Infrastructure Investment Plan
Investment in the region's infrastructure is required to ensure the region can cope with projected industry and population growth, and ensure continued quality of life through jobs creation and road safety.
A series of projects have been identified as catalysts to future economic development. They are:
- Construction of a second railway track from Brunswick to the Bunbury Port;
- Completion of all stages of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road and Bunbury Port Access Road;
- Realignment of the Preston River;
- Improvement of traffic management at Bunbury's Eelup Roundabout;
- Resolution of safety and bottleneck issues on the Coalfields Highway;
- Refurbishment of the Greenbushes rail line; and
- Development of Bunbury Port's container handling capacity.
This push for funding is about more than investment in roads and railways. It is about securing the future prosperity of the region and ensuring the good economic times enjoyed by today's residents continue in the years ahead.
Safer roads, reduced travel times, room for industry growth and jobs creation are some of the benefits that can be expected from improving infrastructure.
Roads to Export
Roads to Export - Infrastructure Investment Plan is a summary of the freight logistics required to support the continued growth of downstream processing industries using the Bunbury Port.
It has been developed through extensive consultation and is the result of collaborative efforts by the Commission, Bunbury Wellington Economic Alliance, Bunbury Port Authority and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA.
The report maps out the infrastructure required and its justification in cost benefit terms. A key message is the integrated nature of the package - both a road and rail solution is required.
The next step with this report is to brief decision makers within all levels of Government and industry so that the potential contribution of this infrastructure is fully understood and to look at options for financing its construction into the future.