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Friday, July 19, 2019

Media statements

Toodyay’s Duke Street footbridge to receive $145,000 upgrade

  • $145,000 upgrade of Toodyay footbridge to be funded by the State Government
  • Work will include repairs to pier columns and decking, railings and handrails
  • New controlled crossing, accessible for people with disability, will also be installed
  • Memorandum of Understanding has been signed, with local council to take control of bridge after upgrades completed

New METRONET railcar proposal will mean more trains, more often

  • Business case for METRONET Automatic Train Control project submitted to Infrastructure Australia
  • Long-term investment to allow more trains to run more often
  • Meets Infrastructure Australia recommendation to invest in existing infrastructure
  • Key part of delivering METRONET and meeting Perth's future growth needs

Last ever B-series railcar delivered - METRONET railcars next

  • Last of 78 B-series railcar sets about to enter service
  • Procurement underway on $1.6 billion project to deliver 246 new C-series railcars
  • Target of at least 50 per cent local manufacturing for C-series railcars
  • Future railcars to be assembled at new METRONET facility in Bellevue
  • METRONET's C-Series project will create hundreds of local jobs

Asylum seekers now eligible for public transport concessions

  • People seeking asylum now have access to concession fares on public transport
  • Will greatly improve ability to access health, education and other community services
  • Eligible applicants will be issued concession fare-enabled SmartRiders
  • Australia is currently celebrating Refugee Week which runs to Saturday, June 22

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