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Improved Access to Esperance Port

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:August 2012 - Early 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$120,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$60,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Esperance
State:WA

Project Description

The project involves constructing a series of road and rail improvements to improve access to Esperance Port.  The project includes realignment of the road and rail routes to the port, construction of two local road bridges over the road and rail line, closure of two level crossings, asphalt resurfacing and noise mitigation treatments.

Benefits

Esperance Port is a major hub for the export of minerals (including iron ore and nickel) and agricultural production in the south east of Western Australia.  Future growth in exports being handled by the Port was expected to result in an increase in road and rail freight that required access to the Esperance Port Access Corridor.

The road and rail improvements undertaken as part of this project address the transport requirements of Esperance Port, while also increasing road safety levels and local amenity.

Funding

The Australian Government provided $60 million to the project, in partnership with the Western Australian Government.

Timetable

Construction commenced in August 2012 and was completed in early 2014.

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Project details last updated: 12/05/2015