• 07/15 – Perth Freight Link, is it worth it?

    WATM | July 2015
    By Haydn Hampel (WARTA – Freight Operations Manager).


    There has been some negative media coverage regarding the Perth Freight Link recently with it being labelling as a ‘waste of tax payers money’, would harm the city of Fremantle and damage the operations of the port. I feel this coverage is potentially being portrayed to the public in a somewhat biased view.

    Here are the facts.
    There are two sections of the link MRWA are seeking proposals on:

    Section 1 5.2km extension of Roe Highway (Stage 8) from Kwinana Freeway to just west of Coolbellup Avenue; and
    Section 2 Upgrades to Stock Road, Leach Highway, High Street and Stirling Highway, spanning 8.2km.

     

    Three consortia have been chosen from the Expressions of Interest (EOI) phase and are now participating in the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase. Proponents for Section 2 are being asked to conduct a feasibility study for an alternative route, which includes a tunnel option, during the RFP stage…


    To read more, a pdf version of the full article is available for download here.

    This article is from the July 2015 issue of the WA Transport Magazine. The WA Transport Magazine is available directly from the publisher – Angry Chicken Publishing.