ALL THAT'S GOING ON AUSTRALIA'S ROADS
Emergency services in Canberra were kept busy on Wednesday after wild weather downed multiple trees and caused traffic woes on several roads from Tuesday evening. Fierce wind gusts brought trees crashing down across the city with the ACT State Emergency Service responding to more than 300 calls for help as of Wednesday afternoon.
The federal election may have been decided, but the funding battle over one of the state's busiest roads continues. The Gold Coast arterial, which connects the nation's sixth-largest city to the nation's third-largest city, is notorious for gridlock and congestion.
CHANGED traffic conditions will be in place for around one year at Dirty Creek as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Hwy upgrade. The intersection of the Pacific Highway and Range Road will be temporarily closed with a temporary intersection opened at the northern end of the local access road.
Northern Territory; Australian Territory Government Vows More Unrestricted Speed Roads If Re-elected
Australia has recently expanded its open speed-limit zone this week, and the Northern Territory government is promising voters a supplementary elongation if they get re-elected. Australia's Stuart Highway now has a continuous open section of 336 kilometers (208 miles), where drivers do not have to abide the country's speed limi t.
Melbourne motorists, it might be time to consider investing in a really good pair of walking shoes. VicRoads has released a list of Melbourne's slowest roads, revealing that peak-hour traffic moves at average speeds of less than 10 km/h on many arterial routes around the city, which is the average jogging pace.
There was a heavy police presence, compulsory registration and bag checks at last night's meeting of Sydney's newly-merged Inner West Council, after ugly protests in May saw an administrator get spat on.
Melbourne; Locals save 94-year-old gum tree at Parkville overnight, facing destruction to CityLink project
Parkville residents and Melbourne Greens councillor Rohan Leppert with the tree set to be cut down for the CityLink Tulla widening project. (April 2016) Photo: Eddie Jim Local activists have saved a 94-year-old lemon scented gum tree in Parkville overnight. They awoke to the sound of chainsaws around 2am on Tuesday.
Take the vast, network of roads across our country and the sun that beats down on them and turn them into energy-creating super highways. The idea of solar panel roads is still in the early stages of development but it's one that has been gaining traction in a number of countries around the world.
Local motorists will be among the winners if a Coalition Government is re-elected with the Federal and State governments yesterday committing $30 million for east-facing ramps onto the M5 at Belmore Rd in Riverwood. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited the Liberal seat of Banks on Monday alongside sitting MP David Coleman, who began campaigning for the ramps about a year ago.