24 April 2014 in Media
On Anzac Day, the Mayo community will pause to remember those who served our country.
It is important to recognise the Australian servicemen and women from all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
This day we remember those who have served in our Army, Navy and Air Force – and through all conflicts: the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and everywhere our Armed Forces are sent in our name.
Their courage... »
20 April 2014 in Infrastructure and Regional Development Media
Poor Tony Abbott. He went to Sydney this week promising to build a new airport.
TONY ABBOTT, PRIME MINISTER: Today the Cabinet has confirmed that Badgerys Creek will be Sydney's second airport; it will be an airport for Western Sydney.
But what happened? Everyone is talking instead about Barry O'Farrell and a bottle of wine. But promising this second airport at Badgerys Creek highlights a re... »
17 April 2014 in Infrastructure and Regional Development Media
The Coalition Government is getting on with the job of delivering its $3.5 billion upgrade of local road infrastructure, hosting its first consultation with key stakeholders in Western Sydney today.
Minister Briggs said the upgrade, which was discussed with stakeholders from the local government, business, tourism, education and health sectors at the Penrith Panthers complex, will relieve congestion on existing infrastructure and unlock the economic opportunities in the region b... »
17 April 2014 in Media
Easter is always a busy time on our roads, and with the Easter and Anzac Day holidays falling close together this year, we all need to take extra care as responsible drivers.
Whether you are getting away for the weekend or travelling not far from home, please drive safely.
The number of deaths on our roads has decreased in recent years— there were 103 fewer deaths in 2013 than in 2012. But there is more to be done. Nearly 1,200 people lost their lives in road cra... »
16 April 2014 in Infrastructure and Regional Development Media
Well, looking to politics now, Tony Abbott's promised to curb spending in his first budget next month, but he's also promising to be the infrastructure Prime Minister, and that will be his role this morning when he details plans for the roads network to support that planned second airport for Sydney. The roads are expected to cost significantly more than the airport itself.
For more on that, Marius Benson is ... »