2013 Roads and Maritime Services media releases

Roads and Maritime Services media releases.

December 2013

30 Dec - Boating safety advice for New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour 
24 Dec - Stay safe if you’re on the water to see the Sydney to Hobart
23 Dec - Stanford Merthyr to Kurri Kurri access road to offer road user benefits
23 Dec - Olympic Drive to close In Lidcombe for bridge replacement
20 Dec - Changed traffic conditions for safety work on M1 Princes Motorway
20 Dec - Safety improvement work completed on Newcastle Road at Lambton
20 Dec - Have your say extended for Riverstone rail crossing removal
20 Dec - Jigamy Farm intersection improvements to be completed in March
19 Dec - Key Roads Performance Report released
18 Dec - Changed traffic conditions on Corrimal Street for road resurfacing
17 Dec - Intelligent Transport Systems shortlist announced
13 Dec - Jetskis over represented in incident report
12 Dec - Sydney Harbour guide to summer aquatic events
10 Dec - NSW road rules amended to recognise interstate emergency services workers and vehicles
6 Dec - Boaters reminded not to drink and drive a boat
2 Dec - Waterproofing starts on Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway 

November 2013

28 Nov - Boaters warned to avoid Georges River
28 Nov - Speed zone changes to improve safety on Kareela Road at Penrose
25 Nov - Have your say on Highway safety upgrades at Mount Victoria and Hartley
25 Nov - Work starts to improve safety on Fullers Road at Chatswood
22 Nov - Boaters alerted to Hawkesbury Bridge to Bridge
21 Nov - Woolgoolga bypass to open soon
19 Nov - Rain affects Hunter Expressway 
18 Nov - Brand reflects new agency approach to the customer
15 Nov - Speed limit changes in Clarence Town 
15 Nov - Speed limit changes in Great Lakes
15 Nov - Speed limit changes in Hannam Vale
15 Nov - Speed limit changes in Taree
14 Nov - M5 East overheight truck incident
14 Nov - Changed boating conditions for rowing regatta on Clarence River
14 Nov - Boaters alerted to exclusive use barefoot ski races on Manning River
12 Nov - Changed traffic conditions in the Cowra area
12 Nov - Changed boating conditions on Murray River at Moama
11 Nov - Tabulam Bridge feedback summary published
11 Nov - Tenders called for upgrade of Richmond Road
11 Nov - Roads and Maritime staff to observe Remembrance Day where possible
8 Nov - Safety upgrade for berthing and mooring facilities at Campbells Cove
8 Nov - Lifejackets and lights the focus of new boating campaign 
1 Nov - Win a front row seat to Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks 

October 2013

29 Oct - Safety screens installation work starts on Union Bridge
29 Oct - Changed boating conditions on Clarence River at Grafton
28 Oct - Work starts on Warringah Freeway noise wall
25 Oct - Changed boating conditions for Shoalhaven River festival
24 Oct - Changed boating conditions for canoe race on Hawkesbury River
24 Oct - Work starts on pedestrian path near Rozelle Bay maritime precinct
23 Oct - Safety improvements on Pacific Highway between North Arm Cove and Purfleet
22 Oct - Gutsy Roads and Maritime inspector saves man from burning car on Hume
21 Oct - Dragon boat regatta on Clarence River
19 Oct - Roads and Maritime inspectors save man on F6 at Waterfall
18 Oct - Rozelle Bay maritime precinct services upgrade work
17 Oct - Safer night lighting the responsibility of boaters
16 Oct - Pelican Rescue – Beyond the Call of Duty
15 Oct - Fireworks on Tweed River at Tumbulgum
14 Oct - Ironman event on Hastings River at Port Macquarie
11 Oct - Operation Piccolo to target small boat safety
11 Oct - The watery world of a Port Stephens Boating Safety Officer
4 Oct - Rozelle Bay land owner's right upheld in Supreme Court
4 Oct - Windsurfer competition at Ballina
3 Oct - Operation Mona Vale progress update 
2 Oct - ICAC investigation welcomed 
1 Oct - Mona Vale Road Tragedy

September 2013

30 Sep - Speed limit changes in Albury 
30 Sep - Speed limit changes in Moama
27 Sep - International Fleet Review marks start of 2013 Boating Season
24 Sep - Work starts to install new public moorings in Sydney Harbour
23 Sep - Roads and Maritime Services wins Journey Management Information Award 
20 Sep - Bega bypass opening well ahead of schedule 
19 Sep - Herons Creek to Stills Road interchange opening
19 Sep - Zero tolerance approach to boaters ignoring lifejacket laws
18 Sep - Planning starts to improve Cary Street at Toronto
17 Sep - Dangerous conditions for south coast boaters
16 Sep - Night work for Great Western Highway during Sydney Trains work
13 Sep - Boaters advised of sand dredging at Ettalong Beach
12 Sep - Short list invited to tender for Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads upgrade 
12 Sep - Speed limit changes at Newrybar 
12 Sep - Speed limit changes at Coolgardie 
12 Sep - Speed limit changes at Hyland 
12 Sep - Speed limit changes at Lennox Head 
10 Sep - Recommendations accepted on comtaminated soil handling
10 Sep - Dragon boat races on Tweed River
10 Sep - Kayak races on Clarence River at Grafton
9 Sep - Travel monitoring by bluetooth
6 Sep - Snowy River boaters advised to take care during dam release 
5 Sep - Night work continues with ramp closures on M4 Western Motorway 
4 Sep - Cudgen Creek boaters reminded to keep clear of Triathlon Swim 
2 Sep - Speed limit change on Bylong Valley Way near Growee Gulph 

August 2013

29 Aug - Right turn into Pearl Bay Avenue to remain open to traffic 
29 Aug - Alpine Way closure 
28 Aug - View New England Highway Bolivia Hill preferred upgrade options 
27 Aug - Newell Highway safety improvements at Gillenbah 
27 Aug - Learn more about the Mount Victoria Village safety upgrade 
27 Aug - Hunter Expressway information session at Branxton 
23 Aug - Changed traffiic conditions on the Sydney Harbour Bridge
22 Aug - New courtesy moorings for boaters in Sydney Harbour
19 Aug - Gundaroo Bridge demolition progressing
19 Aug - Boaters alerted to exclusion zones for ski races on Hawkesbury River
15 Aug - Lights switched on at Warilla 
15 Aug - Great Western Highway lanes to open to traffic at Woodford 
15 Aug - Next round of alphanumeric signs to be updated between Sydney and South Coast 
15 Aug - Next round of alphanumeric signs to be updated between Sydney and Newcastle
15 Aug - Bar crossing web cameras upgraded for safer boating 
9 Aug - Next round of name changes for alphanumeric rollout
8 Aug - Boaters alerted to exclusive use power boat races on Hunter River 
7 Aug - Have your say on M4 off ramp improvements at Leonay 
7 Aug - Tenders called to deliver improved cyclist and pedestrian access at Rozelle Bay Maritime Precinct 
7 Aug - Tabulam Bridge study area announced 
7 Aug - Great Western Highway Lanes to open to traffic at Woodford 
7 Aug - Site clean up set to start
6 Aug - Holbrook bypass opens to traffic 
6 Aug - Final Banora Point Community Session
2 Aug - Tenders closing for Rozelle Bay maritime precinct services upgrade
2 Aug - Low tide and perfect conditions required for Coffs Harbour massive move

July 2013

31 July - Preferred Options Report for Richmond Bridge and Approaches published
31 July - NSW boaters warned of dangerous conditions from Seal Rocks to Victorian border
31 July - Boaters warned of continued hypothermia risk
29 July - Holbrook bypass opening delayed
26 July - Norah Head lighthouse back in full operation
25 July - Delicate operation to move 141 tonne steel part out to sea through Coffs Harbour
19 July - Boaters warned about cold snap forecast for weekend 
16 July - New 60km/h speed limit for Nursery Road at Macksville 
16 July - Motorists advised of width restrictions for Carrathool Bridge strengthening work 
4 July - Asbestos under Great Western Highway at Woodford to be removed 

June 2013

28 June - Boaters alerted to exclusive use ski races on Clarence River
28 June - New national system to cut red tape for commercial vessel operators, owners and licence holders
27 June - Navigation hazard with large number of south coast navigation markers washed off station
26 June - Helicopter review now online
24 June - Traffic lights switched on for a safer crossing at Leichhardt 
24 June - Work completed on Coledale Hospital bus bay and footpath
24 June - Boaters warned of severe weather and high tides on NSW coast
14 June - Speed limit changes on Pacific Highway near Link Road
14 June - Commercial vessel crewing and safety operation reveals more education needed
14 June - NSW boaters warned of dangerous conditions for mid north NSW coast south to Victoria
11 June - $5 million in grants available for boating infrastructure projects 
7 June - Tenderer announced for Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade 
7 June - Trends continue for summer quarter key roads performance report 
6 June - Bus stop relocation on Ryde Road near Yanko Road at West Pymble 
6 June - Maintenance contestability takes another step forward
4 June - New tide tables for safe boating preparation and planning now available 
1 June - Ferry Lane tree planting to remember local war heroes 

May 2013

31 May - Additional fees start on 1 June for Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel
28 May - Lease agreement for proposed maritime precinct at Berrys Bay
23 May - Temporary light now in place at Norah Head Lighthouse
23 May - Boaters advised to navigate with caution on Lake Mulwala
22 May - NSW Boaters warned of dangerous conditions for mid NSW Coast 
20 May - Ensure your electronic tag is working ahead of fee increases on 1 June
16 May - Rescued kayaker credits lifejacket with saving his life 
10 May - High five your school crossing supervisor 
7 May - Windsor Bridge submissions report online
7 May - New patrol boats for Sydney Harbour and Port Hacking 
6 May - Work to improve safety on the Kings Highway at Braidwood 

April 2013

30 April - Pearl Bay Avenue right turn trial update
24 April - Boaters alerted to exclusive use swimming race on Wallis Lake 
23 April - New traffic lights to be switched on to improve safety on Botany Road
23 April - Commercial vessel crewing and safety operation for the month of May
22 April - Preliminary work for the replacement of the Holman Bridge is expected to be completed this week.
18 April - Rogue trucks putting innocent lives at risk – Operation Steel 3 
18 April - Have your say on Erskineville Road intersection upgrade at Newtown
18 April - Feedback sought on Sydney Harbour boating safety and storage plans
18 April - NSW Boaters warned of dangerous conditions for entire NSW coast
16 April - $1750 Fine a reminder for skippers to slow down and keep a safe distance from swimmers
15 April - Safety partnership funding for Sail Port Stephens
12 April - NSW Boaters warned of dangerous conditions for Byron coast
12 April - Boaters alerted to exclusive use power boat races on Clarence River
12 April - Boat incident in Harrington continuing
11 April - Boat crash in Harrington - salvage under way
8 April - Heathcote community thanked for comments on revised bridge design 
8 April - Night work starts on Oxford Street at Paddington 
5 April - Night work continues on Sydney Harbour Bridge 
5 April - Windsor Bridge inspection and survey work continues
4 April - Boaters alerted to exclusive use Ski Races on Richmond River
4 April - Boaters alerted to exclusive use ocean swim in Shellharbour 

March 2013

28 March - RMS reminds boaters to put safety first this Easter long weekend
27 March - Mount Victoria and Hartley Valley safety upgrade submission reports now available
27 March - Have your say on safety improvements at Leichhardt
27 March - Boaters alerted to exclusive use water ski race on the Murray River at Mildura
26 March - YouTube video helps RMS investigators fine commertial operators $1500 
22 March - Community feedback invited on Scone railway crossing 
22 March - Night work continues on Sydney Harbour Bridge 
22 March - Support monitoring underway for Pearl Bay Avenue trial closure 
22 March - Sydney Harbour Bridge joins fellow icons in switching off for Earth Hour 
22 March - RMS issues warning to boaters in Mulwala and Bundalong
22 March - Boaters alerted to exclusive use water ski event at Budgewoi Lake
20 March - Speed limit change on Addison Road, Marrickville 
19 March - Overnight work to repair steel plate on Spit Bridge 
14 March - NSW boaters warned of dangerous conditions North of Newcastle
13 March - Old Junee to Nyngan and Combaning Road intersection upgrade under way
11 March - Traffic to improve in and around Bulahdelah for Easter 
8 March - Night boaters in spotlight with operation 'Lights On'
7 March - RMS completes investigation into the grounding of fishing trawler 'Challenge'
1 March - More education needed for some blue water boaters 

February 2013

26 Feb - Tree replacement and road maintenance on Port Hacking Road from Miranda to Sylvania
25 Feb - Boaters urged to use caution on Northern Waterways after floods
22 Feb - Kempsey bypass community day postponed
22 Feb - NSW boaters warned: severe weather and flood watch 
20 Feb - Tree management work on Kings Highway at Braidwood 
18 Feb - Speed limit changes at Clarence Town 
15 Feb - Speed limit changes from Macksviile to Bowraville 
15 Feb - Boaters alerted to exclusive use swim event on Shoal Bay, Port Stephens
14 Feb - Safety trial on Fullers Road Chatswood on hold 
14 Feb - Blue water boaters targeted in State safety campaign 
7 Feb - Safety call for all involved with Southern 80 waterski event this weekend 
6 Feb - On water towing campaign results 

January 2013

31 Jan - Funding to bolster boating facilities 
30 Jan - Permanent message sign for Windsor Road at Baulkham Hills 
30 Jan - Work restarts on Moruya River Bridge repairs 
29 Jan - Night work starts on safety trial for Fullers Road at Chatswood 
29 Jan - Maritime alert - boating safety in adverse weather conditions
28 Jan - Maritime alert - dangerous weather conditions 
25 Jan - Have your say on weekend no stopping zone at North Willoughby 
25 Jan - Have your say on Grafton Bridge preferred option C 
25 Jan - Boaters reminded: safety first for biggest day of year on Sydney Harbour 
25 Jan - Maritime alert: dangerous surf conditions predicted for whole NSW Coast 
23 Jan - Drain repair work on Miller Street at Cammeray 
22 Jan - Tree removal on Georges River Road at Croydon 
22 Jan - Freight company fined for speed limiter tampering 
18 Jan - Bells Line of Road speed limit change due to extreme hot weather 
18 Jan - Operation Tow Safe under way on NSW waterways
11 Jan - Final stage of night work on Botany Road 
10x Jan - Sydney Harbour Bridge southern toll plaza precinct upgrade submissions report online
8 Jan - Night work on Park Road at Wallacia 
4 Jan - Heat wave increases risk of fires on boats

...2012 Roads and Maritime media releases

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