Feature Articles

Strak Numbers Show We Still Have Room To Improve

FORTY-one minutes. It’s almost exactly how long it takes to watch half a game of rugby league. As any fan knows, it can fly by. That’s how often someone is killed or seriously injured in NSW. Just one simple, everyday mistake or bad decision behind the wheel can end...

The Benefits Of Inland Rail

Every industry in one way or another relies on freight movement. It’s predicted by 2031 freight volumes in NSW will double to 794 million tonnes. That means future planning now is essential. This state moves over $200 billion worth of freight product. And this freight...

A Heartbreaking Reminder Ahead Of National Road Safety Week

There are few things that have the power to affect us all as deeply and profoundly as the loss of a loved one. The first time I heard Hannah McMurtrie’s story I was in a small room in the middle of Taree. Hannah’s parents sat in front of me, they began pulling out...

Connecting Central Western NSW And Sydney

Connecting Sydney and the great expanse of Western NSW has been a human pursuit almost as old as the Blue Mountains itself. There is a crossing, followed by Archibald Bell with the guidance of the Darug people in 1823, that we now know as the Bells Line of Road. Bells...

For Whom The Road Tolls

The Susa-Babylon Highway in the Middle East in the 7th century BC is believed to have been the world’s first toll road. In Sydney we have been paying tolls since the early 1800’s when a toll was put on the South Creek at Windsor. Then in 1811, the first major toll...

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