WA trucking boss Cam Dumesny finally got an answer from the Minister of Employment Stuart Robert about why trucking was left off the latest Priority Skilled Immigration List – and it wasn’t what he expected to hear.
Over $330 million of road projects are either underway or planned for the Kimberley region, including $180 million of upgrades to Great Northern Highway.
Back in late 2019, Emily Marshall had landed a dream job on the other side of Australia, hauling oversize loads across WA – then she came home for Christmas, Covid-19 hit shortly after, borders closed and for a long time, that dream was out of reach.
Work will soon begin on $14 million of major upgrades to heavy vehicle rest areas at 15 priority locations across regional WA.
Construction of a new interchange at the busy Leach Highway and Welshpool intersection, which is used by around 50,000 vehicles a day, is now underway.
The final stage of the $30 million South Coast Highway upgrade, between Albany and Jerramungup in WA, is almost complete.
A $1.3 billion infrastructure package for Western Australia has been announced today, which includes record funding for major new projects, as part of next week’s Federal Budget.
A pilot program that began in early 2020 is paving the way for unemployed youth to begin a career in the transport and logistics industry.
A new funding program is set to deliver rest area upgrades across regional WA, and 17 rest area locations could benefit.
After securing his HR licence, WA-based John Fletcher was ready and determined to get behind the wheel of a truck. But despite the widespread hype about the state’s driver shortage, he spent months trying to get a foot in the door.