List of recommendations
committee recommends that the Commonwealth withdraw its support for the Freight
Link project, and re-commit the project's total federal funding of
$1.2 billion to the development and implementation of future Western
Australian freight infrastructure projects.
committee recommends that the Commonwealth work collaboratively with the state
government to identify and develop future projects that will best meet the
long-term infrastructure needs of Western Australia, and that these projects
are supported by fully developed Business Cases that are submitted to
Infrastructure Australia for assessment and published publically.
committee recommends that the Commonwealth release the full Business Case for
the Freight Link, as assessed by Infrastructure Australia, to provide
transparency on the project's proposed economic and social benefits.
committee recommends that the Commonwealth work with Infrastructure Australia
and the Western Australian government to identify rail and traffic management
strategies to expedite freight movement around the current Fremantle Port
committee recommends that the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and
Transport consider undertaking a full analysis of the costs and benefits of
investing in a second port at Kwinana, as outlined by the City of Kwinana's
Indian Ocean Gateway proposal.
committee recommends that Infrastructure Australia assess the City of Kwinana's
Indian Ocean Gateway proposal for inclusion on its Infrastructure Priority
committee recommends that the Auditor-General undertake a formal investigation
into the systemic failure of the Commonwealth's planning and assessment of road
and freight transport infrastructure, including the decision to fund the Perth
Freight Link project.
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