Regional Freight Plan
The Western Australian Regional Freight Transport Network Plan is a comprehensive and integrated strategic plan for all modes of freight transport across regional WA.
The Western Australian Regional Freight Transport Network Plan Report Cards break down the significant progress made throughout the State towards the four key themes and 15 strategic directions set out in the Plan. They are produced every two years.
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Why is Western Australia's freight network important?
An effective regional freight transport network is essential for the long-term development of Western Australia.
A strong freight network ensures remote, regional and metropolitan businesses and communities have reliable access to goods and services. It underpins the capability to move these goods efficiently and sustainably into, around and out of the State, thereby making a substantial contribution to the overall prosperity and liveability of Western Australia.
For these reasons, it is in the interest of all Western Australians to ensure that the State has an effective freight network and that key infrastructure can continue to meet the State's freight task to 2031 and beyond.
What is the Western Australian Regional Freight Transport Network Plan?
The Western Australian Regional Freight Transport Network Plan is a comprehensive and integrated strategic plan for all modes of freight transport across regional Western Australia.
The plan's scope is extensive. It articulates strategic planning, policy and capital project priorities to meet the freight transport demands of regional Western Australia to 2031 (mainly outside of the Perth and Peel regions) across State roads, State-owned rail lines and port authorities.
It sets the strategic direction for regional freight transport planning for the next 20 years and consolidates the decision-making for future transport investment to respond to key transport challenges in regional Western Australia.
The plan articulates the State Government's main roles in the development of the regional freight network to 2031 and highlights the focus on partnering with the private sector to deliver infrastructure, particularly in relation to port and rail network development. In this regard, Brookfield Rail Pty Ltd and the port authorities have worked with the Department of Transport to outline strategic infrastructure needs and investment priorities.
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The scope of the network plan
The Western Australian Regional Freight Transport Network Plan is a coordinated approach to the ongoing development of the strategic freight transport network for regional Western Australia.
The plan identifies the principal road, rail, port and freight centres that form the strategic framework of the regional freight transport network to which other freight corridors and freight centres, including local government roads, connect.
The plan considers planning, policy and project priorities of strategic significance to the overall network and State as a whole and references the major capital investments required to develop the regional freight network to 2031.
Regional Freight Plan: Related links
Ports Governance Review
Seven of the State's eight port authorities were consolidated into four regional port authorities in 2014. The Department of Transport currently controls 12 smaller ports and work is underway for these ports to come under the jurisdiction of the new regional port authorities.
Find out about the performance of Western Australia's ports, including key achievements and strategic directions.