|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|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
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.
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.
The Australian Government provided $60 million to the project, in partnership with the Western Australian Government.
Construction commenced in August 2012 and was completed in early 2014.
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Project details last updated: 12/05/2015