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Unsealed road between Wiluna and Meekatharra

Estimates & Committees
Scott Ludlam 9 Feb 2012

Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Supplementary Budget Estimates October 2011
Infrastructure and Transport
Question no.: 52
Program: 1.1
Division/Agency: (NB-II) Nation Building - Infrastructure Investment
Topic: Unsealed road between Wiluna and Meekatharra
Proof Hansard Page/s: 34 (18/10/11)

Senator LUDLAM asked:
Senator LUDLAM: Regarding the road stretch that Senator Eggleston was referring to, I wonder whether you are aware that between Wiluna and Meekatharra a stretch of the key freight route between Kalgoorlie and the north-west coast is actually still dirt; it has not even yet been paved. To your knowledge has a proposal ever come forward from the Western Australian government for sealing that very dangerous stretch?
Ms O'Connell: I will have to take that on notice and get back to you.
Answer:
The Goldfields Highway between Wiluna and Meekatharra is not part of the National Land Transport Network and is a Western Australian Government responsibility. The Department has not received a request for funding for this highway.

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