Road

Heather - Success TransportAustralia boasts the largest trucks in the world. They are necessary for negotiating our vast land efficiently and economically.

Trucks provide us access to the goods we demand as consumers, playing a critical part in the lifestyle we enjoy in Australia. Even when goods have been transported by rail,sea or air, trucks still play a vital part in the supply chain by transporting these goods to and from railheads and ports. In fact, almost everything we buy or sell has been on a truck.

 

General Info

 

 

 

  • Western Australian Harvest Mass Management Scheme was developed in consultation with industry and grower representatives to cater for the loading difficulty caused by the natural variation of grain density and to provide flexibility in the movement of grains from paddock to receival facilities.

 

 

  • WA Metro Freight Network Policy aims to identify and protect the metropolitan freight road and rail network as well as minimise the adverse impact of freight transport noise on adjacent development.

 

 

Publications & Reports

 

 

  • Inland Freight Corridor Development Plan Planning studies are currently underway to investigate and test the technical, economic, environmental and social merits and feasibility of the overall PortLink project.

 

  • WA Grain Freight Review an independent review of the Grain Infrastructure Group ("GIG's"), Grain Freight Network Review report. The GIG report is not in the public domain.

 

 

 

Fact Sheets

 

  • Intelligent Access Program is a national program developed in partnership with all Australian road agencies that uses satellite tracking and wireless communication technology to remotely monitor where, when and how heavy vehicles are being operated on the road network.

 

Safety

 

 

 

 

  • RAC Insurance - Safe Roads with information on The Australian Road Assesment Program (AusRAP) which is designed to help the WA State Government ensure that eventually all sections of national highway in Western Australia which score poorly are prioritised for improvements and upgrades.

 

 

 

 

Organisations & Contacts

  • Main Roads WA details the system, regulations, and safety guidelines, and gives road works information.

 

  • WA Road Transport Association The Western Australian Road Transport Association (WARTA) is a ‘not for profit’ member driven organisation and is the peak advisory body representing the Transport and Logistics Industry in Western Australia.

 

  • National Transport Commission (NTC) includes news and details of over thirty major national reforms, heavy vehicle standards and registration charges and national road transport legislation.

 

  • Freight and Logistics Council of WA The objective of the Council is to be a forum for industry decision-makers to talk with Government policy-makers at a senior level about supply chain efficiency

 

  • Livestock and Rural Transport Association of WA The Association was incorporated in 1980 with the main objective of promoting the development, safety and efficiency of rural livestock transporting, as well as promoting animal welfare. In 2005 the Association extended its membership to include rural bulk carriers.