Ministerial News

Roo B’Ute! World First Driverless Ute Has Kangaroos In It’s Sights

Dubbo, the city that welcomed the Royal couple, will make headlines again as it launches the world’s first driverless ute. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, Member for Dubbo Troy Grant and Nationals Candidate Dugald Saunders today announced a...

Inland Rail: Work Begins On State’s Freight Epicentre

The NSW Government has welcomed the start of work on the 1,700 kilometre Inland Rail project with the first sod being turned today in Parkes. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said today marks an exciting and pivotal moment in the project’s...

Shuttle Launches Coffs Harbour Into The Future

Coffs Harbour, known for its beautiful beaches and Big Banana, today welcomed another star attraction, BusBot to its foreshore.  Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Nationals Candidate for Coffs Harbour...

Don’t Let Complacency Kill Your Christmas

Strong reforms are influencing driver behavior and attitudes, as nineteen fewer people have died on our roads than the same time last year, but history shows complacency kills when behind the wheel. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey is calling on...

Use Your Head When Buying A Helmet

Motorcyclists now have more information about the safety and comfort of their helmet with the release of the latest crash ratings for 30 motorcycle helmets. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said motorcyclists are more exposed than motorists if...

Work On The Northern Road Upgrade Drives Ahead

The shovels were in the ground today along The Northern Road, with the first sod turned for the fourth stage of The Northern Road upgrade between Mersey Road at Bringelly and Eaton Road at Luddenham. The upgrade is part of the Coalition and NSW governments’ $3.6...

New Gunnedah Bridge Ahead Of Schedule

Gunnedah residents will see work beginning this month on the new $62 million Gunnedah road over rail bridge, ahead of schedule. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today joined Parliamentary Secretary and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson to...

Green Light To Fixing Country Roads

More than six hundred kilometres of roads sealed, almost two hundred bridges upgraded and twenty-eight truck washes built or upgraded, all delivered through the Fixing Country Roads program. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Parliamentary...

Model Choice Can Turn Ugly

We often pick a new car based on how it looks or how much it costs, but a new safety campaign is urging all of us to think about how the vehicle we buy might fare in a crash. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today launched The Safer Vehicle...