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Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2020 - Late 2026
Estimated Project Cost:$187,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$150,000,000

Project Description

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.


The project will:

  • improve road safety
  • improve freight efficiency, connectivity and travel time
  • ensure consistent Restricted Access Vehicles (RAVs) ratings across the network, which will provide improved access for agricultural and mining regions to transport hubs


The Australian Government has committed $150 million towards the project.


Mogumber-Yarawindah Road is completed and Quairading-Cunderdin Road is expected to be completed in late 2020. The next stages of the project are in planning.

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Project details last updated: 4/01/2021