Throughout Western Australia’s history, rail transport has been a symbol of connection, expansion and progress. Over time successive governments have sought to leave their mark by widening the rail network to open up new areas of the state to rail travel.
Today, the steel network in Western Australia covers a vast 7,605 kilometres. It effectively and efficiently links suburb to city, farmland to coast and mines to ports.
- The Western Australian Metro Freight Network aims to identify and protect the metropolitan freight road and rail network as well as minimise the adverse impact of freight transport noise on adjacent development.
- State Planning Policy Road and Rail Transport Noise and Freight Considerations in Land Use Planning aims to promote a system in which sustainable land use and transport are mutually compatible
- Rail Freight and its increased use in and out of Fremantle Port. Fact sheet to highlight the importance of strategic freight routes to Fremantle Ports and the wider community.
- New Australia - Rail Upgrade Projects with a special focus on producing better environmental and social outcomes.
- Freight & Logistics Council WA The objective of the Council is to be a forum for industry decision-makers to talk with Government policy-makers at a senior level about supply chain efficiency.
Publications & Reports
- Canstar Blue City Trains Survey - Transperth clearwinner a report on how respondents from different states felt about their train service.
- Management of the Rail Freight Network Lease: Twelve Years Down the Track The Western Australia's Auditor General's Report on the privatisation of WA's Rail Freight Network
- Western Australia Legislation Rail Safety Act 2010 available from the State Law Publisher
- Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail is designed to provide a uniform basis for Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation governing the transport of explosives and it is designed to apply to all road and rail transport in Australia
- Intermodal Terminal Study Report a number of reports involved in the planning for Container Handling Facilities in the Kwinana/Cockburn area.
- The Office of Rail Safety (ORS) is the business unit within the WA Department of Transport responsible for administering rail safety in Western Australia.