Ministerial News

New Laws Target Distracted And Drug Drivers

Drug drivers and motorists who illegally use their mobile phones will be targeted as part of the NSW Government’s road safety reforms which have passed NSW Parliament. The Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Road Safety) Bill 2018 extends powers relating to roadside...

Safety Work On The Way For Princes Highway At Bendalong

Motorists will soon be able to experience a safer journey along the Princes Highway at Bendalong with essential improvement work starting next week. Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government has invested $350,000 to install a wire...

Getting Your Pink Slip Made Even Easier

Getting a pink slip will soon be easier than ever before following the NSW Government’s announcement to trial mobile safety inspections for cars, motorcycles, boat trailers or caravans. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, alongside Member for...

New Pacific Highway Bridge Named Uncle Tom Kelly Bridge

A new bridge on the Pacific Highway over the Kalang River at Urunga has been named Uncle Tom Kelly Bridge after a respected Aboriginal Elder from the region. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the bridge has been named in honour of a...

Stay Safe On Our Waterways This Easter Weekend

Boaters are being urged to take extra care this long weekend following a fatality on the south coast and several serious incidents over the past week. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said there have been nine boating deaths this year, with...

Western Sydney’s Future Transport Corridors To Be Preserved

  The NSW Government has released draft corridors for four major future road and rail infrastructure corridors which will help establish the Western Sydney Parkland City. Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres and Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey today invited the...

NSW In Driver’s Seat For An Automated Future

The NSW Government will launch its biggest trial yet of automated vehicles today, testing cars with the latest technology on one of our state’s major motorway networks. Motorway operator Transurban and some of the world’s leading carmakers will join forces on an...

NSW Lifejacket Scheme Saving Lives in Papua New Guinea

Lives are being saved in Papua New Guinea as a result of the NSW Government’s life jacket scheme - Old4New that is seeing traded-in lifejackets sent to the country to help increase maritime safety. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the...