Roads under the control of Local Governments are a critical part of the supply chain for many industries.  Road freight in WA almost doubled in the ten years to 2015 and is forecast to continue to grow significantly more quickly than population.  Road design requirements and the rate of road wear are influenced by the number and types of heavy vehicles using the road. 

While trucks are recognised as essential to economic prosperity, community concerns regarding safety, noise and other pollution need to be addressed. Local Governments are working together and with industry to deliver safe, efficient road networks to meet the needs of industry and communities.

Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network

The Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network comprises 4,400 km of Local Government roads that connect with State and National highways to provide access for heavy vehicles into the Wheatbelt Region.  A $187.5m program of works has been funded by Federal, State and Local Governments to upgrade the highest priority links to increase freight efficiency and productivity, reduce vehicle operating costs and improve road safety.

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