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News
22 Jul 2021
Regional airfares

Regional residents encouraged to have their say about flights

Starting this week, invitations will be posted to more than 40,000 regional Western Australian households inviting them to take part in a survey about airfares and air travel within WA.

Starting this week, invitations will be posted to more than 40,000 regional Western Australian households inviting them to take part in a survey about airfares and air travel within WA.

Households in 21 regional towns that have direct flights to and from Perth will receive a letter inviting residents to participate in a 10-15-minute online survey.

Read full media statement

16 Jul 2021
Truck

Regional forums discuss agricultural supply chain improvements

The Western Australian Government will host a series of local community forums in the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Mid-West and Goldfields regions during July and August to gain inputs from regional communities regarding planned and potential improvements t

The Western Australian Government will host a series of local community forums in the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Mid-West and Goldfields regions during July and August to gain inputs from regional communities regarding planned and potential improvements to the State’s agricultural supply chain. 

The forums will assist the Government-established Agricultural Supply Chain Improvements (ASCI) Project Team in preparing a business case for Infrastructure Australia (IA) for a long-term ASCI investment program supporting the movement of agricultural products from farm to destination. In February this year, agricultural supply chain improvements in WA were identified by IA as a priority worthy of investment in its 2021 Infrastructure Priority List. 

The community forums are targeted at growers, people in the road and rail freight industries as well as parties interested in the impact of freight arrangements on regional communities, road safety, community amenity or the environment. They will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn more about current Government investments to improve agricultural freight as well as have a say in how future investment should be directed. 

Forum schedule: 

Date Time Centre Venue
Thursday 22 July 12-2pm Geraldton     Batavia Coast Conference Centre
Monday 26 July 11-1pm Wagin

Eric Farrow Pavilion

Monday 26 July 5-7pm Merredin

Merredin Leisure Centre

Tuesday 27 July 12-2pm Dalwallinu

Dalwallinu Rec Centre

Tuesday 27 July 5-7pm Northam Northam Bridgeley Community Centre
Thursday 29 July 12-2pm Albany Albany Master Builders Association
Tuesday 3 August 12-2pm Esperance Noel White Centre (Esperance Leisure Centre)

Further information and pre-registration is available on the My Say Transport website.

01 Jul 2021

Second phase of ports governance reform underway

Regulations that took effect on 1 July 2021 have transferred the governance of four commercial ports in the Kimberley and Pilbara to the Port Authorities Act 1999 as part of the second phase of the Government’s ports governance reform agenda.

Regulations that took effect on 1 July 2021 have transferred the governance of four commercial ports in the Kimberley and Pilbara to the Port Authorities Act 1999 as part of the second phase of the Government’s ports governance reform agenda.

This regulatory change will transfer the oversight of the four ports from the Department of Transport to regional port authorities, with the ports of Derby, Wyndham and Yampi Sound now governed by the Kimberley Ports Authority, and the Port of Varanus Island by the Pilbara Ports Authority.

The port authorities become the approval body for pilot’s licences and will oversee marine safety and related marine safety plans for the four ports.

All Western Australian port authorities as well as the users and operators at the affected ports were consulted prior to drafting the regulatory changes.

This regulatory change is part of the second phase of the State Government’s ports governance reform that will eventually see oversight of 11 port facilities transfer from the Department of Transport to relevant port authorities.

The first phase of the reform saw the consolidation of seven regional port authorities into the current four regional port authorities – Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West and Southern – with Fremantle Port Authority unchanged.

Visit the Ports Governance Review page for more information.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

Alerts
23 Oct 2020
Demerit text scam

Scam text message - Suspended driver’s licence

The Department of Transport has been advised that some customers have received a text message stating they have a new MyGov message in relation to their driver’s licence being suspended due to demerit points. 
 
This text message is not from the Department of Transport. If you receive this text message, do not click on any links in the message or open attachments from any emails.
 
You can safely check your demerit points via the Demerit points check tool. Customers who have their licence suspended due to accrual of demerit points are notified in person.
 
To report this scam or for more information on phishing attempts please visit the Scamwatch website.

24 Aug 2020
Building for Tomorrow announcement

Transport projects Building For Tomorrow

Transport projects Building for Tomorrow

Building For Tomorrow – an information campaign and supporting website – was launched yesterday and provides information and updates on the major road, rail, cycling and marina projects in planning, underway or fast-tracked across WA.

Transport infrastructure projects, including cycling projects, are a key component in the State’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Additional funding has been secured and major transport projects have been fast-tracked to support local jobs and businesses and help build WA’s economy back up.

In the long-term these projects will better connect areas of Perth and the regions, offer more choice in how you want to travel, and keep pace with demand.

Your travel may be impacted while these projects are under construction.

Visit the Building For Tomorrow website for information and updates on these major infrastructure projects, how construction might impact your travel, and help you make informed travel choices.

31 Jul 2020
Scam watch

Phone scams

The Department of Transport is receiving multiple calls from the general public stating that they have just missed a call from the Department of Transport.

The Department of Transport is receiving multiple calls from the general public stating that they have just missed a call from the Department of Transport. 

The call was not made from the Department of Transport, it’s a Government impersonation scam and one of the main ones we are seeing is the “money owed to the ATO”, it gains momentum around tax time each year. 

If you receive a call it may potentially be a scam call, and you can report the issue via the Scamwatch website.

Further information about the Government impersonation scams can also be found via the Scamwatch website.

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