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  2017/18 media statements

Date Title
19/03/2018 On-demand transport reforms refined after industry consultation
27/02/2018 New airline agreements for Carnarvon, Monkey Mia and Northern Goldfields
22/02/2018 Southern Ports post-amalgamation review complete
21/02/2018 METRONET private sector reference group formed
16/02/2018 Sustainable coastal management grants open
01/02/2018 Written-off vehicle reform aimed at protecting WA motorists
31/01/2018 Maintenance dredging starts at Dawesville
31/01/2018 Ocean Reef Boat Harbour maintenance dredging starts
25/01/2018 Be prepared, be safe on the water this Australia Day
23/01/2018 Westport project director appointed to navigate Outer Harbour plan
17/01/2018 Grants to give bike riding a go
16/01/2018 First public feedback for Morley-Ellenbrook METRONET sought
09/01/2018 Exmouth Boat Harbour upgrade officially opened
21/12/2017 Preferred airlines announced for Carnarvon-Monkey Mia and Northern Goldfields air routes
21/12/2017 Subsidy increased to increase freight on rail
14/12/2017 Opportunity to shape the approach to plan for Outer Harbour
30/11/2017 Funding available for public boating infrastructure
29/11/2017 Perth one of three cities in the world to trial new driverless cars
21/11/2017 Albany Regional Airport upgrades complete
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 Ellenbrook METRONET line bolstered by Federal Labor commitment
13/10/2017 Spotlight on boat safety at Esperance Show with Old4New lifejacket upgrades
13/10/2017 Old4New lifejacket upgrade program visits Woodman Point
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 State Budget a boon for Broome boaties
08/09/2017 Maintenance dredging complete at Bandy Creek
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 Old4New lifejacket upgrade program at Dowerin and Newdegate field days
23/08/2017 Beach temporarily closed at Jurien Boat Harbour
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 Dredging to start at Bandy Creek
21/04/2017 Boating safety reinforced as Old4New visits Geraldton
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 DoT ports in the Pilbara re-opened following changes to weather conditions
09/02/2017 Port of Carnarvon continues to prepare as storm approaches
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 Swan River seaplane wreckage recovery operation complete
30/01/2017 New Robertson Road cycleway completed
27/01/2017 Swan River seaplane wreckage removal
26/01/2017 If you're the skipper, you're responsible on Australia Day
26/01/2017 Warning to skippers following serious boating incident at Skyworks
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

  Archived Department of Transport media statements

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