Western Australia has 15 nationally significant projects/initiatives on the list, compared to seven in 2016
- Morley-Ellenbrook Line features on priority list for the first time
- Greater focus on METRONET
This year’s priority list has two projects and 13 initiatives for WA transport infrastructure, compared with just one project and six initiatives in 2016, highlighting the State Government’s increased engagement with Infrastructure Australia.
New initiative listings include:
- Morley-Ellenbrook Line (Transport Connectivity between Morley and Ellenbrook)
- Fremantle Traffic Bridge
- Tonkin Highway Gap
- Karratha-Tom Price Road
- Canning Bridge crossing capacity and interchange (IA identifiedinitiative).
The Yanchep Rail Extension was assessed as one of eight high priority projects. The State Government is heavily investing, with $3.6 billion allocated for METRONET projects, with $3.2 billion for roads.