Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Strategy
About the Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Strategy
Western Australia's agriculture and food sector represents about 10 per cent of the State's economy and continues to grow. There have been significant changes to the grain export industry in recent years, and there is a need to improve road safety and productivity.
The Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Strategy identifies and prioritises specific infrastructure upgrades, and suggests regulatory and policy measures that will help make freight transport in WA’s agricultural regions more productive, efficient and safer.
The primary grain-growing and agricultural regions of Western Australia, including the Mid West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance regions are the main focus of the Strategy. (The Perth, Peel and South West regions are being examined separately through the Westport: Port and Environs Strategy).
Public comment on the draft Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Strategy closed on 12 July 2019. Feedback provided is being reviewed and will help inform the final Strategy. The final Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Strategy will be considered by the State Government before release, which is expected late 2019.