WALGA has produced a User Guide and accompanying technical guidance to assist Local Governments to quantify the cost of additional wear and damage to affected sealed roads for a defined freight task.

It can be used as the basis for negotiation of cost recovery from industry, to ensure that the local community does not bear the costs imposed by private businesses and to adjust long term financial plans.  Users of this guide will require a basic understanding of the Western Australian road classification system and will be assisted to select appropriate parameters based on the situation and freight task.