2012 Roads and Maritime Services media releases

Roads and Maritime Services media releases.

December 2012

24 Dec - Roads and Maritime Services holiday trading hours
24 Dec - Heavy vehicle permit notices updated
21 Dec - Standardised time proposal for bridge closures over Murray River
21 Dec - M5 West widening project work zone speed limits enforceable during holidays
21 Dec - Work starts on pedestrian fence on Kingsway at Cronulla
21 Dec - Pedestrian crossing upgrade at Newcastle complete
20 Dec - Old wall delays start of Canberra Avenue noise walls
19 Dec - Option C the recommended preferred option for Grafton Bridge
17 Dec - Work continues on cycleway at Blacktown
17 Dec - Traffic data to be collected during holidays in Milton
17 Dec - Black spot funding for Singleton Council
13 Dec - Night work on Schofields Road
13 Dec - Sydney Harbour summer aquatic events guide now available
13 Dec - Boaters alerted to abnormally high tides from Port Hacking to Point Danger
11 Dec - Lifejacket safety focus on Hunter waterways
11 Dec - Lifejacket safety focus on Sydney waterways
11 Dec - Lifejacket safety focus on South Coast waterways
11 Dec - Lifejacket safety focus on North Coast waterways
11 Dec - Lifejacket safety focus on Illawarra waterways
11 Dec - Lifejacket safety focus on inland waterways
11 Dec - Lifejacket safety focus on Hawkesbury waterways
7 Dec - Boaters alerted to exclusive use speed boat races in Kogarah Bay
7 Dec - Boaters alerted to exclusive use waterski races on Lake Macquarie
6 Dec - Have your say on bus bay on Old Northern Road at Baulkham Hills
5 Dec - Changes to lifejacket safety rules
5 Dec - Hunter Expressway information session at Singleton

November 2012

30 Nov - Lifejacket focus on Lake Mulwala this weekend
29 Nov - Night work on Old Windsor Road at Toongabbie
29 Nov - Boaters alerted to exclusive use water ski race on the Hawkesbury River
29 Nov - No more registration stickers
28 Nov - No stopping zone on Parramatta Road at Auburn
28 Nov - South Coast man fined $4500 for near miss boating incident
27 Nov - Proposed signs for Tintenbar to Ewingsdale released
27 Nov - Boaters alerted to exclusive use speed boat races on the Georges River
26 Nov - Arrawarra rest area approved
23 Nov - Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade progressing well
23 Nov - Boaters alerted to exclusive use triathlon swim on Cudgen Creek
22 Nov - New 40 km/h high pedestrian activity area for Booth Street at Annandale
22 Nov - Speed limit changes in Ashby
22 Nov - Boaters alerted to exclusive use ski race on Richmond River
21 Nov - New traffic lights for Pittwater Road and Anzac Avenue at Collaroy
21 Nov - Night work on the Western Distributor in Sydney CBD
21 Nov - Speed limit extension on Pittwater Road at North Narrabeen
20 Nov - Tree removal on Pacific Highway at Hexham
19 Nov - Have your say on pedestrian improvements on Oxford Street at Paddington
19 Nov - Multiple Delegate Registration Incentive for Marine13
16 Nov - Community information sessions for Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrade
16 Nov - Boaters alerted to exclusive use ski race on Burrinjuck Dam
14 Nov - Boaters alerted to exclusive use swim near Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour
9 Nov - Night work on Athol Wharf Road near Taronga Zoo
9 Nov - St Marys Motor Registry remains closed due to rain damage
9 Nov - Requests for proposals invited for management of Campbells Cove jetty
9 Nov - Maritime alert - dangerous conditions North of Seal Rocks
8 Nov - Unsafe modification to boat conviction overturned
7 Nov - Safety improvements on Pacific Highway at Sandgate
5 Nov - Have your say on Sydney Harbour Bridge Southern Toll Plaza precinct upgrade
1 Nov - Motorcyclists to benefit from easier harbour toll payments

October 2012

31 Oct - Maritime Alert – dangerous conditions south of Crowdy Head
31 Oct - Waters around Windsor Bridge partially closed to navigation
31 Oct - Bells Line of Road strategic corridor plan published
30 Oct - Picton Road heavy vehicle point to point speed camera switched on
30 Oct - Work continues on Iron Cove Bridge in November
30 Oct - Industry invited to road maintenance contestability briefing
29 Oct - Night work on Old Windsor Rd at Toongabbie
26 Oct - Exclusive use for rowing regatta on Hunter River
26 Oct - Exclusive use for rowing regatta on Clarence River
26 Oct - Tenders for work on Swansea Bridge
26 Oct - Container forum aims to improve results of Operation Steel
25 Oct - Exclusive use for ironman swim on Hastings River at Port Macquarie
25 Oct - Shared zone for Thomas Street and Railway Lane at Newtown
24 Oct - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
24 Oct - Swan Hill Bridge open to traffic but close to boats
24 Oct - Speed limit changes on Oxley Vale and Nemingha
24 Oct - Have your say on the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade working hours
24 Oct - Speed limit changes in Caroona
17 Oct - Exclusive use for personal water craft races on Lake Macquarie
16 Oct - Exclusive use for barefoot waterski races on Williams River
15 Oct - Hunter Expressway community information day
12 Oct - Speed limit change in Wagga Wagga
12 Oct - Kidman Way intersection upgrade
10 Oct - Exclusive use for waterski races on Wyangala Dam
10 Oct - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
5 Oct - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
5 Oct - Lifejackets can save lives
5 Oct - Speed limit changes in Kelso
4 Oct - Exclusive use for aquatic displays and fireworks on Richmond River

September 2012

27 Sep - Exclusive use for water ski race on Clarence River this weekend
26 Sep - Work under way on Tarban Creek Bridge in Sydney Harbour
26 Sep - Lifejacket use targeted in Operation Alpine
26 Sep - Speed limit change on the Olympic Highway at Gerogery
25 Sep - Speed limit change on the Olympic Highway at The Rock
18 Sep - Boaters targeted in operation ramp check
12 Sep - Exclusive use for ski boat races on Lake albert this weekend
12 Sep - Exclusive use for power boat races on Hawkesbury River this weekend
12 Sep - Change of speed limit on Pacific Highway, Nambucca South
11 Sep - Councils encouraged to apply for blackspot funding
7 Sep - Boaters advised of Yarrawonga boat ramp closure
6 Sep - Residents start removing padlocks from Sea Cliff Bridge
5 Sep - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions

August 2012

31 Aug - Coastal emus remain a priority in upgrade planning
31 Aug - Change of speed limit on The Bucketts Way at Krambach
31 Aug - Change of speed limit on The Bucketts Way - Gloucester to Gangat
29 Aug - Newcastle Harbour: Exclusive for sail past and tug boat demonstration
29 Aug - Reminder - Have your say on lifejacket safety partnership
27 Aug - Signposting focus group for Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade
27 Aug - Reminder: RMS to remove padlocks from Sydney Harbour Bridge
20 Aug - Community information sessions for Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade
17 Aug - Safe boating message to be part of Chand Raat Eid Festival
17 Aug - Work starting for new ferry at Lawrence
17 Aug - Change of speed limit on Pacific Highway, Wyong
17 Aug - Change of speed limit on Pacific Highway, Lisarow
17 Aug - Change of speed limit on Henry Parry Drive at Gosford
17 Aug - Change of speed limits on Pacific Highway at Doyalson, Lake Munmorah and Blacksmiths
16 Aug - Warrell Creek to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade technical review finalised
10 Aug - Wind causes mayhem for boats in Sydney Harbour and Hawkesbury
6 Aug - Speed limit change in Armidale
2 Aug - Road line marking tenders open
2 Aug - Bitumen sealing tenders open
2 Aug - Banora Point upgrade final community session
2 Aug - Road safety upgrades announced for Kiama electorate
2 Aug - Hunter Expressway information session at Wallsend
2 Aug - Community invited to learn more about improvements to Railway Road, Sydenham
2 Aug - The North Sydney motor registry remains closed until further notice

July 2012

31 Jul - Speed limit changes on Warana Drive, Inverell
27 Jul - Macleay River - Work area downstream from Frederickton
27 Jul - Rose Bay boat ramp upgrade complete
27 Jul - Roads and Maritime Services updates notice for road trains
27 Jul - Weekend closure of George Booth Drive rescheduled
27 Jul - Big fines for companies who fail to nominate
27 Jul - Hunter Expressway information session at Greenhills
26 Jul - Clarence River: Exclusive use for ski races
26 Jul - Speed limit changes around Upper Hunter and Maitland
24 Jul - Temporary closure of North Sydney registry extended
24 Jul - NSW Government helps 'A trailer' operators
20 Jul - Completion of new Thornton rail bridge on track
20 Jul - Hunter Expressway information session at Maitland
19 Jul - Hawkesbury River: Exclusive use for power boat races
19 Jul - Maritime Alert: Dangerous surf conditions Port Stephens to Tweed Heads
18 Jul - Ocean Beach: Exclusive use for Surf Life Saving event
18 Jul - Private partners acknowledged for input into road network
17 Jul - Speed limit changes in Gulmarrad
17 Jul - Learn more about traffic changes to the Arrawarra interchange
13 Jul - Changed traffic conditions on Georges River Road
12 Jul - Community information sessions for Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade
11 Jul - Work continues on Barrenjoey Road at Palm Beach
11 Jul - Kogarah Bay: Exclusive use for power boat races this weekend
10 Jul - Speed limit changes in Wentworth Point
10 Jul - Speed limit change on Barrenjoey Road
9 Jul - Pacific Highway online community tool launched
6 Jul - Spit Bridge open to marine traffic
6 Jul - Improvement work completed on New England Highway
6 Jul - North Sydney motor registry temporarily closed
5 Jul - Pipers Creek: exlusive use for power boat races this weekend
5 Jul - Speed limit changes for Edderton Road
5 Jul - Pedestrian safety improvements completed on Allandale Road at Cessnock
5 Jul - New England Highway speed limit changes between Hexham and Branxton
4 Jul - Tender called for vessel fleet maintenance and engine supply
4 Jul - Whale watching protocol reminder
3 Jul - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
2 Jul - Lend Lease extends Spit Bridge closures for extra testing
1 Jul - Temporary closure of Erina motor registry

June 2012

30 Jun - Kempsey bus touring today
29 Jun - New mass rules for road trains
28 Jun - McMahons Point Wharf closed this weekend for repairs
28 Jun - Illegal modification to boat costs Bayview man $7881
26 Jun - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
26 Jun - Tender awarded for Sydney patrol boats
26 Jun - Temporary closure of Erina motor registry
25 Jun - Work on Gwydir Highway complete
21 Jun - Speed limit change on General Holmes Drive, Kyeemagh
21 Jun - Speed limit changes on Windsor Road
20 Jun - Community information sessions for Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade
20 Jun - Speed limit change in Evans Head
20 Jun - Speed limit changes on Menangle Road at Menangle Park
15 Jun - Urgent repair work begins on McMahons Point wharf tonight
15 Jun - Prince Edward Park bridge repair works
15 Jun - Reminder - Sydney Harbour Bridge northern pylon electrical work
14 Jun - Night work on the Pacific Highway at McGraths Creek
13 Jun - Dredging in Port Hacking
13 Jun - Sydney Harbour Bridge northern pylon electrical work
12 Jun - Maintenance work begins on Brown Street overpass bridge
8 Jun - Operation Brass Monkey this June long weekend
8 Jun - Speed limit changes on Mona Vale Road
7 Jun - $91,000 upgrade of navigation markers on Brisbane Water
7 Jun - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
7 Jun - Evans River: Exclusive use for swim event
6 Jun - Maintenance work on Glenfield Road
5 Jun - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions to Coincide with High Tide
5 Jun - RMS launches online heavy vehicle maps
5 Jun - Hunter Expressway community presentation at Kurri Kurri
5 Jun - Work progressing well on intersection upgrades between F3 and Newcastle
4 Jun - Spit Bridge Closures
1 Jun - Changed navigation near Windsor Bridge on the Hawkesbury River
1 Jun - Work stops on Central Coast as union picket site

May 2012

31 May - Alpine boaters still not getting lifejacket message
31 May - RMS helps clean up Canada Bay
30 May - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
29 May - Speed limit change on O'Connell Road
28 May - Almost $1 million in maintenance completed on F3 Freeway
24 May - $15,000 fine- Highest ever for boating offences
23 May - Hawkesbury River: Exclusive Use for Bridge to Bridge
18 May - Hunter Expressway alliance fills the void
17 May - Rixs Creek rest area upgrade starts
17 May - Reforms to improve road transport productivity
16 May - Budgewoi Lake: Exclusive Use this Weekend
16 May - New public pontoon at Hunters Hill now complete
16 May - Electronic message sign to be installed on Pittwater Road, Dee Why
11 May - Hawkesbury River: Exclusive Use this Weekend
11 May - Trial helps heavy vehicles be green
10 May - Boat Hire Focus of State-Wide Campaign
10 May - Anzac Bridge plaques to be removed
10 May - Major charges target heavy vehicle operators
9 May - Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga: Exclusive Use this weekend
9 May - Medical professionals sought for further investigations at Herons Creek
8 May - Murray River: Exclusive Use this weekend
8 May - Further noise modelling for the Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade
8 May - Changes to road train mass rules improve productivity
4 May - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
4 May - Hawkesbury River: Exclusive Use this Weekend
2 May - Shoaling warning: Windang Channel, Lake Illawarra
2 May - Road trains to travel Kamilaroi Highway

April 2012

30 Apr - Tenders called to build new Aberdeen Bridge
27 Apr - Cape Hawke Harbour: Forster Tuncurry Bridge Works
27 Apr - Work continues on Sapphire to Woolgoolga asbestos removal
27 Apr - Investigations continue at Herons Creek upgrade offsite
26 Apr - Pipers Creek, Forster: Exclusive Use this Saturday
26 Apr - Additional community information session to be held at Niagara Park
25 Apr - Kings Highway at Pooh Bear Corner to reopen tomorrow
25 Apr - Investigations continue at Herons Creek upgrade
20 Apr - Rose Bay boat ramp to undergo $1 million upgrade
20 Apr - Monitoring to continue on Hunter Expressway project
19 Apr - Tests rule out contaminants at Pacific Highway upgrade
19 Apr - M5 East resurfacing on hold during cooler weather
18 Apr - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
18 Apr - Initial investigations show no radioactive material at Herons Creek
17 Apr - Boat skippers: Need to see the lights
17 Apr - Community information sessions for Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade
17 Apr - Gardeners Road pedestrian fence to improve safety
13 Apr - NSW Ports diesel retrofit program to improve air quality
10 Apr - Sydney Harbour: Exclusive Use this weekend
5 Apr - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
5 Apr - On-the-spot fines to counter anti-social behaviour at Sydney wharves
4 Apr - Murray River: Exclusive Use this weekend
3 Apr - Easter on the water: Operation Lights On

March 2012

28 Mar - Alpine lakes lifejacket message not getting through
22 Mar - Lake Albert: Exclusive Use this Weekend
21 Mar - Hawkesbury River: Exclusive Use this Weekend
20 Mar - Boaters take care: Lake Jindabyne water release
16 Mar - Boating Campaign: Commercial Vessels under Spotlight
16 Mar - Closure of the Darling River at Menindee
16 Mar - Batemans Bay sunken yacht to be recovered
16 Mar - Improvements to improve Norwest Boulevard traffic flow completed (16 March 2012)
15 Mar - Boaters cautioned: hidden dangers on flood affected waterways
15 Mar - Kogarah Bay: Exclusive Use this Saturday
9 Mar - Wollongong Harbour: Exclusive Use this Weekend
8 Mar - Boaters warned: Lake Jindabyne spill into Snowy River imminent
8 Mar - Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour: Exclusive Use this Sunday
8 Mar - Wild weather aftermath: Boaters cautioned
7 Mar - Murray River: Exclusive Use this weekend
7 Mar - Vessel Restrictions in Farm Cove for Opera
6 Mar - Safety Alert for Queen Visit to Harbour
6 Mar - Maritime Alert – Significant Wave Heights Forecast
6 Mar - Marrickville intersection upgrade to improve pedestrian access (6 March 2012)
2 Mar - Maritime Alert: Flooding
2 Mar - Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates 80 year anniversary (2 March 2012)
1 Mar - Closure of Murray River a possibility for 2013 Southern 80
1 Mar - Richmond River: Exclusive Use this weekend
1 Mar - Operation National Route One starts on Pacific Highway (1 March 2012)
1 Mar - Industry to benefit from reviewed route assessment guideline (1 March 2012)
1 Mar - Heavy vehicle inspection station moving to Wauchope (1 March 2012)
1 Mar - Sydney Harbour Bridge flag finds a new home (1 March 2012)

February 2012

29 Feb - Maritime Alert: Flooding
29 Feb - New traffic lights at upgraded Dee Why intersection (29 February 2012)
28 Feb - Lake Illawarra: Exclusive Use this Saturday
24 Feb - Murrumbidgee River: Exclusive Use this Sunday
24 Feb - Operation Blue Water: Wash Up
24 Feb - Hawkesbury River: Exclusive Use this Weekend
24 Feb - RMS warning to rogue transport operators (24 February 2012)
22 Feb - Boating Safety Message to Community Festival
22 Feb - Lake Macquarie: Exclusive Use this Saturday
22 Feb - Clarence River: Exclusive Use this Weekend
21 Feb - Hunter River: Hexham Bridge Work
17 Feb - Batemans Bay: watch on historic timber boat which sank at mooring
16 Feb - Wyangala Dam: Exclusive Use this Weekend
16 Feb - Toronto Bay, Lake Macquarie: Exclusive Use this Saturday
16 Feb - Night maintenance work on Olympic Drive at Lidcombe (16 February 2012)
15 Feb - Kogarah Bay: Exclusive Use this Saturday
15 Feb - Cudgen Creek: Exclusive Use this Sunday
15 Feb - M5 East resurfacing on track for completion in March (15 February 2012)
14 Feb - Manning River: Exclusive Use this Weekend
9 Feb - Hawkesbury River: Exclusive Use this weekend
9 Feb - Budgewoi Lake: Exclusive Use this Sunday
9 Feb - Night work on Pacific Highway at St Leonards (9 February 2012)
8 Feb - Safety first: Australia’s biggest water ski event
8 Feb - Shoal Bay: Exclusive Use Saturday
8 Feb - Miranda Motor registry temporarily closed due to sewerage leak (8 February 2012)
8 Feb - Changes to Green Valley school zone (8 February 2012)
8 Feb - Plan ahead this weekend for major work on M2 (8 February 2012)
8 Feb - Comment on Juno Parade No Stopping proposal (8 February 2012)
8 Feb - Community information sessions for Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrade (8 February 2012)
8 Feb - Lightning Ridge Motor Registry closed (8 February 2012)
7 Feb - Have your say and find out more on the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale project (7 February 2012)
6 Feb - Take care on roads damaged by wet weather (6 February 2012)
3 Feb - Newcastle Harbour: Exclusive Use Sunday
3 Feb - Blue-Green Algal Alert for Bombah Broadwater – Myall Lakes
3 Feb - Anzac Bridge maintenance work makes progress (3 February 2012)
3 Feb - Temporary closure of Motor Registeries in North Western NSW (3 February 2012)
2 Feb - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
2 Feb - Temporary closure of Moree motor registry (2 February 2012)

January 2012

31 Jan - Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
31 Jan - Hawkesbury River: Cliff diving event exclusive use
31 Jan - Major M2 weekend lane closures in February (31 January 2012)
30 Jan - Call for Aboriginal consultation for the Camden Valley Upgrade (30 January 2012)
30 Jan - New School Zone at Oran Park (30 January 2011)
27 Jan - Fire Risk: Boaters Advised to Conduct Proper Checks
25 Jan - Australia Day at Botany Bay: Jet ski Campaign
25 Jan - Postpone boating: North and north-west NSW waterways
25 Jan - Temporary closure of motor registries in Northern NSW (25 January 2012)
24 Jan - Wollongong Harbour: Exclusive Use Australia Day
24 Jan - Lake Talbot and Lake Mulwala: Exclusive Use Australia Day
24 Jan - Hunter: Exclusive Use areas for Australia Day
24 Jan - Changes to speed limit on Bruxner Highway at Alstonville (24 January 2012)
24 Jan - Far west school zones back in force from 3 February 2012 (24 January 2012)
23 Jan - Double demerits and school zones this long weekend (23 January 2012)
20 Jan - School Zones back in force (20 January 2012)
19 Jan - Lake Albert: Exclusive Use this Sunday
19 Jan - Sydney Harbour: Australia Day boating advice
18 Jan - Clarence River: Exclusive Use this Weekend for water sports competition and demonstration
18 Jan - Clarence River: Exclusive Use this Weekend for ski races
17 Jan - Campaign results: not all boaters towing the line
12 Jan - Boating safety equipment saves lives
12 Jan - Sydney Harbour Bridge closed this weekend (12 January 2012)
11 Jan - NSW Maritime Alert – Dangerous Surf Conditions
11 Jan - NSW Maritime Alert – Sydney Closed Waters
6 Jan - Operation Tow Smart: Statewide boating campaign
6 Jan - Road safety improvements proposed for Parramatta Road at Auburn (6 January 2012)
3 Jan - M5 East closures for resurfacing work (3 January 2012)
1 Jan - 2011 Preliminary NSW road toll (1 January 2012)

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