February 2015

  • Feb5

    GatewayWA Expected to Finish Ahead of Schedule

    By WARTA Admin

      Perth’s largest road project is tipped to finish ahead of schedule, with more than 60 per cent of construction now complete. The final completion date for the Gateway Western Australia project has been revised to mid-2016 instead of early 2017 after works passed the halfway mark six months earlier than originally planned. The $1 billion project involves the construction and upgra

  • Feb5

    Reject ‘Trojan Horse’ Amendments: ARTIO to FWC

    By WARTA Admin

      The Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation (ARTIO) says the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is looking to extend its industrial reach beyond the wharf. It has protested a proposed amendment to the Stevedoring Industry Award that would see it cover haulage to and from wharf sheds and stacking areas as well as the cleaning and maintenance of containers. “These will

  • Feb5

    MSR Transport Cops $100,000 Whack for 18 Counts of Overloading

    By WARTA Admin

      The South Australia Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has welcomed a $100,000 fine imposed against a Hamley Bridge-based transport company that was found to have repeatedly overloaded a B-double during the 2011/2012 grain harvest. MSR Transport was charged with 18 counts of severe risk breaches of mass, after carrying loads of up to 62.5 tonnes without acc

  • Feb3

    Managing Fatigue 2015 Conference, Fremantle 23 – 26 March

    By WARTA Admin

    Managing Fatigue 2015 Conference Dates: Thursday 23rd – 26th March 2015 Venue: Esplanade Hotel (by Rydges), 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle About the Conference The ‘Managing Fatigue’ conference series is now an established and respected forum for research updates and discussion in the fatigue management community. First convened in 1992 by Associate Professor