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Artist's impression of Hyatt Place Melbourne Essendon Fields

$60 million hotel launched at Essendon Airport

AUSTRALIAN Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss last week officially launched the new $60 million Hyatt Place Hotel at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, which is expected to open in 2017.

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  • Category: Victoria
Gold Coast's G:link light rail system

Groups call for decision on Gold Coast light rail extension

ONE year on from the opening of the Gold Coast's G:Link light rail system, peak tourism and transport groups have called on the Australia and Queensland governments to extend the Gold Coast light rail network in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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  • Category: Queensland
A tactile sign for Alfred Street, Sydney

City of Sydney to install network of tactile signs

A NETWORK of tactile street signs is being rolled out across every signalised pedestrian crossing throughout the City of Sydney, as part of plans to make it safer and easier for people of all abilities to navigate the City's streets.

Brisbane, Queensland

Queensland Government launches unsolicited proposals framework

QUEENSLAND Treasurer Curtis Pitt last week announced the introduction of a streamlined assessment process, saying the time is right to encourage market led proposals to play a greater role in promoting growth and investment opportunities in the state.

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  • Category: Queensland
Train arriving at Esplanade Station, Perth

WA Government seeks wi-fi on public transport

THE West Australia Government has moved one step closer to providing free wi-fi on public transport, with the Public Transport Authority starting a formal consultation process for the provision of internet services on buses, trains and stations.

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