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New purpose built 4WD ambulances reach patients in challenging terrain

June 19, 2023

The NSW Government has rolled out 80 new four-wheel drive ambulances across the state, which will allow paramedics to access patients in challenging terrain, the NSW Minister for Health Ryan Park announced today. These purpose built 4WD ambulance vehicles are used to access patients in situations where standard ambulances would not be able to, particularly […]

ZIG ZAG RAILWAY BACK ON TRACK

June 8, 2023

The historic Zig Zag Railway returned to life this weekend as passenger services resumed following a joint volunteer and NSW Government effort to restore the Blue Mountains icon from fire and flood damage. For years, volunteers have toiled to restore the railway and the NSW Government provided more than $5.9 million through Crown Lands and […]

Contract awarded for Sydney Metro West tunnelling

March 1, 2023

THE NSW Government has awarded a $2.16B contract to deliver the next stage of tunnelling on the mega Sydney Metro West project.  The Gamuda Australia and Laing O’Rourke Consortium has been awarded the Western Tunnelling contract to deliver nine kilometres of twin metro rail tunnels between Sydney Olympic Park and Westmead. Premier Dominic Perrottet said this once in […]

Calling all MEN: be part of The solution to end violence against women

November 18, 2021

IN Australia, one woman a week is murdered by an intimate partner, with 247 lives lost to violence in the four years from 2017–2020 and a further 38 as of 8 November,2021*. It’s a national tragedy and it needs to stop now. On White Ribbon Day, November 19, White Ribbon Australia is asking men to […]

Council moves forward with plan to transform Parramatta CBD

June 24, 2021

CITY of Parramatta’s bold vision to grow the shape and size of its CBD is closer to becoming a reality after Council endorsed an ambitious plan to revitalise the Central River City. First proposed in 2013, the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal will see the boundaries of the Parramatta CBD expanded and the heights of buildings […]

New Tech Making Train Travel Easier

May 26, 2021

  A new Google Maps feature will make train travel easier, with more than 130 stations in Sydney added to Street View imagery. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the new technology is especially important in assisting customers navigate unfamiliar or complex journeys, and for those with accessibility needs. “This new Google Maps […]

Westmead to Sydney CBD to 20 minutes: Sydney’s newest metro stations confirmed

May 12, 2021

TWO new metro stations have been confirmed at Pyrmont and Hunter Street for the Sydney Metro West project, which will connect Parramatta to the CBD in around 20 minutes. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Hunter Street station will have one entrance on the corner of Hunter and George Streets, and another on the corner of […]

Lights Shine On Penrith Opportunity

April 28, 2021

  THE inaugural Lights on Penrith 2021 Growth Summit, held in March at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith, was a huge success, gathering delegates from business, government, and the local community together to discuss the significant growth and development planned for the region in the next few years. Kate Rafton, President of […]

Bells Line Of Road To Reopen This Week

April 9, 2021

One lane is set to reopen on Bells Line of Road this week allowing drivers to travel in both directions at a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said Transport for NSW crews assessed the road after it was damaged by last month’s severe weather event, and are […]

GREEN LIGHTS FOR SYDNEY METRO WEST

Green lights for Sydney Metro west

March 18, 2021

The Sydney Metro West project has received two major planning approvals, creating thousands of jobs and paving the way for mega tunnel boring machines to be in the ground by the end of next year. Planning approval has been granted for the Sydney Metro West Project Concept, from Westmead to the Sydney CBD, as well […]

NSW Seniors festival gets back to nature

March 10, 2021

A garden tour, seedling workshop and bush tucker walk are among almost 80 initiatives connecting older people through the NSW Government’s Seniors Festival Grants Program. Each year the NSW Seniors Festival provides a diverse range of programs and activities to seniors across the State enabling them to remain active, healthy and engaged. Minister for Seniors […]

$20M boost for disadvantaged driver program

February 22, 2021

$20M will be spent over the next five years helping more people get behind the wheel with the expansion of the Driver Licensing Access Program (DLAP).   Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the program’s investment had been doubled and is aimed at increasing opportunities for 10,000 individuals including people from Aboriginal communities, […]

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