WESTPORT TASKFORCE — OPTION 1 —
1035. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the minister representing the Minister for Transport:
I refer to Westport Taskforce's latest report.
(1) Has Main
Roads undertaken any work on the cost of infrastructure upgrades to support
option 1 identified in the Westport Beacon?
(2) If yes,
what is the estimated cost to upgrade Anketell Road, Tonkin Highway and rail
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the
High-level cost estimates were prepared for comparison purposes between port
options. As per Westport Beacon issue 8, the high-level cost estimates
for infrastructure upgrades associated with an outer harbour, including
building the new port, duplicating the south west main rail line, and expanding
Rowley or Anketell Roads, came in at just
under $4 billion. The Westport Taskforce will be undertaking more detailed
cost analysis during the next stages of the project.