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  2016/17 media statements

Date Title
10/11/2017 Boats and trailers targeted in Transport's pre-summer safety campaign
02/11/2017 Major reform to on-demand transport industry a step closer
01/11/2017 Skippers urged to be safe and take 30 Second Challenge
31/10/2017 Closure of waters and ski area at Esperance
29/10/2017 New piazza opens at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
27/10/2017 Focus on lifejackets and flares in Great Southern boating safety blitz
27/10/2017 Local Capability Fund to assist local businesses to access METRONET work
20/10/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrades and safe boating advice at Brunswick Show
20/10/2017 Onslow Marine Support Base a boost to local economy
13/10/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade program visits Woodman Point
13/10/2017 Spotlight on boat safety at Esperance Show with Old4New lifejacket upgrades
13/10/2017 Ellenbrook METRONET line bolstered by Federal Labor commitment
09/10/2017 $1.7 million in regional airport funding up for grabs
09/10/2017 New driver test process strengthened
06/10/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade program visits Hillarys Boat Harbour
27/09/2017 Kalumburu community receives regular air services
22/09/2017 Changes will improve safety on the water at Geraldton
16/09/2017 A major boost for freight on rail
12/09/2017 New taskforce to deliver Outer Harbour vision
08/09/2017 Maintenance dredging complete at Bandy Creek
08/09/2017 State Budget a boon for Broome boaties
04/09/2017 Major boost to cycling for the future
04/09/2017 Dredging to start at Kalbarri
01/09/2017 Bike boulevard boosts cycling opportunities for Bayswater
25/08/2017 Amalgamation of former Albany, Bunbury and Esperance ports to be reviewed
24/08/2017 Geraldton runway renewal ready for take off
23/08/2017 Beach temporarily closed at Jurien Boat Harbour
23/08/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade program at Dowerin and Newdegate field days
18/08/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade opportunities in time for Father's Day
31/07/2017 WA primary teachers encouraged to get on board updated Junior Crew
26/07/2017 Boat safety in focus at Karratha with Old4New lifejacket upgrade opportunity
24/07/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade opportunity for Port Hedland
19/07/2017 Broome next stop for Old4New lifejacket upgrade program
17/07/2017 New licensing services location in Collie
07/07/2017 New approach leads to cheaper airfares for Albany and Esperance
05/07/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade opportunity for Kununurra
03/07/2017 Safety warning to paddlers and other river users
27/06/2017 Funds allocated for coastal protection
23/06/2017 Greater training required for new drivers
16/06/2017 Contract awarded for final stage in Beadon Creek upgrade
09/06/2017 Young skippers need to be supervised
07/06/2017 Safety equipment review - information events
29/05/2017 Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour takes out national award
27/05/2017 Skippers' views sought on changes to safety equipment
17/05/2017 Work starts on new groyne at Bremer Bay
12/05/2017 Safe removal of grounded vessel expected tomorrow
11/05/2017 Department responding to vessel grounding
26/04/2017 Grants to ramp up WA boating facilities
21/04/2017 Boating safety reinforced as Old4New visits Geraldton
21/04/2017 Dredging to start at Bandy Creek
20/04/2017 Wheels in motion for regional cycling plans
07/04/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade program visits the Gascoyne
05/04/2017 Boating changes to boost safety at Matilda Bay
31/03/2017 Fresh start for taxi and on-demand transport reform
24/03/2017 Comment sought on proposals to improve safety on the water at Geraldton
22/03/2017 DoT ports in Pilbara prepare as storm approaches
17/03/2017 Dredging starts at Lancelin
10/03/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade at Mandurah Crab Fest
03/03/2017 Boating safety reinforced at Wagin Woolorama
03/03/2017 Kite and windsurfers benefit most from extra lifejacket standard
22/02/2017 Augusta first stop for Old4New lifejacket upgrade program in regions
09/02/2017 Port of Carnarvon continues to prepare as storm approaches
09/02/2017 DoT ports in the Pilbara re-opened following changes to weather conditions
08/02/2017 Preparations underway at DoT ports in Pilbara as storm approaches
30/01/2017 New path to put Jurien Bay on the cycling map
30/01/2017 New Robertson Road cycleway completed
30/01/2017 Swan River seaplane wreckage recovery operation complete
27/01/2017 Swan River seaplane wreckage removal
26/01/2017 Warning to skippers following serious boating incident at Skyworks
26/01/2017 If you're the skipper, you're responsible on Australia Day
23/01/2017 Funding for sustainable coastal management
20/01/2017 Be safe - do the BEST check this Australia Day
20/01/2017 Fremantle jetty upgrade completed
19/01/2017 Signing up for a DoTDirect account just got easier
18/01/2017 Grants to improve cycling facilities
10/01/2017 Driver and Vehicle Services gets alerted
22/12/2016 Bike Week 2017 grants encourage cycling
14/12/2016 New Exmouth jetty pens to benefit boat users
09/12/2016 Remember safety check before taking in Mandurah Xmas lights
08/12/2016 Digital assessments to improve driver licensing
04/12/2016 WA's first bike boulevard complete
01/12/2016 Funding scheme to benefit recreational boaters
01/12/2016 Airport funding to benefit regions
29/11/2016 Trailer bays to double at Woodman Point
25/11/2016 Changes to improve mooring access
23/11/2016 Keep your plates visible these holidays
20/11/2016 Poor voyage preparation highlighted again in weekend safety campaign
16/11/2016 Free mechanical checks for skippers
16/11/2016 Albany marine safety volunteers thanked
11/11/2016 $30,000 in Bike Week grants on offer
07/11/2016 Safety highlighted in Great Southern as start of boating season nears
31/10/2016 Pre-summer safety campaign identifies need for better voyage preparation
31/10/2016 Comments sought on boating safety proposals for Matilda Bay
24/10/2016 Boats and trailers targeted in Transport's pre-summer safety campaign (2016)
20/10/2016 Airline agreement continues to benefit regions
19/10/2016 Public feedback still open on transport plan
17/10/2016 Boaties can brush up on maintenance at Brunswick Show
13/10/2016 Aircraft licence exemptions making life easier
12/10/2016 Online technology saving time for boaties
10/10/2016 Importance of boat maintenance highlighted at Esperance Show
22/09/2016 Miles and Lewis promoted to State Cabinet
13/09/2016 Hardship fund now available to taxi industry
12/09/2016 Pathway completes cycling and pedestrian network
07/09/2016 Oil spill training exercise at Onslow
05/09/2016 Skippers given opportunity to experience using flares
26/08/2016 Jurien wave data under threat
25/08/2016 Traffic light review cuts journey times
24/08/2016 BEST way to keep safe on the water
24/08/2016 Drivers targeted at litter sites to keep WA beautiful
19/08/2016 Exmouth pen improvements continue
18/08/2016 New Director General of Transport appointed
16/08/2016 Taxi drivers convicted for pocketing unentitled subsidies
15/08/2016 Importance of boat maintenance highlighted at Dowerin Field Days
10/08/2016 Dredging to start early at Jurien Bay Boat Harbour
06/08/2016 Public ballot for Swan Canning moorings
29/07/2016 Transport plan to keep the east metro moving
29/07/2016 Transport plan to keep the north metro moving
29/07/2016 Transport plan to keep the south metro moving
29/07/2016 Plan will keep growing city connected and moving
29/07/2016 Transport plan to keep the central metro moving
08/07/2016 Comment sought on environmental monitoring plan for Port Geographe
06/07/2016 Grants to boost coastal protection
01/07/2016 Safety report deems billboard safe
01/07/2016 Regional airports to share in $3.88 million
30/06/2016 Grants for improved cycling facilities
29/06/2016 Active transport initiatives recognised
23/06/2016 Carnarvon Airport to receive a facelift
22/06/2016 Major contract awarded for harbour upgrade
22/06/2016 Green Head dredging complete
20/06/2016 Free safety guide for WA paddlers
13/06/2016 New boat pontoon now operational at Two Rocks
30/05/2016 Latest grants to launch better boating facilities
25/05/2016 Take-off for Halls Creek trial air service
23/05/2016 New slimline number plates now available
19/05/2016 Transport reforms to benefit customers
28/04/2016 Process simplified for driver medical assessments
27/04/2016 Move to a dedicated multi-purpose taxi service
26/04/2016 Perth's first bike boulevard approved
26/04/2016 Kununurra airstrip upgrade completed
26/04/2016 Common-sense new rules for bikes on footpaths
20/04/2016 Pilbara skippers urged to slow down in Hampton Harbour and follow the rules
08/04/2016 Old4New to save lives on the water
06/04/2016 Ramp upgrade doubles capacity at Two Rocks Marina
24/03/2016 Heavy vehicle registration stickers to be phased out
22/03/2016 Boating changes to improve on water safety south of Perth
21/03/2016 Wilson Inlet made safer with boating changes
18/03/2016 Upgrade to help connect Perth's cycling network
17/03/2016 Cycleway to provide connection to station
14/03/2016 Bike Week 2016 will get the wheels spinning
09/03/2016 Improvements to boost boating safety at Exmouth
02/03/2016 Study to investigate water movement at Casuarina Boat Harbour, Bunbury
29/02/2016 Site works start at Exmouth Boat Harbour
29/02/2016 Skippers save time going online
26/02/2016 Coastal management funding now available
21/02/2016 Smart transport options to keep Perth moving
15/02/2016 Inspection stations increase access for motorists
09/02/2016 Trial of autonomous vehicle
05/02/2016 Dredging starts at Exmouth
26/01/2016 If you're the skipper, you're responsible on Australia Day (2016)
25/01/2016 Boaters urged to plan ahead for the opening of Elizabeth Quay
20/01/2016 Skippers urged to make safety their priority this Australia Day
12/01/2016 Assistance for bushfire victims

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