2013 Ministerial media releases

December 2013

28 Dec - Rewarding safe drivers: 408,000 people receive half price licences
19 Dec - Tenders invited for Sydney Harbour Bridge toll upgrade
17 Dec - Plan ahead for holiday road trips with new roads opened
16 Dec - Major NSW road projects get green light
15 Dec - Pacific Highway on track for 2020
13 Dec - NSW roads maintenance funding at historic highs
12 Dec - More than $5 million for new & improved boating facilities across NSW
11 Dec - WestConnex will be built with or without the support of Labor Mayors
7 Dec - Win for regional NSW: inaugural Freight and Ports Strategy released
7 Dec - Out with the old in with the new
6 Dec - Cootes compliance operation sees another truck grounded 

November 2013

29 Nov - 'Get Your Hand Off It' road safety campaign expanded
28 Nov - WestConnex - Milestone achieved
27 Nov - That's not on: Shane Jacobson gets behind NSW lifejacket campaign
26 Nov - NSW truck inspectors to receive greater powers
25 Nov - Making a great harbour experience even better
15 Nov - Duncan Gay leads the way for improved heavy vehicle safety
14 Nov - Overheight trucks face the toughest penalties in Australia 

October 2013

31 Oct - Westconnex delivery authority established
30 Oct - Alcohol interlock program to be mandatory
28 Oct - First overheight trucks ordered off the road under tough new penalties 
25 Oct - Further assistance for NSW bush fire victims
25 Oct - NSW Government approves $100 million Hunter Valley rail facility
14 Oct - Fewer truck movements on roads this grain harvest
13 Oct - Westconnex M4 widening consultation begins 
10 Oct - Another 101 flashing lights for schools across NSW 
9 Oct - First Westconnex tender awarded 
9 Oct - NSW seeks review of national truck scheme

September 2013

26 Sep - Easing traffic congestion in The Shire 
20 Sep - Westconnex supporting works for Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park 
18 Sep - Biggest transport project in Australia to begin 
13 Sep - F3-M2 Proposal progressing 
4 Sep - NSW livestock loading scheme extended 

August 2013

26 Aug - Annual review backs speed cameras' road safety benefits 
22 Aug - Old Labor's old tricks: cooking the books on Pacific Highway funding
15 Aug - Federal Labor shortchanges Pacific Highway of $4.62 billion
13 Aug - How the NSW Coalition outspends Labor on country roads
12 Aug - Young drivers get into gear with Safer Drivers Courses 
8 Aug - Work complete on upgrades between F3 and Newcastle 
8 Aug - Consortia invited to tender for critical link 
5 Aug - Heavy penalties for heavy vehicles begin 
1 Aug - M2 upgrade complete with three lanes open to traffic 

July 2013

31 July - B-triple network extended to Newell Highway 
30 July - Seatbelts to be installed on dedicated regional school buses
26 July - NSW Government delivers Erskine Park Road link on time and under budget 
26 July - Major road safety upgrade completed on the New England Highway at Whittingham 
23 July - $2 million to improve safety on Ruttleys Road 
23 July - NSW Government provides $5 million to improve Warners Bay Roads 
1 July - NSW Government cuts red tape for dairy farmers 
1 July - $2 Million for Emu Plains pinch point 

June 2013

26 June - Helicopter review now online 
24 June - Discussions with industry underway for F3-M2 proposal 
19 June - NSW Delivers $1 billion in the State Budget for Pacific Highway upgrades 
18 June - More than $600 million for Western Sydney roads in 2013-2014 State Budget 
18 June - Opposition wrong again on Road Safety Funding 
18 June - 'Thank you' celebrations for the Bulahdelah community 
18 June - $5.1 billion for Roads and Maritime in 2013-2014 State Budget 
18 June - More than $380 million for NSW freight rail projects 
18 June - $206 million for Illawarra in 2013-2014 State Roads Budget 
18 June - Rural and regional roads to get $3.9 billion from 2013-2014 Budget 
14 June - Massive new investment to upgrade of Bells Line of Road 
12 June - No more excuses – get your hand off it 
11 June - Flashing lights for every school in NSW 
10 June - Minister urges motorists to drive carefully while returning from the long weekend 
5 June - Historic Hume Highway, What's Your Story! 

May 2013

30 May - F3-M2 Unsolicited proposal moves to stage 3 
29 May - Modern upgrade for the Grande Dame of Sydney Harbour 
29 May - Improving customer service for truckies 
29 May - Email and SMS alerts for vehicle registration start soon 
22 May - Reduction in smoky trucks using the M5 East tunnel 
1 May - Overheight or overlength trucks to be hit with tough new sanctions 

April 2013

24 April - Travel free across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and tunnel on Anzac Day morning 
23 April - Preferred option for Grafton bridge announced 
23 April - Stage 1 completed in Grafton to junction hill cycleway 
16 April - Ministers letter to supporters of the rainbow crossing explaining the need to remove the markings from Oxford Street
11 April - Rainbow crossing removed from Oxford Street 
5 April - Joint Media Statement - Bega Bypass - High Street bridge opens 
1 April - Increased funding for safer NSW roads 
1 April - NSW Government committed to regional road and bridge revitilisation 

March 2013

25 March - Reducing road congestion - another pinch point upgrade complete 
22 March - Getting on with the job: Next step in Pacific Highway upgrade at Wyong 
21 March - Taskforce formed to lead on-water reform 
21 March - Busting bus red tape in NSW 
15 March - Sydney Harbour Bridge lane upgrades in March 
12 March - Less is more with a new course for young drivers 
11 March - Stay alert with a new mobile traffic information service 
8 March - Quad bike safety research underway 
6 March - Oakeshott deluded on Pacific Highway 
5 March - Major work starts to install Canberra Avenue noise walls 
5 March - NSW Government getting on with the job on the Monaro Highway 
5 March - NSW Government releases Kings Highway safety review 
5 March - Traffic flow improvements to Tompsitt Drive and Lanyon Drive intersection 
4 March - Prime Minister caught out misrepresenting funding about Westconnex 
4 March - The end of an era: M5 South West Motorway goes cashless 

February 2013

27 Feb - Get a second and third eTAG free for Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel 
27 Feb - Increased enforcement in the M5 East Tunnel starts on Friday 1 March 
26 Feb - Bradbury misleading Cranebrook residents on upgrade of the Northern Road
26 Feb - NSW motorists praised for patience during severe weather
21 Feb - Travel times improve on key roads
20 Feb - NSW Labor have the chance to support finishing the Pacific Highway upgrade
18 Feb - NSW Government makes massive inroads into heavy vehicle speeding
16 Feb - Work starts on $46 million Richmond Road upgrade
12 Feb - NSW Government grant for historic road signs 
12 Feb - Concrete central barrier curve markings trial to be extended on Great Western Highway 
11 Feb - Opportunity to Walk Across Australia's Longest Bridge 
5 Feb - Guide to 10 most misunderstood road rules

January 2013

31 Jan - Roads Minister visits Gerringong upgrade
30 Jan - Making Boating on Georges River and Botany Bay Safer 
1 Jan - Rego stickers go out with 2012

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