnbull Government’s broader strategy to reduce emissions.

The Turnbull and Berejiklian governments’ $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan is powering ahead, with the contractor named to deliver the next stages of The Northern Road and Bringelly Road upgrades.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said Lendlease will build the 11.5-kilometre section of The Northern Road between Peter Brock Drive and Mersey Road as well as the 4.3‑kilometre upgrade of Bringelly Road between King Street at Rossmore and The Northern Road at Bringelly.

The Australian Government has today released a discussion paper on options for an independent price regulator for heavy vehicle charges.

Heavy vehicle operators currently pay for access to public roads through the federally managed fuel‑based road user charge and through state government vehicle registration fees. While the National Transport Commission makes an annual recommendation to governments regarding the level at which these charges should be set, governments have the final say.

The Australian Government has today begun consulting on options to improve the safety of motorcycle riders through the greater use of advanced braking systems.

The Advanced Motorcycle Braking Systems for Safer Riding early assessment Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) analyses options to improve safety for motorcycle riders by increasing the use of advanced braking systems.

Planning for the Australian and New South Wales governments’ $30 million upgrade of the M5 South West Motorway at Belmore is progressing well.                                                                        

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said the Australian Government’s record $75 billion transport infrastructure investment programme from 2017‑18 to 2026‑27 is building our future by creating jobs and delivering a safer, more effective national road network.

The 2017-18 Budget is a once-in-a-generation, $75 billion infrastructure budget that sets a long-term vision for our future and commits to game-changing infrastructure projects across the nation.  Our $10 billion National Rail Program will reduce travel times, connect people with jobs and provide more options about where to live, work and invest.

Our equity commitment of up to $5.3 billion towards a Government Business Enterprise to build and operate Western Sydney Airport ends decades of indecision, with initial works to commence before the end of next year.  The Turnbull Government is also providing an additional $8.4 billion equity to the Australian Rail Track Corporation for Inland Rail to provide a high-capacity freight link between Melbourne and Brisbane. 

The Turnbull Government has committed $30 million to develop a rail link between the CBD of Melbourne and Tullamarine Airport.

Such a link is critical to the effective functioning of Melbourne’s transport system as the city continues to grow strongly.

The Turnbull Government has committed up to $5.3 billion over 10 years in the 2017-18 Budget to build Western Sydney Airport through a new company, WSA Co.

This major funding announcement is integral to the Government’s commitment to ensure the new airport is operational by 2026.

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