Continuation of construction of the Perth Freight Link in the face of significant environmental breaches

6 March 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-527-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 503KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 22KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 35KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 245KB)

Criticisms of the Freight Link
Environmental approval
Legal challenges to Roe 8 on environmental grounds
Order for the production of documents
Conduct of this inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Issues raised (PDF 160KB)

Environmental and cultural significance
Environmental damage caused by Roe 8 works
Implementation of the Fauna Environment Management Plan
Implementation of the Construction Environmental Management Plan
Flaws with Management Plans for the project
Responses of the state and Commonwealth to potential breaches
Timing of commencement of construction
Committee view

Government senators – dissenting report (PDF 42KB)

Economic benefits
Benefits for road users and local communities
The environmental approvals process

Labor senators' additional comments (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions, additional information, tabled documents and answers to questions on notice (PDF 10KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 8KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526