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foley will end 'secrecy' around major sydney transport projects




the opposition leader luke foley says a labor government would hold a judicial inquiry into westconnex and the cbd light rail to end "blowouts and secrecy" surrounding the projects.in his budget reply speech today, mr foley will commit a labor government to ending the "mismanagement, incompetence an...



labor leader luke foley will reinstate the m4 cash back




nsw opposition leader luke foley has vowed to reintroduce the cash-back system for sydney's m4 motorway in a speech to more than 800 alp delegates at the state labor conference.mr foley said a labor government would return $193 million to western sydney motorists each year.luke foley says he will re...



new railway tops list of sydney's most wanted transport projects




separate unpublished ipsos polling conducted last year showed 88 per cent of sydney respondents felt the city needs more public transport, with 55 per cent agreeing “a lot more” is required.“there is clearly demand for better public transport and more of it – we really see that coming throug...



sydney's metro rail chief takes top job at transport for nsw




the architect of the state government's metro rail plans has ascended to the top job at transport for nsw.as program director for sydney metro, rodd staples has been in charge of the $20 billion metro rail line that will connect rouse hill and bankstown via a new line under sydney harbour, as well a...



new trains to help ease overcrowding




the first of 24 new suburban trains for sydney will arrive late next year as the city experiences unprecedented demand for public transport. the first of 24 new suburban trains will arrive next year. photo: fiona morristhe state budget lacked any new major commitments for public transport as bureau...



new trains to help ease overcrowding




the first of 24 new suburban trains for sydney will arrive late next year as the city experiences unprecedented demand for public transport. the first of 24 new suburban trains will arrive next year. photo: fiona morristhe state budget lacked any new major commitments for public transport as bureau...



transport groups list canberra projects as priorities in pre-budget statements




transport lobby groups have called for the federal government to include improvements to canberra's road and rail links in this week's budget.the australasian railway association flagged rail improvements between sydney and canberra, as well as the capital's light rail network, as projects in which ...



transport groups list canberra projects as priorities in pre-budget statements




transport lobby groups have called for the federal government to include improvements to canberra's road and rail links in this week's budget.the australasian railway association flagged rail improvements between sydney and canberra, as well as the capital's light rail network, as projects in which ...



sydney commuters wait up to an hour for trains after storms and sick drivers cau




commuters have complained of major delays and long travel times on social media following a spate of sydney train drivers calling in sick on tuesday.sydney train transport tweeted that staff availability and wild sydney weather - which saw lightning strikes damage signalling equipment - had caused ...



'don't touch rail' – $10 billion f6 extension directive revealed




the nsw government has been instructing transport officials to ignore public transport alternatives to motorway projects, according to explosive internal documents obtained by fairfax media.the revelation emerges in a memo prepared within transport for nsw into potential rail improvements between sy...



labor leader luke foley will reinstate the m4 cash back




"the liberals’ toll is an unfair tax on western sydney because it is designed to subsidise roads in entirely different areas – like ms berejiklian’s northern beaches mega tunnel."labor has its sights on key western sydney seats held by the liberals, including penrith and east hills.mr foley sa...



snowy hydro sale is ok if sydney is cut out of proceeds, says labor




the nsw opposition says it will support the latest mooted major privatisation of a state government asset if it wins power, but on one condition: sydney does not get one cent of the proceeds.the federal government's budget announced future plans to buy some or all of nsw's near 60 per cent stake...



snowy hydro sale is ok if sydney is cut out of proceeds, says labor




the nsw opposition says it will support the latest mooted major privatisation of a state government asset if it wins power, but on one condition: sydney does not get one cent of the proceeds.the federal government's budget announced future plans to buy some or all of nsw's near 60 per cent stake...



homicide squad investigating after woman's body found at freshwater




police are investigating after a woman's body was found at the back of a unit block on sydney's northern beaches.officers were called to wyndora avenue at freshwater about 1.15pm on wednesday after reports a body was located in a wheelie bin at the rear of the property.war of words over train stri...



are we choosing the right transport projects?




level crossing elimination is among the most popular major transport initiatives by a victorian government over the past three decades. level crossings on main roads are a melbourne anomaly: even sydney removed all but a handful of crossings by the 1980s.  among experts, including those inherently...



pressure builds for review of how infrastructure projects are assessed




the berejiklian government is under pressure to review a key tool used to select new transport infrastructure after a parliamentary committee called for a reassessment of how projects are assessed.a report by the upper house’s standing committee on state development, which is controlled by the gov...



nsw labor to review how infrastructure projects are assessed




a lower discount rate is likely to improve the relative attractiveness of public transport rail projects because of the long-term nature of the investment.the discount rate used by most australian governments including nsw has been stuck at 7 per cent since at least 1989, even though the cost of bor...



berejiklian won't budge on permanent spot for indigenous flag on harbour bridge




nsw premier gladys berejiklian says she's happy with the "status quo" when it comes to flying the aboriginal flag on the sydney harbour bridge.opposition leader luke foley last week said if labor won government the indigenous flag would be raised on the bridge permanently but ms berejiklian insists ...



traffic chaos from sydney harbour bridge drama cost city up to $10 million




lane closures on the bridge during the operation caused major delays across all approaches to the cbd.the man sits in a box in the framework of the sydney harbour bridge as police negotiate with him.photo: kate geraghtythe incident underscored how vulnerable sydney's economy is to traffic disruption...



renewed calls for migration cap amid population debate




the population debate is resurfacing across australia's political spectrum, with the nsw opposition leader calling for a cap on total migration to ease the pressure on rapidly growing sydney. nsw labor leader luke foley said sydney’s economic success was the reason one-third of the county’s new...



presstv-iran, russia to launch joint transport projects




marina kortunovapress tv, moscowiran's minister of roads and urban development abbas akhoundi is in moscow to hold talks with russian officials about expanding cooperation in various fields. as our correspondent marina kortunova reports, the visit is aimed at discussing joint transport projects and ...



victoria's major projects: why the hold-up?




the andrews labor government never stops complaining that it wants more infrastructure funding from canberra.the turnbull government, too, wants to fund more projects in victoria – and there are three things the andrews government can do to make that happen. premier daniel andrews and luke donnell...



sydney new year's eve road closures, weather and transport information




transport authorities are urging people to catch public transport to the sydney cbd and harbour foreshore for new year's eve celebrations, with major roads closures across the city. the weather will be clear once an afternoon drizzle passes, and revellers planning to huddle by the harbour can expe...



western sydney city deal to be unveiled at last




the federal and nsw governments will unveil its much anticipated western sydney "city deal" on sunday, which is expected to include details of a new rail link to the second airport at badgerys creek.federal cities minister paul fletcher and nsw minister for western sydney stuart ayres will formally...



anzac day 2018 in sydney




15/25mp tanya plibersek (left), nsw opposition leader luke foley (2nd from left), sydney lord mayor clover moore (3rd from left), australian foreign minister julie bishop (4th from left) and nsw premier gladys berejiklian (5th from left) lay wreaths during the anzac day dawn service at the cenotaph ...