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The On-demand Transport Reform

WA's taxi and on-demand transport industry is changing. Safer, modern choices are coming.


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Compulsory faulty Takata airbag safety recall

The Australian Government announced a compulsory recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags. These airbags can misdeploy causing death or serious injury.


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Esperance 2050 Cycling Strategy

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14 Mar 2019
Cycling

Bike grants pave the way for connected communities

The McGowan Government is celebrating the start of Bike Week 2019 with a $6.4 million boost to cycling infrastructure, which will help build an extra 55 kilometres of path over the next two years.

The McGowan Government is celebrating the start of Bike Week 2019 with a $6.4 million boost to cycling infrastructure, which will help build an extra 55 kilometres of path over the next two years.

The State Government, as part of the annual Western Australian Bike Network Grants scheme, will match funding for 50 local government cycling projects over two years.

Each year, the State Government provides grant funding assistance to local government authorities for the planning, design and construction of bicycle infrastructure. Funding is split across the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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14 Mar 2019
Optus Stadium, Perth

Optus Stadium transport options expand for start of AFL season

Changes to Optus Stadium transport services aimed at making travel easier for passengers will be in place from the start of this year's AFL season.

Changes to Optus Stadium transport services aimed at making travel easier for passengers will be in place from the start of this year's AFL season.

On-demand passengers will be able to access the stadium via a short walk across the Matagarup Bridge and avoid big queues and congestion that drop-offs may create on the peninsula.

From March 24, Transperth's highly successful suburban event bus network will be expanded to service Kalamunda, Forrestfield and Belmont with a new Route 655 due to begin operations.

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13 Mar 2019
Marine Safety Education trailer

Skippers told to check flares are in date

Skippers from the Goldfields and Esperance are being reminded to check they have in-date flares on board after a higher than usual number of vessels checked in the past 12 months failed to meet the safety requirement.

Skippers from the Goldfields and Esperance are being reminded to check they have in-date flares on board after a higher than usual number of vessels checked in the past 12 months failed to meet the safety requirement.

Department of Transport (DoT) Marine Safety Education Officers will join the local team in Kalgoorlie next week (March 22 and 23) reinforcing the importance of carrying in-date flares and providing an opportunity for skippers to measure their readiness for an onboard emergency with the 30 Second Challenge.

The initiative demonstrates if people can gather flares, EPIRB, make a radio call and put on a lifejacket in 30 seconds.

DoT Regional Director Bradley Mitchell said it was encouraging that of the 600 safety compliance checks in 2018, 90 per cent of vessels had serviceable flares. However, there was concern about the 10 per cent that failed the test because it represented a two per cent increase on the previous year.

“It’s a concerning trend. In-date flares are required safety equipment for boating in open water and skippers who fail to carry them are risking their lives,” Mr Mitchell said.

At the Kalgoorlie Boulder Community Fair DoT officers will be highlighting the need to have the correct safety equipment in good working order in a location that it is easily accessed in an emergency.

Mr Mitchell said local skippers could also participate in the successful Old4New lifejacket upgrade program.

Old4New, delivered in conjunction with the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia, is an upgrade opportunity where old, damaged, obsolete or foam filled lifejackets can be exchanged for a voucher for use at a local retail outlet to purchase a new lifejacket.

Voucher limits and restrictions are in place to ensure the benefits of the program apply to as many vessels as possible so people who want to participate should check the guidelines on the website Lifejackets page

To get the latest boating safety information like MarineSafetyWA on Facebook or visit our Marine information section.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

Alerts
26 Feb 2019
Scam watch

Fake parking infringement notices

Please be advised there is an active scam alleging to be from Department of Transport and Parking.

Please be advised there is an active scam alleging to be from Department of Transport and Parking.

The email is sent from ‘Parking Infringement Office’ with subject line: [URGENT] Parking Infringement Notice.

There is no Department of Transport and Parking - if you have received this email, please report it to Scam Watch.   

22 Feb 2019
Temporary Notices to Mariners

Temporary Notices to Mariners (TNTM)

Please use the following links to view TNTM for each region of Western Australia.

Please use the following links to view TNTM for each region of Western Australia.

Cancelled, withdrawn and expired TNTM are removed without notice.

Please also see navigational warnings.

29 Dec 2017
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Cyclone - Community information sheets

The Department of Transport is responsible for the provision of cyclone community information sheet for its maritime facilities located in cyclone prone areas.

The Department of Transport is responsible for the provision of cyclone community information sheet for its maritime facilities located in cyclone prone areas.

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