Ministerial News

New Committee To Drive Coffs Harbour Bypass Delivery

The NSW Government has announced a new Committee will progress the Coffs Harbour bypass, which will feature tunnels and other significant design improvements in response to community feedback. These improvements include the lowering of the road gradient, a significant...

Road Toll Biggest Reduction In Five Years

Thirty-five fewer lives were lost on our roads in 2018, compared with 2017, marking the biggest reduction in five years. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the result is encouraging but appealed to all road users not to become complacent when...

Future Proofing Maritime Infrastructure

Recreational boaters, coastal communities and marine tourism will benefit from a new Maritime Infrastructure Plan aimed at a more coordinated approach to investing in maritime infrastructure across the state. Mrs Pavey said we recognise commercial fishing, aquaculture...

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...