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  • Legislation passes to secure US exports

    Aviation security | 27 November 2015

    Amendments to the Aviation Transport Security Act (2004) passed through the Australian Parliament on 26 November 2015 and will set the framework for Australia’s piece-level screening arrangements for US air cargo. The changes support Australia’s export and freight industries to meet their security requirements by establishing a Known Consignor Scheme and phase-in arrangements to secure 100 per cent of US air cargo at piece-level by 1 July 2017.

  • Burnie Port Optimisation Project now complete

    Infrastructure | 27 November 2015

    The $12 million Burnie Port Optimisation Project works will enhance Burnie Port's position as the largest Tasmanian general cargo port and improve its efficiency in handling freight.

  • Mackay City Centre Public Realm Improvements project complete

    Regional development | 27 November 2015

    The lighting of a seven-metre public artwork Cane Fire, in Mackay’s CBD, will signal the official opening of the project, which included the restoration of the heritage-listed Pioneer Shire Building and upgrade of the adjoining parkland.

  • Extra air services between Australia and the UAE

    Aviation | 20 November 2015

    Australia and the United Arab Emirates have entered into a new bilateral agreement that will pave the way for an extra 28 flights between the two countries every week. The Department successfully concluded negotiations at the ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event in Turkey this week.

  • Tender awarded for Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Project

    Aviation | 20 November 2015

    The single largest tender of the $119.6 million Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation project has been awarded to VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd to carry out track works on the Melba and Western line. The Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Project will upgrade end-of-life sections of rail, ensuring the network remains, productive and reliable

  • Tenders open for Fulham Stage 2

    Infrastructure | 18 November 2015

    Tenders are now being sought for the Fulham 2 section of the $260 million Princes Highway East – Traralgon to Duplication project in Victoria. The Fulham 2 section involves duplication works between the new roundabout currently under construction at Heyfield Road to Cowwarr Road.