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NORTH-EAST ROAD AND RAIL PROJECTS FOR WEST SWAN

A series of major road and rail projects announced by the McGowan Government in recent weeks is a much-deserved windfall for the north-eastern suburbs. At the election, WA Labor committed to fixing several congestion hotspots and taking a long-term, integrated … Continue reading

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$2.3 billion jobs boost for WA

perth now – A LANDMARK $2.3 billion roads and rail deal struck between the Federal and State Governments will create 6000 new jobs in WA over the next two years. Lauded as a “game changer for WA”, the multibillion-dollar windfall … Continue reading

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Mark McGowan confident Metronet plan will secure Commonwealth funding

ABC News WA Premier Mark McGowan has returned from his first meeting with the Prime Minister confident of receiving the $1.2 billion in Commonwealth funding that was set aside for the now scrapped Perth Freight Link. Mr McGowan wants to … Continue reading

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METRONET: Construction to start on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line in 2019

Now that we have a Labor government in WA we can start a whole new chapter on the promises that will benefit the Swan Valley and surrounding areas. Let’s start with METRONET as reported on our new Premier’s website:- Thursday … Continue reading

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Ellenbrook rail link back in transport plan but 30 years away

perth now THE timing for the on-again, off-again Ellenbrook rail link has been brought forward but could still be more than 30 years away. The final version of the Barnett Government’s long-term transport plan was released online yesterday and has … Continue reading

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WA in for ‘congestion election’: details emerge on Metronet transport plan

WAtoday The head of RAC WA has called “crunch time” for the state’s transport systems, as Labor outlines an overall timeframe for its priority projects, which include light rail. “As a state we simply can’t afford to be complacent. Without … Continue reading

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CBP chosen for bus project

Ellenbrook Advocate THE State Government has announced its preferred proponent to carry out the multimillion-dollar Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Transport Minister Bill Marmion announced last week CBP contractors would work with Main Roads WA, in partnership with the Public … Continue reading

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Transport No. 1 concern

Ellenbrook Advocate A RECENT community survey of over 2000 people in Ellenbrook and surrounding areas showed 82.8 per cent of residents want a train line to the area as soon as possible. The Swan Hills Labor campaign commissioned a service … Continue reading

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WA Premier Colin Barnett floats idea of expanded Perth ferry service to Swan Valley

PerthNow PREMIER Colin Barnett has floated the idea of expanding the Transperth ferry system with river stops reaching as far east as the Swan Valley. The Sunday Times can reveal the State Government is looking at new ferry stops at … Continue reading

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Ellenbrook rail line could be three decades away: new report

PerthNow THE good folk of Ellenbrook could be waiting three decades for a rail line to the city, if successive WA governments adopt a $1.3 million transport plan. According to sources, the plan — to be released today — will … Continue reading

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Rita Saffioti welcomes $1 billion federal Labor commitment to METRONET

Labor Member for West Swan and Shadow Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti welcomed Labor Leader Bill Shorten’s announcement today that Labor would provide Federal funding for WA Labor’s METRONET public transport plan. Key priorities of METRONET include building the Morley-Ellenbrook … Continue reading

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Ellenbrook bus project gets its cash ($49 million) for a rapid transit line and NEW Lord Street

The West Australian on May 13, 2016 Yesterday’s Budget flagged $49 million for an Ellenbrook bus rapid transit line, another project beset by controversy and broken promises. Promised as a rail link in 2008, the Barnett Government began planning a … Continue reading

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West Swan METRONET Forum

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