The Australian and Western Australian governments have invited three proponents to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the $1.575 billion Perth Freight Link project.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs, said this next stage continues the Australian Government’s commitment to delivering jobs and economic prosperity. “The Perth Freight Link will create a new world class freight connection between the Roe Highway and the Fremantle Port, reducing transport costs and improving efficiency in heavy vehicle movements,” Mr Briggs said. “This game changing project will help drive economic growth by providing benefits of more than $3.9 billion to Western Australia, including $2.5 billion in travel time savings and $840 million in reduced vehicle operating costs. Importantly, it is expected to create 2,400 construction jobs, providing a vital employment boost for Western Australia.”