Nearly 100km of regional roads in Western Australia will be upgraded throughout 2020-21 under the Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network (WSFN) program.
Some $20 million is being invested in the second tranche of upgrades under the WSFN program, established in 2020 to increase freight efficiency and productivity, reduce vehicle-operating cost and improve road safety along strategic freight routes within WA’s wheatbelt region.
The Federal Government is contributing $150 million to the WSFN program and the Western Australian government is contributing $37.5 million.
The program aims to upgrade 53 strategic routes throughout the wheatbelt to help lower freight input costs to agricultural production and increase Australia’s international competitiveness in agricultural markets.
The WSFN program of works is a result of a collaborative approach between Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt, the Wheatbelt Development Commission, Main Roads Western Australia, and WA Local Government Association representatives.
It is supported by all 42 wheatbelt shires, making it the biggest local government collaboration in Australia.
Click here for details of the road upgrades delivered in 2020-21.