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Question Without Notice No. 601 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 June 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 11 June 2019

KARRATHA–TOM PRICE ROAD — SEALING

601. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the planned sealing of the Karratha–Tom Price road, with a budget allocation of $310 million.

(1) What design specification will the road be built to?

(2) Will all categories of heavy rigid vehicles be able to travel along the entire length of this road?

(3) If no to (2), which sections of the road will category 2 or 3 road trains be able to access?

(4) If category 2 and 3 road trains are unable to access this road, does the minister accept that this will limit future state development opportunities in the mining industry?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) It will be built to national Austroads standards.

(2) Yes.

(3) Not applicable.

(4) It is expected that heavy vehicle access will be provided at the completion of the Karratha–Tom Price road project.