transport

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In 2002 the Western Australian department of planning and infrastructure undertook a community consultation to consider two possible routes for the transport of agricultural lime. Agriculture in one part of WA has resulted in increasing acidification of the soil; lime is used to counteract this effect. Millions of tonnes of...
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Reid Highway is a major roadway in Perth, Western Australia. A proposed extension of part of the highway had been a source of community contention throughout the 1990s, with particular concerns over safety at one intersection near a school. The incoming Labor government in 2000 suggested closing this intersection but...
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The transport of freight is a major issue in Western Australia. Road transport is not only key to the state's economy but also raises social and environmental issues. In order to properly take account of all the related issues, the Labor government initiated an extensive review of the regulatory framework...
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'Road trains' are very large, long trucks used to transport freight in Australia. In Western Australia, rising community concern over road trains driving in inappropriate areas led to discussions over public safety and environmental issues in the early 2000s. The debate was polarised between communities and the trucking industry. In...
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