The WA Government has implemented financial incentives to reduce truck congestion and get more freight on rail to Fremantle Port.
From 1st January, the container rail subsidy has increased from $30 to $50 per Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU).
The plan aims to reduce truck traffic on roads around Fremantle Port by encouraging more freight on rail.
The WA Government’s integrated plan for freight and trade includes a target to boost rail mode share to 20 per cent – an increase of approximately five per cent.
The subsidy will be paid for all loaded containers that move between North Quay Rail Terminal (NQRT), Forrestfield and Kwinana, as well as for containers filled with hay received by rail at NQRT for export.
The Westport Taskforce has released Westport: Preparing for the Strategy – the WA Government’s first discussion paper for delivering its Outer Harbour vision.
The discussion paper can be downloaded here.
The taskforce is inviting stakeholders to join the conversation on key factors that it believes should be investigated in the development of the Westport Strategy.
Feedback on the discussion paper will be accepted until 5.00pm on 31 January, 2018 and can be submitted online.
A consultation summary will be published towards the end of February 2018. It will summarise the comments received and outline the updated Westport methodology.
More information can be found at https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/projects/westport-port-and-environs-strategy.asp
David Wilkins, Principal & Senior Traffic Engineer.