|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2019 - Late 2026
|Estimated Project Cost:||$187,500,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$150,000,000
The Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network comprises some 4,400 kilometres of local government managed roads that connect with state and national highways to provide access for heavy vehicles into the region. These roads are essential for supporting key freight supply chains including grain and mining related freight. They also support tourism in the region.
These roads form part of a whole of network approach in improving freight productivity in the region and enabling vital agricultural commodities to access domestic markets and international markets via key WA ports.
Upgrades will be prioritised based on linkages to state and national roads and highways and the rail network. Consideration will also be given to links to six ports and two livestock centres, as well as regional and metro grain receival sites, accessed by the producers of the Wheatbelt region.
The project will undertake upgrade works within the Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network. The works include the construction of overtaking lanes, road and bridge upgrades, shoulder sealing and road train assembly parking bays.
- Improved freight productivity and access to freight gateways
- Improved efficiency and network reliability
- Improved road safety for all road users
The Australian Government has committed $150 million towards the $187.5 million project.
The project has commenced construction and is expected to be completed by late 2026.
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Project details last updated: 2/08/2022