Ministerial News

Freight Changes To Support Farmers

Further drought support is on its way for our State’s farmers, with the NSW Government today announcing improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought-affected areas. The new NSW Class 3 Drought Assistance Dimension Exemption Notice, which...

Delivering Stronger Security Deterrents For The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Significant changes to security and penalties for illegally climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be introduced. Along with a series of structural changes to reduce the risk of security breaches, the fine will be increased from $3,300 to $22,000. Minister for Roads,...

Children Safer With Upgrades Around Schools

Children walking to and from school are now safer after the completion of stage two of a $10 million program to improve pedestrian infrastructure. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today announced work has finished on upgrades to 140 schools as...

Why Did The Cattle Cross The Road?

Farmers across NSW are set to receive government grants towards building cattle underpasses, to ensure livestock can safely move between paddocks separated by a State road. The NSW Government has committed up to $3 million in grants for farmers, to build cattle...

NSW Government: Securing Local Jobs

In today’s media, NSW Labor and Unions NSW have wrongly suggested the NSW Government is capping Aussie jobs. In fact, it’s the opposite. The current contract, awarded by NSW Labor in 2004, uses overseas companies and contains no minimum local jobs or content...

Traditional Bark Canoe Builds Skills And Friendships

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell today unveiled a traditional Aboriginal Bark Canoe as a symbolic reminder and celebration of Aboriginal people’s connection to Australian waterways. The unveiling...

Western Harbour Tunnel And Beaches Link Take Major Steps Forward

A long-promised road connection has taken a major step forward today with the NSW Government releasing a detailed design for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link for further community consultation. The Western Harbour Tunnel will create a western bypass of the...

The Northern Road Upgrade Pushing Ahead

The $1.6 billion upgrade of The Northern Road in Western Sydney has reached a major milestone with a contract being awarded to a joint venture between Ertech Pty Limited and Georgiou Group Pty Ltd for construction of Stage 4, between Mersey Road at Bringelly and Eaton...

Home Of The Big Banana To Welcome The Next Big Thing

The home of the big banana will welcome another major attraction with driverless vehicles rolling into town. Coffs Harbour will be one of two regional areas in NSW to host a fully automated vehicle trial. Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said...