While you’re here… help us stay here.

Are you enjoying open access to policy and research published by a broad range of organisations? Please donate today so that we can continue to provide this service.


Perth freight link: good idea, wrong port

Shipping Ports Trains Transport Western Australia Perth

The Perth Freight Link (PFL) has been announced as a major transport opportunity to solve the heavy goods truck problems in Perth. By taking trucks via a toll road around an extended Roe Highway, through Stock Road and Leach Highway to the Fremantle Inner Harbour it has been proposed to alleviate the current congestion and match the expected increase in truck traffic over the coming years. This paper takes a contrary view by analyses and suggests that the PFL is very poor planning; it is likely to harm the city of Fremantle and damage the operations of the port. The findings demonstrate the real need is to create good road and rail connections to a new container port in the Fremantle Outer Harbour.

Publication Details
Access Rights Type: