Decision to commit funding to the Perth Freight Link project

3 May 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-414-6

View the report as a single document - (PDF 5383KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the committee (PDF 22KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 28KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 39KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Conduct of the Inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Background to the Perth Freight Link project (PDF 510KB)

Overview of the project
Capital costs and funding
Proposed benefits of the Perth Freight Link
Implementation of the Freight Link

Chapter 3 - Concerns about the development and proposed benefits of the Perth Freight Link (PDF 134KB)

The decision to fund the Freight Link
Potential for greater capital costs than estimated
The lack of consideration of other infrastructure to support freight
Options to improve existing freight links to Fremantle port

Chapter 4 - Concerns raised by local governments and communities (PDF 304KB)

Lack of consultation
Negative effects of the Freight Link for local communities
Effects on Fremantle and surrounding areas

Chapter 5 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 49KB)

Commonwealth funding and the Business Case for the Freight Link
The need for more effective Commonwealth infrastructure planning

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 53KB)

Tabled documents

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 21KB)

7 October 2015, Fremantle, WA
23 March 2016, Kwinana, WA

Letter from Phillip Davies, Chief Executive Officer Infrastructure Australia Re: Senate Order for Production of Documents. Sent 10 August 2015 (PDF 21KB)
Letter from Main Roads Australia to Ms Tania Smirke Re: Perth Freight Link Impact on Your Property. Sent 20 April 2015 (PDF 21KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511