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- Australia and Laos enter inaugural air services agreement
Aviation | 06 July 2015
The governments of Australia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic have signed the first ever bilateral air services agreement between the two countries. The Australia-Lao PDR Air Services Agreement is expected to grow tourism, business and trade.
- $8 million announced for Bruce Highway planning
Infrastructure Investment | 03 July 2015
$8 million has been announced to fund planning for priority upgrade works on the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and the Caloundra Road interchange.
With the upgrade works and widening the highway, it will help remove the bottlenecks which have been of concern to drivers on this piece of road for some time.
- Government wraps up consultation with Sydney Airport
Western Sydney airport | 02 July 2015
The Australian Government's plan for a Western Sydney airport has reached a significant milestone, with the conclusion of a nine-month consultation period with the Sydney Airport Group. The end of consultation completes the first phase of the contractual obligations under the right of first refusal process. An airport could be open within the next decade.
- Round Two of Bridges Renewal Programme open
Bridges Renewal Programme | 02 July 2015
Applications for Round Two of the $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme are now open with applications set to close on 31 August 2015. Round Two is open to Local Governments only, with up to $100 million in funding available.
- Tender awarded for early works on Cooroy to Curra Section C
Infrastructure Investment | 02 July 2015
The early works contract for the Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra Section C project has been awarded to BMD Constructions Pty Ltd. This project will increase capacity, reduce congestion and improve road safety, and forms part of the Australian Government's upgrade of the Bruce Highway.